Dog News – Aug ~ Oct 2018

Dog-News- DogPhotoThis dog loves to skydive and is well on his way to getting his own licence

With only 21 jumps to go, Duke is on his way to becoming the first certified canine skydiver. This means he could technically go skydiving by himself!

Source: businessinsider. co. za   2018-10-31

dog-news-USAMan kicks dog out of bear’s mouth

When the Oviedo, Florida family first saw several bears on their back porch, they thought it was cute. But cute quickly turned to gruesome.

Source: fox5dc. com              2018-10-30

dog-news-HeroDogHero dog given top honours for making Arena safe after bombing

Mojo has been awarded the PDSA Order of Merit for “devotion to duty”, after he searched the Arena for explosives just moments after a terrorist bomb killed 22 people.

Source: theboltonnews. co. uk     2018-10-29

dog-news-HealthFamily dog catches Leptospirosis, or ‘rat fever’

Metro Detroit family talks importance of vaccinations after dog diagnosed with ‘rat fever’.

Source: wxyz. com                 2018-10-28

dog-news-ChineseChinese dog owners are being assigned a social credit score to keep them in check

The system, introduced last year, gives owners a “license” with points that can be deducted if the dog is walked without a leash or causes public disturbances.

Source: businessinsider. co. za    2018-10-27

dog-news-201810 viral dog adoption stories that rocked the internet in 2018

While the internet isn’t always the nicest place, there is a corner that is filled with genuinely beautiful content: dogs.

Source: this insider. com             2018-10-26

dog-news-dogRescueDalmation puppy who survived life-threatening illness gets second chance at happiness at new home

The RSPCA have warned of the dangers of buying a puppy online.

Source: get surrey. co. uk       2018-10-25

dog-news-ServiceDogColorado Springs  family needs public’s help finding missing service dog

The dog was last seen on October 6th near Cheyenne Blvd and Fenmoor Pl. The owner believes a friend did not close the properties gate, causing the dog to escape.

Source: krdo. com                   2018-10-24

dog-news-PoliceDogK9 gives troopers comfort, ‘sloppy dog kiss’ at barracks

If you’ve been to the Troop A barracks in Southbury, you may have seen a dog wearing a warm State Police hat.

Source: ctpost. com               2018-10-23

dog-news-TechLifeTesla is working on a “dog mode” to keep your puppies safe and cool inside their vehicles

Can you put a dog mode on the Tesla Model 3. Where the music plays and the ac is on, with a display on screen saying “I’m fine my owner will be right back”?

Source: electrek. co                2018-10-22

dog-news-DogWeddingHalloween dog wedding benefits local animal shelters

AGAWAM, Mass. (WWLP) – Here’s something you don’t see everyday. A pair of dogs had a Halloween themed wedding at Agawam Dog Works daycare and grooming center Saturday.

Source: whelp. com                  2018-10-21

dog-news-DogAdoptionThree bonded St. Bernard dogs adopted out by Edmonton Humane Society

The three giants taken in Sept. 22 by EHS as a result of a northern Alberta transfer were adopted Wednesday after an Oct. 9 call-out for one forever home.

Source: admontonjournal. com     2018-10-20

dog-news-PuppyMontreal Is Hosting A ‘Puppy Adoption’ Festival

Short, tall, fluffy, scruffy, dogs are the best! If you love dogs too, you should definitely pop by this dog-lovers event at Le Doggy Café in the Plateau this weekend.

Source: mtlblog. com             2018-10-19

dog-news-DogLifeGet into the yoga flow and help a dog in need

The Mdzananda Animal Clinic, a Khayelitsha-based NPO, will host yoga with homeless dogs at the Downward-Facing-Adopt-A-Dog event on October 27.

Source: iol. co. za                  2018-10-18

dog-news-UKCouncil’s plan to ban dogs from sports pitches falls foul of the RSPCA

The public space protection order (PSPO) would include a ban on dog fouling in any open spaces owned or maintained by Cardiff Council.

