Latest Dogs News

Comfort dog at district attorney's office to help victims

Sep. 19, 2021 10:56 AM EDT

MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — The Cobb County district attorney's office is offering warm, furry support to crime victims and staff. District Attorney Flynn Broady announced Friday that Rose, a 3-year-old black Labrador retriever is joining the office. The victim witness unit...

Owners of a dog shot by police in Maryland want answers

Sep. 19, 2021 09:05 AM EDT

LANDOVER HILLS, Md. (AP) — Dayri Amaya was in her bedroom one night in early June when she heard a knock on her door and voices on the other side announcing themselves as the Prince George’s County police. Amaya, 24, panicked. She asked the officers why they were...

Rick Bragg to receive Fitzgerald Museum Literary Prize

Sep. 19, 2021 00:10 AM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Winning awards isn’t a new thing for Rick Bragg, a prolific Alabama author and journalist from Pelham who has even earned a Pulitzer Prize. But this new one’s a little extra special. After all, it’s named in honor of Bragg’s favorite...

Courthouse canine starts new job in Santa Fe

Sep. 18, 2021 11:48 AM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The new judge you may see in the First Judicial District courthouse downtown is about 2 feet tall, weighs less than 70 pounds and has expressive, loving eyes. He also has four legs and a tail, which he lightly wags in a manner that says, “I’m...

Madison establishment keeps dogs, owners in good spirits

Sep. 18, 2021 01:05 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Liam was quite happy and so were his owners. The 5-year-old husky mix bounded about with his newfound friends while his owners, Richard and Ashley Weber, nursed a pair of IPAs. Nearby, Hazel, a lab/shepherd mix fetched a tennis...

Louisiana woman provides a safe haven for stray animals

Sep. 18, 2021 00:05 AM EDT

ELTON, La. (AP) — Allison Cart has rescued more than 50 animals in her lifetime. From household dogs and cats to wild raccoons and possums, there’s no animal that can’t pull on her heartstrings. “It really started when I started driving. Before that, I would ask...

Iowa Greyhound Park to close following shortened 2022 season

Sep. 16, 2021 16:11 PM EDT

DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) — The last remaining dog-racing park in Iowa is closing amid a shortage of available greyhounds and the overall collapse of the racing industry. The Iowa Greyhound Park in Dubuque is hoping for one last season in 2022, The Telegraph Herald reports. ...

Rabid bats found in Portland and Beaverton

Sep. 15, 2021 17:21 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Officials say a rabid bat has been discovered in Northeast Portland. This is the first animal to test positive for rabies in Multnomah County since 2014, according to the county. Another was found in Washington County earlier this month, KGW...

Officials: Florida K-9s shot by carjacking suspect

Sep. 11, 2021 13:52 PM EDT

DELTONA, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a carjacking suspect shot two K-9s early Saturday in central Florida while trying to flee from sheriff's deputies who returned fire and wounded him. The Volusia County Sheriff's Office said the police dogs are alive and receiving...

Weed sniffin’ dogs root out noxious plants along Snake River

Sep. 11, 2021 10:12 AM EDT

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — Finn the Labrador retriever was tuckered out, and her master, Lauren Wendt, knew it. This dog’s dogs were barking, the result of two consecutive days of her pooch pads pounding on the weathered, rounded rocks omnipresent along the Snake River. ...