— Once a status symbol in China, costing as much as $250,000, the dogs are now being sold for their meat. It’s important to remember, though, that breed fads are also a problem in the U.S.
— In Taiwan, groomers have gone geometric. What do you think? Would you do this to your dog?
— Aaron Schlecter wants to raise $3,700 to help him professionally name dogs and write about it. Also, he'd like 1.2 billion so he can buy Kickstarter.
— Don the Sheepdog has become a mini-celebrity since his joy ride, with one Tweet even suggesting he replace Jeremy Clarkson on "Top Gear."
— After the horrifying video went viral last week, Iranian citizens protested in Tehran and elsewhere, demanding an investigation.
— Tank took home the crown, but his 49 fellow contestants were fine examples, with many dressing in silly costumes. See the pictures!
— A paper published in the journal "Science" says that when people and dogs look at each other, chemicals associated with love and trust surge.
— Dogs who ate the treats are turning up sick, and vets think they know why: While the products are from the U.S., all of the ingredients may not be.
— Little Uno Solo was finally discovered under the front seat by investigators following up on the fatal wreck; soon, he'll be up for adoption.
— Elvis Xerri woke up to hear the Bernese Mountain Dog being attacked by a cougar. Without hesitation, he began fighting for the dog's life.
— Look at these pictures we found on Instagram of the amazing Corgi event.
— Thousands of "lost dog" posters for Ollie went up before police told Roger and Annemarie Horowitz that they faced the huge fine.
— Cornell University scientists say it's a more virulent strain of canine flu that has only been seen in Asia until now.
— The Humane Society of Broward County launches its Snuggle Delivery program, which brings shelter animals into the workplace.
— On the dog-friendly restaurant's menu was artisanal organic cuisine by a raw-food chef.
— Riley died on Easter Sunday. The couple looks back on their little white rescue pup, who became known online for her gleeful "I'm a Dog" faces.
— Volunteer pilots will fly the dogs and cats from Southern California to no-kill shelters in the Pacific Northwest -- and the group hopes to transport 6,000 total this year.
— Princess Leia might not need to use a pacifier, but she sure is cute with one -- and that's a problem! Maybe!
— The Yorkie named Alfie ran into the road, barking, and stopped a van from the Royal Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.
— Proposed changes would make almost all of the 80,000-acre Golden Gate National Recreation Area off-limits to unleashed dogs.
— You can help push the problem into the national spotlight by taking part in the ASPCA's National Dog Fighting Awareness hashtag campaign.
— Chicago has an outbreak of the rare but highly infectious disease. Authorities are recommending vaccinations and that pet owners avoid dog parks.
— In Michigan, a man shot his Retriever with a crossbow because she was "aggressive." Charges are on the way, according to prosecutors.
— Rocky looks forward to baseball's Opening Day and the NCAA basketball championship, but he has rules on how to watch them; here's my take.
— To catch residents who don't pick up after their dogs, 26 buildings test the poop that's left behind.
— A photo of Chester with a sign asking for help goes viral on Facebook and gets the dog adopted.
— Nina Louise disappeared from her home over a year ago. Last weekend, she came back when law enforcement busted a cockfighting operation.
— The stray dog would not die, and now she's getting all the love and attention she was denied.
— We round up our best Dogster posts on why adding a microchip to your dog's ID is a good idea.
— The airline can now monitor dog kennel temperature and location by GPS. Would you pay for such a service? Should you even have to?
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