Source: telegraph. co. uk           2018-10-17

dog-news-DogHealthDog born without nose given chance for recovery

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) – A dog born without a nose is getting a chance for recovery thanks, in part, to a calendar featuring her.

Source: 14news. com               2018-10-16

dog-news-DogLifeDog and their humans celebrate “Paw in The Park” 

It was the annual Capital Area Humane Society “Paws in the Park – Walk for the Animals” event.

Source: wins. com                  2018-10-15

dog-news-ServiceDogMuseum staff turn a seven-month-old guide dog puppy away

A guide dog was turned away from entering a museum after staff said he might eat the exhibits.

Source: dailymail. co. uk             2018-10-14

dog-news-DogRescue37 dogs, 9 puppies rescued from the path of Hurricane Michael

Humane Society Naples rescued 37 dogs and nine puppies from a Tallahassee animal shelter the day before Hurricane Michael made its disastrous landfall.

Source: naplenews. com           2018-10-13

dog-news-DogLifeHeckin’ good boys have their own ‘dog beer’ now

Depending on how much you dote on your dog, you’ll read news of a Houston couples’ new line of dog beers in one of a few ways.

Source: thetakeoutnews. com       2018-10-12

dog-news-DogStoryOwner finds his lost dog homeless on the street after three years

Awww, get out the tissues – this beautiful moment between a reunited dog and its owner may just have you reaching for one.

Source:new24. com                   2018-10-11

dog-news-DogAdoptionSteak-loving dog abandoned in Johnston country to have forever home

SMITHFIELD, N.C. (WNCN) –  Instead of a baby abandoned at a fire station, someone ditched their dog, tied to a post with a note.

Source: cbs17. com                     2018-10-10

dog-news-DogRescueRescue crews in Butler County save dog from rushing floodwater

“This was a very challenging rescue that could have a very different outcome if attempted by untrained and unequipped people,” Butler County Emergency Communications says.

Source: kwch. com                   2018-10-09

dog-news-HeroDogChi Chi, therapy dog who lost all 4 paws, named 2018 American Hero Dog

The golden retriever, left for dead in a dumpster in South Korea, overcame her injuries and has helped others as a certified therapy dog.

Source: today. com                 2018-10-08

dog-news-CanadaHelping Mexico’s dog problem could put Canadian pets at risk

Mexico has the highest number of street dogs anywhere in latin America. There are roughly 15 million street dogs in the country. Now Canadian pet rescue groups are trying to help the situation.

Source:               2018-10-07

Dog-news-USADepartment of National Defence is looking to hire 4 dogs

The government agency that oversees the Canadian Forces posted a publicnotice on Tuesday looking for four young pups eager to work.

Source: ctvnews. ca                     2018-10-06

dog-news-ThearapyDogFerdinand family reunited with lost therapy dog

A Ferdinand family and their therapy dog have been reunited after 14 days.The Bedolla family let 14 News know Friday morning that their beloved black-and-white Boxer, Roscoe, is back home.

Source: 14news. com                    2018-10-05

dog-news-happyWhen Dog Meets Her “Twin” On The Way To The Market, Convinces Its Owners To Adopt Him Immediately

“What made me want to rescue Beast over the other dogs was that he looked just like Rogue. They’re both cairn terrier mixes”

Source: boredpanda. com             2018-10-04

dog-news-DogRescueLocal animal hospital treating dog that survived gruesome gator attack

Jack, a 7-year-old boxer-rottweiler mix, suffered a broken leg and severe wounds during the attack on Sept. 26.

Source: actionnewsjax. com           2018-10-03

Dog-News-Ohio44 dogs rescued from Ohio puppy mill brought to WNY

These dogs have never set their paws on grass and will need time getting acclimated to the real world before they can be adopted.

Source: wkbw. com                      2018-10-02

Dog-news-LawNew law on selling puppies comes into force in England today

New regulations have come into force today (Monday 1 October) to strengthen animal welfare, particularly around puppy sales, in England.

