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  • Comedian Steven Wright at Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts

    Comedian Steven Wright at Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts

    Oakville will be Wright's only show in Ontario - the comedian has been called the "undisputed world champion of weird one-liners," stated a press release. "Steven Wright's unbelievably dry sense of humor and thought-provoking, dead-pan one-liners considered revolutionary by some have made him an audience favourite since his first break back in 1982."

  • James Franco is 'Making a Scene' on AOL

    James Franco is 'Making a Scene' on AOL

    James Franco is 'Making a Scene' on AOL James Franco recreates iconic movie scenes in the new short-form series on AOL. Check out this story on USATODAY.com: http://usat.ly/1uebyNd There are multi-hyphenates and then there's James Franco.

  • Talking Pictures: "Pulp Fiction" takes Tarantino, '90s films to new heights

    Talking Pictures: "Pulp Fiction" takes Tarantino, '90s films to new heights

    Directed by Quentin Tarantino, one of the most defining filmmakers of our generation, "Pulp Fiction" is now 20 years old, and just as potent and entertaining as the day it came out. Originally intended to be a trilogy directed by three different filmmakers, "Pulp Fiction" was written by Tarantino and Roger Avary as homage to the hard-boiled crime stories of the past - hence the title, "Pulp Fiction."

  • 'A Good Job: Stories of the FDNY': 'Boardwalk Empire's' Steve Buscemi revisits his firefighting roots

    'A Good Job: Stories of the FDNY': 'Boardwalk Empire's' Steve Buscemi revisits his firefighting roots

    These days, everyone knows Steve Buscemi from roles in movies such as "Fargo," "Reservoir Dogs" or "Ghost World," or from his current Emmy-nominated portrayal of ruthless 1920s Atlantic City crime boss Enoch "Nucky" Thompson on HBO's hit drama "Boardwalk Empire," which returns for its fifth and final season Sunday, Sept. 7. But back in the days before he had his SAG card, the 56-year-old Brooklyn, N.Y., native was a member of "New York's Bravest," a firefighter with Engine 55 in Manhattan's Little Italy from 1980 to 1984.

  • Quentin Tarantino to curate his New Beverly Cinema

    Quentin Tarantino to curate his New Beverly Cinema

    Writer and director Quentin Tarantino has officially added another title to his already packed resume. As the programmer of The New Beverly Cinema , the cult filmmaker will now act as curator of the vintage, Los Angeles arthouse theater.

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  • Miley Cyrus? Prison-Quality Dog Tattoo: I Just Spit Out My Coffee

    Miley Cyrus? Prison-Quality Dog Tattoo: I Just Spit Out My Coffee
    Miley Cyrus Gets a Prison-Quality Tattoo of her dog – That crazy Miley is at it again with another questionable decision, this time getting a poor-quality tattoo of her late dog, Floyd under her left arm. (Floyd was unfortunately killed by a coyote a few weeks ago) Yes, it says, “With a little help from […]
  • Lady Gaga & Her French Bulldog, Asia

    Lady Gaga & Her French Bulldog, Asia
    Lady Gaga’s Dog: A French Bulldog Named, Asia: “It doesn’t matter if you love him, or capital H-I-M Just put your paws up ’cause you were born this way, baby” - Lady Gaga, Born This Way Not sure if Lady Gaga was inspired by her female French Bulldog puppy, Asia, when she wrote that song, […]
  • Most Expensive Dog Wedding Ever: Guinness Book of World Records

    Most Expensive Dog Wedding Ever: Guinness Book of World Records
    The Most Expensive Dog Wedding Ever occurred last year between Baby Hope Diamond (a Coton de Tulear, right) and Chilly Pasternak (a poodle, left) to take the Guiness Book of World Records spot for the most expensive pet wedding ever at over $250k. The dog wedding took place at the Jumeriah Essex House Hotel in […]
  • Duck Dynasty Gets a New Dog (Doesn?t Look Like a Retriever!)

