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Greyhound WINS 2016 Philadelphia Dog Show


Gia, a Greyhound, was named Best in Show at the 15th annual National Dog Show. (Bill McCay/NBC)

The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade kicked off a day of annual traditions, but if you’re a dog lover, the real show began at noon. We’re talking about the National Dog Show.

Gia won Best in Show out of six other finalists including Ty, a giant schnauzer; Slick, a border collie; Timmy, an English springer spaniel; Chuck, a Pekingese; Rondo, a West Highland white terrier; and Clue, a Tibetan terrier (who, fun fact, is not actually a terrier). The seven finalists competed among a lineup of 2,000 dogs spanning more than 200 breeds and varieties. This was the statuesque Greyhound’s 44th brush with victory on the dog show circuit. Last year’s top prize was given to a Skye terrier named Good Time Charlie.

The National Dog Show is not quite as prestigious as the Westminster Dog Show, but people getreally excited about it for obvious reasons.

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Fire Threatens WolfDog Sanctuary

River and friends are under threat from the fire and smoke. Dogs are being evacuated. All this is expensive. Full Moon WolfDog Sanctuary needs help.

Take a look and help if you can. From Your Shop Dogs, Cate and Bandit



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Adopt DUKE

Duke is being fostered through Brother Wolf. He needs a home. Help if you can.

Duke's story:

Please contact Debbie (dej34@hotmail.com) for more information about Duke.

Duke is a love -- kids, other dogs, cats and pretty much everyone he meets. He is the most flexible dog I've ever known as far as being able to adapt to a new environment. Duke is a lab mix, 65-70 pounds and all legs -- possibly mixed with giraffe!  He's rumored to be 11 years old, but hardly acts it -- he manages stairs, the steep hill in my yard and jumps up on the couch. He has some arthritis in his hips that is managed with glucosamine and NSAIDs, and he is downright springy when he sees his leash come out or when he's trying to play.

Duke is house-trained and figured out my dog door on his own, and, boy, does he love his fenced yard. Not a big fan of crates or being confined in a small pen, but has been utterly trustworthy inside my house with my senior hound and my cat. Duke hasn't chewed anything or tried to get any tasty food off the counter -- an absolute gentleman!

He is a little oblivious to his size, so he may be a little overwhelming for nervous dogs or dogs who aren't playful. Won't you please consider giving this absolute love of a dog the retirement home he deserves?  Please contact me today to learn more about this sweet guy!

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Dog Saves Guardian in Fire

Monday, October 24, 2016 06:16AM

Neighbors are crediting a family dog with saving its owner's life from a house fire in Philadelphia's Port Richmond section.

Around 4:30 p.m. Sunday on the 3100 block of Memphis Street, Andrea Bulat's dog started barking.

"Her dog, Che... the dog's really protective of her," neighbor Anthony Daly told Action News. "If you go past her house it's 'Bark, bark, bark, bark!' and that kind of stuff."

But neighbors say it was highly unusual for Che to be barking that early in the morning. That's what woke them up.

"When I looked out the window you could see the flames," said Daly. "The whole first floor was engulfed."

When firefighters arrived, they found the dog on top of Bulat, who was unconscious.

"The dog stayed on her chest the whole time, which prevented her from being burned totally," said another neighbor, Adele Butler.

Bulat was rushed to Temple University Hospital, where she is listed in critical condition with burns over 50 percent of her body.

Firefighters used oxygen to resuscitate Che. The dog is at an animal hospital in Langhorne, Pa. being treated for smoke inhalation.

Neighbors are calling Che a hero.

"I think it's a beautiful thing, because I've always heard stories of where animals would help save their owners," said neighbor Thomas Leszcewicz. "I've never lived one. Now I've lived one. I've seen it with my own eyes. That's a beautiful thing you know."

"I think because of the dog being there, that really saved her," said Butler. "If the dog wasn't there, she'd probably be dead."

A spokeswoman for the Red Paw Relief Team said Che, who is at least 10 years old, is an 80-pound mixed Chow and Golden Retriever.

They say it's uncertain if the animal will survive because of the degree of smoke inhalation and its age.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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Air Dogs at Asheville Outlets!

(Note: This is not an Air Dog. This is "Heavy Metal." But he can run like the wind!)

Ultimate Air Dogs will be at Asheville Outlet Mall for three days of competition!

Asheville Citizen times story HERE!

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