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Dog Behind 'Doge' Has Leukemia
Beloved Dog of Internet's
'Doge' Meme Has Died

Beloved Dog of Internet's 'Doge' Meme Has Died

Kabosu, the Shiba Inu from Japan who spurred the famous crypto meme, has passed at the age of 18

(Newser) - Kabosu, the beloved Shiba Inu behind the "doge" meme, has passed on to that great puppy paradise in the sky. That's per a blog post by the pet's owner, kindergarten teacher Atsuko Sato of Sakura, Japan, who announced the dog's death on Friday, per CNN . Sato...

Search for Grand Canyon Raft Rider Has Tragic End

Thomas Robison disappeared on journey with dog on a homemade raft

(Newser) - The search for a man believed to have tried to navigate the Grand Canyon with his dog in a homemade raft has come to a tragic end. In a news release, the National Park Service said a body believed to be that of 58-year-old New Mexico man Thomas Lee Robison...

Protecting Her Kids, Woman Mauled to Death by Dog Pack

Up to a dozen dogs went after Courtney Williams and her 3 kids in Georgia, relative claims

(Newser) - A mother of three found dead in a yard in Georgia days before Mother's Day was mauled to death by a pack of dogs, authorities say. Courtney Williams, 35, was attacked at her home in Quitman, near the Florida-Georgia state line, after her children got off the school bus...

Guess Which US City Loves Its Dogs the Most

Dallas is No. 1, per Zillow and BARK

(Newser) - Want to know where America's dogs are "living their best lives"? Zillow and BARK have looked at the data and found that Dallas ranks No. 1 among the US' most "dog-obsessed" cities. To figure out where people and their pups are thriving, the two companies looked...

Is It a Panda or a Dog? Zoo Says It's a 'Panda Dog'

Painted dogs at Chinese zoo inspire no small amount of controversy

(Newser) - A zoo in China has come under fire for painting dogs to look like giant pandas and making visitors pay to see them. The fluffy black and white Chow Chows appear in an exhibit that opened at the Taizhou Zoo in Jiangsu province this month with a cover charge of...

Bringing a Pup From Abroad? There Are New Rules

Dogs have to be microchipped to stop spread of rabies, at least 6 months old to come to US

(Newser) - All dogs coming into the US from other countries must be at least 6 months old and microchipped to help prevent the spread of rabies, according to new government rules published Wednesday. The new rules require vaccination for dogs that have been in countries where rabies is common. The update...

Lawmakers Create Bipartisan 'Dog Lovers Caucus'

It's one more swipe at Kristi Noem over her dog-killing story

(Newser) - The digs keep coming for South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem over her story about killing a dog she has described as dangerous and untrainable. A bipartisan group calling itself the "Dog Lovers Caucus" has sprung up in the House, reports the Hill . Democrats Jared Moskowitz and Susan Wild, along...

Turns Out a Puppy Killer Isn't a Great Sell for VP
Did Noem's Dog Story
Sink Her Shot at VP?
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Did Noem's Dog Story Sink Her Shot at VP?

South Dakota governor continues to take flak over how she killed an inept hunting dog

(Newser) - South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem may have ruined her chances of becoming Donald Trump's running mate with her confession about shooting an "untrainable" 14-month-old dog who attacked a neighbor's chickens, onlookers say. Did she break the law? Did she think Trump would be impressed? Here's what...

My Love for Dogs Doesn't Mean I Want to See Them on Trails
Hey, Can You Control
Your Dogs on the Trail?

Hey, Can You Control Your Dogs on the Trail?

In op-ed for 'Outside,' Brian Metzler slams the presence of pups while he's running in nature

(Newser) - How people handle rambunctious dogs has been in the news lately , but Brian Metzler has decided to handle his beef with an opinion piece in Outside Magazine . He acknowledges that he adores dogs—"all kinds of dogs"—but there's one place in particular he wishes he never...

South Dakota Governor Defends Killing Her Dog

Kristi Noem says she was just being 'responsible'

(Newser) - Kristi Noem on Sunday took to Donald Trump's social network to defend the controversial story about killing a dog that she reveals in her upcoming book. "Whether running the ranch or in politics, I have never passed on my responsibilities to anyone else to handle. Even if it'...

