Best of CES 2023: Pet tech's smart collar, litter robot
While some of the products are already available for purchase in the U.S., others, like Ilume's smart dog bowl, are not yet. The company’s smart dog collar monitors your pet’s activity and sleep, sending the data to your phone. SELF-CLEANING LITTER BOXIf you get tired of cleaning your cat’s litter box every day, Whisker offers a solution. The litter box is Wi-Fi enabled, which lets users keep track of the waste and litter levels through an app. Ilume also has a free app so pet parents can see the exercise and health data collected from the smart collar.wftv.com
Lake County woman faces a fine after trying to give dog to wrong animal shelter
LAKE COUNTY, Fla. — A Lake County woman appeared in court Thursday for trying to turn a stray dog into the wrong animal shelter. Hunter File said she spotted a dog while on her way to the grocery store in Orange County last month. Read: Petco Love donates $50K to support Orange County Animal ServicesWhen File ran into obstacles while trying to surrender the dog in Orange County, she took it to Lake County. Read: Orange County Animal Services reaches capacity, stops accepting surrendered petsAnimal Services would not take the dog from her because she did not find the dog in that county. Expand Autoplay Image 1 of 23 Orange County Animal Services waives adoption fees as overcrowding continues The shelter is currently caring for more than 500 animals.wftv.com
Police rescue dog left in hot car for 45 minutes
SEASIDE HEIGHTS, N.J. — Police on the Jersey Shore are credited with saving the life of a small dog that was left inside of a hot car. >> Read more trending newsOfficers with the Seaside Heights Police Department were called at approximately 5:10 p.m. Tuesday for a report of a dog trapped inside of a car, News 12 New Jersey reported. The caller told police the dog had been left in the car for more than 45 minutes. In a Facebook post, Jersey Shore Fire Response shared photos of the rescue, saying that the dog seemed fine once it was pulled from the car. Police told News 12 New Jersey that the owner did not return for at least an hour after the dog was rescued.wftv.com
Dog rescued after being trapped for a week in a New Jersey drain pipe
Dog rescued after being trapped for a week in a New Jersey drain pipe (Medford Township Police Department)MEDFORD TOWNSHIP, New Jersey — A dog was rescued after being trapped for a week in a New Jersey drain pipe. >> Read more trending newsThe Medford Township Police Department said on Facebook that along with Medford Fire Department and Medford Neighborhood Services, officers helped rescue a coonhound named Dylan, 8, after he was trapped in a drain pipe for about a week. WPVI said the rescue lasted about nine hours and ended at about 1 a.m. on Sunday. Rescue crews told WPVI that if Dylan was trapped for another day, he would not have survived. Dylan’s vet also told WPVI that he had to undergo surgery for his elbow and he is doing well.wftv.com
Dog shot, killed by Orange County deputy after it attacks man and woman
Dog shot, killed by Orange County deputy after it attacks man and womanORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — A deputy in Orlando County shot and killed a dog Sunday after it attacked a man and woman. READ: Police close Central Florida park over ‘aggressive alligator’Deputies said the dog attack happened around 10:30 a.m. in the 1900 block of Duskin Avenue. An Orange County deputy arrived to the area to find a man being attacked by a dog. The deputy was forced to shoot the dog to stop the attack, officials said. READ: Florida woman accused of defrauding 99-year-old out of nearly $600KDeputies said a man and woman in the area both suffered injuries in the dog attack and were taken to a hospital for treatment.wftv.com
Pregnant dog who helped Florida man win $2M lottery prize delivers puppies
Florida man says his pregnant dog helped him win $2M lottery jackpot A Florida man is more than $1.6 million richer – and it’s all thanks to his four-legged friend, he said. (NCD)TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — A Florida lottery winner got some more good news this week. Find out how recent $2 million Scratch-Off winner, Leonard Linton, is doing after his lucky dog, Ivy, delivered six puppies! 👉https://t.co/52ssstaWfj pic.twitter.com/OQkSWGvPRl — Florida Lottery (@floridalottery) June 29, 2022Linton said there are four males and two females in Ivy’s litter. And to commemorate his good fortune earlier this month, Linton named one of the female puppies Milli -- short for million, lottery officials said.wftv.com
