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Nine puppies discarded near a dumpster in San Rafael were saved by a good samaritan. (Marin Humane Society)

9 Puppies Abandoned By Dumpster In San Rafael Saved By Good Samaritan

Nine puppies were saved by a good samaritan who spotted the pups beside a dumpster in Marin County Tuesday night.

03/04/2015

A pit bull attacked its owner in Pinole, leaving the woman seriously injured. (CBS)

Pit Bull Stabbed, Beaten With Bat As It Attacked Woman In Pinole Home; Dog Later Euthanized

Blinky, a 9-year-old pit bull mix that attacked and severely injured a woman at her home in Pinole on Sunday morning, has been euthanized, according to Contra Costa County Animal Services.

03/02/2015

A pit bull dog. (CBS)

Pit Bull Turns On Owner, Leaves Pinole Woman Seriously Injured

A woman was attacked by her own pit bull in Pinole Sunday, leaving her with serious injuries.

03/01/2015

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Ban On Selling Pets At The Pet Store Curbs Support For Puppy Mills

The recent movement to ban the sale of some animals, especially puppies at pet stores, is gaining momentum in cities in California, Florida and New Jersey, but it’s still allowed in San Francisco.

02/23/2015

Pixie 2, a Pomeranian up for adoption at Muttville. (Muttville)

Pet Ownership Too Much Responsibility? Bay Area Organization Lets Volunteers ‘Borrow’ One

At one time or another, a lot of us have pined for a dog without being able to accept full-time responsibility for one, so a Bay Area organization is helping that dream come true by letting users ‘borrow’ pets.

02/18/2015

Five dogs were killed in a residential fire in North Richmond. (Bay City News)

Five Dogs Killed In North Richmond Residential Fire

Five dogs died in a residential structure fire on Monday evening in North Richmond, an unincorporated community in Contra Costa County, according to firefighters.

02/17/2015

A pit bull named Piglet was reunited with her owner, Jose Rojas, on February 12, 2015. CHP officers found Piglet on Interstate 880 a day earlier. (CBS)

‘Very Sweet’ Pit Bull Found By CHP On Interstate 880 In Oakland Reunited With Owner

A pit bull found wandering far from home on Interstate 880 by California Highway Patrol officers earlier this week was reunited with her owner on Thursday.

02/12/2015

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Robotic Dog From Google Subsidiary Stands Up To Kicks From Humans, Rough Terrain

A Google-owned subsidiary that makes animal-inspired robots revealed their latest creation, a small robotic dog that can stand up to all kinds of challenges.

02/09/2015

Frank the Police Dog

Residents Raise More Than $11,000 For Sebastopol Police Dog’s Chemotherapy

A Sebastopol police dog named Frank is attracting a lot of attention and money this week after the seven-year-old German shepherd was diagnosed with a deadly form of lymphoma and needs chemotherapy.

01/27/2015

Escapes are rare on the tarmac, but they happen. This airline employee  had to chase down an escaped pet  at La Guardia Airport. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Dog Chased On SFO Tarmac After Escaping Kennel, Found Safe—Headed To Austin

A dog that managed to get out of its kennel at San Francisco International Airport led airport crews on a chase around some of the runways for a few minutes Friday morning.

01/23/2015

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