dogs

By - 3/30/13 - 5:11 pm

A concerned citizen complains:

Can someone PLEASE do something about all the unleashed dogs in the Arboretum? I should be able to take my kids there without being accosted multiple times by dogs bigger than them running full bore at them. Nobody to enforce?

By - 3/30/13 - 9:06 am

The Herald reports BPD is now investigating the incident, which happened as tensions are rising between dog owners who keep their pets leashed in the park and those who don't.

By - 3/3/13 - 1:08 pm

Brian D'Amico and AlertNewEngland report a man went over the seawall at the Castle island Sugar Bowl to try to rescue his dog, then couldn't get back up over the seawall. The firefighters of Ladder 19 pulled him back over - along with the dog.

By - 2/27/13 - 7:43 am

The Parks and Recreation Commission approved a plan this week to set up a rotating system of dog areas on the Common, to be funded by two private groups.

Under the plan, five areas - three along Beacon Street and two near the Parkman Bandstand - will be designated as dog area, but only two will be in use at any one time. The... Read more

By - 2/26/13 - 5:01 pm

Late this afternoon, Boston firefighters and EMTs rushed to the Jamaica Pond boathouse, off of which a man took a plunge into the ice-covered water after his dog did likewise, a day after a woman and her dog had to be rescued from the icy depths. Both man and beast got themselves out and left the scene before emergency responders could ask any embarrassing... Read more

By - 2/25/13 - 4:55 pm

Boston EMS tweets the woman was taken to a local hospital this afternoon to be checked out after firefighters and police managed to get her out. The dog was also recovered alive, Alex Jones tweets.

By - 2/23/13 - 4:19 pm

Mike Ball reports from the Boston Snow Dog Run today near the Stony Brook Reservation skating rink.

Those of us with images of driven Ititarod racers fairly devouring 1,000 miles of ice and snow were obviously amused at the huskies playing with each other and sometimes pulling in different directions. It seems they are largely pets who have a great time. Getting them competitive

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By - 2/17/13 - 10:26 am

Boston Zest shows us three leonbergers, a breed of dog nobody here at UHub World HQ had ever heard of before.

By - 1/14/13 - 8:00 am
Wounding catch basin

Offending basin with paw for scale.

A concerned pet-owning citizen complains about catch basins along the East Boston stadium and Greenway:

my dog was running upon the snow suddenly he started yelling and crying i try to see what happen to him he had gotten is leg stuck and in the momentum fractured two bones. ... my little one fracture his legs and will cost me at list four thousand.

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By - 1/11/13 - 7:33 am

Lehane fans searching for his missing beagle say the town wants them to start taking down the hundreds of flyers they've put up with her picture, Wicked Local Brookline reports.

By - 12/25/12 - 8:27 pm

Missing TessaMissing Tessa

The writer writes tonight:

[O]ur recent and beloved rescue dog, Tessa, jumped the fence in Brookline and has been roaming through the wilds of Coolidge Corner for the last 24 hours. It's possible she's staying in some good Samaritan's home right now or has tucked herself away

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By - 10/28/12 - 7:04 pm

Boxer

Leslee watched a Halloween pet parade in the Back Bay yesterday. One of the participants was this boxer.

Posted under this Creative Commons license and in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.... Read more

By - 10/20/12 - 2:07 pm

UPDATE: Logan the labradoodle back with owners, safe and sound.

Missing dogLogan, a year-old mini labradoodle, was last seen around 3:45 p.m. yesterday at Tenean Beach.

He has an olive drab collar with a neon orange stripe. He's small, maybe 20 lbs., and dark brown.

Also: " He spent the night... Read more

By - 10/5/12 - 5:51 pm

The Globe reports the teen is expected to survive, as is the dog a police officer shot this afternoon in Maverick Square.

By - 9/20/12 - 10:30 am

The Dorchester Reporter interviews a woman who says she was walking her leashed dog at Victory Road Park near the gas tank when an unleashed pack of dogs attacked first her pet and then her:

At this point I realized that she was about to be disemboweled and I had to do something. I started kicking the dogs as hard as I could and

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By - 8/23/12 - 10:08 am

WBZ reports the MSPCA is beginning to see cases of dogs falling ill after ingesting rat poison while out and about - two in the North End over the past week. The city says that while it does put out rat poison, it doesn't leave the stuff out in the open where dogs might get at it.... Read more

By - 8/23/12 - 8:47 am

Tom Menino and City Councilor Rob Consalvo, however, are aghast at a law that overrides the city pit-bull ordinance.

By - 6/22/12 - 12:41 pm

The MSPCA reports Mace the pomeranian mix is now short a couple of toes, which had to be amputated after getting mangled at the top of an escalator at the Forest Hills T stop:

The doctors concluded that Mace's foot was so damaged that surgery was scheduled the following day to remove two of his toes. Doctors at Angell expect Mace will make a

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