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  • Lost 3-Year-Old Boy Found With Family Dog Protecting Him

    05/09/2014 9:02:12 AM PDT · by heartwood · 38 replies
    ABC News ^ | May 7 2014 | ABC News
    A 3-year-old North Dakota boy who disappeared for nearly seven hours was later found under the protective cover of the family’s pet dog, authorities said. Carson Urness disappeared from his family’s 10-plus acre property in Cooperstown, North Dakota, around 7:30 p.m. Monday after being let out to play while his mom worked inside the home, the boy’s father told ABC News. “She checked on him again at 7:30 and he was gone,” Carson’s father, Brock Urness, said of his wife, Courtney, who was inside taking care of the couple’s 11-month-old daughter while Carson played. - Cooper is the family’s dog...
  • Family Dog Ran Back Into A Burning Building [to save kittens.] (w/video)

    01/23/2014 9:16:25 PM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 18 replies
    Now that’s what I call a dog with heart! A house caught fire in Australia, and after everyone was out, the family dog Leo ran back inside. Leo was determined to save his four tiny, unlikely pals.
  • This Abandoned Dog and Disabled Cat Are the Most Adorable Best Friends Ever

    01/08/2014 6:30:37 PM PST · by Innovative · 11 replies
    E Online ^ | Jan 8, 2014 | John Boone
    Meet Ruth (the cat) and Idgie (the dachshund). ... When the two were found, abandoned at the end of a driveway in Florida last October, 2-year-old Idgie refused to leave 7-month-old Ruth's side, protectively barking whenever anyone came near his kitten friend.
  • Protective pit bull scares off coyotes and saves cat friend

    10/13/2013 10:39:12 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 49 replies
    examiner.com ^ | October 12, 2013
    Sherree Lewis, who cares for her son's dog, Jack, is crediting the dog with saving the family cat, named "Kitty." Kitty nearly used up all of her nine lives in one fell swoop when two coyotes decided that she looked like their next meal. Lewis described the frightening scene: “ As I was walking to the door, I could see the coyotes over here," “ "One had her by the neck and the other had her by the tail,” Jack, seeing his feline friend in danger, quickly sprang into action, racing out of the house and after the attacking coyotes....
  • Hero Wiener Dog Sacrifices Own Life to Save Two Men From Bear Attack

    09/30/2013 10:26:15 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 25 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2013 | Lee Moran
    Bradley the 4-pound wiener pooch fights off a 400-pound beast after it goes after two Michigan men in the woods. Sadly, he died from his wounds but he is being hailed as a hero by his owner.A tiny dachshund has been hailed a hero after he sacrificed his own life to save two Michigan men from a brutal black bear attack. Bradley the 4-pound wiener dog stood up to the 400-pound beast after it struck in Oscoda County woods on Saturday. Refusing to let the giant tear up the duo, the puny pup jumped off their golf cart and started...
  • Dog Finds A Tiny Kitten, Risks Everything To Save Her [w/pix]

    07/22/2013 11:12:46 AM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 41 replies
    Buzzfeed ^ | July 20, 2013 | Summer Anne Burton
    Animal control officers in Anderson, S.C., thought that a barking shih tzu was stuck in a ravine. Turns out, she was there nursing and protecting a tiny abandoned kitten she had found.
  • Family Dog Saves Abandoned Newborn Baby, Brings Infant Home

    06/06/2013 9:08:52 PM PDT · by jocon307 · 77 replies
    Lifenews.com ^ | 06/06/2013 | Steve Ertelt
    A family dog in Thailand is credited with bringing home an abandoned newborn baby on Monday. The two-year-old canine named Pui found a plastic bag with a newborn baby girl inside and carried the infant back home. Officials believe the baby was abandoned at a roadside dump in Tha Rua district of Ayutthaya province. According to a report in the Bangkok Post, when Pui returned home, it barked loudly to get it’s owners’ attention. A 12-year-old girl named Sudarat Thongmak came out of the home and was shocked to find the baby with her umbilical cord still attached. After getting...
  • Chihuahua lures pit bull attacking Chilliwack girl

