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WATCH: Lost Arizona dog lived on her own for 15 months

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(UPI) An Arizona animal rescue group said a dog who was presumed dead after going missing from her new home was found to have been living on the loose for 15 months.

The Friends for Life Animal Rescue, based in Gilbert, said the small puppy named Lilibeth was fostered by Carly Fife in 2021 before being adopted by a family.

The rescue said ...Read more

BBQ safety tips for your dog

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Memorial Day is right around the corner, and the unofficial start of summer brings back outdoor barbecues. If you’re entertaining and want to have your pup around, there are some things worth noting before you start the grill. The American Kennel Club offers the following tips to keep your dog safe at your next barbecue.

Secure your yard: ...Read more

Escaped dog from New York rescued from ledge at New Jersey Home Depot

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(UPI) A puppy who went missing from his New York home and was spotted dashing through two tunnels was rescued from a parking garage ledge at a Home Depot store in New Jersey.

Bailey, a 7-month-old mixed breed dog, escaped from his owner's yard in Brooklyn's Red Hook neighborhood on April 29, and researchers reported spotting the canine swimming...Read more

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Commentary: Struggling to care for your animal? Help is out there

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It isn’t hard to empathize with that homeless Wisconsin woman who was undergoing chemotherapy and whose beloved dog, Baby Girl, had reportedly been turned away by an animal shelter when she tried to give her up. In a moment of desperation, the woman tied her dog to a fire hydrant and called the police to come and pick her up. But even those of...Read more

Tips on dining with your dog

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It’s finally warming up outside! With more opportunities to enjoy the weather and the summertime fast approaching, we are sure to spend time outdoor dining with our pups at pet-friendly restaurants.

Whether you’re out having dinner or at weekend brunch, the American Kennel Club shares the following tips on how to dine with your dog ...Read more

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This pup is on duty for love and support

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Francisco attends most staff meetings at Woodbridge Terrace of Irvine, California, and regularly interacts with the residents, but never says a word.

Don’t let that fool you.

Mimi Poliner, a 94-year-old resident of the 115-person assisted living and memory-care home, said he always has an opinion. He just doesn’t state it.

“He sets an ...Read more

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Buddy the cat was facing certain death. Now he's helping ensure other Philly animals survive

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PHILADELPHIA — Things looked bleak for Buddy.

The Philly street cat was the victim of a brutal attack a month ago. Captured on video, it was shocking even by this tough town's standards. The odds of him making it weren't good.

Flash forward: Buddy was watching the 76ers trounce the Raptors in the NBA playoffs on a cozy couch with a new kitty...Read more

Texas dog dubbed world's tallest at 3 feet, 5.18 inches

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(UPI) A Texas family's 2-year-old Great Dane was dubbed the tallest dog in the world by Guinness World Records after being officially measured at 3 feet, 5.18 inches tall.

Guinness announced Zeus, a dog belonging to Brittany Davis of Bedford, is now the holder of the record for tallest dog living (male).

Davis said she received Zeus as a gift ...Read more

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This pup is on duty for love and support

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Francisco attends most staff meetings at Woodbridge Terrace of Irvine, California, and regularly interacts with the residents, but never says a word.

Don’t let that fool you.

Mimi Poliner, a 94-year-old resident of the 115-person assisted living and memory-care home, said he always has an opinion. He just doesn’t state it.

“He sets an ...Read more

Bear chases down couple, dog in front of Florida home

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(UPI) A black bear was in hot pursuit of Jason and Rachel Smith of Apopka, Fla., when they stepped outside their home with their small dog.

The couple's Ring doorbell camera captured the frantic moment as the bear started chasing them down around 9:30 a.m. EDT recently.

Jason and Rachel Smith quickly ran back inside with their small dog able ...Read more

Emergency workers in Ukraine rescue cat from bombed-out high-rise

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(UPI) Emergency workers in Ukraine rescued a cat from a bombed-out high-rise building in Borodianka, video released by Ukraine's emergency services shows.

Located east of Kyiv, Borodianka has been devastated by intense shelling and airstrikes by Russian forces.

The video shows rescue workers use an aerial ladder truck to reach the cat. A ...Read more

Tips on helping your dog beat spring allergies

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With allergy season in full swing, many dog owners fail to realize that their pets can suffer from allergies just as easily as humans can. Common allergens that affect dogs are things that can be inhaled, such as mold, dust mites and pollens, as well as different foods and skin irritants.

To help dog owners provide allergy relief for their ...Read more

Massachusetts family reunited with stolen dog after 11 years

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(UPI) A dog stolen from a Massachusetts family was reunited with his owner 11 years later when an animal control officer found him running loose.

The Stoughton Police Department said in a Facebook post that Animal Control Officer Michelle Carlos was called out on a report of a Yorkshire terrier running loose and she arrived to find the dog ...Read more

Suspected wolf pack in Colorado turns out to be escaped St. Bernards

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(UPI) Authorities in Colorado said a suspected pack of wolves caught on camera in unclear footage this week turned out to be five St. Bernard dogs who had escaped from their owner's home.

The Park County Sheriff's Office said it opened an investigation alongside Colorado Parks and Wildlife when a video was shown to authorities depicting a group...Read more

Escape artist dog rescued from roof of New Jersey home

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(UPI) Animal control officers in New Jersey responded to an unusual call when a dog squeezed out between an air conditioner and a window frame and ended up stranded on the roof of a home.

Ravan Magrath said her 3-year-old dog, Tobie, had gotten out onto the roof of her Montclair building before, but she was able to safely coax him back inside. ...Read more

Calif. company launches cat food with mouse meat in it

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CARMEL, Calif. – When Tom Radcliffe owned three Carmel-area pet stores, customers would often complain about how finicky their cats were. “They’d say, ‘My cat doesn’t like tuna, my cat doesn’t like chicken,'” said Radcliffe. “I thought, ‘Why don’t they make cat food out of mice?’ Cats eat mice. Ask Tom and Jerry.”

Now, ...Read more

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The Dog Aging Project digs deeper than ever to help our best friends live better longer -- and the findings could help us, too

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SEATTLE — If it weren't for squirrels, Bagel probably wouldn't be here today at Washington State University's College of Veterinary Medicine. The yellow Labrador was destined to be a guide dog for the blind but flunked out because she was distracted by small animals. Now, this otherwise very good girl has a second chance to be of service — ...Read more

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The Dog Aging Project digs deeper than ever to help our best friends live better longer -- and the findings could help us, too

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SEATTLE — If it weren't for squirrels, Bagel probably wouldn't be here today at Washington State University's College of Veterinary Medicine. The yellow Labrador was destined to be a guide dog for the blind but flunked out because she was distracted by small animals. Now, this otherwise very good girl has a second chance to be of service — ...Read more

Tips on how to keep your dog from digging

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Are there holes all over your yard because of your dog’s digging? Some breeds, like terriers and hounds, are more prone to digging because of their genes, but digging can also occur when dogs aren’t getting the physical or mental stimulation they need.

A bored dog is a dog that will dig.

Digging is a common issue, but it can be fixed ...Read more

Feline social media star with unusual eyes to serve as 'Mayor of Hell'

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(UPI) A cat who became famous on social media for her unusually large eyes and feet is set to become the first non-human to serve a day as mayor of Hell, Mich.

The town of Hell, which offers anyone the chance to serve as mayor for one day for $100, agreed to allow Jinx the cat to become the town's first animal mayor.

Jinx, who lives in ...Read more