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ASPCA launches puppy facts database

In Animal News, PUPPIES! on May 18, 2009 at 8:18 pm

The ASPCA has launched a database to search for inspection reports for breeding facilities across the country. The database lists violations from lack of medical care and unsanitary living conditions to inadequate record keeping. Also included in the database is information for pet stores located New York, Illinois, and Pennsylvania.

For more information, visit ASPCAPuppyFacts.org.


Call for submissions

In Call for Submissions, PUPPIES! on March 18, 2009 at 5:30 pm


Achoo! Does just the thought of pet dander make you or a loved one want to hide under a box of tissues? How do you or your houseguests deal with pet allergies when getting rid of the pet isn’t an option? Any secret formulas, simple household tips, or old standbys? Tails wants to know! Email your tips and stories to Allergies@TailsInc.com.

Martha Stewart’s puppy dies in kennel explosion

In Animal News, PUPPIES! on March 10, 2009 at 7:08 pm
Poor Genghis Khan...

Poor Genghis Khan...

An accidental propane explosion at Pazzazz Pet Boarding in Eastern Pennsylvania killed 15 dogs Friday, including Martha Stewart’s chow puppy, Ghengis Khan. Two more dogs died over the weekend.

On her blog, Martha Stewart said she was “deeply saddened” by the event. Our heart goes out to all those who lost their beloved pets, especially kennel owner, Karen Tracy, who lost 12 of her own dogs.

Are you ready for some puppies?!

In Just for Fun, PUPPIES! on January 30, 2009 at 5:36 pm


If you miss your puppy-fix from the puppy cam and can’t manage to get yourself excited about Sunday’s big game, tune into Animal Planet’s Puppy Bowl V.

Kick off is at 3pm e/p Sunday, with Pepper the parrot singing a rendition of the National Anthem. Then get ready for an afternoon of Fido first downs, puppy penalties, and the kitty half-time show!

And the best part? All the pup participants this year are from local shelters and are adoptable!

Lancelot the sequel

In Animal News, PUPPIES! on January 28, 2009 at 8:32 pm


What would you do if had an extra $155,000 lying around? Nina and Ed Otto of Boca Raton, Fla, decided to clone their dog. Their yellow lab, Lancelot, died of cancer at age 11. They had the dog’s DNA frozen, then hired a California-based company to clone their beloved pet. The actual genetic engineering took place in South Korea.

The new puppy, named Lancelot Encore, flew first class back to Miami, where his new family was waiting for him. They say he is the spitting image of Lancelot and hope he will have the same personality and intelligence, but “won’t love him any less” if he doesn’t.

You can watch a video of the Ottos and Lancelot Encore here.

This isn’t the first case of dog cloning. South Korea cloned sniffer dogs and even had an online auction to clone your dog. The first commercial dog cloning occurred last August.

What do you think of dog cloning? Would you ever consider it?

Plethora of puppies

In Help the Animals, PUPPIES! on January 26, 2009 at 8:26 pm

Rescuers in Mount Vernon, Wash. are soon to have an abundance of puppies on their hands. They recently rescued 600some dogs from puppy mills, only to find around 500 of them are pregnant—which could result in roughly 1,500 puppies!

All of the dogs will need forever homes and are being housed at the Skagit County Fairgrounds and the Everett Animal Shelter.

If you would like to make an online donation to help care for the dogs, you can donate to the KOMO Problem Solvers Fund or find out what supplies the shelter needs here.

British invasion: Second largest litter of puppies ever born

In PUPPIES! on January 9, 2009 at 9:21 pm

Button, a 3-year-old Dalmatian wonderdog living in the U.K., delivered the second largest litter of puppies on record Dec. 23 at the Chine House Veterinary Hospital in Sileby, Leicestershire. The 18 puppies mark the largest litter ever in the U.K., according to the British Dalmation Club. Only Tia, a Neapolitan Bull Mastiff in Thailand who gave birth to 24 puppies in 2005, has been recorded as having delivered more.

The most remarkable fact in this remarkable tale, however, may be that all 18 puppies have survived: Just consider the strain that 18 hungry mouths can put on one mama, no matter how extraordinary. Button had also given birth to 16 pups the previous year. She is (perhaps coincidentally, perhaps not) the daughter of one of the starring dogs in the Disney movie 102 Dalmatians.

Pet Pic of the Day

In Pet Pic of the Day, PUPPIES! on December 16, 2008 at 9:11 pm


“Kimberbath” by flickr user dwellerblue

Want your pet’s mug to be our pic of the day? Join our flickr photo group and upload your images.

Biden puppy update

In Animal News, PUPPIES! on December 16, 2008 at 4:35 pm


A few days ago we posted about Biden purchasing a puppy from what we hoped was a reputable breeder.

According to an article on Philly.com, the owner of the kennel in Chester County where he purchased the puppy was issued citations by the state Department of Agriculture.

According to the inspection report, Linda Brown, owner of Wolf Den kennel, was cited for “failing to provide records for dogs purchased or sold and failing to produce complete rabies vaccination records for her adult dogs.”

Dog wardens also issued warnings for maintenance and sanitation and will conduct a follow-up inspection.

Just another reason to ADOPT instead of shop!

Sixth annual Reindog parade

In Just for Fun, PUPPIES! on December 15, 2008 at 5:56 pm

Here at Tails, we’re suckers for animals—especially animals dressed up in cute costumes! That’s why editors Lauren and Renee were honored to be costume contest judges at the Chicago Botanical Garden’s annual Reindog parade Dec. 6.

You can check out hundreds of great photos on the Garden’s website here.

Or take a look at this video compilation: