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14 dancing dogs form conga line for Guinness World Record

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(UPI) A German dog trainer earned a Guinness World Record with his team of talented canines when 14 performing pooches formed a conga line.

Wolfgang Lauenburger earned the record for most dogs in a conga line when his 14 trained canines arranged themselves into the party dance formation under his instruction.

Lauenbruger, an accomplished ...Read more

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A P-22 postage stamp? US Rep. Schiff kicks off effort to honor LA's celebrity cougar

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LOS ANGELES — Since P-22's death in December, the most famous mountain lion in Los Angeles has been honored with roadside tributes, half a dozen murals and an upcoming celebration of life in Griffith Park is expected to draw thousands.

Now, Rep. Adam B. Schiff, R-Calif., is pushing for a more permanent honor: a P-22 postage stamp.

In a ...Read more

Ohio animal shelter will name litter box after your ex

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(UPI) An animal shelter in Hamilton, Ohio, is holding a unique fundraiser as a lead-up to Valentine's Day.

The Animal Friends Humane Society said Wednesday it will name a cat litter box after an ex romantic partner.

The gesture will cost $5 per box, while the promotion will run until Feb. 12.

The shelter will then reveal all the sponsored ...Read more

WATCH: 30-year-old dog named world's oldest by Guinness World Records

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(UPI) Guinness World Records introduced Bobi, the world's oldest dog ever. Bobi is 30 years, 266 days old.

Guinness said in a statement Thursday that the Portugese dog took the record from a 23-year-old dog named Spike who was named the world's oldest living dog in January.

Bobi, Guiness said, has broken the nearly century-old record for the ...Read more

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Out of options, shelter threatens to kill dogs. Public steps up

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ATLANTA — The plea was urgent. And dire: The Dekalb County Animal Shelter was packed with unwanted dogs. Historically overcrowded. If the public didn’t adopt some, like 150 by month’s end, animals would be euthanized.

It was like a giant clock ominously ticking alongside the face of an adorable — and doomed — dog.

Remember back at ...Read more

Budgeting for a pet: The AKC offers tips on saving money and budgeting

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Approximately 40% of households in America own dogs. The amount of money we spend on our pets has also significantly increased over recent years; it’s more than just the purchase price of your pet. Investing in quality food, toys, games, proper grooming and good veterinary care are worth the cost; your dog will be happier and healthier.

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Dog rescued from frigid North Carolina river

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(UPI) A North Carolina animal shelter said a dog rescued from a turbulent and frigid river evaded injury and has now been placed in a foster home.

The Asheville Humane Society said in a Facebook post that two women walking near the French Broad River when a small dog darted past them and "tumbled into the river."

"The women called Asheville ...Read more

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Five questions to ask before deciding if you're ready to adopt a shelter dog

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If you think your home is ready to adopt a dog or cat, what’s the next step?

Here are five questions to answer:

1. Have you tried fostering a dog or cat first? Municipal kennels usually are eager to have people take in cats and dogs even if it’s not on a permanent basis. Serving as a foster home for a dog or cat can also be a good training...Read more

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Five questions to ask before deciding if you're ready to adopt a shelter dog

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If you think your home is ready to adopt a dog or cat, what’s the next step?

Here are five questions to answer:

1. Have you tried fostering a dog or cat first? Municipal kennels usually are eager to have people take in cats and dogs even if it’s not on a permanent basis. Serving as a foster home for a dog or cat can also be a good training...Read more

Stranded cat rescued from busy Ohio highway

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(UPI) An Ohio State Highway Patrol trooper and a member of the public came to the rescue of a cat found stranded on a busy highway.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol posted a video to Facebook showing Trooper Katie Thomas stopped on Interstate 475 in Lucas County to rescue a cat stranded next to a concrete barrier at the right side of the roadway. ...Read more

African serval captured after six months on the loose in Missouri

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(UPI) A wildlife refuge in Arkansas said an African serval cat on the loose in Missouri for at least six months has been safely captured on a farm and will have a new home at the refuge.

Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge said it was contacted by Missouri Game and Fish about an African serval cat that had been spotted on multiple occasions over a...Read more

Dog rescued from under rock pile at San Francisco beach

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(UPI) An animal control officer in San Francisco came to the rescue of a dog found trapped under a large pile of rocks near a beach shoreline.

San Francisco Animal Care and Control said in an Instagram post that a jogger running on Ocean Beach heard the sound of barking near a sewage treatment plant and discovered after some investigation that ...Read more

New York animal shelter seeks home for 'fire-breathing demon'

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(UPI) An animal shelter in New York is seeking a home for a dog described as "a terror," a fire-breathing demon and a whole jerk.

The Niagara SPCA said 26-pound Ralphie has been adopted twice, but was returned twice due to his bad behavior.

"At first glance, he's an adorable highly sought after, young dog. People should be ...Read more

The AKC offers tips for socializing your puppy

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One important aspect of responsible dog ownership is ensuring your dog is comfortable and well-behaved around others. Socializing your puppy is crucial and should begin early on, as it sets your dog up to feel confident and happy throughout her life.

The American Kennel Club offers the following tips for owners when socializing their puppies...Read more

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Crusading vet treats some of LA's most cherished residents: The pets of skid row

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LOS ANGELES — Kilo, a muscular gray pit bull, stood staunchly by his homeless owner in the middle of 6th Street on L.A.'s skid row. His tongue lolled out, and his wide, square jaw was open as if he was grinning ear to ear.

"Is this your boy?" Dr. Kwane Stewart asked as he walked toward the pair.

Hector Abadin yanked on Kilo's chain leash and...Read more

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A Florida taxidermist takes clients nobody else will: grieving pet owners

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INVERNESS, Fla. — Allison Doty has washed her cat, Cakes, twice.

Once, during her life, scrubbing Cakes in the bathtub when she was too dirty to clean herself.

The other time was after her death.

Doty stood in front of the sink of her dimly lit kitchen, pale light streaming in from the window as she lathered Dawn dish soap into the white ...Read more

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A Florida taxidermist takes clients nobody else will: grieving pet owners

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INVERNESS, Fla. — Allison Doty has washed her cat, Cakes, twice.

Once, during her life, scrubbing Cakes in the bathtub when she was too dirty to clean herself.

The other time was after her death.

Doty stood in front of the sink of her dimly lit kitchen, pale light streaming in from the window as she lathered Dawn dish soap into the white ...Read more

Dog rescued from oily mechanic's well in San Diego

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(UPI) Animal rescuers in California said an 11-year-old Siberian husky mix was rescued from an oily mechanic's well on a resident's property.

San Diego County said in an Instagram post that the country's Department of Animal Services responded to a property in Ramona on Tuesday when a dog named Mia was found trapped in a 10-foot-deep mechanic's...Read more

Ohio chihuahua named oldest dog living by Guinness World Records

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(UPI) An Ohio dog named Spike has been certified as the oldest dog living by Guinness World Records after reaching 23 years, 43 days old.

The record-keeping organization said Spike the 9-inch-tall chihuahua was certified as the oldest dog living on Dec. 7.

Rita Kimball, Spike's owner, said she and her family found the canine in the parking lot...Read more

American Kennel Club offers dogs owners tips on how to maintain healthy habits in 2023

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Every new year comes with the making of resolutions, and it’s a great time to make some resolutions for your dog too! 2023 gives you a blank slate to improve different aspects of your life, so why not apply that to your dog as well?

Being a more responsible dog owner is a great resolution – and the AKC’s Responsible Dog Owner’s ...Read more