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Week in Review: 2 Recalls, Dog Meat at Olympics, Road to Westminster, Incredible Adoption & More!

Catch up on all the dog news, stories, training, and lifestyle tips, tricks and advice you might have missed in this dog news week in review!

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From inspiring stories, breaking news, advice for dog moms and dads, and tips for training your furriest family members, a lot happens in a week! Here are the top dog stories from this past week, all in one easy-to-read article!


This week saw TWO pet food/treat recalls. They are:

RECALL ALERT: Raws for Paws Ground Turkey for Pets Recalled Due to Salmonella

RECALL ALERT: Smokehouse Pet Products “Beefy Munchies” Dog Treats Recalled

Dog That Vanished 10 Years Ago is Finally Returning Home


A decade ago, 2-year old Black Lab, Abby, was playing in her Pennsylvania backyard when she wandered off. As the days turned to weeks, months, and even years, Abby’s family eventually accepted that she was gone forever.…Continue reading

Dogs are Good for Depression. Rescue Dogs are GREAT.


Christopher Dale & his rescue dog/rescuer, Vector.

When I was 27, I climbed to the roof of a six-story building with every intention of jumping. I’m still not sure why – why I was up there, and why I didn’t jump.…Continue reading

Missing Dog Thrown to Death from Prius, Reward Offered


When a California woman’s dog went missing from her home, she searched for hours, frantically, to find him. Then, she got the phone call that no pet parent wants to receive. The Bichon/Maltese had been intentionally thrown into traffic and killed.…Continue reading

Pancake-Stealing Dog Sets House on Fire, Takes a Nap

A Massachusetts dog is taking some heat after the hungry, thieving pooch helped himself to some leftover pancakes and set the house on fire in the process – then took a nap as alarms sounded in the background.…Continue reading

Which of America’s Favorite Breeds Have Never Won at Westminster?

With thousands of prized pups from around the nation competing for Best in Show, The Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show has yet to award these favorite breeds with the top prize.…Continue reading

$9,000 Japanese Robot Dog Designed to Sniff Out Smelly Feet

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The Hana-chan robot dog developed by startup Next Technology, smells feet to detect strong odors. | AFP-JIJI

Apparently smelly feet are a major concern in Japan, where shoes are often removed upon entering a home. Luckily, the Hana-chan robot dog can sniff out and alert to any stink before any embarrassment occurs!…Continue reading

Woman Catches Neighbor’s Dog Sneaking Over to Ride Her Pony Late at Night

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Caught in the act! A rural Missouri pony parent came home from a late night McDonald’s run just in time to capture hilarious video of her neighbor’s dog… riding on her pony’s back!…Continue reading

Woman Unknowingly Adopts the Dog She Was Forced to Give Up as a Child

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When a Pennsylvania mom decided to adopt a rescue dog, one pup in particular caught her eye. An 11-year old Pomeranian/Poodle mix that, it would later turn out, was the same dog she’d loved and been forced to give up as a child.…Continue reading

The Rich & Colorful History of the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show

Rumor, the German Shepherd and Best in Show winner, takes center stage at Westminster. Image via The Dogington Post.

The 142nd Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show will continue to add to its legacy as the greatest dog show in the world, persisting as the second longest continuously held sporting event in this country (just one year behind the Kentucky Derby) next week!…Continue reading

South Korean Restaurants Still Serving Dog Meat During Olympics Despite Official Orders to Stop

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Moran Market 2016. Source: In Defense of Animals

Despite official orders from the South Korean government, most restaurants in South Korea’s Pyeongchang County, where the Winter Olympics began Friday, are continuing to sell and serve dog meat to patrons.…Continue reading

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