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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

Felicity the Pit Bull Gets Plastic Surgery to Cover a Profane Scar

Felicity, an eight-month-old Pit Bull mix, was found by animal control officer in Kentucky tied to a fence in front of a house -- not her own house. She was abandoned without food or water. A neighbor noticed the dog, and knowing the...Show More Summary

Are Some Dogs Pessimists, or Are They Just Being Realistic?

Few phrases trigger my skepticism (which some claim is overactive anyway) like the words "a study says..." Those three words are used as cover for more spectacular levels of pseudo-scientific BS than anything else, with the possible exception of corporate tax returns. Show More Summary

Meet Captain, an Abandoned Bulldog With Severe Mange Who Needs a Forever Home

We've talked about the dreaded skin condition mange in the past -- the causes and treatments, and whether it's contagious from dogs to humans. We've even written about some rescues with severe cases, like Bethany and this mother along...Show More Summary

This Samoyed Has an Insatiable Appetite for Dirty Underwear

Kaye Banks didn't witness her Samoyed, Brian, devouring the pair of silk thong underpants that she'd taken off and set out to wash last week in Brampton, northern England. It's certainly not very pleasant pondering why a dog would choose to swallow dirty panties and not some other item from the laundry pile, such as a linen napkin. Show More Summary

Today We Honor Military Working Dogs

Today is National POW/MIA Recognition Day, and people across the country are taking time to remember prisoners of war and those who are missing in action. At Dogster, we believe it's appropriate to revisit one of our favorite subjects:...Show More Summary

For World Gratitide Day: Why We're Grateful for Our Dogs

Sunday is World Gratitude Day, and like any self-respecting pup-centric publication, we're taking it as our cue to talk about why we're grateful to have dogs. I invited our writers to share the many reasons they're grateful for their dogs (both past and present), and they sent me some of the sweetest notes I've received in my inbox in ages. Show More Summary

Grab a Tissue and Watch These Bonded Stray Dogs Get Rescued

Videos of dog rescues in progress are a pretty small subgenre on the Internet. They're far outnumbered by those that show people dunking ice water on their heads or misogynist threats against video game critics. When you find one, it's...Show More Summary

A Dog Lost in Pennsylvania is Found ... in OREGON

It's a dog mystery of the highest order: On April 22, Gidget, a seven-year-old Jack Russell Terrier, went missing from her home Huntingdon, Pennsylvania. Five months later, she turned up wandering around a Portland, Oregon, suburb, nearly...Show More Summary

San Francisco Gets a Courthouse Dog to Comfort Witnesses

Once upon a time, the use of service dogs was relatively limited. Primarily, there were "seeing eye dogs" to help people with visual disabilities, and dogs trained for search and rescue missions, and little beyond that. San Francisco gives an excellent example of how broadly the roles of service dogs are expanding. Show More Summary

73 Irish Wolfhounds Are Rescued From a Santa Fe, Texas, Home

The numbers are shocking: More than 100 animals, including 73 Irish Wolfhounds and other dogs, six tortoises, fresh water turtles, snakes, macaws, doves, cockatiels, and cats, were discovered in deplorable conditions on the property of a Santa Fe, Texas, home. Show More Summary

Two Dogs Found Friendship in a Shelter, Then Found a Forever Home Together

Most shelter dogs are lucky if they find a forever family. Very few leave the shelter -- if they do leave the shelter -- with a forever friend. The "if" in the sentence above is what makes the story of Ares and Zeus such a touching and special one. Show More Summary

Arizona Is Getting a $500,000 Dream Dog Park: See the Design

We've all been there, at the dog park, staring at the saggy chain-link fence, the torn-up grass, the drab concrete bench, the overflowing trash receptacle. It doesn't have to be this way, we think. Why can't this place be fun. Beneful hears you. Show More Summary

Man Threatens to Kill a Dog Every Time His Social Media Followers Get a Question Wrong

I really hate it when I start the week with stories like the one that follows, and I hope it doesn't ruin the rest of the week for you. I highly recommend going over and looking at some cute dog pictures when you finish, just to recharge...Show More Summary

Paris Hilton Spends $13K on "Mr. Amazing," a Pocket-Sized Pomeranian

For $13,000, Paris Hilton has just bought the world's allegedly smallest Pomeranian. Alongside a photograph of the adorable little snowball -- which, at 11.6 ounces, weighs less than the average grapefruit -- Hilton tweeted: "just ordered this aaaaaaaaaaaa." Because, you know, punctuation. Show More Summary

Artist Daniella Urdinlaiz Illustrates Why Your Dog Licks Your Face

Among her many illustration projects, Brooklyn artist Daniella Urdinlaiz has been churning out illustrated stories for Tapestry's Drawing the News feature on Digg, and they are uniformly excellent. After the timely "How To Stay CoolShow More Summary

Zeus, The World's Tallest Dog, Dies at Age Five

At 44 inches tall at the shoulder and 7 feet, 4 inches on his hind legs, Zeus became the Guinness World Records' Tallest Living Dog in 2012. Just two years later, he's gone. According to his owner, he died from old age. Zeus was just...Show More Summary

The Last Surviving 9/11 Rescue Dog Visits Ground Zero

This is Bretagne, a 15-year-old retired search and rescue dog. She appeared on the Today show this morning with her longtime handler and owner, Denise Corliss of Cypress, Texas. Tom Brokaw sat in to tell their story, because it's a big,...Show More Summary

This Viral Picture of a Cute Dog in a High Chair Is More Than It Seems

The pictures below have been getting a lot of exposure on the Internet in the past couple of days, and it's easy to see why: A picture of a dog sitting in a high chair is the very definition of adorable. But it's more than that. ForShow More Summary

Has Uber Been Denying Rides to Blind People and Their Service Dogs?

We keep hearing about poorly trained employees kicking out people with service dogs, forcing corporate apologies, like this one from Starbucks. Now, it's Uber's turn, though it appears an apology won't be enough. According to the Washington...Show More Summary

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