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Horrifying: Someone Nailed This Dog Into a Doghouse and Left Him On the Street to Die

Warning: This story is not for the squeamish. It's one of the more disgusting and heartbreaking things that you're likely to read today. My insides are writhing just writing about it. Apparently someone in Los Angeles wanted to get rid of a dog. Show More Summary

Yes, People Name Their Dogs After Academy Award Nominees

On Sunday night, the biggest names in Hollywood will be on display at the 87th Academy Awards. But some of the best names will be watching from their homes all across the (Golden?) globe. The practice of naming pets after famous actors...Show More Summary

Manhattan Neighbors Brought This Feral Dog In From the Cold. Now He Needs Medical Care

The polar vortex that's hit the eastern half of the United States is unleashing record low temperatures. Even for people who have houses and apartments, it's going to be a hard winter. If you're stuck outside, as many people and animals...Show More Summary

Elsa the Chow Mix Found Frozen to the Ground in Michigan

Early Tuesday morning, Marylou Rotrock knew something was wrong at the house next door to hers in Ecorse, Mich. She heard a dog's cry for help, and in those temperatures -- 5 degrees F., with the windchill of negative 10 -- she knewShow More Summary

Got Too Much Money? This Dog-Friendly Rolls Royce Is for You

The main purpose of most cars is to get you places. No matter how much you decorate them, or how much audio gear you shove into the dashboard and door panels, their primary function remains the movement of you (with groceries or family)...Show More Summary

Pet International Recalls Beef Trachea Treats Over Salmonella Threat

Pet International of Miami, Florida, is recalling batches of its Beef Trachea Pet Treats, sold under the brand Buster’s Natural Pet Supply, because they have the potential to be contaminated with salmonella. The recall affects 1,500 units of the six-inch treats. Fortunately, the products did not receive widespread distribution. Show More Summary

North Carolina Senator Takes Advantage of Snow Day to "Outlaw" Puppy Mills

No matter where you stand on the political spectrum, there's one thing every Dogster reader can agree on: Puppy mills are the worst. As you know, puppy mills are overcrowded, unsanitary, horrifying places where dogs are forced to breed puppies. Show More Summary

Hank the Ballpark Pup Will Skip Spring Training This Year

Not even Hank the Ballpark Pup is immune from the old saying, “You can’t go home again.” The Bichon Frise mix who took the baseball world -– and the world in general -- by storm last February after being adopted by the Milwaukee Brewers...Show More Summary

Is Taking Your Dog Into a Bar a Good Idea? Nevada is Thinking About Making It Legal

Nevada legislators spent Monday considering one of the hefty issues of our time: Should dogs be allowed in bars? SB105, sponsored by State Sen. James Settlemeyer, would give bar owners the option of allowing dogs into their establishment. Show More Summary

Tuffy's Recalls Nutrisca Chicken and Chickpea Dog Food Over Salmonella Fears

Tuffy's Pet Foods, Inc., of Perham, Minnesota, is voluntarily recalling specific lots of four-pound bags of Nutrisca Chicken and Chickpea Recipe Dry Dog Food. Yes, that's the same Nutrisca sold under the Dogswell brand. Tuffy's, Dogswell's...Show More Summary

In "Kingsman," Part of Learning to Be a Spy Is Picking Your Puppy

As of today, superspy Jack Bauer has a new movie in theaters. No, I'm not talking about Kiefer Sutherland, and the movie isn't even remotely linked to 24. Today marks the release of Kingsman: The Secret Service, which stars Colin Firth,...Show More Summary

ASPCA Has the Cold, Hard Facts About Winter Weather Dangers

If you live in the Northeast or Midwest, you certainly don't need a reminder that we are in the throes of a very difficult winter. Snow has fallen at a record pace in the Boston area, where I live, and temperatures have routinely dipped...Show More Summary

Sissy the Miracle Schnauzer Walks 20 Blocks to Find Her Owner at the Hospital

A Miniature Schnauzer named Sissy did something amazing Saturday -- she walked 20 blocks by herself to visit her owner in the hospital. Wait, it gets better. The dog, you see, had no idea where her owner was. Simply no clue -- unless...Show More Summary

Winning Westminster -- the Road to Best in Show and Other Top Honors

The first Westminster Kennel Club dog show was held in 1877 at Gilmore's Garden in New York City. It attracted entries of 1,201 dogs. Uniformed attendants presented all the dogs in the rings, and after breed judging, there was no more competition. Show More Summary

Who Will Win Westminster? Our Predictions for the Final Day of the Dog Show

Four groups down and three to go -- time to place our bets on the Sporting, Working, and Terrier groups, who will be competing Tuesday. (Note: The abbreviation GCH stands for Grand Champion.) The Sporting Group This group sports some...Show More Summary

Kevin Smith Publicly Grieves For His Dog and Gets Mocked For It

My condolences, and those of all of us here at Dogster, go out to movie director and actor Kevin Smith. Yesterday morning, Smith posted a picture of himself cradling his dog, Mulder, with a heartfelt message about his pet's impending death: Dark day in our household: our oldest dog Mulder is dying. Show More Summary

Watch This Dog Owner Slip on Ice After Laughing at His Pup Who Slipped on Ice

By our judgement, this guy is a good and decent dog owner. Look: He's taking his dog out for a stroll on a bitter, snow-socked day. Not just a trip to the sidewalk so his friend can attend to business, but a visit to an actual park --...Show More Summary

PetSmart Plays Cupid This Weekend to Find Forever Homes for Thousands of Dogs and Cats

Anyone who has ever had a dog knows all about unconditional love. A forever love in a forever home, it is so pure, so enriching for pets and humans alike that it needs more than one day to celebrate it. Saturday is Valentine's Day, but...Show More Summary

In Japan, Devoted Owners Nurture Their Robot Dogs Against the Odds

Think of this as one more chapter in the inevitable robot apocalypse. It's a very different chapter than the one we told yesterday, when we showed a video of engineers kicking around a robot dog. This one is also about robot dogs, but without the violence. Show More Summary

Man Sues Neighbor Over Barking Dog -- and Wins $500,000

Cawper barks. This dog who lives in north Seattle woofs and yaps, sometimes for a good amount of time. He's a dog. Barking happens. But does he engage in "raucously, wildly bellowing, howling, and explosive barking," as his neighborShow More Summary

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