Stray dog rescued after getting into gorilla enclosure at San Diego Zoo Safari Park
ESCONDIDO, Calif. — A stray dog was rescued after it got into the gorilla enclosure at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park on Sunday. >> Read more trending newsThe San Diego Humane Society said that zoo staff noticed the dog in the gorilla enclosure at around 4 p.m. and moved the gorillas out. SDHS nicknamed him “Mighty Joe Young.”On Sunday, San Diego Humane Society’s Humane Officers responded to the @sdzsafaripark after a dog had gotten in to the gorilla enclosure. As soon as zoo staff saw the dog, they moved the gorillas out and our Humane Officers were able to safely move in and get the shepherd. pic.twitter.com/d7uVB6yF3o — San Diego Humane Society (@sdhumane) June 13, 2022©2022 Cox Media Groupwftv.com
Dog who saved California woman from mountain lion attack dies
Dog saves owner from mountain lion attack in California "I yelled 'Eva!' (NCD)A dog that saved a California woman’s life after she was attacked by a mountain lion died Wednesday, the animal’s owner said. Wilson told the newspaper that the 55-pound dog began getting seizures over the weekend and was taken to a veterinarian in Redding. You’re my whole world.” Wilson wrote on a GoFundMe page for the dog on Wednesday. Eva distracted the big cat and the mountain lion locked its jaws on the 2-year-old dog’s head, according to the website.wftv.com
Hot dog: 5 ways to keep pets safe in hot weather; what to do during heatstroke
>> Read more trending newsAvoid hot asphaltAvoid walking your dog on hot sidewalks with asphalt. Being close to the ground, your dog’s body can heat up quickly and sensitive paws can burn. Limit exercise on hot daysOn very hot days, pets should be limited to walks in the early morning or evening. It can be difficult to know when an animal is having an emergency -- experts say the best way to know is to take your dog’s temperature. Run cool water over them, but make sure the water is not too cold.wftv.com
Good girl: Dog protects owner from mountain lion attack
Dog saves owner from mountain lion attack in California "I yelled 'Eva!' (NCD)A woman who was walking with her dog has her loyal pet to thank for surviving a mountain lion attack. The 55-pound dog ran, toward and slamed into the mountain lion, Wilson said. The two women beat the mountain lion after it had dragged Eva off the trail. They will also try to trap the mountain lion.wftv.com
Dog found tied to fire hydrant with backpack in Wisconsin finds new home
Dog found tied to fire hydrant with backpack, note (NCD)GREEN BAY, Wis. — Baby Girl has found a new home. The former owner, according to the Humane Society, said she was grateful the dog found a new home, WGBA-TV reported. >> Dog found tied to fire hydrant with backpack, note in WisconsinThe dog was found at a fire hydrant near the corner of East Walnut Street and South Clay Street by a neighbor, WFRV-TV reported. When she did not, the woman took the dog to the dog to the Wisconsin Humane Society’s branch in Green Bay. “She has officially found a new home!” the Humane Society wrote in a Facebook post on Thursday.wftv.com
Dog returns to Oklahoma family two days after being swept away by flood
Dog returns to Oklahoma family two days after being swept away by flood Luna, who is 12 years old and both hearing and visually impaired, somehow managed to find her way back home. (Family photo)HASKELL, Okla. — A family in Oklahoma has been reunited with their dog, days after it disappeared during severe storms. >> Read more trending newsElaine Hendrickson-Parry told KOKI she had been asleep on her father’s couch on May 5 when strong storms moved through Haskell, Oklahoma. When Hendrickson-Parry and her 88-year-old father, Donald Hendrickson, went onto the front porch with Hendrickson-Parry’s dog, Luna, the door locked behind them. Dog returns to Oklahoma family two days after being swept away by flood Luna, who is 12 years old and both hearing and visually impaired, somehow managed to find her way back home.wftv.com
