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Farm Show: Agency uses annual event to help train its service dogs
Inside the food court at the 99th Pennsylvania Farm Show, Marilyn Ackerman dropped her dog's leash. Ackerman, who uses a wheelchair because of a spinal problem, couldn't reach it.

But Rockwell, her black Labrador retriever,...

Puppies found in Dumpster in Pittsburgh need a home
Maisy and Melinda, believed to be two pit bull mixes, are up for adoption at the Western Pennsylvania Humane Society on the North Side.

A woman taking out trash Dec. 30 heard a noise coming from the bin near the intersection of...

Puppies, Clydesdales again star in Budweiser Super Bowl ads


NEW YORK - The puppies and the Clydesdales are coming back.

Anheuser-Busch is bringing back its canine and Clydesdales combo this Super Bowl, hoping to top last year's Puppy Love spot that showed a cute puppy bonding...

Who is supposed to pick up the dead dog on the road?
Agencies, police, road crews, vets, rescue groups won't remove canine, feline carcasses

Donors bring Christmas to reeling family with four dogs
HUNLOCK CREEK - Santa came in the form of a fire truck full of toys for the Toporcer family this year.

After a fire erupted in the ceiling of their Hunlock Creek, Luzerne County, residence on Dec. 7, the Toporcer family was forced...

Community College of Rhode Island to offer veterinary assistant program
WARWICK, R.I. - The Community College of Rhode Island is offering a veterinary assistant training program this spring.

The program to be offered by the college's Center for Workforce and Community Education will help prepare...

225 dogs rescued in dramatic multi-state dogfighting raids
WASHINGTON, Dec. 23, 2014 -The scope of the cruelty was stunning. In an effort to break up a multi-state dogfighting operation, authorities announced raids on 18 locations in Baltimore and a compound in West Virginia, recovering 225...

Alaska shelter founder helps animals in need
FAIRBANKS, Alaska - There is a place in Interior Alaska for any animal that needs a home, thanks to the efforts of Donna Buck-Davis and the other volunteers at Loving Companions Inc.

The population of the Badger Road area shelter...

Packs of stray dogs roam Kansas City, Kansas
KANSAS CITY, Kan. - Packs of stray dogs are menacing residents in parts of Kansas City, Kan., and overwhelmed animal control officers have turned to nonprofit groups for help to solve the problem.

Animal Control Director...

All rescue pets want for Christmas is a loving home
Donna Mauldin just about keeled over in laughter when she was shown the photos of Jasper and Mitzi sitting (well, standing) on Santa's lap.

"They're beautiful!" she said. "I'm going to show them to all my co-workers and doggie...

Give your pet something unexpected over the holidays
LOS ANGELES - Pet owners looking to launch the next Internet sensation or just longing for a new view of their dog's dashing and digging won't have to shop for long to find the perfect holiday gift. Wrap up a dog harness that holds any durable,...

Scouts raise money to help protect crime-fighting pooch
When members of Cub Scout Pack 423's Bear Cub den toured the Lower Heidelberg Township police station earlier this year, one asked why the department's police dog didn't have a bulletproof vest like its handler and other officers.

Woman sues owners of dog killed by her pit bulls
TEXAS CITY, Texas - A Texas woman whose four pit bulls entered her neighbors' yard through a hole in the fence and killed their 10-year-old beagle is suing them for $1 million.

Emerald White said in her lawsuit filed this week in...

Dubuque city panel to consider easing dog ban
DUBUQUE, Iowa - Dubuque officials are considering a proposal that would allow leashed dogs in most city parks.

The city's Parks and Recreation Committee is considering a proposed ordinance amendment that would ease the...

Police rescue dog stuck in cat's house
MEDFORD, N.Y. - Police on Long Island say a golden retriever named Buddy is no worse for the wear after getting his head stuck in a cat's house.

Three Suffolk County police officers answered the call Friday in the yard of a Medford...

Montana club offers workouts for people, dogs
KALISPELL, Mont. - On a recent day, Evergreen resident Chris Holmes came up to Kalispell to work out. He brought along his workout partner, Jake. They like to jog together before Chris hits the weights, while Jake hangs out and offers moral...

Outcry arises over Tennessee dog's planned euthanasia

DYERSBURG, Tenn. - Animal lovers are pleading with Dyersburg officials to stop the planned euthanasia of a 2 ½-year-old dog named Beau.

Thousands of people have signed a petition aiming to stop the Nov. 20 euthanasia of...

Dogs jumps on ambulance as owner taken away
MASON, Texas - A dog named Buddy didn't wait for an invitation when his 85-year-old owner had to go to the hospital.

Four-year-old Buddy hitched a ride on the outside of the ambulance carrying Texas rancher J.R. Nicholson to Hill...

18 more dogs rescued from Florida dog fighting ring
BARTOW, Fla. - Eighteen more dogs have been rescued from a dog fighting ring run out of a Bartow bar just weeks after the alleged organizers were arrested.

Polk County Sheriff's deputies found blood stained carpet near the ring...

1,500 dogs and their handlers vie for honors at national show
Kisses from Taz were free Saturday. The Boston terrier had his own kissing booth at The National Dog Show, which brought 1,500 of the nation's best dogs to the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center at Oaks in Upper Providence Township,...

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