Dog returned to Namath's daughter five years after disappearance

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Dec. 23 (UPI) -- The daughter of football hero Joe Namath said her dog is back at her Florida home after disappearing about five years ago.

Girl, dog, mauled by pit bull

CORONA, Calif., May 13 (UPI) -- A California teen and her dog are recovering after being attacked and mauled by an unregistered pit bull, the girl's family said.

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Man reunited with dog after 5 years

GREENFIELD, Ind., Dec. 17 (UPI) -- An Indiana pet adoption center says it reunited a man with his Shih Tzu five years after the little canine went missing.

Puppy-nappers hit two Texas pet stores

DALLAS, Oct. 8 (UPI) -- Thieves broke into two suburban Dallas pet stores overnight and made off with nine puppies, stuffing some of them into a suitcase, a store owner said Monday.

War vet to be evicted for comfort dog

NEW YORK, May 28 (UPI) -- A New York City housing complex board is threatening to evict a Afghan war veteran for keeping a comfort dog to relieve symptoms of post-traumatic stress.

Dog with cancer surprises everyone

URBANA, Ill., May 26 (UPI) -- A 13-year-old Shih Tzu keeps bouncing back from prostate cancer, though he may have only six months left to him, his Illinois owners say.

Montreal pet daycare lies about dog death

MONTREAL, Feb. 26 (UPI) -- About 15 people gathered in Montreal to protest the death of a Shih Tzu that was mauled to death by other dogs at a pet daycare, officials said.

Kennel owners admit lying in dog's death

MONTREAL, Feb. 16 (UPI) -- The owners of a Montreal kennel have admitted they lied about a dog escaping when it fact it had been killed by other dogs, The (Montreal) Gazette reported.
'Handbag dogs' handed off to shelters

'Handbag dogs' handed off to shelters

LONDON, Oct. 7 (UPI) -- Animal shelter officials in Britain say miniature dogs are being abandoned at shelters as women who embraced the trend for tiny dogs move on to other things.
Shih Tzu bites Home Depot greeter's nose

Shih Tzu bites Home Depot greeter's nose

OTTAWA, April 19 (UPI) -- Home Depot Canada is considering policy changes after a greeter lost part of her nose when she tried to pet a customer's pet Shih Tzu dog in suburban Ottawa.

Dog wants to help with mowing lawn

CINCINNATI, Aug. 16 (UPI) -- A retired Cincinnati firefighter says his pet Shih Tzu loves to sit on his riding lawnmower with him when he cuts his grass.

Cabbie returns jewelry worth thousands

ATLANTA, Feb. 3 (UPI) -- An Atlanta cab driver says honesty mandated he return a Rolex watch, and diamond rings and earrings left in the bag of a traveler from Naples, Fla.

Firefighters use vacuum to rescue dog

PLUM, Pa., Dec. 30 (UPI) -- Firefighters in Pennsylvania said they used an industrial-strength vacuum to pull a Shih Tzu puppy out of an abandoned well.

Dog is lost, found and found again

CORONADO, Calif., May 15 (UPI) -- A Southern California family was reunited with their beloved Shih Tzu a month after he escaped their yard.

Shih Tzu puppy found after house fire

CLEVELAND, Feb. 18 (UPI) -- After their house burned down and their car stolen, Cleveland couple Howard and Kathy Brown got some good news -- their puppy was still alive.

Labrador retriever retains 'Top Dog' title

NEW YORK, Jan. 16 (UPI) -- The Labrador retriever fetched its 17th consecutive "Top Dog" title when the American Kennel Club released its list of the 10 most popular U.S. dog breeds.

Brothers found dead in bed

NEW PORT RICHEY, Fla., July 10 (UPI) -- Two young brothers were found dead of apparent carbon monoxide poisoning in their beds in Florida. Jules Baudin, 14, and Parker Baudin, 12, were discovered by their mother Monday morning, The St. Petersburg Times reported Tuesday.

British pups exchange 'I do's' at Harrods

LONDON, Sept. 13 (UPI) -- Two canines tied the knot at London's Harrod department store this week at an event that cost nearly $6,500.

Rottweiler attacks man and his dog in park

NEW YORK, June 9 (UPI) -- A 64-year-old New York man is threatening legal action after a 100-pound Rottweiler attacked him and his dog in a park in Queens.

Woman penalized for failing to groom dog

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., June 2 (UPI) -- A California woman was ordered to pay $687 in restitution for allowing her Shih Tzu to become so unkempt that the dog was unable to turn its head.

Man buys up newspapers to hide arrest

CHOWCHILLA, Calif., Feb. 24 (UPI) -- A California man facing a drug charge spent hundreds of dollars to snap up about 600 copies of his local weekly carrying the news, to no avail.

Mutts named Max most popular in NYC

NEW YORK, Feb. 19 (UPI) -- The name that a majority of New York City dog-owners choose for their mix-breed mutts is Max, city officials have said.

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Labrador retriever is favorite U.S. dog

NEW YORK, Jan. 30 (UPI) -- For the 15th consecutive year, the Labrador retriever was the most popular purebred dog in the United States.
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