Noem Cops to Killing Dog, Goat After Hunt Gone Wrong

South Dakota governor says they're examples of 'tough decisions' of life on a farm

(Newser) - Kristi Noem's new book is out next week, and contained within its pages is what Forbes deems a most "bizarre admission." No Going Back: The Truth on What's Wrong With Politics and How We Move America Forward is due out May 7, but a couple of...

Dogs Are Getting Their Own Airline—but It Won't Be Cheap

Bark Air for dogs has just 2 stops from NY—London and LA—costing up to $8K one way

(Newser) - "Finally, dogs can fly." That's the lofty proclamation on the website for Bark Air , a "100% totally real" new service that vows to "revolutionize flying" for our canine companions. In a statement, the airline launched by the BarkBox subscription service will offer "a more...

Missing Dog Has 'Tale That Hollywood Would Love to Tell'

'Stray' in Michigan was Mehrad Houman's Mishka, who vanished in California in July

(Newser) - A dog missing in California since the summer turned up more than 2,300 miles away in suburban Detroit. Police in Harper Woods, Michigan, responded to a call about a stray dog last week, picked up the terrier mix, and contacted an animal welfare group. The Grosse Pointe Animal Adoption...

Couple Had 159 Cats in Small Apartment

Court in Nice, France, bans them from having pets for life

(Newser) - A French couple found to have been keeping 159 cats and seven dogs in their small Nice apartment have received a lifetime ban from having pets. Police arrived at the apartment last year to intervene in a neighborhood dispute and discovered the animals, and their poop, spread around the 861-square-foot...

What Does a Dog See in Its Mind When You Say 'Ball'?

Scientists cite pups' 'referential understanding,' with mental images hinting at deeper grasp of language

(Newser) - Many dog owners believe their pets understand and respond not only to commands such as "sit" and "stay," but also to words referring to their favorite objects. "Bring me your ball" will often result in exactly that. But science has had trouble determining whether dogs and...

Community Steps Up After Truck Hits Animal Shelter

Within hours, foster homes were found for 146 dogs

(Newser) - An animal shelter in Charleston, West Virginia, put out an urgent plea for people to foster its dogs after a vehicle plowed into its building Wednesday, shelter officials said. The Kanawha-Charleston Humane Association said on Facebook that a rental truck struck the building as workers were cleaning, the AP reports....

Think Twice Before You Pass on Walking Your Dog
Think Twice Before You
Pass on Walking Your Dog

Think Twice Before You Pass on Walking Your Dog

For canines, just being let out into the yard is not at all the same

(Newser) - Think skipping a walk is no big deal for your dog? Think again. Though some days it may be tempting to simply let your dog out into the yard for fresh air, Kelly Conaboy explains in the Washington Post why that's not a good idea. For dogs, walks are...

Think Your Lab Is Too Chunky? There's a Reason
For These Dogs, a 'Double
Whammy' on Chonking Out

For These Dogs, a 'Double Whammy' on Chonking Out

Labradors, other flat-coated retrievers have genetic mutation that predisposes them to obesity

(Newser) - Every pet owner has to take care to keep their furry friends happy, healthy, and at a safe weight. For those who have a Labrador or flat-coated retriever in their charge, however, that last task might prove a bit more difficult. That's due to a "double whammy" with...

Pet DNA Firm Identifies Humans as Dogs

It told one reporter she was mostly Alaskan malamute

(Newser) - A swab sample sent to dog DNA testing company DNA My Dog came back as 40% Alaskan malamute, 35% shar-pei, and 25% labrador—but the sample was a cheek swab from Christina Hager, a 100% human reporter at WBZ News . She also sent samples to two other dog DNA companies:...

This Year's Iditarod Dogs Are Wearing Something Special

They'll be sporting light-up harnesses, necklaces in famous Alaska race after 5 dogs died while training

(Newser) - The Iditarod, the annual sled dog race celebrating Alaska's official state sport, is set to get underway Saturday with a new focus on safety after five dogs died and eight were injured in collisions with snowmobiles while training on shared, multiuse trails. For the first time, mushers who line...

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