San Diego To Consider Banning Dog, Cat Sales At Retail Stores

This is potentially big news for a city the size of San Diego. A proposed ordinance would make it “unlawful for any person to display, offer for sale, deliver, barter, auction, give away, transfer or sell any live dog, cat or rabbit in any pet shop, retail business or other commercial establishment located in the city of San Diego, unless the. . .

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Video: Savour Every Moment

Here is a stunningly gorgeous video to kick off your day. Although there are a few cats here, this is clearly a celebration of everything dog, featuring beautiful canines in glorious slow motion. Here’s a description: . . .

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Video: Last Day for Nominations for 2013 Hero Dog Awards

Every year, the American Humane Associate gives out Hero Dog Awards to recognize those dogs “who unconditionally avail themselves to us in so many important ways, whether it’s saving lives on the battlefield, lending sight or hearing to a human companion, providing therapeutic support to children suffering from cancer, or just. . .

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Video: An Amazing Re-Homing Journey for Rescued Dogs

Rehoming the Sebring victims of cruelty. from Dolly's Foundation on Vimeo.

Here’s a wonderful video that follows a 4,000-mile journey by members of Dolly’s Foundation to deliver seven pit bulls—rescued from a fighting ring—to new homes around the country. A Florida nonprofit, Dolly’s Foundation is dedicated to “rescue, rehabilitate and rehome homeless, neglected, and abused American Pit Bull Terriers and other bully breed dogs, as well as preserve, promote, and bring positive awareness to the breed and the negative stereotype bestowed upon them.” I’ll let the video tell the touching story here, but I will offer a hearty Bravo! to these wonderful dog lovers and their efforts.

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Deaf, Blind Dog Kicked Out of Dog Park for Being Too Big

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Here’s a story that would frustrate any dog owner. Thirteen-year-old Billy is blind and deaf, but he still enjoyed going to a local dog park in Orcutt, California. Woof Park displays a sign that allows “small and timid” dogs, but last week Billy was kicked out of the park by a park ranger for being too large. The dog’s owner, Marty Niles, says that Billy is too infirm to go to the big dogs park because he gets bullied by the other pups.

So Billy has become a …

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Video: A Doggy Vending Machine

What its creators are calling the world’s first vending machine for dogs has been turning heads in London. Shaped like a doghouse, the machine requires dogs to pull on a toy bone, which causes a tennis ball to come flying out of the roof. The pooch then has to retrieve the ball and place it in a slot, whereupon a bag of Bakers Complete dog food is the reward. Although it’s obviously just a publicity stunt for a british dog-food company, . . .

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Warning: Eating a Single Penny Can Be Fatal for Dogs

Did you know that any penny minted after 1982 can make a dog ill or even cause death? That’s because these coins have a zinc core.

“The stomach acid eventually digests the penny and releases the zinc into the system,” veterinarian Dr. Jenna. . .

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Video: Eldad Uses a New Trick to Rescue Parker

When a Redlands, California, school teacher saw someone throw a dog out of their car near her school, she called a friend who knew just who could help: Eldad Hagar of Hope for Paws. By now, Eldad needs no introduction, as his videos have been moving us and thrilling us for. . .

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