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Abusing Dogs Is Bad for Business: Centerplate Done With CEO Des Hague

Des Hague has to find a new job. Until yesterday (Sept. 2), Hague was the CEO of Centerplate, a catering company that contracts with large entertainment complexes such as sports stadiums and convention centers. Hague has been largely responsible making Centerplate into a potential challenger to Aramark, the market leader. Show More Summary

Loudon Wainwright III Drops Priceless "Man & Dog" Video

Loudon Wainwright III is a legendary singer-songwriter who recently wrote a song about a dog. Before we get to that dog, let's pause for a moment on Loudon. He's released 22 studio albums, was the "singing surgeon" on MASH, and was tagged as one of the many "new Bob Dylans" that peppered the music magazines in the early '70s. Show More Summary

Caught on Video: Starbucks Barista Kicks Out a Woman With a Service Dog

Starbucks has more than 13,000 stores around the United States, all serving the exact same thing the exact same way. You know its training manual has been honed to perfection, giving all employees precise instructions on how to dealShow More Summary

What Do Dogs Eat? EVERYTHING, According to These X-Rays

No matter how many kibbles, bits, or gourmet liver/chicken/beef treats the dog food industry comes up with, you know that it won't be enough to satisfy all our pets. Some dogs will always be convinced that they have to at least sample anything that will fit between their jaws and down their throats. Show More Summary

In Case You Were Worried, Snoopy Is Officially a Dog

Just in case you were wondering, we can put your mind at rest: Yes, Snoopy is a dog. We have official confirmation of that via the Peanuts Twitter account. On Thursday, Peanuts sent out a tweet to put nervous fans' minds at rest andShow More Summary

Is Your Dog a Candidate for Doggie Daycare?

It’s the time of year when children go back to school, and many dogs get the blues because they miss their playmates. Unfortunately, these feelings can play out in the form of separation anxiety, and your house and your furniture can suffer from the effects of your overly anxious dog. Show More Summary

Is Automating Sheepdogs the First Step to the Robot Apocalypse?

While surfing Netflix a few months back, I came across the 1982 movie Blade Runner and realized that it's set in the year 2019 -- five years from now. While it now seems prophetic in its depiction of employment opportunities and theShow More Summary

Mars Recalls Pedigree Dog Food After Finding Metal Fragments

On Wednesday (Aug. 27) Mars Petcare US announced a recall of 22 bags of Pedigree Adult Complete Nutrition dry dog food products due to the presence of a “foreign material.” That foreign material is small metal fragments, which may have gotten in there during some production mishap -- the company isn’t quite sure. Show More Summary

Jiff the Pomeranian Outdoes His Colossal Cuteness by Winning 2 Guinness World Records

As a writer, I spend a lot of time doing research, some of which takes me into obscure and strange regions of our modern information culture. Even so, it's unlikely that I'll ever have a furious need to know the largest gathering ofShow More Summary

The Worst Person in the Dog World This Week Is This Abusive CEO

The CEO of a large catering company has put himself and his firm in a lot of trouble after a video showing him kicking a dog and yanking it into the air by the leash has surfaced. Des Hague is the CEO of Centerplate, which contracts with large venues including sports arenas to provide food services. Show More Summary

Now You Can Strap a GoPro Camera to Your Dog in Style

How the world changes: A few years ago we would have never thought of strapping cameras to our dogs. But now that cameras are being strapped to everything -- body parts, surfboards, kayaks, bikes, helmets, skateboards, dashboards, sailboats,...Show More Summary

Would You Include Your Dog in Your Will? Lauren Bacall Did!

When Lauren Bacall died last month, she left behind quite a legacy. It went far beyond the iconic scenes she did with Humphrey Bogart in To Have and Have Not, Key Largo, and The Big Sleep. She was a fascinating, charismatic person in her own right, and probably would have made a great name for herself even without Bogart. Show More Summary

Not Cool: A Police Dog Dies After Sitting in a Hot Patrol Car for SIX Hours

Every summer, we hear horrible stories about dogs left in hot cars by owners who should know better and those who should really know better, like this dog sitter. This time, however, we're genuinely stunned. A police officer left his...Show More Summary

When Is a Dog Rescue Not a Rescue?

A rescue organization closing is rarely a good thing for dogs and dog lovers. The case of Precious Pups, a dog rescue group based in Calverton, New York, might just be that rare example when it is. Precious Pups was closed down by court...Show More Summary

Go Out to Eat and Bring Your Dog -- It'll Soon Be Legal in California

On Thursday, California Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation that will make your $14 chicken piccata that much better, because you can enjoy it next to your dog. The law overturns a ban on pets at restaurants and will take effect Jan....Show More Summary

Yes, People Should Clean Up Their Dogs' Poop, But Does This Poster in England Go Too Far?

Some people take dog poop really seriously. If you work here at Dogster, it's kind of hard not to notice. Recently, Michael Leaverton wrote about the neighborhood in Brooklyn (my old neighborhood, actually), that was fighting dog poop...Show More Summary

Dogs Are Now Doing the Ice-Bucket Challenge

Because the ice-bucket challenge is a viral Internet sensation, the god of such things will not rest until the trend has wormed its way into every segment of society. As it does so, it was bound to pass dogs, and it has. People are now pouring ice-cold water on their dogs, and the dogs are... Show More Summary

Watch a Puppy and a Cheetah Grow Up Together at a Safari Park

Some of the cutest things in the world are currently happening at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park. For the past couple of months, two tiny little things have been growing up together: Ruuxa and Raina. Ruuxa is a Cheetah cub who was rejected...Show More Summary

What's Too Far When Insisting People Leash Their Dogs?

As they say, there is a right way and a wrong way to do things. Dean Codo seems to have chosen the latter. It's one thing to insist that your neighbors keep their dogs leashed, but the Oregon man has gotten a reputation for yelling and harassing them about it, and last November, he assaulted one man over it. Show More Summary

A Florida Couple Claims a Restaurant Kicked Them Out Because of Their Service Dogs

There are real consequences when people try to pass off their pets as service dogs. What happened this week in a Florida restaurant is an excellent example. A married couple, Dr. Richard Davis and Lior Sher, went into Maggie Mae's restaurant...Show More Summary

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