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Jan
Northern California
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Lucy was born last year at New York's Lollypop Farm (the Humane Society of Greater Rochester) to a rescued stray dog. Seeing her every day, no one on the staff even noticed Lucy's special ear until it was pointed out by an observant visitor to the website! You might say Lucy was born with a selfie on her ear. Within two hours of posting the discovery online, someone came to the shelter to adopt her. Continue reading
Posted yesterday at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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In a landmark ruling the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously ruled that the parents of a 12-year- old girl can sue school officials for refusing to let their child bring a service dog to school. The case centered on Ehlena Fry, who was denied the right to bring her Goldendoodle, Wonder, to her school in Michigan when she was in elementary school. Fry has cerebral palsy and needed the service dog to help her with daily... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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Photo: Dog Health Spending a week playing with your new puppy and getting paid for it is enough to make us think of changing jobs. Heads up to Barking from the Bayou for this great story. BrewDog, a brewery headquartered in Scotland, announced that it would be instituting "Puppy Parental Leave" across their company giving a week off with pay to any worker adopting a puppy. And yes, they’re referring to this benefit as “Paw-Ternity... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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Rhino Lightning, a 3-year-old brindled Boxer mix, arrived at the Utah Humane Society with a notepad full of messages from a one-time human family member. It seems the dog was being surrendered because he was too rough with some of the younger kids in the house and ​is unaware of his size. But one of the older children wanted the new family to know all about Rhino Lightning and brought a notebook full of information... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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Two years ago, Sabrina Plannerer and her partner purchased a Shell gas station under construction in Brazil. An adult dog was roaming around the area. He had been abandoned there by his former owner and was too frightened to leave. Sabrina adopted him and gave him a great new life. She took him to the vet to get vaccinated and de-wormed. She bought him food, a dog bed, and a leash for walks. When the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 17, 2017 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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Poachers are slaughtering tens of thousands of African elephants every year for their ivory tusks. The animals are killed and left to rot after the tusks are removed with a chain saw. A single tusk can weigh more than 250 pounds and one pound of ivory can bring as much as $1,500 on the black market. At the current rate of killing, there is a danger that the species will be soon wiped out in... Continue reading
Posted Feb 15, 2017 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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Photos Annie Wermiel On Valentine’s Day or any day Louboutina, the hugging Golden Retriever, and owner Cesar Fernandez-Chavez are ready to make people’s days a little brighter. Louboutina stands on her hind legs, front paws outstretched and embraces willing strangers. She has nearly 18,000 Instagram followers. The two typically go on three walks a day sometimes lasting up to two hours each as they are interrupted by Louboutina’s hugging hobby. Since 2013, Fernandez-Chavez estimated, Louboutina... Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2017 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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Puppies are adorable—especially when they belong to someone else who has to deal with their predicaments and messes. I prefer civilized older dogs. Firefighters in Montana were called to a doggie hospital because eight-month-old Coonhound pup fittingly named Blaze got himself into a puppy predicament. While he was alone in the yard, he got his head stuck in the wheel of a tire. The vet didn’t know what to do so he called the fire... Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2017 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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Two-year-old Milly, a chocolate Labrador, had four male puppies recently and one girl. The girl puppy was not only a different gender, but she came out green, not golden like her brothers. A little mint mixed in with chocolate. It’s a rare condition but not unheard of. The green tinge is due to exposure to biliverdin which is found in the placenta. Owner Elaine Cooper believes there are only two other cases in the world.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2017 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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misses hearing and writing about Tom Brady's balls And all the great memes of a year ago. Commissioner Goodell suspended Brady without pay for the first four games of the season, fined the Patriots $1 million and took away two draft picks as punishment for deflating footballs. Sunday’s Super Bowl crowd cheered the Patriots and booed the commissioner (for a lot of reasons). Winning is always the best revenge. Continue reading
Posted Feb 8, 2017 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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My adult son has probably seen tens of thousands of violent deaths of humans through movies and TV. For entertainment if shit doesn’t blow up, he thinks he’s wasting time. But if a dog dies or even gets hurt he is a pool of putty. I can relate and so can many of you. Old Yeller Syndrome seems to affect dog lovers more than anyone. Some of you may be new readers and don’t know... Continue reading
Posted Feb 5, 2017 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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And the winner of Super Bowl LI is... Continue reading
Posted Feb 4, 2017 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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Gabby, a 9-week-old Maltese Chihuahua mix, was born without front paws, but she doesn't know she has a handicap. Her owner, Flora Brock, looked into getting her a wheelchair, but the ones on the market were out of her price range. Then she got the idea of working with the engineering department of the local high school. The students were up to the challenge. With another fitting Gabby will be able to keep up with... Continue reading
