American Dogs

Helen Keller’s Dogs

Helen Keller’s life was filled with dogs. Though she was born before dogs were being trained as guide dogs for the blind, Keller knew what... continue »

Collie Travels 2500 Miles to Return to Oregon Home

In the 1920s, a collie mix was separated from his family in Wolcott, Indiana, where the family vacationed the summer of 1923. Frank and Elizabeth... continue »

Sled Dog Team Travels from Nome to D.C., 1907

A sled dog team making its way from Nome, Alaska, to Washington, D.C. in 1907 grabbed headlines across the nation. The trip was 8000 miles... continue »

A Dalmatian in the Civil War

A handsome dalmatian followed Quartermaster General Rufus Ingalls wherever he went at Army headquarters at City Point, Virginia. General Ingalls (1818-1893) returned from a short... continue »

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 »