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The Agriculture Minister of Australia Has Threatened to Euthanize Johnny Depp's Dogs

Johnny Depp is on notice, via the Australian government. He has till Saturday to fly his dogs Pistol and Boo out of the country, or else the government, specifically Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce, will, er, kill them. Yes, the Agriculture Minister of Australia is on record saying he will kill Depp's dogs. Show More Summary

A Case of the New Dog Flu Has Been Found in Texas

The outbreak of dog flu that's caused so much trouble in the Midwestern United States is spreading. The H3N2 virus, which until recently had only been seen in Asia, has so far infected over 1,300 dogs in Illinois, Ohio, and Indiana, killing six. Now, it's made its way into Texas. Show More Summary

Watch "Is My Dog a Genius?" During Nat Geo WILD’s BarkFest

It's no big deal to think your dog is smart -- we all know dogs can do things like manipulate yogurt cups and smell cancer -- but it takes a special kind of person to look at his dog and think, wait, Is my dog a genius? We're exactly...Show More Summary

To Ease Her Dog's Pain, This Woman Turns to Craigslist to Find a Swimming Pool

Do you live in the Los Angeles area and have a swimming pool? If so, there's a dog who would love to borrow it for a little bit. Even better, his owner is willing to pay for the privilege of using your pool. Share this image Villa with...Show More Summary

Athens Man Arrested After Rescuing Dog From Hot Car

How far should you go to help someone else's dog? Michael Hammons may have saved the life of a dog who was locked inside a hot car in the parking lot of an Athens shopping center, but the dog's owner seems to think that he did her no favors. Show More Summary

Controversial Philosopher Peter Singer Thinks Guide Dogs Are a Waste of Money

Everybody loves service dogs, or at least the idea of them. Despite the recurring stories about businesses that kick disabled people out because they don't allow "pets," you would be hard-pressed to find someone who would stand up and say that service animals are a bad idea. Show More Summary

Benno the Belgian Malinois Ate 23 Rounds of Live Ammo

The dog who ate 23 live rounds of.308-caliber ammunition is OK. He did not suffer any undue effects. He did not "go off." He did not open a gun range in Palm Springs and settle into an easy retirement. Rather, vets assigned to the Belgian...Show More Summary

Indiana Salon Turns Away Veteran Because of Service Dog

You would think by now people would have learned about the rights of service dogs in public spaces. Unfortunately, it's just not so. Jody Mitchell, a U.S. Army veteran who lives in Kokomo, Indiana, says that she was denied a haircutShow More Summary

Cruelty Charges Reinstated in Suffocation Deaths of 21 Dogs

A few months ago, it looked as though the owners of Green Acre Dog Boarding would go completely unpunished for the deaths of over 20 dogs in their care. Despite public outrage, the prosecutor in Gilbert, Arizona, dropped all charges against owners Jesse Todd Hughes, Malesia Hughes, their daughter Logan Flake, and son-in-law Austin Flake in December. Show More Summary

Amazing Adoption Ad Has Dog Following Shoppers Around Mall

The idea was to simulate how a homeless dog might follow you home, and OgilvyOne UK completely nailed it. The ad agency had a digital dog follow people around East London's Westfield Stratford mall, appearing on digital billboards. Every time you turned a corner, you had this guy, Barley, looking right at you, his ears cocked high. Show More Summary

Texas Takes First Step in Fighting Police Shootings of Dogs

The problem of unjustified police shootings of dogs has been out of control for a long time. Only last week, Michael Leaverton wrote about the case of Igor Vukobratovic, whose dog Otto was shot by police when they showed up at the wrong house to investigate a burglary. Show More Summary

Hank the Ballpark Pup Returns With a Mother's Day Bobblehead

Things are not going well for the Milwaukee Brewers this season. After Tuesday’s games, they had the worst record in all of baseball (8-19), and earlier this week they fired their manager. But, even in these worst of times, there’s still a beacon of hope and happiness. Show More Summary

Robin Williams Plays Dennis the Dog in His Last Movie

The late-actor Robin Williams' last film finds him playing a dog. How does such a thing happen? Oh, the usual way: A member of Monty Python tapped him on the shoulder during an award show and asked him. “I came to L.A. to receive an award," director Terry Jones told Deadline. Show More Summary

After Living in a Tree, Boo the Dog Is Slowly Learning to Trust

Trusting human beings is a hard concept for Boo, and probably will be for a while. The little dog was rescued by Shirley Zindler and a fellow animal control officer while she was living in a hollowed-out tree in Sonoma, California. Although...Show More Summary

On Star Wars Day, Take a Look at Carrie Fisher's Therapy Dog, Gary

Since at least 2011, May 4 has been annually commemorated by geeks everywhere as Star Wars Day because of a really awful pun. ("May the Fourth be with you.") There are no dogs prominently featured in either trilogy, unless you want to think of either Chewbacca or the (shudder) Ewoks symbolically fulfilling that role. Show More Summary

Smuggler Mountain in Aspen Is Blanketed in Dog Poop

Aspen is a glitzy ski destination, but the dog who wants to be seen eventually ends up on Smuggler Mountain. Where he inevitably goes to the bathroom, which his owner blithely ignores, leaving another rich deposit to add to the countless piles. Show More Summary

Cop Investigating Burglary Goes to Wrong House and Kills Dog

"I was in shock. I couldn't believe it. There was blood everywhere." That's from Igor Vukobratovic, who watched his beloved German Shepherd Otto die after a police officer shot him while investigating a break-in at the wrong home. Share...Show More Summary

Serenah Hodson Takes Pictures of Dry Dogs -- and Wet Ones

How would you like it if someone took a picture of you when you were dry and then got you all wet and then took another picture of you? Might make you a bit mad, huh? Might make you regret accepting the Craigslist ad for this particular modeling job, am I right? Share this image Well, the same goes for dogs. Show More Summary

Dog Delivery by Drone Isn't a Thing, But You Can Order Puppies Through Uber Today in Canada

The video below is a joke, but just barely. Drones are being used for so many things today, from remote-control warfare to walking your dog, that the idea of delivering a puppy to your door by drone really doesn't stretch credibility that much. Show More Summary

European Inventor Wants to Get Power From Dog Poop

People get pretty emotional about poop. You've probably noticed this; owners who don't pick up their dogs' poop have become such an issue in some places that some places have implemented DNA-testing programs to catch the perpetrators. Show More Summary

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