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Dog Walkers Probably Make More Than You Think

In New York City, established ones pull in 6 figures

(Newser) - The most lucrative side hustle in the nation is dog walking, according to the online tutoring service Preply . It pegs the average hourly wage for the task at $43, ahead of freelance design ($32) and freelance writing ($29). If that rate sounds high, a story in the New York Times ...

PetSmart Is Looking for Chief Toy Testers

PetSmart says newly created role for one dog, one cat pays $10K a year each

(Newser) - Bored housecats or TSA dogs considering a career change might be intrigued by an opportunity that has opened up at PetSmart. The company says it is hiring one dog and one cat to be Chief Toy Testers, a new position that includes compensation of $10,000 each for a one-year...

Cops: Homeowners Moved, Left 76 Dogs Behind

Dozens of neglected animals found in filthy Tennessee home

(Newser) - Police in a small Tennessee town received a tip this week from a "concerned citizen," and what they found inside a local home stunned them: dozens of dogs, crammed into a trash-filled residence that had been abandoned by its owners. Responders from the Animal Rescue Corps, called by...

One of Internet's Most Famous Dogs Is Seriously Ill

Kabosu, 17-year-old shiba inu who spurred 'doge' meme, has leukemia, liver disease, says owner

(Newser) - You may not know her name, but if you've spent any time on the internet over the past decade, you almost certainly know her face. Kabosu, the shiba inu from Japan who became the face of dogecoin and graced countless "doge" memes , turned 17 in October, which is...

Puppy Ditched by Owner at Airport Gets His Happy Ending

United Airlines employees took care of puppy left in San Francisco until pilot could adopt him

(Newser) - United Airlines has used "Fly the Friendly Skies" and "Good Leads the Way" as recent slogans, and both apply in a case out of California that has found a puppy his forever home. CNN reports on the plight of Polaris, a dog of unknown breed who was abandoned...

21 Injured After Dogs Attack School Playground

18 students, 3 teachers hurt in Willard, Missouri; most injuries, were minor and not from the animals

(Newser) - A pair of dogs set off bedlam when they entered a school playground in Willard, Missouri, and went after students, reports the Springfield News-Leader . Three students and three teachers ended up at the hospital for bites, scratches, or other injuries, and another 15 students had lesser injuries and were treated...

Police: 4-Day-Old Infant Killed by Family Dog

An investigation in Cave Springs, Arkansas, is ongoing after newborn is fatally mauled

(Newser) - Arkansas police say a newborn girl was killed earlier this month after her family's dog fatally mauled her. Lt. Keith Lawson of the Cave Springs Police Department tells KNWA the attack took place at the unidentified family's home shortly after noon on Dec. 14. Gray News and 40/29...

Amazon Driver Accused of Dog-Napping

Dena Vindiola says it was an honest misunderstanding, but trial is set in California

(Newser) - An Amazon delivery driver in California is in legal trouble for an unusual reason—she's accused of stealing a customer's dog. Dena Vindiola says it was all an honest misunderstanding, reports NBC San Diego , but a judge in Encinitas has a scheduled a trial next month. The saga...

Dogs Gifted by Kim Jong Un Are Now in Zoo

There was a dispute in South Korea over who should pay for the care of the Pangjun dogs

(Newser) - A pair of dogs gifted by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un four years ago ended up at a zoo in South Korea after a dispute over who should finance the caring of the animals. Kim had given the two white Pungsan hunting dogs—a breed indigenous to North Korea—...

RIP, Noodle, Beloved Pug of TikTok
RIP, Noodle, Beloved
Pug of TikTok

RIP, Noodle, Beloved Pug of TikTok

If he had a lazy day, the rest of us were encouraged to follow suit

(Newser) - Noodle, a senior pug famous on social media for predicting whether it would be a "bones day" or a "no bones day," has died. Owner Jonathan Graziano posted on Instagram on Saturday that his 14-year-old dog died Friday, calling it a “day I always knew was...

