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Week in Review: Caitlyn’s Abuser Sentenced, Dog Tattoos, FDA Dog Food Warning, Pug Dies During Nail Trim, Proposed Groomer Laws & More

From inspiring stories, breaking news, advice for dog moms and dads, and tips for training your furriest family members, a lot happens in a week! Here are the top dog stories from this past week, all in one easy-to-read article!

BREAKING: Caitlyn’s Abuser Given Maximum Sentence of 5 Years in Prison

In what is both a huge victory and an upsetting outcome simultaneously, Caitlyn the dog’s abuser was given the maximum penalty allowed in South Carolina – but, it won’t be extending prison time he’s already serving on unrelated convictions.…Continue reading

Forever Remembered: 42 Incredible Dog Memorial Tattoos

From simple line drawings and intricate photo-realism, to stylized portraits that perfectly capture your dog’s personality, a talented tattoo artist can create an incredible memorial that will last a lifetime. Just take a look at these 42 gorgeous dog tattoos for a bit of awe and inspiration.…Continue reading

Devastated Dog Owner Faces Animal Cruelty Charges for Shooting, Burying Terminally Ill Dog at the Beach

A Virginia man is facing animal cruelty charges after shooting his dog and burying her body at a public beach. Now, he’s speaking out about what he did, saying he only had the best intentions for his beloved companion of 15 years.…Continue reading

After 7 Years, Missing Dog is Found 400 Miles from Home

Seven years after disappearing, Koda is finally back home with his family. Image via Young-Williams Animal Center.

A Mississippi family’s dog, then a 1-year old Siberian Husky named Koda, went missing in 2010. Now, 7-years later, Koda is back home with the family that had given up on ever seeing their boy again.…Continue reading

Over $1 Million in Heroin Found Stashed Inside Dog Crate at JFK

Image via Queens County District Attorney

A 1-year old Shephard-mix became an unwitting drug mule when he arrived at New York’s JFK International Airport on a flight from Puerto Rico with over $1 million worth of heroin stashed in a false bottom inside his crate.…Continue reading

FDA Warning: Dogs Eating Certain Food, Treats Made with Beef at Risk for Hyperthyroidism

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is advising pet owners and caretakers, veterinarians, and the pet food industry to be aware that pet food and treats made with livestock gullets (meat from the throat region) have the potential to contain thyroid tissue and thyroid hormones. Pets that eat food or treats containing thyroid hormones may develop hyperthyroidism, a disease that is rare in dogs and usually triggered by thyroid cancer.…Continue reading

Airport Security Officer Shoots, Kills Beloved Family Dog

Leisha Ramos and her family were moving to Oahu from the big island of Hawaii when they went to the Honolulu Airport to pick up the last family member, their 2-year old pit bull mix, Kaiele.…Continue reading

Taking the Perfect Pooch Pic – Five Expert Tips

Whether you’re photographing a Border collie, a Pembroke Welsh Corgi, or an Irish Water Spaniel, taking snaps of a pooch can be a challenge. They’re all easily distracted and have difficulties sitting still for long. Here are five tips for capturing the very best shot of your dog without making them (or you) miserable in the process…Continue reading

Dog Bite Law – What Dog Owners and Victims Need To Know

Bringing a pet home is a joyous occasion. But, what most pet owners forget is that they’ll be answerable for all the actions of their pets. In the U.S. alone, thousands of people are bitten by animals every year, most of them being pet dogs. Over 4.5 million people suffer dog bites every year, and the most number of dog bite sufferers are children.…Continue reading

Man Caught on Video Beating His Dog Says it’s Part of His Training

Concerned over the ill-treatment of a dog, neighbors in a Springfield, Missouri apartment complex captured video of a man beating his dog with a chain. When confronted, the dog’s owner says it’s all part of his training.…Continue reading

Sylvester Stallone Posts Touching Tribute to the Dog That Inspired Him to Write ‘Rocky’

Sylvester Stallone & puppy Butkus, 1971. Image via Sylvester Stallone.

Sylvester Stallone, reminiscing about his best friend, a dog that not only inspired him to write ‘Rocky’ but who also played an important role in the film, revealed little known details about their early life together and the dog that kept him going during some of the toughest times in his life.…Continue reading

UPDATE: Dog Dies During Nail Trim at Petco Grooming Salon, Petco Denies Responsibility

Ollie, a 5-year old Pug, had been coming to the Middletown Petco to be groomed for several years. On Sunday, his owner dropped him off at the grooming center as usual while she went into the store to shop.…Continue reading

Proposed Legislation Would Require Dog Groomers to be Licensed

Four years ago, Rhode Island House Majority Leader K. Joseph Shekarchi (D-Warwick) introduced legislation that would require dog groomers to be obtain a state groomers license in order to work with dogs, much in the same way that hair stylists, barbers, and nail technicians must obtain a state cosmetology license in order to work with humans.…Continue reading

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