Canine

  • TV goes to the dogs with first channel for canines, DOGTV July 26, 2013

    New York: Lonely, bored dogs left at home all day while their owners are at work could soon be getting some digital company - a TV channel with programming just for pooches. DOGTV, a 24/7 channel designed specifically for man's best friend, will air nationally next month on the US...
  • Delhi: Meet Simmy Malhotra, who quit her Dell job to save dying dogs May 30, 2013

    New Delhi: A passionate dog lover quit her well paying job to rescue and care for abandoned dogs in New Delhi. Her two-room house functions as a kennel for as many as 24 dogs at a time. Simmy Malhotra, who has been feted with the Godfrey Phillips Bravery Awards, has rescued...
  • Delhi Police's oldest canine to retire with honours March 10, 2013

    New Delhi: In her heydays, her sharp olfactory senses helped nab many hardened criminals and curb narcotics smuggling in the city. With age and instincts failing her, the oldest female canine in the Delhi Police dog squad is being retired at the ripe age of 11. Bought for Rs 5,000...
  • Meet Monty, a dog who can be your designated driver December 6, 2012

    Meet Monty, your designated driver, a dog who is fully trained to drive around and he's a lot better than just a decent driver. A charity in New Zealand is teaching rescued dogs how to drive a car, and Monty, the giant schnauzer is among the novice drivers who have learned...
  • Canine heroes of 9/11 set examples for GenNext September 9, 2011

    Annapolis: While there were hundreds of human heroes in the days following the September 11 attacks, there were four-legged heroes too -- the dogs who searched for survivors and bodies in the rubble of buildings and planes. A decade later, the 9/11 dogs still alive are long retired, but there's a...
  • Technology to create sniffer super dogs January 23, 2011

    London: Trained dogs are capable of finding bombs, people and other objects with the help of a handler. Now American scientists have developed a new system which could turn canines into remotely guided 'super dogs' that can take on dangerous tasks. Researchers at the Auburn University in the US, who were...
  • No sleep talk, no walk, It's sleep run March 4, 2009

    You've heard of people talking in their sleep -- Sometimes walking in their sleep. But a dog running in its sleep? ...
  • Too busy to own a dog? Now you can rent one May 8, 2008

    London: When you live in a big city and have a hectic lifestyle, owning a dog is pretty much impossible. An American firm now has a solution to this – offering dog rentals. The company, Flexpetz, offers part-time pets to dog-lovers who find it impossible to become full-time owners. The...
  • Dogs get their own bottled water October 31, 2007

    It seems one cannot pamper one's pooches enough. There's always something new for canine friends, whether it's a dog psychiatrists or dog hotels, diamond-studded collars and leashes, dog jewellery, canine beauty saloons or dog spas. This time, it's bottled water. Avery Beverages have a wide range of flavours, including some unpalatable-sounding ones...
  • These dogs have paws for a cause November 23, 2006

    Mumbai: Meet Honey and Sarah. These dogs work just as hard as anyone one of us for a living. But their's is certainly not a dog's life for these furry friends can brighten up a life. These canine companions are trained to perform simple commands, which go a long way...
  • A resort where dogs get 5-star treatment October 19, 2006

    Mumbai: An AC room with your own cot, all the privacy you need and a sprawling view of the greens – it's a Dog's life, and no one's complaining! Revathy Mukherjee plans to leave Mumbai this Diwali and expects nothing short of five star treatment for her six-month-old Spike in her...
  • Furry logic for your precious pooch October 19, 2006

    Mumbai: If you do manage a plane ticket and hotel booking, your next worry may be your pet. Where to leave your dog when you are out of town? Well, Mumbaikars need not worry about that anymore. Your furry friend is sure to get a five-star treatment. An AC room,...