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Fine Living for Fido: The Big Apple Gets First Dog Resort

NEW YORK - An expansive bed with soft pillows, a flat-screen TV, a gym and chef-crafted meals -- at New York's first luxury hotel for dogs, opening in a few weeks, nothing's too good for man's best friend. READ MORE

Aug 20, 2012 / 0 comments


Cloned Dog Now a Father to Eight

Edgar and Nina Otto, the couple who made headlines three years ago when they paid more than a hundred-thousand dollars to successfully clone their deceased Labrador Retriever, have a new reason to celebrate this month. On July 4th, their beloved cloned dog, Lancelot Encore (affectionately... READ MORE

Jul 27, 2012 / 1 comments


Hey, Kitty! U.S. Museum to Host First-ever Cat Video Fest

WASHINGTON - Nominations are open for the world's first Cannes for cats. READ MORE

Jul 12, 2012 / 0 comments


Lennox the Dog Put to Death

Two Year Battle for Dog’s Life Ends in Tears   For the first five years of his life, Lennox, a stocky black dog living in Northern Ireland, had a happy and well-adjusted life. Caroline Barnes, his owner, was an old hand at raising dogs. She often had several foster dogs... READ MORE

Jul 11, 2012 / 32 comments


Pet Hotel Thrives as Koreans Seek Canine Companions

Seoul - Checking into one of Seoul's newest luxury clinics just because your companion needs a shower may seem extravagant, but Cho Hang-Min said he had no other choice. READ MORE

Jul 10, 2012 / 0 comments


It's Set in Stone: Uggie's a Star

Uggie the Canine Actor Joins Hollywood's Walk of Fame Elite   June 25th was a busy day for Uggie, the 10-year-old, award winning Jack Russell Terrier who became a household name after his performance in the Oscar winning film, The Artist.   READ MORE

Jun 28, 2012 / 0 comments


Mugly Wins Title for World's Ugliest Dog 2012

Mugly, an 8-year-old Chinese Crested dog from the United Kingdom, won the title for World's Ugliest Dog last night at the Sonoma-Marin Fair in Petaluma, CA. The contest, now in its 24th year, found Mugly to be the ugliest of the 29 contestants in this year’s competition. The... READ MORE

Jun 23, 2012 / 0 comments


HBO to Air 'One Nation Under Dog' Monday

Most would agree that owning a pet today compared to 20 years ago is an entirely different ball game. The level of respect, involvement, and knowledge has greatly increased so that pet ownership is almost, if not equal to the difficulties of raising a child. While many recognize this... READ MORE

Jun 15, 2012 / 0 comments


Brit Terriers Take Cannes Top Dog Award

CANNES - Terriers Banjo and Poppy -- one of whom plunges to its death onto a knot of knitting needles -- on Friday jointly took Cannes' unofficial Palm Dog award for celluloid canine talent. READ MORE

May 29, 2012 / 0 comments


'Dog TV' to Soothe Canine Souls

By Bandit, as told to Robert MacPherson WASHINGTON - I lead a dog's life. Good food. Long walks. A fulfilling job chasing off the mailman. So what's all this about a television channel that's created just for Fido? READ MORE

May 18, 2012 / 0 comments


'My Cat is Safe', Medvedev Assures Russia

MOSCOW - Setting aside fears for a new arms race with the United States or the conflict in Syria, President Dmitry Medvedev took to Twitter Wednesday to reassure Russia on another burning issue -- the well-being of his cat. READ MORE

Mar 29, 2012 / 0 comments


Dustin Hoffman TV show 'Luck' Canceled Over Horse Deaths

LOS ANGELES - The hit HBO television series Luck, starring Dustin Hoffman, has been canceled after three horses died during filming, the channel which makes the show announced Wednesday. READ MORE

Mar 15, 2012 / 1 comments


Elizabeth Queen of British Dog Show

LONDON - A Lhasa Apso called Elizabeth on Sunday won the Best in Show award at Britain's Crufts festival, the world's largest annual dog show. READ MORE

Mar 14, 2012 / 0 comments


Britain's Kate Reveals New Puppy Is Called 'Lupo'

LONDON - It is a secret that Britain's royals have kept buried for months, but Prince William's wife Kate on Tuesday finally revealed the name of the couple's new puppy: Lupo. READ MORE

Feb 21, 2012 / 0 comments


Notes from the Westminster Dog Show - Day 2

Valentine’s Day Wrap-Up, Day Two of Westminster 2012   READ MORE

Feb 20, 2012 / 2 comments


Notes from the Westminster Dog Show - Day 1

Newsmakers and Best in Breed Make for an Exciting First Day   READ MORE

Feb 17, 2012 / 0 comments


2012 Business of Pet Writing Conference a Success

Hotel Pennsylvania Hosts 4th Annual Pet Writing Conference   READ MORE

Feb 15, 2012 / 0 comments


Dog of Ancient Aztecs New Kid in Town at Westminster Dog Show

NEW YORK - It has been around for over 3,000 years, but Mexico's famous, usually hairless, "Xolo" dog is making a big splash as a "new breed" at the Westminster Kennel Club dog show here this week. READ MORE

Feb 14, 2012 / 0 comments


Meet the AKC's Six Newest Breeds

What Makes These New Breeds So Interesting   There are 185 different breeds competing for the top prize of "Best in Show" at the 136th annual Westminster Kennel Club dog show. While some of these breeds may seem new to dog lovers, generations have existed in their... READ MORE

Feb 14, 2012 / 0 comments


Live from New York - The Westminster Dog Show

I’ve made the trip from balmy California to seasonally frigid New York City for the Westminster Kennel Club’s 136th Annual Dog Show. As a warm-up to the competition, I attended the Pre-Westminster Fashion Show at New York’s Hotel Pennsylvania.   READ MORE

Feb 11, 2012 / 0 comments