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Dog left on Scarborough balcony rescued

July 24, 2013: A dog that was left on a feces-filled seventh-floor balcony in Scarborough has been rescued, Toronto police tell CityNews. Despite claims from residents that the dog had been outside for days, without food or water, police said Tuesday the dog was unattended for 24 hours and had plenty to eat and drink. […]

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K9s For Warriors Aims To Rescue 10 Dogs To Help Veterans With PTSD

July 23, 2013: The first time Sandi Capra met Scott Young, a young war veteran who was staying at the K9s For Warriors residential center in Florida, she couldn’t get him to make eye contact. Capra, the K9s for Warriors director of development, watched as Young was introduced to his new service dog, Whisky, as […]

Your Dog Is a Copycat

July 23, 2013: Don’t punish him, he’s just imitating you. The next time your dog digs a hole in the backyard after watching you garden, don’t punish him. He’s just imitating you. A new study reveals that our canine pals are capable of copying our behavior as long as 10 minutes after it’s happened. The […]

Abandoned breeding dog Finds Love In America the daily dog news

Abandoned breeding dog Finds Love In America

July 23, 2013: After years of being used as a breeding dog, Dilila was discarded to the streets of Taiwan After years of being used as a breeding dog, a German Shepherd named Dilila was left on the streets of Taiwan after she became too large for the commonly smaller homes in Taiwan. When she […]

Holidays get complicated when you want to take your dog or cat on the road, but owners also are nervous about leaving their pets behind.

Pauline Frommer: Why pets and travel don’t mix

July 23, 2013 Holidays get complicated when you want to take your dog or cat on the road, but owners also are nervous about leaving their pets behind. Pets may enhance our daily lives, but they ruin our vacations. That’s the surprising conclusion reached by a recent poll conducted for obvious reasons (see below) by […]

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Cyber the dog goes to graduation

July 23, 2013: Joe Pitt, who is graduating in digital forensics from the University of Portsmouth, is visually impaired, and has had six year-old Cyber the dog for four years. At his graduation he will be awarded the Adam Crump Memorial Prize for Personal Achievement for the student who has overcome significant difficulties in completing […]

Dog Finds A Tiny Kitten, Risks Everything To Save Her the daily dogs news pet it

Dog Finds A Tiny Kitten, Risks Everything To Save Her

July 22, 2013: Animal control officers in Anderson, South Carolina, thought that a barking Shih-Tzu was stuck in a ravine. Turns out, she was there nursing and protecting a tiny abandoned kitten she had found. Animal control officer Michelle Smith got a call about a yelping dog behind a Home Depot. She climbed down a […]

Gene Mutation in Dogs Offers Clues for Neural Tube Defects in Humans

Gene Mutation in Dogs Offers Clues for Neural Tube Defects in Humans

July 22, 2013: A gene related to neural tube defects in dogs has for the first time been identified by researchers. The researchers also found evidence that the gene may be an important risk factor for human neural tube defects, which affect more than 300,000 babies born each year around the world, according to the […]

Dog training could be life-saving

July 21, 2013: ‘Untapped potential’ MAKAWAO – It’s no news that dogs have a keen sense of smell, but researchers on Maui are engaged in a cutting-edge medical scent detection study that involves training dogs to detect life-threatening infections. Assistance Dogs of Hawaii in Makawao has partnered with a number of other organizations in Hawaii […]

12 most dog-friendly campgrounds in Ontario

Dog-friendly campgrounds Where, oh where can you go on a vacation with your dog? That’s what my wife and I have been wondering. 8 camping rules for Ontario dog owners 5 ways to protect your dog in a heat wave Last week I shared the rules in Ontario if you take your dog camping, but […]