Archives for January 2009

AKC/Eukanuba National Championship Scheduled for Broadcast Saturday

The 2008 AKC/Eukanuba National Championship, held in December in Long Beach, California, will be broadcast on Animal Planet and the Discovery Channel on Saturday, Jan. 31. The event features over 3,000 dogs as they vie for a total of $225,000 in cash prizes, making it the world’s largest prize-money dog show with a $50,000 cash […]

Renee Zellweger Greets A Dog

A lucky German Shepherd standing outside the Good Morning America studio in New York City enjoyed a “buss” with fame recently when silver screen beauty Renee Zellweger bestowed a kiss on the canine’s forehead. A long-time dog devotee, the Academy Award winner has many happy memories of her Golden Retriever Dylan, who came into her […]

Puppy Bowl V Takes on Super Bowl (TM) Sunday

Television schedules are packed this Sunday with not only the Super Bowl(TM) and all the action that leads up to it but also Puppy Bowl V on Animal Planet. The annual competition features a whole lineup of shelter pups this year–not to mention a unique water bowl cam and plenty of instant replays. The action […]

Helping Children Help Shelter Animals for Valentine’s

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and the day that celebrates love extends to include a love of four-legged friends. Is there a way you can help children help shelter pets on Valentine’s? With some creative thinking, you’ll find several ways to encourage kids to raise money for local shelters. Today’s tips come from […]

Are These The Chihuahuas From Hell?

We know from reader mail and from some of the most adorable “Dog of the Day” photos here that chihuahuas are a favorite with our readers. But those little bodies can pack in some powerful emotions and the proof is in “Mean Little Dogs,” this week’s episode on National Geographic Channel’s Dog Whisperer. We’ve got […]

Camilla The Duchess of Cornwall Watches Police Dog Demonstration

As every dog lover can attest, the sight of a scarf can bring out the inner puppy in any pooch. Such was the case with Gunner, a 16-month-old police dog in the making at a Metropolitan Training Centre whose dignified demeanor slipped during a visit by Camilla The Duchess of Cornwall, who had the opportunity […]

Selecting Natural Dog Treats

If your dogs are like ours, they love…really, really love…treats. But how can you be sure your dog’s treats are healthy? Selecting healthy dog treats is much like shopping for healthy foods for your family. Read the label! You’ll want to avoid long chemical names so check that label, even on name brands you’ve purchased […]

Pierce Brosnan Walking His Dog

A long-time dog devotee, actor Pierce Brosnan voiced support for the thousands of displaced dogs and cats following Hurricane Katrina in an ad for 1-800-Save-A-Pet. The former 007 star recently went walking with his own canine companion on a beach in Malibu.

Hershey: Springer Spaniel/Newfoundland Mix

Who: Hershey Age When Photo Was Taken: 14 What We Loved About Hershey: Hershey was the most gentle and easygoing dog, no matter what was going on around her. This photo was taken during a very rare snowstorm in south Texas. For two days, we felt like Hershey finally had the chance to experience the […]

Vote on the Most Lovable Shelter Pet

Here’s a tough task: voting for the most lovable shelter pet! A new contest from Bounce dryer sheets along with and the ASPCA features 15 oh-so-lovable dogs and cats from three shelters: the Austin Humane Society in Austin, TX, Pennsylvania SPCA in Philadelphia, PA and Humane Net of Charleston, SC. The winner, the Most […]