Who Says Dogs Can’t Climb Trees?

Most dogs, when they chase a cat up a tree, leave it at that. Some walk away, deeming their mission accomplished. Some might skulk away, feeling, or so we’d guess, outwitted. And some might stand sentry at the base of the tree, waiting hours for the cat to come down. But once in a rare while, … Read more

What Color Is Your Dog’s Personality?

The techniques matchmaking services use to help humans meet their mates are increasingly being used by animal shelters, and for pretty much the same reason  — in hopes of ensuring lasting bonds. The ASPCA’s “Meet Your Match” program has been adopted by at least 200 shelters across the country since it was created in 2000, including at the The … Read more

Ohio Hunter Charged Under New Felony Law With Intentionally Killing Two Dogs

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An Ohio man has been charged with fatally shooting two dogs he said were interfering with his deer hunting. Michael Chedester, a forestry supervisor for American Electric Power in St. Clairsville, has been charged with two felonies under “Goddard’s Law,” which makes intentionally harming a companion animal a felony. It went into effect in Ohio … Read more

Roadside Encounters: Sonny Barger

Sonny Barger

Name: Sonny Barger Breed: Hell’s Angel Age: 72 Encountered: At The Buffalo Chip, a bar and restaurant in Cave Creek, Arizona Backstory: Sonny (at right, that’s me on the left) was a founding member of the Hell’s Angels, helping establish the Oakland, California, chapter of the club in 1957. I ran into him this week after I stopped to buy … Read more

Good Newz, Bad Newz: Michael Vick’s House To Become Rehabilitation Center For Dogs

An animal rescue group says it has been able to raise enough money to make the down payment on Michael Vick’s former home in Virginia, which they plan to turn into a center for rescued dogs. It will be called Good Newz (a play on Vick’s Bad Newz Kennels) Rehab Center for Chained and Penned Dogs. The group Dogs … Read more