The DogChannel Newswire (06-22-10)

Dogs walk the halls of Congress; Arizona shelter tries to save 10,000 animals; and other news.

Posted: June 22, 2010, 2 a.m. EDT

Dogs Walk the Halls of Congress
They are the ultimate Capitol Hill insiders, privy to high-powered meetings between lawmakers and lobbyists, able to just saunter into congressional offices — no appointment necessary. We're talking about dogs. A couple of dozen roam the halls of power in the Capitol every day, The Washington Post reports.
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App Helps You Choose and Raise a Dog
Bringing a new dog into the household can be a daunting task. Animal Instinct's DogBeMine iPhone app aims to alleviate the headaches of beginner pet ownership by giving you all the information you need to properly select a dog and integrate it into your household, PC World reports.
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‘Lemon Laws’ for Pets Are Useful When Applied
Ever bought a pet and ended up with a "lemon"? If so, you're not alone. Irremediably ill — albeit perfectly lovable — pets are commonplace wherever animals are bought and sold. Which is why lemon laws now exist to protect consumers of pets the same way they protect us from getting stuck with defective cars and other property, USA Today reports.
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Arizona Shelter Tries to Save 10,000 Animals
The Pima Animal Care Center in Tucson, Ariz., is launching a campaign to save at least 10,000 animals from being euthanized this year. A center spokeswoman says they've saved more than 9,600 animals so far this year, surpassing the 9,000 animals saved last year. To get them to their goal of 10,000, the center is offering every adoptable animal in its shelter for a discounted adoption fee of $10, The Associated Press reports.
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