The DogChannel Newswire (08-31-08)

Tunes to soothe your dog; record-breaking animal rescue in West Virginia; and other news.

Posted: August 31, 2008, 5 a.m. EDT

Music to Soothe Your Savage Beast
A writer enjoys the company of her iTunes while she works and has often wondered if her dog, The Doone, likes music. While the dog appears to have her favorites (The Beach Boys, The Police, Aimee Mann and The Beatles) and her not-so-favorites (opera and anything by Elliot Smith), it’s difficult to tell if certain songs truly move her one way or the other, the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
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Boulder Pet Store Offers ‘Bark for Obama’ Buttons
A pet store in Boulder has taken Barack Obama’s campaign to the dogs. Farfels pet store says their “Bark Obama for President” buttons have been selling like – hot dog biscuits, reports.
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Your Dog May Want to Shed Those Kilos
Dogs and cats as fat as hogs are getting a chance to be South Africa’s biggest loser — in a pet-slimming competition. This year’s Hill’s Pet Slimmer of the Year Award is on the prowl for pets who have shed their target weight by Sunday, The Times (South Africa) reports.
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It’s Back to School for Dogs, Too
The good thing about the kids being home all summer is that the family dog gets 24/7 entertainment. The bad thing is that the dog gets used to the kids being home with the increased activity and commotion. When that ends, the dog misses it and gets bored, the Coloradoan reports.
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Record-Breaking Animal Rescue
It is perhaps the largest animal rescue in West Virginia history. Now, dozens of volunteers are trying to find homes for 1,000 dogs rescued from a Parkersburg puppy mill. The owner is denying any wrongdoing, but chose to give up the purebred dogs rather than face possible prosecution, WCHS TV reports.
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