Nicaragua has rash of dog killings by crossbow arrows
MANAGUA, Nicaragua - Renato Franco Penalba awoke one morning to find his pet dog Cookie in agony, skewered by an arrow on his patio.

He raced her to a veterinarian, but the basset-Pekingese mix did not survive.

"I had...

Steve Moyer Subaru raises funds for Animal Rescue League of Berks County

Steve Moyer Subaru, Leesport, raised $6,604.03 for the Animal Rescue League of Berks County in Cumru Township during the 2013 Subaru "Share the Love" campaign.

From Nov. 21 through Jan. 2, customers who purchased or...

Labrador retriever and pit bull mix attacks yellow Lab in Greenwich Township

State police at Hamburg said they are investigating a Greenwich Township dog attack that left a 16-month-old yellow Lab with life-threatening injuries.

According to troopers:

A Labrador retriever and pit...

Robeson Township fire that killed 3 dogs ruled accidental

Fire investigators Monday ruled that a blaze that destroyed a Robeson Township home over the weekend, killing three dogs, was accidental.

The exact cause of the fire Sunday at 448 Weaver Road hasn't been determined, but...

Premise of new Animal Planet show a little shaky
There's a new show on Animal Planet called "Surprise, It's a Puppy."

On the show, filmed in British Columbia, a person or group is surprised by a family member with a pup they have selected after visiting two breeders. The puppies...

Judge orders parties in Vegas puppy re-homing fight to meet
LAS VEGAS - A Nevada judge blocked a planned puppy raffle for at least 45 days, imposed a gag order, and told lawyers Wednesday to settle their ownership tug-of-war over 27 dogs rescued from a Las Vegas pet shop fire more than seven weeks...

Dog whisperer Cesar Millan talks with the Reading Eagle

Cesar Millan said that if you really think your dog is your soul mate, then you don't know your dog.

"A dog is a dog," said Millan, who will offer his insight and advice during an appearance at the Santander Performing Arts Center...

Attention-seeking dogs need firm, patient response
Question: When I come home, my dog comes running at me and grabs at my arm, purse, or whatever else she can get a hold of. How can I fix this?

- Sue

Answer: Well Sue, that doesn't sound fun at all, except...

Poisoning dogs nets 30-day jail term for Alaska man
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - A man who poisoned two dogs while trying to kill a brown bear at a Sitka golf course was sentenced to 30 days in jail.

Kevin Taranoff was the groundskeeper at Sea Mountain Golf Course last October when he decided...

Maryland Senate advances dog bite liability measure
ANNAPOLIS, Md. - Maryland's Senate advanced a measure on Wednesday that would hold dog owners liable for bites, but protect those who can prove they didn't know their dog was dangerous.

The bill, which could get a vote in the...

The tale behind area dogs in show
Berks County will boast a number of canine entries in the 138th Westminster Kennel Club dog show to be held today and Tuesday in New York City.
The show features 2,845 entries covering 187 breeds.
Dog breeds with the most entries...

Stolen pug purchased for girl with cancer recovered
RIVERSIDE, Calif. - Riverside police say a pug pup destined for the arms of a cancer-stricken child has been recovered after the woman who offered to deliver it decided instead to keep it.

The Riverside...

Volusia County, Fla., to allow dogs on beaches
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - It is news dog owners have been waiting for. Dogs will be allowed on most Volusia County beaches - with restrictions.

The Volusia County Council agreed Thursday to at least temporarily allow dogs on the...

New Mexico dog tests positive for drugs
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - A New Mexico woman whose dog tested positive for cocaine and marijuana is fighting to get the canine back after surrendering the Labrador retriever because of a $2,000 vet bill.

The Albuquerque...

Florida police officer fatally shoots German shepherd
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - A St. Petersburg police officer fatally shot a German shepherd while trying to detain a man at a park.

Police say 21-year-old Kenneth McNeal had been given a warning to stay out of Williams Park. He was...

Commentary: Other ways to protect animals
Rage still roils over a report last month of a duct-taped, starved dog in Pike County. The guilty party should be fired from his job. (He was.) He should rot in jail. (He served 48 hours.) He should have his own head and mouth duct-taped...

'Cesar 911' premieres March 7 on Nat Geo Mundo, in April on Nat Geo Wild
WASHINGTON, Jan. 10, 2014 - They bark incessantly. They nip at your fingers and toes. They growl and bare their teeth. They annoy friends and fellow dog walkers. And sometimes they scare the ones you love.

When the neighborhood...

Things to resolve for the sake of your dog
As we start 2014, many of us take pleasure in making a few resolutions as a way to begin the year with high hopes and a fresh start. Below are a few resolutions I hope every dog owner will consider.

Most important, I believe, is to...

There's no dogging it at this gym
Godfrey's Wecome to Dogdom offers an indoor workout area to keep your four-legged friends fit.

Grant will fund licensing, fixing of Kansas City pit bulls
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A nonprofit group is giving Kansas City a $100,000 grant to provide free licensing, vaccinations and spaying or neutering for pit bulls and pit bull mixes in two ZIP codes.

The donation announced Wednesday...