The DogChannel Newswire (06-18-08)

Vick pit bull becomes a therapy dog; why more offices are going to the dogs; and other dog news.

Posetd: June 18, 2008, 5 a.m. EDT

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Dog Uses Trampoline to Escape
One moment Harvey, a 3-year-old Staffordshire Bull Terrier, was alone in the garden, the next he disappeared. Owner Laura Kidson is convinced the dog used her children's large blue and black trampoline next to the wire fence at their home in York, England, to make his escape, Telegraph (U.K.) reports.
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Vick Pit Bull Given Second Chance as a Therapy Dog
A pit bull rescued from former NFL quarterback Michael Vick's dogfighting stable has found a new life in California. Leo was rescued by "Our Pack", a San Francisco area group that rescues pit bulls, and has made the transformation from Vick dog to therapy dog in just five weeks thanks to a lot of love and leadership from his new owner, WBIR (Knoxville, Tenn.) reports.
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Why More Offices Are Going to the Dogs
For many companies, Friday's ninth annual Take Your Dog to Work Day will be the closest they get to experiencing a dog-friendly workplace, yet they’re on the rise. They're part of a broader shift: A younger generation is rejecting formal office culture in favor of fun workplaces that are fulfilling, The Christian Science Monitor reports.
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Island Bliss – and Potcake Pups – in the Caribbean
An international puppy airlift, an ongoing rescue effort, transports homeless Caribbean island dogs to the United States and Canada. Nearly 400 potcake dogs, a Mixed Breed common in the West Indies, have been relocated in the last two years from the Turks and Caicos Islands alone. Other programs rescue dogs from the Bahamas, Puerto Rico and St. Croix, the Los Angeles Times reports.
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Man, Dog in Car Survive Plunge Down Remote Cliff
Authorities said a man and his dog in a car survived a 200-foot fall down a remote cliff in southern England early Sunday morning. Officials say the man's dog, a black sheepdog named Zin Zan, could not be found. The dog later made his own way home and was discovered underneath the kitchen table, The Associated Press reports.
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Lori   Dallas, TX

6/19/2008 7:41:47 PM

I like being able to read several articles at a time instead of individually. I sometimes get side-tracked and miss the others.

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TMG   Kemah, TX

6/18/2008 9:51:22 AM

I am SO happy that Vick's dogs were transformed and given a second chance in life. All dogs deserve that.

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Patty   Youngstown, OH

6/18/2008 8:22:26 AM

Love the NEWSWIRE! HOORAY for the former-VICK 's pups!! ALL dogs are sweet and I am SO GLAD the creep is off the streets and where he belongs!!

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