Drone walks dog

Vakis Demetrious posted this clip from Limassol, Cyprus. He writes:

5th day quarantine.

Stay Home Safe but don't forget your dog happiness..

(And yes, I understand that if the dog wanted to run off, it could easily pull the drone right along with it.) Read the rest

Dog enjoys leaping into large pile of leaves

Behold Stella, exemplifying the canine propensity to barrel headlong into piles of leaves.

I’ll just leaf this right here... Stella’s BEST LEAF JUMPS OF ALL TIME!

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Pizza boxes advertise shelter dogs for adoption

Amherst, New York's Just Pizza & Wing Co. is slapping dog adoption fliers on their pie boxes to help animals at the local SPCA find their forever homes. And if you adopt one of the dogs, you get a $50 gift certificate for the restaurant. From CNN:

The unique idea came after Mary Alloy, who owns the pizza franchise with three of her children, began volunteering with the Niagara Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA). Alloy worked with Kimberly LaRussa, an SPCA event coordinator, to come up with ways to help more shelter animals find their forever homes.

"Kimberly texted me one night and was like, 'Hey, what would you think about putting pictures of the dogs on pizza boxes?' and I just couldn't wait," Alloy said. "We are all animal lovers here, so I got permission from the franchise to do it and immediately got to work..."

"We've had a tremendous amount of interest and support from the community and beyond since the story went viral on Friday," LaRussa told CNN. "Many people want to order a pizza just to get the shelter dog photo, other pizzerias have offered to put flyers on their pizza boxes, and so many people are tagging their friends and family."

"A New York pizza shop is putting photos of dogs on pizza boxes to help them find homes" (CNN)

Previously: Woman spots her dog, lost in Idaho, on a Florida brewery's "adoptable dogs" beer can Read the rest

Dog fails service animal test

Meet Ryker, Happy Mutants. Ryker, a Belgian Malinois, studied at the Double H Canine Training Academy, and here is footage of his failed test to become a service animal. Ryker was instead adopted by his trainer, Zach James.

More of Ryker's antics follow below.

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An Osaka airport is opening up a new lounge – for passengers of the four-legged variety

Dogs traveling through the Osaka Itami airport in Japan will soon be able to kick up their paws before boarding their flight. The domestic-only airport is setting up an outdoor canine lounge where pups can take a shower, have a drink, and find relief at the flushable pee pole. It isn't clear when their grand opening will take place.

Although rare for dogs to get the spa treatment at an airport, New York's John F. Kennedy has Itami beat with a "pet oasis" for all kinds of animals (birds, cats, dogs, horses...) called ARK. Started three years ago, ARK, which takes in animals, including those needing to be quarantined, for a longer amount of time, will take pets on a walk, feed them, give them a bath, and even perform vet services.

Source: Reuters

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Cat considers bopping dog, eventually makes a decision

This video depicts a cat comtemplating at considerable length whether to bop a dog on the head. Read the rest

Florida man arrested for shoplifting, cute puppy accomplice also in custody

Florida Man strikes again. The dog is okay and is being cared for while his owner is booked into jail.

In Hillsborough County, Florida, the Sheriff’s Office says a gentleman named Logan Wilson admitted to shoplifting $259 worth of items from Bass Pro Shops.

Deputies say he was arrested during a traffic stop after he was seen departing the store with stolen goods.

According to a Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office Facebook post, volunteers there will take care of him until his owner bonds out of jail, but the shelter’s website has the puppy listed as “pre-adoptable.”

PHOTO: Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office.

THE CUTEST ACCOMPLICE: The owner of this small puppy was caught shoplifting at an area Bass Pro Shops with the puppy in hand! 🐾

Our District 5 Street Crimes Unit arrested the person for Petit Theft and possession of meth. #TeamHCSO deputies took great care of the puppy before handing him over to Hillsborough County Animal Services who will care for him until his owner is released from jail.

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With crossbow, 'Good Samaritan' accidentally kills man he was trying to save from 2 pit bulls' attack

A man in Massachusetts who was being attacked by two pit bulls was then accidentally shot to death by a crossbow-wielding neighbor -- who was trying to help. The tragic incident happened Wednesday afternoon. Read the rest

Welcome to Uncatty Valley: Where cats & dogs trip out seeing people in a cat mask filter

Is it real, or is it Memorex?

