Family Upset At Lack Of Answers After Dog Dies At PetSmart Hotel

Family Upset At Lack Of Answers After Dog Dies At PetSmart Hotel

The death of a beloved pet is a horrible experience. It’s even more heart-rending when that pet dies while in the care of someone else while you’re away. So it’s not surprising that a Texas couple is upset that they couldn’t get information about what may have caused their 3-year-old dog to pass away while staying at a PetSmart Hotel. [More]

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Just a friendly reminder for those in a doggie daze who might just be so relieved that Mr. Fancypants McCuddlebutt is actually going No. 1 that they don’t notice where the spray is going — it’d be very human of you to not let your furry friend pee on plastic garbage bags on the street. Yes, sanitation workers wear gloves, but it’s still gross, what with bags swinging all over the place. [via The New York Times]

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Holy Crap, A Great Dane Ate 43.5 Socks

We can all stop scratching our heads and wondering what dimension all those lost socks have disappeared to. Dogs are going around eating them in bulk, apparently, because the smell of your feet is just so irresistible (?). At the very least, one Great Dane seems to have an appetite for the foot frockery: Vets found 43 and a half socks in the dog’s stomach. [More]

There’s A GoPro For Dogs, But We Really Want To Know What The Sneaky Cat Is Up To

There’s A GoPro For Dogs, But We Really Want To Know What The Sneaky Cat Is Up To

The makers of GoPro, the portable camera consumers can use to capture their every adventure, have ventured into the world of the unknown: a dog’s exploits. [More]

These puppies are neither sick nor underage to my knowledge. Just cute and puppies from The Shining. (ChrisGoldNY)

USDA Bans Imports Of Young, Sick Puppies

First of all, let’s all look at those puppies there on the left. Don’t they look like they’re from a really adorable puppy version of The Shining? Maybe The Barking? Anyway, those puppies* are unrelated to this story: The United States Department of Agriculture has a new rule banning the importation of puppies that are too young or sickly to be coming into the country. [More]

NFL producer Chris Law Tweeted this photo of the cleaning crew taking care of the doggie dump while grounded in Kansas City.

Dog Poo On Plane Leads To Emergency Landing

While human beings can apparently urinate in the aisle of a passenger jet without the plane needing to make a pit stop, and it’s fine and dandy to fly a plane full of people sick with the norovirus to their destination, a little dog poop on a US Airways flight is cause to bring a transcontinental flight to a screeching halt and bring in a clean-up crew. [More]

Family Wants Petco To Pay After Dog Dislocated Hip During Grooming

Family Wants Petco To Pay After Dog Dislocated Hip During Grooming

When a California woman picked up her daughter’s dog from his grooming appointment, it was obvious that something was wrong. The Shih Tzu was walking on three legs, not putting his right rear paw down on the ground. While the groomer admitted that she had pulled on that leg to get the animal into position to be groomed, nothing else seemed amiss. Or so the store claims. [More]

Veteran: American Airlines Staff Kicked Me And My Service Dog Off Plane

Veteran: American Airlines Staff Kicked Me And My Service Dog Off Plane

Many Americans legitimately use service dogs to help them get through life with post-traumatic stress disorder. The animals help their owners not by providing emotional support (they do that, too) but by disrupting terrifying stress reactions. This qualifies many PTSD animals as service dogs under the Americans with Disabilities Act, but some companies refuse to agree. Like American Airlines, which kicked an Army retiree and his dog off a flight between two cities in Florida. [More]

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It’s Friday, which makes it the perfect time to relay this happy news: Tucker the Dog, whose owner is a bartender who received a $1,000 tip to help pay for his surgery, is making a full recovery. He had to undergo emergency surgery to after swallowing a plastic ball. “”There are so many nice people out there,” she said of Tucker’s well-wishers. “We really got lucky.” [NJ.com]

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Amtrak Allowing Pets On Certain Trains In New Trial Program

Trains! Such adorable little vestiges of a golden era gone by, so rich in quaint customs like not allowing pets onboard, even as those young upstart airlines have accepted furry friends for decades. But Amtrak is possibly going to change that, with a new trial policy of allowing dogs and cats on trains — but just on certain routes for now. [More]

Customer Leaves $1,000 Tip To Help Bartender Pay For Her Dog’s Emergency Surgery

Customer Leaves $1,000 Tip To Help Bartender Pay For Her Dog’s Emergency Surgery

Kindred spirits are a wily sort of spirit — you never know when you’re going to run into someone who has a lot in common with your life. And while it’s reward enough to share interests with a stranger, when that sharing leads to a whopper of a tip, well then, that’s extra nice. [More]

These Dogs Are Totally Amused By FedEx Guy Chasing After His Runaway Truck

These Dogs Are Totally Amused By FedEx Guy Chasing After His Runaway Truck

There are so many great things going on in this home surveillance video featuring a FedEx guy frantically chasing after his truck that I’m having a hard time believing such a perfect set-up. Are we getting Punk’d? Is that still a thing? Why not just leave the “e” in the word? [More]

He looks kind of sheepish, eh? (KCRG-TV)

Neighborhood Residents Can’t Get Mail Delivered Because Of One Chihuahua

In the latest round of that ancient fight between man and beast that is the tense relationship mail carriers have with residents’ dogs, a Chihuahua (to be fair, a Chihuahua mix) is effectively holding one neighborhood hostage. The United States Postal Service says the local mail carrier can’t deliver mail to a block in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, because the little dog’s reign of terror makes it impossible to do so. [More]

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A Friendly Reminder For Those In States With Legal Pot: Keep Your Edibles Away From Pets

Just think about how much people food your dog could put away if given unfettered access to the kitchen. Now imagine you live in Washington or Colorado, where it’s legal to have edibles — cookies, butters, oils, bread, whathaveyou — infused with marijuana. Cue really important lesson for pet owners to keep the pot from your pooch. [More]

You can dress like your dog. Or is your dog dressing like you?

Sorry, But New “American Beagle Outfitters” Line Is Probably An April Fool’s Joke

We’re generally fans of big companies pulling April Fool’s jokes — who can get mad when there’s laughter involved? But it’s kind of waste of a perfectly good pun for American Eagle Outfitter’s new “American Beagle” line that we’re pretty sure will turn out to just be an April Fool’s stunt. [More]

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Tibetan Mastiff Puppy That Sold For $2 Million Could Be Most Expensive Dog Ever Bought

So you call yourself a dog lover, huh? You’ve got pics of your favorite pup all over social media, a doggie closet full of outfits and a tendency to speak in the third person around Rover. But would you spend $2 million to have the perfect pooch? [More]

One of the Sergeant's products containing propoxur.

Flea Collar Makers Agree To Eventually Phase Out Collars Containing Toxic Chemical

Facing a lawsuit for allowing manufacturers to produce flea collars containing a pesticide that is a known neurotoxin and carcinogen, the folks at the Environmental Protection Agency, along with two major pet product companies, have agreed to phase out these controversial collars over the next few years. [More]

Dog Owners Beware: Someone Is Leaving Poisoned Meatballs On San Francisco Streets

Dog Owners Beware: Someone Is Leaving Poisoned Meatballs On San Francisco Streets

The stuff dogs tend to pick up on the street is bad enough — really? That nasty container of gnawed up wings is tempting? — but to make matters worse, someone in San Francisco is putting out poisoned meatballs, threatening any dog with a nose and a taste for meat. So, basically, all dogs. [More]