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San Francisco Considering Banning Sales of All Pets

A proposal to ban all pets sales in San Francisco is being considered by the city’s Board of Supervisors.

According to those who have proposed the ban, the rational behind it is twofold. It would encourage San Franciscans to adopt animals from shelters and rescue organization, and it would put an end to what animal rights activists claim are inhumane conditions in puppy mills and kitten factories.

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Something Stinks! Apartment Complexes Using DNA to Identify Dog Poop

If you’re one of those annoying people who walks a dog and doesn’t clean up after him, your days of anonymity may soon be over.

Some apartment complexes are going high-tech, using DNA testing on those doggie droppings to determine their origin and shine a spotlight of shame on the humans who let it happen.

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Our Five Favorite Videos of Rain and Ruger – Two Dogs Who Love to Drive

Learning to drive is certainly a new trick for Rain and Ruger, two Australian cattle dogs who were taught to operate a toy car. Their owners post clips of the pair in action on their YouTube channel, Fun With Pup And Jane, and

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World’s Ugliest Dog Winner Falls Off Stage [VIDEO]

When a Chihuahua named Yoda took the stage, she was just the latest pup to win the title of World’s Ugliest Dog. But when she accidentally fell off, she tumbled headlong into an elite class of celebrity — those who have been caught on video taking a spill on stage, including megastars RihannaBeyoncéKeith Urban and Justin Bieber. Luckily, Yoda was unharmed by the fall.

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Dyeing Dogs — A Trend Sweeping Asia?

You may not actually own a baby panda, but with the right dog and a little dye, you can fool people into thinking you do.

As recently as 10 years ago, dogs were raised as food in Taiwan. But now many Chinese see that as a shameful reminder of a less-prosperous time and are embracing man’s best friends as companions, instead.

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Cute Kitten Gets Stuck In A Hamster Ball [VIDEO]

Chasing a dangling string is so last year. This adorable kitten opts for pink plastic hamster ball over the usual cat toy fare and somehow manages to submerge his entire body in the thing. Good thing the hamster wasn’t in there before he got in — that would have been one wild ride. Check out the video below:

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Cute Dog Wearing Cone Finds Creative Way to Climbs Stairs [VIDEO]

Sometimes we’re asked to think outside the box, but this dog named Lucy has had to think outside the cone.

The pooch had undergone surgery on her head, forcing her to wear a plastic cone to keep the stitches safe. The handicap, however, led to a conundrum: how to get up a flight of stairs?

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Best Places to Take Your Dog in Victoria – Thor’s Top Five

With the South Texas Summer heat bearing down on us, it’s easy to forget there’s an outside world when we work, and often play, indoors. It’s easy to just prop your feet up when you get home and try to convince your dog there’s no need to go outside until that blazing hot sun goes down.

And we wonder why we’re packing on those extra pounds.

Getting out and about with your pooch is a good way to get rid of your “pooch”. Besides the obvious benefits for you and your dog from the exercise, it’s a good way to make sure your pet doesn’t start to feel unappreciated.

It’s also a great way to meet new people if you’re into that sort of thing. You’ll be healthier, your pet will be happier, and your social life might just get a boost. What’s not to like?

With those points in mind, I sat down with Thor, the Dog of Thunder, and asked him about his favorite things to do. Don’t judge me.

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Dog With Two Broken Legs Crawls Home Three Weeks After Tornado [VIDEO]

It's not just the human spirit that can show amazing resiliency in times of crisis.

A dog named Mason who was blown out of his home when a tornado tore through North Smithfield, Alabama on April 27 crawled back three weeks later. And we do mean crawled.

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Dog Walks on Front Paws While He Takes Care of Business [VIDEO]
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Dog Walks on Front Paws While He Takes Care of Business [VIDEO]

Is your old dog in need of some new tricks?

If so, you'll want to check out the amazingly adorable Harley, who has discovered an incredible way to, you know, do his business.

In the video after the jump, Harley is filmed going "tee-tee" outside in the grass -- a huge accomplishment for any dog owner. The trick is, he proceeds to walk on his front paws as he does it.

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Bizarre Cat With Five Ears Found in Russia

Cats already have remarkable hearing skills, but a gray feline in Russia found with five ears takes the cake for impressive hearing ability.

According to Vladimir Obryvkov of the Voronezh State University of Agriculture, the cat -- named Luntya -- has two normal ears, two extra ears located just in front of those and then an additional tiny fifth ear.

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The Guiltiest Dogs on The Web [VIDEOS]

Is there anything sadder than a guilty dog? Especially one that's just gotten his or her nose figuratively "rubbed in it?"

Here are some adorably pathetic dogs who don't even need to be disciplined because they've already punished themselves enough.

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