Jul. 9—Meet Lego. This 4- to 5-year-old female boxer mix has been inside the shelter since June 16. She has a high energy level, so, if adopted, she will need plenty of daily exercise. Described as "loose and wiggly," she comes to you when called. Lego does pull on a leash, but this can be resolved with obedience training. She's also food motivated and knows both "sit" and "down" commands. She gets along with other dogs but is not a fan of cats in the shelter environment. To adopt Lego, call the Joplin Humane Society at 417-623-3642 or visit him at 140 E. Emperor Lane.
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If you've ever glanced over at your dog and noticed he winked at you, you're not seeing things. Find out more about what the behavior might mean.
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The Wellesley Police Department in Massachusetts said they reunited a family with their allegedly stolen black Labrador puppy on July 25.Police said the 8-month-old dog, named Ember, was taken from a family’s front yard on July 22. Officers tracked down the suspects by identifying a vehicle that had circled the home before the dog’s disappearance.Wellesley detectives and officers, working with Framingham Police officers, found Ember on July 25 and charged two Framingham residents with receiving stolen property over $1,200 and conspiracy, officials said.Illana Nissenbaum, one of the dog’s owners, told local media, "We were heartbroken and we just wanted to know that she was okay.”The Wellesley Police Department released this video of the owners being reunited with their puppy. Credit: Wellesley Police Department via Storyful
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- USA TODAY
Competitors took their dogs to the sea for the UK's only dog surfing championship.