Michigan firefighters save dog stuck on ice floe in Detroit River
Dog rescued: Firefighter Derrek Azzopard prepares to rescue Lucy, a dog that became stranded on an ice floe in the Detroit River. (Wyandotte Police Department)WYANDOTTE, Mich. — Michigan firefighters rescued a dog on Monday who had wandered onto an ice floe and drifted on the Detroit River. >> Read more trending newsLucy, a Labradoodle who was recently adopted, managed to scramble onto the chunk of ice and was freezing, The Detroit Free Press reported. Firefighters waded into the river in insulated wet suits to save Lucy, the Free Press reported. Neighbors who spotted the animal on the ice called 911 to report it, the Free Press reported.wftv.com
Tom Holland's latest adventure 'Uncharted' tops box office
Tom Holland might be without his Spider-Man suit in “Uncharted,” but his latest action-adventure is still doing good business at the North American box office. Sony Pictures estimated its three day grosses will be $44.2 million, putting it at No. “This result is yet another extraordinary testament to the appetite for the theatrical experience that Sony Pictures bet on,” said Josh Greenstein, the president of Sony Pictures Motion Picture Group, in a statement. Its global total has already surpassed $100 million and, unlike “Spider-Man,” “Uncharted” will also get the benefit of a release in China, beginning March 14. The PostTrak survey shows that the opening weekend audience for “Dog” was 53% over age 35.wftv.com
Channing Tatum on ‘Dog,’ ‘Magic Mike,’ Marvel and his hiatus
Channing Tatum Portrait Session Channing Tatum poses for a portrait at the Four Seasons Hotel to promote his film "Dog" in Los Angeles on Feb. 6, 2022. In the last five years, Tatum launched the touring stage show "Magic Mike Live" and penned a children's book inspired by his 8-year-old daughter, Everly. Like the “Magic Mike” films that Carolin wrote, Brigg’s road-trip encounters make for an American odyssey navigating polarized views of patriotism and politics. We reflected on the experience of ‘Magic Mike’ where we didn’t have anyone looking over our shoulder,” says Carolin. With Soderbergh directing and a script by Carolin, “Magic Mike’s Last Dance” is being made for HBO Max.wftv.com
It's never too late to train your dog. These 6 tips can help you get started : Life Kit
If you recently searched the internet for "dog trainers near me," there's a good chance you became immediately overwhelmed by the options, certifications and vocabulary. There is a lot of information out there! So we consulted some experts on where to start. Here's what they say.npr.org
Dog rescued 7 days after landslide
Dog rescued A dog was rescued from its home nearly a week after a landslide. (KIRO7.com)SEATTLE, Wash. — A dog that had been trapped in the rubble of a home destroyed by a landslide has been rescued and is back with its family. >> Read more trending newsJames Fritts and a relative stopped by his property to collect belongings from the wreckage of Fritts’ Seattle home. A landslide on Jan. 7 hit the Fritts’ home after part of a hillside gave way and buried part of the house. https://t.co/jF1jMPqzev pic.twitter.com/U0QvLB2IyN — Deedee Sun (@DeedeeKIRO7) January 8, 2022The Fritz family had another dog that had died in the landslide, KIRO reported.wftv.com
Croatian rescuers praise dog's care for hurt mountain hiker
Croatia Hiker's Dog This photo provided by Croatian Mountain Rescue Service shows a hiker and his dog during a rescue operation at Mount Velebit, in Croatia on Saturday, Jan. 1, 2022. “Friendship and love between man and dog know no boundaries,” the county’s mountain rescue service wrote on Twitter Tuesday. The accident occurred late on Jan. 1 more than 1,700 meters (5,600 feet) up Mount Velebit, that stretches along Croatia’s Adriatic Sea coast. (Croatian Mountain Rescue Service via AP) (Uncredited)ZAGREB, Croatia — (AP) — And it wasn't a Saint Bernard. The accident occurred late on Jan. 1 more than 1,700 meters (5,600 feet) up Mount Velebit, that stretches along Croatia’s Adriatic Sea coast.wftv.com
Firefighters rescue dog from California freeway overpass