    03/26/2013 8:40:49 PM PDT · by Arthurio · 102 replies
    A four-year-old Chihuahua came to the rescue of an eight-year-old Chilliwack girl after a neighbour's pit bull attacked her and began biting her face. Jenna Desrochers was outside in a backyard last Tuesday at around 5 p.m. PT when the neighbour's pit bull broke free from its enclosure and went after her. Soon after, her grandmother's Chihuahua came to the rescue. Anne Marie Desrochers, Jenna's grandmother, says the pit bull knocked Jenna down and began biting her face. Honey, a four-year-old Chihuahua, then came to the rescue by drawing the attacking dog away. "The pit bull took Jenna down at...
  • Dog alerts owner after 9-week-old baby stops breathing

    11/22/2012 7:04:38 AM PST · by expat1000 · 29 replies
    Your Jewish News ^ | October 15, 2012 | Ryan Lee Hall
    (Scroll down for video) A family dog helped alert parents that their 9-week-old baby has stopped breathing, according to reports. The Brousseau family rescued their dog six years ago, and the dog returned the favor on Sunday in Portland, Oregon. The Brousseaus say that the dog named Duke is responsible for saving the life of their baby daughter. On Sunday night, Duke jumped on the bed and trembled uncontrollably, enough to wake them. "If Duke had not been so scared, we would have gone to sleep," Jenna Brousseau said.
  • Hero dog saves baby from kidnapping, family says

    11/21/2012 12:46:20 PM PST · by Kartographer · 25 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 11/21/12 | By Dylan Stableford
    kidnapping attempt was thwarted in Indianapolis on Tuesday when a family's dog stopped an armed would-be kidnapper from leaving the family's home. Police say a man and a woman broke into the home of Nayeli Garzon-Jimenez through the back door while her husband was at work. Garzon-Jimenez was on the phone with her husband, Adolfo Angeles-Morales, at the time of the break-in. "She started screaming and crying, and said, 'Someone just stuck their hand in the door,'" Angeles-Morales told WISH-TV. "The guy said, 'Give me the money or we take the baby.'"
  • D.C. officer has unexpected pit bull encounter (Cop does NOT shoot dog)

    10/06/2012 9:39:06 AM PDT · by Altariel · 15 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | October 3, 2012 | Scott McCabe
    Star did exactly what you're supposed to do when you get lost. She found a police officer. It was about midnight. D.C. police Sgt. James Black was stopped at a red light at 42nd Street and Benning Road NE, when suddenly a dog leapt through the open window of his unmarked cruiser. The dark-colored female pit bull jumped on his lap -- and began licking his face. "I went from being startled to laughing," said Black, who has spent 15 years on the force. Scott Giacoppo, vice president of the Washington Humane Society, said he's never heard of a dog...
  • B.C. woman recounts 'surreal' cougar attack in her house ( Canada )

    08/28/2012 1:21:53 PM PDT · by george76 · 32 replies
    CBC News ^ | Aug 28, 2012
    A B.C. woman who was attacked on her sofa by a starving cougar that strolled into her house in search of a meal says her faithful dog saved her life. Angie Prime, 35, was sitting in the living room of her home in Trail, located in southeastern B.C., on Saturday evening, talking to her husband on the phone and getting ready to take her three dogs out for a walk before turning into bed. Then she caught a flash of something that should not have been in the house. "I just happened to catch something out of the corner of...
  • Dog Saves Family Before Dying in House Fire

    04/23/2012 7:02:26 PM PDT · by Silentgypsy · 37 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 04/23/2012 | Unattributed
    A Hillsborough, New Hampshire family lost everything in a fire, including the dog that saved their lives. “I’m not crying for the mess. I’m crying for the dogs,” said Paul Sousa, Sr. as he looked at the charred heap that used to be his trailer home. When fire tore through the home Thursday night, he and his son escaped with just minutes to spare thanks to their five year old beagle, Dupa.
  • Real-life Lassie comes to the rescue as boy, 11, is impaled on metal fence...

