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Prince Harry Celebrates World Mental Health Day With Service Dog Cooper

Prince Harry recently celebrated World Mental Health Day by meeting with an adorable service dog named Cooper. According to People, Cooper, 2, helps his owner, former Marine Phil Eaglesham, with practical tasks such as opening doors and loading the washing machine. Upon seeing Prince Harry, the Labrador-Retriever mix immediately recognized him. A photo of Prince […]

Oregon Woman Awakes To Find Bear In Living Room

A woman in Oregon woke up to find a surprise late-night visitor in her living room. The 78-year-old woman, who possibly did not latch her front door before going to sleep, found a 160-pound (72-kilogram) bear that had wandered into her house in an incident that occurred last week. The Baker City Herald reported that […]

Italian granted sick pay to care for ill dog

An Italian woman has won her battle to be granted sick pay for days she took off to look after her poorly dog, in a first for the pet-loving country. The woman, a Rome academic, won her case with the help of lawyers from the Italian Anti-Vivisection League (LAV), one of the biggest animal rights […]

Pooch-loving Putin Presented With Puppy

He may strike fear in the hearts of dissidents and foreign leaders, but Russian President Vladimir Putin lost his heart Wednesday to a fluffy white puppy with black and brown markings. Putin received a belated birthday gift from Turkmenistan President Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov — an alabai, a top Turkmen-bred variety of the Central Asian shepherd dog. […]

Police shoot dog after owner sicced pit bull on officers, cops say

NEWARK — Police shot a pit bull after the animal’s owner called for it to attack officers as he was being arrested for gun charges, authorities said. Sean Bailey, 18, faces weapons-related offenses stemming from the incident Friday, according to Public Safety Director Anthony Ambrose. Officers were checking a report of a person with a […]

How in the hell does a puppy get stuck in an engine????

Puppy dogs are cute, furry and love to snuggle up in warm places. For a puppy in Dobson, North Carolina that place was under the hood of a car. According to myfox8.com, Robin Hass, went into a Walgreens for make up and came out to the sound of a puppy. “There’s no mistaking that little […]

Many People Would Save Their Dog Over a Stranger. How Do You Fix That?

A while ago a human-interest story from South Africa was reported internationally. As described in the Wall Street Journal: On Aug. 4, Graham and Sheryl Anley, while yachting off the coast of South Africa, hit a reef, capsizing their boat. As the boat threatened to sink and they scrambled to get off, Sheryl’s safety line […]

Golden Retriever Shot Multiple Times By Massachusetts Man Who Feared Being Bitten

A Massachusetts couple is mourning the death of their dog, a golden retriever named Walle, after it was shot and killed by a neighbor. Krissy Dashner and Pate Bates let their two dogs out on their nine-acre property in Lakeville, Massachusetts, Sunday night, but only one returned. The dogs ran off into the woods and […]

Golden Retriever Shot Multiple Times By Massachusetts Man Who Feared Being Bitten

A Massachusetts couple is mourning the death of their dog, a golden retriever named Walle, after it was shot and killed by a neighbor. Krissy Dashner and Pate Bates let their two dogs out on their nine-acre property in Lakeville, Massachusetts, Sunday night, but only one returned. The dogs ran off into the woods and […]

Neighbor meaning to shoot pit bull kills Detroit woman instead

Ann Zaniewski, Detroit Free Press A person who meant to shoot a pit bull that was attacking a woman in a Detroit neighborhood accidentally shot the woman, killing her, police said. The 53-year-old woman was being attacked on the 9000 block of Goodwin Street, near I-75 and Holbrook, when a neighbor fired at the dog […]

Is it ‘crazy’ to spend money on dog that is dying?

Detroit Free Press Adapted from a recent online discussion. Dear Carolyn: My girlfriend is crazy (maybe literally?) about her dog. “Amy” and I are both 32 and have talked seriously about marriage. I love Amy and she’s the best thing that’s ever happened to me. Since the beginning I’ve known her dog is a big […]

What have cats ever done for us?

What have cats ever done for us? andrewpotter4/shutterstock.com Catherine Douglas, Newcastle University The bird experts and authors of the book Cat Wars recently called for all free-roaming cats to be euthanised or kept on a lead. They argue that cats’ tendency to kill birds and small mammals has lead to a catastrophic decline in the […]

Home Alone: Canine Edition! The Good, Bad and Chewed-Up Couch

Home Alone: Canine Edition! The Good, Bad and Chewed-Up Couch (466) (NewsUSA) – Pet owners love being greeted at the door by their furry companions — but coming home to see the sofa in chunks on the floor amid the smiling jowls of our pet isn’t the welcome we hope for. “We all love spending […]

Iraqi animal lovers go online to help save Baghdad’s strays

The welfare of stray cats and dogs roaming Iraq’s capital Baghdad is far from a priority for most residents after years of bloodshed and insecurity. Homeless animals typically face cruelty or even extermination on the streets of the city, but now some pet lovers are looking to use social media to change attitudes and find […]

Security guard bitten by police dog

The Daily ObserverA security officer is now at home recovering from an injury he sustained to his right hand in an attack by one of the police K-9 dogs on Saturday. Merrick Edwards, 46, told OBSERVER media that while he was on duty at the V. C. Bird International Airport, the dog launched an unprovoked […]

Maintaining Pets’ Healthy Gums Too Great to be Ignored

Maintaining Pets’ Healthy Gums Too Great to be Ignored (343) (NewsUSA) – Smelly doggie breath can be annoying. And dog owners will go to great lengths to eliminate or cover it up. But be aware — pet oral care goes beyond preventing bad doggie breath. Poor gum health allows nasty bacteria to make a beeline […]

For whom the bell tolls: cats kill more than a million Australian birds every day

For whom the bell tolls: cats kill more than a million Australian birds every day On the prowl in the outback. Hugh McGregor/Arid Recovery, Author provided John Woinarski, Charles Darwin University; Brett Murphy, Charles Darwin University; Leigh-Ann Woolley, Charles Darwin University; Sarah Legge, Australian National University; Stephen Garnett, Charles Darwin University, and Tim Doherty, Deakin […]

Reptar, Ohio’s Police Dog Trained To Sniff Out Child Porn

To fight child pornography and to sniff out child porn, Ohio’s police department has employed a special agent to the squad — a Labrador retriever named Reptar, CBS News reported. The 22-month-old Reptar is trained in sniffing out hidden electronic devices, chips, and memory cards. The Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI) says Reptar has […]

Kaley Cuoco Promotes Dog Adoption With The Cutest Puppy

Kaley Cuoco recently shared her story about dog adoption at the event organized by Much Love Animal Rescue. On her Instagram account, the actress shared a photo of herself talking on stage while an adorable snap of her and her adopted dog, Ruby, was flashed on the projector. In her caption, Cuoco revealed that she […]

Choosing the Right Labrador Retriever Breeder

Anas Jafri If a puppy is looking hale and hearty, does it really matter who the breeder is? Yes, it does. Unbelievably, even the most adorable looking puppies can grow into ferocious or ill-in-health or just taken in by premature death simply because the breeder either lacked knowledge, or is only doing it for money. […]