Traffic stopped on the George Washington Parkway near Reagan National Airport Tuesday afternoon so a medevac helicopter could land, but the patient wasn’t human — it was a very special dog, a 6-year-old German shepherd named Kylie that works for D.C. Fire and EMS as a cadaver dog. Kylie & partner Sgt. Gene Ryan were assisting with a search when Kylie suffered a severe injury in a wooded area.
408 humans and their canine partners broke a world record for the largest-ever dog yoga class at the Dog City Festival on Saturday. It also gathered to break the Guinness World Record of 270 “doga” participants, set by Hong Kong in January 2016.
Two teenage girls who went missing for four nights during a camping trip in Algonquin Park have been found safe, according to the Ontario Provincial Police. The three-day search for 16-year-old Marta Malek and Maya Mirota came to an end on Monday when the OPP’s canine unit discovered the pair just before noon.
A woman from Portland hired the woman to take care of her three dogs while she went on vacation, but instead, it turned into a nightmare. Security camera footage caught a dog sitter in what appears to be her grabbing the dogs, then dragging and yelling at them.
WARNING: The details and video may be disturbing to some.
A puppy that was discovered abandoned at Bryant Park in Riverside last Tuesday in Southern California. It was brought to an animal shelter in a cereal box. After posting a photo of the barker in the box to Twitter, the shelter said demand for the puppy skyrocketed. It ended up picking the winning number in the lottery to take the pup home.
We have a real hero in town! 27-year-old Chris Van Dorn has always been a fan of Batman and he established the animal rescue non-profit Batman4Paws. Van Dorn travels the country rescuing shelter animals and delivering them to new homes with loving families who will care for them, and he does it all in costume.
The Humane Society of the United States flew more than 120 dogs and cats to safety before Barry made landfall in Louisiana on Saturday. The nonprofit said all of the animals are up for adoption. The animals transported to Virginia and will be distributed among various shelter and rescue organizations.
Religious edict in haredi town of Elad says canines are forbidden because they bark at people and may scare them: ‘And because of its bark it is a bad dog even if does not bite’. People who keep dogs for medical needs should appear before the local rabbinical court so it may rule on their matter.
A Michigan dock diving dog broke a Guinness World Record by leaping 35 feet and 3 inches from a dock into the water. Rachael Brinkman, who owns Einstein Dog Training with her husband, said their dog, Slingshot, set 12 world records in the sport of dock diving in the 2018 season, and one of his jumps is now a Guinness World Record.
A New Jersey man is offering his neighbor’s dog a steak dinner after the pup scared off a bear in his backyard. He shared security camera footage capturing the encounter between a black bear and Riley, the dog on social media. He ended the post by keeping score: “Riley-1 Bear-0.”