    04/23/2012 1:34:53 PM PDT · by Daffynition · 15 replies
    DailyMail ^ | Apr 23, 2012 | Richard Hartley-parkinson
    A boy impaled on a metal fence was saved after a real-life Lassie drew his owner's attention to the child's plight. Jack Humphrey, 11, became impaled on the 8ft fence by his wrist when he fell while climbing a nearby tree. In shock, he tried to jump down from the fence, tearing his arm to the bone from elbow to wrist. Spike, who was being walked by James Harrigan on land between North Ormesby and Longlands Road, in Middlesbrough, Cleveland, ran off in the direction of the injured boy.
  • Girl's best friend is dog who carries her oxygen

    03/21/2012 11:19:15 AM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 15 replies
    Today Health ^ | 3/21/12 | Linda Carroll
    Two years ago Aaron and Debbie Knobloch learned that their baby daughter Alida was suffering from a rare lung disease and that she would need a portable oxygen tank to help her breathe. The good news was that the oxygen tank would make their little girl healthy. The bad news was that she’d have to be tethered to the 6-pound tank most of the time. The Knoblochs struggled to find a way to give Alida a normal life. Aaron built a walker with a pocket for the oxygen tank so she wouldn’t always have to be tied to one of...
  • Cyclist Shoots Dog on Thanksgiving Day

    11/26/2011 6:20:15 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 84 replies
    UPI ^ | Nov. 26, 2011
    A gun-toting man on a bicycle in South Florida shot and killed a Doberman Saturday, saying the dog was threatening him. Dan Abou, who was training the 2-year-old to be a therapy dog, acknowledged Scooby was in his unfenced front yard without a leash, the South Florida Sun Sentinel reported. But he described Scooby as a gentle animal and said many dogs are allowed out without restraints in his neighborhood in Davie with no problems. "It's very alarming that someone would be riding a bike with a gun at 11 a.m. on Thanksgiving Day," Abou said Friday. "That man came...
  • One good turn deserves another: St. Bernard fends off intruder... hours after family rescues

    11/12/2011 11:38:46 PM PST · by Nachum · 48 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 11/12/11 | Michael Zennie
    Hercules was adopted by a couple in Hillsboro, Ohio, who saw the ailing 135-pound St. Bernard at the animal shelter and feared he would be euthanized. Six hours later, the heroic canine repaid his new owners' kindness when a dark-clothed thug broke into the couple's house. The man had cut the phone and cable lines running to the home of Rubert and Elizabeth Littler and had sneaked into their basement.
  • Dogs Go Nuts When Military Masters Return (video)

    08/17/2011 4:44:37 AM PDT · by Abathar · 34 replies
    CNN/Theindychannel ^ | 08/16/2011 | uncredited
    Dogs Go Nuts When Military Masters Return http://www.theindychannel.com/video/28889868/index.html
  • Dog stops man from sexually assaulting its owner, police say

    08/02/2011 5:16:21 PM PDT · by Immerito · 47 replies
    Madison.com ^ | July 26, 2011 | Bill Novak
    A golden retriever was definitely its owner's best friend early Tuesday morning when it scared off a man who was sexually assaulting its owner, Madison police reported. **** "The dog knew its owner was in trouble and came growling, barking and gnashing its teeth," DeSpain said. "The attacker fled."
  • Ultimate Dog Video

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  • Jailed Pascoe will sniff out diabetes

    01/31/2011 10:05:05 PM PST · by DeaconBenjamin · 3 replies
    Telegraph (Au) ^ | February 01, 2011 12:00AM | Kate Sikora
    On the job ... Pascoe could save a child's life / Pic: Ray Strange Source: The Daily Telegraph Doggie doctor ... trainer and handler Shannon with diabetes alert dog Pascoe / Pic: Ray Strange Source: The Daily Telegraph PASCOE has been sent to jail and he's only 12 months old. But far from being naughty, this cavalier king charles spaniel is in training to save lives. Inmates at Junee Prison in the state's south are teaching Pascoe how to pick up changes in people's body odour or their breath so he can be a diabetic alert dog. As soon as...
  • Rottweiler honoured for stopping Coventry sex attacker

    09/26/2010 11:15:21 AM PDT · by Chet 99 · 7 replies
    A two-year-old Rottweiler has been recognised for his bravery after he saved a woman from a sex attacker. The dog, named Jake, chased off the man as he molested a woman on Hearsall Common, Coventry, in July 2009. Jake, who stood guard over the victim until police arrived, received his honour at an RSPCA event in Shrewsbury. The attacker was convicted of serious sexual assault and jailed for four years.
  • Woman grateful dog saved her from snake

    09/26/2010 2:15:07 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 29 replies
    upi ^ | Sept. 26, 2010
    DETROIT, - A dog has paid a heavy physical price for protecting his owner from a rattlesnake, his Michigan owner says. Kodi, a 3-year-old Samoyed, saved Brenda Lacroix of Davisburg from an Eastern Massasauga rattlesnake during a June walk in Shiawassee Basin Park in Springfield Township, Lacroix told the Detroit Free Press. "This thing flew at his face," said Lacroix, a retired veterinary technician. "It was 3 1/2 feet long and the width of my arm." Lacroix rushed Kodi's sagging body to her former employer as his face started to swell, and then the dog passed out. While one veterinarian...
  • Man's best friend: Oldest Search and Rescue dog in the U.S. nears retirement

    09/01/2010 3:08:34 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 42 replies
    Whittier Daily News ^ | 9-1-10 | Jessica Donnelly
    Val is not just man's best friend - he's the oldest working employee at the Montebello Fire Department and reportedly the oldest working rescue dog in the nation. Photo Gallery: Rescue Dogs in Montebello Val, an Urban Search and Rescue canine with the National Disaster Search Dog Foundation, is retiring after 11 years of service and countless rescue missions. During his career, with owner and handler Capt. Marc Valentine of the Montebello Fire Department, Val has trained other rescue dogs, searched for survivors through rubble, and offered solace to firefighters responding to Hurricane Katrina. The golden Labrador mix, which is...
  • Chihuahua Mix Attacked by Coyote, Saved by Pit Bulls

    08/05/2010 11:45:51 AM PDT · by solosmoke · 47 replies
    TheDenverChannel.com ^ | 7/31/2010 | Russell Haythorn
    - A Littleton neighborhood is on edge after a coyote attacked and nearly killed a woman's dog Saturday morning. These attacks are becoming more and more common.Buster is a Chihuahua-Terrier mix. He was attacked Saturday morning. "He woke me up at 6:30 to do his thing. I let him out and I came out with him," said Jodi Robinette of Littleton. "And about a minute later, he screamed like I've never heard an animal scream." Robinette ran after Buster and the coyote behind her home at 949 West Peakview Circle near Angeline Little Greenway Park."And right when I came around...
  • Pit Bull alerts family in Hammonton to house fire, but dies in blaze

    08/05/2010 11:39:52 AM PDT · by solosmoke · 11 replies
    PressofAtlanticCity.com ^ | 8/1/2010 | Martin Deangelis
    A young pit bull woke up its owners to warn them of a fire in their Pleasant Mills Road home early Saturday, but the dog itself died in the fire, which destroyed much of the ranch house, police say. Nine people who had been sleeping in the home shortly before 4:30 a.m. all got out unhurt, Hammonton Police Detective John Panarello said. “The people we spoke to said the dog was barking,” Panarello said. “They went back to see why, and saw that the house was pretty much engulfed in flames.”Property records list the owner of the house as Mary...
  • Jack Russell Terrier eats Michigan man's toe and saves his life

    08/03/2010 6:26:37 PM PDT · by cripplecreek · 49 replies · 494+ views
    Grand Rapids Public Health Examiner ^ | August 3rd 2010 | Nancy Zielinski
    A Rockford, Michigan man, Jerry Douthett, woke up one day recently and discovered that his Jack Russell Terrier dog, Kiko, dined on his big toe while he napped. Kiko was also responsible for saving his master's life.
  • Pit Bull in a Wheelchair Inspires and Comforts Kids With Disabilities

