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— The criminal demanded money, and because the victim didn't have enough, he took the dog too.
— The group joined two Southern California rescues to fly dogs and cats to Washington and Oregon where they'll have a better chance at adoption.
— Share your shelter dog adoption story with us -- our favorites will get a Dogster tote bag!
— We don't know how long the abandoned dog has to live, but she has a lot of friends pulling for her.
— The show is smack in the middle of Tinseltown's awards season, right where it should be.
— Could the video and photos here become the next meme? Pick up your dog and find out.
— An Oklahoma woman sells homemade treats as an alternative to ones from China, but will this really solve the complex problem of dogs getting sick?
— See the video of the Dachshund on wheels at the recent Wiener Dog Races near Seattle.
— The heartwarming video has 20 million views in five days; here's how you can make one yourself.
— Thousands of people in Detroit are having their water shut off, so PETA says that it will pay the bills -- only if the recipients promise to be vegans.
— But the Maltese had been adopted by a new family, who is left devastated.
— Comics nerds will dress up as their favorite characters, while dogs and cats seeking adoption will try to outdo them at Paw-Micon.
— And the study was sort of hilarious, which is often the case when you're studying dogs.
— Erin Auerbach has outraged dog lovers with a column saying that she'll never adopt another shelter dog. Here's why she's wrong.
— Even stranger is how the homeless dogs and cats pay for the food -- with plastic bottles.
— Thanks to George the Shaffordshire Bull Terrier, John Dolan is on now his second gallery show and has a book of drawings coming out.
— People have contributed nearly $24,000 to save Ezio, a severely injured Yorkie who charged a larger dog to protect a 3-year-old boy.
— We're representing at the annual Vegas pet expo -- follow along on Instagram or find us in person for some Dogster swag.
— The Jack Russell Terrier, rescued from a shelter, was 23 1/2 years old when she died this week.
— Some stores have begun putting cutouts of shelter dogs among the furniture, letting patrons see what their home would look like with a pet in it.
— Pages glorifying torture and killing are disgusting. But is demanding that Facebook take them down the answer to the underlying problem?
— A shopping mall in Canada scans the parking lot to combat the idiocy of shoppers leaving dogs in cars.
— Is this fair, considering that it's rare for a police officer who kills a dog to even get fired over it?
— The beast can handle the harshest terrain, resupplying troops in remote areas.
— See examples of the blurry line between which toys are for dogs and which are for humans.
— The facility will be named for Catherine Violet Hubbard, whose dream was to help animals.
— Dogs and cats with broken bones show off their artwork in this VCA contest that will result in a donation to San Francisco Aid for Animals.
— Electronics firm SparkFun faced growing stress with more than 30 dogs at work every day, but Instead of a ban, now there's a "Dog Tribunal."
— Dog owners haven't cleaned up adequately after their pets, and E. coli levels have skyrocketed.
— The Belgian Malinois is the star of the California prison system, having found massive amounts of contraband in his four years on the job.
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