Source: westbridgefordwire. com     2018-10-01

Dog-news-KoreaPyongyang gifts dogs to South Korea President

The Pungsan breed – a hunting dog with thick, creamy white coat, pointy ears and hazel eyes – is one of the National Treasures of North Korea.

Source: rapper. com                 2018-09-30

dog-news-sportOwner bids for ice-skating dog to become hockey mascot

Using a pair of self-made skates for his front two paws, Cheryl introduced Benny to the ice, who she says has been improving rapidly.

Source: euronews. com           2018-09-29

dog-news-NationalDogWeekNational Dog Week: Google’s Most Searched Dog Questions 

With the last week of September being National Dog Week, it’s a fun time to think about what crazy dog owners like myself wonder about our dogs.

Source: parade. com                     2018-09-28

Dog-news-HealthKids in speech therapy respond better with a dog around

Therapy assisted by a dog could be more effective than standard speech and language therapy for children with communication impairments, suggests a new study.

Source: medibulletin. com             2018-09-27

dog-news-DogHealthPuppies spread the Campylobacter outbreak across 18 states: What you need to know

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a report last week with details about a Campylobacter outbreak you may have heard about.

Source: abcnews. go. com             2018-09-26

dog-news-HeroDogFamily Raising Money To Save Hero Pit Bull Who Saved Boy From Oncoming Car

The pit bull lay down on the road so the driver could see him and avoid hitting the boy.

Source:newyork.cbsloacal. com     2018-09-25

dog-news-USALubbock dog in wheelchair wins in worldwide pet calendar contest

Kardi was voted into the calendar by popular vote on the company’s Facebook page out of a pool of 240 entries from 26 countries around the world.

Source: everythinglucbock. com     2018-09-24

dog-news-DogFoodCan you make your dog go vegan?

Chewing can be an immensely satisfying and relaxing experience for dogs. And in a world where many pets experience long periods of time alone, such opportunities can be invaluable.

Source: newshub. co. nz                 2018-09-23

dog-news-CanadaOttawa residents rescue dog trapped beneath rubble after tornado

OTTAWA – A freelance journalist says a group of people rescued a dog who was trapped under the rubble in an Ottawa neighbourhood ravaged by a tornado.

Source: ctvnews. com                    2018-09-22

Dog-news-DogLoversYou don’t have to be a dog owner to be a dog person in Boston

Do you love dogs but lack one of your own? Here are seven ways you can hang with dogs in Boston without having one of your own.

Source: boston. com                     2018-09-21

15 Matching Dog & Owner Halloween 2018 Costumes That Are Just Freakin’ Adorable

Ready to dress up with your furry friend? Here are some adorable Halloween costumes that you can wear with your dog.

Source: bustle. com                     2018-09-20

dog-news-IndiaIndia’s first exclusive dog park: for the traveller with paws

The country’s first exclusive dog park in Hyderabad is spread across 1.3 acres and lets your canine companions splash about, snack, get some exercise and Insta-worthy photographs.

Source: thehindu. com                   2018-09-19

Dog-News-MuseumNorth Adams’ Museum of Dog highlights art made about, created by man’s best friend

Museum of Dog is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Visitors are encouraged to book tours by calling 413-389-5199 or by visiting

Source: recorder. com                   2018-09-18

Dog-Obsessed Facebook Group Creates Foundation to Save Dogs Ahead of Natural Disasters

Chances are if you love puppies and pooches, you are a member of I Love My Dog, a Facebook group with more than 5.5 million followers.

Source: People. com                    2018-09-17

dog-news- HealthWhat could cause a dog to go blind so quickly?

What causes a 6-year-old dog to go blind in less than a week? Is there anything we can do to fix it?

Source: tucson. com                    2018-09-16

dog-news-RescueDog wearing life vest rescued from river

Hopkins found the dog inside the Halifax river behind her home. “The first thing that came to my mind was Facebook. It’ll get shares. I think we got over 900 shares,” says Hopkins.

