The latest in dog news, dog politics and more.
— An interview sheds light on the Shiba Inu named Kabosu -- her owner is not happy with the fame.
— He was stuck to the ground after falling in a pool of tar, turning him into a "living statue."
— The Petaluma Animal Services shelter was nearly silent after it found homes for all the dogs it had.
— Trupanion pet insurance digs into its database to give us the most popular breeds city by city.
— A legal document patterned after the "pre-nup" keeps post-breakup dogs from being abandoned.
— I reviewed pet policies of the major hotel chains across the country, and here are the best I found.
— Four lots of Bravo! poultry treats for dogs and cats have been recalled because salmonella was detected during an inspection.
— Two lots of the rawhide sticks sold at PetSmart are subject to the recall by JAKKS Pacific.
— Or does he? The Royal Dutch Airlines ad campaign proves people will believe what they want to.
— The Helen Woodward Animal Center asks people to light candles in memory of shelter animals.
— He was found in Southern California, and a shelter says there's lots of interest if no one claims him.
— Someone has been planting strychnine-laced meatballs aimed at dogs through California and Colorado; the latest appearance is in Santa Rosa.
— The Morkie (Maltese/Yorkshire Terrier) is currently the most popular pairing by litters born in 2014, but he's not the strangest by far.
— There's a better way to tell your neighbor that his Husky keeps getting out of his backyard, but someone in New Hampshire does it anyway.
— If you're a beer company making a cautionary video about drunken driving, call in a cute dog!
— It's National Walk 'N Roll Dog Day, so here's to dogs who don't let their limited limbs get them down!
— Someone burned the F-word into the dog then abandoned her, but the Lexington Humane Society stepped in to offer help.
— Australian researchers say some dogs are optimists while some are pessimists. But does their methodology justify the conclusion?
— Thanks to Recycled Pets NorCal, the big lad is recovering nicely and will be up for adoption.
— A dog in England devoured his owner's silk thong underpants and got sick, then after emergency surgery, he ate more dirty panties.
— For National POW/MIA Recognition Day we revisit recent posts on military service dogs as well as dogs belonging to men and women in uniform.
— Our writers and editors share the many things dogs do for them. We want you to share yours.
— In this touching video by Annie Hart, the bond between two strays is evident.
— Gidget the Jack Russell Terrier is stuck in Oregon -- and you can help her get home!
— Service and therapy dogs seem to be everywhere, even in the courthouse -- where they're needed.
— Turtles, snakes, birds, and cats are found in what's described as an out-of-control breeding situation.
— Ares and Zeus became instant friends when they met in an Orlando shelter. But they would have died in that shelter if not for kind-hearted people on the Internet.
— The winner of this year's Beneful Dream Dog Park design challenge did indeed dream big.
— For Jacky Lo, drowning a dog in a washing machine wasn't enough; now he's threatening to drown a dog a week if people don't answer his quiz questions correctly.
— In a totally unsurprising move, the heiress adds another furry tea cup something or other to her collection.
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