    Duck Dynasty Gets a New Dog (Doesn?t Look Like a Retriever!)
    Dog Dynasty? With all of the controversy swirling around Duck Dynasty, (Phil Robertson’s anti-gay remarks) it’s nice to get a happy distraction. Jep Robertson, and his wife Jessica introduced a new member of the family this month; a puppy named, “Gizmo.” (Maybe named after that fuzzy Gremlin?) From this photo, it looks like Gizmo is […]
  • Justin Long Loves Amanda Seyfried?s Dog, Finn

    Justin Long Loves Amanda Seyfried?s Dog, Finn
    Justin Long Loves Amanda Seyfried’s Dog, Finn – Amanda Seyfried and boyfriend Justin Long were first spotted as an item over the summer, but now it looks like things have heated up between Justin and…. her dog, Finn. Well, good for the three of them. Looks like they are all happy. Here’s a photo that […]
 
 
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  • September Golden Poodle awards

    September Golden Poodle awards
    Over a thousand police personnel and members of the public paid their last respects to Kye, a police dog stabbed to death in the line of duty. The Lizard Brain award goes to the vacuous blonde celebrities who have posed with Chihuahuas through the years as if they were fashion accessories to carry in purses. The Neanderthal award goes to their mindless followers who discarded the little throwaway dogs like last year's shoe fad for...
  • Now your dog can be a filmmaker with the GoPro Fetch

    Now your dog can be a filmmaker with the GoPro Fetch
    Help your dog release his inner Steven Spielberg or Francis Ford Coppola with GoPro's newest accessory designed specifically for dogs. Fetch is a harness that works with all versions of GoPro's Hero cameras. The harness is easy to attach to your dog and has two built-in camera mounts, one on the back and one on the chest. The harness can adjust to fit dogs from 15 to 120 pounds. Fetch comes with a $59.99 MSRP,...
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  • Spotted on the New York subway

    Spotted on the New York subway
    From Imgur The New York subway system bans dogs unless they can fit in a small bag, so he trained his Pit Bull to calmly sit in a small bag. Is this still considered a purse dog? Humans (and their dogs) are so resourceful.
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  • A Shelter Does the Impossible: Finds Homes for All Its Dogs

    A Shelter Does the Impossible: Finds Homes for All Its Dogs

    I'm used to writing about how so many dogs get left behind in shelters because they're too old, disabled, missing a limb, not cute enough, or just because there aren't enough people wanting to adopt dogs. It's part of the basic vocabulary of writing about dogs or cats or other kinds of animals, but it can be really disheartening to write over and over again. So it was something of a relief when I came across a story that reverses the theme. Last week, Petaluma Animal Services posted the following announcement on its Facebook page:

    No dogs in our kennels today for the happiest reason there is -- everyone got a home. Kitty lives inside, so he'll be in our dog training office lounging on his multiple beds, and playing with 400 toys. We're off to visit our rescue partners so we can pick up some cuties to bring to Petaluma. Meanwhile, we're thrilled to be a no-kill shelter who runs out of dogs, and has to post signs like this.

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    Sign posted at Petaluma Animal Services. How many shelters get to post this? (Source: Facebook)

    That was Thursday, Sept. 25, so by now, the kennels are probably filling up again. The sad underbelly of a story like this is that there's always more dogs to fill the kennels back up again. Just last night, Petaluma Animal Services posted these pictures of three new arrivals.

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    We hope these three and the others arriving with them will find new homes soon, but it's good to know that for however briefly, the kennels were empty and quiet because the dogs had found homes.

    "We like to look at this as sort of like a crummy summer camp that'll just be a memory for them," training center director Valerie Fausone told a reporter from TV station KTVU. "Here, shelter means shelter. It doesn't mean you have six days to find yourself a home or get killed."

    If you watch the interview, Fausone seems almost giddy about the empty cages, and it's hard to blame her. No matter how well you run a shelter, it's never going to be able to compete with a real home. Even with the best intentions and full resources, it's hard to raise a shelter above the level of just being a "crummy summer camp."

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    From KTVU's report, one of the empty cages for a dog that now has a home.

    The question lingers, of course: How did the shelter do it? Based on the KTVU report and its Facebook page, all I can say is that I'm not sure. It may have been a fluke, or a special organizing push, but ultimately, it got all the dogs into homes.

    I suspect that part of it may have to do with social media strategies. On Facebook at least, Petaluma Animal Services is highly engaged with the community. It updates several times a day, and not only does it show the dogs who need homes, it regularly features updates on shelter alumni, showing how the dogs and cats are doing in their new homes. The people following the page seem highly engaged with the staff and the animals the shelter cares for. (For whatever reason, its Twitter feed seems to have been abandoned since December, however.)

    The momentary success seems to have inspired the staff to set new, bigger goals. Specifically, it wants to do the same thing for the shelter's cats:

    A moment of empty kennels for our dogs gave us an idea. Popular shelter folklore says, it is impossible to have empty cat cages (due to the numbers of cats). Should we believe this, or attempt it? Should we fail to try, or get busy? You know we like big gnarly goals. This week, we'll be harnessing our resources, putting pen to paper, and hatching a plan. Could there be a day when the news comes to film empty cat cages? What would you be willing to do to help us get it done?