Source: fox10phoenix. com              2018-09-15

dog-news-USAEating dogs and cats banned in U.S. in House-passed bill

The House also passed a nonbinding resolution urging other nations to end the dog and cat meat trade. It asks the governments of other nations to ban consumption of the animals.

Source: usatoday. com                 2018-09-14

dog-news-VancouverVancouver hosting national police dog competition

Running Sept. 14 to 16, the event will bring together 40 police dog teams from across the country for the annual competition, which is being hosted in Vancouver this year.

Source: vancouverisawesome. com     2018-09-13

dog-news-CanadaDog nursing 20 puppies after mother died needs help

A pregnant and distressed Bernese mountain dog gave birth to nine puppies, but it’s now caring for 11 additional puppies.

Source: vancouverisland.   2018-09-12

dog-news-BritishFamily adopt Arnie, ‘Britain’s biggest puppy

A family has adopted ‘Britain’s biggest puppy’ – a Great Dane that is over 6ft and weighs 43kg (95lbs). And he’s still growing.

Source: metro. co. uk                 2018-09-11

dog-news-DogRecord11 Amazing Dogs That Have Broken World Records

Every dog owner knows that pooches are amazing. But these dog have taken their greatness to the next level- check out their amazing feats.

Source: rd. com                       2018-09-10

dog-news-DogRescueK-9 Freekz saves dogs the right way

K-9 Freekz was started by Joni Miller and Heather Bennett on May 1, 2014. The group has rescued “hundreds” of dogs since then, including 10 who came from a Houston shelter after Hurricane Harvey.

Source: kearneyhub. com              2018-09-09

dog-news-DogCareNon-profit collecting funds for dog’s life-saving surgery

Sitting silently in the back corner of his kennel here at SCRAPS, a 2-year-old miniature pinscher mix who’s blind in one eye, is desperately hoping for a second chance.

Source: khq. com                     2018-09-08

dog-news-NewYorkBrick girls raise money to protect police dogs from fatal overdoses

K-9 overdose prevention kits can cost around $75. Bullet-resistant vests for dogs are even pricier: some cost more than $2,000, depending on the manufacturer.

Source: app. com                        2018-09-07

dog-news-DenmarkDenmark to get ‘dog-owner-only’ apartments

Rental apartments in Frederikssund Municipality in northern Zealand are set to be made available only to tenants with four-legged friends.

Source: thelocal. dk                   2018-09-06

dog-news-FinlandReading dog makes literacy fun in Southwest Finland

Young visitors to Kimito Library have been spending time at the local library reading to an Icelandic Sheepdog named Hilma. She’s a very good listener.

Source: yle. fi                           2018-09-05

dog -news-DockDrivingMid-Michigan dog sets new world record for dock diving

The dog, named Slingshot, competed this weekend at the North American Diving Dogs Qualifier in Ohio. Slingshot set several world records this weekend, the latest and best world mark being 35 feet, 3 inches.

Source: when. com                           2018-09-04

dog-news-DogRescueFirefighter adopts stray dog he rescued from California wildfire

One German shepherd puppy has found a forever home with a Utah firefighter who rescued him from the Mendocino Complex wildfire in California.

Source: fox29. com                           2018-09-03

dog-news-HeroDogDog saved one-year-old girl from choking to death as she slept

Louie the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel began barking and frantically running around the flat to get Shannon Weeks’ attention.

Read more: metro. co. uk              2018-09-02

dog-news-TravelEmotional support dog missing after LATAM Airlines flight

Over 50 LATAM reps and the Animal Care Center of New York are also involved in the search for Logan.

Source: foxiness. com                     2018-09-01

dog-news-musicScottish SPCA create music album to relax dogs

The study found music can help dogs to relax when they are stressed and anxious, leading to lower levels of stress hormones, better cardiovascular control and more chilled behaviour.

