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RIP, Noodle, Beloved Pug of TikTok
RIP, Noodle, Beloved
Pug of TikTok

RIP, Noodle, Beloved Pug of TikTok

If he had a lazy day, the rest of us were encouraged to follow suit

(Newser) - Noodle, a senior pug famous on social media for predicting whether it would be a "bones day" or a "no bones day," has died. Owner Jonathan Graziano posted on Instagram on Saturday that his 14-year-old dog died Friday, calling it a “day I always knew was...

Ex-SK Leader Giving Up Kim Jong Un's Gifts

Moon Jae-in is embroiled in odd row over Pungsan dogs—not with Kim, but with SK government

(Newser) - In May, Moon Jae-in left office in South Korea, taking his two dogs, Gomi and Songgang, with him. Now, he's giving up the pair of Pungsan pups, a gift from Kim Jong Un, in an odd row not with Kim, but with the current Seoul government. The BBC notes...

World's Oldest Dog Dies After Life Full of Love, Country Music

Toy fox terrier Pebbles was 22

(Newser) - Pebbles, a toy fox terrier certified as the oldest living dog in May this year, has died at the age of 22—the equivalent of more than 120 years of age for a human, according to the American Veterinary Medical Association 's calculations. According to an Instagram post from...

Cops: Infant, Toddler Fatally Mauled by Family's Dogs

Mom is in critical condition after attack in Shelby County, Tenn.

(Newser) - Authorities are delivering grim news out of Tennessee, where they say an infant and toddler were fatally mauled by their family's dogs, an attack that left their mother badly injured. Per FOX 5 Atlanta , a tweet from the Shelby County Sheriff's Office late Wednesday relayed that detectives were...

Man's Best Friend May Be Able to Sniff Out Your Stress
Stressed Out?
Your Pooch
May Be Able
to Smell It
NEW STUDY

Stressed Out? Your Pooch May Be Able to Smell It

New research shows canines can use their noses to detect changes in human breath, sweat samples

(Newser) - Dogs are known for their olfactory superpowers , leading to jobs as drug sniffers and as helpers in search and rescue efforts. Now, those sensitive noses are being credited with something closer to home: being able to detect when their owners are stressed. New research published Wednesday in PLOS One notes...

Blind Dog Falls Into Hole, Another Dog Triggers Rescue

Cesar, a very good boy, is doing fine in Pasadena after firefighters get him out

(Newser) - Firefighters have rescued a 13-year-old blind dog that fell into a hole at a California construction site. According to KABC , the dog named Cesar lives next to the site in Pasadena with his owner. The dog apparently wandered onto the site, said Cesar's owner, Mary, who declined to give...

Rescuers Save Dog Who Fell Into Ravine

It took five people four hours to get Hobo to safety in California

(Newser) - A deaf Australian shepherd is safe and sound thanks to hours of work from rescuers who managed to pull the dog from a ravine. As KGTV reports, 8-year-old Hobo lost his footing while on a walk with his owner near their Sorrento Valley home and tumbled about 100 feet in...

In Doggy Dementia, Exercise Is a Factor
In Doggy
Dementia,
Age 10 Is
a Big Year
new study

In Doggy Dementia, Age 10 Is a Big Year

Annual risk goes up substantially from then on, though exercise may help ward it off

(Newser) - Among vets, it's called canine cognitive dysfunction. Among pet owners, it's more familiarly known as doggy dementia. Now a large new study in Scientific Reports sheds some more light on the condition, which can be tricky to diagnose. Some key takeaways:
  • Exercise: The study of more than 15,
...

The Bear Was on Top of Her. Then Her Dog Started Barking

Jack Russell terrier helps save the day in Vermont

(Newser) - A Jack Russell terrier just made clear why dogs are considered man's best friend. Or more specifically, a 61-year-old woman's. On Saturday, Susan Lee was walking her terrier and labradoodle on trails near her Strafford, Vermont home when she heard a "loud noise" and realized a bear...

Dogs May Cry With Joy When They See You
This Dog Study
Is a Big Deal,
If It Holds Up
new study

This Dog Study Is a Big Deal, If It Holds Up

Researchers suggest canines have tears of joy, a first for non-human animals

(Newser) - We humans are known to well up with tears when we're particularly happy. Now a new study out of Japan suggests the same applies to dogs, a first-of-its kind assertion for any non-human animal, reports the Guardian . Dogs have tear ducts just as humans do, but the longstanding belief...

