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The owner of pit bull-mix "Pekita" said she the lives of everyone in a burning Oakland apartment building because of her barking. (CBS SF)

Hero Dog Wakes Up Residents In Burning Oakland Apartment Building

Residents who woke up to their Oakland apartment building in flames early Wednesday morning credit the barking of a neighbor’s dog for their safe escape.

06/25/2014

dog in car

Animal Update: Avoiding And Treating Heat Stroke For Pets

Summer is here and sometimes it can be a troublesome time for pets (dogs especially) who can easily suffer heat stroke if you don’t take some basic precautions.

06/23/2014

"Peanut" from Greenville, North Carolina is the winner of the 2014 World's Ugliest Dog Contest at the Sonoma-Marin Fair in Petaluma. (Joe Vazquez/CBS)

New ‘World’s Ugliest Dog’ Crowned At Sonoma-Marin Fair

“Peanut,” a shelter rescue dog of unknown heritage, was named the new World’s Ugliest Dog at the Sonoma-Marin Fair Friday evening.

06/20/2014

(CBS)

Oakland Attorney Found Guilty Of Animal Cruelty For Mistreating More Than 100 Cats

An Oakland attorney was convicted Thursday of felony animal cruelty for failing to properly care for the more than 100 cats who lived in her home in West Oakland, many of whom died or had to be euthanized.

06/19/2014

(Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

Skunk Killed By Dog Tests Positive For Rabies, First Case In Monterey County

Police are warning Marina residents of a dead skunk found in a city neighborhood that tested positive for rabies last week.

06/19/2014

A dog looks from the rear window while the driver fills the car with gas. (Adrian Dennis/AFP/Getty Images)

PETA Makes Push For Signs Warning Pet Owners Of Danger Inside Hot Cars After SF Mall Incident

A professional dog walker was cited last week for keeping eight dogs in a hot van in San Francisco, prompting an animal rights group to request signs warning dog owners and walkers about the harm of leaving pets inside cars.

06/18/2014

(photo courtesy: City of Alameda)

Animal Update: Coping With The Loss Of Your Pet

Coping with the loss of a pet is rough, but Dr. Jennifer Scarlett from the San Francisco SPCA addresses the issue in this week’s Animal Update.

06/16/2014

(credit: Thinkstock)

6 Mountain View Parks Will Allow Dogs To Run Off-Leash In Pilot Program

Mountain View plans to begin a one-year pilot program, permitting dog owners to unleash their pets at six local parks starting June 23, a city spokeswoman said.

06/15/2014

2 of 14 dogs rescued from inside a car in Monterey (CBS)

Animal Update: Taking Dogs On Summer Road Trips

Tips from the SF SPCA’s Dr. Jennifer Scarlett on how to make the most of a road trip with your dog.

06/09/2014

Shelter Dog

National Pet Adoption Promotion Helps Clear Out South Bay Shelter

203 animals were adopted over the course of a single weekend at a South Bay animal shelter as part of a national free pet adoption promotion.

06/06/2014

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