— Quantifiably real or not, the sheer number of stories about Black Dog Syndrome brings attention to shelters, rescues, and the importance of sterilization.
— Is making money from your cute dog pictures "sick"? Gawker writer Aleksander Chan seems to think so.
— Spanish authorities euthanized a dog owned by an Ebola patient. Was their action justified?
— Every time I walk my dog on a leash in my neighborhood, we're chased by off-leash dogs.
— Rehoming my Pug was a hard decision, but the right one; finding the right family was a struggle.
— We need to rethink how we kennel reactive shelter dogs such as Clara, who shouldn't have been at the public PetSmart adoption event at all.
— Precious Pups Rescue of New York was shut down after allegations it adopted out sick dogs for high prices; is better regulation the solution?
— We like to think our mutt is worth every penny we paid. But how much is too much?
— Too many dogs have been shot and killed by police for no good reason, and it illustrates a broader pattern of abuse that targets humans.
— A well-known vet worries that revealing expensive treatment options might move society in the wrong direction -- I think that's absurd.
— Having opinions and thoughtful discussion is great, but endless debates over proper dog care can suck the joy out of being a dog owner.
— 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?
— Erin Auerbach has outraged dog lovers with a column saying that she'll never adopt another shelter dog. Here's why she's wrong.
— Is this fair, considering that it's rare for a police officer who kills a dog to even get fired over it?
— So-called teacup dog breeds may be perpetually adorable, but they have many medical issues.
— As a new mother, I suddenly find myself understanding why some new parents give away their dogs. Have you ever been in this position?
— We can't afford to follow people refuse to vaccinate their dogs and kind based on rumor and pseudoscience. What do you think?
— We know that many people don't like some of what we do, but we choose our tactics with animals' best interests in mind.
— Pope Francis says childless couples who spend their love on pets are in for hard times, but dog lovers know that's not true.
— The video of the cat saving a child sparked an Internet sensation, and despite vocal opposition, the dog was put down. Was there another option?
— When a neighbor's dog attacked a four-year-old boy, Tara the cat came to his rescue. Both are fine, but the dog faces euthanasia.
— Few scams are worse than using the desperation of disabled and ill people to sell them a fake service dog.
— The American Veterinary Medical Association reports that every year, more than 4.5 million people in the United States are victims of dog bites.
— Pet stores can't keep the dogs in stock, because they are so damnably cute. Just look at that dog.
— A man forced to kill his own dog after a police shooting backs mandatory police training in nonlethal force when dealing with dogs.
— Millions of animals are euthanized each year in the U.S., so should Americans rescue and adopt dogs they find in other countries? Maybe.
— You're not alone: Prominent people are speaking out against the practice amid the celebrations surrounding Mini-Winnie, Britain first cloned dog.
— "You often have to carry a bag of hot poop for many long minutes while running into every attractive opposite-sex acquaintance you have."
— People claim to know a lot about Monkey's well-being, but he does great in an apartment.
— The Phoenix case has inflamed passions between supporters of the boy and supporters of the dog. When should a dog really be declared vicious?
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