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posted by markus on 19 Dec 2018

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Nothing cheers people up quite like seeing a dog on the pitch – but there’s double the joy when the animal turns out to be pretty good at football. That’s what happened in a match between Juventud Unida de Gualeguaychu and Defensores de Belgrano de Villa Ramallo in a match in Argentina. (Video)

https://www.irishnews.com/magazine/daily/2018/12/05/news/dog-makes-incredible-save-in-argentinian-league-game-1501894/ Folllow @onlydognews on twitter to get updates.

posted by markus on 18 Dec 2018

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Scotland’s dogs of war are set to be commemorated with a 22-tonne granite memorial - after a year of fundraising for it brought in more than £40,000. The Airedale Terrier Club of Scotland is awaiting delivery of the sculpture, which will feature life-size dogs and their handlers.

https://www.scotsman.com/news/scotland-s-dogs-of-war-to-be-commemorated-with-granite-memorial-after-successful-fundraising-1-4840488 Folllow @onlydognews on twitter to get updates.

posted by markus on 17 Dec 2018

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In a movie full of terrific performances, a 15-pound West Highland white terrier still stands out

https://www.theringer.com/movies/2018/11/19/18101705/widows-dog-olivia-game-night Folllow @onlydognews on twitter to get updates.

posted by markus on 16 Dec 2018

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“Researchers at the DogStudies lab at the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History have shown that dogs possess some “metacognitive” abilities—specifically, they are aware of when they do not have enough information to solve a problem and will actively seek more information, similarly to primates.”

https://phys.org/news/2018-11-dogs-dont.html Folllow @onlydognews on twitter to get updates.

posted by markus on 15 Dec 2018

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“Dementia assistance dogs can alter the way that care is provided to dementia patients as it becomes a growing issue in the UK, along with the pressures put on care homes.”

https://www.openaccessgovernment.org/dementia-assistance-dogs-helping-with-the-future-of-dementia-care/54765/ Folllow @onlydognews on twitter to get updates.

posted by markus on 14 Dec 2018

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“Animal lovers are giving an Ikea store in Catania, Italy, a big group hug after photos appeared on social media that apparently show stray dogs sleeping among the furniture displays.”

https://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/ikea-store-italy-opens-doors-stray-dogs_us_5bf1ec73e4b07573881f9293 Folllow @onlydognews on twitter to get updates.

posted by markus on 13 Dec 2018

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An organization in Southern New Hampshire has helped more than 50,000 dogs that have lost the use of their legs. HandicappedPets.com offers products called Walkin’ Pets, wheelchairs designed for handicapped and disabled pets of all sizes.

https://www.wcax.com/content/news/Calendar-dogs-play-on-500777691.html Folllow @onlydognews on twitter to get updates.

posted by markus on 12 Dec 2018

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“A couple of generations ago, a dog who was not purebred would likely be described as a cur or a mongrel—terms that have a strong derogatory connotation. The word “mutt” means essentially the same thing, but has gone from being a bit negative to becoming simply descriptive or even affectionate. What should we call them anyway?”

https://thebark.com/content/describing-dogs-diverse-heritage Folllow @onlydognews on twitter to get updates.

posted by markus on 11 Dec 2018

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When dogs come to an animal shelter hurt or suffering from an illness, chances are good they won’t leave alive. (…) But on Saturday more than 100 dogs that formerly had been in that situation were getting another chance. An event at the Veterans Education Career Transition Resource Center in Warner Robins sought to find homes for the dogs that once had little hope.

https://www.macon.com/news/local/article221657750.html Folllow @onlydognews on twitter to get updates.

posted by markus on 10 Dec 2018

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A dog left behind as the Camp fire swept through Butte County last month was found “protecting what was left of his former home” when his owners were finally allowed back onto their burned property earlier this week.

https://www.pressdemocrat.com/news/9045009-181/dog-waited-weeks-for-owners Folllow @onlydognews on twitter to get updates.