Did you ever wake up in the wrong bed?

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War Dog II
The legend of the bin Laden hunter continues.

MAY 12, 2011

Staff Sgt. Philip Mendoza and his military working dog, Rico, wearing specially made goggles,
train aboard a helicopter at Joint Base Balad, Iraq.

U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Elizabeth RissmillerWarDogsII

U.S. Army 1st Sgt. Chris Lalonde, center, holds his military working dog, Sgt. Maj. Fosco, while jumpmaster Kirby Rodriguez, behind them, deploys his parachute during the military's first tandem airborne jump with a canine from an altitude of 12,500 feet onto Gammon Parade Field on Ft. Leonard Wood, Mo., on Sept. 18, 2009.
U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Vince Vander Maarel

Lance Cpl. Trevor M. Smith, a 20-year-old combat tracker dog handler with the
II Marine Expeditionary Force, taunts Grek, a military working dog.

U.S. Marines Photo

Rrespect follows a trail of kibble into a darkened box as part of a test of puppy courage and perseverance.
The puppies names all are preceded with the letter "R" to show that they came from the "R" litter and
to "indicate that they were bred through the program at Lackland."

U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Bennie J. Davis III

Military working dog trainer Andrew Chumbler pats Rruuk, providing positive reinforcement
after Rruuk successfully completed a pursuit training.

U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Benne J. Davis III

WarDogs2-6Lance Cpl. Daniel Franke, a dog handler attached to Alpha Company,
1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, Regimental Combat Team 2,
enjoys a quiet moment in Towrah Ghundey, Afghanistan, on June 11, 2010.

Photo: Cpl. Daniel Blatter

Rebecca Frankel is deputy managing editor of
and writes a weekly war-dog feature for The Best Defense.

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Dogs and tiger playing together

Video by BigCatHaven

Dogs and cats living together - mass hysteria! This video is a simple clip of dogs being their usual, playful selves, and a tiger being its usual... what's usual for a tiger? And who keeps a tiger for a pet anyway? This adorable video may raise more questions than answers.
The clip is a reminder that big cats are really just cats. That are big. The video comes from an organization that focuses on responsible exotic pet ownership.You might be surprised that "keep your dogs away from a grumpy tiger" is apparently not part of being a responsible owner.

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Kinship Circle’s Courtney Chandel feeds and comforts a dog
outside a no-pets evacuation center in Rikuzentakatashi

Kinship Circle

The local Japanese vet, Dr Sasaki in the heavy-hit Sendai area

Japan Earthquake Animal Rescue and Support

Akane Ito embraces her dog Mei at an evacuation center in Natori near Sendai. Mei was returned to her today,
seven days after she went missing following the earthquake triggered tsunami.


Make shift Kennel made from chairs and possessions

Associated Press

Shoko Igarashi hugs her dog that will have to be looked after by friends
while she goes into a shelter in Koriyama in Fukushima prefecture.



An Akita, named Shane swam through chest-high water before being reunited with Kamata-san, his person.

Japan Earthquake Animal Rescue and Support

Loyal Friend: Refused to abandon injured Canine partner

Loyal Dog Won't Leave Injured Friend Behind

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Ban survived for three weeks atop a floating roof and is reunited with owner.

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Images from Japan Earthquake Animal Rescue and Support

A set of paw prints near a chicken coop, so the animal they belong to must have somehow survived the tsunami.

A heartbreaking reminder of a lost or shattered life.

Sheltered and Safe

One of the dogs who got lost in the earthquake-tsunami disaster.





Man is reunited with his muddied dog. March 13, 2011

Woman holding her dog reacts after evacuating following a tsunami warning in Kamaishi,
Iwate Prefecture, northern Japan, Monday, March 14, 2011

A family takes a rest with a pet dog at a shelter at Minamisanriku town, Miyagi prefecture, northern Japan.

Tsuyoshi Matsumoto / AP

A girl who has been isolated at a makeshift facility to screen,
cleanse and isolate people with high radiation levels, looks at her dog through a window in Nihonmatsu.


