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Purina Speaks Up to Defend Its Beneful Dog Food

Nestlé Purina Petcare Co. has issued a statement in response to the recent class-action lawsuit that alleges that its Beneful brand dog food was responsible for the deaths of up to 4,000 dogs. To no one's surprise, Nestlé Purina is firmly...Show More Summary

See the Beautiful Friendship Between a Dog and an Owl

Contrary to the much-quoted line from Ghostbusters, dogs and cats living together -- even being good buddies -- isn't that unusual. In my experience, as long as the dog learns the simple truth that the cat is in charge, everything is cool. Show More Summary

BuzzFeed Launches Cute or Not, a Tinder-Like App for Dog Photos

BuzzFeed calls its new pet photo app Cute or Not. Perhaps we can call it … Tender? Swiping right has a whole new purpose after the company released its new awwww-some photo-sharing app on Wednesday night. Much like the concept of Tinder,...Show More Summary

Man Who Held Dog in Viral Lake Superior Photo Gets New Pup

In 2012, the photo of John Unger holding Schoep in Lake Superior to relieve his dog's chronic arthritis captivated the world, instantly going viral. As we wrote at the time, "When John learned that his canine companion had developed severe arthritis and might not have much longer to live, John turned to water therapy to help his friend. Show More Summary

Watch This Amazing Dog Shovel the Snow Off an Ice Rink

When we were young, one of the best parts of the ice skating was zoning out on the Zamboni circling the track, cleaning the ice. We were like Doge dog. So circling. So ice cleaning. The driver, spinning the wheel and peering over the...Show More Summary

Do You Deceive Your Dog? Study Shows He Knows When You Lie

There are few things in the world that our beloved Rocky hates. But if he had opposable thumbs and could write down his list, the first three, in order, would be: "Going to the vet," "Going to the groomer," and "Going to either the groomer or the vet." One day, when he was due for his annual checkup, I told Rocky it was time to go to daycare. Show More Summary

Purina Goes to Court: Did Its Beneful Dog Food Kill 4,000 Pets?

A California man has filed a class-action lawsuit against Purina, alleging that its Beneful brand dog food is responsible for the deaths of up to 4,000 dogs. The lawsuit, filed by Frank Lucido in a California federal court, containsShow More Summary

Update: Burned and Abandoned Puppies Have Been Adopted!

Border Collie puppies Jim and Tim were found burned alive and abandoned in a ditch in Valdosta, Georgia. The pups were taken to Lowndes County Humane Society for treatment, during which one of the puppies' ears and part of a tail fell off. Show More Summary

Watch These Adorable Husky Pups Play With a Cute Capybara

In the latest installment of the never-ending saga that is "puppies will play with anyone or anything," we bring you JoeJoe saying hello to his little friends. Share this image JoeJoe the capybara just chillin' with his little puppy buds. Show More Summary

Dogs in Commercials: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

The big television event of last weekend was the Academy Awards. The Oscars are rarely of much professional interest to us, because few, if any, dogs attend the event most years. Even when one or two do make it up the red carpet, the press is usually more interested in which film snagged Best Picture or what designers actresses were wearing. Show More Summary

Pit Bull-Dachshund Mix Becomes Shelter "Ambassador"

You remember Rami, the amazing shelter dog with the Dachshund body and the full-on Pit Bull head. "It is a true Pit Bull head on a Dachshund body," Dawn Blanton of the Moultrie-Colquitt County Humane Society told CNN. She's right. The head is thick, with hard angles; the body is long, wiggly. Show More Summary

Facebook Followers Help Return Police Dog to His Partner

Two months after taking an extended Christmas vacation, an Ohio police dog has returned home, much to the relief of his handler, Officer Jerry Popp. K9 Karson, a Belgian Malinois who works for the Wilmington Police Department, escaped from the boarding kennel where he was staying over Christmas while Popp was on vacation. Show More Summary

A Little Dachshund Rescues a Giant Saint Bernard

Score one for the little guys. This tale from Belen, New Mexico, is all about role reversal. Generally, when one combines a rescue mission with a Saint Bernard, it is the big dog helping out. This time, is was Jazzie a 180-pound Saint Bernard who was in desperate need of a rescue. Show More Summary

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

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