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Dog Abandoned on Phoenix Curb With Couch When Owner Moves

On Wednesday of last week, a neighbor spotted a moving van outside a home on 43rd Avenue and Cactus Road in Phoenix. On Thursday, after coming home from work, she saw a couch on the curb outside the home. And on the couch, a dog. A Pit...Show More Summary

This Pup May Jump Like a Kangaroo, But She's Every Inch a Dog

Roo, a five-month-old pup who started out life in Romania before arriving at British Safe Rescue For Dogs, has been getting a lot of attention from the international press lately. Cute, happy dogs are pretty much a dime a dozen on the Internet. Show More Summary

Puppy Saves Nebraska Family From House Fire

Dogs reveal themselves as heroes in so many ways in our society, from the everyday aid of seeing-eye dogs, to the compassion of comfort dogs, to the bravery of K-9s who assist police and military. And then there are those wonderful stories...Show More Summary

So, How'd That Insanely Crazy Dog-Walking Ad on Craigslist Turn Out?

Recently, a man posted an all-kinds-of-crazy ad on Craigslist, offering his services as your new dog walker. It started with, "HEY RICH-DOG OWNERS" and only got better from there -- or worse, if you were trying to hire a new dog walker. Show More Summary

Can This Interactive Vest Expand the Uses of Service Dogs Even Further?

"Wearable tech" is the fashionable new buzz-phrase for whatever the future of the Internet is going to be, and that goes for dogs, too. This week, NPR did a report on one potential application: Dr. Melody Jackson, director of the the...Show More Summary

Jena the Police Dog Makes Detective in San Diego

Jena, an eight-year-old police dog with the Escondido Police Department, has had an esteemed career: She's been on the job for four years, been brought to more than 1,000 crime scenes, and found drugs on suspects or in vehicles 88 times. "She's...Show More Summary

A Scientist Explains Why Dogs Dislike Raincoats

If you knew our little Italian Greyhuahua/Jack Russell named Rocky, you'd know that getting him to do his business in the rain is a challenge. You see, our precious little Rocky is … shall we say … a diva. Perhaps even a mega-diva. We're talking Celine Dion/Cher/Mariah Carey-level diva. Show More Summary

This Veteran Lost His Home Because the Landlord Said His Service Dog Was a Pet

Service dogs are not pets, but some people just don't get that. That's the most charitable interpretation of the story that follows. A more pessimistic (and perhaps realistic) way of looking at it is that for some people, the misfortune...Show More Summary

Puppies Found Burned and Abandoned in Georgia Are on the Road to Recovery

Stories of cruelty to animals stagger the mind. What leads humans to treat a harmless creature so mercilessly often goes maddeningly unanswered. All that can ever be hoped for is a happy ending. In Valdosta, Georgia, there appears to be a happy ending. Jim and Tim are a pair of Border Collie puppies who just want to be loved. Show More Summary

Hank the Ballpark Pup Wins Dog of the Year at World Dog Awards

Hank the Ballpark Pup has hit another walk-off. The lovable Bischon Frise-mix stray who stumbled onto the Milwaukee Brewers' Spring Training facility last February and into the hearts of baseball fans and dog lovers across the globeShow More Summary

This Video Says 'Good Dog' Calming Supplement Is Nothing But Doggie Booze

An online petition is calling for Petco to remove Good Dog, an allegedly homeopathic supplement intended to calm hyperactive dogs, from its shelves. Unlike most homeopathic remedies, Good Dog actually does work; give it to your dog, and he or she will likely mellow out very nicely. Show More Summary

'In Dog We Trust' Works for Us on a Rug, But Not for a Florida Sheriff

The writers and editors here at Dogster have been examining these photos, and the conclusion is pretty much unanimous: We don't see what the problem is here. Oh, sure, the folks at the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office administration building in Florida don't see it that way. Show More Summary

Jed, 'Britain's Most Overlooked Dog,' Has Found a Forever Home

Jed, a seven-year-old Lurcher, has spent almost his entire life at the Dogs Trust shelter in Darlington, England. He arrived as a puppy in 2007 and has lived there ever since. His long-time residency at Dogs Trust has made him a celebrity...Show More Summary

This Dog Rides Bus to the Dog Park Alone

The story is blowing up all over social and regular media: A dog in Seattle rides the bus alone to the dog park. What's not to love? A dog, lazying around the house, decides to get some fresh air. She opens the front door, trots down the street to the bus stop, waits for the bus, gets on it, and gets off a few stops later at the dog park. Show More Summary

PETA's Nose Warmer Is Harmless But Odd

One of the editors recently passed this link on to me, and I'm still trying to figure out where the idea for this product came from: the questionably named People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) is selling a Cold-Nose Cozy. Show More Summary

These Pet Video Memorials Are the Damnedest Things We've Ever Seen

A company called Pet Photo Fun is offering video tributes of departed pets, utilizing pictures of dogs and cats and transforming them into memorial videos. We can get behind that. It might nice to watch now and then, when you'd likeShow More Summary

Vid We Love: 'Dogs in Cars' Hits the Road in Miami

With gas prices dropping as precipitously as temperatures across the country, leave it to one of Dogster's all-time favorites, Keith Hopkin, to harness the power of both developments into the latest installment of his viral video classic,...Show More Summary

Meet the American Kennel Club's Four Newest Breeds!

The American Kennel Club (AKC) family has gained four new breeds! So make room for the Cirneco dell'Etna, the Boerboel, the Spanish Water Dog, and the Bergamasco. Um -- the whats? Okay, they may not be household names, but every breed has to start somewhere. Show More Summary

PuppySwap App Isn't Real, But the Point It Makes About Dog Ownership Is

It says something about the bizarreness of the Internet and the world at large that for the first 70 seconds or so of the PuppySwap video, part of my brain was debating how serious it was. Or maybe it just says something about how little...Show More Summary

Vid We Love: Dogs Remind Us How to Have a Ball

If you will please indulge my rant for a moment … So, I'm in Las Vegas in mid-December, and the NFL Playoffs are coming up. Being the savvy sportswriter that I am, of course I'm going to put a Jackson down on my Super Bowl prediction. Show More Summary

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