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A Dog Mauled a 4-Year-Old Boy; Should He Be Put Down?

When is a dog actually so dangerous that he needs to be put down, and when can you show mercy? That's the question that's developing in the wake of an attack on a 4-year-old boy by a Pit Bull that happened last month in Phoenix. Kevin Vicente was playing with other children in a neighbor's back yard, where their dog Mickey was chained up. Show More Summary

Vid We Love: Oreo the Lab Is Rescued by a Helicopter

Oh, Oreo. The cute black Labrador Retriever did a really dumb thing last Sunday -- she got stuck halfway down a 90-foot-cliff facing the Pacific Ocean in Somoma County. We've seen those cliffs; you don't want to be anywhere near those cliffs, especially not halfway down one. Capt. Show More Summary

When Humans Are Away, Dogs Will Play (On the Bed)

There's an old saying that goes, "When the cat's away, mice will play." But if you're a dog owner, it's less important what happens when the cat's away than when you're away. Nothing can illustrate that better than the video below. It's spreading across the Internet like wildfire, although we're unclear on its origin. Show More Summary

Download Snack, an App for People Who Love Dog Pictures

Pack is a social network for people who love their dogs, designed for capturing and sharing the everyday moments in your dog’s life -- and that means gorgeous dog photos, lots of them. The site doesn't have a full-fledged app yet, but...Show More Summary

Muppet the Poodle Broke Her Leg in a Fall -- And It Saved Her

Share this image Imagine if you fell down some stairs (because you are very small) and broke your leg, and instead of rushing you to the emergency room to get your leg fixed up, the folks in charge were just like, "Aw, just put her down." Okay,...Show More Summary

A Dying Service Dog Gets One Last Rescue Mission

This story is a heartbreaker, however you cut it, so if you're going to keep reading, brace yourself. Putting a beloved dog to sleep is never an easy thing, even when you know it's the kindest thing possible. This week, the Massachusetts...Show More Summary

Videos We Love: Watch These Dogs Kiss for the First Time

Last week, the Internet collectively fanned itself after the viral video First Kiss hit YouTube. In it, filmmaker Tatia Pilieva matched up 20 pairs of strangers and asked them to kiss. Have you been asked to make out with someone you...Show More Summary

Chicago Newlyweds Are Reunited with Their French Bulldogs Lost in a Burglary

It's always a nice change when you can start off the day with some good news, so here's some: Charlie Gurion and David Wilk, the newly married couple whose dogs disappeared when their Chicago apartment was burglarized, have been reunited...Show More Summary

A British Woman Loves Her Dog So Much that She Marries Her

Amanda Rodgers of England married Sheba, loyal terrier, in a small ceremony attended by about 200 guests. "Sheba had been in my life for years, making me laugh and comforting me when I was feeling low," she told the Metro. "I couldn't...Show More Summary

Newlyweds Plead for the Return of Dogs They Lost in a Burglary

Charlie Gurion and David Wilk were married only 18 days ago, on Feb. 22, but already they're faced with having their family torn apart. While they were out at a coffee shop on Tuesday morning, someone smashed down the door to their Chicago apartment and ransacked it. Show More Summary

Man Calls 911 to Save His Dog and His Family ... from His Cat

Before we tell you this story, understand that the family involved here is dedicated to helping this cat. They are getting the cat help. A pet psychologist is visiting the home, the family members are taking the cat to the vet, and they're...Show More Summary

Why Have Routine Vet Visits Been Declining Since 2001?

Americans spend $53 billion on their pets each year on items such as gourmet dog food, designer collars, and luxury beds, yet dog visits to the vet have slipped 21 percent since 2001, according to the American Veterinary Medical Association. Show More Summary

In China's Forbidden City, Dogs Lived the Good Life

We know there are lots of people who love to dress up their dogs, especially come Halloween or National Dress Up Your Pet Day, but this takes it to a level rarely seen. The Royal Ontario Museum, in Toronto has just opened an exhibition showing artifacts from China's Forbidden City, the enormous palace that housed the emperors for hundreds of years. Show More Summary

Two Bonehead College Students Force a Dog to Drink Beer

There's a certain drinking game at college get-togethers that involves a keg, two spotters, and a lack of common sense among all parties. It's called a keg stand. The two people upend a third, keep him steady, shove a keg tap into his...Show More Summary

The Brooklyn Tattoo Artist Who Inked His Dog Is Out of Job

You remember Mistah Metro and the case of the tattooed dog from Thursday. It was a wild story: Mistah (aka Alex Avgerakis), a hotshot Brooklyn tattoo artist, went to work on his dog when she was out cold from spleen surgery. His said his vet let him do it. Show More Summary

An Injured Pup Finds Comfort (and Transit) in a Friend's Jaws

How do you get around the city if you break your leg and can't travel under your own power? For one small puppy from Chongqing, China, the solution was easy: Hitch a ride with a friend, just like the rest of us. However, his solution is way more adorable than the human version of asking someone to drive us. Share this image The pup's owner, one Mr. Show More Summary

Leo the Puppy Mill Rescue Boxer Always Has His Mouth Full

Share this image Leo the Boxer is 10 years old. He was rescued from a puppy mill in 2012 by the National Mill Dog Rescue, after living in a cage for eight and a half years. That means he's spent 80 percent of his current life suffering from abuse, neglect, and irresponsible breeding. Show More Summary

The Daily Show Asks: Can Dogs Be Racist?

Usually when we write about problems with dogs and law enforcement, the story is about a police officer who got trigger-happy in the field and shot a dog. In the video below, Jessica Williams of The Daily Show flips that dynamic around a bit. Show More Summary

Bad Ideas: Chevy's Ad About Euthanizing a Senior Dog Is Devastating

The other day, Chevy released a devastating short film about spending your life with a dog and the heartbreak of euthanasia. It's a tender piece, running backward through the life of a woman and her faithful companion, hitting all the...Show More Summary

A Dog Stranded on Ice Is Rescued and Gets to Go Home

After being separated for 10 days, a dog and his owner had a joyous reunion Wednesday night, but it's a reunion that very nearly did not happen. It's only thanks to the sharp eyes and quick action by a crew of a Coast Guard cutter that KC, a 13-year-old Boxer-Chow-Lab mix, is even alive. Jodi Benchich says that KC disappeared on Feb. Show More Summary

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