The DogChannel Newswire (12-16-09)

Family finds lost dog at parade; former racing Greyhounds up for adoption; and other news.

Posted: December 16, 2009, 5 a.m. EST

Chihuahua Survives Health Crises to Win Cutest Dog Title
A 9-pound Chihuahua who roams his owner's medical offices in a white lab coat and poses fetchingly in sunglasses has survived several medical crises to win a contest that will help homeless animals for decades, USA Today reports.
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New Ind. Dog Breeding Rules To Take Effect
Commercial dog breeders and brokers must register with the state of Indiana under a new law that takes effect Jan. 1. Under the law passed last April, commercial brokers must register if they sell at least 500 dogs or puppies per year. Breeders must register if they have more than 20 unspayed female dogs at least 12 months old, The Associated Press reports.
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Family Finds Lost Dog at Local Parade
Buddy spent more than three months at the Santa Cruz Humane Society while staff searched for an adoptive home that could treat his hip dysplasia. But when staff and volunteers brought the 11-month-old Golden Retriever to the Christmas light parade in Nogales, Ariz., on Dec. 5, his family recognized him, Nogales International reports.
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Greyhounds Going Up for Adoption as Dog Track Closes
As Roxanne prepared to travel to the veterinarian's office, it became apparent that she had much to learn about retirement. The sweet Greyhound had never seen stairs before, was frightened of the leash and had to be hoisted aboard the makeshift bus. Roxanne's racing days are over at Kenosha, Wisconsin’s Dairyland Greyhound Park, which is going out of business Dec. 31, the Chicago Tribune reports.
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lala   salinas, CA

12/16/2009 7:15:59 PM

great buddy story and cute chi story

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