— A legal document patterned after the "pre-nup" keeps post-breakup dogs from being abandoned.
— Imported dogs now must be at least six months old and have updated vaccinations -- I've seen the terrible things that happened before this rule.
— An Oregon man has a reputation as a vigilante who harasses people for not following leash laws, and that recently got him jail time and probation.
— Dogs make great pets and companions, but does that make them reliable witnesses in murder trials? Two courts in France have tried the idea.
— Progress is being made, but the horrific conditions and brutish lives of puppy mill dogs continue.
— State laws as well as national and international studies suggest people are seeing that this "common sense" idea just doesn't work.
— Dogs in certain areas can be hunted like wild game in an attempt to control overpopulation.
— Those who attack or let another animal attack a guide dog will face 18 months behind bars and a $10,000 fine, plus compensation.
— A state representative introduces a bill to override dozens of local ordinances aimed at certain breeds.
— Violators would face as long as five years in prison and a $10,000 fine, but for now it's legal.
— The film star will maintain a long-distance relationship with the dog, calling attention to Romania's harsh new law regarding strays.
— Details are scarce and misinformation abounds in the family-dog attack that killed the youngster.
— The publicly accessible map would identify addresses of certain dogs and put requirements such as liability insurance on the dogs' owners.
— The Animal Legal Defense Fund is building one.
— Lawmakers in the U.K. consider harsh sentences after the mauling death of a 14-year-old girl.
— Protesters vow to fight the law, enacted after a boy was killed by strays in Bucharest.
— It's the 14th state to pass a law preventing breed discrimination. Let's hope more follow.
— Laws are proposed to require more police training. In the meantime, here are things you can do
— She talks about Animal Planet, breeding, training, shelters, and the need for us all to do better.
— Dog lovers are howling to make the surgery illegal. Is it ever warranted? Would you ever do it?
— Yes, it is -- in 14 states, at least, and then only if the dog's life is in danger. We explore the ramifications of this controversial practice.
— As the deadline for legal appeals closes in, Lennox faces his end at the hands of Belfast City Council. Brace yourself.
— Struggling soap-opera actor Nick Santino used to say that the Pit Bull mix he rescued actually rescued him. Santino grew up in an orphanage and...
— Respected dog writer Steve Dale reports in Chicago Now that a Chicago alderman has proposed licensing dog owners instead of dogs. "To their credit, the...
— Today we have another big dog story from the Emerald Isle — this one from Northern Ireland. It's not a good one, unfortunately, but your...
— A Texas appellate court has made the bold move of effectively taking dogs out of the "property" category and giving them increased legal status. It...
— (Update 11 a.m. Dec 22: Press release w more very helpful details follows. Among other events, Sak has fallen once since having to send him...
— It's bad enough when restaurants or businesses prevent people with service dogs from bringing their dogs in. But when a law firm does it, it's...
— Hey, Dogsters! Today we bring you guest blogger Robyn Hagan Cain, a self-described "recovering lawyer" from San Francisco. She writes an amusing and informative piece...
— Last night on the way home from my 10-day research trip for my book, Soldier Dogs, I overheard a passenger at JFK Airport telling a...