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Who's a Good Girl? This Devoted Dog

Boncuk waited for days outside a hospital in Turkey for her owner to be discharged

(Newser) - A devoted dog spent days waiting outside a hospital in northern Turkey where her owner was receiving treatment, per the AP . The pet, Boncuk (Bon-DJUK), which means bead, followed the ambulance that transported her owner, Cemal Senturk, to the hospital in the Black Sea city of Trabzon on Jan. 14....

Ben & Jerry's Workers Love Their Pets. An Idea Was Born

Ice cream maker debuts Doggie Desserts, frozen treats for man's best friend

(Newser) - If your puppy salivates every time he sees you eating an ice cream cone, Ben & Jerry's now has a remedy. Per CNN , the Unilever-owned company on Monday debuted Doggie Desserts , nondairy frozen treats for our four-legged friends that were inspired by the pets of Ben & Jerry's...

She Hung On 'for Dear Life' to Try to Save Stolen Puppy

Alize James clung to hood of getaway car after couple swiped dog from Texas pet store

(Newser) - Alize James loves "all types of animals," and she proved just how much on Nov. 4. That's when the worker at BullyKamp, a pet shop in Houston, says a man and woman entered the store and, after checking out different dog breeds, decided to buy a bully...

Amid Landslide's Destruction, a Piece of Joy

Healthy Dalmatian rescued from the rubble in Norway

(Newser) - Three people remain missing after the worst landslide in modern Norwegian history, which has so far killed seven, but there is a sign of hope. Late Monday, six days after the landslide took out nine buildings containing more than 30 apartments, leaving a 2,300-foot-long and 1,000-foot-wide ravine in...

'Miracle' at Walmart Involves One Smart Dog

Pooch missing for 3 weeks finds owner at work

(Newser) - An Alabama woman had been missing her dog for three weeks when the unthinkable happened: The pooch found her. June Rountree was beginning to lose hope that she'd ever see her dog, Abby, again after the 4-year-old lab-pitbull mix slipped out of her collar in the backyard of Rountree'...

Biden Plans White House Surprise

CBS Sunday Morning teases news of a feline

(Newser) - Major, Champ, and ... pussy-kitty? Looks like Joe Biden's hope for reuniting America will extend beyond Democrats and Republicans, the Guardian reports. A CBS Sunday Morning tweet teased the fact that the new first family—which includes the two aforementioned German shepherds—will be "joined by a cat."...

Florida Man Explains Why He Wrestled Alligator for Puppy

Richard Wilbanks views 3-month-old Gunner as his own child

(Newser) - It's hard to describe the bond between human and dog, even for a guy willing to wrestle an alligator to save the puppy he'd only known for a few weeks. In viral footage, Florida's Richard Wilbanks is seen standing waist-deep in a pond before pulling up a...

'Genius' Dog Contestants Are All From the Same Breed

Border collies compete for 'smartest dog' title

(Newser) - Some of the finest canine minds of their generation are competing in the "Genius Dog Challenge"—and they're all from the same breed. Researchers in Hungary say that after searching the world for smart dogs and spreading the word on social media, they have recruited six border...

Pregnant Woman Killed by 'Her Lover's Dog'

Elisa Pilarski was killed while walking the dog in France

(Newser) - Looks like investigators have solved the grisly killing of a pregnant woman in France, the Guardian reports. A source close to the investigation says Elisa Pilarski, 29, was killed in Retz forest near Paris in 2019 by her partner's dog Curtis, which she was walking at the time. When...

Thousands Mourn Charlie, a Very Good Boy

Obituary for stair-hating, banana-loving dog goes viral

(Newser) - Sallie Hammett wrote an obituary for her dog, thinking it would help her sort through some tough feelings. Having now gone viral, the write-up—designed to look like it would appear in a newspaper —has thousands mourning along with her. "Born July 15th, 2013, in Easley, South Carolina,...

Mountain Bikers Spot a Dog Where No Dog Should Be

Rescuers save pooch from sinkhole with the help of beef jerky

(Newser) - A group of mountain bikers on a North Carolina trail spotted a dog trapped 30 feet down in a sinkhole—and it took a salty snack and some straps to lift him to safety, per the AP . The group was riding the Sinkhole Trail in Pisgah National Forest on Sunday...

Dog's Ill-Advised Chewing Proves Pricey

Cable chomp costs Mississippi county $7K

(Newser) - A curious dog got hold of a fiber optic cable that ran between county buildings in Mississippi, chewing it to pieces and costing county officials thousands of dollars, per the AP . The cable connected a courthouse and a nearby Justice Court building in Amite County, Tim Wroten, the county’s...

New German Law Makes It Mandatory to Walk Your Dog

It also bans leaving dogs alone all day

(Newser) - Germany is bringing in a new law that aims to make unwalked dogs and lonely puppies a thing of the past. Under the "Hundeverordnung"—Dogs Act—owners will be required to walk or otherwise exercise their dogs at least twice a day, for a total time of one...

Dog Gets an Unexpected Road Trip to Florida

Belle jumped out of car in South Carolina, was picked up by Floridians

(Newser) - A pet dog that jumped out of a car window on a South Carolina highway has been found two weeks later, nearly 600 miles away in Miami, per the AP . The dog named Belle escaped from the moving car near Charleston on July 15, according to Tim Whitfield, whose 90-year-old...

Dog Turns Up on His Old Front Porch, 50 Miles Away

'It's the most bizarre story,' says Cleo's owner

(Newser) - A dog named Cleo who disappeared from her home in Kansas earlier this month turned up a few days later at her old home in Missouri, about 50 miles away, the AP reports. Colton Michael told television station KMBC that the 4-year-old Labrador retriever-border collie mix showed up on the...

Dogs May Have Surprising Benefits for Young Kids

Preschoolers tend to develop better social skills if they have a pooch, say researchers

(Newser) - Parents of preschoolers might want to think about adding a dog to the family. A new study out of Australia suggests that young kids develop better social and emotional skills if they have a dog, reports Yahoo News . The study, which drew on data from a comprehensive survey of Australian...

She Helped Dog Find a Home. Dog Just Returned the Favor

Adopted dog alerts everyone to a house fire

(Newser) - A dog in Tennessee became a hero on the Fourth of July by alerting her owner to a house fire next door, per the AP . Roux, a 3-year-old Belgian Malinois, woke her owner Jeff LeCates with “frantic and unusual barks" on Saturday night, a Franklin Fire Department press release...

Scientists Make Surprise Find on Ancient Sled Dogs

They were helping humans far longer than thought, at least 10K years

(Newser) - Ancient dogs specially adapted to the cold have been helping humans survive in the Arctic for a surprisingly long time—more than 10,000 years—a new study suggests. "Until now, we have thought that sledge dogs were only [2,000 to] 3,000 years old," says Mikkel...

First Confirmed Dog Virus Case Isn't NC Pug

German shepherd in NY does have the virus

(Newser) - More than 1.8 million American humans have been infected with the coronavirus, according to the Johns Hopkins University tracker . The number of confirmed infections in American dogs, meanwhile, stands at one—but it's not the pug that initially tested positive in April . The US Department of Agriculture said...

9-Year-Old Killed While Checking Mail

2 questioned after suspected dog mauling in Arkansas

(Newser) - A 9-year-old boy went to check the mail at his home in Mount Vernon, Ark., on Thursday but failed to return, shortly before authorities made a horrifying discovery. The body of the boy, apparently mauled by dogs, was found not far from the home in a field, according to the...

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