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German Authorities Offer Reprieve to Dog Who Serves as “Caretaker” for Disabled Boy


Written by: Phil Monahan

Tascha spends most of every day with Dylan, whose parents say that the dog calms him.
Photo via dailymail.co.uk

Last week, authorities in Germany were calling for a Staffordshire Bull Terrier named Tascha to be put down because she bit a neighbor’s dog in a curbside scuffle. Under breed-specific legislation, Staffies are classified as a fighting dog in the state of Brandenburg, where

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Hero Dog Saves Abandoned Baby


Written by: Phil Monahan

Baby Jade owes her safety to Jade the German Shepherd.
Photo via birminghammail.co.uk

Here’s a remarkable story from England, where a dog’s heightened sense may very well have saved a baby girl’s life:

Roger Wilday, 68, was walking German Shepherd Jade in Stechford when she inexplicably raced to bushes, then lay down next to what looked like a. . .

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Great Excerpt from Jon Katz’s New Book, The Second-Chance Dog: A Love Story


Written by: Phil Monahan

Jon Katz’s new book will be published next week.
Photo by Jon Katz, via slate.com

Beloved author Jon Katz—best known for his books on dogs, such as A Dog Year—has a new one coming on next week, and slate.com is offering a sneak-preview excerpt. The Second Chance Dog: A Love Story is described as. . .

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Know Your Dog: New Study Unlocks Some of the Secrets of Tail Wagging


Written by: Phil Monahan

Does it matter which way are those tails wagging?
Photo by Tom, Bowie

One of the first things a person learns about dogs is that they wag their tails when they are happy. While this is true, it turns out that the tail motion conveys a lot more information. An article on NPR.com describes a recent study that explored how. . .

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Video: Update on Chance the Abused Pit Bull


Written by: Phil Monahan

Last month, we featured a moving video by Eldad Hagar, of  Hope for Paws, about his rescue of Chance, a Pit Bull who had been used as a bait dog and then abandoned on the streets of Los Angeles. What was incredible about Chance’s rescue is that, . . .

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Kids Raise Money for Dog Hit by Drunk Driver


Written by: Phil Monahan

Students at Serendipity School have pledged to help defray Teddy’s vet bills.
Photo via abclocal.com

Here’s a story of how children can react with love and compassion in the face tragedy. When a married couple was killed by a drunk driver while they were out walking their dog in. . .

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The Craziest Dog Story You’ve Ever Heard, But with a Happy Ending


Written by: Phil Monahan

Lexie Sanders was reunited with her dog, Phineas, on Saturday.
Photo via nytimes.com

We have posted many times about dogs who have been unfairly deemed “vicious” and condemned to death. (Perhaps the saddest was that of Wicca.) But none of those stories have been as wildly strange and full of twists and turns as. . .

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