Dogs

An animal control officer with the Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter holds the body of a puppy and its mother after they were found on the side of a road, February 20, 2015. (Santa Clara County Animal Shelter)

Puppy Killed After Dogs Stuffed Into Sack, Tossed Out Of Moving Vehicle Near Watsonville

Investigators in Santa Cruz County are asking the public’s help to find who stuffed two dogs – a mother and her puppy – into a sandbag and tossed them from a moving vehicle, killing the puppy.

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

Patty Hearst. (Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

Patty Hearst’s Dog Gets Early Win At Westminster Show, Advances To Finals

Famed and infamous heiress Patty Hearst was back in the news Monday after a dog she co-owns won its group at the Westminster Kennel Club show.

02/17/2015

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Know Your Dog Breeds? It’s Not As Easy As You Think—Not Even For Experts

If you were to look at a dog without knowing its history it would be very difficult to identify its breed. According to Dr. Jennifer Scarlett even the experts would guess wrong most of the time.

02/16/2015

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Warning: 3 Dogs Fatally Poisoned After Drinking Water From Lake Chabot In The East Bay

East Bay park and municipal officials have issued an urgent warning for dog owners to keep their pets away from the water at Lake Chabot.

01/31/2015

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High-Tech Harnesses For Dogs Meant To Improve Bond With Humans

Scientists at North Carolina State University developed a new communication device for dogs in the form of a hig-tech harness. Don’t worry; our anchor Jeff Bell wasn’t familiar with them either.

01/26/2015

(CBS SF)

San Francisco Restaurant Throws Bay Area’s First ‘Doggie Brunch’ To Celebrate New California Law

An organic San Francisco restaurant is celebrating the Jan. 1 launch of a new California law that finally allows dogs in restaurant’s outside dining areas by throwing the Bay Area’s very first doggie brunch.

01/19/2015

(Oakland Animal Services)

Looking For A Pet? These 12 ‘Hard Luck Hounds’ Need A New Home

Oakland Animal Services is launching a “Hard Luck Hounds” campaign to try to get people to adopt 12 dogs who have been at the shelter for more than two months.

01/08/2015

(Mountain View PD)

Police K-9 ‘Zeus’ Sniffs Out $240,000 And 50 Pounds Of Meth In Santa Clara

The Mountain View Police Department tweeted Tuesday that its K-9 named Zeus found $240,000 during a recent traffic stop and a large amount of methamphetamine in Santa Clara.

01/07/2015

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