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American Dogs

During the “Dog Days of Summer,” we examined America’ stories through its dogs. You’ll be amazed by stories about the dogs of 9-11, the first seeing eye dog in the U.S., and how the K-9 corps of World War II was made up of people’s pets.

The Newfoundland That Belonged to President Grant’s Family

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Ulysses S. Grant (1822-1885) and his wife Julia moved into the White House with four children for what was to become a two-term stay (1869-1877).

Newfoundland and Grant

President Grant’s Newfoundland Dog

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Ulysses S. Grant (1822-1885) and his wife Julia moved into the White House with four children for what was to become a two-term stay (1869-1877).

Newfoundland and Grant

25 Rescue Dogs’ Cross-Country Caravan from L.A. to Maine

What do you do if you run a dog rescue operation near Los Angeles

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and want to move to Maine—with the dogs? Maybe you do what David Rosenfelt and his wife, Debbie Myers, did.

Rescue dogs

Gold Rush Dog: Nero

Nero was a big St. Bernard who became an important figure during

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the Klondike Gold Rush in the late 1890s.

gold rush dog

Geronimo: A Mobility/Stability Dog

As a veterinarian and hematologist, Dodds knew that blood donated by greyhounds is compatible with most dog blood types, so her first effort involved rescuing dogs who were being retired from racetracks. The usual process for Hemopet is to keep the dog as a blood donor for about a year, during which the blood drawn can be offered to veterinarians nationwide to save the lives of other animals. When the dog has been with them for 12-18 months, they then find good homes for them.

stability dog
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