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Woman spots her dog, lost in Idaho, on a Florida brewery's "adoptable dogs" beer can

Last week, Bradenton, Florida brewery Motorworks Brewing made headlines with their idea to put local animal shelter dogs' photos on their beer cans to help with pet adoption. Monica Mathis saw the story and recognized her dog Day Day who went missing three years ago from her Idaho home. So she called. From WFTS:

(Manatee County Animal Services's Hans) Wohlgefahrt said they checked and Day Day did have a microchip with Monica's first name, but her last name had changed and the information on it was outdated. (She had since moved to Minnesota.)

Mathis was able to provide paperwork to prove to Manatee County Animal Services that Day Day was actually her dog, Hazel.

"Once I got the confirmation I just couldn’t believe that this was actually my dog," said Mathis.

How Hazel got from Iowa to Florida is unknown.

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KC Chiefs player celebrates win by paying adoption fees for dogs in KC shelter

Chiefs DT Derrick Nnadi celebrated their superbowl win by paying the adoption fees for all the dogs in a shelter he works with.

NBC4i:

Derrick Nnadi is helping homeless dogs find new homes in the wake of his Super Bowl win.

The defensive tackle is paying the adoption fees for all the dogs currently available at KC Pet Project.

Nnadi has been helping out homeless animals all season though the Derrick Nnadi Foundation‘s partnership with KCPP.

You can find out how to adopt the dogs here.

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Lost dog saved by random humans in a car

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Cop investigating burglary stun guns his K9 after dog bites cow

Everybody hurts. No crime was solved.

In the otherwise normal town of Georgetown, South Carolina, a sheriff’s deputy who was investigating a burglary ended up using a stun gun on his own K9 after the police working dog bit a cow, which then charged at both the property owner and the deputy, reports the sheriff’s office.

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Spain: Cops free 100s of dogs from illegal puppy farm, 5 people arrested

Police in Spain raided two puppy mills and rescued 270 small dogs, many of which were sick and stuffed inside cramped cages.

Five people suspected of running the illegal animal breeding and sales operation were arrested outskirts of Madrid on Thursday. Read the rest

Beloved, abandoned dog with the crazy eyes has finally been adopted

In 2018, a dog breeder surrendered this Siberian husky, named Jubilee, to an animal shelter because, they claimed, his "weird" eyes made him unsellable. According to vets at Matawan, New Jersey's Husky House shelter, her wild eyes are the result of a congenital deformity and "does not affect her in any way or slow her down one bit. She is happy and healthy." From CNN:

But for the past two years, Jubilee has struggled to find a loving family to care for her.

Husky House took to Facebook on Tuesday with a heartbreaking doggy plea for her adoption.

"I came from a 'breeder' who couldn't sell me because he said I was 'weird' looking," the shelter wrote.

"Huskies are majestic looking dogs and I don't know why I don't look like them."

"I wish I was beautiful so someone would want me to be their dog."

Caretakers at Husky House were worried the plea wouldn't work, but to their surprise it went viral.

More than 150 people applied to adopt Jubilee, the Husky House representative told CNN.

On Saturday, Jubilee went off to his forever home. And Husky House is now selling Jubilee t-shirts to help raise funds for their shelter!

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Toofers, a quality subreddit featuring dogs' smiles

My new favorite subreddit is r/toofers/, devoted to "dorky dog toofs", which is to say silly-looking canines with their teeth out. The exemplary toofer embedded here was posted by ilikemountaingoats. Read the rest

Dogs use Earth's magnetic fields to determine where to poop

A new study shares that dogs like to poop along magnetic north. Having frequently watched my dog scramble around looking for the perfect place to take a dump, I now understand.

Poop on, little Pretzel.

PBS:

The study suggests that dogs are sensitive to small variations in Earth’s magnetic field. After examining 70 dogs — made up of 37 breeds — over two years, 1,893 defecations and 5,582 urinations, researchers found that under “calm magnetic field conditions,” dogs preferred to “excrete with the body being aligned along the north-south axis,” avoiding east-west altogether. Dogs were observed in a free-roaming environment, meaning they were not leashed and not influenced by walls or roads that would influence linear movement.

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