    Here's hoping that it can pull that off.

    If you live in Northern California near Petaluma and feel inspired to adopt a dog or cat, you can call the shelter at (707) 778-PETS (7387) or email info@petalumaanimalshelter. It also keeps applications online so you can get some of the paperwork out of the way before arriving at the shelter.

    Via KTVU and Petaluma Animal Services Facebook page.

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  • The Most Popular Dog Breeds in Cities Across the United States

    The Most Popular Dog Breeds in Cities Across the United States

    When it comes to the most-popular dogs in the country, mixed breeds, Labrador Retrievers, and Golden Retrievers take the top three spots, according to Trupanion, the pet insurance company, which digs into its database every year to compile the listings. 

    Quite frankly, that's a boring statistic. We've heard that for years. Much better are Trupanion's city by city rankings, which lists the top 10 breeds in specific areas. As expected, cities such as San Francisco, Los Angeles, and New York have a lot of small breeds -- the French Bulldog got the top spot in N.Y. and S.F. 

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    The top dog in Seattle, though, is a nice surprise: the Alaskan Malamute. We're not sure why. Perhaps the Malamute looks the best in the Subaru Outback, or maybe all that facial fur makes everyone feel right at home.

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    Nobody is screwing around in Chicago, however. The top dog there is an English Bulldog. Nobody is screwing around in Miami, either. The top dog there is the American Bulldog. Chicago, however, keeps the large breed spirit going, with the Bullmastiff and the Olde English Bulldog also showing up in the top five, and the American Bulldog shows up in the top 10. Chicago and Bulldogs -- who knew?

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    Raleigh, however, hoists the Basset Hound to the top spot, but the real surprise there is the Great Dane taking the No. 2 spot. Raleigh also has our only Pit Bull in all the city rankings, coming in at No. 10. 

    As for the people of Boston, they made the Puggle No. 1. That's a nice side you're showing, Boston. 

    Here are the full rankings (and be sure to check out our breed database to get more information on them):

    New York

    Boston

    Raleigh

    Miami

    French Bulldog

    Puggle

    Basset Hound

    American Bulldog

    Havanese

    Cockapoo

    Great Dane

    Maltese

    Shiba Inu

    Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier

    Pyrenean Mountain Dog (Great Pyrenees)

    Rat Terrier

    Coton de Tulear

    Olde English Bulldog

    Miniature Dachshund

    Yorkshire Terrier

    Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

    Labrador Retriever

    Greyhound

    Dachshund

    Toy Poodle

    Cairn Terrier

    Weimaraner

    Weimaraner

    Miniature Poodle

    Labradoodle

    Scottish Terrier

    French Bulldog

    Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier

    Rhodesian Ridgeback

    Rat Terrier

    Maltipoo

    Italian Greyhound

    Portuguese Water

    Miniature Schnauzer

    Miniature Schnauzer

    Miniature Australian Shepherd

    Golden Retriever

    American Pitbull Terrier

    Italian Greyhound

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    San Francisco

    Los Angeles

    Seattle

    French Bulldog

    Terrier Mix

    Alaskan Malamute

    Pembroke Welsh Corgi

    Maltipoo

    Pembroke Welsh Corgi

    Labradoodle

    Pomeranian

    Rat Terrier

    Bichon Frise

    French Bulldog

    Greyhound

    Maltipoo

    Toy Poodle

    French Bulldog

    English Bulldog

    Maltese

    Shiba Inu

    Pug

    Chihuahua

    Labradoodle

    Dachshund

    Poodle

    Australian Cattle Dog

    Terrier Mix

    Cockapoo

    Rhodesian Ridgeback

    Poodle

    Cocker Spaniel

    Bernese Mountain Dog

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    Chicago

    Minneapolis/St. Paul

    English Bulldog

    English Springer Spaniel

    Schnoodle

    German Pointer

    Bullmastiff

    Newfoundland

    Cairn Terrier

    Shetland Sheepdog

    Olde English Bulldog

    American Staffordshire Terrier

    Shar Pei

    Papillon

    Yorkiepoo

    Goldendoodle

    Puggle

    Labrador Retriever

    American Bulldog

    Border Collie

    Beagle

    Pembroke Welsh Corgi

    To learn more about these breeds, visit our breed database, and visit Trupanion's city by city rankings to get stats.

