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Can Dogs Really Sniff Out Cancer? A New Study Says Yes

Over the weekend, a team of Italian scientists made an incredible-sounding claim that could be very exciting if it turns out to be legit: Trained dogs may be able to accurately detect prostate cancer by sniffing urine samples. A team...Show More Summary

Wait, What? Dogster's Hometown of S.F. Drops Off the "Best City to Have a Dog" List

Dogster is based on San Francisco, right here, so you'll have to excuse us if we aren't jumping for joy like those bastards in Portland, Oregon. What did Portland ever to do us? Well, it's what it did to everyone: It won NerdWallet's...Show More Summary

Dancing Nathan, Our Monday Miracle, Wants You to "Dance Nekkid"

Share this image I sat across from my date, searching for something to say. "So, do you like to dance?" I asked her. She shook her head. "I mean, I like to dance, but I'm not very good at it." "I love to dance," I said. "It doesn't matter if you think you're good at it. Show More Summary

Rescue Road Trips: A Man with a Big Rig Travels 4,200 Miles to Save Dogs in Kill Shelters

How far would you go to save a dog? Greg Mahle, founder of Rescue Road Trips, can tell you exactly how far he would go -- and has gone. Every other week, he gets in a semi-trailer truck and leaves his home of Zanesville, Ohio, to drive a 4,200-mile route that takes him to Houston and on through nine other Southern states. Show More Summary

Panda-Dog Craze Sweeps China

The panda dog came about when a French zookeeper ushered his Bernese Mountain Dog into the panda enclosure, threw in a wheel of brie, turned up the Serge Gainsbourg, and gave the two animals until morning to... wait, no. That's how a...Show More Summary

Is This Pomeranian Protesting a Haircut, or Just Photoshopped?

When our family dog gets upset at something, she has a number of responses to let the human world know it. Usually, she barks. Loudly and insistently, and for long periods of time. If she's feeling really threatened, she'll give a low growl that would probably be a lot more threatening if she weighed more than 10 pounds. Show More Summary

Bravo Issues a Recall for Its Raw Dog Food

Bravo issued a nationwide recall for several products in its raw food line, saying they have “the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes,” according to the company. Share this image Another, more lengthy list of Bravo...Show More Summary

Service Dog's Last Duty: Collect His Late Owner's Diploma

Earlier this week, I wrote about all the ways that someone can hurt or even kill themselves during an epileptic seizure. Here, unfortunately, is an excellent example of that: Josh Kelly, a student of geosciences at Idaho State University, didn't make it to his graduation last weekend. Show More Summary Features Adoptable Pets? Who Knew?

Usually I only visit when I'm looking for something like a tool set and I've been putting in serious time at the computer, comparison shopping and reading reviews until I'm repeatedly punching myself in the head. Why do...Show More Summary

Is Black Dog Syndrome Real? Yes. No. Kinda-Sorta

It's a truism among dog lovers that black dogs are less likely to get adopted at shelters. But is it actually true? An interesting article at io9, Gawker's site for science-fiction nerds, takes a close look at the science behind Black Dog Syndrome and finds that it's not actually that big a deal. Show More Summary

A Deaf Pit Bull Learns to Recognize Sign Language Then Gets Adopted by a Deaf Woman

When Rosie the Pit Bull turned up at the Central Nebraska Humane Society three months ago, staff didn't know what was wrong with her. The dog was sweet but scared, yet there was something they couldn't pinpoint. Then they got it. Rosie couldn't hear them. Show More Summary

7 Ways to Reduce Your Dog's Stress at the Vet’s Office

My dog Sasha, an Australian Shepherd/Border Collie mix, hates going to the vet’s office. As soon as I get her through the office door she turns around and starts pulling me back out. This behavior continues until she’s called into the exam room, where she exhibits all of the signs of a fearful dog: panting, tail tucked under, and ears down. Show More Summary

THIS Is a Service Dog: He Calls 911 After His Handler's Seizure

Trust me, coming out of a generalized seizure -- the kind that used to be called "gran mal" -- is no fun. It sucks like a big old sucky thing, and not in the good way. It's a scary, infantilizing experience; when you start to come out,...Show More Summary

This Photo of an Adorable Chihuahua Rescued on a California Freeway Goes Viral

Last week we talked about how a picture of a dog won a major international photography contest. But the cropped version of the photo you see above? And the full version you see below? That photo is killing us. That photo is literally holding a knife and jabbing it at us. Show More Summary

Monday Miracle: Bunny The Dog Defies Cuteness Conventions

Share this image Bunny the dog was born to a rescue dog in South Central Los Angeles named Mima. Unfortunately, when Bunny was born, Mima was too sick and malnourished to produce milk for her litter, so Bunny and her two littermatesShow More Summary

This Bonehead Manhandles a Dog Gamboling on a Soccer Field

There’s a special place in heaven for dogs who like to gambol on lush, verdant fields -- soccer fields, let’s say. And there’s a special in hell for those who would disrupt that carefree roughhousing, treating the dogs as nuisances, delays of game worthy of the shrillest whistle. Show More Summary

There's Horror But Also Hope in This List of 101 Worst Puppy Mills

Compiling the Humane Society of the United States' latest report seems like it must have been a truly thankless job. At the very least, if I had been involved in putting it together, I would have needed to get my antidepressants cranked up to eleven and needed to see a therapist twice weekly. Share this image Lonely dog in cage. Show More Summary

Serendipity! A Family Who Lost a Dog in Hurricane Sandy Finds Him More Than a Year Later

When Hurricane Sandy hit, Chuck and Elicia James and their kids -- Alexandra, Kelsey and Liam -- were living in Keansburg, New Jersey, with their Pit Bull mix, Reckless. Everybody made it through OK, but their fence didn't. It was mangled. Show More Summary

The Video That Got a Cop Suspended for Abusing His Dog

You would think -- or at least hope -- that if anyone knew how to handle a dog with professionalism and calm, it would be a K-9 officer, right? After all, they work with their dog every day, bond with them, and have undergone hours of training on how to control and understand dogs. Show More Summary

A Family Dog Lies on a Missing Boy Until Rescuers Arrive

On Monday, Courtney and Brock Urness discovered that their three-year-old son, Carson, was missing from their 2,000-acre farm in Cooperstown, North Dakota. They called 911. Fire departments and the North Dakota State Highway Patrol responded,...Show More Summary

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