Posts tagged ‘dogs’

Dog Days

My dog Gabby has the best sense of humor. I’m not anthropomorphizing–she loves to tease my Dad, Stepmom, and little brother. She’ll sneak up behind my dad…

Sheepdogs Save Australia’s Endangered Little Penguins

Man’s best friend is proving to be a best friend to endangered wildlife as well — namely little penguins (Eudyptula minor) of Australia’s Middle Island. Two Maremma sheepdogs, bred to guard against wolves in Italy’s mountains, have helped save the penguin colony from collapse, according to an article published last week in the New Zealand Herald.

Sniffing Out Zebra Mussels

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) announced last week that it will start using dogs to assist inspections of recreational watercraft for zebra mussels. This makes Minnesota the second U.S. state to implement a program that enlists dogs to sniff out the invasive species.