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2008 Coronado Bay Surf Dog Competition

July 4th, 2008 · 2 Comments

Last weekend, Imperial Beach in Southern San Diego played host to the 3rd Annual Loews Coronado Bay Resort Surf Dog Competition.  Its really a pretty cool event to watch as thousands of spectators came to watch dogs of all sorts of sizes and breeds hang ten in the beautiful San Diego surf.  The weather was [...]

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Paris Hilton Gets Denied at Pet Store…But Let’s Not Hate

June 30th, 2008 · No Comments

I know this is kind of old news, but I still thought it was pretty funny.  Some of you may have heard that couple weeks back, Paris Hilton walked into a pet store on Melrose Avenue in Los Angeles and wanted to buy a Yorkie puppy.  Apparently, sources said that Paris Hilton wanted the puppy because [...]

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Ex-Attorney Helps Out Mexican Mutts!

June 16th, 2008 · No Comments

Do you ever wonder what successful people do after they retire.  For most people, the thought of retiring means vacations, cruises, fishing or golf.  However, there are others that still have a void that needs to be filled.  This brings us to a story of an attorney named Jim Karger from Texas.  At the age [...]

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Yorkie Killed By Invading Pit Bulls

May 13th, 2008 · No Comments

I just read a story about 2 pitbulls that somehow got into a neighbors backyard and ended up mauling a little tiny Yorkie.  Apparently, the defenseless Yorkie, Scrappy, was in the backyard when 2 pitbulls entered the backyard of Jan Madrid.  Scrappy the Yorkie belonged to Jan’s daughter who watched helplessly as her Yorkie was killed [...]

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5 Ways to Help Stop Puppy Mills

May 1st, 2008 · No Comments

Its been a while since I last posted here, but I’ve been soooo busy. Sorry about the lack of posts, but hopefully this will make it up as my “Good Deed for the Day”.  A couple weeks ago, I wrote about the show Oprah did on the perils of puppy mills. If you didn’t read [...]

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Oprah Takes a Fight Against Puppy Mills

April 15th, 2008 · 1 Comment

Last week on Oprah, there was a special report where super undercover reporter, Lisa Ling, went along with Bill Smith to find out what really goes on in puppy mills.  Bill Smith represents the Main Line Animal Rescue , an organization that recovers and rehabilitates dogs that puppy mills no longer want because they are unable to keep breeding.  [...]

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2 Pound Yorkie Saves Woman During Seizure, But Loses An Eye

April 2nd, 2008 · No Comments

I read this story in the news and immediately thought of my little Yorkie Munchkin.  Since she also weighs almost 2 pounds and has big giant eyes, I thought about this happening to her and started to feel sad.  I’ll summarize the heroic but tragic story below.  WARNING, this is a pretty sad and graphic story, [...]

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Gisele’s Yorkie is Feeling a Little Gloomy

March 18th, 2008 · No Comments

It seems like Gisele Bundchen, the former face of Victoria’s Secret, owns a cute little Yorkie also. She was spotted leaving her posh apartment in New York’s west village about to bring her Yorkie puppy to the vet. Hopefully her little baby is OK! Tom Brady, New England Patriots quarterback, was also seen leaving Gisele’s [...]

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Woman Fined $1000 for Making Her Poodle Pink

March 11th, 2008 · No Comments

So it seems like someone has received a $1000 fine for dying their Poodle€™s hair pink.  I€™ve seen it a couple times on the street, where a pink poodle is walking down the street.  I think I saw that lead singer from Twisted Sister on MTV Cribs with a pink poodle also.  It was strange [...]

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Is Paris Hilton Really That Bad?

March 6th, 2008 · No Comments

So Paris Hilton is in the news again, but this time it doesn’t involve pictures of her getting drunk at Hyde Nightclub, nor does it involve any sort of hidden sex tapes. This time she’s in the news for potentially housing 17 dogs in her Hollywood mansion. Supposedly Paris Hilton appeared on the Ellen Degeneres [...]

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Wish your Dog Could Live Forever? Try Cloning Your Dog for $150,000

February 20th, 2008 · No Comments

Sometimes, Teresa and I talk about wishing that our dogs could live forever. We think how nice it would be if someone could think of some sort of invention or miracle drug that would make our dogs live indefinitely. Well, maybe not indefinitely, but the average life span of most dogs is about 12 -15 [...]

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13th Annual Ugly Dog Contest, March 9th 2008

February 16th, 2008 · No Comments

Every year for the last 12 years, the Del Mar Kiwanis club has been putting on the Ugly Dog Contest.  This year, the event will take place on March 9th, 2008 from 11 AM – 3 PM.  As always, the event will take place at the Del Mar Fairgrounds in San Diego.  Here is the [...]

