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— Trainer Maureen Ward has taught Mia and other dogs to read cards and follow their directions.
— Dogs are using the piles to escape their yards, which has area police issuing warnings to owners.
— Labrador Retrievers stay on top of the American Kennel Club's list. Frenchies are up. Pugs are down. Where does your favorite breed stand?
— A lawsuit alleges that Beneful is responsible for the deaths of up to 4,000 pets. The company spoke up to defend the food.
— Photographer Tanja Brandt took in a small owl, and the little bird formed a tight bond with her Shepherd. She captured the relationship in a series of stunning pictures.
— Swipe right for "cute." Or you can swipe left for "not," but do you have the heart to be so mean?
— John Unger welcomes a new dog two years after his beloved Schoep passed away. Say hi to Bear!
— Like a true Canadian, Elsa goes to work clearing snow from a backyard ice rink.
— Japanese researchers say dogs learn not to trust humans who lie. Keep this in mind the next time you promise the park but take your pup to the vet.
— For years, people have claimed that Beneful has caused severe illness and death in dogs. A class-action suit has been filed in an effort to prove it.
— Thanks to the Lowndes County Humane Society and a dedicated foster family, the Border Collie pups are now thriving in their forever homes.
— JoeJoe is a capybara, the largest rodent on the planet, with a heart and patience to match.
— Coldwell Banker's commercial during the Oscars got me thinking about dogs in ads -- starting with that abomination known as Spuds MacKenzie.
— Rami, who hit it big on social media last month, is also in training to become a therapy dog.
— Thousands of people have followed Ohio police officer Jerry Popp as he hunted for his missing K9, Karson. After two months, the two were reunited.
— After Jazzie gets trapped in a muddy ditch, Razor sounds the alarm until someone finally responds -- 18 hours later.
— This week, a crude doghouse was discovered on the street, nailed shut. Inside was a scared, hurt dog who had been left to die.
— Meet Bradley Pooper and Bark Ruffalo. Also in Oscars news: Ellen DeGeneres will donate 10,000 meals each to 20 losers' animal shelter of choice.
— "Charlie" has been a neighborhood institution for 10 years. Neighbors rescued him and are now raising funds for his medical care.
— It took a half hour to free her, but she's bounced back quickly; her owner has been charged with felony animal cruelty.
— The bespoke design is meant to make the luxury car friendlier to dogs. But does it do anything besides throw in expensive gimmicks?
— After a sample tests positive, 1,500 bags of the dog treats are being recalled in Colorado.
— As the only legislator at work, Senator Jeff Jackson started passing imaginary legislation, including a crackdown on puppy mills.
— Rescued by the Milwaukee Brewers during pre-season workouts last year, the now-famous dog sent toys for the Arizona Humane Society instead.
— A pending law would allow bar owners to admit dog patrons. Is this a good idea? Or will it mean dog hair in your beer and other problems?
— The product, sold under the Dogswell brand, received a nationwide distribution.
— Light-hearted spy movie "Kingsman: The Secret Service" opens today. Among other things, it teaches us that every good agent needs a puppy.
— Its new animated infographic offers tips for keeping dogs and cats safe in extreme temps.
— “We looked up and there was this dog that was just running across the lobby,” said Mercy Security Officer Samantha Conrad.
— The 139th Westminster Kennel Club show starts next Monday -- here's how they pick the winners.
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