A man holds his dog as they are scanned for levels of radiation in Koriyama, Fukushima Prefecture, Japan, Sunday, March 13, 2011. Friday's quake and tsunami damaged two nuclear reactors at a power plant in the prefecture, and at least one of them appeared to be going through a partial meltdown, raising fears of a radiation leak.

Mark Baker / AP

A woman holds her dog as they are scanned for radiation at a temporary scanning center for residents living close to the quake-damaged Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant Wednesday, March 16, 2011, in Koriyama, Fukushima Prefecture, Japan.

AP Photo/Gregory Bull



Japan Earthquake Animal Rescue


Loyal Dog Won't Leave Injured Friend Behind

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Woman awaits transportation


Two rescuers saving do

Associated Press


A Swiss rescue worker with her dog Betsy waits to depart for Japan, at the Swiss Air Rescue base in Kloten March 12, 2011. The international community started to send disaster relief teams on Saturday to help Japan after it suffered a massive earthquake and tsunami, with the United Nations sending a group to help co-ordinate work.

REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann

A search and rescue dog and members of the German Federal Agency for Technical Relief (THW) wait to board an airplane heading for Japan at the Frankfurt-Hahn airport near the western German city of Lautzenhausen.


Following Japan's earthquake and tsunami, a rescue team of the German Federal Agency
for Technical Relief waits to depart from Tokyo to assist with relief efforts.

Hannibal Hanschke/EPA

Misawa - United States Agency for International Development search and rescue dogs
along with their handlers arrived at Misawa Air Base, Japan Mar. 13, 2011.

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Marie Brown

The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) dispatched a 5-man team of search specialists
along with their rescue dogs to Japan. MAJ Tan Loo Ping, and three of the search team officers
that just left for Japan, had just returned from Christchurch, NZ on 6 March 2011.


Rescue dogs are tended to by their handlers from the Los Angeles County search and rescue team in a gymnasium being set up as their base after arriving at the Setamai school in Sumita, northern Japan, Monday, March 14, 2011. Two search and rescue teams from Fairfax County, Virginia, and Los Angeles County in the U.S. and a team from the U.K. with combined numbers of around 225 personnel have arrived in northern Japan to help in the aftermath of the earthquake and tsunami.

Matt Dunham/AP Photo

Rescue dogs of the Fairfax County search and rescue team from Virginia prepare for the night
at a gymnasium in Sumita in northeatern Japan, on March 14, 2011.


U.S. search and rescue dogs sit on the floor of a gymnasium after arriving with their handlers
at the Setamai school in Sumita, northern Japan, Monday, March 14, 2011.


Members of a US rescue team conduct a search for survivors.

A rescue worker searches through the rubble with a sniffer dog for survivors and victims in Natori, Miyagi Prefecture,
on March 16, 2011, following the massive earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan on March 11


A rescue worker and a rescue dog look for missing people who were lost in the tsunami, in Natori,
Miyagi Prefecture, on March 14, 2011.


Search and rescue dog searches earthquake rubble for victims.


L.A. County Fire Captain Bill Monahan with search dog Hunter

Credit: Courtesy National Disaster Search Dog Foundation

K-9 search and rescue team on patrol.

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Mixing It Up

Credit: Amanda Davy








Getting Ready

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Left Behind: New York’s Shelter Dogs
Charlotte Dumas/Julie Saul Gallery

Name: Jane
Shelter: Animal Farm Foundation

Name: Unknown
Shelter: Animal Care Center (Brooklyn)

Name: Gretta
Shelter: Animal Farm Foundation

Name: Unknown
Shelter: Animal Care Center (Brooklyn)

Name: Kinko
Shelter: Animal Farm Foundation

Name: King
Shelter: Animal Care Center (Manhattan)

Bo, the Obama family dog, plays in the snow during a blizzard on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington.ppy Howlidogs!


A lone young swan defends its territory against a playful dog at a lake in Virginia Water, England.


A woman carries an umbrella as she walks down the sidewalk in the Bronx during heavy snow on Sunday, Decembere 26.


A New Yorker struggle to walk through a snowbank on the upper west side in New York after a blizzard dropped 18 to 20 inches of snow in the area.


Smiley in avalanche rescue practice in Austria.



