Category Archives: Dog News

AKC PupPals Program Looking to Expand

PupPals

The American Kennel Club originally launched AKC PupPals for kids in need of uplifting with a message from a canine friend. In light of the crisis California is facing right now, they thought it was fitting to expand the program to cater to anyone in need of some cheer – medical professionals (HEROES), nursing home and hospital patients, and anyone else impacted by the California wildfires. They hope that this can help them smile a bit.

Anyone can nominate a person to receive a letter or video from a canine companion.

They have received over 500 requests fulfilled and are happy to do more.

Learn more about this program.

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Good day, and good dog!

Hero Dog Ralph

Photo from AL.com
Ralph. Photo from AL.com

From our friends at AL.com: Ralph, a four-year old Great Dane, is being credited with saving his family’s lives after a fire broke out in their Birmingham home in the middle of the night.

From his kennel, Ralph let out what his dad describes as a different kind of bark, which prompted dad to look out the window. The family’s BBQ grill had caught fire, and the fire was spreading to the house!

The parents were able to get their two children safely out of the house and rescue Ralph from his kennel. One of their pot-bellied pigs was rescued, but one perished in the fire.

Our condolences to the family on the loss of their belongings and their pig, and our kudos to Ralph for looking out for his family.

Until next time,
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Would You Buy A Car From This Guy?

When a stray dog kept showing up at Prime Hyundai in Brazil, they decided he must need a job! Meet Prime Hyundai’s newest employee: Tucson Prime. And when you have an important job, of course you need an Instagram account to show off your mad skills. Follow Tucson Prime here.

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My Hero, My Friend

Photo by the artist, Susan Norris.  Found at ArmyTimes.com
Photo by the artist, Susan Norris. Found at ArmyTimes.com

If you’re in the Dallas area, you might stop by Veterans Memorial Park in Trophy Club, TX, to see the new sculpture from Susan Norris, called “My Hero, My Friend.”

The brass sculpture was recently featured in the Army Times, and depicts a K9 wearing a Purple Heart, mourning his fallen handler.

Truly a moving piece!

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Requiem for K9 Inca

Photo:. CantonRep/Scott Heckel
Photo:. CantonRep/Scott Heckel

Massillon police officer Miguel Riccio reacts while carrying the ashes of his K-9 Inca during a remembrance for the police dog at Duncan Plaza in Massillon on Wednesday, June 3, 2020.

Massillon, the next town over from me, recently held a memorial following the death of K9 Inca.

More photos here.

Rest in peace, Inca.

Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!