Posted April 3, 2020 by Laurie Kay Olson

The iconic Iditarod Sled Dog Race begins today the the dogs are ready to howl, er, um, haul. It is their version of the Olympics.

Posted April 1, 2020 by Myra Per-Lee

Trained dogs could be used as a first line of coronovirus detection in public places like airports and train stations.

Posted March 25, 2020 by M Dee Dubroff

While disasters often bring out the best in human behavior, no one would ever have such expectations for a giant lizard. That being said, meet Winston, whose art work sells to benefit Australian bush fire relief.

Posted March 13, 2020 by Laurie Kay Olson

This is Bruno, a dog who was on active in with the Marine Corps in Iraq. In 2006 he was injured in a suicide bomb attack. His handler was killed.

Posted February 11, 2020 by Laurie Kay Olson

There are many ways that dogs have been trained to help humans and other animals. From thousands of years of herding and guarding livestock to being able to detect cancer, epilepsy, and other diseases in humans, we have relied on the help of dogs for many things. One of the more unusual jobs that dogs take on is that of sniffing out turtles to aid in conservation efforts.

Posted January 16, 2020 by M Dee Dubroff

This sweet black cat with a moniker resembling a Greek philosopher is quite a guy. Read on to learn more about this feline hero who is known as "Cat Nurse" among his many fans at the Polish animal shelter where he resides.

Posted January 10, 2020 by Ron Callari

The 'Police Academy' franchise has spawned 8 movies and 2 TV series.  These productions portrayed a group of misfit recruits in their attempts to prove themselves capable of being police officers, and more than often failing. This low-brow humor is focused on the struggle of "underdogs."

Posted January 9, 2020 by Laurie Kay Olson

There has been some bad press about a few police officers over the past few years. Fortunately the bulk of law enforcement officers are good guys who work to keep us safe. One kind of officer rarely gets bad press -- the police dog.