Woof woof! Welcome to our weekly doggy headline round up! Exciting things have been happening this week in the canine world so let’s get right down to it!
|Bo, the First Dog
Americans got their first glimpse of Bo, President Obama’s little Portuguese water dog, when he arrived at the white house nearly three years ago. A media frenzy ensued and Bo seemed to play the press right into the palm of his adorable paws. So, do famous dogs know that they’re famous? Follow this hot debate and join in on the conversation with your comments below.
|Losing your Best Friend
We form deep and binding relationships with our dogs, they are often our most faithful companions and closest friends. Losing them can be a terribly heartbreaking and deeply painful experience. As difficult as it can be, it also teaches us wonderful lessons about life. Dogs live their lives to the fullest, never sweat the small stuff and love unconditionally. Read on as author Lily Burana remembers her trusty yellow lab, Chief. She details his loyalty, their companionship and the dog-shaped hole in her heart that will always remain.
|Take a Hike… with Spot
There’s nothing quite like sitting atop a mountain overlooking a gorgeous vista with your favorite four-legged friend beside you. At Dog Vacay, we love being active with our dogs but keep in mind that preparation is key to keeping these excursions safe and fun. From teaching your dog to carry their own dog pack to making sure they know the command “come”, here are some tips to keep your dog’s wagging tail safe on the wildest of adventures.
|Outrage in Belfast over ‘Dangerous Dog Act’
Lennox is a Labrador/American bulldog mix with a sweet disposition who once served as a therapy dog for a disabled girl. Sadly, on May 19th, 2010, in a dystopian turn of events, Belfast officials seized Lennox deeming this gentle lab mix ‘dangerous’ for no reason other than the fact that she is ‘pit-bull sized’. Lennox has been held for over 13 months in wretched conditions. Her family is actively petitioning for her release. Read on to see how you can help Lennox.
|Foods Your Dogs Can (and Will Want) to Eat
Chocolate, grapes, salt & avocados: all foods that shouldn’t be shared with your little pup under the table no matter how much he begs. We’ve always been wary about the human foods our dogs can’t eat but what about the ones they can eat? Here are 10 healthy foods that are good for both you and your dog; some of them may surprise you.
|A Puppy is Attacked by a Hawk, Dropped 30 Feet and Survives to Tell the Tail!
Seven year-old Tyler found an injured, eight week-old puppy in his backyard. After being attacked by a hawk and withstanding an estimated 30 foot fall, this spirited puppy was in bad shape but alive. After being treated for dehydration and minor bruising, the puppy is on the mend and is expected to make a full recovery. It’s a puppy miracle!
|Celebrities vs. Pets
We’ve featured articles of celebrities with their dogs, but this article takes it one step further by pitting celebrities against dogs in an unforgettable “Who Wore it Best” showdown. If the phrase “Kanye vs. a pug” seems at all strange to you, click through and have your funny bone tickled to no end.
…And that’s the way the dog biscuit crumbles.
Sources: Huffington Post, The New York Times, People Pets, Ohnotheydidnt, Modern Dog Magazine