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Paris Suburb to Fight Dog Droppings with CCTV Cameras


BOBIGNY, France - A Paris suburb has come up with an innovative plan to fight a plague of dog droppings on local streets -- catching offenders on closed-circuit television cameras. READ MORE

Aug 19, 2013 / 0 comments

 

Chinese Zoo Under Fire for Disguising Hairy Dog as Lion


BEIJING - A Chinese zoo's supposed "African lion" was exposed as a fraud when the dog used as a substitute started barking. READ MORE

Aug 15, 2013 / 0 comments

 

Llamas and Goats Keep Grass Cut at Chicago Airport


CHICAGO, Illinois - Chicago's bustling O'Hare airport has hired a new crew to keep the grass cut: a herd of goats, sheep, donkeys and llamas. Yes, llamas. READ MORE

Aug 14, 2013 / 0 comments

 

Grumpy Cat Launches a Brand of Coffee


First it was the wildly successful Grumpy Cat internet meme, then came the Facebook page, then Grumpy Cat hired attorneys (or at least her people did) and filed for trademark and copyright protection; next came the Grumpy Cat movie announcement.   READ MORE

Aug 09, 2013 / 5 comments

 

Chinese 'Giant Panda Channel' Comes to Internet


BEIJING - Panda lovers around the world will be able to watch live 24-hour Internet broadcasts of the iconic Chinese animals this month, according to state media. READ MORE

Aug 08, 2013 / 0 comments

 

Dogs Yawn Along with Their Masters, Japan Researchers Say


TOKYO - Tired dog lovers who think their pet pooch is yawning right along with them may just be right, according to a Japanese study. READ MORE

Aug 08, 2013 / 0 comments

 

Cats and Dogs Get Credit Card Offers


Imagine your cat or dog getting a credit card offer. Now imagine your four-legged fur-kid being offered a larger credit limit than the banks will even offer to you. READ MORE

Jul 25, 2013 / 0 comments

 

Raccoon Rabies Killed U.S. Donor and Kidney Recipient


WASHINGTON, D.C. - A rare case of raccoon rabies is responsible for killing both a U.S. kidney donor in 2011 and his transplant recipient 18 months later, U.S. researchers said Tuesday. READ MORE

Jul 23, 2013 / 1 comments

 

Fat Malaysian Orangutan Put on Diet


KUALA LUMPUR - An obese orangutan has been put on a strict diet by Malaysian wildlife authorities after two decades of gorging on junk food handed out by tourists, according to a report from earlier this month. READ MORE

Jul 19, 2013 / 0 comments

 

Lost Dog Takes a Ride on Staten Island Bus


Fare-beaters in New York typically are removed from city buses and sometimes picked up by the police. READ MORE

Jul 17, 2013 / 0 comments

 

Guide Dogs Help Owners Find True Love


We’ve heard of people going to the dog park to help them find a date, but we’ve never heard of two dogs dating and then the doggy parents following suit.   READ MORE

Jul 09, 2013 / 0 comments

 

Curious Incident of China's Quake Dogs at Night


BEIJING - A Chinese city is using dogs to predict earthquakes, an official said Tuesday, after state-run media reported that neighbors were complaining of nightly false alarms -- in the form of barking. READ MORE

May 08, 2013 / 0 comments

 

Man Buys Toy Poodles, Learns They’re Ferrets on Steroids


A man from Catamarca took bargain shopping to a new extreme when he purchased what he thought to be a pair of Toy Poodles from the La Salada market in Buenos Aires, Argentina.  The man learned the hard way that his reasonably priced dogs were not what they seemed to be. READ MORE

Apr 10, 2013 / 6 comments

 

Munching Sheep Replace Lawn Mowers in Paris


PARIS - Four little black sheep on Wednesday left the countryside and began their new careers in the city: working as eco-friendly lawn mowers in a largely working-class district in northeastern Paris. READ MORE

Apr 05, 2013 / 0 comments

 

Swedes Mystified by Seal Pup Found in Forest


STOCKHOLM - A seal pup was found in a forest in eastern Sweden on Sunday almost six kilometers (four miles) from the closest body of open water, raising questions as to how it got there, Swedish media reported. READ MORE

Mar 28, 2013 / 2 comments

 

Millions for a Mastiff at China Tibetan Dog Expo


BAODING, China - Drooping eyes barely visible behind a mountain of glossy black fur, an enormous dog snoozes on stage in an industrial Chinese city. Its asking price: close to a million U.S. dollars. READ MORE

Mar 13, 2013 / 0 comments

 

Dog Saves French Woman from Suicide Attempt


AVIGNON, France - A French woman's loyal German Shepherd dog saved her from committing suicide by knocking aside a rifle she tried to fire into her heart, local police said. READ MORE

Mar 06, 2013 / 63 comments

 

Owner Claims Dog Show Poisoning Fishy


NEW YORK - Call it skulldog-ery. The owner of a fluffy white contestant in New York's prestigious Westminster Dog Show is claiming foul play in the poisoning death of her beloved pooch. READ MORE

Mar 01, 2013 / 0 comments

 

Beer for Dogs is Bad to the Bone


WASHINGTON - The latest addition to America's ever-growing list of craft beers gives new meaning to the time-honored idea of feeding leftovers to the dog. READ MORE

Feb 27, 2013 / 0 comments

 

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