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Week in Review: 2 Recalls, Dog Killer Found Dead, Pit Bull K9, Therapy Dog, Heroes & 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!

This week saw TWO important recalls! They are:

pet seizure medication

RECALL ALERT: Smallbatch Pets Frozen Food for Dogs & Cats Recalled

RECALL ALERT: Massive Nationwide Recall of Multiple Pet Seizure Medications

Click the headlines above for detailed information about this week’s pet recalls.

UPDATE: Veteran Accused of Killing Dog While Filming Incident Found Dead

veteran accused of killing dog

The North Carolina army veteran accused of tying her service dog to a tree and fatally shooting him while laughing and filming the incident alongside her active-duty soldier boyfriend was found dead in her home Sunday night.…Continue reading

Teen and Service Dog Graduated High School in Matching Caps & Gowns

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An Arkansas teen graduated high school with a very special friend by his side in a matching cap and gown – his service dog, Sinatra!…Continue reading

Florida Dog Trainer Loses License When 5 Greyhounds Tested Positive for Cocaine

greyhounds tested positive for cocaine

A well-known Florida dog trainer had his license revoked when 5 Greyhounds tested positive for cocaine.…Continue reading

An Abused, Abandoned Shelter Dog Became New York’s First Pit Bull K9 Officer

New York's first pit bull k9 officer

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When Kiah was brought into the shelter, she’d been abused and abandoned. Little did she know, she’d soon become New York’s first Pit Bull K9 officer!…Continue reading

Have You Seen This Dog Killer? Police & Devastated Dog Owner Need Your Help

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ohnathan Perrigin is wanted in connection to the poisoning deaths of five family dogs. Image Fleur Dawes/In Defense of Animals

Do you recognize this dog killer? Johnathan Perrigin is wanted in connection with the poisoning death of at least 6 dogs. There is a $1,000 reward being offered for information that leads to arrest and conviction.…Continue reading

‘Audience Dogs’ Ease College Students’ Anxiety Over Public Speaking

audience dogs

Who could be nervous presenting a speech to an audience this adorable and kind?

It’s one of the most dreaded courses in any students’ college career – public speaking. Luckily for students at the Kogod School of Business, one pawsome course provides audience dogs to ease the anxiety of speaking.…Continue reading

Off-Duty Police Officer Kicks in Door to Save Dog From Burning Home

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An off-duty police officer saw smoke pouring from a North Carolina home. After calling 911, he noticed a dog looking out the window at him. Without waiting for first responders to arrive, the heroic officer took matters into his own hands to save the dog from the burning home.…Continue reading

Jury Awards $1.26 Million to Family of Dog Shot, Killed by Police

Timothy Reeves was devastated after his dog Vernon was shot by an Anne Arundel County Police officer in 2014. A jury awarded his family $1.26 million Tuesday in a lawsuit against the county. (Courtesy photo / Handout)

In the largest payout ever awarded in a wrongful dog death lawsuit, a jury awards $1.26 million to the family of a dog shot and killed by police in 2014.…Continue reading

Ask the Trainer: How to Introduce a New Dog to Your Existing Dog

Introduce a New Dog to Your Existing Dog

“I want to adopt a second dog.  What should the introduction look like when I bring him/her home?” – Jess B.
Trainer Steve Reid details the important steps necessary for creating a happy, harmonious multi-pet family.…Continue reading

Psychologist’s Dog Gives Clients an Extra Dose of Love & Support

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Stonewall, a 12-year-old Boston Terrier, helps psychologist Mary Evelyn Brown during sessions. (Image Mary Evelyn Brown, PhD)

Clients of one Mississippi psychology practice are treated to an extra dose of love and support thanks to the psychologist’s dog joining them on the couch.…Continue reading

21 Dogs That Have No Idea What You Mean by ‘Personal Space’

Anyone that shares their heart and home with a dog (or two… or three…) knows that when it comes to personal space, dogs have no idea what you mean.…Continue reading

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