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The Hawaiian island of Kauai encourages tourists to check a dog out of shelters for a day as part of a field trip for dogs program. Having the dogs out and about gives them exercise and increases their chances of getting adopted by a local.

Take a Shelter Dog on a Field Trip During Your Visit to Kauai If you are an animal lover who wants to give back during your vacation to Kauai, I have just the thing for you. Through the Kauai Humane Society’s program, Shelter Dogs on Field Trips, visitors to Kauai can “check out” a dog …

The Hawaiian island of Kauai encourages tourists to check a dog out of shelters for a day as part of a field trip for dogs program. Having the dogs out and about gives them exercise and increases their chances of getting adopted by a local. Read More »

That since domestication, dogs’ eyes have changed. Dogs now have eye muscles that make them more expressive and infant-like. These same muscles are absent in wolves, their closest relative.

Dogs’ eyes evolve to appeal to humans If a dog has eyes that seem to be telling you something or demanding your attention, it could be evolution’s way of manipulating your feelings. Researchers have found that dogs have evolved muscles around their eyes, which allow them to make expressions that particularly appeal to humans. A …

That since domestication, dogs’ eyes have changed. Dogs now have eye muscles that make them more expressive and infant-like. These same muscles are absent in wolves, their closest relative. Read More »

Scientists came together in a unique study that observed exactly 1,893 dogs pooping among 37 different breeds of dog, and found that dogs have “magnetoreception”. Apparently while they are calm, they poop facing north or south. Quite a few other mammals do this too.

Dogs defecate in accordance with earth’s magnetic field, research finds For years, scientists have known that several species spontaneously align their bodies with the earth’s magnetic field when engaging in certain behaviours. Now, a team of 12 scientists from universities in Germany and the Czech Republic have come together in a unique study that observed …

Scientists came together in a unique study that observed exactly 1,893 dogs pooping among 37 different breeds of dog, and found that dogs have “magnetoreception”. Apparently while they are calm, they poop facing north or south. Quite a few other mammals do this too. Read More »

Dalmatians are the official firehouse dog because, in the 1700’s, they would run alongside horse-drawn carriages keeping pace, even at full sprint, and protect the horses from other dogs or animals that could spook them.

A History of Fire Dogs and the Lives They’ve Saved The image of a polka-dotted dalmatian riding shotgun in a fire truck is indelible in American pop culture and lore, but the story of how they got there is lesser-known. In honor of National Fire Pup Day, we’ve delved into the history, evolution, and enduring …

Dalmatians are the official firehouse dog because, in the 1700’s, they would run alongside horse-drawn carriages keeping pace, even at full sprint, and protect the horses from other dogs or animals that could spook them. Read More »

Meet Gabi, a female German shepherd who worked as a guard dog in the Belgrade Zoo. In 1987 she became famous for spotting an escaped jaguar during the night. Gabi fought the jaguar throughout the zoo, preventing its escape. She made a full recovery from her injuries and returned to work.

Gabi (dog) Gabi (Serbian: Габи) was a female German shepherd who worked as a guard dog in the Belgrade Zoo, SR Serbia, SFR Yugoslavia. She became famous when she was attacked by a jaguar that escaped from its cage on 22 June 1987. History In the 1980s an eight-year-old German Shepherd, Gabi, was adopted by …

Meet Gabi, a female German shepherd who worked as a guard dog in the Belgrade Zoo. In 1987 she became famous for spotting an escaped jaguar during the night. Gabi fought the jaguar throughout the zoo, preventing its escape. She made a full recovery from her injuries and returned to work. Read More »

Meet Susan Butcher, a New England girl whose only goal in life was to win the Alaskan Iditarod Trail Sled Dog race which she ultimately won 4 times with record times and became one the greatest mushers of all time

Susan Butcher Susan Howlet Butcher (December 26, 1954 – August 5, 2006) was an American dog musher, noteworthy as the second woman to win the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race in 1986, the second four-time winner in 1990, and the first to win four out of five sequential years. She is commemorated in Alaska by …

Meet Susan Butcher, a New England girl whose only goal in life was to win the Alaskan Iditarod Trail Sled Dog race which she ultimately won 4 times with record times and became one the greatest mushers of all time Read More »

Meet Mike, a cat who guarded the gates of the British Museum. He spent 20 years on the job, gaining notoriety for his disliking of females and dogs, and only allowing certain people to feed him. Even after retiring he occasionally chased off dogs, who reportedly “fled in terror” when he attacked.

Mike (cat) Mike (c.1908 – January 1929) was a cat who guarded the gates of the British Museum whose fame was such that Time magazine devoted two articles to him on his death. E. A. Wallis Budge’s work describing the life of Mike has been viewed as the zenith of such biographical writing. Early life …

Meet Mike, a cat who guarded the gates of the British Museum. He spent 20 years on the job, gaining notoriety for his disliking of females and dogs, and only allowing certain people to feed him. Even after retiring he occasionally chased off dogs, who reportedly “fled in terror” when he attacked. Read More »

George Washington ordered a ceasefire during the Revolutionary War to return a lost dog to its owner, Sir William Howe, a British general. The dog was found wandering the battlefield and was fed and cleaned before being returned to Howe.

Battle of Germantown The Battle of Germantown was a major engagement in the Philadelphia campaign of the American Revolutionary War. It was fought on October 4, 1777, at Germantown, Pennsylvania, between the British Army led by Sir William Howe, and the American Continental Army, with the 2nd Canadian Regiment, under George Washington. After defeating the …

George Washington ordered a ceasefire during the Revolutionary War to return a lost dog to its owner, Sir William Howe, a British general. The dog was found wandering the battlefield and was fed and cleaned before being returned to Howe. Read More »

Check out Trevor, the world’s loneliest duck, who became famous for being the only duck on the Pacific island of Niue. Arrived via storm, lived in a puddle, tragically killed by a dog. RIP Trevor.

Trevor the Duck: Niue mourns ‘world’s loneliest duck’ Trevor, once dubbed the world’s loneliest duck, has died after being attacked by dogs on the remote Pacific island he called home. Trevor was something of a local celebrity in the tiny nation of Niue for being the only bird of his kind living on the island. …

Check out Trevor, the world’s loneliest duck, who became famous for being the only duck on the Pacific island of Niue. Arrived via storm, lived in a puddle, tragically killed by a dog. RIP Trevor. Read More »

In 2017, a dog named Odin refused to leave his flock of goats behind during the California Tubbs Fire as his owners fled to safety. Days later, the owners came back to their property to find Odin survived and managed to keep all the goats alive.

With flames encroaching on their property, a Santa Rosa man and his family had only minutes to evacuate. Roland Tembo Hendel and his family had to flee as their property sits near Mark West Springs Road, an area highly impacted by the Tubbs Fire. The family had to quickly load up as many animals as …

In 2017, a dog named Odin refused to leave his flock of goats behind during the California Tubbs Fire as his owners fled to safety. Days later, the owners came back to their property to find Odin survived and managed to keep all the goats alive. Read More »