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  • World's First "Pet-Nup" Protects the Dogs of Warring Ex-Partners

    World's First "Pet-Nup" Protects the Dogs of Warring Ex-Partners

    A UK-based animal charity has just launched the world's first "pet-nup" to protect the animals of couples who split up. 

    It's true: Saddened by homeless post-breakup dogs, Blue Cross for Pets asked divorce lawyers to create a groundbreaking legal document patterned after pre-nuptial contracts. 

    By signing the 18-page pet-nup -- which can be viewed in full here -- couples agree under penalty of law to follow a vast spectrum of of post-breakup obligations, including these. (Text is verbatim from the contract.)

    "Both parties shall use their best endeavors not to act in a hostile manner towards each other in front of the pet."

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    Smile, sleazebag. Muffin is watching.

    "All holidays are to be shared equally as X or Y?s work permits, at times and dates to be agreed between the parties." 

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    (Yes yes yes, by "holidays" the pet-nup's British authors probably meant what Americans would call "vacations." But isn't it jolly to imagine ... ?)  

    "The pet will not be allowed to breed unless both parties consent." 

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    Yeah, that's the ticket. Hold Bongo's libido hostage to punish your ex.

    "No pet or animal will be given as a prize to unaccompanied children under the age of sixteen." 

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    Because we all know where that leads.

    Illustrations by Anneli Rufus

  • The 5 Best Dog-Friendly Hotel Chains in the U.S.

    The 5 Best Dog-Friendly Hotel Chains in the U.S.

    More and more hotels across the country are allowing people to bring their dogs with them during their stay. It makes financial sense for hotels to seek this market, when a third of all pet parents take their pets with them in the car when they are away for two or more nights, according to the American Pet Products Association.

    But pet policies between hotel chains vary widely, and even if a hotel chain advertises that it?s pet-friendly, some individual hotels within the chain may not allow pets because of local laws. When in doubt, call a hotel directly and ask about its specific policy. And most hotel chains require guests to sign a pet waiver upon check-in. Read the terms carefully and ask questions if it?s not clear.

    There are some fundamental rules that many hotels enforce in order to allow pets on their property. Only a percentage of a hotel?s rooms are designated for pets, so it?s a good idea to make reservations as early as possible to secure a room. Most hotels charge a flat fee or a deposit to have your pet stay with you. A majority of hotels limit the number of dogs you can bring and the size of your dogs, and a small minority excludes ?aggressive? breeds. Some chains, such as Loews, require documentation proving your dog is current on all vaccinations.

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    Dog parents are responsible for their canine companions and for any excessive damage they may cause. Many hotels don?t allow dogs to be left in rooms unattended, and housekeepers won?t enter the room when your dog is present. It goes without saying that if your dog barks and disturbs other guests, you could be asked to leave.

    After reviewing the pet policies of the major hotel chains in the U.S., here are my top five hotels for dogs:

    1. Kimpton Hotels

    Kimpton is by far the most dog-friendly hotel chain in the U.S. This boutique hotel chain doesn?t charge a fee and doesn?t impose any restrictions on the size or number of dogs you can bring. Kimpton offers dog beds and bowls, a list of nearby dog-friendly restaurants and parks, and hosts a complimentary wine reception every night where pets are welcome. I?ve stayed at the Hotel Monaco in Portland, without my dog because I was flying, and was happy to meet several dogs at the reception. Each hotel has a Director of Pet Relations, which is usually a hotel employee?s dog, to make four-legged (and two-legged) guests feel welcome.

    2. Red Roof Inn

    Pets are also free at the Red Roof Inn. The no-nonsense hotel chain allows one dog per room and there?s no weight or breed limit. A handful of the chain?s 360 locations do not accept pets because of local laws, so call first to confirm.

    3. Motel 6

    Motel 6 has thousands of locations across the country and is a convenient option for many dog parents on extended road trips. The chain does not charge a fee, with the exception of its Studio 6 locations, which charge $10 per day, and there?s not limit on dog size or number of dogs.

    4. Hilton Hotels

    This chain will roll out the red carpet for your dog with a few caveats. A $75 fee is required per stay, for no more than two dogs, and your dog must weigh less than 75 pounds. Upon check-in, your dog will receive two dog bowls and a placemat and a tote filled with organic treats, waste bags and a travel-sized bottle of deodorized disinfectant.

