Minneapolis cop shoots family’s therapy dogs
From available evidence, a Minneapolis police officer wasn’t being threatened by a dog when he answered a burglar alarm at a home in north Minneapolis Saturday afternoon. But Ciroc and Rocko, two Staffordshire terrier therapy dogs, got shot anyway.
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Let’s go over proper etiquette at the concert.
You don’t clap between movements.
You do clap when a dog walks on stage and takes up residence with the concertmaster. Read more →
Goodbye to ‘ToTs’ the hero dog
‘I am never going to let this dog go,’ Christi Smith, of Brooklyn Park, told the Pioneer Press in 2013. ‘I owe him for the rest of his life.’
Alas, the rest of TaterTot’s life was short. The pit bull, who became famous for saving Smith’s son, was euthanized yesterday. Cancer. Read more →
Dogs get the heave-ho on White Bear Lake
Matoska Park’s dog beach, between Sixth and Seventh Streets, has been canine heaven in the summer since 2007, but some residents have complained that there’s more space for dogs to swim than there is for humans, especially since the lake water is rising again. Read more →
It was minus 22 in Duluth, not the best weather for a short-haired dog, but not an impediment for dozens — maybe hundreds — of people who cared enough to help look for Bentley. Read more →
School kids take a stand against dog poop
In addition to an inability to merge and unwillingness to take the last piece of anything, picking up after their dogs is a stain on the image of Minnesotans.
The kids at Emerson Elementary in Minneapolis have had it with you, Minnesotans. Read more →
Family seeks return of repossessed pet greyhound
While unleashed, Lucy the greyhound was lost. After she was found, a rescue organization took the dog because of an adoption agreement which apparently required her to be on a leash at all times. The family is pressing for Lucy’s return. Read more →
Owners increasingly requiring dogs to step up their game
Gone are the days when a person would get a dog, teach Fido to sit and stay, and, in the suburbs at least, send him out alone, no questions asked, the Boston Globe says. Read more →
The healing power of dogs is unleashed in Orlando
‘Comfort Dogs’ have begun arriving at the scene of Sunday’s mass killing. They’re doing what they do best: be dogs. Read more →
A puppy, sewage, and a kid who steals a hug
The world needs more dog stories. So here’s a dog story, world. Read more →
Basset hounds comfort infant in last hours
Greater love hath no basset hound than that which Grumpie and Gracie had for five-month-old Nora Hall, who died on Monday at Children’s Hospital in Minneapolis after suffering a stroke last month. Read more →
In the eyes of the law in Wisconsin, a dog has no emotional value.
An Onalaska couple has lost a bid for a larger award for the injuries to their dog, after arguing that the same law that inflates the market value of photographs and heirlooms should apply to family pets too. Read more →
The gift of a man’s best friend endures. Read more →
1,000 Words: Last salute for a dog
Judge, a K-9 in New Jersey, got a hero’s farewell as he walked into the veterinary clinic last week where he was put down. Read more →
Handler’s block saves dog from football player
To protect a dog, a Texas A&M cadet through the best block of the day in college football. Read more →