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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...

Dog Uncovers Bones of Man Killed in 2020

Remains ID'd as those of Chanceler "CJ" James McCall

(Newser) - The remains of a young man who was reportedly murdered a year ago were uncovered by chance last month after a dog did what dogs do best: sniffed out a bone. Per Newsweek , a Morgan County, Georgia man called police in December after his dog came home with what looked...

Court Orders Soccer Star to Pay Up For Returned Dog

Daniel Sturridge offered cash to anyone who found Pomeranian

(Newser) - A soccer star whose beloved Pomeranian was stolen and later returned has been ordered to pay the promised $30,000 he offered to whoever helped bring the pooch home. Per the Guardian , striker Daniel Sturridge was told by a court in Los Angeles, where the break-in occurred, that he owes...

Patient Loses Dog, So Nurse Takes Action

Jennifer Smith adopted her patient's dog to keep them together

(Newser) - It's an all too common tale: a dog owner becomes ill and must stay hospitalized for a long period, forcing them to surrender the companion they love. In many cases, they lose their dog forever. In the case of Central New York man John Burley and his buddy Boomer,...

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...

Biden Welcomes Puppy to White House
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New First Puppy

America Has a New First Puppy

Biden welcomes Commander to the White House

(Newser) - President Biden has welcomed a new addition to the family, a puppy named Commander. Biden shared a photo Monday on his official Twitter account with a caption that said, “Welcome to the White House, Commander" as well as a brief video of him tossing a ball to Commander and...

Missing Dog Found on Ledge 50 Yards Above Creek

She was reunited with owners after daring rescue

(Newser) - A dog missing for two weeks in Colorado was rescued from a ledge about 50 yards above a creek and is now back home, the AP reports. The Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region says that after it received a call about a dog stuck on a cliff overlooking...

Jet-Setting With Your Dog Isn't as Doable These Days
CDC Relaxes Dog Import Ban
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CDC Relaxes Dog Import Ban

You'll need valid US vaccination certificate to get your pooch home from 113 countries

(Newser) - Update: Six weeks after banning the importation of dogs from 113 countries over fears of fraudulent rabies vaccination certificates, the CDC is bending a little. It will now allow dogs to return to the US from those countries as long as they are healthy, microchipped, at least six months old,...

Guam's Stray Dogs Have Made All Dogcatchers Quit but One

Nicholas Ibanez is the only pro left to deal with 30K strays, and it's a problem that won't ease up soon

(Newser) - For more than five years, Nicholas Ibanez has had a unique job on the island of Guam: resident dogcatcher. But it's not an easy one, mainly because the 41-year-old is extremely outnumbered, by about 30,000 strays to one. With a human population on Guam of around 170,000,...

A Head Tilt by Your Dog Is a Good Sign
A Head Tilt
by Your Dog
Is a Good
Sign
new study

A Head Tilt by Your Dog Is a Good Sign

The pooch is probably trying to learn something, new study suggests

(Newser) - Why do dogs tilt their heads? For the first time, researchers have produced a peer-reviewed study on the topic, and they're pretty sure the dogs are thinking—hard. The study in Animal Cognition involved about 40 dogs. Trainers tried to teach them to recognize the names of multiple toys,...

Missing Woman Found Dead in Wrecked Vehicle

Courtney Bryan vanished and now we know why

(Newser) - A wrecked car and the body inside have solved a Nevada missing persons case that's been plaguing a family for a month. Per NBC News , the remains of 32-year-old Courtney Bryan and her dog, Booch, were discovered in a crash site off a steep embankment off Highway 101 in...

After Split, Woman Wins Joint Custody of Dog

Attorney hails 'pioneering' ruling in Spain

(Newser) - An unmarried couple in Spain who called it quits after 20 months will remain in each other's lives because of a judge's ruling about their dog. The judge granted joint custody of Panda, reports the BBC . At some point in their relationship, the man and woman adopted Panda...

Mystery Rescue of La Palma Dogs Is a Head-Scratcher

'The dogs are fine,' said sign left behind by 'A Team,' ahead of drone meant to save them

(Newser) - A drone operation was set to rescue several dogs from the Spanish island of La Palma, where they've been stranded in a yard surrounded by lava after a volcano eruption that's been going on for more than a month. There'd even been a test run that went...

Why Everyone Is Watching a 13-Year-Old Pug on TikTok

For one thing, Noodle approves of laying around most of the time

(Newser) - Thousands if not millions of people are apparently deciding what to do on any given day based on whether an old pug decides to use his legs or not. For years, New York City's Jonathan Graziano has been playing a game with his 13-year-old pug, Noodle, called "bones...

On Lava-Covered Island, a Last-Ditch Rescue

Drone will swoop in to try to save several dogs trapped in yard on La Palma

(Newser) - It's a precarious mission in Spain's Canary Islands, one that will require "calm and concentration," but the drone is ready. So says Aerocamaras, the company that will try to rescue several dogs trapped in a yard by lava on La Palma, where a volcano eruption that...

Drones Bring Food, Water to Dogs Trapped by Volcano

They were stranded by La Palma eruption

(Newser) - Several dogs stranded by the ongoing eruption of a volcano in the Canary Islands have been saved from starvation by drone deliveries. Video from La Palma shows the dogs, trapped in a yard in a mountainous area cut off by lava, opening packages of food and water, reports Reuters . Authorities...

Fire Rips Through 'Pet Resort,' Kills 75 Dogs

All animals died at Texas' Ponderosa Pet Resort, which wasn't staffed overnight

(Newser) - Fifty-nine families are grieving the loss of furry family members after a fire at a Texas pet boarding facility killed at least 75 dogs. The fire swept through Ponderosa Pet Resort in Georgetown around 11pm Saturday. Fire Chief John Sullivan said firefighters found "the worst possible scenario" and "...

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...

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