The DogChannel Newswire (06-10-08)

Shelters keep tight leash on adoptions; dog survives ride through a tornado; and other dog news.

Posted: June 10, 2008, 5 a.m. EDT

Drug Dog Sniffs Out 25 Pounds of Marijuana
Grayson County, Okla., investigators stopped a car over the weekend. When the driver began acting suspicious, deputies called in Sherman's K9 Unit. The drug dog alerted authorities to 25 pounds of marijuana hiding in the trunk, (Okla.) reports.
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Malaysia’s Pirated Disc-Sniffing Dog Dies
A dog trained to sniff out pirated discs, from a Malaysian unit which criminals have made threats against, has been found dead in the undisclosed location where it was kept, and authorities were trying to determine the cause of death, AFP reports.
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Shelters Keep Tight Leash on Adoptions
Adopting a pet from Washington-area animal shelters and rescue groups has long been known as one of the region's signature hassles – requiring home visits, medical reviews of pets already in the home, interviews with each member of the family, reference checks, training courses, and copies of lease pet clauses, The Washington Post reports.
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Pet Dog Rescued From Sea
A dog walker’s trip to the beach with an English Bull Terrier ended in a full-scale rescue, lifeboat and all, after the dog swam out to sea after her favorite ball and couldn’t make it back to shore alone, The Press Association reports.
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Dog Survives Tornado Toto Impression
On Saturday, when a tornado swept through Richton Park, Ill., Rottweiler Chase was hanging out in the backyard of Sandra Holmes' house. That is, until the tornado picked him up and took him on the ride of his life. Residents found him more than a block away in the woods, dazed and shocked, but alive, CBS2Chicago reports.
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