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LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs in Surfside, Florida

As workers continue to pull human remains from the pile of rubble in the Surfside, Florida, condo collapse, the Lutheran Church has sent in their comfort dog team to give families and workers a big hug.

From the Twitter feed of We Rate Dogs:
LCC Comfort

A little more about Lutheran Church Charities’ K-9 Comfort Dog Ministry: Continue reading LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs in Surfside, Florida

Miami-Dade Search and Rescue Dogs Help in Surfside Condo Collapse

A team from Miami-Dade’s Urban Search and Rescue Task Force runs to board a U.S. Marine helicopter in response to a devastating earthquake in Turkey in 1999. Photo from Miami Herald Archives
A team from Miami-Dade’s Urban Search and Rescue Task Force runs to board a U.S. Marine helicopter in response to a devastating earthquake in Turkey in 1999. Photo from Miami Herald Archives

By now, you’ve no doubt seen video of the building collapse in Surfside, Florida. What you may not know is how experienced the Miami-Dade Search and Rescue teams are. This isn’t their first rodeo, so to speak.

As part of Miami-Dade’s Fire and Rescue, the nine FEMA-certified canine teams have responded to disasters such as earthquakes, hurricanes, bombings, and aircraft crashes all over the world. Continue reading Miami-Dade Search and Rescue Dogs Help in Surfside Condo Collapse

Prayers for K-9 Lemon

Photo courtesy Pasco PD
Photo courtesy Pasco PD
From the Facebook page of the Pasco (Florida) PD: GET WELL SOON, K9 LEMON! We had a medical emergency [last week] involving #K9Lemon. He suffered a stomach-flip, which can strangulate intestines and result in death if not operated on immediately. Fortunately, Officer Josh Madsen (K9 Lemon’s driver) recognized the problem and got him to the vet for emergency surgery. Continue reading Prayers for K-9 Lemon

Adoptable Greyhounds

ShugFrom the Facebook page of Ladye Jane Vickers. Thanks, Ms. Vickers, for including the resource list!

Florida voted to ban greyhound racing, so in about a year there will be around 8,000 greys coming off the tracks and 7,000 racers-in-training that all need to find new homes. Ugh.

If you’re thinking about getting a dog, please consider adopting one of these sweet & goofy creatures. The adoption agencies aren’t going to be able to handle the massive influx, so now is the time to get one 💔 Continue reading Adoptable Greyhounds

AKC Royal Canin National Championship Dog Show Round-Up

Striker

The results are in from the weekend’s big show in Orlando!  I love this event because they put such an emphasis on Junior Handlers and because they combine so many sporting events with the conformation show. So now, without further ado, the winners!

GCHP CH Silverhall Strike Force, an ASCOB Cocker Spaniel known as “Striker” triumphed over nearly 5,000 dogs to earn a $50,000 cash prize, a paw print pendant arrayed in sparking round diamonds from KAY® Jewelers’ “LOVE is a four legged word collection” and the title of Best in Show at the AKC National Championship presented by Royal Canin. “Striker,” owned by Regina Beinhauer & Carolee Douglas of Venetia, Pennsylvania and bred by Wilson S. Pike and Bonnie S. Pike was crowned “National Champion” by Best in Show judge Mr. Roger R. Hartinger after a weekend of intense canine competition. Continue reading AKC Royal Canin National Championship Dog Show Round-Up

WEIMARANER “GALI” WINS INAUGURAL AKC ROYAL CANIN NATIONAL ALL-BREED PUPPY AND JUNIOR STAKES

GaliFrom the AKC Royal Canin National Dog Show in Orlando this weekend:
GCH CH Unity’s Maid an Entrance CGC, a Weimaraner known as “Gali” triumphed over more than 1,200 puppies and junior dogs to earn the title of AKC Royal Canin National All-Breed Junior of the Year, held today in Orlando, Fla. “Gali,” owned by Michelle Hunter and Gregory McLogan and Amy L. Tourond of Springfield, Missouri and bred by Gregory McLogan, Vicki Ruiz and Amy L. Tourand was crowned “Junior of the Year” by an esteemed panel of judges, consisting of Mrs. Paula Hartinger, Mr. Roger R. Hartinger and Dr. Steve Keating, after intense canine competition. Continue reading WEIMARANER “GALI” WINS INAUGURAL AKC ROYAL CANIN NATIONAL ALL-BREED PUPPY AND JUNIOR STAKES