    5. Best Western

    Best Western actively markets to dog parents featuring celebrity dog trainer Cesar Millan offering pet travel tips on its website. The chain allows two dogs (up to 80 pounds each) in each room at its more than 1,600 locations, and charges $20 a day, with a maximum per week charge of $100.

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    Timmy, a yellow Lab, is the Director of Pet Relations for the Hotel Monaco in Portland. Source: Facebook.

    If none of these hotel chains fit in with your travel plans, you can research dog-friendly options at Bring Fido. This search engine allows you to refine your search for hotels based on fees and whether they accept big dogs or multiple dogs.

    Do you have a favorite hotel where you stay with your dog? Tell us in comments!

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    About the author: Cathy Weselby is a purple-lovin? ambivert who enjoys exploring new places and ideas, the arts, humorous memoirs, collecting old magazines, and making collages. She and her husband live with Sasha, a rescued Australian Shepherd/Border Collie mix, in the Santa Cruz Mountains of California.

  • Bravo Recalls Turkey and Chicken Dog Foods Over Salmonella Risk

    Bravo Recalls Turkey and Chicken Dog Foods Over Salmonella Risk

    Today seems to be the day for dog food recalls. However, the recall of Kong Aussie Sticks that we reported on earlier today was fairly limited, due to possible mold growth during the drying process. Now, four lots of Bravo Turkey and Chicken pet foods have been recalled by their manufacturer because they may be contaminated with salmonella.

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    The recall applies to treats that are sold for both dogs and cats. Products included in the recall are:

    • Raw food diet Bravo! Turkey Blend for Dogs and Cats: UPC 829546311025, expiration date 11/5/2015.
    • Bravo! Blends All Natural Chicken Blend Diet For Dogs & Cats: UPC 829546211028, expiration date 8/11/2016
    • Premium Turkey Formula Bravo! Balance Raw Diet: UPC 829546314057, expiration date 11/5/2015
    • Bravo! Blends All Natural Chicken Blend diet for dogs & cats: UPC 829546211059, expiration date 8/11/2016

    The products are all sold as cylindrical chubs of meat in plastic wrap. Bravo had a similar recall last year, although on a much smaller scale.

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    Plastic-wrapped chubs like those being recalled. Please note that these are not necessarily the exact varieties being recalled.

    The first two lots in the list above were recalled as a direct result of routine testing by the Nebraska Department of Agriculture that showed the presence of Salmonella. Bravo says in their press release that the second two lots are being recalled "out of an abundance of caution because they were manufactured in the same manufacturing facility or on the same day as products that tested positive."

    In addition to the four lots being recalled above, Bravo is also withdrawing from the market all sizes of Bravo Chicken Blend, Bravo Turkey Blend, Bravo Balance Chicken Balance and Bravo Balance Premium Turkey Formula with expiration dates between June 20, 2016 and September 18, 2016. Details about the full recall and withdrawal can be found in a FAQ on the Bravo web page.

    If you've bought any of the products on the recall list, Bravo says that you should dispose of it safely in a covered trash can and submit a refund claim using the form on their site.

    Via Dog Food Advisor and Bravo Raw Diet

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    File - In this March 11, 2013, file photo, Alaska dog musher Aliy Zirkle drives her dog team towards Elim after leaving the checkpoint at Koyuk in Alaska during the 2013 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. Organizers of Alaska's famed Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race have renewed a deal with the Sportsman Channel, continuing a national television presence for the nearly 1,000-mile trek across rugged and ...
  • Animal Cruelty News: Dog Drowned In River Using Bowling Ball And Rock

    Animal Cruelty News: Dog Drowned In River Using Bowling Ball And Rock
    In a disturbing piece of animal cruelty news, a Sacramento man allegedly drowned a dog in a river by tying a bowling ball to a leash in order to weigh it down. Police say William Meek, 47, is wanted in connection with the deliberate killing of Zelda, a 12-year-old border collie. On June 17 (some Animal Cruelty News: Dog Drowned In River Using Bowling Ball And Rock is an article from: The ...
  • First guide dog to attend school

    First guide dog to attend school
    The guide dog that's helping a teenager learn a few lessons
  • Grandmother mauled by family dog in front of grandkids

    Grandmother mauled by family dog in front of grandkids
    Shelby Jean Cates, 64, was mauled by her son's dog in front of her two grandchildren in Mt. Pleasant Monday afternoon.
  • Woman dies after being shot while walking dog

    Woman dies after being shot while walking dog
    A 42-year-old woman died Sunday from gunshot wounds she suffered while walking her dog to a neighborhood store in the city's Strawberry Mansion section, police said.