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Wed, Nov 21 | By Matt Van Hoven | 738

Meet Isobel, a six year-old husky-mix who loves to run. She's a sled-dog working out of Churchill, Manitoba, whose job involves pulling tourists along the icy flows of the Canadian wilderness. But Isobel isn't like the other dogs she r… more ›

Blind Sled Dog Leads the Pack
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Tue, Nov 27 | By Matt Van Hoven | 519

OKLAHOMA – An Oklahoma City woman who was trapped in her overturned car for two days says it was her four dogs that kept her alive. 78 year-old Betty McCord was driving to see family three weeks ago when for unknown reasons her car c… more ›

Woman Trapped in Car For 2 Days, Saved By Dogs
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Fri, Dec 7 | By Rebecca Andrews | 543

SCOTLAND – A dog whose bark helped save a woman’s life two years ago will be awarded for his heroism later this month. According to engineer Brian Moodie, English springer spaniel named Ghillie, now just shy of three, raced up to hi… more ›

The Bark That Saved A Life
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Fri, Dec 7 | By Matt Van Hoven | 768

TOKYO – An elderly woman who went missing from her home this week could have died from exposure, during one of the coldest days this season. Luckily, a dog came to her rescue. According to Tokyo police, the 73-year-old suffers from… more ›

Japanese Dog Saves Elderly Woman
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Tue, Dec 18 | By Rebecca Andrews | 625

AUSTRALIA – Two Queensland pet pooches proved that they really are man’s best friend after rescuing a drowning toddler from a local dam. Officials said that the toddler wandered about 300 yards from his home in Andergrove before fal… more ›

Dogs Rescue Drowning Toddler
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Sun, Dec 23 | By Matt Van Hoven | 523

OHIO – A Lorain County, Ohio family's pit bull is being called a hero after a drive-by shooting left two bullets lodged in the dog. Levi Springer says he woke up early Sunday morning to the sound of gunfire – a noise he recognized f… more ›

Drive-by Leaves 2 Bullets in Hero Pit Bull
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Fri, Jan 4 | By Matt Van Hoven | 793

CALIFORNIA – A Coronado, California police dog died Monday after a suspect jumped from a bridge with the dog in his arms. It began with a chase between an intoxicated motorist and Coronado Police Officer Kedrick Sadler. The suspect wa… more ›

Traffic Violation Leads to K-9 Death
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Thu, Jan 10 | By Matt Van Hoven | 587

OMAHA – Westroads Mall employees returned to work just three days after the massacre that killed nine people, including the shooter, and wounded two others. To aid in their transition, two therapy dogs and their handlers who belong to… more ›

Therapy Dogs Help After Neb. Mall Massacre
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Thu, Jan 17 | By Matt Van Hoven | 982

MENASHA, Wis. - Angie Bray says local firefighters went above and beyond by saving her dog Buddy from a nearly frozen lake last weekend. “That's not their job,” she said. “They are there to rescue people. The kindness that was demo… more ›

Firefighters Rescue Dog from Frigid Waters
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Mon, Jan 21 | By Matt Van Hoven | 1113

CALIFORNIA – The mother of a fallen soldier says except for pictures, a puppy named DJ is all she has left of her son's legacy. 19-year-old Alex Varela died in May of 2007, when the vehicle he was riding in was hit by a roadside bomb i… more ›

Fallen Soldier's Puppy Comes Home
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Thu, Jan 17 | By Matt Van Hoven | 859

SACRAMENTO – A California man is being called a hero after he came to the aid of a woman and her dog who were being attacked by another canine. According to witness reports, Joann Golden and her Jack-Russell Terrier-Chihuahua-mix, Cod… more ›

Good Samaritan Aids Woman and Dog
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Wed, Jan 2 | By Rebecca Andrews | 536

CALIFORNIA – A Pomeranian and Chihuahua mix helped police in Auburn, Calif. on Christmas day by chasing one of four suspects who stole and crashed a minivan. Four juveniles tried to escape from police after crashing a stolen minivan i… more ›

Chihuahua Nabs Crook
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Wed, Dec 26 | By Matt Van Hoven | 536

IRAQ – Two labrador retrievers will head to Iraq after the holidays to take part in the military's first therapy dog program, aimed at breaking through to troubled troops. Commissioned as sergeants, Boe and Budge have been working wit… more ›

Therapy Pups Wag Tails in Iraq
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Tue, Dec 25 | By Rebecca Andrews | 460

IOWA – At one time, Spartan was just a stray, spending his time outside of a middle school in Burlington. Now, the puppy is on the path of becoming Burlington School District’s first certified therapy dog. According to an article … more ›

Therapy Dog Joins Elementary Family
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Tue, Dec 25 | By Rebecca Andrews | 508

IOWA – After serving six years as a narcotics dog with the Cedar Rapids Police Department, a Belgium Malinois, Bowie and his partner celebrated his retirement from the K-9 program on Tuesday night. Nine-year-old Bowie, has lived with h… more ›

Police Dog retires with pride

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