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Dog Wants A Kitten

Dog Wants A Kitten

Oh, talking dogs, you will never cease to fill our hearts with joy. If the voices in this video sound familiar, it’s for good reason. It’s another from Andrew Grantham, who created the “Ultimate Dog Tease” video. This time he’s back with a different rescue dog, who really wants a rescue pal… ideally, a female tabby kitten. Obviously, we love our funny animal videos, but it’s even better when they also...

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Dog With ‘Human’ Face up for Adoption

Dog With ‘Human’ Face up for Adoption

It’s just one of those things that are like, “Whoa, dude.” Gawker pointed out that Tonik, a poodle-Shih Tzu mix available for adoption from an Indiana animal welfare agency, actually has an “eerily humanoid” face. Petfinder notes that the dog came to the Homeward Bound Animal Welfare Group from a kill shelter in Kentucky. The personable photos were taken by Renny Mills, a professional pet photographer. In an email...

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It is all in the Nose

It is all in the Nose

It’s Official: The Nose Knows! On February 19, 2013, the Supreme Court ruled that search alerts made by drug sniffing dogs will be upheld. The ruling made it relatively simple for police to search vehicles after a trained police dog alerts to the smell of narcotics. The decision in the closely watched case reversed a Florida Supreme Court decision that had made it tougher to admit evidence discovered by drug dogs. Justice Elena Kagan,...

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This little Piggy. . .

This little Piggy. . .

PIGS: The underestimated animal! Pigs are highly intelligent, curious animals who engage in complex tasks and form elaborate, cooperative social groups. Their uncanny physiological and behavioral similarities to humans have given pigs a mysterious and often mythical quality that lends itself to folklore and fables. Pigs were once considered wicked and dirty, but science has helped to shed light on the depths of their remarkable cognitive...

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Chicago’s Oldest Pet Shop to Stop Selling Pets from Puppy Mills

Chicago’s Oldest Pet Shop to Stop Selling Pets from Puppy Mills

OLD TOWN — In a move that dog advocates are calling historic, Chicago’s oldest pet store has decided to stop selling dogs and cats purchased from mill breeders, a choice supporters hope will spread to other pet shops around the city. “Why put money in people’s pockets who are destroying these dogs?” said Sonja Raymond, who owns Collar & Leash with her husband and his brother. The pet store, which has been situated...

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Driving With Your Dog?

Driving With Your Dog?

CHICAGO — Proposed legislation would make it illegal in Illinois for dogs to get behind the wheel of a car. Dogs in the driver’s seat — on their owners’ laps — is a dangerous but common habit, said state Rep. Dan Burke (D-Chicago), co-sponsor of the bill. “Because I travel, I can’t help but observe the number of people with dogs on their laps,” he said. “It is a public safety concern. If a driver is...

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