The DogChannel Newswire (06-15-10)

Dogs protect golf course at the U.S. Open; new solutions for pet allergies; and other news.

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

Dogs Protect the U.S. Open
Ostermann's nose is so good he can smell a gun. That's why he’s one of a dozen Labrador Retrievers brought in to the U.S. Open in Pebble Beach, Calif., this week to make sure that the nation's largest golf event of the year goes off without any bombs, guns or other destructive devices getting onto the course, the San Jose (Calif.) Mercury News reports.
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New Solutions for Pet Allergies
Do you suffer from allergies? You might not be alone: Your pet may be suffering, too. When pets suffer, they are at least as miserable as we are -- and maybe more. Instead of the runny noses, itchy eyes, sneezing or wheezing allergies mean to many people, pet allergies typically show up as scratching, chewing, rubbing, head-shaking or diarrhea, ABC News reports.
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Puppy Mills Decline as Tougher Laws Take Hold
Tough laws are forcing commercial dog breeders to leave the business in Pennsylvania, known as the puppy mill capital of the East, according to The Associated Press. In 2009 there were 303 Pennsylvania commercial dog breeders defined as anyone selling or transferring more than 60 dogs a year or selling a single dog to a pet store. This year the number of commercial breeders has waned to 111, The Associated Press reports.
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Missouri Prison Adds Dog-Training Program
Another Missouri prison will have inmates train rescue dogs to help make them more adoptable. Corrections Department director George Lombardi will be at the Crossroads Correctional Center in Cameron, Mo., on Wednesday to welcome the dogs and meet the offenders selected for the Puppies for Parole program, The Associated Press reports.
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