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Poisoned spy's pets are dead, UK confirms

London - A cat and two guinea pigs owned by the former double agent poisoned in the UK are dead, the British government confirmed late Thursday after questions were raised by Russia.

Dog dies in United Airlines overhead bin

Washington - A dog has died during a United Airlines flight after a flight attendant insisted it be placed in an overhead bin.The black French bulldog was in a pet carrier during the flight Monday from Houston to New York.

Oui oui: France's presidential pooch leaves palace puddle

Paris - President Emmanuel Macron's dog Nemo has been filmed casually peeing on an ornate fireplace at the Elysee Palace as the French leader met with members of his government.

France gets First Dog: Macron adopts labrador mix Nemo

Paris - In keeping with time-honoured French presidential tradition, Emmanuel Macron has given the country a First Dog.

Study throws dog domestication theories to the wolves

Paris - From the tiny chihuahua to the massive Saint Bernard, domestic dogs today trace their roots to a single group of wolves that crossed the path of humans as long as 40,000 years ago, researchers said Tuesday.

Pet-parent Stefanie Michaels talks pet-friendly travel tips Special

New York - World renowned travel expert and pet-parent Stefanie Michaels chatted with Digital Journal. She gave pet-friendly travel tips for the summer season.

Polling station pooches lift spirits in UK election

London - Alsatians, poodles, pinschers and pugs lined up at Britain's polling stations on Thursday as thousands of voters brought their canine companions to take part in the general election.

Talk of China dog meat festival ban all bark, no bite: restaurants

Bejing - Animal rights groups say dog meat has been banned at a controversial festival in China, but local restaurants claim they haven't heard anything about the purported prohibition.

Talk of China dog meat festival ban all bark, no bite: restaurants

Bejing - Animal rights groups say dog meat has been banned at a controversial festival in China, but local restaurants claim they haven't heard anything about the purported prohibition.

Talk of China dog meat festival ban all bark, no bite: restaurants

Bejing - Animal rights groups say dog meat has been banned at a controversial festival in China, but local restaurants claim they haven't heard anything about the purported prohibition.

Keeping pets lowers allergy risk

Toronto - Does keeping cats and dogs help to protect children from developing allergies and does it also help to reduce obesity levels? These are the indicators from a new U.S. survey on families that keep pets. The reason comes down to the human microbiome.

Rumor has it: German Shepherd crowned at Westminster

New York - After endless primping, cheers and more than a little drool, the Westminster Dog Show culminated with a triumph for a German Shepherd named Rumor.

Dog forced into rushing water while making A Dog's Purpose

Filmmakers for the Hollywood film 'A Dog's Purpose' have been criticized after footage shows them forcing a dog into water against its will.

Exotic to mainstream: Australians wild about unusual pets

Sydney - The proud owner of dingo 'Kimba', James Bornstein, is part of the new wave of Australian exotic pet lovers whose unconventional companions are growing in popularity.

Pets help people through mental illness

Manchester - People who keep pets are often healthier than those who do not, according to a new study. The study focuses on people who suffer with a major mental illness.

The Internet is in love with commercial of dog on trampoline

After an intense U.S. presidential election, a commercial has been cheering up people around the world. The ad is of a dog jumping around on a trampoline.

Jailhouse dogs check in at Portugal prison

Lisbon - Gloria is a regular at Portugal's most infamous prison, but it isn't crime that keeps her coming back. The golden Barbado da Terceira is just one of the canine guests at a most unusual dog kennel run by inmates.

Fido forever? South Korea's dog cloning clinic

Seoul - At $100,000 a head, the puppies frolicking around the fenced lawn in western Seoul don't come cheap -- but at least their owners know exactly what they are getting.

Exotic pet trade sends Florida bird rescues soaring

Miami - In this small animal hospital perched on Miami's sun-splashed harbor, some of the most exotic creatures fly in and out of Carla Zepeda's life.

Foreign protesters' bark unleashes Chinese dog eaters' bite

Yulin - International groups and celebrities, backed by millions of foreign petitioners, have rallied against an annual dog meat festival in the Chinese city of Yulin: but the protests may have backfired, residents say, spurring more people to eat man's best f...

Activists intensify drive vs China dog meat festival

Beijing - This year’s dog meat festival in China is still two months away but local and international animal rights activists are already heightening their campaign against the event.

Armed man plotted to kidnap Obama family dog: Reports

Washington - A heavily armed man claiming to be Jesus allegedly plotted to kidnap one of the Obama family's dogs and has been arrested, US media and officials said.

Couple have their recently deceased dog cloned

British couple Laura Jacques and Richard Remde 43, mourning the loss of their pet boxer dog Dylan, have successfully had the dog cloned two weeks after the pet's passing.

Men and women deposit different types of bacteria

The types of bacteria found in the home vary according to whether more men or women live in the house, as well as whether household pets are present.

First litter of in vitro puppies born in U.S.

Washington - The first litter of puppies conceived through in vitro fertilization has been born, in a scientific breakthrough decades in the making, US researchers announced.

Puppy love: Russia's gift to France replaces slain police dog

Moscow - Russia symbolically handed over a puppy to France on Monday to replace a police dog called Diesel who was killed during a raid linked to the November 13 Paris attacks.

France accepts Russian replacement for police dog killed in Paris attack

Paris - France on Friday warmly accepted the offer of a puppy from Russia as a replacement for a police dog named Diesel which was killed during operations after the November 13 terror attacks in Paris.

Russia gives France puppy to replace killed police dog

Moscow - Russia has offered to send an Alsatian puppy to France in a gesture of solidarity after a police dog was killed during a raid on jihadists linked to the Paris attacks.

French police dog killed by jihadists during Paris raid

Paris - A French police dog named Diesel was killed Wednesday during a huge security services' operation against jihadists holed up in an apartment to the north of Paris, police said."Diesel, a seven-year-old Belgian Shepherd, a female assault dog ...

Florida police officer shoots dog in front of owner

A family in Florida City, Fla., is demanding an apology after a police officer shot and killed their dog. The incident occurred on Tuesday morning.
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Finding Rover is a new smartphone app that helps dog owners find their lost pets by using facial recognition technology.
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This pup was not too sure about having the headless horseman ride on his back.
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Heaven for dogs: Big ole' bones.
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A German Shepherd attempting to get out of a kennel.
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Chloe, my friend's innocent and playful young dog as opposed to Fido.
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Dog and cat friends in Fuengirola, Spain - Murray enjoying the benefits of a cooling fan.
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A cat in a pet store
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Tibetan mastiff
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Exploring and "making their mark" is another favorite past time for many of the dogs.
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Dog waste management improves most environments.
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A Detroit dog who tried to stay warm on this single digit degree day
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Dog in Car with Window Rolled Up
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One of the teams which took part in obedience competition.
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Dogs need love too
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Golden Labrador puppy given lots of love from the audience during the fashion show.
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Honey catches 2-foot salmon
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Ricochet is a surfing dog based in San Diego, California. Ricochet surfs for fun and to raise money for charity.
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Dog and cat friends in Fuengirola, Spain - FC (Fat Cat).
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my late doggy friend, "Fluffy"