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Jan
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In Youngstown, Ohio 22-year-old Dion Taylor was trying to rob the Family Dollar Store. He handed a clerk a note demanding money, but the clerk said he couldn’t read the handwriting. He handed it back asking the robber to read the note. He read, “This is a robbery, please be quiet. Don’t let your pride get you killed.” The clerk gave the man money from the register and a pack of cigarettes. The man ran... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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A search party in California out looking for a man who may have drowned came across a lost Pit Bull, stranded on a pile of debris in the middle of the Salinas River. He had been stuck out there for several days, until finally Jessica Barraza, known locally as an animal rescuer, heard about the poor dog and went to see how she could rescue him. She and a friend began collecting branches and tried... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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Posted 4 days ago at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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Robert Losey Courtesy photo As an archaeologist, Robert Losey has helped excavate dog and human burial sites around Lake Baikal in southern Siberia and other places around the world. He is constantly impressed by evidence of just how long humans have loved dogs. This dog was buried about 7,000 years ago in southern Siberia along with stone tools. A round pebble was placed in its mouth. No one knows what it means but it meant... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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This adorable dog was stabbed 19 times by a crazy person and not only made a remarkable recovery, but charmed the police officer who rescued her and found a forever home. In St. Louis last month the Humane Society of Missouri’s Animal Cruelty Task Force received a call from a police officer who was responding to a 10-96 (psycho) call at a church. A Poodle mix had been stabbed in the neck, back and chest,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 18, 2017 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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Photo courtesy Billy Fernando / via Santa Monica Fire Department We probably use the word iconic too often in describing photos, but this one has all the elements of an iconic photo as it drew attention across the country last month. A small dog named Nula was not breathing and didn’t have a pulse when he was pulled out of a blazing apartment. Santa Monica Fire fighter Andrew Klein performed mouth to snout CPR on... Continue reading
Posted Apr 17, 2017 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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Actually it was the Oshkosh Area Humane Society in Wisconsin. Normally a dog, a cat and a rat are natural enemies, but Sasha the dog, Jack the cat and Tweaks the rat had formed an unlikely bond living together. When the family had to move and weren't able to take the pets with them, they took them to the Oshkosh Area Humane Society in March. As the staff separated the animals to give them physical... Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2017 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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Yoda, a young yellow Labrador Retriever, was assumed dead after her owner, 47-year-old San Jose resident Brian Phidat Ho, died when his 13-foot craft capsized during a fishing trip. One man and another dog were rescued, but Yoda was not found. Four days later two Marin County fire chiefs were in a rescue watercraft scouting a location for a water rescue orientation. About a quarter mile north of Dillon Beach they spotted a pale yellow... Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2017 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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Photo: Show Your Soft Side Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Tyler Matakevich has come down with a sudden case of puppy love. It all happened at a photo shoot for the anti-animal cruelty campaign Show Your Soft Side. The campaign matches athletes and other celebrities with adorable pets to raise awareness about the love animals deserve. After a few shots, the puppy fell asleep in the strong arms of the football player, and Matakevich, a dog lover,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2017 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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Brides Sarah Mallok Crain from Pennsylvania (top) and Meghan Butler from North Carolina opted out of traditional bouquets. The bridesmaids carried rescue puppies to raise awareness and find homes for the homeless. The pictures have gone viral and the puppies have found homes. Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2017 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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My favorite minor league team, the El Paso Chihuahuas, won the Pacific Coast League Championship last season. The $20 “Championship Burrito” is a celebration in food for fans with a hearty appetite. It consists of 3 pounds of meat, including chicken, barbacoa, picadillo and brisket all wrapped up in a special 24-inch flour tortilla. No food tastes as good as ball park food. Other new menu items include loaded tater tots, a Chicago dog, a... Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2017 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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Photo: WBTV/CNN Newsource We’ve read a lot of stories about dogs missing for many years that were reunited with owners from many miles away because of microchips. This story is even more amazing. Molly the German Shepherd went missing four years ago from her home in North Carolina. Her owners, Joel and Carolyn McDonald, searched for weeks, but eventually gave up hope of ever seeing her again — until one day recently when she just... Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 2017 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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Although wolf cubs and puppies start life as identical furry blobs, at about two weeks they begin to differ dramatically. Because of these differences, dogs will eventually be trainable companions for humans while the wolf will forever be feral. Depending on the source, dogs have been domesticated for between 15,000 to 36,000 years. The qualities we look for in a canine companion are not qualities that a wild animal has. Through over ten years of... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2017 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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Photograph By Vancouver Police Department Bad guys who are allergic to dogs can stop worrying. The Vancouver Police Department has launched its Hypoallergenic K-9 Program. From the Vancouver Courier. "Working with a local dog breeder, the VPD has genetically modified a German Shepherd, Labrador Retriever and a Poodle to create a Shabradoodle,” Staff Sgt. Randy Fincham announced in a VPD video. “The new genetically engineered K-9s will have the drive of a German Shepherd, the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2017 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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A fleet of super pooperscooper drones is set to take on the blight of dog poop on pavements in the Netherlands. A start-up has a revolutionary plan to solve a smelly problem. Two firms have joined forces to create a system called Dogdrones which combines flying machines with ground-based cleaning vehicles. The flying drone, which is called Watchdog 1, is equipped with cameras and heat sensors designed to spot steaming mounds of doggy doo-doo. This... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2017 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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The Golden Poodle awards go to two dogs who overcame doggie stereotypes to follow their dreams. Anzu, a girl toy Poodle, was once an unwanted fearful pup in Japan until she was adopted by a police dog trainer. She channeled her inner German Shepherd and became a fully commissioned police dog. Blakely, a boy Australian Shepherd, is on the staff of the Cincinnati zoo as “Resident Nursery Companion.” His duties are to serve as surrogate... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2017 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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"Read a contract before signing" is advice everyone has heard but many ignore. Who wants to read a contract when an adorable puppy is ready to go home with you? A woman in the San Diego area went to a pet store looking for an English Bulldog puppy to surprise her son. She walked out with a $2400 Golden Retriever puppy. That was more than she had intended to spend so she agreed to the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 29, 2017 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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Posted Mar 28, 2017 at A slightly R-rated dog blog
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Blakely is a valuable member of the staff at the Cincinnati zoo. His official title is “Resident Nursery Companion.” Last year 6-year-old Blakely took over the care of five orphan cheetah cubs whose mother had died. Last summer he mentored Dale the takin, a baby goat-antelope, who was rejected by his mother after he had trouble learning how to walk. Recently he was assigned three rare Malayan tiger cubs after their mother ignored them. His... Continue reading
Posted Mar 27, 2017 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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The dog kennels at the Denver Animal Shelter do not have tops on them. That wasn’t a problem until Pearl arrived. The shelter posted a photo of the little Chihuahua trying to make a daring escape from her enclosure. Fortunately, her better judgment prevailed. You can't tell from this photo, but she was so shy that she was transferred to another animal rescue group where she was taken into foster care until she gains self... Continue reading
Posted Mar 25, 2017 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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From slighty R-rated blog... Thanks to Granny Annie Continue reading
Posted Mar 24, 2017 at A slightly R-rated dog blog
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Credit: Resource Group Unmanned Aviation Service In Wales Cherry the Chihuahua disappeared while going for a walk with her owner’s father. He threw a stick and she just disappeared. For five days she was trapped in a deep shaft of an abandoned mine. The situation looked hopeless until many agencies came together. Over $1500 was crowdfunded in just one day to get the rescue started. The rescue involved RSPCA Cymru, South Wales Fire and Rescue... Continue reading
Posted Mar 24, 2017 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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(Picture: Caters) A pink dog is looking for a new home after being dumped overnight at an animal shelter. Ten-month-old Asia was left with her 2-year-old brother at the Animal Friends of the Valley in Wildomar, California. Her pinkness isn't from Kool-Aid like the pink Poodles. She is suffering from a treatable condition called Demodex Mange – which makes her look pink. This skin disease is caused by mites, resulting in severe itching and pain.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 22, 2017 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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Photo: Kyodo Siriusly. Here is the story we've been waiting for. At least I have. In Japan veteran police dog handler Hirofusa Suzuki, 66, and his toy Poodle partner, Anzu, are not only fighting crime but they are also working as inspirational speakers in their community. When she was three months old, Anzu was saved by Mr. Suzuki. She was about to be put down after her previous owners dumped her because they couldn’t house... Continue reading
Posted Mar 20, 2017 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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An online petition to four Colorado lawmakers resulted in their sending a letter to the Aurora animal shelter manager asking that any plans to euthanize Capone be put on hold. “As members of the Colorado Legislature, we are concerned about the impoundment of Tracy Abbato’s family pet, Capone,” wrote state Sen. Tim Neville, R-Littleton, and state Reps. Steve Lebsock, D-Thornton, Jovan Melton, D-Aurora, and Joann Ginal, D-Fort Collins. An Aurora judge continued a hearing until... Continue reading
Posted Mar 18, 2017 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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