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Dog News Round-up

Today’s news bag contained several dog-related items I thought you might like to know about.

First up, a hero from Des Moines: USA Today reports on Capone, a stray who had moved 18 months before into a home where Angela Fulmer and her nine children live. The Min Pin/Chihuahua/Whippet mix wouldn’t stop barking, which is unusual for him, Fulmer said. Continue reading Dog News Round-up

Puppy Van Crashes in New York

Photo courtesy NBC4/NY
Photo courtesy NBC4/NY
Kudos to the NY State Police, who came to rescue the 103 puppies from a box van that crashed on an upstate NY highway. The driver, who was speeding, lost control of the van which was coming from Missouri to deliver the pups to pet stores. The puppies are being cared for by the SPCA until they can be returned to Missouri.

My question: Where were the puppies coming from? 103 is a lot of puppies – could it be a puppy mill? Is this being investigated?

See the whole pictorial story on NBC4/NY.

Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!

Wednesday’s Wacky World of Dog News

Maricopa County Sheriff's Office  / Ofc. Chris Hegstrom
Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office / Ofc. Chris Hegstrom

I’ve had so much other stuff to tell you about over the past few weeks, I haven’t been able to share much of what’s going on in the dog news world lately. Without further delay, here’s a roundup of all the news that’s fit to print.

West Valley (AZ) Puppy Mill Bust
The Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office recently rescued as many as 130 Pugs and French Bulldogs from a puppy mill operation in Tonopah. They received an anonymous tip about conditions in the home and asked the homeowners to take care of the situation. When nothing was done, deputies returned and took control of the dogs without incident. The owners now face animal neglect charges.

According to ABC15, the dogs are available for adoption. For more information or to adopt one of these dogs call 602-876-1212 or email [email protected]. Continue reading Wednesday’s Wacky World of Dog News

Recovery of a Puppy Mill Dog

This amazing video shows how a dog was rehabilitated after being rescued from a puppy mill. The YouTube caption reads: Trapped in a puppy mill, Coconut the dog had never known love—until she was rescued by the ASPCA. Watch a video of her incredible transformation and recovery, and find out how you can help save more dogs from a life of fear, pain and neglect.

Never underestimate the power of love, patience, and consistency.

I promise – no sad eyes looking out from a cage or spooky sad music.

Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!

Pet Store Puppies

MSNBC reported yesterday that the Humane Society of the United States  has found puppies for sale at Petland stores that were purchased from puppy mills. 


Speaking at a press conference, Michael Markarian, an executive vice president with the Humane Society, described the treatment of dogs at puppy mills.  “They’re treated like a cash crop, where mother dogs live in wire cages, sometimes stacked on top of each other in filthy, dirty, cramped conditions, where they receive little socialization or human interaction or exercise.”


The Humane Society charges that while puppy mills are legal and are regulated by the USDA, Petland should not be telling customers that their puppies are from “good breeders.”  Puppies are routinely sold in pet stores for as much as $3,500 for some purebreds.


According to Chillicothe, Ohio-based retailer,  “Petland stores are independently operated by qualified franchisees. Each is responsible for choosing healthy pets offered to Petland customers. Petland, Inc. provides each Petland store with humane care guidelines to assist in this important task.”




Until next time,

Good day, and good dog!