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Florida Police Mourn Dog Who Died After 'Heat Episode'

Archer was chasing a suspect on July 4, when the temperature was in the mid-90s

(Newser) - A police dog in Florida succumbed to the heat while tracking a suspect on the Fourth of July, reports the Tallahassee Democrat . "It is with a heavy broken heart that I inform our community that K9 Archer has passed away," wrote Madison County Sheriff David Harper in a...

Dog Turns on Stove, Starts House Fire
Dog Turns on Stove,
Starts House Fire

Dog Turns on Stove, Starts House Fire

Owner in Colorado Springs was able to extinguish it, but damage is significant

(Newser) - Stories occasionally surface of dogs saving their human families from a fire. This is not that story. Instead, firefighters in Colorado Springs, Colorado, say the pooch in this case started the fire by turning on a gas burner in the middle of the night, reports KKTV . Security video from inside...

It Takes Three Dogs to Make a Clone
It Takes
Three Dogs
to Make
a Clone

It Takes Three Dogs to Make a Clone

New Yorker explores the ethical questions involved with cloning a beloved pet

(Newser) - The question posed in the headline is straightforward enough: "Would you clone your dog?" Arriving at an answer, however, is far less straightforward. In the New Yorker , scientist Alexandra Horowitz explores not just the logistics of the cloning process but the bigger-picture questions involved. In the US, ViaGen is...

Writer Decides to Try Some High-End Dog Food

'It tasted fine,' writes Ellen Cushing in the Atlantic

(Newser) - Like a lot of Americans these days, writer Ellen Cushing placed an order for gourmet dog food. Unlike a lot of Americans who place such orders, Cushing does not, in fact, have a dog. In an essay for the Atlantic , Cushing writes that she ordered the meal for herself—and,...

Fishermen Rescue 38 Dogs From Middle of Lake

Insurance agents out for a day on Mississippi's Grenada Lake made the surprising find

(Newser) - Two friends from Arkansas and Tennessee recently decided to meet up in neighboring Mississippi for a day of fishing, but what they ended up pulling into their boat had more fur than gills and fins. WMC and Fox News report that Brad Carlisle and Bob Gist, both State Farm insurance...

Secret Service on Working Near Bidens' Dog: 'Have a Safe Shift!'

Report from right-wing Judicial Watch claims more biting incidents from German shepherd Commander

(Newser) - It's well known that President Biden's dogs have been busted biting , but a new report from a right-wing activist group suggests there may have been more bites than previously reported. TMZ was one of the first outlets to report on Secret Service records obtained from the Department of...

Dog Behind 'Doge' Has Leukemia
Beloved Dog of Internet's
'Doge' Meme Has Died

Beloved Dog of Internet's 'Doge' Meme Has Died

Kabosu, the Shiba Inu from Japan who spurred the famous crypto meme, has passed at the age of 18

(Newser) - Kabosu, the beloved Shiba Inu behind the "doge" meme, has passed on to that great puppy paradise in the sky. That's per a blog post by the pet's owner, kindergarten teacher Atsuko Sato of Sakura, Japan, who announced the dog's death on Friday, per CNN . Sato...

Search for Grand Canyon Raft Rider Has Tragic End

Thomas Robison disappeared on journey with dog on a homemade raft

(Newser) - The search for a man believed to have tried to navigate the Grand Canyon with his dog in a homemade raft has come to a tragic end. In a news release, the National Park Service said a body believed to be that of 58-year-old New Mexico man Thomas Lee Robison...

Protecting Her Kids, Woman Mauled to Death by Dog Pack

Up to a dozen dogs went after Courtney Williams and her 3 kids in Georgia, relative claims

(Newser) - A mother of three found dead in a yard in Georgia days before Mother's Day was mauled to death by a pack of dogs, authorities say. Courtney Williams, 35, was attacked at her home in Quitman, near the Florida-Georgia state line, after her children got off the school bus...

Guess Which US City Loves Its Dogs the Most

Dallas is No. 1, per Zillow and BARK

(Newser) - Want to know where America's dogs are "living their best lives"? Zillow and BARK have looked at the data and found that Dallas ranks No. 1 among the US' most "dog-obsessed" cities. To figure out where people and their pups are thriving, the two companies looked...

