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Woman With Dementia Saved by 4-Legged Hero

Sherry Noppe's dog, who never left her side after she got lost in woods, barked till they were found

(Newser) - Texas' Sherry Noppe, recently diagnosed with dementia, disappeared after taking her dog for a walk on May 3 in the Houston suburb of Katy. Thankfully, the 63-year-old was reunited with family just in time for Mother's Day after said black Labrador "saved her life," daughter Courtney Noppe...

Meet Patron, Ukraine's Latest War Hero

President Zelensky awards Jack Russell terrier a medal for his mine-sniffing work

(Newser) - A very special awards ceremony was held over the weekend in Kyiv to honor the nation's newest hero amid the Russian invasion: a 2 1/2-year-old dog named Patron, reports the BBC . A medal was bestowed upon the Jack Russell terrier at a Sunday news conference by none other than...

Yorkie Stolen 11 Years Ago Reunited With Owner

Rex, found wandering streets of Stoughton, Mass., is now back home with his long-lost family

(Newser) - It was a joyful, if unlikely, meeting Wednesday in Stoughton, Mass., as a woman from the Boston suburb of Quincy was reunited with the Yorkshire terrier that had been stolen outside of her home 11 years ago. Boston 25 notes that Rex, who used to live with his owner, Marzena...

World's Oldest Living Dog Has a Familiar Name

Chihuahua TobyKeith was verified as 21 years, 66 days old on March 16, a Guinness record

(Newser) - This TobyKeith drinks out of a bowl, not a red Solo cup, but he's now drawing as much attention as the country music star he was apparently named after. The Florida chihuahua has just made his way into Guinness World Records as the oldest living dog, confirmed on March...

Suit: First She Threw His Phone, Keys Off Balcony. Next, His Dog

Florida man sues ex-girlfriend, accusing her of fatally hurling his pug Bucky 7 floors down

(Newser) - A Florida man is suing a woman he had been seeing after he alleges she hurled his pug off a seventh-floor balcony, killing it. In a Monday news conference , Eric Adeson explained that he and Shelley Nicole Vaughn, 46, lived in the same Clearwater apartment building, had dated off and...

Smelling Your Dog's Poop Could Net You Big Bucks

Plant-based dog food firm Omni is offering more than $6K for someone to do just that for 2 months

(Newser) - One lucky dog owner will soon have the chance to earn an easy $6,700, though "lucky" and "easy" may not be entirely accurate. UPI reports on a unique job plopportunity, courtesy of plant-based dog food manufacturer Omni, in which the selected human will be paid that chunk...

Her Dog Was Declared Dead 7 Years Ago. Then, a Call

Zoey was found wandering around a rural property in Calif., after being reported missing in 2010

(Newser) - It started earlier this month with a call about a stray dog, and ended with a "special weekend" 12 years in the making, per KCRA . NBC News reports that on Feb. 10, the San Joaquin County Sheriff's Office received a call that a dog had been dropped off...

Biden Recalls Time He Put a Dead Dog on Republican's Doorstep

He shares anecdote from his days as a county councilman in Delaware

(Newser) - President Biden's critics are having a field day with a weird anecdote he shared at the National Association of Counties 2022 Legislative Conference earlier this week. The president, looking back to his days as a county councilman in Delaware in the early 1970s, told the Washington conference Tuesday that...

A Month After Crash, Missing Rescue Dog Found

Colorado community rallies after Mia vanished following her owner's Dec. 26 car accident

(Newser) - A rescue dog who went missing after her owner's car accident the day after Christmas is now back home, thanks to a caring Colorado community and the persistence of one particular local. Colorado Public Radio reports on the plight of Mia, a "shy and quiet" pup from Grand...

Woman Says She Searched a Week Before Service Told Her Dog Died

Liz Giorgi is warning others away from pet-sitting company Wag after what happened to Fran

(Newser) - "We're committed to the safety and happiness of all dogs in our care, and peace of mind for pet parents." That's the promise of pet-sitting and -walking service Wag, as seen on its website , but one pet owner says her dog is now dead after being...

