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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

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

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