Couple Likely Gave Monkeypox to Their Dog

WHO's Rosamund Lewis says it's first apparent case of human-to-animal transmission

(Newser) - What appears to be the first known human-to-pet transmission of monkeypox has surfaced in France. A nonexclusive, cohabiting couple developed symptoms of the virus, which has been appearing mostly in men who have sex with other men, a few days after sleeping with other partners, reports CBS News . Twelve days...

Man Accused of Stealing Lady Gaga's Dogs Arrested, Again

James Howard Jackson, 19, was mistakenly released from custody in April

(Newser) - Update: The man charged with stealing Lady Gaga's dogs and shooting her dog walker has been recaptured after he was accidentally released from custody in April. Authorities blamed a clerical error for the release of James Howard Jackson while awaiting trial. He was re-arrested Wednesday, the AP reports. Our ...

Good Boy! Dog Leads Rescuers to Stranded Man

Authorities said Saul the border collie acted in 'true Lassie fashion'

(Newser) - A border collie in California was treated to a fine dinner and extra beef jerky after helping a search and rescue team locate his owner—a hiker who took a very hard fall in Tahoe National Forest last Wednesday. According to KCRA, the 53-year-man tumbled 70 feet off a ridge,...

A Yelp, Then a Surprise Find: 'Oh My God, It's Lilah!'

State trooper rescues missing golden retriever from rural drainage pipe in upstate NY

(Newser) - A missing golden retriever named Lilah, discovered deep inside a culvert pipe in upstate New York, couldn't be lured out by her owner with peanut butter dog treats or cheese. In the end, State Trooper Jimmy Rasaphone decided to crawl about 15 feet into the pipe under a rural...

A Bloodhound Wins Westminster for First Time

Trumpet is crowned top dog

(Newser) - A bloodhound named Trumpet won the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show on Wednesday night, beating a French bulldog, a German shepherd, a Maltese, an English setter, a Samoyed, and a Lakeland terrier to take the trophy. The 4-year-old became the first bloodhound to win Westminster. Winston, a French bulldog co-owned...

Researchers: Dogs Can Detect COVID Better Than Some Tests
Scientists Find Much Cuter
Way to Sniff Out COVID
NEW STUDY

Scientists Find Much Cuter Way to Sniff Out COVID

Canines trained to smell for virus correctly IDed 97% of positive cases, 100% of asymptomatic ones

(Newser) - Suspect you have COVID but don't feel up to dragging yourself out to an urgent care for testing? Sometime in the future, you may be able to simply call your dog over. At least, that's what researchers are hoping after they found that dogs trained to sniff out...

After Girl, 7, Mauled to Death by Dog, 4 Family Members Charged

Olivia Floyd died after Rottweiler attacked her in Va.; grandparents charged with murder

(Newser) - A family tragedy around the horrific death of a 7-year-old Virginia girl has been compounded by the arrests of her grandparents and parents. Earlier this year, WHSV reported on a dog attack in Augusta County, Va., in which Olivia Grace Floyd was killed. Police who arrived at a Waynesboro residence...

Woman With Dementia Saved by 4-Legged Hero

Sherry Noppe's dog, who never left her side after she got lost in woods, barked till they were found

(Newser) - Texas' Sherry Noppe, recently diagnosed with dementia, disappeared after taking her dog for a walk on May 3 in the Houston suburb of Katy. Thankfully, the 63-year-old was reunited with family just in time for Mother's Day after said black Labrador "saved her life," daughter Courtney Noppe...

Meet Patron, Ukraine's Latest War Hero

President Zelensky awards Jack Russell terrier a medal for his mine-sniffing work

(Newser) - A very special awards ceremony was held over the weekend in Kyiv to honor the nation's newest hero amid the Russian invasion: a 2 1/2-year-old dog named Patron, reports the BBC . A medal was bestowed upon the Jack Russell terrier at a Sunday news conference by none other than...

Bystander Reported a Wolf Pack. The Reality Was 'More Hilarious'
Bystander Reported
a Wolf Pack. The Reality
Was 'More Hilarious'
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Bystander Reported a Wolf Pack. The Reality Was 'More Hilarious'

Park County Sheriff's Office says 'pack' was actually a bunch of escaped Saint Bernards

(Newser) - People tend to see what they want to see. For one particular person along a Colorado roadway, what they apparently wanted to see was a pack of wolves, but what they actually spotted in the wild was something else entirely. A video emerged earlier this week titled "Pack of...

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