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This Week in Review: Film Reactions, Big Game Prep, Heroic Puppies, Abuse at Boarding Facility & More!

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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!

Police Officer Apprehends Escaped Canine Prisoner


A Roswell, Georgia police officer was dispatched after reports of three dogs running loose came into the department. When she arrived on scene, Officer Sanford successfully apprehended one of the escapees, Duke, a Golden Retriever, although he reportedly resisted arrest.…Continue reading

The ‘Big Game’ Could Spell Big Trouble for Pets

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Football fare is nearly irresistible for dogs — especially when sitting at eye-level — but even cats can grab a piece of the action. Unfortunately, furry fans who intercept game day grub are likely to catch more than they bargained for.…Continue reading

‘A Dog’s Purpose’ Author Weighs in on Allegations of Abuse on Set

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Footage of a scene in the upcoming Hollywood film, A Dog’s Purpose shot in November of 2015 outraged dog lovers, sparked a nationwide boycott of the film, and resulted in a public relations nightmare for both Amblin Entertainment and Universal Pictures less than two weeks before the highly anticipated film’s premiere date. The author of the book by the same name and co-screenwriter, W. Bruce Cameron says the edited video released to the public “mis-characterizes” what actually happened on set.…Continue reading

After 15 Years Tethered to a Chain, Senior Dog is Finally Free

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A senior dog in Suffolk County, New York is waking up to a whole new life this morning, one that is comforting, warm, and filled with the love and attention that had been absent throughout his entire life up until this point. Having spent 15 years chained up to a dog house in a backyard, doing his best to survive harsh winters and little attention, one call to the animal rescue group Guardians of Rescue changed his life and helped him find freedom.…Continue reading

Heroic Puppy Saves Owner From Attacker


Hercules, a 10-month-old Rottweiler puppy from The Woodlands, Texas, is living up to his name after saving his owner from an attacker. Catalina Humphrey was walking her dog along a trail in the Grogan’s Mill community around 4 p.m. Saturday when a man came up from behind and grabbed her.…Continue reading

Injured Dog Walks Two Miles on Broken Leg to Save Her Newborn Puppies


There’s no length to which a mother won’t go for her babies. The same was true of Vera, a dog found wandering the streets of Spain, starving, injured, and dragging a broken leg behind her. When rescuers captured Vera to help her heal, they discovered that she’d very recently given birth. Knowing her puppies wouldn’t survive without her, Vera’s rescuers put a cast over her broken leg and let her lead the way.…Continue reading

Dog Accurately Predicted All Playoff Wins: Who’s Her Pick for the Super Bowl?


Looking to place a little wager on the biggest football game of the year? You’d be smart to make your Super Bowl LI bets after Yowie the Dog makes her prediction – this dog has predicted the winner of all NFL Playoff games this year with 100% accuracy!…Continue reading

3 New Breeds Will Compete at Westminster for the First Time Ever


This year more than 2,500 dogs from 202 different recognized breeds will enter the ring in hopes of earning the Best in Show title. The breeds that are eligible to compete are determined by the American Kennel Club based on population and geographic distribution, as well as growing interest by the breed’s parent club. The 3 new breeds, all competing for the coveted Best in Show title at this year’s Westminster Dog Show competition are:…Continue reading

Dog Boarding Facility Worker Arrested After Brutal Abuse of Dog in his Care


Brevard County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a Rockledge, Florida dog boarding facility worker after he was caught on surveillance video violently swinging a Shih Tzu by her leash and slamming her to the ground, breaking the dog’s leg.…Continue reading

Playlists for Pups: The Best Songs for Happiness, Health, and Calming

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We enjoy listening to it at home, at work, in the car, in the store, and almost any place we go. Music appears to hit upon our stressful lives pretty much every single day. No wonder, songs and tunes can be vitally important to many humans. It can make us calm, content, and happy despite our demanding lifestyles. But did you have any idea that your pooch can also be calmed by music?…Continue reading

Actor Dennis Quaid Defends ‘A Dog’s Purpose’ Amid Controversy

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Allegations of animal abuse on the set of A Dog’s Purpose came as a particular shock to dog lovers nationwide that eagerly anticipated the movie’s release for months. Now, just over a week after the release of edited video footage that sparked the controversy, the actors, the studio, and the American Humane Association are stepping forward in defense of the film hitting theaters today.…Continue reading

UPDATE: Owner of Dog Chained to Top of Crate Traveling 70MPH Fined $35


Authorities launched an investigation after a video was posted to Facebook of a dog chained to the top of a crate being towed by an SUV traveling at least 70 mph on a Florida interstate.…Continue reading

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