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What's Wrong with an Advertisement Comparing a Black Child to a Dog? A Lot

An advertisement released by South African charity Feed a Child last week has put the organization in the middle of a storm of controversy. The ad shows a wealthy white woman petting and feeding a young black child in the same way you would a beloved dog. Show More Summary

Police Dogs Trained to Sniff Out Devices Containing Child Porn

Dogs are trained to sniff out contraband and explosives, but how about thumb drives, hard drives, and other electrical equipment? That's what law enforcement is doing to combat child porn traffickers on the East Coast, according to the Providence Journal. Show More Summary

A Pet-Store Owner Likes Her Food Brands So Much, She's Eating Them -- For a Month

A hero has emerged out of Washington this week -- pet lover and pet-store owner Dorothy Hunter, who vows to eat only pet food for a month. Specifically, the cat, dog, and bird food on her Paws Natural Pet Emporium store shelves, according...Show More Summary

Dolly Parton Offers a Home to a Lost Dog Named After Her

Dolly Parton's name has appeared on a lot of stuff since her first studio album, Hello, I'm Dolly came out in 1967. Besides 40-some-odd albums, the things that have been named after her include an amusement park; a street in her hometown...Show More Summary

Meet Nubbles the Chihuahua: Two-Legged and Completely Adorable

Share this image Okay, usually when I write these Monday Miracles, I like to use Facebook as research, and so I am naturally drawn to pages with robust imagery and a fleshed-out narrative. This is important if you're considering creating...Show More Summary

One More Reason to Check the Carrier When Flying with Your Dog

We've had a lot of stories about cats and dogs who've been lost in airports, escaping their carriers and fleeing, panicked, into crowded terminals. It rarely ends well. Some animals are never seen again; some don't make it out alive....Show More Summary

Skepchick Blog: "Pit Bull Problem" Is Really a "Human Problem"

By now you might have heard the story of Victoria Wilcher. Last month, the three-year-old girls' story set the Internet ablaze when her parents claimed that the staff of a KFC restaurant in Jackson, Mississippi, had kicked them out because the scars on Victoria's face frightened the customers. Show More Summary

The Greatest Photo Ever of Daniel Radcliffe Walking ALL the Dogs

Actor Daniel Radcliffe threw the sidewalks of NYC into chaos on Monday morning as he walked a great many dogs with a great many leashes tied to his belt. At one point, he smoked a cigarette. It was magical: Share this image Further snooping...Show More Summary

What This Boy Wanted For His Ninth Birthday: Rescue More Dogs From Kill Shelters

Share this image I can't remember what I wanted for my ninth birthday, but I'm sure that it was expensive and self-indulgent. Probably something like a new bike or a videogame console. Whatever it was, I'm pretty certain that Ethan Katz's birthday wishes this year put me to shame. Show More Summary

Dog Ate Your Homework? No! A Diamond Wedding Ring!

The old excuse, "The dog ate my homework," is such a cliché that it became an obvious dodge long ago. You might as well say "I decided to blow it off and shotgun the last three seasons of Doctor Who on Netflix," for all the good it would do you. Show More Summary

Another Dog Is Needlessly Killed by Police -- and Hundreds Protest in Salt Lake City

After all the incidents we've reported of dogs being needlessly killed by police, it seems inevitable that it would reach a breaking point. Frankly, it should have reached that point a long time ago. That might be what we saw in Salt...Show More Summary

Miley Cyrus Unveils Pictures of Her New Dog on Instagram

It's been some time since we’ve talked about Miley Cyrus, but big things have been happening. BIG THINGS. Share this image In our previous coverage, you’ll remember that one of her many rescue dogs, a Yorkie, was killed by her Bulldog,...Show More Summary

Meet Daphne, a Doxie Saved with Only Mintues to Spare

Share this image I know my Monday Miracles usually feature a dog with a Facebook page, but I've decided to change things up because this is a story I am just in love with. When I learned about Daphne, I was enamored with her harrowing...Show More Summary

This Japanese Golden Retriever Shows Off Her Table Manners

Does the price of dog food ever seem overwhelming to you? Feeding a dog, especially with the fancy stuff that's in all the stores now, can be expensive. I don't know if the solution found by the owner of Coco-Chan, a Golden Retriever in Japan, is really the one that you want to use to cut down on dog food expenses. Show More Summary

Watch "The Pugs of Westeros" and Be Slain by the Cuteness

Wow, that was close. We were about to cede Game of Thrones to the cats, based on all the fine work cat lovers have done in the GoT arena, when this came along. Screw you, cats! Dogs will handling GoT duties from now on, thank you kindly. Show More Summary

Joint Custody of the Dog in Divorces? Not in Vermont

If you consider your dog a member of the family, what happens to him or her in case of a divorce? That question has caused acrimony in more than one couple. In some ways, it's easier to figure out who gets the kids, because there's a...Show More Summary

You've Heard of House Flipping? This Bonehead Tried Dog Flipping

On Sunday, an awful person adopted a dog from the Hawaiian Humane Society. At the time, staff didn’t know the person was awful; they just thought the woman wanted to give a good home to Sally Mae, a 10-year-old Jack Russell. They were happy. Then, one hour after the adoption took place, the dog appeared on Craigslist. Show More Summary

Changes in China: Annual Dog Meat Festival Sparks Outrage

The Chinese city of Yulin held its annual dog meat festival over the weekend, but not without a lot of controversy. The festival was the subject of a huge backlash this year because more Chinese citizens are thinking of dogs as pets rather than food. Show More Summary

Tennis Star Andy Murray Saves a Labradoodle from a Busy Road

They call him Andy Murray, Dog Rescuer. They also call him Andy Murray, Reigning Wimbledon Champ -- probably more often Andy Murray, Dog Rescuer, like a lot more -- but for the purposes of this article we're sticking with Andy Murray,...Show More Summary

Do You Ever Wonder About Your Shelter Dog's Life Before You?

We adopted our dog Sasha six years ago from a local animal rescue group, Nike Animal Rescue Foundation. About 20 percent of all dogs with homes are adopted from animal shelters or rescue groups, according to the Humane Society of the United States. Show More Summary

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