Dog rescued from California freeway overpass. Firefighters used a ladder truck to help the small dog down to safety. (El Segundo Fire Dept/Facebook)EL SEGUNDO, Calif. — A small dog that somehow wound up on a highway overpass in California was saved by firefighters in El Segundo Monday. This dog was saved by firefighters after he was found on a California freeway overpass. (El Segundo Fire Department/Facebook)At this point, it’s unknown whether the dog has an owner or how it got on the overpass, KTLA reported.wftv.com
Alabama man accused of shooting dog in neck with crossbow
Dog injured: A dog was injured after an arrow from a crossbow pierced its neck earlier this month. (Walker County Sheriff's Office)An Alabama man is accused of shooting a dog through the neck with a crossbow earlier this month, authorities said. >> Read more trending newsRalph Lynn Woods, of Jasper, was arrested Saturday and charged with a felony count of cruelty to a dog, AL.com reported. According to the Walker County Sheriff’s Office’s Facebook page, Woods was found by deputies hiding under a mattress at an area residence. The dog was rescued by the Walker County Humane Society on Nov. 3, WBMA reported.wftv.com
Wisconsin authorities say they shot a man connected to Chicago homicide. Police dog is also wounded in shootout at Kenosha County gas station.
Kenosha County sheriff’s deputies have shot and wounded a man they say was driving a stolen vehicle connected to a Chicago homicide, officials said Thursday.chicagotribune.com
Firefighters cut concrete block wall to rescue dog missing for five days
Dog rescued Gertie, a dog that had been missing for five days, was rescued from behind a concrete brick wall. (Cincinnati Fire Department/Facebook)CINCINNATI — A dog that had been missing for five days is back with its family thanks to firefighters who cut a concrete block wall. >> Read more trending newsGertie’s owners searched high and low for their missing dog, thinking that a neighbor took the dog or it was hiding somewhere safe. Truck 20 Dog Rescue There have been missing posters up in Northside for five days in hopes of someone finding Gertie. Today a homeowner heard a dog crying behind the garage wall and called us to check it out.wftv.com
9 ideas to help if your dog exhibits panic, separation anxiety-related behavior
That means there’s a whole lot of dogs staying home alone for the first time in more than a year. Be kind to your dog; dogs crave reassurance. Hire a pet sitter to stay with, or regularly check in on, your dog when you’re away. Begin to leave your dog at home for small increments of time and build from there. The most effective step: Work with a Certified Separation Anxiety Trainer, who can coach you in developing and following the right evidence-based treatment plan for your dog.wftv.com
How to Train Your Adventure Dog for Anything
Here are six things to keep in mind when training your dog for ultimate adventuring. Build Physical StaminaIf you want to raise the bar from casual walks to longer outdoor adventures, you must do so gradually, says Tracey Hagan of Pawsitive Purpose Dog Training. “See what your dog does,” Hagan says, noting that you should always check her body language for signs of fatigue. Don’t Forget About Mental FitnessJust like humans, dogs need mental stimulation to build their intelligence and trail smarts. From nutrient-dense recipies designed to support puppy development to the protein-rich Original Dog Food, ORIJEN nourishes your adventure dog the way nature intended.outsideonline.com
Crews rescue man and his dog from fire at Orlando outdoor furniture store
ORLANDO, Fla. – Crews rescued a man and his dog from a fire at an Orlando outdoor furniture store, according to the fire department. It is believed a power line fell outside of the Sunbrite Outdoor Furniture store on Irene Street Wednesday night causing the exterior of the building to catch on fire, according to investigators. Fire crews said a man and his dog were inside the building at the time. [TRENDING: Missing Fla. woman found naked in storm drain | That’s not lint: Family finds snake in dryer | So Florida: Gator swims with shark]AdFirefighters had to rescue the man and his dog from the building, according to investigators. The dog and the man were not injured in the incident.