    05/25/2010 7:19:39 PM PDT · by solosmoke · 23 replies · 687+ views
    Pawnation ^ | May 17, 2010 | Daphne Sashin
    This Salt Lake City pit bull is melting hearts, busting stereotypes, and proving that a disability doesn't have to slow you down. Piggy, a pit-bull/boxer mix, can walk with only her front legs. Her hind legs were paralyzed three years ago in a hit-and-run car accident that shattered most of her spine. Secured to a cart with wheels to help her get around, Piggy volunteers as a trained therapy dog at Shriners Hospitals for Children in Salt Lake City, which provides free surgeries to children with spinal cord injuries, orthopedic disorders and other similar conditions. Piggy is amazingly gentle, Hollingsworth...
  • Alaska dog honored for leading troopers to fire

    04/24/2010 7:37:51 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 11 replies · 700+ views
    hosted ^ | RACHEL D'ORO | Apr 24
    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- Buddy the German shepherd was hailed Friday as a hero for guiding Alaska State Troopers through winding back roads to a fire at his owners' workshop. "Buddy is an untrained dog who for some reason recognized the severity of the situation and acted valiantly in getting help for his family,...."
  • Seattle pit bull sniffs out narcotics and explosives at ferry lines

    04/05/2010 4:27:00 PM PDT · by solosmoke · 13 replies · 399+ views
    Examiner ^ | 3-28-2010 | Leslie Brown
    Neville the pit bull has a job at the ferry lines in Seattle. He works at Seattle's Coleman Dock sniffing for narcotics, weapons and explosives. Pit bulls, who still have a bad reputation, are really very affectionate and sweet dogs, and Neville is one of them. Previously held on death row in Canada, Neville ended up across the border in the K-9 work force. Today, for a dog that was almost euthanized, he's as loving as a dog can be. Neville was the first pit bull to sniff out explosives for the Washington State Patrol, which now has five pit...
  • Four-Legged Friends: Dogs look after man's health

    03/12/2010 10:57:53 AM PST · by solosmoke · 41 replies · 1,001+ views
    Fredericksburg.com ^ | 3-1-2010 | Edie Gross
    Bill Setzer lay in his bed, sweaty and disoriented. He'd been napping. But now, his two pit bulls, Mara and Moby, wouldn't let him be. Mara was furiously licking Setzer's face. And Moby was repeatedly crashing his 70-pound frame into the man, in a frantic attempt to wake him. Setzer blinked. His vision was blurry. He felt lousy. The 63-year-old Stafford man, who has Type 2 diabetes, reached for the blood sugar meter on his bedside table, pricked his finger and read the numbers on the screen: 29. A normal blood sugar level ranges between 70 and 140. Setzer took...
  • Chihuahua Saves Baby From Rattlesnake

    02/15/2010 9:43:09 PM PST · by freedumb2003 · 75 replies · 1,411+ views
    waPo ^ | 7/23/2007 | waPo
    Zoey the Chihuahua is definitely not a lap dog. This five-pound dog has the courage of a lion. When Zoey saw a rattlesnake lunge at her owner’s one-year-old grandson, the bulldog came out of her. The child was in the backyard when a snake slithered up to the toddler and struck. Zoey jumped in between the child and the snake and took all of the bites instead. She was treated for her bites and is doing well now. Zoey’s owner says that “These little bitty dogs, they just don’t really get credit.” Zoey, you definitely deserve a gold star and...
  • Top Dog event benefits animal shelter(Pit Bull)

    10/29/2009 10:24:47 AM PDT · by papasmurf · 2 replies · 285+ views
    Westport news ^ | 10/29/2009 | papasmurf
    Top Dog event benefits animal shelter By Pat McCormack pmccormack@bcnnew.com Posted: 10/28/2009 01:00:43 AM EDT Two fortunate pooches -- each a survivor of very close calls -- trotted off with first prizes in the Westport Animal Shelter Advocates' (WASA) first Top Dog show near the basketball court at Compo Beach Sunday. Kobe Heinze, a 72-pound pit bull, won "Top Kisser" honors when he smooched with owner Scott Heinze, a New York City Fire Department paramedic who lives in Westport. Altagracia Heinze co-owns Kobe, who is named after basketball star Kobe Bryant. Abby Chase, meanwhile, a lightweight Sheltie, proudly wore the...
  • The pitbull nanny dog "An Endangered Species

