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Blog Post Archive

Budweiser Ad Reaction: Is it Cruel to Leave Your Dog for the Night?

I don't drink and I don't have a driver's license, which means that I don't pay much attention either to beer ads or "don't drink and drive" PSAs, even when they go viral. That's why it originally fell to Michael Leaverton to write about this Budweiser ad about a dog waiting for his owner to come home while out on a drunk. Show More Summary

Smart Move: A Dog Named Einstein Runs for Oakland Mayor

On Thursday morning, candidate Einstein climbed the steps of City Hall in Oakland, cleared his throat, sniffed the air for some of that nice Pho aroma coming in from the south, and announced his candidacy for mayor. Share this image Candidate Einstein (lower left) Or rather, his handlers did. Show More Summary

Fighting Like Cats and Dogs? Not This Blind Lab and His Guide Cat

I've always found that the idea that dogs and cats have "mortal enemy" inscribed on their genome to be highly overstated. When I've had dogs and cats living in the same house, they usually either learned to ignore each other or became buddies. Show More Summary

Baltimore Orioles Playoff Tickets Become Toys for This Dog

Karl Breslaw is a high-level Baltimore Orioles fan. Not only did he buy playoff tickets for his team, he bought World Series tickets as well, because the Orioles are going to the World Series. That's the way Karl Breslaw, high-levelShow More Summary

The Dog Behind Doge: Is Internet Fame a Blessing or a Curse?

What do you do when your pet becomes an Internet meme? It's not a question that most of us are likely to deal with, but it happens so randomly that it's worth asking. Most memes aren't so much created as they just emerge. Someone posts something, and next thing you know, it's everywhere. One of the biggest memes of 2013 and 2014 is Doge. Show More Summary

A Dog in India Is Found Covered in Rock-Hard Tar -- But Amazingly Alive

In India, volunteers from Animal Aid Unlimited successfully completely one of the most astonishing rescues we've ever seen. A dog had fallen into a pool of hot tar, and he was found stuck to the ground. When the tar cooled, it became rock hard, solidifying around his body. Show More Summary

A Shelter Does the Impossible: Finds Homes for All Its Dogs

I'm used to writing about how so many dogs get left behind in shelters because they're too old, disabled, missing a limb, not cute enough, or just because there aren't enough people wanting to adopt dogs. It's part of the basic vocabulary...Show More Summary

The Most Popular Dog Breeds in Cities Across the United States

When it comes to the most-popular dogs in the country, mixed breeds, Labrador Retrievers, and Golden Retrievers take the top three spots, according to Trupanion, the pet insurance company, which digs into its database every year to compile the listings. Quite frankly, that's a boring statistic. Show More Summary

World's First "Pet-Nup" Protects the Dogs of Warring Ex-Partners

A UK-based animal charity has just launched the world's first "pet-nup" to protect the animals of couples who split up. It's true: Saddened by homeless post-breakup dogs, Blue Cross for Pets asked divorce lawyers to create a groundbreaking...Show More Summary

The 5 Best Dog-Friendly Hotel Chains in the U.S.

More and more hotels across the country are allowing people to bring their dogs with them during their stay. It makes financial sense for hotels to seek this market, when a third of all pet parents take their pets with them in the car...Show More Summary

Bravo Recalls Turkey and Chicken Dog Foods Over Salmonella Risk

Today seems to be the day for dog food recalls. However, the recall of Kong Aussie Sticks that we reported on earlier today was fairly limited, due to possible mold growth during the drying process. Now, four lots of Bravo Turkey and...Show More Summary

Kong Recalls Aussie Sticks Over Mold Concerns

A recall has been issued for Kong Aussie Sticks by their manufacturer, JAKKS Pacific. According to a JAKKS spokesperson, "The products were not dried properly so a small percentage of finished goods have gone moldy." The recalled beef-and-rawhide sticks are sold only at PetSmart. Show More Summary

Sherlock the Airport Search Dog Retrieves Items Lost on Planes

Royal Dutch Airlines hit Internet gold this week with a damnably cute video about its search dog, Sherlock, who is trained to return lost items to passengers at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol. The program works like this: When someone leaves...Show More Summary

Remember Me Thursday: Honor Your Pets and the Ones Who Never Got Out of Shelters

For most people, their pets are unforgettable, even after they're gone. Dogs and cats become such inextricable parts of our families and our lives that we couldn't forget them if we tried. But what about the animals who never get families?...Show More Summary

Would You Adopt a Dog WIth Two Noses? Meet Two-Nose Toby

Two-Nose Toby is making national news this week, after the dog with two noses was picked up on the side of the rural road near Bakersfield, California, and taken to the Tulare County Animal Control shelter, according to ABC. No, it's not because he is a happy, playful dog, though he is that. Show More Summary

More Poison Meatballs Show Up in Northern California

Every time we write a story about someone discovering poison meatballs, we hope that it's going to be the last one. The first one came in January 2011, when a dog named Oreo almost died from several strychnine-laced meatballs someone threw in his backyard in La Mesa, California. Show More Summary

What's the Craziest Designer Dog Breed You've Ever Seen?

The designer dog craze shows no sign of abating, much to the dismay of the thousands of dogs stuck in shelters. A lot of the demand is sheer hogwash. You think people wake up one day and decide that the dog they really want is a Pekingese crossed with a Poodle? No. Show More Summary

Pro Tip: Spray Painting the Dog Is Not an OK Way to Diss Your Neighbor

Jay Filter's Husky, Balto, usually has a coat that's a nice blend of black, white, and gray. In other words, he looks pretty much like other Huskies. But several times lately, Balto has returned home with a more colorful look, and Filter...Show More Summary

A Budweiser Ad Goes Massively Viral -- Thanks to a Dog

Beer companies who make ads about drunken driving are in a weird position, because they can't tell you to not use their product. That would be bad for shareholder value, and someone would get fired. They have to tell you to go aheadShow More Summary

Today, Take Some Time To Appreciate Dogs on Wheels

Welcome to Monday. I hate writing those three words -- or even thinking them -- at least as much as you hate reading them, but this particular Monday is special, even though you might not know it. Today is National Walk 'N Roll Dog Day. Founded...Show More Summary

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