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Archived Since:March 4, 2008

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Is Ira Glass Dog the Most Amazing Dog Halloween Costume Ever?

These days, people in Brooklyn are generally young and spirited, and when confronted with something like a dog costume contest, they don't phone it in by browsing PetSmart. They pull out the sewing machines, they swing open the craft closets, they mix up a cocktail, they get to work. Show More Summary

Malaysian Activist Encourages Dog Petting, Gets Death Threats

For most of the people who read this blog, touching a dog isn't a big thing. In fact, touching dogs is one of the selling points of bringing one home to become part of your family. But in Malaysia, a huge controversy has boiled up around exactly that issue. Show More Summary

Susie the Pit Bull Is Your 2014 American Hero Dog

Share this image The 2014 American Humane Association Hero Dog Awards airs Thurs., Oct. 30, on the Hallmark Channel, but the event took place last month, and we've got your big winner right here: Susie. She's a Pit Bull mix from High...Show More Summary

Can Tomorrow's "Freeze Don't Shoot" Protests Stop Police Officers Shooting Dogs?

Tomorrow, dog lovers hope to make a statement against cops who gun down dogs without reason. At noon, local time, activists are planning to march on the capitols of all fifty states under the banner of "Freeze Don't Shoot." More people...Show More Summary

Meet the Secret Service Dogs Who Stopped a White House Fence Jumper

On Wednesday, a White House fence jumper did not run a clear path to the doors and scurry inside like Omar Gonzalez did on Sept. 19. Phone calls had been made; protocols had changed. After Dominic Adesanya's feet hit the North Lawn he...Show More Summary

Good News: Bentley the Dog Doesn't Have Ebola

Here's the kind of good news that I like to write up: Bentley, the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel owned by Dallas nurse Nina Pham, has tested negative for Ebola. He still has about nine days to stay in quarantine, but the fact that he's made it this far is a good sign. Show More Summary

Hey, Gawker: Is Dressing Up a Shiba Inu REALLY Animal Cruelty?

It might be understating it just a bit to say that people have a lot of strong feelings about dressing dogs up in clothes. Most people are fine with slipping a dog into a coat for practical reasons, but when owners start dressing their...Show More Summary

Until Cameras Go Into the Supreme Court, John Oliver Wants Us to Use These Dogs

Thanks to comedian John Oliver, we may just have a new dog meme on our hands. It wasn't as though the Internet was lacking in cute dog pictures and videos before, but Oliver and his crew at Last Week Tonight have pushed it to the next...Show More Summary

Does Having a Dog Mean You Get to Displace Homeless People?

From 2002 to 2008, I lived in this apartment building in Fort Greene, Brooklyn: Share this image My old building in the Fort Greene/Clinton Hill area. (Google Maps) The neighborhood has changed a lot since I moved away, and not for the better. Show More Summary

Not Again! U.K. Store Expels a Blind Woman and Her Guide Dog

Despite the fact that we deliberately threw them out of the country not once, but twice, sometimes it seems like the English are just -- well, better than us. Between their superior science-fiction television shows, cool accents, and...Show More Summary

Dogs Make It Better: A Chihuahua Rescues His Hospitalized Owner

Any hospital worth its mortar believes in the healing power of pets -- that's why you see so many therapy dogs padding down the hallways and into rooms, brightening the days of their occupants. But the nurses at a Kentucky hospital took that a step further. Show More Summary

Months After the Fact, 4 Are Indicted in the Death of 21 Dogs

Four people, including the son of a U.S. senator, have been indicted on charges of animal cruelty that resulted in the deaths of 21 dogs, AZ Central reported. The news caused big sighs of reliefs from many dog lovers in Arizona and elsewhere. Show More Summary

Videos We Love: Watch This Dog Go Mad Over a Pile of Leaves

You know how on a Saturday when you rake leaves all morning and get them into a crazy pile and you stand there for a bit and wonder what it would be like to be six again and charge into those leaves? And then you sort of halfheartedly...Show More Summary

The Puppy Apocalypse Hits New Jersey: Dog Walk of the Dead

In the days before Halloween, we find ourselves constantly telling people to go easy on putting your pets in costumes. It's sobering stuff. Don't we like to party? "At what point does it become cruel to dress up your dog for Halloween?" we ask. Show More Summary

Watch This: A Dog Interrupts a Soccer Game and Gets Belly Rubs

I've never been a big fan of sports, especially if they don't include pointing swords at people. When I was in high school, I was into fencing, and several years back I took classes in a form of Japanese sword fighting called Tate, but that's about as close as I come to enjoying sports. Show More Summary

Artist Bryn Anderson Creates a Skeleton Dog -- From Her Own

Look at this crazy picture: Share this image First, let's erase that point of concern you're experiencing at the moment: The paint is non-toxic. The owner of Nixie the Skeleton Dog (who appears to be a German Shepherd), Washington-based...Show More Summary

A Man Walking His Dogs Off Leash Gets $50,000 for Harsh Treatment -- A Stun Gun

Two years ago, Gary Hesterberg of Montara, California, took his two dogs, Beagle Jack and Rat Terrier JoJo, on a walk in the Rancho Corral de Tierra open space, something he'd done many times before. Dogs in the Rancho were always running...Show More Summary

Officials in Dallas, Unlike Madrid, Won't Kill an Ebola Patient's Dog

One of the biggest stories in the news right now is that for the first time, someone has contracted Ebola within the United States. A Dallas health worker who treated Thomas Eric Duncan, the only person to die of the disease in the United...Show More Summary

How Did Cute Dog Pictures Turn Into an Online War? Dogspotting

Until yesterday, I was blissfully ignorant that such a thing as dogspotting existed, or that there was a ferocious war being fought among its fans. Now that I know, all I can say is, "Of course there is." In hindsight, the hobby and the controversy seem inevitable. Show More Summary

Hilary Swank Will Host "The Great American Dog-a-Thon" on Thanksgiving Night

Thanksgiving night is usually a time when families, tired and full and sorta drunk and absolutely done with talking to one another, gather on couches and floors and recliners in front of the television to watch... whatever the hell is on. Show More Summary

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