A traveler sleeps in the Hoboken Rail Terminal as her dog looks out of her case. Many travelers spent the night sleeping in the terminal as New Jersey Transit shut down all forms of transportation due to a blizzard in the New York area.


Happy Howlidogs!


Tinnie, a 12 week old French Bulldog, stands with a jacket in the snow in Wasserkuppe, Germany


Nila, a german shepherd cross, poses on the red carpet with other dogs attending the Battersea Dogs and Cats Home's 150th year "Collars and Coats Gala Ball" at Battersea Power Station in London.


Japanese dog gets a wash and manicure treatment at an upscale dog spa
in downtown Tokyo, Japan.


No, I have definitely NOT seen your lipstick!

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Hero Target with Teddy Bear

Courtesy of Sargeant Terry Young

The Nanny

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There's no explaining love.

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Miniature pig Elvira and German shepherd puppy Walter get to know each other during a press conference of the pet fair in Berlin, Germany.



chained wolf retaliates against a dog during a traditional hunting festival in the Kyrgyz village of Bokonbayevo north of Bishkek.


A wolf belonging to unseen Belarus zoologist Dmitry Shamovich runs on his farm near a town of Sosnovy Bor some 300 km north of Minsk. Since 2004 he has raised twelve wolves.



The dogs are trained to remain calm even if the student becomes stressed, frustrated or aggitated, and can be helpful in calming the student down.

Suzanne DeChillo/The New York Times

Problems socializing and communicating are typical of autism, and the therapy dogs help to draw out the students. Dutchess, a golden retriever, joins Courtney Peggs, an occupational therapist assistant, in working with a student.

Suzanne DeChillo/The New York Times

With the help of symbols held up by Ms. Peggs,
the student can request an opportunity to walk or pet Dutchess.

Suzanne DeChillo/The New York Times

Extreme Dog Training Suit, Madrid

Photo: Robert Coane

A US Army soldier trains an attack dog at Camp FOB Wilson
in Zari district in southern Kandahar province


A demonstrator from the far-right English Defence League is bitten by a police dog
during a march in Leicester, central England.


HELP!!! I'm being mauled by a troll!'

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I swear a Big Doberman busted in and just tore the place up....

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Doggies Everywhere

Photo: Robert Coane

Café Society - Vienna

Photo: Robert Coane

Have we met before?

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Cat, what cat?

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I don't know. Maybe it's a chew toy.

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Whatcha got there?

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Ahhh, the fresh, relaxing aroma of feet.......

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Submitted by Legend

This feels like a visually representation of a joke that I don't know the punchline to. Anyone have any idea why Alec Baldwin was outside the "Late Show" theater with a mini horse being ridden by a dog and corralled by the pinkest lady there ever was?

Photo: WireImage


Swatch, mascot at Mood Fabrics

Photo: Eric Sauma

Tear it up!!!

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I'll drink to that!

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Privacy, please....

Hot Dachsdog on Parade

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What's the Rush?

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Ruby, a bedbug-sniffing beagle for, inspected a child’s bedroom in Queens

Photo: Kirsten Luce for The New York Times

Schnauzer detail from the painting "The Raising of Lazarus" ca. 1480, by the Dutch
artist Geertgen tot Sint Jans at the Louvre

Courtesy of Gail Mackiernan, Katahdin Standard Schnauzers

Bipartisan Support

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Easy Rider

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A small dog wears a face mask for protection against forest fire smoke in Moscow . The daily mortality rate in Moscow has doubled and morgues are overflowing amid an acrid smog caused by the worst heatwave in Russia's thousand-year history.


Cholli, a German shepherd, nurses puma cubs in the zoo of the city of Samara, Russia. To protect the newborn kittens from possible aggression of their own puma parents, the cubs were given to Cholli to raise. The dog, which already has five puppies, accepted the puma cubs as her own.

Photo: EPA


Suibmitted by Rosaly López


Submitted by Edita Nazaraite


Submitted by Edita Nazaraite

A search and rescue dog leaps through the arms of his trainer from the Engineering Regiment of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) during a demonstrationat a military base on the outskirts of Beijing.



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