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French beer company to open dog-staffed London pop-up bar

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LONDON (UPI) -- A French beer company is set to open a pop-up bar in London staffed entirely by dogs.

Kronenbourg 1664's Bar D'Alsace-tian will open on May 6 and feature Alsatian, also known as German Shepherds, serving the company's beer to customers.

"We're absolutely delighted to be opening the doors on the world's first bar staffed by dogs...Read more

VIDEO: Curious blind kitten chases pet turtle around the room

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CHICAGO (UPI) -- A Chicago pet owner shared video of the unlikely friendship between his family's turtle and their newest pet -- a blind kitten.

The video, posted to YouTube by Josh Couwenhoven, shows the blind kitten, Rye, feeling her way around the room while the turtle, Lucy, watches.

The kitten locates the turtle and cautiously follows her...Read more

VIDEO: Helmet cam records firefighters' kitten rescue from California blaze

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TURLOCK, Calif. (UPI) -- A California fire department shared helmet-camera footage of firefighters rescuing four kittens from a burning structure.

The Turlock Fire Department said in a Facebook post crews responded early Monday to a fire threatening a structure in the city and the firefighters were able to extinguish the flames before they ...Read more

VIDEO: Dog bumps bottom of trampoline to help bird bounce

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HANOVER, Md. (UPI) -- A Maryland dog owner captured footage of the helpful pooch pushing on the bottom of a trampoline to help a bird learn to bounce.

The video, posted to YouTube by user Cmore Life, shows Ellie the dog joyfully jumping under the trampoline in her family's Hanover yard and bumping the underside with her nose.

Ellie's bumps ...Read more

VIDEO: Kitten rescued after being trapped in manhole for three days

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PHOENIX (UPI) -- Emergency workers at Arizona's humane society worked to rescue a newborn kitten that had been trapped under a manhole.

Arizona Humane Society shared a video of the 5-week-old kitten, who had been stuck beneath the manhole for three days, after its rescue.

Human society workers monitored the kitten and sent food down the ...Read more

Animal Island: Letting supervised tortoise outside preferable to building pen

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Q: We have had a 5-inch-long Russian male tortoise for the past six months now, and he is very active. I was wondering if we could put him in a pen outdoors for the summer months as he would have a lot more room than he does in the fish tank that we currently have him in. If you think this is a good idea, what should we make the pen out of?

A: ...Read more

How to buy a puppy

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How to buy a puppy? Very carefully and with much forethought, the experts all agree. After all, you're considering the purchase of a living being, an animal that will need feeding, training, grooming, medical care and, perhaps most of all, love and attention from you and your family.

Be honest with yourself, the experts say, and really consider...Read more

U.K. Royal Mail threatens to stop delivering to man after cat attacks

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BRISTOL, England (UPI) -- A U.K. man's cat could potentially cost him his mail service as the Royal Mail declared the pet a "potential hazard."

Matthew Sampson of Bristol, England shared a photo of a letter that he received from the Royal Mail, which stated that his cat Bella "snatches the mail and put [the postman's] fingers at risk of injury ...Read more

Woman uses crowdfunding campaign to rescue cat from tree

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FERNTREE GULLY, Australia (UPI) -- A woman in Australia sought the help crowdfunding to rescue her neighbor's cat from a neighborhood tree.

Susie Butler created the GoFundMe campaign "Get Boots down from the tree" after her neighbor's orange tabby cat had been trapped in a 40-foot tall tree.

"As of 6 p.m. he has been up there 12 hours," she ...Read more

British shelter washing kittens found colored with permanent marker

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BRADFORD, England (UPI) -- Volunteers with a British animal rescue group said two kittens are getting frequent baths after being found colored with permanent marker ink.

Katie Lloyd, a volunteer with Cat Watch Rescue in Bradford, England, said the 4-week-old kittens were brought in by police after they were found with the white parts of their ...Read more

Writer gets into dogs' heads to save homeless hounds

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FRESNO, Calif. -- Laura Gordon is good at imagining the world from a dog's point of view.

Through colorful tales written from the perspective of abandoned dogs, she's become the designated spokeswoman for homeless hounds of Labrador Retriever Rescue of Fresno. The stories, aimed at finding families for the forlorn four-leggeds, have attracted a...Read more

Lisa Moore: Management, not punishment, is key to dogs getting along

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Ken and Susan contacted me recently concerning the escalating tensions among their three terriers living in the house. All lovely and outstanding personalities and manners individually, but their younger female has begun to challenge -- and fight -- with the older male and female.

They had received much advice from fellow dog lovers: Use ...Read more

VIDEO: Surfing dogs compete for spot on Rose Parade float

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COSTA MESA, Calif. (UPI) -- Talented canines rode the waves in California to show off their surfing skills and compete for a place on the 2017 Rose Parade float.

The Saturday surfing contest, part of the three-day America's Family Pet Expo in Costa Mesa, involved the agile canines testing out their surfing skills in a wave machine.

The surfing...Read more

VIDEO: Puppy confused by failure to walk away from escalator

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CHONGQUING, China (UPI) -- A confused puppy in China was caught on camera misunderstanding the concept of an escalator and attempting to walk in the wrong direction.

The video, filmed earlier this year in Chongquing, shows the small puppy at the bottom of an escalator trying to walk away from the moving stairs.

The ground beneath the puppy ...Read more

Police seek owner of loose tiger found wandering Texas city

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CONROE, Texas (UPI) -- A Texas police department is searching for the owner of a most unusual apparent pet found roaming the streets: a young female tiger.

The Conroe Police Department said officers received multiple calls just before noon Thursday about a tiger wandering in a residential neighborhood on Coral Cove Pass near League Line Road ...Read more

Animal Island: See the vet to rid snake of mites

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Q: My daughter's corn snake has an infestation of mites and we do not know what to do. We have cleaned out its tank and just keep it on a sheet of newspaper. We rub the snake all over with mineral oil as that is supposed to smother the mites but they crawl right over the oil! On the internet, people have suggested putting a No-Pest Strip in the ...Read more

VIDEO: Man climbs outside 13th floor apartment to rescue dangling dog

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BOGOTA (UPI) -- A resident of an apartment building in Colombia was recorded climbing out of his 13th story balcony to rescue a dog dangling from a ledge.

The video, recorded from a neighboring apartment, shows Diego Andres Davila Jimenez climbing out from his 13th floor apartment to reach the dog, Luna, which was dangling from his upstairs ...Read more

New Jersey firefighters rescue dog from third-story ledge

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HOBOKEN, N.J. (UPI) -- Firefighters in New Jersey were photographed using a ladder truck to rescue a dog that stranded itself on the outside ledge of a third-story window.

The Hoboken Fire Department said the dog, named Skipper, broke through a window screen Tuesday morning and climbed out onto the ledge.

"Skipper broke through a screen and ...Read more

VIDEO: Pomeranian takes on western rat snake in Florida garden

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RIVIERA BEACH, Fla. (UPI) -- A Florida pet owner shared video of his Pomeranian dog loudly asserting his dominance over a western rat snake found in the family's garden.

The video, posted to YouTube by Brett Skinner, shows Cosmo the Pomeranian voicing his loud displeasure with the western rat snake Skinner is holding in the home's back yard.

...Read more

This N.C. pooch paints, brings you beer

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Practically anyone with a dish towel, an empty beer can, a little kibble and whole lot of patience can teach a dog to fetch a beer.

Ivy Kite, though, will go you one better: The 3-year-old Australian Shepherd can happily retrieve the single bottle of Olde Mecklenburg Brewery Copper from a fridge otherwise full of Heinekens. (...Read more

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