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Blog Profile / Dogster For The Love of Dog

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Archived Since:March 4, 2008

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What Is the Dog in This Viral Video Really Protecting?

I'm not sure if this counts as a vid I love, but it's getting a lot of attention around the web. I will say that I know a lot of women who would probably like a dog like the one in this viral video to take around town. It's a common complaint among pregnant women that once they start to be visible, their bodies start to be considered public property. Show More Summary

This Bonehead Poured Hot Sauce on a Dog to Make Him Stop Yelping

Three-month-old Gizmo, a tiny, adorable Dachshund and Chihuahua mix who lives in Sarasota County, Florida, was having a rough time Sunday morning. He suffers from a seizure disorder, according to the New York Daily News, which causes the little dog to yelp in pain. He was in pain Sunday, and the boyfriend of his owner didn't like that. Show More Summary

And the Oscar Nominees for Best Canine Actors Are ...

On Sunday, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will honor the men and women of Hollywood for their cinematic performances of the past year. But the academy has made a huge oversight by ignoring our furry friends and the work that they do to make movie magic. Show More Summary

Stray Dog Wanders onto the Milwaukee Brewers' Field -- and Becomes a Mascot

Last week, a little pup wandered onto the Milwaukee Brewers' spring training camp in Arizona. Good legs, quick tail, damn cute. A little rough around the edges -- he was a stray. From the streets. They gave him a chance. Gave him a shirt. Show More Summary

Fire and Flea Sprays: Two Things That Just Don't Mix

The cautions and hazards of topical flea treatments are pretty standard: Don't let your dog lick herself after application; watch for vomiting, lethargy and an excessive thirst; watch for skin reactions like rashes; and make sure other pets in your household don't groom your dog while she's drying. Show More Summary

Vid We Love: Rescued Puppies Play Outside for the First Time

Below is a fun, heartwarming video of a bunch of puppies playing on the lawn, barking and yipping and having fun. There's more than 1 million on the Internet much like it, but the story behind this one makes it more poignant than your...Show More Summary

Not Again! More Poisoned Meatballs Turn Up in San Francisco

Last July, someone scattered poisoned meatballs around San Francisco's Twin Peaks and Diamond Heights neighborhoods, sickening dogs who were unlucky enough to take the bait. One of them, a Dachshund named Oskar, died from the toxin. It's...Show More Summary

Killing Stray Dogs and Beating Pussy Riot: Both Acts Show Vladimir Putin's Ugly Politics

By now, you have probably seen or at least heard about the video showing Russian Cossacks attacking members of the band Pussy Riot with whips and tear gas. It's a memorable, horrible scene, and it speaks volumes about the kind of place Vladimir Putin's Russia is. Show More Summary

Wushi the Two-Legged Street Dog Finally Gets a Wonderful Life

Share this image Wushi started out life as a street dog in Taiwan. It must have been a hard life, because Wushi suffered an accident that paralyzed his back legs. No one knows what exactly happened to him except for Wushi himself, and that's one secret he's keeping. Show More Summary

A Satellite Radio DJ Remembers His Dog's Life, and Her Death

Satellite radio DJ Richard Blade posted a long, heartbreaking remembrance of his dog Zoey on his Facebook page this week. I won't say that you should absolutely go read it. It's a raw, intimate piece, and the very things that make it so strong will also make it very hard for many people to read. Show More Summary

Help Save Dottie, a Starved, Abandoned Dog in Brooklyn

Ashley Affrunti and her husband were on a gentle walk around the Park Slope area of Brooklyn when they came across a dog that seemed in distress. She looked emaciated and possibly abused, with her spine and hip bones clearly showing. They...Show More Summary

Coke Unveils a "Cone of Shame" for People

What the heck is going on in the Coke advertising division? After years, decades, nearly centuries of feeding us middle-of-the road advertisements about cola, it went ahead and did this. It made a funny, witty video -- you can even call...Show More Summary

An Ecologist's Dog Is Poisoned; Was It Retaliation for Research?

Toxicologist Mourad Gabriel is known mainly for his research on the effects of brodifacoum, a commonly used rat poison, on Northern California wildlife. That sounds fairly innocuous, even boring, at first glance. But in fact, that research might have inspired someone to kill his Labrador, Nyxo. Nyxo died early this month. Show More Summary

74 Greyhounds Died in Florida Dog Racing Last Year

Dog racing is a cruel business. The dogs are the engine that runs the business, and when a part fails (a leg breaks) or simply gets outdated (an animal gets old or slow), the animals are cast aside and quickly replaced. Most dogs are euthanized, of course. Show More Summary

Dylan's a Good Dog, But He's Not Qualified to Run for Mayor

Last week, the world lost Hank the Cat, famous for his campaign to be elected to the U.S. Senate in 2012. Just as Hank left the scene, another would-be politician from the animal world tried to launch his career, only to have it grounded...Show More Summary

Detroit Animal Advocates Spend a Freezing Night in Doghouses

On Tuesday night, members of the Michigan Humane Society Cruelty Investigation and Rescue Department and emergency rescue teams slept outside to raise awareness of the dangers of leaving pets outside at night. They slept in doghouses,...Show More Summary

Love Wins! A Person Uses a Craigslist Post to Tell the Story of an Abused Pit Bull's Rescue

Craigslist really is one of the more remarkable corners of the Internet. Since the site hit the web in 1996, its basic structure and purpose has changed little. Even as the rest of the Internet focused on social media features to such...Show More Summary

Roo the 2-Legged Chihuahua and Penny the Chicken Are BFF

First, let's get to the bottom line: Penny the Chicken and Roo the two-legged Chihuahua, who both work at Duluth Animal Hospital in Georgia, are the best of friends. Inseparable, says Alicia Williams of the center, from nap time to play...Show More Summary

Our Monday Miracle is Billie Valentine: Chihuahua and Katrina Survivor

Share this image Billie Valentine the Chihuahua found himself scared and alone in a shelter in Texas after Hurricane Katrina. Considering all he'd been through, it was no surprise that Billie Valentine regarded everyone with malice and distrust, huddled in a corner of his cage, growling and barking viciously at anyone who dared approach him. Show More Summary

How Many Hoops Must One Jump Through to Adopt a Sochi Dog?

Like Olympian skiier Gus Kenworthy, Amanda Bird, the spokeswoman for the American bobsled and skeleton team, wants to rescue a stray from Sochi. However, she's running into some problems already in trying to bring the pooch home. "It's just getting the pup home that's complicated," Bird told Bloomberg News via text message. Show More Summary

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