Dog euthanized after owner tied animal up in park and shot it, Cocoa police say
COCOA, Fla. – A dog had to be put down after its owner tied the animal to a tree and shot it with a shotgun at a public park on Sunday, according to the Cocoa Police Department. Police were called to Bracco Pond Park along Shearer Boulevard Sunday for reports of a man shooting a dog, then taking off in a red Hyundai SUV, according to a police report. According to police, the officer placed Beavers in handcuffs and then searched the SUV, finding a shotgun in the trunk along with ammunition. When questioned, Beavers admitted to shooting the dog after it had tried to bite him and his girlfriend, records show. Beavers said he took the dog from his home in Rockledge and drove it to the park with the intent to kill the animal, according to the report.
ADOPTED: Dog who spent over 200 days in shelter finds loving home
Orange County Animal Services announced Saturday that Tonka was adopted by his new family. To make things even better, the family adopted their new four-legged family member on National Adoption Day. ***ORIGINAL***A dog that has spent more than 200 days in the Orange County Animal Services shelter is in need of a forever home. [TRENDING: Gov: Vaccine coming to Florida ‘relatively soon’ | CDC: Avoid Thanksgiving travel | Georgia presidential race recount results]“Tonka is a handsome boy, who can definitely turn on the charm,” said Diane Summers, manager for Orange County Animal Services. If you are interested in making Tonka yours, email the shelter at firstname.lastname@example.org to get more information.
WATCH: Dog involved in vicious attack caught on video taken from home
WILTON MANORS, Fla. – A woman and her dog were mauled by an aggressive dog Sunday while walking in a Wilton Manors neighborhood. Now, Broward County Animal Control has removed that aggressive dog from the home, according to News 6 sister station WPLG in Miami. On Monday, Wilton Manors police and Broward County Animal Control arrived at the house and Animal Control could be seen taking the dog. Animal Control said the dog is now in quarantine after the dangerous and bloody attack. She told Maria and her injured dog to get into her car, but the aggressive dog tried to jump in, too, the woman said.
Rocket needs forever family after 220 days in Orange County shelter
Update: According to Orange County Animal Services, Rocket has been adopted. Rocket has spent more than 220 days in Orange County Animal Services' shelter and he’s ready for his forever home. Shelter officials said Rocket is high energy and needs an adopter who either has a yard for him to run or someone who can exercise him frequently, according to shelter officials. Rocket is up for adoption at Orange County Animal Services. (Orange County Animals Services)“When Rocket first arrived, COVID-19 wasn’t truly here, it hadn’t changed life yet, just to put in perspective how long this dog has been with us,” said Diane Summers, manager for Orange County Animal Services.
Dog trapped in 30-foot hole lured to safety with beef jerky
In this photo provided by the Burke County Rescue Squad, a member of the Burke County Rescue Squad rescues a dog trapped 30 feet (9 meters) down in a sinkhole, Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020, at Pisgah National Forest in Morganton, N.C. The dog was not injured, but was starving and dehydrated, according to the rescuers. (Burke County Rescue Squad via AP)MORGANTON, N.C. – A group of mountain bikers on a North Carolina trail spotted a dog trapped 30 feet (9 meters) down in a sinkhole — and it took a salty snack and some straps to lift him to safety. The bikers called for help and led rescuers more than a mile to the stranded animal, where they repelled into the sinkhole, enticed the starving dog with some beef jerky and raised him to safety using a harness, the rescue squad said. The dog was not injured, but was starving and dehydrated, according to the rescuers.
