The American Humane Association held its 11th Annual Hero Dog Awards gala on November 12, 2021, at the Eau Palm Beach Resort in Florida. The top prize and most heroic dog was awarded to Boone, a four-year-old Beagle Hound Mix from Pennsylvania who lost both his back legs as a puppy because of animal cruelty.
A six-month-long investigation into the theft of French Bulldog in March 2021, led to the discovery of a bigger underground dog trafficking organization in Florida.
A recent case study found that a man from Arizona may have infected both his pet dog and his cat with the COVID-19 virus. It is a first in the United States where genetic testing was used to determine if the virus came from the same strain.
When the McNeelises adopted a stray Corgi and Shetland Sheepdog mix in late September 2021, they had no idea the tragedy that would befall them three weeks after.
Lawmakers from both parties had written a letter to Dr. Anthony Fauci about alleged funding by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) of experimental drugs being tested on Beagle puppies.
A Texas couple traveling to Las Vegas over the weekend of September 26, 2021, got the surprise of their lives when their overweight luggage revealed a hidden stowaway.
Popstar Britney Spears decided that her new Doberman puppy, Porsha, would not be undergoing an ear cropping procedure. The puppy, gifted by her fiancè Sam Ashgari on October 2021, was the newest member of the growing doggie family of the pop singer with a Maltese and a Yorkie.
Northwest Indiana communities are adopting a humanitarian policy that bans the sale of puppies raised in puppy and kitten mills starting October 2021.
California passed a law that allows licensed veterinarians to run community blood banks where dog owners can have their pets donate blood. Veterinarians can then sell and transfer the animal blood or blood products where it is needed.
Garrett Mercado, the owner of a kennel outside Chicago, was convicted on October 1, 2021, for the 2019 fire that broke out in his kennel killing 29 dogs.