Feds Surrender In Tooth-And-Nail Fight To Leash Dogs In Bay Area’s Open Space

After a snarling battle, the National Park Service has announced that it’s “permanently” backing off its plan to impose tough new leash restrictions on dogs on federally managed open space in the San Francisco Bay Area. The feds are now resigned to continue enforcing the more lenient 1979 rules in the Golden Gate National Recreation […]

Strudel The Obese Dog’s Fitness Journey Is Nothing Short Of Inspiring

The dramatic weight loss of a severely chunky golden retriever mix could be an inspiration to people caring for overweight pets. Obesity is a real problem for cats and dogs in the United States, and extra pounds can lead to serious health issues and a lower quality of life. That’s why when Kristy and John Cotthaus, […]

Woman Creates ‘Rooffee,’ A Coffee For Dogs

After the success of products like alcohol-free, grape-free “wine” for cats, it’s no surprise that someone is developing a caffeine-free, coffee-free “coffee” for dogs. The name, though, has some people kind of shocked. A lot of people ― including me ― initially thought a press release about a dog drink called “Rooffee” had to be a […]

Adorable Dog Has Her Own Bus Pass So She Can Take Herself to the Park

This is the happiest passenger you’re ever likely to see on public transport – a dog named Eclipse, who was given her very own bus pass so she can visit her favorite dog park. The Seattle gal is a regular on the bus, and the sight of her provides great amusement to other riders, one […]

PUPDATE! Woman Who Abandoned Dog With Giant Tumor Banned From Owning Pets

Back in June of 2016, we told you about Henry, a lovely golden retriever who’d been abandoned in Newport Beach, CA. Henry was lugging a shocking, 42-pound tumor around with him. Many people contributed donations to help Henry get the surgery necessary to make his life happier and healthier. Several months later, we let you know that […]

The Heat Brings The Heat! Protective Family Dog Helps Patrol Chopper Locate Missing Toddler

Screen grab from a State Patrol helicopter shows Bella walking around the lost toddler. MINNESOTA STATE PATROL. —————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— Those Minnesota nights, even in early October, are chilly and so when 2-year-old wandered from his home earlier this week — he was very lucky that a loyal family pooch stayed with him for his entire nighttime […]

UPDATE: Parole Denied for Abuser of Caitlyn the Dog

The parole board was unanimous in its denial. When initially charged, Dodson told authorities he wrapped the dog’s snout with tape to silence her barking. ———————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— We’ve been following the story of Caitlyn the dog since 2015 (click here for all our Caitlyn coverage!), when she was discovered wandering the streets, her face grossly swolled after enduring […]

Cane Corso Catcher! Phillies’ Cameron Rupp Adopts New Pup From The PSPCA

Lola is already sporting team merch! —————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— Rupp has named her Lola and she joins sister Frito, a boxer-pitbull mix, and brother Chief, an Italian mastiff, as the newest member of the family. Rupp does a lot of good work for the PSPCA, often paying dogs’ adoption fees. You can follow him (and thusly his […]

Hero Dog Protects Herd Through Tubbs Fire in Sonoma

———————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— When Roland Hendel’s property was about to burn in the recent Tubbs fire in Sonoma County, he was forced to make a last-second decision as the flames closed in. Hendel had children, two dogs and eight bottle-fed rescue goats. He was able to flee with the kids and one dog, Tessa, but the goats, […]