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'Artist' Dog Goes Commercial with Nintendo Gig

LOS ANGELES - Uggie, the trick-performing Jack Russell from silent film hit "The Artist," is cashing in on his stardom by becoming the furry new face of Nintendo, the company said. READ MORE

Feb 10, 2012 / 0 comments


Super Bowl XLVI Goes to the Dogs

Super Bowl Commercials Starring Animals Everyone knows the most adorable Super Bowl commercials star either babies or animals. This Super Bowl XLVI was no exception, with quite a few fan-favorite commercials starring man’s best friend. READ MORE

Feb 06, 2012 / 0 comments


Kim Kardashian Replaced By French Bulldog in Sketchers Superbowl XLVI Ad

Footwear company Sketchers premiered a racy commercial featuring Kim Kardashian during Super Bowl XLV last year. READ MORE

Feb 03, 2012 / 0 comments


Punxsutawney Phil Predicts Longer Winter on Groundhog Day

America's iconic groundhog, Punxsutawney Phil, emerged from his burrow Thursday morning and delivered some bad news to the Pennsylvania crowd that gathers every Groundhog Day -- six more weeks of winter! READ MORE

Feb 02, 2012 / 0 comments


Shubenacadie Sam and Wiarton Willie Predict Early Spring on Groundhog Day

Those fearing another long winter received pleasant news when Ontario's Wiarton Willie and Nova Scotia's Shubenacadie Sam -- our furry forecasters to the north -- both failed to see their shadows this Groundhog Day. READ MORE

Feb 02, 2012 / 0 comments


Puppy Keeps Kate Company as William Serves in the Falklands

LONDON - Prince William's wife, Kate, will not be on her own during her husband's tour of duty in the Falkland Islands: The couple has a new puppy, St. James's Palace said Wednesday. READ MORE

Feb 02, 2012 / 0 comments


Scorsese Wins Last-Minute Nod in Oscars Dog Fight

LOS ANGELES - Hollywood veteran Martin Scorsese has won a pre-Oscars dog fight by securing an 11th hour nomination for the four-legged star of his latest movie in a canine contest. READ MORE

Jan 31, 2012 / 0 comments


Disney's 'Treasure Buddies': A Great Family Night Movie

Edward Herrmann Reveals His Love of Pets with Disney’s Treasure Buddies   READ MORE

Jan 30, 2012 / 0 comments


Spider Silk Outfit Goes On Show in London

LONDON - An astonishing golden outfit made from the silk of spiders goes on display at London's Victoria and Albert Museum on Wednesday, the largest example of the material in the world. READ MORE

Jan 24, 2012 / 0 comments


The Life of a Canine Film Star

The Artist Showcases Uggie and His Considerable Canine Capabilities   READ MORE

Jan 23, 2012 / 0 comments


Four-legged 'Artist' Co-star Eyes Golden Collar

LOS ANGELES - Uggie the four-legged co-star of silent film "The Artist" is tipped to win his own canine accolade, to go with the growing haul of honors bestowed on the movie in Hollywood. READ MORE

Jan 19, 2012 / 0 comments


Chimp from 1930s 'Tarzan' Films Dead at 80

WASHINGTON - Cheetah, a chimpanzee said to have performed in the Tarzan films of the 1930s, has died at the age of 80, according to the Florida sanctuary where he lived. READ MORE

Jan 04, 2012 / 0 comments


Greek Protest Dog Goes Global

ATHENS - An Athens stray dog who has become an unofficial mascot of city protests and an online sensation this week reaped another accolade by featuring in Time magazine's 'Person of the Year' award. READ MORE

Dec 19, 2011 / 0 comments


Longtime Dog Trainer Premieres New Show

Sgt. Joe Nicholas, known best as Joe Nick, trained dogs to find missing persons and fugitives for the New Jersey Department of Corrections for over 25 years. Though he is now retired from the force, Joe Nick still works independently with departments across the country to reunite... READ MORE

Dec 06, 2011 / 0 comments


Panda-mania as Furry Friends Arrive in Britain

EDINBURGH - An eagerly anticipated pair of giant pandas arrived in Edinburgh on Sunday on a charter flight from China, to become the first of the endangered animals to live in Britain for 17 years. READ MORE

Dec 05, 2011 / 0 comments


U.S. Circuses Circle Wagons Against Elephants Law

NEW YORK — U.S. circuses are circling the wagons against a proposed law in Congress that would ban using elephants under the big top, a tradition that animal rights activists say causes terrible suffering. READ MORE

Nov 14, 2011 / 0 comments


France Hails Police Dog with 1,700 arrests Under its Collar

BORDEAUX, France - A French police dog credited with sniffing out 1,700 drugs suspects was on Wednesday decorated with a medal for bravery and dedication at a ceremony in the southwestern city of Bordeaux. READ MORE

Nov 09, 2011 / 0 comments


New Webcam Allows World to Watch Live Polar Bear Migration

An estimated 1,000 polar bears linger outside the Canadian town of Churchill, Manitoba waiting for the Hudson Bay to freeze over around this time, every year. READ MORE

Nov 02, 2011 / 0 comments


New Political Action Committee Has Big Political Bite

Dogs are the new kids — in San Francisco, at least. With 180,000 dogs in the city and only 107,000 children, it is not surprising to see a new political action committee, representing dog enthusiast groups citywide, gaining momentum. READ MORE

Oct 28, 2011 / 2 comments


New Doggy Diet Book Released on National Pet Obesity Awareness Day

October 12 marks the fifth annual National Pet Obesity Awareness Day. It is also, fittingly enough, the release date of a new book entitled Dieting With My Dog, by Peggy Frezon.   READ MORE

Oct 12, 2011 / 0 comments