Posted Feb 3, 2017 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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The Golden Poodle award goes to the sniffer dogs who work to find explosives at places like airports and special events like the Super Bowl. The Lizard Brain award goes to the handler in A Dog’s Purpose for forcing a terrified dog/actor into rushing water. We have been assured that Hercules the GSD is fine and was never in any real danger. (A groomer pointed out that some dogs make that much fuss when they... Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2017 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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The bond between humans and dogs goes back tens of thousands of years when the hunt could be a matter of life or death. The National Bird Dog Museum in Grand Junction, Tennessee celebrates the enduring bond between humans and their dogs. It is dedicated to sporting dogs and the owners, trainers, and hunters who join to share the thrill of the hunt. The Sporting Dog Hall of Fame was started in the 1950s in... Continue reading
Posted Jan 29, 2017 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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Increased security at events such as the Super Bowl, U.S. Open, Kentucky Derby, and World Series has become a way of life since the 9-11 attacks and the bombing at the Boston Marathon. Since no one law enforcement department in the country has the capability by themselves of securing something as high profile as the Super Bowl, personnel from all over the country are arriving in Houston to work security for the Super Bowl on... Continue reading
Posted Jan 27, 2017 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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The Dallas Cowboys lost a heartbreaking playoff game to the Green Bay Packers earlier in the month. But wide receiver Dez Bryant used his first off season weekend well. He and a couple of friends were at PetSmart and saw a table for Lost Paws Rescue of Texas. The animal shelter was trying to raise money to feed the shelter inhabitants, so Bryant purchased the entire table to help the cause. He is just the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2017 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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This is a different kind of dog story, but the circumstances may not be all that unusual. Somehow a Beagle in Utah got stranded on the side of a cliff and rescuing her seemed impossible. Rescuing humans and dogs can be dangerous as well as rewarding. As Shaund Roundy, a volunteer with the County Search and Rescue, said: That's one of the things that makes search and rescue so rewarding is when you're on the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 24, 2017 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
It will be hard to get that image of the GSD out of our minds while watching the movie
Universal Pictures cancelled A Dog’s Purpose Hollywood premiere scheduled for Saturday after public anger from a video that showed Hercules, the German Shepherd, being forced into water. The video was first shown on TMZ.com. Universal Pictures and the production company Amblin Entertainment issued a joint statement that a premiere would not be appropriate while an investigation is conducted into the events shown in the video. They assured the public that Hercules was fine and the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2017 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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Cornell University’s College of Veterinary Medicine has developed an inventive way to teach future veterinarians to handle emergencies. RoboJerry 2 is a dog robot covered in brown fur with a lolling pink rubber tongue. Created by veterinary medicine professor Dr. Daniel Fletcher, who also has an engineering background, RoboJerry 2 helps train vet students in emergency response techniques. He helps bridge the gap between the classroom and the emergency room. RoboJerry 2 is much more... Continue reading
Posted Jan 21, 2017 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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Clock Creative, photo Millions of happy couples have met through internet dating sites. Now there is a site that matches people with shelter animals looking for a home. Just as each family is different, each dog in the world has a unique personality. Paws Like Me helps find the perfect match by using a personality test like those used by human dating sites that considers your energy, preferences, focus, confidence and independence. Many rescue dogs... Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2017 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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credit Zeng Shuttlecock Hint -- it’s the cause of terrorism, Isis, hurricanes, tornadoes, famine, droughts, floods, record snowfalls, a world without snow, earthquakes, pestilence, road rage, wildfires, cellulite, hangnails, and ocean front property in Idaho. It’s global warming, people. That is the claim of the British Ecological Society in their recent study on Norwegian reindeer titled-- Global Warming making reindeer smaller Seems the north pole has gotten all balmy, and the rain on the frozen... Continue reading
Posted Jan 17, 2017 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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In the 1930s and 1940s indoor plumbing was somewhat of a luxury in many locations. People enjoyed a little bathroom humor such as these painted pictures of primping Poodles. Thanks to Phyllis Hennel Wise aka Khyra’s mom Continue reading
Posted Jan 15, 2017 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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Hollywood Forever Cemetery is a cemetery like no other. Founded in 1899 as Hollywood Cemetery, buried among the assorted grave markers, crypts, sarcophagi and mausoleums are legendary people of the early movie industry. As years passed the cemetery was poorly managed and in disrepair when it was bought by Tyler Cassity in 1998. He changed the name to Hollywood Forever Cemetery and brought drastic changes. Unlike most cemeteries Hollywood Forever is an active host of... Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2017 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog