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San Francisco’s New Dog Mayor Calls For Mandatory Belly Rubs

A small female Chihuahua named Frida will be named “Mayor of San Francisco” for one day Tuesday in support of the Department of Animal Care and Control, the city’s publicly funded animal shelter.

11/18/2014

Drako, a Belgian Malinois, sniffs along a row of prison cells. (CBS)

California Prison K-9 Sniffs Out Cellphones Smuggled To Convicts

Calfornia prisons are getting help from a four-legged deputy in stopping the constant smuggling of cellphones to convicts.

11/12/2014

San Francisco resident Lucille Williams holds her assistance dog Kaley, an 8-year-old Chihuahua. (CBS)

Stolen, Severely Injured Chihuahua Recovers; Reunited With Owner After Found In SF Tenderloin Dumpster

Animal control officers in San Francisco are looking for help in finding out who stole a Chihuahua, beat her up, and left her in a dumpster in the city’s Tenderloin district.

11/07/2014

Bella, a puppy stolen during a Napa home burglary. (Napa Police Dept.)

Puppy Located After Being Stolen During Napa Home Burglary; 2 Arrested

A stolen puppy was found and two people arrested Thursday after a Napa home burglary earlier Thursday morning, police said.

10/23/2014

A stun gun (Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Judge Rules Dog Walker’s Constitutional Rights Violated When Park Ranger Tasers Him

A federal judge ruled on Thursday against a National Park Service ranger who used a stun gun on a man for being uncooperative about his off-leash dog in an unincorporated San Mateo Park.

10/10/2014

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Animals Often Center Of Nasty Divorce Proceedings When Bay Area Couples Split

In San Francisco, dogs don’t just outnumber kids, they often are the ‘kids,’ and when couples split up, the fur often begins to fly over their pets.

10/09/2014

The fire scene at 2055 Delbarr ct. (SJFD)

Video Captures San Jose Man Rushing Into Condo Inferno To Save Dog

Firefighters responded to the townhouse residences on Delbarr Court around 10 p.m. Friday after fire broke out in the carport area of one of the units.

10/07/2014

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Which Breed Is Best For You? Dog Decision Depends On Where You Live

What breed best thrives where you live? We asked the Humane Society Silicon Valley to help us match the town to the Terrier or the ‘burb to the boxer, the location to the Labradoodle, the county to the Collie… Here’s what they recommend.

10/03/2014

(Photo credit: Einstein For Oakland/Andy Sanders)

Dog Candidate To Officially Start Run At Oakland Mayor’s Office Thursday

The geniuses who came up with the idea of running Einstein the dog for office – a group of Occupy Oakland veterans – say the idea is not just political tail-wagging, but a commentary on how difficult it is to hold any individual accountable for running the city. They plan to host an event Thursday at 10 a.m. on the steps of City Hall to lay out their platform.

10/01/2014

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Service Dog Helps Scared Victims, Witnesses During San Francisco Court Proceedings

The San Francisco court system has a new, specially-trained assistant to help vulnerable witnesses cope with their situation, and can do it on all fours.

09/19/2014

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