Source: scotsman. com                  2018-08-31

dog-news-DogLifeIt’s a dog’s life at Croatian beach bar

A beach bar on the Croatian island of Rab has found an unusual way of attracting pet owners – by organising a swimming contest for them and their dogs.

Source: freemalaysiatoday. com       2018-08-30

dog-news-AfricanThis truly African dog is the ideal pet for you

The Africanis is the real African dog – shaped in Africa, by Africa. In fact, its African heritage goes back 7 000 years.

Source:lowvelder. com                    2018-08-29

dog-news-PlaymatePuppies play with abandoned tiger and lion cubs at Beijing zoo

The images, taken on Thursday, show golden retriever puppies playing alongside lion and tiger cubs at the Beijing Wildlife Park.

Source: bbc. co. uk                           2018-08-28

dog-news-EnglandGovernment to ban unethical puppy and kitten farms in England

The regulation will mean anyone wanting to buy or home a puppy or kitten will have to deal directly with the breeder or rehoming centre. The proposed rule would also effectively prevent the sale of puppies and kittens in traditional pet shops.

Source: theguardian. com             2018-08-27

dog-news-NationalDogDayFour-legged furry friends rule on National Dog Day

Actually it can cost six times more than expected! While Canadians estimate caring for a dog can cost $26 to $100 each month, pet parents put out up to $158 every month.

Source: torontosun. com               2018-08-26

dog-news-DogBreedsGenetic testing reveals shelters often label dogs with the wrong breeds

“The level of genetic diversity in the shelter dogs exceeded our expectations,” Lisa Gunter, a study author and psychologist at Arizona State University, said in a release.

Source: gizmodo. com                   2018-08-25

Puppy shaped ice cream dessert has divided Internet over limits of savagery

JC Co Air Kitchen successfully created those and now going one step ahead, have won the social media world by bringing puppy shaped desserts.

Source: dnaidia. com                       2018-08-24

dog-news-DogWalkerMom gets called by social services after 8-year-old child walked dog alone

The DCFS investigation found no wrongdoing, a spokesperson told NBC Chicago. The family’s ordeal has spurred Widen to call for reform to the child welfare system.

Source: today. com                           2018-08-23

dog-news-worldLittle girl’s book week costume has the internet in tears

BELLE’S daughter wanted to dress as a princess for book week. But she was encouraged her to think outside the square and the result is bringing the internet to tears.

Source: news. com. au                      2018-08-22

dog-news-DogRescueDog found alive in landslide rubble six days after going missing

Local residents were delighted at the news. Miyamoto shed tears, saying, “I never thought I would see her again.”

Source: japan times. co. jp            2018-08-21

dog-news-DogFaireAgricultural Fair Dog Show Is Sunday Special Treat

Upon registration, the dogs were split into eight different groups: sporting, hound, working, terrier, toy, non-sporting, herding and miscellaneous. Well over 100 dogs lined up prior to the show.

Source: vineyardgazette. com         2018-08-20

dog-news-LondonPaw-sitively fun at London dog festival

Thousands of dog lovers and dogs gathered at the Plunkett Estate for the dog festival, Pawlooza, The events support Animal Rescue Foundation (ARF) Ontario, which finds new forever homes for stray dogs and cats……

Source: impress. com                      2018-08-19

dog-news-AustraliaDog awarded medal after finishing Australia half-marathon

A dog called Stormy has been awarded a medal after completing a half-marathon in outback Australia and winning the hearts of its human competitors.

Source: today online. com             2018-08-18

Dog-News- PetStoreEI  pet store, coffee shop named one of America’s coolest

Emerald Isle — A hybrid pet store and coffee shop where furry friends are always welcome has received some national attention recently for its unique concept.

Source: carolinacoastonline. com   2018-08-17

dog-news-DogPeopleWhy Millennials Are So Obsessed With Dogs

44 percent of millennials see their pets as “practice” for babies, given the fact this generation is getting married and having children later in life than the generations before them.

