The DogChannel Newswire (10-13-07)

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Lost Dog Walks Seven Miles to Find His Home
Bailey didn’t need MapQuest or a navigation system to find his way back to his Pennsylvania home. Instead, the 10-year-old Bichon Frise dog used his nose, The Associated Press reports. Read the article >>

Dancing Dogs Big Hit at Fair
Thirteen dogs and three human partners performed choreographed routines to music at the State Fair of Texas three times a day. The dogs wore elaborate attire – sparkly bandannas, bow ties and fluffy leis – but only around their furry necks, The Dallas Morning News reports. Read the article >>

Fire Breaks Out as Veterinarian Operates on Dog
A fire broke out at Jasmine Animal Hospital Thursday in Springdale, Penn. as veterinarian Mark Jasmine operated on a dog. Officials said Jasmine took the dog outside, finished operating and rushed back inside to help, WPXI-TV (Pittsburgh) reports. Read the article >>

Macho Dog Contest Coming to California
In an effort to curb illegal dogfighting by providing a safe and harmless alternative, the North County Humane Society (California) announced Thursday that it will host the city’s first Macho Dog Contest in December in Oceanside, Calif., The North County Times reports. Read the article >>

Woman Says Officer Shot Her Dog
A woman said her dog was shot to death by an off-duty Omaha police officer. The officer states the dog was vicious and he acted appropriately, KETV (Omaha, Neb.) reports. Read the article >>

Dogs on Restaurant Patios Now Optional in Denver
The Denver Board of Environmental Health voted unanimously to approve city regulation changes, which lets the eateries decide whether to allow pets on their patios, The Rocky Mountain News reports. Read the article >>

Iowa Burglar Steals Dog
A Des Moines, Iowa man is without his best friend after a burglar broke into his home and stole his Miniature Pinscher, Duke, The Des Moines Register reports. Read the article >>

Dog Owner Won’t Be Charged for Shooting Mountain Lion
A Wisconsin man who shot and killed a mountain lion that was attacking his dog will not be charged after it was determined he was acting in self defense, The Denver Channel reports. Read the article >>

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