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Yoga for Dogs?

January 21st, 2008 · No Comments

I mentioned in some previous blogs about dogs going to massage therapy, dog hair dressers, and dog salons. Well, that huge craze is totally last year. A new and growing craze amongst dog owners seems to be Dog Yoga, or Doga. Dog owners in England are starting to take their dogs with them to yoga [...]

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Almost a Yorkie’s Last Christmas

January 10th, 2008 · No Comments

I know dog’s are known to swallow all sort of objects, which is very frightening of course. Take this one story of a Yorkie that ends up swallowing a star decoration that usually goes on top of a Christmas tree!  Supposedly, the 5 month old Yorkie named Charlie was rummaging around his owner’s Christmas decoration [...]

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Man Found Guilty in Yorkie Kicking Case

November 21st, 2007 · No Comments

If you recall a couple years back, Jelani Lewis’ pet Yorkie, Gizmo, was killed after a group of men kicked his dog to death. Apparently, Jelani had let Gizmo out to use the bathroom at night, only to find screaming noises coming from around the corner after shortly letting him out. Jelani ran outside to [...]

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Diamond and Gold MP3 Player For Dogs?

November 15th, 2007 · No Comments

So my last post was about Christmas gifts for dogs. In my last post, I talked about the ultra couture top of the line designer dog carrier for $450. Well if you think that’s over the top, then this gift for your dog tops them all. I came across this Diamond and Gold Encrusted MP3 [...]

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Cracking the Dog Genome: What Breeds Make Up Your Dog?

October 18th, 2007 · No Comments

Back in 2005, research scientists were able to crack the canine genome. Unraveling a dog’s DNA cost the National Human Genome Research Institute a sweet $30 million, but well worth it in their minds. The scientists were in hopes of using the new found DNA sequencing knowledge to help find and identify genetic factors of [...]

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240 Dogs Seized from Filthy Puppy Mill

October 2nd, 2007 · No Comments

Just recently in Upshur County, Texas, a puppy mill was discovered where more tha 240 dogs were rescued. We hear about puppy mills all the time and how we should avoid them, but we never really get to see what they’re like. People from the SPCA of Texas describe this particular puppy mill as the [...]

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Dog Custody Battles

September 24th, 2007 · No Comments

An ever increasing rise in dog custody battles have been coming about in the United States. When couples divorce, there is often a dispute over who gets custody of the dog. In the past, couples have been involved in ‘calling contests’ where the two arguing defendants stand on opposite sides of the court and call [...]

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Stolen Yorkie Returns after 4 Years!

September 18th, 2007 · No Comments

Maria Rocha and her family would never believe their eyes after their then 7 year old Yorkshire Terrier had gone missing for 4 years. After moving to another new house, the Rocha’s received a call from their old neighbor saying that their Yorkie who had been stolen 4 years ago was sitting on their doorstep! [...]

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Online Internet Puppy Scams to Avoid

September 12th, 2007 · No Comments

Internet scammers are now targeting puppy buyers over the internet. Indeed, more and more people are using the internet to purchase things. The internet has definitely made things a lot easier and convenient for many people. However, there are many people out there trying to con you out of your money if you are not [...]

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Update on Leona Helmsley’s dog, Trouble

September 8th, 2007 · No Comments

I wrote about Leona Helmsley’s maltese Trouble inheriting $12 million last week. The money was to go to Leona’s brother, which he was supposed to use to care for the dog. Also, the money was also to be used to creamate the dog when it dies, and placed next to the grave of Leona. Now, [...]

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Leona Helmsley Wills $12 Million to Her Maltese

August 29th, 2007 · No Comments

Leona Helmsley, a billionaire ($4 billion to be exact) hotel heiress died at the age of 87 last week. Known as the “Queen of Mean” and seen as a cold hearted woman by many of her employees, Leona was definitely not everyone’s favorite person. However, her pet maltese, Trouble, may beg to differ. After her [...]

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Small Dog Modeling Contest in Malibu, CA

August 16th, 2007 · No Comments

For everyone who thought their dog could always be an aspiring model, here is your chance. The mail order catalogue, GW Little is going to be holding a fashion show for small dogs (25 pounds and under) on Sunday August 26th, at Calamigos Ranch in Malibu, California. The event will begin at 4 pm. The [...]

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Most Popular Dogs in the United States

August 15th, 2007 · No Comments

The polls are in, and the most popular dog registered by the American Kennel Club (AKC) is the….Labrador! However, this should come to no surprise since its been the most popular dog in the United States since 1991. In fact, the labrador was the most popular dog in almost all 50 states with a few [...]

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