    08/05/2009 6:44:24 AM PDT · by meandog · 51 replies · 1,901+ views
    Tuscon Examiner ^ | August, 2009 | Shelly Bright
    To some, the "Pitbull type" dog is a genetic ticking time-bomb of violence bred to be a fighting machine, but to many others this dog is a phenomenal and gentle canine companion whose sole purpose is to please the humans that love them. The Pitbull is a term commonly used to describe several breeds of dog in the Molosser family. Many breed-specific laws use the term "pit bull" to refer to the American Pit Bull Terrier, American Staffordshire Terrier, and Staffordshire Terrier, and dogs with significant mixes of these breeds. All of these tenacious dogs have one thing in common,...
  • Huntsville Pets Helping People

    05/13/2009 7:27:14 PM PDT · by HuntsvilleTxVeteran · 135+ views
    Huntsville Item/ Huntsville, Texas ^ | 5/23/2009 fundraiser date | None listed
    Huntsville Pets Helping People
  • Serial Burglar attacks LRPD police dog (HILARIOUS VIDEO at source URL)

    05/08/2009 12:43:00 PM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 43 replies · 2,090+ views
    Fox 16 (AR) ^ | 08 MAY 09 | David Goins
    Little Rock Police think they've solved a string of burglaries across the city. All of them, detectives say committed by the same man, who as he was arrested, tried to poke out the eyes of a police dog. Limping his way out of the Little Rock Police Department, detectives say Russell Brewer, 39, of Greenbrier is responsible for over 40 business burglaries, including ten Wednesday night and early Thursday morning. Lieutenant Terry Hastings says it ended inside Cruse Uniforms at 1201 South Barrow where he fought with officers and police canine Xanthro. "Mr. Brewer decided he was going to try...
  • Dog Hero! Pit Bull Saves His Family From Intruder

    04/03/2009 6:37:00 PM PDT · by Peace4EarthNow · 30 replies · 1,963+ views
    An Oklahoma family credits their dog DBoy with protecting them from a gun-wielding intruder who barged into their home. Roberta Trawick says her pit bull leapt to defend her and her family. The intruder, who is still at large, "came in, pointed a gun at me and said, ‘Get down on the ground'," Trawick told Oklahoma City’s News 9. Then, Trawick says DBoy immediately ran in from another room and was ready to attack. The gunman shot DBoy three times -- twice in the head -- before running off after apparently being spooked by the dog. "It is amazing, it's...
  • VIDEO: The Dog Ate My Presidential Inauguration Ticket (A Godsend?)

    01/20/2009 3:11:17 AM PST · by JoeProBono · 17 replies · 806+ views
    ktla ^ | ktla
    SACRAMENTO -- Here's a variation on the oldest excuse, my dog ate my homework, would you believe, my dog ate my Presidential Inauguration ticket! Yes, it happened to a Sacramento family.A friend had a ticket and dropped it through the mail-slot of Jill and John Amacker. But Webster, the family dog, got to the ticket first. The Amacker's are bringing a baggie with all the pieces of the ticket, along with a picture of their dog standing over his work, and hoping the secret service will let them in.
  • Hero dog saves boy from snake - Dingo Saves Baby

    11/14/2008 12:10:47 PM PST · by JoeProBono · 37 replies · 1,807+ views
    news ^ | November 14, 2008
    A DOG that leapt between a three-year-old boy and a highly venomous brown snake has been honoured by the RSPCA. Diesel, a cattle dog-dingo cross, was today hailed as a hero and received a big bone for saving a Sunshine Coast couple's grandson from being bitten by the snake. Drew Gralike was playing on a swing last month at his grandfather's Eumundi property when the snake appeared. Diesel leapt between the boy and the snake, receiving a near-fatal bite. Drew's grandfather, Stan Gralike, told ABC Radio that the snake was about to strike when Diesel intervened.
  • Barney the White House dog bites reporter; mad at liberal press bias? - VIDEO

