Blog Entries ( Dog )

Therapy dog’s value rises with every snuggle

September 24th, 2013
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Leaning down to pet the yellow Labrador retriever sitting in front of her, Siobhan Heiden's eyes glistened with tears. In March, Heiden was walking when she was struck by a car. Later, she was in a coma. Her memory is still a bit jumbled. She'll remember a morning and an afternoon, but not know if the day was the same. But this dog, she remembered. His soft ...

Dog saves owner from fire

May 5th, 2013
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A dog is being praised for saving the life of his owner in Northumberland County. The pet alerted the man to a fire early Wednesday morning. Oz saved his owner from the fire. The 12-year-old dog lives with his owner Randy Merlo in the village of Atlas near Mt Carmel. Oz and randy were inside when fire broke out at their double block home when. It started in the ...

Lessons from Herman: a dog’s life

March 6th, 2013
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My first baby, Herman Chetry Knowles, Boston Terrier... born Feb 12, 2002 -- went to heaven recently. For those who met Herman even once... he had your heart. He was a clown. He had a joy de vivre that made him seem almost human. Yesterday morning I took him to the vet after he was panting and seemed unable to catch his breath. Not long after, he ...

Adopt Me! Dog Yancey Is Grateful for His Second Chance

September 2nd, 2012
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Home. Some pets never have one to call their own. We'd like to help change that by introducing you to an extraordinary adoptable pet every week. Today, we'd like you to meet Yancey, a friendly beagle mix who escaped euthanasia by just a few hours. Something about his picture tugged at Cindy Peterson's heart. The adorable young beagle was to be euthanized ...

Animal smarts: What do dolphins and dogs know?

June 25th, 2012

It's not just man's closer primate relatives that exhibit brain power. Dolphins, dogs and elephants are teaching us a few lessons, too. Dolphin brains involve completely different wiring from primates, especially in the neocortex, which is central to higher functions such as reasoning and conscious thought. Dolphins are so distantly related to humans that it's been 95 million years since we ...