Dogs jump in stranger’s car — and won’t budge, Florida cops say. ‘Holding my car hostage’

Dogs jumped into a stranger’s car — and unexpectedly took over the front seats, Florida photos show. Facebook user Keke Keke said she was dropping her child off at day care and left her driver’s side doors open. That’s when the three German shepherds slipped inside. A picture posted Feb. 20 shows two of the … Read more

Dogs in glittery costumes parade in Rio de Janeiro as pet lovers kick off Carnival

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil — As Rio de Janeiro’s Carnival celebrations kicked off on Saturday, dozens of dogs dressed as mermaids, superheroes, butterflies and clowns paraded alongside their owners in one of the city’s most beloved canine street parties. The Blocão — a play on words that joins “bloco,” which refers to Carnival street parties … Read more

Newspaper heiress Patty Hearst was kidnapped 50 years ago. Now she’s famous for her dogs

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Newspaper heiress Patricia “Patty” Hearst was kidnapped at gunpoint 50 years ago Sunday by the Symbionese Liberation Army, a little-known armed revolutionary group. The 19-year-old college student’s infamous abduction in Berkeley, California, led to Hearst joining forces with her captors for a 1974 bank robbery that earned her a prison sentence. … Read more

Dogs wag their tails. Humans might be the reason, researchers say.

Comment on this storyCommentAdd to your saved storiesSave Taylor Hersh was watching a YouTube video of wolves a few years ago when the animal researcher noticed something curious. The wolves hardly wagged their tails. It was a stark difference to the frequent wagging she saw in most pet dogs, which made her curious about what … Read more

6-legged spaniel undergoes surgery to remove extra limbs and adjusts to life on 4 paws

LONDON — A spaniel born with six legs that was found abandoned in a supermarket parking lot is now like other dogs after having her extra limbs surgically removed. Ariel, who was named for “The Little Mermaid” character because the additional appendage with two paws on the end looked like a flipper, ran through the … Read more

Small Dogs Vs Big Dogs: Which Are More Unhealthy?

A new study published today is diving deep into how a dog’s size can affect their health. The study found evidence that larger dogs tend to have a higher risk of many health problems and generally shorter lifespans, while also showing that smaller dog breeds can have their own unique health risks as well. Spiders … Read more

A Scandal Is Tearing the World of Record-Breaking Dogs Apart

But when Kimball asked Guinness about re-verifying Spike, these vet estimates were no longer sufficient evidence. One way to estimate the age of an animal is by their teeth, something that Spike lacks, although Kimball says she still has a few loose teeth left over from Spike’s run-in with the pit bull in 2015. Without … Read more

Protect your dog’s AirTag with a new collar that holds a waterproof case

Sabrina Ortiz/ZDNET If you and your dog are always exploring the great outdoors, then this pair of products could fit your active lifestyle.  Catalyst launched at CES 2024 a new product category with the Dog Collar for AirTag ($25), which is designed for the waterproof Clip-It AirTag Protection Case ($35) to easily clip onto. The collar comes with a … Read more

Rome’s Fiuto introduces fine dining for dogs

December 31, 2023 at 4:00 a.m. EST A Labrador and two Pomeranians sit under their respective owner’s chairs at Fiuto, a newly opened dog-friendly restaurant in Rome. (Federica Valabrega for The Washington Post)Comment on this storyCommentAdd to your saved storiesSave ROME — On a recent, rainy autumn night, my canine companion Sherlock and I found … Read more

Florida Couple Has Meltdown at Airport When Delayed Flight Prevents Them From Going Home to Their Dogs

A Florida couple got upset at the airport when their flight was delayed, preventing them from returning home to their two dogs. A clip of the incident, first posted to TikTok, shows Dustin Miller and his husband Anthony Thorne having a meltdown at the Charlotte Douglas Airport in North Carolina. They had just learned that … Read more