    11/06/2008 3:05:48 PM PST · by JoeProBono · 59 replies · 2,959+ views
    Barney the first dog bit a White House reporter today. Apparently it wasn't the first time. Jon Decker, a political reporter for Reuters, had just finished a live shot for MSNBC at 10:35 a.m. when he spotted Barney and his handler on a walk. He bent down to pet him. Look out.
  • First Dog Barney Bites Reporter

    11/06/2008 4:28:45 PM PST · by llevrok · 140 replies · 5,405+ views
    NBC Chicago ^ | 11/6/08
    Apparently, the first dog is not happy about the impending changes at the White House. Watch VideoBarney Snaps at White House Reporter: Courtesy Aprildryan.com Today, Barney bit a reporter outside the briefing room. The whole incident was caught on tape by another reporter, April D. Ryan. Reuters political reporter Jon Decker had finished an interview with MSNBC around 10:30 a.m. when he saw Barney and his handler. After getting permission to pet the dog, Decker said Barney snapped and chomped down on his right index finger and broke the skin. Decker said his first reaction was, "that's not good." Decker...
  • Dog retires after years of service to New Waverly man

    10/15/2008 6:58:56 AM PDT · by HuntsvilleTxVeteran · 10 replies · 550+ views
    Huntsville Item/ Huntsville, Texas ^ | October 15,2008 | Matthew Jackson
    On Oct. 5, a retirement party was held at the New Waverly Public Library. More than 60 people attended to celebrate the life and work of the honoree. After eight years, most of his life, in service, he was finally getting to relax and eat human food. That’s right; the retirement party was for a dog. But anyone in attendance would say that Drummer, the guest of honor, is far more than just a dog. Trained as a service dog by Pennsylvania-based non-profit organization Canine Partners for Life (CPL), Drummer was brought to Texas in 2000 to aid in the...
  • Wild drug sting: Suspects' dog killed after attacking investigator (Dumb Criminals)

    01/04/2008 4:49:17 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 9 replies · 169+ views
    StarTribune.com ^ | 1/4/08 | PAUL WALSH
    A drug sting at a St. Cloud gas station late this morning spun out of control, with the suspects unleashing an angry dog on an investigator, authorities said. The investigator shot and killed the dog, and one of the suspects was tasered before he could be apprehended, police said. The three men, one from White Bear Lake and the other two from Inver Grove Heights, were all in custody in the Stearns County jail. According to police: Shortly before noon, members of the Central Minnesota Drug and Gang Task Force bought 2 ounces of methamphetamine for $4,000 in a gas...
  • Dog from pound protects master from rattler

    10/15/2007 5:21:01 PM PDT · by SandRat · 6 replies · 203+ views
    BISBEE — A few months back, he was just a cast-off dog, unwanted, unloved and headed for the “sleep-forever table” at a California animal shelter. Today, Phillip is a hero in the eyes of his owner Linda Reynolds after protecting her and his companion, Jake, a Labradachshund, from a very large female Western Diamondback rattlesnake that had somehow found her way onto Reynold’s enclosed sun porch at her 33-acre ranch in Elfrida on Sept. 29. “I was going to let them go out in the back yard and opened the door to the sun porch. That’s when I heard it....
  • Border collies help save man from attack by black bear

    07/22/2007 3:34:01 PM PDT · by george76 · 47 replies · 965+ views
    CanWest News Service ^ | July 18, 2007 | Sunny Freeman
    Roy Klopp survived a shocking twist in his daily bike ride Monday after being bit in the behind by a black bear near Clinton. "It wasn't my day to die," said Klopp, who returned to his job at the sawmill last night after taking a day to recuperate from the attack. Around 11 a.m. Monday morning, Klopp, 56, and his border collies, Tippy and Chuckie, met an unusually aggressive black bear in the bushes near a curve in the walking trails above Clinton, a town of about 740 residents 380 kilometres northeast of Vancouver. Protected only by a pair of...
  • Lab Carries His Own Leash During Walks (gets around city ordinance)

