Rooster is a handsome little male Border Collie Australian Shepherd mix puppy who was found along the side of the road in rural Arkansas near the community of Whitehall.

Rooster is a handsome little male Border Collie Australian Shepherd mix puppy who was found trotting along the side of the road in rural Arkansas near the community of Whitehall. It wasn’t long before Rooster and his litter mates were picked up and taken to the local shelter. Most small rural animal shelters lack the resource to keep any animals they rescue for very long. The future was looking bleak for little Rooster until a couple of […]

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Non-Negotiables With Dogs

For those seeking any kind of relationship, it’s wise to consider the traits that are preferred, but only some of those are essential—the so-called non-negotiables. In romantic relationships, we may have a long list of desirable qualities, but usually there are only a few that we can’t compromise on. Perhaps your requirements are that the person be an honest, non-smoking dog lover who shares your attitude about whether to have kids or not. Whether they like horror […]

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Visiting Arizona’s National Parks with Pets

Late fall, winter, and early spring are the perfect times of the year for visiting Arizona’s national parks with pets. And with over 70% of Arizona’s spectacular landscape preserved as public land – much of it managed by the National Park Service – there’s a lot to see! National Park Pet Policies In general, the pet policies at national parks are pretty restrictive. But each site considers many factors when balancing public access (including where to allow […]

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Mary Oliver, poet and dog lover, has died

Poet Mary Oliver has died at age 83 at her home in Florida. Much loved for her poems of the natural and spiritual worlds, she believed that poetry “mustn’t be fancy.” Her clear-eyed, plain spoken use of language, not only won her a legion of loyal readers but also a Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award. Oliver was a lifelong dog lover, and dogs would often stray into view in her lyrical observations of life. Her dog […]

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Bulldogs’ screw tails linked to human genetic disease

With their small size, stubby faces and wide-set eyes, bulldogs, French bulldogs and Boston terriers are among the most popular of domestic dog breeds. Now researchers at the University of California, Davis, School of Veterinary Medicine have found the genetic basis for these dogs’ appearance, and linked it to a rare inherited syndrome in humans. Bulldogs, French bulldogs and Boston terriers aren’t the only dogs with short, wide heads, but they do share another feature not found […]

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Winnie is a sweet and friendly female wire haired terrier mix puppy.

Winnie is a sweet and friendly female wire haired terrier mix puppy. She was picked up by Little Rock Animal Services and taken to the shelter to compete with all the other dogs and puppies for the attention of the few people willing to endure the noise and distress of the barking and crying. Scared by the noise and intimidating environment of the shelter, Winnie became shy and a little nervous, increasing the odds that she would […]

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11,500-year-old animal bones in Jordan suggest early dogs helped humans hunt

11,500 years ago in what is now northeast Jordan, people began to live alongside dogs and may also have used them for hunting, a new study from the University of Copenhagen shows. The archaeologists suggest that the introduction of dogs as hunting aids may explain the dramatic increase of hares and other small prey in the archaeological remains at the site. Dogs were domesticated by humans as early as 14,000 years ago in the Near East, but […]

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Boy is a young medium sized German Shepherd mix who was dumped outside the front door of his rescuer.

Boy and his sister were dumped outside the front door of his rescuer and foster early one Saturday morning. They were both little skeletons, and badly in need of immediate care and attention. Boy is a medium sized German Shepherd mix, and fortunately for him and his sister Girl, their rescuer is a dog lover who didn’t waste any time getting them both well taken care of. All Boy needs now is a home where his family […]

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Dog Groups Help Out Parks During Shutdown

As the partial government shutdown enters its third week, citizen groups around the country are pitching in to help keep parks open and functioning. America’s National Parks and Recreational Areas are being hit hard during the government’s partial shutdown, with reports of overflowing trash and waste, unmonitored bad behavior and safety issues as a result of furloughed park staff. As our government inaction rages on in Washington, D.C., some local dog groups are picking up the mantle […]

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