Tag Archives: dog laws

The Dangers of “Distracted Dogging” in the Car


Written by: Phil Monahan

Driving with a dog on your lap may feel good, but it’s quite dangerous.
Photo by Phil Monahan

A recent story in the Huffington Post discusses the common practice of dog owners driving with their best friend on their lap. With a small dog, it seems safe enough, but the the stories of . . .

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Vermont Now Allows Rescue of Dogs from Hot Cars


Written by: Phil Monahan

Dez Marcello, a veterinary technician, recently rescued a dog locked in a hot car in Vermont.
Photo by EROS HOAGLAND/ Burlington Free Press

It’s a conundrum that we post about frequently: Someone finds a dog suffering in a locked car on a hot day, but they’re not sure if they should risk breaking a window to free the animal. Well, as. . .

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UPDATE II: Diggy the Smiling Dog and His Owner Continue to Fight BSL


Written by: Phil Monahan

Diggy has been classififed as an American Bulldog by a veterinarian, but authorities refuse to recognize that.
Photo via theoaklandpress.com

We have posted twice about the case of Diggy (a.k.a. Sir Wiggleton), who is the subject of a battle between his owner and authorities in Waterford, Michigan. (See here and here .) The town’s. . .

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A Dog Named Sido and the Birth of the No-Kill Movement


Written by: Phil Monahan

Sido shares a smooch with her main protector, no-kill advocate Richard Avanzino.
Photo courtesy Richard Avanzino, via cbsnews.com

A wonderful story on the CBS News website recalls an important story from 1980, focused on the life of a Collie-Sheep Dog mix named Sido. When her owner, Mary Murphy, passed away, the. . .

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UPDATE: Smiling Dog Declared a Pit Bull and Told to Leave Town, but His Owner Fights On


Written by: Phil Monahan

Diggy and his new dad shared a huge smile that went viral. . .but now they are battling to stay together.
Photo via facebook

Last Friday, we posted the story of Sir Wiggleton, the smiling dog, who had captured the hearts of many folks around the world when his new owner posted the photo above. Unfortunately, . . .

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