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Royal dog statues take pride of place on Thai king’s pyre

At a studio near Bangkok, a pair of immaculate metre-high statues of the dogs of Thailand’s late King Bhumibol Adulyadej are getting a last lick of paint before adorning his funeral pyre. Bhumibol, a monarch whose reign spanned 70 years, died last October, plunging the country into mourning. His cremation will take place on October […]

Adult dog loves people, but not cats

ROXBURY — Jethro is a male hound mix between 7 and 8 years old in the care of Cold Nose Warm Heart Rescue. He had a home for most of his life but was relinquished when his family adopted a cat that he didn’t get along with. Volunteers say he loves human attention, napping and […]

Dogs vacation for free in Israel, owners welcome

Vibe Israel, which organizes tours for bloggers and social media folk, offers Doggy Vacay contest By Jessica Steinberg Dogs and their owners can enter a Vibe Israel contest to win an all-expenses paid vacation (Courtesy Vibe Israel) Want to visit Israel but can’t leave your dog at home? There’s a trip for you. Vibe Israel, […]

Uber of dog walking? App connecting owners and walkers expands to N.J.

HOBOKEN — Emily Hammond had just moved back to New York after college in Wyoming and the animal lover was hoping to find a job in human rights. But in the meantime, to help pay the rent on her East Village apartment, she took what turned out to be an ideal temp job: walking dogs […]

A dog’s life is worth more than Texas law will allow

By Steve Fischer, The Texas Tribune Dogs, pets! Democrats like ‘em. Republicans like ‘em. Independents like ‘em. Because of a Texas Supreme Court Decision, dogs and all pets, need help, and hopefully our legislators will work together to protect our best friends. In 2013 the Texas Supreme Court decided Strickland vs. Medlen . Ms. Strickland’s […]