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Baltimore-area canine sleuths get their own TV series

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Emma the Chihauhau didn't realize she was in danger.

There the tiny creature was, running up and down railroad tracks in Frederick not far from where U.S. 70 joins Highway 15, tail wagging, having the time of her life.

Anne Wills, who runs Dogs Finding Dogs, a nonprofit in Arbutus that helps animal lovers find their lost pets, was determined ...Read more

Fearless small dog chases crocodile back into river

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(UPI) A visitor to Australia's Goat Island captured video of a fearless dog running up to a much larger crocodile and chasing it back into a river.

The video, recorded late last month on the Northern Territory island, shows a croc nicknamed Casey emerging from a river when summoned by the property owner.

The footage, recorded by a visitor to ...Read more

Australia dog hitches 932-mile truck ride

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(UPI) A family in Australia is awaiting the return of their dog, Rusty, after the Australian terrier hitched a 932-mile ride across the country.

Staying with relatives on a Goondiwindi cattle farm while the Scudamore family, of Queensland, vacationed earlier this month, Rusty hopped aboard truck driver Paul McDowell's vehicle. McDowell didn't ...Read more

Workers at Apple supplier complain of unsafe conditions

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For the second time in three months, Apple is facing questions about working conditions at its Chinese suppliers.

A report by China Labor Watch claims there are continuing violations at Catcher Technology, a light-metal manufacturing plant in the Chinese industrial city Suqian that makes products for Apple, and other technology companies.

In ...Read more

My Pet World: Distract and treat for timid dogs afraid of cars

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Dear Cathy,

My son, who lives with us, has a three-year-old, 106-pound female German shepherd/boxer mix. She is a very sweet and loving dog, but very timid. We have a large fenced-in yard, which is where she typically goes. But we live at the end of a cul-de-sac and when we take her for a walk, she often gets afraid if a truck passes the cross-...Read more

Rescue groups, foster homes step up to help Chicago shelter animals at risk of euthanasia

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CHICAGO -- Nearly a dozen dogs got a break from shelter life and were checked into a pet hotel recently to free up kennels at Chicago's animal shelter, which was on the verge of considering euthanizing dogs for space.

Friends of Chicago Animal Care and Control, a nonprofit group, answered the urgent call for help and committed to paying about $...Read more

Have a cell phone against your ear? You should consider putting it down

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Put your cellphone down -- and keep it away from your pillow, the California Department of Public Health is advising.

Smartphone use continues to increase in the U.S., especially among children, and the health department said some people and health professionals have concerns about the radio frequency energy emitted from cell phones. The ...Read more

British house cats fascinated by 'Big Cats' documentary

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(UPI) Twitter users tuning into BBC documentary Big Cats shared photos of their unexpected viewing companions -- "little cats."

The first installment of the BBC One's nature documentary series aired Thursday night, and fans took to social media to share photos and videos of their pet cats -- or "little cats," as some viewers called them -- ...Read more

Idaho hunter's decoy deer baffles hungry mountain lion

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(UPI) An Idaho hunter captured video of a befuddled mountain lion stalking a decoy deer until discovering that its intended prey is a fake.

The video shows the hunter, perched above ground, filming the mountain lion as it stalks the decoy deer he was attempting to use to draw some real deer out into the open.

The cougar quietly sneaks up on ...Read more

Dog's pull man on bicycle through city streets during snowstorm

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(UPI) A New York state man harnessed his two Siberian huskies and had them pull him on his bike through the streets of his city during a snowstorm.

Paul Kearney, 47, captured video as he went bikejoring, also known as urban mushing, with his two dogs, Summer and Tucker, pulling him through the streets of East Northport last week during a ...Read more

My Pet World: Oral hygiene options for your dog and cat

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Dear Cathy,

My dog is six and a half years old and had to have her teeth cleaned about a year ago. Since then, I had started brushing her teeth almost every day, as the vet suggested. Now she will not let me get near her mouth to brush her teeth. She doesn't growl or try to bite, but has clearly grown tired of me brushing them. Are there other ...Read more

Talking dogs: No, your dog isn't dumb, a toy or a vegetarian

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As we start the new year, the inevitable lists begin to show up. New Year's resolution lists, want lists, to do lists, dieting lists -- the lists go on and on. I've come up with a new list; one of memorable dog training challenges of last year.

1. Dogs named Bo, Joe and Moe. No kidding, all in the same house. One can only imagine the chaos and ...Read more

Idaho dog gains a following for his bowling skills

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(UPI) The star player at an Idaho bowling alley boasts an unusual pedigree -- he's the owner's goldendoodle.

Katelyn Simpson, owner of KT's Lanes in Emmett, said she put a ball on a kids' ramp when Blake was only a 12-week-old puppy, and the dog surprised her by pushing it toward the pins.

"We always thought it would be fun to teach him how to...Read more

This trained dog digs up buried treasure worth as much as $900 a pound

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PLACERVILLE, Calif. -- Mila smells the aroma of buried treasure in a field of hazelnut trees north of Placerville, then paws at the ground, indicating to Staci O'Toole that deliciousness is hiding beneath the soil.

Mila is searching for one of the most expensive culinary delights -- truffles. Known as the "Truffle Huntress," Mila is a Lagotto ...Read more

Snowboarder travels South Carolina streets pulled by dog

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(UPI) A South Carolina woman traversed the snowy streets of her city with an unusual method of transport: A snowboard pulled by her trusty dog.

Anna Shealy posted a video to Instagram showing her shredding the snowy streets of downtown Charleston while being pulled by her dog, Kodak.

Kodak effortlessly pulls the snowboarder through the fresh ...Read more

'Christmas miracle' as New Mexico husky lost for nine months shows up in KC

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If Koda could talk.

The 3-year-old husky might have some interesting -- and harrowing -- tales to tell of his journey from New Mexico to Missouri.

Koda just appeared in Jamie Bergman's backyard in Kansas City, looking a little worse for wear.

"This sweet boy showed up in our yard in Kansas City, MO on Christmas Day skinny and half frozen," ...Read more

My Pet World: Feral friend may be happier staying outside

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Dear Cathy,

I have been feeding a very feral cat since last March. Gradually, he has progressed to living on my deck. In July, I trapped him and had him neutered and treated for fleas, worms and mites. He has gained weight, and is extremely charming. He was a skeleton when I first saw him.

He can be very aggressive, however, and I have the ...Read more

Can cruise lines ensure shore excursions they offer are safe?

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How safe are shore excursions for cruise line passengers?

That's a question that resurfaces after highly publicized accidents such as last month's fatal bus crash in eastern Mexico that killed passengers of two ships owned by Royal Caribbean Cruises. Eleven foreign tourists and a Mexican tour guide died.

Cruise lines say they work as hard as ...Read more

If it is too cold to walk your dog outside, here's what you can do

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If your dog gets excited by the sight of his or her leash -- even in the middle of winter -- you might be looking for alternative ways to get in its daily walk.

Whether that's because cold weather can pose serious threats to your pet's health, or simply because it is just too cold to fully enjoy a walk with your furry friend, the cold weather ...Read more

Nobody died in a U.S. commercial jet crash last year — a trend that predates Trump

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The United States racked up another sterling year for airline safety: Zero people died in crashes of commercial jets in 2017, for the eighth year in a row.

Worldwide, there were 10 fatal airliner accidents and 44 fatalities -- 25 passengers and 19 crew members, according to the Aviation Safety Network, a group that tracks accidents involving ...Read more