    12/06/2006 7:02:15 AM PST · by Cagey · 117 replies · 2,961+ views
    KNBC V NEWS ^ | 12-6-2006
    SIOUX CITY, Iowa -- A city ordinance in Sioux City, Iowa, says all pets must be on a leash -- but it doesn't say who has to be carrying the leash. One Iowa dog, Jack, has been walking himself since he was a puppy. The 11-year-old Labrador retriever holds his own leash in his mouth as he walks with his owner, Brad Ralph. "So far, we haven't been cited," Ralph said. "I don't know how that would hold up in court, but he is technically on a leash." Jack and Brad walk about three miles each day. "I don't really...
  • Guard Dogs Kill Man Who Jumps Business' Fence

    04/10/2006 5:02:52 AM PDT · by Abathar · 53 replies · 1,526+ views
    The Indy Channel ^ | April 10, 2006 | AP
    COMPTON, Calif. -- A man was mauled to death by three guard dogs after he jumped the fence at a metalworking company in Compton Sunday. Authorities said the man, whose identity has not been released, suffered severe head and back injuries and was pronounced dead on arrival at a hospital. The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said the dogs, all pit bull mixes, attacked the man after he jumped the fence at the Cal State Steel Company. Security guards who heard his screams called 911. Sheriff's deputies arrived to find the man badly mauled and still under attack. They said...
  • Mo. Dog Wins Hero Award for Saving Farmer (beautiful *sniff* story!)

    05/13/2005 5:19:04 PM PDT · by martin_fierro · 10 replies · 344+ views
    AP/Yahoo ^ | 5/13/05
    Mo. Dog Wins Hero Award for Saving Farmer 2 hours, 42 minutes ago WOODLAND HILLS, Calif. - A border collie and golden retriever mix from Missouri has won the National Hero Dog award for alerting her owner that her husband was pinned underneath a tractor. Eight-year-old Shannon, who lives on an 80-acre farm in Washington, Mo., accepted the 23rd annual National Hero Dog award Friday with her owners Ted and Peggy Mandry. The award does not honor trained rescue dogs but "a companion animal that's well-treated and has bonded with the family, so they somehow know what to do and...
  • Black Lab Retrieves Pot, Causes Owner's Drug Arrest; Retrieves Pot, Takes It To Officer

    02/16/2005 2:09:34 PM PST · by ambrose · 63 replies · 1,509+ views
    AP ^ | 2.16.05
    Black Lab Retrieves Pot, Causes Owner's Drug Arrest Dog Wades Into Creek, Retrieves Pot, Takes It To Officer POSTED: 9:22 am EST February 16, 2005 UPDATED: 10:56 am EST February 16, 2005 GRAPEVINE, Texas -- JD the Labrador Retriever meant well, but he has landed his owner in a mess of trouble. Police said his owner, Matthew Porter, of Richland Hills, was playing Frisbee golf with two friends at a suburban Dallas-Fort Worth course Monday when a police officer arrived. The officer thought he smelled burning marijuana, so he asked the men for identification and began checking for outstanding warrants....
  • Dog Saves Boy From Tsunami

    01/02/2005 4:35:21 PM PST · by Dallas59 · 86 replies · 2,386+ views
    ASocialiated Press ^ | 1/02/05 | Chris Tomlinson
    Sangeeta, a mother of three boys, looks down on her eldest son, Dinakaran, seated, and the dog that saved his life, Selvakumar Sunday, Jan. 2, 2005. Sangeeta could only carry two of her boys and had to leave Dinakaran to fend for himself when a tsunami crashed into their village on Dec. 26, 2004. Selvakumar pulled Dinakaran out of the family hut and nipped and nudged him up a hill to safety. (AP Photo/Chris Tomlinson )