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— 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.
— The artist's illustrated story over at Digg is just the thing to pick you up.
— A Great Dane named Zeus held the record for two years, during which time he worked as a therapy dog in local schools and hospitals.
— Bretagne and her handler Denise Corliss appeared on the "Today" show to talk about their experience.
— Annie sits in what's called a Bailey chair because she has megaesophagus; the chair and the condition are more common that one might think.
— A lawsuit says as much. The National Federation of the Blind cites more than 30 instances where drivers denied service.
— A new book shows the heroic iconography the Soviets used to celebrate the dogs they sent into space, but there is a lot more to the story.
— Vet and designer Doris Carvalho makes them and wants to make more. See her Kickstarter video.
— The killings accompany 100,000 vaccinations in a rabies-control effort after 5 people died from it.
— Have you seen a dog like the one in this video enjoy a bath this much? Or anything this much?
— Don't get bent out of shape -- the idiots who posted it are not worth your time.
— It's hilarious stuff -- and wildly irresponsible. What do you think?
— The recall now affects 15-pound and 55-pound bags of dry dog food sold in seven states.
— The chain will pay vet bills for a woman who suspects drying caused the death of her dog shortly after a grooming. Should it do more?
— Walter, equipped with a wearable camera, merely runs to the water and jumps in, but what a run.
— A video showing Hague abusing a friend's dog provoked such outrage that the company eventually had to sever its ties with him.
— It's a portrait of having a dog in a city like New York, as sung by a man who has seen it all.
— Why is it so hard for businesses to educate workers on service dogs?
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