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Mon, Aug 1 | By Lori Mauger, CPDT-KA | 2

What you need to know before choosing a highly intelligent dog breed. Selecting the perfect dog for your lifestyle is challenging enough given the myriad of breed choices and mixtures, not to mention the vast differences in size and appearance … more ›

Is a 'Smart Pet' a Sure Bet?

Mon, Jun 27 | By Maggie Marton | 1

Donations support treatment for canine angel. When his dog Chief fell during a search-and-rescue training exercise, Lieutenant Brian Smithey of Tampa Fire and Rescue didn’t realize he was injured. It wasn’t until later that night, … more ›

Hero Dog Gets His Own Helping Hand

Wed, May 25 | By Margo Ann Sullivan | 1

Popular canine helps students cope with stress. He’s coming back into library circulation by popular demand. Monty, Yale Law School’s pet therapy dog, will return “sometime in the fall” to the library, where harried students can reserve… more ›

Law School Therapy Dog Raises the Bar

Tue, Mar 22 | By Margo Ann Sullivan | 2

Noble, a Facebook celebrity, begins life as a guide dog. He'll always be a star, but now Noble, the guide dog with more than 1,000 Facebook fans, has taken on an even more important role -- fulfilling his first service assignment with Marine Co… more ›

Star Canine Graduates to Service Work

Mon, Feb 7 | By Zootoo Pet News Staff | 3

Meet the dogs joining Westminster 2011. As hopeful show dogs prepare to take center stage at the 135th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, representatives from six breeds are getting ready to make their prime-time dog show debut.more ›

New Breeds in the Neighborhood

Thu, Jan 13 | By Margo Ann Sullivan | 6

Beloved mascot collects funds for police dogs. DANVERS, Mass. ─ Maggie, the miniature horse, started pet therapy at age 8 months, according to owner Nancy LeBaron-Kiley. "It just happened," she said after a nurse spotted Maggie at the… more ›

Miniature Therapy Horse Raises Big Bucks

Sun, Dec 12 | By Zootoo Pet News Staff | 6

Zootoo's top picks for Favorite Furry Friend. Here at Zootoo, we celebrate those pets and other animals who achieved amazing feats, worked tirelessly to rescue humans, and touched our hearts with their inspiring stories. 1. … more ›

Five Amazing Animals

Thu, Sep 2 | By Zootoo Pet News Staff | 9

Zootoo celebrates some of our favorite service animals. Pets and animals provide humans with so many gifts — fun, companionship, and love. But some extraordinary animals go above and beyond the bond between humans and pets. In honor of… more ›

Pets at Work!

Wed, Aug 25 | By Katie Leavitt | 12

Originally published August 2010 at Tonic. Never underestimate the power of a strong doggie paddle! Every summer hoards of beach-goers swarm the Italian coasts, and each year, the Italian Coast Guard estimates they rescue 3,000 people.more ›

Canine Lifeguards

Sat, Jun 19 | By Robin Wallace | 31

America's favorite Great Dane is back, winning hearts in the film "Marmaduke," now in theaters nationwide. And the oversized pet is also spotlighting the benefits of owning a large-breed dog. Animal organizations tend to fear the impact… more ›

Goodness Greatness! "Marmaduke" Shines Spotlight on Large Breeds

Sat, Mar 6 | By Robin Wallace | 20

As Hollywood stars come out for the Oscars, the year's biggest night of awards, some Academy Award-nominated films have already received a more unique honor: a "Pawscar" from the American Humane Association. "Avatar," "Harry Potter and t… more ›

And the 'Pawscar' Goes to... These A-List Animal Actors

Fri, Mar 26 | By Robin Wallace | 37

From congenital deformities to head traumas and injuries, 11,000 children a year are treated at ALYN Hospital, which means Alyna, born paralyzed, was in good hands when she arrived at the Jerusalem children's medical center. But as it tu… more ›

Paralyzed Bunny Helps Children Overcome Their Own Disabilities

Fri, Apr 9 | By Margo Sullivan | 21

HAMPSTEAD, N.H ─ A favorite dog returned recently to help the children at the Mary E. Clarke Library enjoy reading. Johnny Claude, a Standard Poodle, curled up beside a pint-sized rocking chair and waited for a youngster to come.… more ›

Rescued Dog Helps Children Learn to Read

Mon, May 31 | By Zootoo Pet News Staff | 32

Since World War I, military working dogs have played a crucial role in protecting our nation’s armed forces. Today, these four-legged heroes continue to perform vital duties, from explosive and drug detection to deterrence and handler protection.<… more ›

Canine Heroes: A Salute to Military Working Dogs

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