Ex-SK Leader Giving Up Kim Jong Un's Gifts

Moon Jae-in is embroiled in odd row over Pungsan dogs—not with Kim, but with SK government

(Newser) - In May, Moon Jae-in left office in South Korea, taking his two dogs, Gomi and Songgang, with him. Now, he's giving up the pair of Pungsan pups, a gift from Kim Jong Un, in an odd row not with Kim, but with the current Seoul government. The BBC notes...

World's Oldest Dog Dies After Life Full of Love, Country Music

Toy fox terrier Pebbles was 22

(Newser) - Pebbles, a toy fox terrier certified as the oldest living dog in May this year, has died at the age of 22—the equivalent of more than 120 years of age for a human, according to the American Veterinary Medical Association 's calculations. According to an Instagram post from...

Cops: Infant, Toddler Fatally Mauled by Family's Dogs

Mom is in critical condition after attack in Shelby County, Tenn.

(Newser) - Authorities are delivering grim news out of Tennessee, where they say an infant and toddler were fatally mauled by their family's dogs, an attack that left their mother badly injured. Per FOX 5 Atlanta , a tweet from the Shelby County Sheriff's Office late Wednesday relayed that detectives were...

Man's Best Friend May Be Able to Sniff Out Your Stress
Stressed Out?
Your Pooch
May Be Able
to Smell It
NEW STUDY

Stressed Out? Your Pooch May Be Able to Smell It

New research shows canines can use their noses to detect changes in human breath, sweat samples

(Newser) - Dogs are known for their olfactory superpowers , leading to jobs as drug sniffers and as helpers in search and rescue efforts. Now, those sensitive noses are being credited with something closer to home: being able to detect when their owners are stressed. New research published Wednesday in PLOS One notes...

Blind Dog Falls Into Hole, Another Dog Triggers Rescue

Cesar, a very good boy, is doing fine in Pasadena after firefighters get him out

(Newser) - Firefighters have rescued a 13-year-old blind dog that fell into a hole at a California construction site. According to KABC , the dog named Cesar lives next to the site in Pasadena with his owner. The dog apparently wandered onto the site, said Cesar's owner, Mary, who declined to give...

Rescuers Save Dog Who Fell Into Ravine

It took five people four hours to get Hobo to safety in California

(Newser) - A deaf Australian shepherd is safe and sound thanks to hours of work from rescuers who managed to pull the dog from a ravine. As KGTV reports, 8-year-old Hobo lost his footing while on a walk with his owner near their Sorrento Valley home and tumbled about 100 feet in...

In Doggy Dementia, Exercise Is a Factor
In Doggy
Dementia,
Age 10 Is
a Big Year
new study

In Doggy Dementia, Age 10 Is a Big Year

Annual risk goes up substantially from then on, though exercise may help ward it off

(Newser) - Among vets, it's called canine cognitive dysfunction. Among pet owners, it's more familiarly known as doggy dementia. Now a large new study in Scientific Reports sheds some more light on the condition, which can be tricky to diagnose. Some key takeaways:
  • Exercise: The study of more than 15,
...

The Bear Was on Top of Her. Then Her Dog Started Barking

Jack Russell terrier helps save the day in Vermont

(Newser) - A Jack Russell terrier just made clear why dogs are considered man's best friend. Or more specifically, a 61-year-old woman's. On Saturday, Susan Lee was walking her terrier and labradoodle on trails near her Strafford, Vermont home when she heard a "loud noise" and realized a bear...

Dogs May Cry With Joy When They See You
This Dog Study
Is a Big Deal,
If It Holds Up
new study

This Dog Study Is a Big Deal, If It Holds Up

Researchers suggest canines have tears of joy, a first for non-human animals

(Newser) - We humans are known to well up with tears when we're particularly happy. Now a new study out of Japan suggests the same applies to dogs, a first-of-its kind assertion for any non-human animal, reports the Guardian . Dogs have tear ducts just as humans do, but the longstanding belief...

Couple Likely Gave Monkeypox to Their Dog

WHO's Rosamund Lewis says it's first apparent case of human-to-animal transmission

(Newser) - What appears to be the first known human-to-pet transmission of monkeypox has surfaced in France. A nonexclusive, cohabiting couple developed symptoms of the virus, which has been appearing mostly in men who have sex with other men, a few days after sleeping with other partners, reports CBS News . Twelve days...

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