The DogChannel Newswire (12-05-09)

Oprah interviews Bo; a therapy dog is honored; and other news.

Disabled Vet Sues McDonald’s
A disabled Army veteran claims that employees at an McDonald’s were angered with his service dog upon entering a store, CNN reports by video. More >>

Oprah Descends on White House for Interview, Meets Bo

Oprah and Obama, teamed up again. The billionaire talk show host descended on the White House on Thursday, accompanied by a giant array of personnel and equipment, to interview President Barack Obama for her coming prime-time Christmas television special, The Baltimore Sun reports. More >>

Lap dogs Get 2nd Chance: Heigl Foots Bill

When a glut of a particular kind of dog exists in shelters in one part of the country, can they be helped somewhere else? Katherine Heigl of Grey’s Anatomy is another person who says yes, USA Today reports. More >>

A New State Dog Could Have Its Day in Missouri
Watch out, bobwhite quail and three-toed box turtle — there may be a new state critter in Missouri next year. Rep. Jason Brown has filed legislation to make the Newfoundland dog the official canine breed of Missouri, reports. More >>

‘Pets As Therapy’ Dog Honoured at Hospital Ceremony
A Border Collie who visits hospital patients to assist their rehabilitation has been honored by a hospital trust. The dog visits the hospital every week with his owner, Sue Cole, BBC News reports. More >>


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