The DogChannel Newswire (06-20-08)

Neighbors growl at dog daycare; municipal dog parks rotate "crops”; and other dog news.

Posted: June 20, 2008, 5 a.m. EDT

Officer Fires at Dog, Misses
A detective shot at a pit bull, and missed, when he was taking part in a narcotics raid on a Logan Heights home Wednesday night, San Diego police said, the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.
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Neighbors Growl at Dog Daycare
Dog day care may be the hot trend for pampered pets, but some homeowners in Crystal Lake, Ill., are trying to quash a proposal to open one in their neighborhood, citing worries about yelps, smells, and safety, the Chicago Tribune reports.
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Best Municipal Dog Parks Rotate ‘Crops’
Successful dog park managers think like farmers — farmers who rotate their fields in and out of production to give the soil and grass a rest. A growing trend shows managers of off-leash dog parks alternating between two grassy fields, keeping one closed at all times, the Steamboat Pilot & Today reports.
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Police Dog Finds Man Who Fled Jail Work Crew
A jail inmate never made it to Bay City after fleeing a work crew Tuesday, but he did encounter a police dog named Ronda, a Belgian Malinois, who found 19-year-old John P. Nugent hiding in a commercial trash bin Tuesday night, The Bay City Times reports.
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‘The Biggest Loser’ For Dogs
As part of the Village Park Animal Hospital's first Canine Biggest Loser Program, which played off the hit television show, Auggie a 10-year-old Yorkie lost two pounds and 15 percent of his body weight. Vets say more pet owners should consider similar diet and exercise changes, The (Palm Springs, Calif.) Desert Sun reports.
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10/31/2008 8:23:15 PM

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