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A Dog Stolen for Use as a "Breeding Machine" Returns Home After 8 Years

"I don't want to use hyperbole. It's is like Fatcat was somehow meant to get back to this owner. It is the most extreme return-to-owner that I've ever come across." That's the conclusion of Kerry Sneed, director of an Arkansas animal...Show More Summary

That Time an English Dog Walker Almost Played Fetch With a Hand Grenade...

Everyone loves playing with their pups, but there are some things that just make very bad toys for dogs. It's usually best for all concerned if you keep family heirlooms, beloved stuffed animals, and cell phones discreetly out of the...Show More Summary

From the TSA Instagram Account: Terrifying Weapons and Adorable Dogs

God bless Bob Burns. He's the 12-year TSA agent who, last year, decided to create an Instagram account for the Transportation Security Administration. The TSA, as you know, is responsible for keeping all the guns, knives, bombs, rocket launchers, grenades, snakes, Samurai swords, cocaine, and so on and so forth from getting on planes. Show More Summary

Lost Your Dog? Facial Recognition Software Might Be Able to Help

As you may already have noticed, today is Check the Chip Day, which makes it a good time to be thinking about how you can get your dog back home if he ever goes missing. Microchips are definitely an essential part of pet ownership these...Show More Summary

Is There a Lion Wandering the Streets of Los Angeles? Wait, No, That's Buddy the Pit Bull

The town of Norwalk was on high alert. A lion had been sighted. Norwalk is in Los Angeles. The lion was walking down a residential street, right in front of a home on the 11000 block of Tina Street. Lions don't usually make their way...Show More Summary

Keep Your Dog Safe and at Home on Check the Chip Day

Today, Dogster is happy to help celebrate National Check the Chip Day. Despite what it might sound like, this isn't a day dedicated to celebrating the delicious taste of Pringles; what it means is that if you haven't gotten your pet microchipped, this is a good time to think about having it done. Share this image An RFID chip next to a grain of rice. Show More Summary

Is the Dog in This Video Trying to Save the Lives of These Fish ... Or Save Them for Later?

The video shows a dog -- a wonderful, magnificent, heartwarming dog -- trying to save some poor, out-of-water fish by taking his little snout and dragging it through puddles and scooping water onto them. This fish are heaving. The dog is scooping. Show More Summary

A Magician Finds the Perfect Audience in This Video: He Floats Wieners in Front of Dogs

When I was a kid, I tried to learn how to do magic from a couple of my dad's books. Most of it is now gone from my brain, but there's one thing that always stuck with me: One of the books made the following point very strongly: It's better to know one way to force a card and a dozen ways to reveal it, rather than the other way around. Show More Summary

The "Dog Walkers Hall of Shame" in Brooklyn Calls Attention to Those Who Don't Scoop Poop

Although the No. 1 way of dealing with people not picking up their dogs' poop will always and forever be mailing it back to them, this one is pretty good: Shaming them on Facebook. Residents of South Oxford Street in Fort Greene, Brooklyn,...Show More Summary

And a Dog Shall Lead Them: Minnesota Town Elects a Great Pyrenees to Mayor's Office

The village of Cormorant, Minnesota, might be on to something. The citizens of Cormorant elected a dog as mayor of their small town. Share this image It's true that Duke, the seven-year-old Great Pyrenees who was swept into office, doesn't really hold a lot of power. Show More Summary

You Can Now "Bury" Your Pet in Outer Space -- For a Price

Most of us don't like to think about our pets dying. The ideal place for our pets is right next to us, frolicking and playing, and occasionally looking up at you while you try to eat with big, pitiful eyes that say, "You're going to share that chicken leg with me, right?" But everything does come to an end. Show More Summary

This Bonehead Drove With His Dog Tied to a Trailer

The picture is shocking, and hundreds of people on social media thought so as well. It shows a dog on a trailer, being motored down a road in Tennessee. But look closely and you'll see the dog appears to be nearly hog-tied to the metal bars. Show More Summary

New Delhi's Strategy on Stray Dogs: Train Them for Security

Where other cities, such as Sochi during the Olympics, have tried to deal with stray dogs on their streets through mass extermination, New Delhi has come up with a more constructive solution: Put them to work. City authorities recently...Show More Summary

We Love the Wackiest Dog Names of 2014

You all probably already know the most popular dog names of the year. You hear them around the dog parks, on the streets, even attached to little boys and girls, because we are a culture whose most popular names for dogs are nearly identical...Show More Summary

5 Ways I Can Tell My Dog Is an Introvert

My dog is an introvert. I can say this without hesitation and without question. Sasha is an Australian Shepherd/Border Collie mix we adopted six years ago. Because she was a rescue dog, we’re not entirely sure of her DNA, but the more I read about Border Collies, the more I see the resemblance in her behavior. Show More Summary

Police Abusing Dogs Is Connected to Police Abusing People

Whether you're counting human bodies, dogs, or both, one thing is depressingly clear if you read Internet news on a daily basis: There are far too many cops in this country who shoot first and ask questions later. If you're a regular reader of Dogster, you'll see that I've written a lot of articles about police shooting dogs for virtually no reason. Show More Summary

A Dog Braves Miles of Traffic to Feed Her Junkyard Friends

Lucia Helena de Souza wasn't surprised when a dog showed up in her yard, looking for food. That happens a lot in São Carlos, Brazil, and de Souza did what she'd done many times before. She fed the dog, carving out a portion from the batch she makes for her own adopted dogs and cats. Show More Summary

After a Long Trip and Repeated Rejection, Lady the Lab Goes Home with a Wrigley Heiress

A Black Lab named Lady has gone to a lot of trouble to find herself a home. She has been through several at this point: Her original owners died several years ago, and she was adopted by another family. However, when that family adopted...Show More Summary

Romo the Dog: Famous for Just Hangin' Out of His D.C. Window

Romo is a dog who got famous by hanging his big, lumbering body out the window of his home in Washington, D.C., and watching the goings on, all day long. How could you not love this? Share this image Oh man, that sign. Of course, people...Show More Summary

Duncan the Two-Legged Boxer Becomes a YouTube Video Star

Do you remember Duncan Lou Who? Back in March, Angela Lutz wrote about the two-legged Boxer in our Dogster Heroes series. Duncan has had admirers for a while, but now he's become a star. The people behind the GoPro portable camera have...Show More Summary

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