Source: vice. com                                2018-08-16

dog-news-GoodDogAdorable moment a dog rescues a little girl from ocean waves

Deciding it was too dangerous for the little one to continue her leisurely swim, the pooch gently grabbed hold of her shirt with his teeth and dragged her towards the beach.

Source: uk                   2018-08-15

dog-news-DogHealthHigh-tech heart surgery helps dogs live a longer life

Misty, a 3-year-old Great Pyrenees mix with a congenital heart defect, was saved by minimally invasive surgery — the same kind humans get — at Colorado State University.

Source: nbcnews. com                    2018-08-14

Tuco the Rescue Dog Becomes a Model

Tuco is a Japanese Mastiff mix who is at the center of a photo shoot for Hari Mari, a Texas-based brand that makes flip flops, clothing and various gear.

Source: nbcdfw. com                      2018-08-13

dog-news-DogLifeCouple questions why their dog was mistakenly euthanized

Tazewell County Animal Control said they regret the error and plan to review all of their policies so that this won’t happen again.

Source: abc13. com                           2018-08-12

dog-news-DogWalkingAre You Walking Your Dog Enough?

Dog-walking is a great way to get the whole family moving, as a dog can be walked by children and parents.Increased walking has health, social and mental benefits.

Source: sciencealert. com               2018-08-11

dog-news- DogRescueAnimal rescue expert shares emergency preparedness tips for pet owners

An emergency kit is important to have during wildfire season, but most pet owners don’t have a plan for their cats and dogs, according to an animal rescue expert.

Source: cbc. ca                                    2018-08-10

dog-news-servicedogSweet service dog receives her very own cap for owner’s graduation

The 2-year-old Dalmatian was gifted the matching hat from her owner, Casey Bruno, who recently received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Central Florida.

Source: abcnews. go. com             2018-08-09

dog-news-DogRescueDog lover drives a cross-country rescue mission

Every year, about 3.3 million dogs and a similar number of cats enter U.S. animal shelters; about half get adopted, according to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.

Source: theoaklandpress. com       2018-08-08

dog-news-French-bulldogThe world’s first French bulldog cafe is coming to the UK

A French Bulldog café is launching in London and is looks PERFECT for dog lovers. The pop-up Frenchie café is taking place on Sunday September 9 and tickets are predicted to sell faster than a dog chasing a ball.

Source: thesun. co. uk                      2018-08-07

dog-news-DogCareElementary school  hires four-legged staff member

Milano, a two-year-old golden retriever/Labrador mix, is a certified facility dog through Educated Canines Assisting with Disabilities (ECAD). Milano will start his days by greeting students as they arrive at school.

Source: kiro7. com                            2018-08-06

dog news-birthdayTexas woman throws quinceanera for her dog

Lupita the chihuahua was the honoree of her very own quinceanera, a tradition rooted in Latin American culture that usually celebrates a human girl’s 15th birthday.

Source: foxiness. com                     2018-08-05

dog-news-DNATestQuestions Rise About Shortcomings Of DNA Tests For Dogs

DNA testing of dogs is a booming business. But some experts warn in Nature that the pet genetics industry is running too wild, and they’re calling for it to be reined in.

Source: npr. org                                   2018-08-04

Dog-News-DogCareSwiss police say dogs should wear shoes in heatwave

” Hot Dog campaign ”  is  educating dog owners on how they can protect their four-legged friends in the hot weather, given that the overheated pavements can be painful on their feet.

Source: bbc. co. uk                            2018-08-03

dog -news- DogWorldPit Bull Lovingly Carries Blind Senior Chihuahua On His Back During Walks

A rescued senior chihuahua is unable to go on long walks, so his foster brother carries him on his back.

Source: little things. com              2018-08-02

dog-news- RescueDogTraveled from West Virginia to New York, an escaped foxhound  finds new life 

After traveling 400 miles alone, rescue dog Sadie is given a new prosthetic paw and a new loving family.

Source: press connects. com           2018-08-01