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Week in Review: Recall Expanded, Yulin Update, Groomer Acquitted, Dog Meat Scandal, Pet Hotel Death and More!

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Here’s everything you might have missed in The Dogington Post’s dog news Week in Review!

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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!

RECALL ALERT: Massive Rawhide Recall Expanded to Include Additional Brands


United Pet Group, a division of Spectrum Brands, Inc. is voluntarily expanding its recall of multiple brands of packages of rawhide dog chew products to include their retail partners’ private label brands. The recall involves the brands and products described below.…Continue reading

Update: Chinese Authorities Confirm Yulin Dog Meat Festival is NOT Cancelled


Rumors that dog meat sales would be banned in the run up to this year’s Yulin dog meat festival have been denied by the city authorities.…Continue reading

California PetSmart Groomer Found Not Guilty Following Dog’s Strangulation Death


A California PetSmart groomer has been cleared of all charges of animal cruelty following the strangulation death of a young dog just minutes after being dropped off for a nail trim.…Continue reading

Asian Dog Meat Trade: An Interview with Marc Ching of the Animal Hope and Wellness Foundation

Marc Ching founded the Animal Hope and Wellness Foundation in Sherman Oaks, California to help rehabilitate, foster, and find forever homes for local abandoned, abused, and traumatized dogs. Like most everyone, when he heard about the Yulin Dog Meat Festival that happens every June in Yulin, China, he couldn’t believe it was actually a thing.…Continue reading

It’s No Secret America Loves Pets! So, What Are The Most Popular Pets in Your State?

America Loves Pets

Are you a Floridian who’s also a fanatic for French bulldogs? Are you a Californian who’s cuckoo for Corgis? It’s true – America loves pets! And, interestingly, the types of pets Americans love is slightly different depending on what part of America you’re in.…Continue reading

Tourists Duped Into Eating Dog Meat While Visiting Bali

Dog Meat
A Balinese vendor sells “satay” to unsuspecting tourists unaware that they’re being fed dog meat. Image via Animals Australia

An undercover investigation revealed tourists being duped into unwittingly eating dog meat while visiting Bali on vacation. The dogs are being captured and killed not far from popular beaches for a secretive trade that is not only terribly cruel but poses a major public health risk.…Continue reading

Police Rescue Dog Locked Alone in 136-Degree Hot Car

Hot Car

Despite repeated warnings every year and a local heat advisory, the Napa Police Department rescued a dog locked alone in a hot car while her shopped at a nearby shopping center around noon on Sunday.…Continue reading

WATCH: Louisiana UPS Driver Makes BFF’s With His Customer’s Dogs

Ups Driver

A Louisiana UPS driver is delivering smiles to dog lovers around the country after being caught on tape posing for selfies with a customer’s dogs!…Continue reading

Beloved Dog Killed Just Hours After Checking Into TyVy Pet Hotel

Elke Griffin and her beloved dog, Blue. Image via Facebook/Justice for Blue

A Florida dog owner is desperate for answers after her beloved dog, Blue, was struck by a car and killed just hours after checking in to what was supposed to be a fun and rewarding day at a luxury pet hotel.…Continue reading

Iraq War Veteran Booted From Restaurant Because of Service Dog

Service Dog

It should have been a nice family meal at a local restaurant. Instead, an American hero was turned away because of his service dog.…Continue reading

Texas Police Rescue 8-Week Old Puppy Left in Hot Car Because Owner “Didn’t Want to Waste Gas”

Hot Car

Police officers rescued a tiny 8-week old pup from inside a sweltering hot car parked outside a Texas Walmart where she’d been trapped for at least 30 minutes because her owner “didn’t want to waste gas.”…Continue reading

17-Year Old Dog Dumped at Shelter Because Family Was Moving

Dog Dumped
17-year old Duchess was dumped at the shelter when her family decided to move without her. Image via Kentucky Humane Society.

After almost two decades with her family, 17-year old Duchess was dumped at a rural Kentucky shelter when her family decided to move to another home without her.…Continue reading

Dog Owner Issued $150 Fine for Leaving Dog in 120-Degree Hot Car

Hot Car

A Massachusetts dog owner was fined $150 after leaving her dog locked inside a hot car for more than 40-minutes while temperatures inside reached up to 120-degrees.…Continue reading

Tennessee Titans’ Logan Ryan Turns Destination Wedding Into Dog Rescue Mission

Logan Ryan

Following a dreamy St. Lucia wedding, Tennessee Titans’ Logan Ryan and his beautiful bride turned their destination wedding into a mission to help dogs.…Continue reading

LA Police Trying to Shoot a Dog Strike and Kill Teen

Shoot A Dog

While trying to stop what they called a “charging dog,” Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputies attempting to shoot a dog struck and killed a teenaged boy.…Continue reading

16 Heat Hazards & Summer Safety Tips for Dogs and Their People

Summer Safety

As the weather warms up we need to be aware of seasonal hazards that may put our dogs at risk. While we all like to enjoy the warm weather with our furriest friends, there are a few things we can do to minimize risks to our dogs.…Continue reading

How to Naturally De-Stress Your Dog (And Yourself!) This Summer


With summer storms well underway, the anxiety-inducing July 4th holiday quickly approaching, and travel plans on the calendar, we set out to find an easy and effective way for pet parents to ease anxiety and de-stress their dogs (and themselves!) without the use of harsh chemicals or dangerous drugs.…Continue reading

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