Dramatic Mountain Rescue Saves a Frigid Dog

Russ was in the Sierra Nevada for 4 months before a backcountry skier spotted him

(Newser) - It's tough to beat a story about a missing dog being reunited with its owner. The details of this particular reunion, however, are extraordinary. The tale of Russ began in August when the pit bull-terrier mix got separated from his owner, a traveling nurse, in the South Lake Tahoe...

They Tried to Corral a Loose Dog. He Led Them to This
They Tried to
Corral a Loose Dog.
He Led Them to This
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They Tried to Corral a Loose Dog. He Led Them to This

Tinsley credited with helping bring police to a crash site

(Newser) - Bring on the Lassie comparisons: A Vermont man credits his dog for coming to his rescue, and officials are praising the dog as well. Tinsley, a 1-year-old Shiloh Shepherd, was seen running loose on I-89's Veterans Memorial Bridge at the Vermont-New Hampshire line on Monday, say New Hampshire State...

14 Years After Michael Vick Scandal, a Sad Goodbye

Frodo, last survivor of Vick's dogfighting ring, has died

(Newser) - An animal welfare group is out with a coda to a 14-year-old scandal: The last surviving dog from Michael Vick's dogfighting ring has died, reports People . The group BAD RAP posted a photo of Frodo, estimated to be 15 years old, and said he had spent the last 14...

Pup Born With Upside-Down Paws Has Life-Changing Surgery

Siggi the spotted rat terrier has finally learned to walk, and chase balls

(Newser) - A 7-month-old puppy with upside-down paws has gotten a new leash on life, thanks to a dedicated team of veterinary professionals at Oklahoma State University. CNN reports that Siggi, a spotted rat terrier, was "born an average puppy: sweet, cheerful, and extremely playful." But she'd also been...

Andrew Cuomo Fends Off One Last Controversy

Outgoing governor under fire over report he left his dog behind at mansion

(Newser) - Monday is Andrew Cuomo's final day as the governor of New York state, but he's not escaping without one last batch of negative headlines. The Albany Times Union reports that Cuomo left his dog behind at the governor's mansion after moving in with his sister in Westchester...

There Aren't Enough Dogs to Go Around in America

US dog shortage likely due to worsen because of import bans, breeding regulation crackdowns

(Newser) - Longing to give a pooch a forever home? You probably won't have to wait forever to do so, but you may have to wait awhile—dogs are in short supply right now, and it looks like it might get worse before it gets better. Axios calls it "the...

He Could've Called the Cops After She Stole His Dog. Instead, Rehab

Canadian man arranged for drug addict to be placed in rehab after she swiped Chinese shar-pei

(Newser) - Last month, Brayden Morton put up a frantic message on Facebook. "Please share and help me," he pleaded in a June 18 post . "A blue older model Ford truck just pulled up behind my house and took Darla." Darla is Morton's 3-year-old Chinese shar-pei, and...

Florida Dog That Vanished 7 Years Ago Found in Michigan

Sgt. Pepper has been reunited with his ecstatic owner

(Newser) - A dog who vanished from his Florida home seven years ago turned up this week more than 1,000 miles away. People reports on the story of Sgt. Pepper, a Yorkshire terrier who was only 6 years old when he went missing in 2014, per a Thursday statement from Eaton...

Scooby Ran Away to Canada. His Escape Saved 14 Dogs

Officials returning wandering beagle find more than a dozen others living in unsanitary NY home

(Newser) - A runaway beagle inadvertently led authorities to rescue 14 others in an international incident that started in Western New York. WGRZ reports on the adventures of Scooby Doo, who escaped from his home in Niagara Falls, NY, at some point—that outlet says it was last weekend, though a Sunday...

'Dead' Fraud Suspect Exposed by Her Poodle
Her Parents Said She
Was Dead. Detectives
Followed Her Poodle
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Her Parents Said She Was Dead. Detectives Followed Her Poodle

Fraud suspect was found alive on Spanish island

(Newser) - A German woman embezzled $1.2 million from her employer, hid out on the Spanish island of Mallorca, and told her parents to say she was dead, authorities say. And she might have gotten away for it, if it wasn't for her giant poodle. The 47-year-old woman was tracked...

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