The DogChannel Newswire (02-26-10)

Virginia couple’s dog found in Florida; what your dog’s name says about you; other news.

Posted: February 26, 2010, 2 a.m. EST

British Bomb-Sniffing Dog Honored With Military Medal
An 8-year-old black Labrador Retriever named Treo is being decorated for his work sniffing out explosives in Afghanistan. He is being given Britain's Dickin Medal, awarded for bravery and commitment in wartime. It's the highest military honor an animal can receive, The Associated Press reports.
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Los Angeles Goes After Unlicensed Dogs to Raise Funds
Cash-strapped Los Angeles City Council voted Tuesday to have two departments share information in order to track down people who haven't licensed their pets. Getting all dogs licensed would mean at least an additional $3.6 million in fees to the city, The Associated Press reports.
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Virginia Couple’s Dog Found in Florida
A Virginia couple has been reunited with their German Shepherd, who was found hundreds of miles from home in Florida. Pamela Holt says she thought DeLand Animal Control Officer Gary Thomas was playing a "mean trick" when he called to say he found 18-month-old Deacon. The dog had been missing since December, The Associated Press reports.
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What Your Dog’s Name Says About You
Dog owners are famously thought to look like their pets, but what you decide to call your dog in the first place probably reveals more about your personality than you expect. According to the experts, the name you choose for your dog reveals your expectations, interests and yearnings, Forbes reports.
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Stephanie   North Canton, OH

2/27/2010 8:45:30 AM

Thanks for the updates!

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