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A Dog’s Devotion Lasts Forever

(DOGS/TOUCHING TALES) Hard times brought Negão and his guardian together, but how do you tell man’s best friend that his person is gone? The loyal companion to a homeless man who suddenly fell ill with a fatal infection, Negão still waits for his human outside of the hospital where he passed away. In fact, Negão […]

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Pawprints In Sand: Top 10 Dog-Friendly Beaches

(DOGS/LIFE WITH PETS) As the temperature rises, who doesn’t love to bask in the sun and splash in the cool ocean? A day at the beach is perhaps the most classic summer fun, and it just isn’t fair for man’s best friend to be left out. Luckily, there are many fantastic seaside spots that Fido […]

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Hook The Hero Dog Saves Woman From Approaching Train

(ANIMAL HEROES/DOGS) Meet Hook the hero dog. Hook is a registered service dog for Joyce Herman, who has difficulty hearing particularly when she’s outside. One day, when she was crossing a busy intersection during rush hour, she was unable to hear a local train approaching from behind. Luckily, her 12-pound Chihuahua-Jack Russell mix successfully pulled […]

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Pit bulls, like these in Oxford, Mississippi, arouse strong passions. To some, they are canine killers that should be banned. To others, they are victims of prejudice and misunderstanding. Who's right? Photo Credit: William Albert Allard via National Geographic

The Truth About Pit Bulls: “The Most Feared & The Most Misunderstood”

(PIT BULLS/BREED DISCRIMINATION) There’s no doubting the contentious divide in perceptions of pit bulls across the globe. To some, these dogs are considered dangerous killers who should be banned outright, whereas others view them as misunderstood victims of breed discrimination. In the newly released book, Pit Bull: The Battle Over an American Icon, author Bronwen […]

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Gghee, a 5-year-old yellow Labrador, ready to sniff a line of suitcases in mid-May at the canine training center at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio. Photo Credit: Ilana Panich-Linsman via NY Times

Bomb-Sniffing Dogs Stay One Sniff Ahead Of Terrorism

(WORKING ANIMALS/BOMB-SNIFFING DOGS) Since the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, the U.S. government has spent billions of dollars on technologies to emulate the nose and brain of trained bomb-sniffing dogs. But nothing seems to beat the accuracy of a dog’s nose, which can detect just a teaspoon of a chemical in a million gallons of […]

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