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Headed to Boston: Comfort Dogs

Team was on hand after last year's attacks

(Newser) - A team of golden retrievers helped Newtown recover from the Sandy Hook tragedy; the next year, they went to Boston after the marathon bombing. With another race approaching, the comfort dogs are visiting Boston once again, Yahoo News reports. "They're a calming presence and allow victims to open... More »

Beijing Cops Hunting Down Golden Retrievers

Ban on 'large and vicious' dogs includes Labs, Dalmatians, and collies

(Newser) - Beijing police have recently started enforcing a prohibition on "large and vicious dogs." It's a ban that includes breeds such as golden retrievers, Labradors, and Dalmatians, and affects any dog taller than 13.7 inches—apparently the size at which authorities feel pooches are no longer appropriate... More »

Golden Retrievers Sent to Ease Pain in Newtown

Lutheran charity sends 10 comfort dogs to Connecticut

(Newser) - With the first funerals underway in Newtown, Conn., a special source of comfort has come to visit: golden retrievers. A team of about 10 comfort dogs traveled 800 miles from the Lutheran Church Charities in Illinois to help console anyone who is grieving, the AP reports. Handlers are encouraging people... More »

Blind Dog Gets Guide Dog

Canine friend walks golden retriever on leash

(Newser) - Tanner was a golden retriever who suffered from blindness and seizures; Blair was a homeless pup who had been shot. Now, the two are best buddies—and they're helping each other cope, the New York Daily News reports. The two were playing together at an Oklahoma animal hospital when... More »

Cop Kills Dog ... for Barking at Him

Boomer wouldn't have attacked, says distraught son

(Newser) - A Georgia family’s golden retriever barked at the wrong cop, and paid for it with his life, ABC News reports. “Boomer” barked and approached the officer, who was walking through the King family’s yard while investigating a disturbance, and ignored the officer’s commands to stop. What... More »

Dog Saves Boy From Cougar

Austin Forman and golden retriever OK after attack

(Newser) - An 11-year-old British Columbia boy and his dog are both fine after a Saturday night run-in with a cougar—during which the dog, Angel, lived up to its name. A cougar charged at Austin Forman as he collected firewood—but Austin’s 18-month-old golden retriever got in between them, leaving... More »

Puppy Madness Strikes Times Newsroom

(Newser) - Somewhat unexpectedly, the New York Times has a new feature called "The Puppy Diaries," which today's debut installment describes as being "about the challenges and satisfactions of raising a puppy through its first year of life." Even less expected: The author is managing editor... More »

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