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Dog missing 6 years

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Missing Texas Yorkie found in Indianapolis 6 years later

A 10-year-old Yorkie has turned up in Indianapolis six years after he disappeared from his comfortable home in Austin, Texas, reports WTHR in Indianapolis.

A kind passerby saw the forlorn Yorkie on an Indianapolis sidewalk earlier this week and took pity on the poor pup.

Drought Sends Wildlife Further into Neighborhoods

Sherrie Gibbs routinely takes her 14 year old dog Quigley out for walks in the Janin Acres subdivision in the heart of the Santa Ynez Valley and is not surprised to learn that coyotes and mountain lions are roaming around her neighborhood.

Obie the dachshund

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Donations to Obie the dachshund investigated

He may be Portland, Oregon's, favorite dog, but his owner is facing another battle. Obie quickly became a viral sensation after the dachshund -- once topping out at 77 pounds -- underwent an incredible weight-loss journey, and donations poured in from people wanting to help with his expenses.

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Dog suffers burns while saving family from fire

A family made it out of their burning home because of their dog.

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Dog Leash Laws Unclear When It Comes to HOA's

A neighborhood in Buellton is making its own rules to allow dogs to roam free at the local park. But some fear the leash-less dogs could be a danger to their children. It also brings into question what authority home owners associations have over city and county law.

Mark Figueroa lives with his wife and son in the Valley Station Circle housing tract, a small neighborhood in Buellton with a home owners association. The HOA sent a notice to all homeowners recently that dogs will be allowed to go without a leash at the local neighborhood park beginning October 9th. The park does not have a fence.

Skydiving dog

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Daredevil dachshund 'loves' first skydive

A daredevil dachshund is gaining international fame for his recent skydive.

Elephants Use Mud To Keep Cool At The Zoo

Elephants Use Mud to Keep Cool at the Zoo

Here is one way to keep cool...how about a mud bath! Little Mac and Sujatha both swear by it.

Zeus, world's tallest dog

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Zeus, world's tallest dog, dies

The Doorlag family in Otsego, Michigan is mourning the loss of their dog Zeus, who passed away last week.

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Stowaway kitten found under hood of car

A New Jersey teacher received a scare on her way to work — a meowing sound coming from the underside of her Honda Odyssy.

English teacher Pam Haug pulled in to the parking lot of Thomas Jefferson Middle School in New Jersey and flagged down Vice Principal Dominick Tarquinio.

"She wasn't sure if she had run over a cat, she said 'I'm hearing some meowing sounds from the front of my car and I'm too afraid to look,'" Tarquinio said. Haug, who had a first period class to teach, left the vice principal with her car keys and ran to the classroom.

At first Tarquinio couldn't hear anything, but then there was a soft meow.

"I unlatched the hood of the vehicle and there was this cute little button face sitting behind the engine block."

It took Tarquinio about 15 minutes to coax the black furball into his arms, and then took him to his office.

"I gave him some water and he ran around a bit," he said, adding that the student Animal Club had a "blast" with the unexpected feline hitchhiker, who they nicknamed "Midnight."

Haug decided to adopt the kitten, who appears to be in good health.

Manchester dog

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Donations flood in after UK dogs' home fire

A suspected arson attack on a dogs' home in the northern English city of Manchester has killed 43 dogs, shocking a nation known within Europe for its devotion to pets.

Within hours of the fire breaking out Thursday evening at Manchester Dogs Home, don...

Great Dane eats 43 socks

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43 socks found in Oregon dog's belly

Socks. They're just not for feet anymore. Apparently they make pretty tasty snacks too, if you're not too discriminating and you happen to be a 3-year-old Great Dane.

Search Continues For Venomous Cobra

Authorities have resumed the search for a venomous cobra that is on the loose in a Southern California suburban neighborhood.

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Baby Boomers face big housing crunch

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Sensors let seniors stay at home, safely

Mary Lou doesn't know that she's being tracked. The 77-year-old is in the middle…

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Swimming accident law: The basics

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Buying in bulk can save big bucks

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Small decorating changes make big impact

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