Florida man shot, hospitalized after dispute over unleashed dog, police say
GAINESVILLE, Fla. – A dispute over an unleashed dog prompted two Florida men to pull out their weapons and exchanged gunfire. One man ended up hospitalized, and both were arrested on charges of gun possession by a convicted felon. Joseph Tyrone Scott, 39, and Dewayne Mavins, 35, were jailed on Wednesday, The Gainesville Sun reported. Frank Kinsey said the argument began over Mavins walking his large dog while unleashed. Scott was shot in the chest and lower leg and treated for non-life threatening wounds.
Easy, delicious treats you can make for your dog at home
There's no better feeling than when our four-legged friends do something good and we can reward them with a treat for that nice behavior -- but sometimes, those pre-packaged treats can be flavorless, stale, and who knows what's actually inside of them?
VIDEO: Missing dog found at site of New Year’s Eve crash, deputies say
FLAGLER COUNTY – A dog that went missing following a car crash on New Year’s Eve was found Saturday at the crash site, according to the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office. Max, a Chihuahua who went missing following the crash, appeared and was reunited with his owner after deputies left food at the scene for the dog, deputies said. Since the crash, food has been left at the site in hopes of locating Max, deputies said.
Pet owners who fail to walk dogs face $2,700 fine
Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(CNN) - Dog owners could be fined up to $2,700 (AU$4,000) if they don't walk their pets at least once a day under new legislation recognizing animals as sentient beings in the Australian Capital Territory. The Animal Welfare Legislation Amendment Bill, which became law on Thursday, imposes a range of strict penalties in a bid to improve animal welfare. Owners can face heavy on-the-spot fines if they fail to provide basics like shelter, food and water. People who confine dogs for 24 hours must also allow them to move freely for the next two hours or face prosecution. "Modern animal welfare is about considering how an animal is coping both mentally and physically with the conditions in which it lives," ACT City Service Minister Chris Steel, who secured the bill, said in a media release.
Duane 'Dog' Chapman under doctor's care after medical incident
(CNN) - Duane "Dog" Chapman, star of WGN America's "Dog's Most Wanted," is being monitored after a medical incident over the weekend, a representative for the TV star tells CNN. "I can confirm Dog is under doctor's care and is resting comfortably," a representative for Chapman said in a statement, following reports he'd experienced a heart-related emergency. When asked to clarify the nature of Chapman's medical issue, the representative did not immediately respond. Chapman became known to television audiences via "Dog the Bounty Hunter," a reality TV series that aired from 2004-2012. His late wife, Beth Chapman, starred alongside him on both his current and former series until her death in June.
Study: Dogs help owners maintain heart health
Pixabay(CNN) - Dog's aren't just our best friends, they're also good for our health, new research suggests. The latest was this year, in 2019, when researchers again looked at about 2,000 people with no history of heart disease. The researchers compared the cardiovascular health scores of pet owners with those of petless people. But then they compared dog owners with everyone else and found that no matter their age, sex or education level, they benefited the most in terms of cardiovascular health. The study included many factors that determined the health of the heart and arteries, like showing that dog-owners tend to also have a healthier diet than other pet-owners -- thus contributing to a better cardiovascular health.
Dog Chapman says late wife's items taken in store burglary
(CNN) - Dog the Bounty Hunter is hunting whoever stole his late wife's personal items. Duane "Dog" Chapman is offering a reward for information about the burglary of his family's store in Edgewater, Colorado. Beth Chapman died of cancer in June in a Honolulu hospital. The pair and their son Leland also starred in CMT's reality series, "Dog and Beth: On the Hunt," from 2013 to 2015. They later revealed during the A&E special "Dog & Beth: Fight of Their Lives" that she was cancer-free.
Cheezin' dog goes viral
A dog that is going up for adoption is also going viral thanks to his toothy grin. The cheesing pup can smile on command. The camera-loving pooch's pearly whites have already earned the video over 12 million views on Facebook. With a smile like that, he should have no problem finding a forever home.