American Dogs

Rinda, Daughter of Rin-Tin-Tin

Rin-Tinda (known as Rinda), the daughter of Rin-Tin-Tin IV, spent most of her life living with missionary... continue »

President H.W. Bush’s Service Dog

The Bush family has always had dogs and loved them... continue »

St. Bernard in TV Show Topper

A big, goofy Saint Bernard named Neil starred in the television show Topper in the 1950s. Topper was the first fantasy sitcom on television. While... continue »

John Muir’s Dog Stickeen

Stickeen wasn’t even naturalist John Muir’s dog, yet he was Muir’s faithful companion as... continue »

Zachary Taylor’s White House Pet–a Horse

Zachary Taylor, a well-known war hero, arrived in Washington, D.C. to be President of the United States in 1849 after serving for many years in... continue »

Race of Mercy to Nome, Alaska, 1925

The "race of mercy" was a daring and difficult trip to deliver medicine to Nome, Alaska in 1925. High numbers of children in Nome were... continue »

Dog Foils Valentine Thieves

Theft of Valentines Prevented by Observant Dog Often when I’m researching a story, I come upon another piece of information that is just too good... continue »

Marmaduke: The Story

Marmaduke made his first appearance in the newspaper comic pages in 1954.... continue »

Admiral Richard Byrd’s Dog, Igloo

Admiral Richard E. Byrd with Igloo, his Pet Wire Fox Terrier, Portrait, circa 1920's. (Photo by: Universal History Archive/UIG via Getty... continue »

The Dog Who Helps With Speech Therapy

When Jen Nance Yost became a speech pathologist six years ago, her first position involved working in a private pediatric practice. She never dreamed that... continue »

Brownie the Town Dog of Daytona Beach

The stray dog must have been about a year old when he wandered down Orange Avenue to Beach Street in Daytona Beach in 1940. The... continue »

President James Garfield and Dog Veto

President James Garfield (1831-1881) was a well-known and experienced politician when he became president... continue »