Category Archives: Front Page News

The Scary Truth About “Free to a Good Home” Dog Classifieds

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Every responsible dog owner or pet parent knows that getting a dog is a life-long commitment. From the moment you open your heart and home to a loyal dog, you’re in it for the long haul, through sickness and health, ups and downs, good and bad, through snuggles on the couch to picking up the…

Mastermind Behind Car Vandalism Spree Finally Caught – and She’s Adorable!

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For nearly 6 months, residents of Brampton, a small town in England, have been victims of vandalism. The elusive criminal slashed more than two dozen tires over the course of months and police had no leads. So, resident Ann Taylor took it upon herself to find the vandal and put an end to the crime…

Doggie Do’s and Don’t's on Easter

Easter can be a fun holiday for your entire family and of course that includes the dog, too! However, because there are a few extra potential hazards and likely sources of stress for our four-legged best friends during this festive day, it’s important that you keep him safe. To have only the happiest of Easters…

VIDEO: Beware of Guard Dogs Disguised as Coats!

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When Matt Rundquist paid a surprise visit to his mother’s Chicago house, he was greeted in the entryway by a very unhappy coat. Wait, what? Just watch… Stuck in a coat sleeve but still performing her guard dog duties is Traif, a Dachshund. Traif is a Hebrew word meaning “not kosher,” a nod to this…

The Benefits of Walking Your Dog

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Dogs are great at providing strong motivation to maintain their owner’s exercise program – who can resist a happy dog, panting with excitement at the front door? They make great walking companions and can serve as the perfect social support. So if you are having difficulty sticking to your fitness program, why don’t you try…

How One Special Dog is Saving the Whales

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Tucker is an 8-year old black Lab mix and the world’s only canine marine biologist. Formerly a stray on the streets of Seattle, this special dog now spends his time sniffing out and tracking orca, also known as killer whales, off the coast of Washington. You see, Tucker is the only dog in the world…

German Shepherd Summoned for Jury Duty

While many of us already view our dogs as members of the family, a Bridgeton, New Jersey courthouse has summoned a dog to be a member of the jury! When Barrett Griner received the dreaded jury summons last Friday, he was shocked to find the summons addressed, not to him, but to his 5-year old…

Filing Taxes? Don’t Forget to Claim Your Foster Dog!

In a groundbreaking victory for animal rescuers around the country, one California animal foster fought the Internal Revenue Service in court – and won! As a result of Van Dusen v. Commissioner,  animal rescuers nationwide that are fostering dogs and/or cats for approved charities may claim the expenses during tax time. An approved charity is…

VIDEO: Frustrated with Big Brand Dog Food? SNL Nailed It!

Have you ever been frustrated with the “Big Brand” dog food companies? You know, the ones that put photos of big, juicy cuts of meat and fresh veggies on the bag, but list things like “ground yellow corn” and “chicken by-product meal” as the ingredients? You’re not alone! And now, Saturday Night Live has taken…

Remembering The Dogs of The Titanic

April 15th will mark 102 years after the famed “unsinkable ship” struck an iceberg in the north Atlantic, sinking on its maiden voyage to America. But, did you know there were at least 12 dogs aboard the Titanic? It is suspected that many more dogs were on board that day, but because they were listed…

Denver Police Refuse Help for Dying Dog

After being struck by a car on Wednesday night, a dog died at the scene after lying in pain for nearly 90 minutes at the scene. What’s more, Denver Police refused to allow bystanders to help the dog, threatening arrest to anyone that tried. Ross Knapp, an area resident and witness to the event told…

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