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AP PHOTOS: There's a new 'World's Ugliest Dog'

AP PHOTOS: There's a new 'World's Ugliest Dog'

Peanut, a 2-year-old mutt poses in front of the winning trophies, after winning the World's Ugliest Dog Contest, at the Sonoma-Marin Fair, Friday, June 20, 2014, in Petaluma, Calif. Peanut is from North Carolina. 

June 21, 2014 2:26 am
Century celebration sours late in Cubs loss

Century celebration sours late in Cubs loss

CHICAGO | The Cubs celebrated the 100th anniversary of the first game at Wrigley Field in the most appropriate way: with a gut-wrenching loss.

April 23, 2014 8:45 pm Photos

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Pet owners buy organic, raid fridge to feed Fido

Organic kibble? All-natural chow? Fido and Fluffy don't know it, but their owners want them to eat better, and they are forking over big bucks to make it happen

October 29, 2013 11:40 am
Colin Kaepernick

Colin Kaepernick

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick passes as tight end Delanie Walker waits to run a route during practice Wednesday in New Orleans.

January 31, 2013 7:40 pm
Dog treadmill sales brisk as pets shape up

Dog treadmill sales brisk as pets shape up

It may look like the dog is going nowhere. But pet owners with fat, old or misbehaving dogs say they measure the benefits of canine treadmills in pounds, years and sleep.

September 02, 2012 9:00 am Photos

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Dog treadmill sales brisk as pets shape up

Dog treadmill sales brisk as pets shape up

Chryses, a Belgian Malinois, walks the Jog-A-Dog treadmill as part of a demonstration in the enrichment center at LA Dog Works in Los Angeles. The Jog-A-Dog is an industrial model used for professional purposes, unlike the DogPacer, which is meant for home.  

August 26, 2012 12:00 am
Dog treadmill sales brisk as pets shape up

Dog treadmill sales brisk as pets shape up

Trixie, 3, a pit bull, tries out an aquatic treadmill meant for dogs in need of lower impact exercise, during a demonstration at LA Dog Works in Los Angeles. The aquatic treadmill is one of three different types at LA Dog Works. LA Dog Works, a 24-hour dog care center, which includes boardin…

August 26, 2012 12:00 am
Dog treadmill sales brisk as pets shape up

Dog treadmill sales brisk as pets shape up

Chryses, a Belgian Malinois, walks the Jog-A-Dog treadmill as part of a demonstration in the enrichment center at LA Dog Works in Los Angeles. The Jog-A-Dog is an industrial model used for professional purposes, unlike the DogPacer, which is meant for home. 

August 26, 2012 12:00 am
Dog Scouts of America have troops in 22 states and counting

Dog Scouts of America have troops in 22 states and counting

They've got badges and campouts, cookie drives and troops in 22 states. The Dog Scouts of America even has a motto or two as the half-human, half-hound organization goes about the business of doing good deeds.

April 16, 2012 9:00 am Photos

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L.A. dog rescue rooted in efforts to reach homeless

L.A. dog rescue rooted in efforts to reach homeless

Fix the dogs and feed the men.

April 15, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Dog Scouts of America have troops in 22 states

Dog Scouts of America have troops in 22 states

They've got badges and campouts, cookie drives and troops in 22 states. The Dog Scouts of America even has a motto or two as the half-human, half-hound organization goes about the business of doing good deeds.

April 15, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Executors of will save cat destined to be euthanized

CHICAGO | According to the will of its owner, Boots the cat was destined for that great litter box in the sky.

April 05, 2012 7:00 pm
Doghouse designed by Frank Lloyd Wright rebuilt for film

Doghouse designed by Frank Lloyd Wright rebuilt for film

The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York City. The Fallingwater home in southwestern Pennsylvania. But a child's doghouse?

March 18, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Veterans tame wolf-dogs at California rescue center

Veterans tame wolf-dogs at California rescue center

It's been three months since a California animal rescue center retrieved 29 wolf-dogs from an Alaska tourist attraction that had fought the state over owning, breeding and selling the wolf-hybrids. Chains were so deeply embedded in the necks of two of the animals that they had to be surgical…

March 18, 2012 12:00 am
'The Artist' dog honored at Golden Collar Awards

'The Artist' dog honored at Golden Collar Awards

Even dog actors can get awards in Tinseltown, and six pooches collected prizes at the inaugural Golden Collar Awards.

February 15, 2012 2:00 pm
What cures your cold can also kill your pet

What cures your cold can also kill your pet

If you are too cold to be outside without a coat, your dog probably is too. If your cat eats just one of your acetaminophen cold or flu pills, it could be fatal.

January 23, 2012 9:00 am
What cures your cold can also kill your pet

What cures your cold can also kill your pet

If you are too cold to be outside without a coat, your dog probably is too. If your cat eats just one of your acetaminophen cold or flu pills, it could be fatal.

January 20, 2012 5:15 pm
Celebs share New Year's resolutions for their pets

Celebs share New Year's resolutions for their pets

Several celebrity pet owners share their New Year's resolutions for their animals, as well as resolutions their pets might have for them.

January 02, 2012 9:00 am Photos

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Celebs share New Year's resolutions for their pets

Celebs share New Year's resolutions for their pets

The Associated Press asked several celebrity pet owners about New Year's resolutions for their animals — and resolutions their pets might have for them.

January 01, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Animal welfare groups: Don't buy pet store puppies

Animal welfare groups: Don't buy pet store puppies

More puppies are sold at pet stores during the holiday season than any other time of year. Now groups are stepping up efforts to stop these sales, saying many of these dogs come from puppy mills.

December 19, 2011 12:00 pm
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