Is It a Panda or a Dog? Zoo Says It's a 'Panda Dog'

Painted dogs at Chinese zoo inspire no small amount of controversy

(Newser) - A zoo in China has come under fire for painting dogs to look like giant pandas and making visitors pay to see them. The fluffy black and white Chow Chows appear in an exhibit that opened at the Taizhou Zoo in Jiangsu province this month with a cover charge of...

Bringing a Pup From Abroad? There Are New Rules

Dogs have to be microchipped to stop spread of rabies, at least 6 months old to come to US

(Newser) - All dogs coming into the US from other countries must be at least 6 months old and microchipped to help prevent the spread of rabies, according to new government rules published Wednesday. The new rules require vaccination for dogs that have been in countries where rabies is common. The update...

Lawmakers Create Bipartisan 'Dog Lovers Caucus'

It's one more swipe at Kristi Noem over her dog-killing story

(Newser) - The digs keep coming for South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem over her story about killing a dog she has described as dangerous and untrainable. A bipartisan group calling itself the "Dog Lovers Caucus" has sprung up in the House, reports the Hill . Democrats Jared Moskowitz and Susan Wild, along...

Turns Out a Puppy Killer Isn't a Great Sell for VP
Did Noem's Dog Story
Sink Her Shot at VP?
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Did Noem's Dog Story Sink Her Shot at VP?

South Dakota governor continues to take flak over how she killed an inept hunting dog

(Newser) - South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem may have ruined her chances of becoming Donald Trump's running mate with her confession about shooting an "untrainable" 14-month-old dog who attacked a neighbor's chickens, onlookers say. Did she break the law? Did she think Trump would be impressed? Here's what...

My Love for Dogs Doesn't Mean I Want to See Them on Trails
Hey, Can You Control
Your Dogs on the Trail?

Hey, Can You Control Your Dogs on the Trail?

In op-ed for 'Outside,' Brian Metzler slams the presence of pups while he's running in nature

(Newser) - How people handle rambunctious dogs has been in the news lately , but Brian Metzler has decided to handle his beef with an opinion piece in Outside Magazine . He acknowledges that he adores dogs—"all kinds of dogs"—but there's one place in particular he wishes he never...

South Dakota Governor Defends Killing Her Dog

Kristi Noem says she was just being 'responsible'

(Newser) - Kristi Noem on Sunday took to Donald Trump's social network to defend the controversial story about killing a dog that she reveals in her upcoming book. "Whether running the ranch or in politics, I have never passed on my responsibilities to anyone else to handle. Even if it'...

Noem Cops to Killing Dog, Goat After Hunt Gone Wrong

South Dakota governor says they're examples of 'tough decisions' of life on a farm

(Newser) - Kristi Noem's new book is out next week, and contained within its pages is what Forbes deems a most "bizarre admission." No Going Back: The Truth on What's Wrong With Politics and How We Move America Forward is due out May 7, but a couple of...

Dogs Are Getting Their Own Airline—but It Won't Be Cheap

Bark Air for dogs has just 2 stops from NY—London and LA—costing up to $8K one way

(Newser) - "Finally, dogs can fly." That's the lofty proclamation on the website for Bark Air , a "100% totally real" new service that vows to "revolutionize flying" for our canine companions. In a statement, the airline launched by the BarkBox subscription service will offer "a more...

Missing Dog Has 'Tale That Hollywood Would Love to Tell'

'Stray' in Michigan was Mehrad Houman's Mishka, who vanished in California in July

(Newser) - A dog missing in California since the summer turned up more than 2,300 miles away in suburban Detroit. Police in Harper Woods, Michigan, responded to a call about a stray dog last week, picked up the terrier mix, and contacted an animal welfare group. The Grosse Pointe Animal Adoption...

Couple Had 159 Cats in Small Apartment

Court in Nice, France, bans them from having pets for life

(Newser) - A French couple found to have been keeping 159 cats and seven dogs in their small Nice apartment have received a lifetime ban from having pets. Police arrived at the apartment last year to intervene in a neighborhood dispute and discovered the animals, and their poop, spread around the 861-square-foot...

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