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East Nashville unites to save Speedy the one-eyed dog
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - It took two months to catch him.

Speedy the one-eyed dog had wandered the corner of East Nashville beyond the Korean Veterans bridge, alone after his homeless human companion was arrested.

Training facility, years of experience make Tarentum man a dog whisperer
Bruce Ringer has taught almost every breed of dog known to mankind.

"I really enjoy the dogs because they can't talk back," joked Ringer, of Tarentum, Allegheny County, a professional dog trainer for more than 30 years. But he...

Dog that fled Scranton crash scene is found
SCRANTON - A dog that fled from a car crash near the city's southern border was found Saturday.

Carly, a boxer-Jack Russell terrier mix, bolted from Dunmore, Lackawanna County, resident Christina Mecca's SUV after it collided...

Rescued bait dog from dogfighting ring blossoms
AKRON, Ohio - Most of Gordon's teeth are filed down. Others are missing, probably yanked out with pliers so he couldn't defend himself from the bites of other dogs.

His bark is gone, too. It's more like a high-pitched squeal now...

Pet Tales: Double merle Australian shepherd breedings targeted
Keller is a happy dog. In photos taken by the woman who loves her, her startling blue eyes twinkle with merriment. But she sees very little through those eyes. She was born partially blind.

Because the mostly white Australian...

Europe trip a paws-itive experience for tiny dog
AMSTERDAM - Have dog, will travel.

Planning a recent visit to see my daughter in Germany, we decided Amsterdam would check off all the boxes of a great side trip. History? Sightseeing? Great food, drink? All there.

'The Dogist' blog and book make dogs look human
LOS ANGELES - Elias Weiss Friedman has photographed thousands of dogs for his blog and book "The Dogist." What sets his pictures apart is how human he makes his canines seem.

He achieves the look by getting down on their level...

Sniffing out justice: Bloodhound pup joins Mercer County sheriff's office
MERCER - Right now, the newest member of the Mercer County Sheriff's crime fighting team is only interested in the garbage can.

And he sleeps a lot and sometimes pees on the floor, said Sheriff Gary Hartman, who nonetheless sees a...

Nevada police release video of K-9 biting baby
HENDERSON, Nev. - Police in Nevada have released video of a police dog biting a 1-year-old girl nearly a year after it happened.

A police dash camera recorded Henderson officers searching the vehicle of a man they suspected of...

K9 Hero Haven rescues military and police dogs across the country
HERNDON - Mike and Ann Gibbs didn't start the Herndon-based K9 Hero Haven as a ticket to popularity, but as a way to help retired military and police dogs heal and find good homes. That's why they were so surprised to be considered people who...

Cambria County dog selected for Toyota's national calendar in 2016
A small dog from Westmont, Cambria County, named Louis has hit the big time.

The 2½-year-old Pembroke Welsh Corgi, which has a red coat color, has been chosen to represent the month of March on the Toyota Dog Days Calendar for...

Bella, Buddy top Westmoreland County?s list of most used dog monikers
Colleen Robinson is bracing herself for a surge in dogs named after characters in the new "Star Wars" movie.

Robinson, who owns Academy of the Wagging Tail grooming salon in Greensburg, said she's prepared for "a whole bunch of...

South African Penguins face threat from pet dogs
JOHANNESBURG - African Penguins struggle to find food at sea, contributing to a sharp drop in numbers over the years. The endangered animals also face a shore-based threat in South Africa - pet dogs.

More than 40 penguins were...

Top dog names in Allegheny County investigated
When it came time to name their French bulldog puppy, Kevin and Mandy Beamon decided to leave the decision to their two daughters.

But Mandy cast the deciding vote, her husband said.

"They were all fighting over a...

Shelter expecting an influx of dogs after New Year?s Day
BISMARCK, N.D. - The animal impound for Bismarck and Mandan is expecting an influx of dogs after New Year's Day caused by one of the celebration's staples: fireworks.

Animal Control Warden Ed Woodcock

Runaway dog slips into Ohio zoo's Heart of Africa exhibit
COLUMBUS, Ohio - A stray dog wandered into an Africa exhibit at the Columbus zoo, but fortunately none of the wild animals were around.

The staff at the Columbus Zoo & Aquarium is trying to figure out how the year-old border...

Red Cross helping family of 12, their dogs after fire in Poconos
The Red Cross is helping a couple, 10 children and the family's dogs displaced by a Sunday afternoon house fire in Jackson Township, Monroe County.

The couple, their children and several nieces and nephews had been living at...

English couple clones beloved boxer who died
Dylan, a boxer, meant everything to Laura Jacques, a dog walker from West Yorkshire, England.

"I fell in love with him from day one," Jacques said.

When the 8-year-old canine was diagnosed with a brain tumor in June...

Camden authorities mourn death of record-setting police dog
CAMDEN, N.J. - A police dog that made a state-record 68 criminal apprehensions during his career has died.

Camden County police officials say Zero died early Tuesday at home with his partner and handler, Lt. Zsakhiem James....

Combat dogs now get protection for after their service

More than 4,000 dogs served with U.S. troops in Vietnam, but when the war was over, only about 200 made it home. Most of the others were killed because military "higher ups" said they would never adapt to civilian life as pets.

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