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Madrid becomes no-kill city

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On March 13, Madrid became a no-kill city, making the euthanasia of stray or abandoned animals illegal. That means all animals—even homeless ones—are free to live their lives.

Husky tempter tantrum

His owner says they go to the dog park everyday, and he still complains each time they have to leave. I love the other dogs barking at him to get over it.

Derby the dog runs with the help of 3D printing

Friends, I have endeavored to develop a carapace to protect me against Inspiring Dog Videos of any kind on the internet. You can tell me I won't believe what happens next and I will -- oh, you cried at 1:43 or whatever, but not I.

Yet I can't resist this cute story of Derby the Dog, born disabled, who was given custom 3D printed prosthetics that allow him to run for the very first time. Maybe because all of the very serious science and design stuff that is going on in the video. Yeah. I'm here for the serious science and design stuff.

Stray dog joins Swedish adventure race

A stray dog joined a Swedish adventure race team competing in Ecuador. That's amazing in and of itself, but what happened after the race finished is just awesome. Stories like this one remind me that there are still good people in the world.

Pit bull crashes TV station

How adorable is this lovable pit bull who crashed the set of a Miami TV station and showered kisses on the (equally adorable) weatherman?

African wild dog puppies raised by golden retriever

Painted dogs, also known as African wild dogs, are some of the most successful large predators. They are more effective than the other large, African carnivores—lions, leopards, cheetahs and hyenas—when it comes to hunting.

Unfortunately, that hasn't saved the species from decline, and it is now listed as an endangered species. Many zoos and other conservation organizations are working to save the painted dog.

So when a litter of painted dog pups was born at the Oklahoma Zoo, it was cause for excitement. Sadly, things didn't look good for the pups when Xena, their young mother, proved ineffective at caring for and feeding them.

That's when Lily the golden retriever, a retired rescue dog, saved the day. She adopted the pups of her wild cousin and is doing a bang-up job as a foster mom.

Here's another video of the adorableness.

[Via Zooborns.]

WATCH: Dog's-eye view of going off-leash

Ever wonder what it feels like to be a dog who FINALLY gets let off-leash? Witness the excitement as this GoPro-equipped yellow lab bounds across the rocks toward a very happy ending.

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Photos of a beloved bull terrier posed in funny, imaginative scenes

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The Instagram photos of Rafael Mantesso, who stages his doggie--a Bull Terrier--in these funny and adorable compositions.

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Sweet portraits of pitbulls: 'Flower Power,' Sophie Gamand

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Flower Power is about challenging myself to approach pit bulls with a fresh perspective and an open heart. I invite the viewer to do the same."—Sophie Gamand.

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These videos of a golden retriever eating vegetables are strangely comforting

This golden retriever's YouTube channel is a wonderful internet thing. More strangely comforting videos of Coco-chan below.

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Winner of 2014 World's Ugliest Dog Contest

This is Peanut, winner of the 26th annual World's Ugliest Dog Contest held in Petaluma, California. (KTVU)

Behind the scenes of that soggy doggie photo shoot

Remember this fabulous "Wet Dog" photo series we posted a while back? Here's a behind-the-scenes video with photographer Sophie Gamand.

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HTTP status dogs

429 "Hypertext Transfer Protocol response status codes. And dogs."

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Heartbreaking cinematic dog monologue

This scene always makes me cry. [via d0gbl0g.tumblr.com]

Julieta's at the wheel, a photo from the Boing Boing Flickr Pool

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"Julieta," a photo by Boing Boing reader Marcello Horta, shared in our Flickr Pool.

Hyperpuppyspace

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[Shoop: XJ]

The amazing carousel animal art of Tim Racer

1669789_762125143811920_1403894082860736383_o tim_honky_studioArtist Tim Racer is best known for his original carved sculptural works in the style of old-timey carousel creatures. Here are some photos from his Facebook, and here's his website. He is available for custom work, and also restores and helps preserves 19th-century carousel animals. He also co-founded BADRAP, a pitbull rescue organization.

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Wet Dogs

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Sophie Gamand's “Wet Dog” is a series of portraits of dogs photographed during their least favorite activity: bath time. (2013)

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'How to Be Happy,' by Natalya Lobanova

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Dogs playing bluegrass (video)

The classic 'Dueling Banjos," played badly by dogs, but played by dogs. Sort of. Video Link. [Thanks, Dean!]

Pug levitates up stairs

[video link, HT: @harryallen]

Meta-dog barks at video of self

Video of a dog barking at herself barking at herself. On video. (via Laughing Squid)

Magician makes dogs' treats vanish

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Magician Jose Ahonen confounds canines with some sleight of hand. "By the way, all the dogs got treats before and after the trick," states the video description on YouTube.

Magician makes dog treats disappear

Poor pups! [Video Link]

Dog invades soccer pitch, poops on it

Good boy! [via Arbroath]

Dog with "two" noses seeks home

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This is Snuffles, a Glasgow dog with "two" noses who is apparently seeking a home. As of a few days ago, he was temporarily residing at the Scottish SPCA. (via Life With Dogs)

Dog can't get to tennis ball

Someone, please throw George a ball. [Video Link via Arbroath]

My heart is broken. My dog Molly has passed away.

I cannot begin to explain the loss that is Molly. She was just a few weeks shy of her 13th birthday. She lived the most amazing, cared for, caring life a Cavalier King Charles could dream. My Molly had the deepest, most soulful eyes you have ever seen on any creature or finest work of art. Everyone who met her loved her. Even dog haters could not resist this dog, because Molly might actually have been love herself.

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Treat Triad dog puzzle


Pretzel going bonkers for the Treat Triad dog puzzle on a rainy, indoors day.

These past few rainy days, I've been trying to entertain my dogs with puzzles. The Treat Triad is a clear winner.

Both a Great Pyrenees and a Cavalier King Charles, dogs large and small, love smacking the spinner around and then figuring out how to open the treat bay doors. It is light, simple and hasn't broken apart after hours of battering.

Treat puzzles are no way to get the dog to let you sleep, but they certainly keep them busy when its too nasty to go out!

The Treat Triad

Dog brings home human leg

131110 Nisqually Body 2Bill Flowers, 93, of Nisqually Reservation, Washington, didn't know what to do when his dog Liberty brought home a curious gift last week: a human leg. So he buried it in his backyard. Eventually, his daughter convinced him to call the police. "I was afraid to call," Flowers told KOMO News. "I'm 93 years-old. I didn't want to have to go to the pen for something I didn't do," Police have since located additional body parts in the woods nearby and are attempting to figure out the who and why behind the dismemberment.