The DogChannel Newswire (04-15-10)

Bo Obama celebrates one-year anniversary; police K9s get bulletproof vests; other news.

Posted: April 15, 2010, 2 a.m. EDT

Happy Anniversary, Bo Obama
It's been exactly a year since President Obama took in the latest White House pooch, a Portuguese Water Dog his daughters dubbed Bo. Since then, Bo has been a frequent sight on the White House lawn and a favorite subject of the White House photographers, USA Today reports.
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California Police K9s Get Bulletproof Vests
Aris and his two fellow Palo Alto, Calif., police dogs, Amigo and Ilan, were presented Tuesday with bulletproof vests emblazoned with their names. They were the latest beneficiaries of Vest ‘N P.D.P., a nonprofit program run by Susie Jean, a Socorro, N.M., woman who has dedicated her career to protecting K9s since she saw one shot on a TV news program eight years ago, the San Jose Mercury News reports.
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Rescue Dog Honored as His Successor Is Shown Off
Mary Flood's new dog, BB, is still training to be as good a search-and-rescue dog as her old canine, Jake. On Tuesday, the black Labrador Retriever-mix hunted down a felt toy while his predecessor Jake was honored, posthumously, for his service. Flood accepted a plaque for Jake's efforts trying to find lost and injured people at the World Trade Center after the 2001 attacks and Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans in 2005, The Salt Lake Tribune reports.
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Dogs, Cats and Squirrels, Oh My: Pet-Friendly Offices
To make their workplaces more enjoyable, many business owners have tried welcoming employees' four-legged friends or their own pets. Some say the animals ended up becoming permanent fixtures because their innocent and playful nature instantly boosted morale. But others say frequent interruptions or damages made them regret the move, The Wall Street Journal reports.
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