Some fans of the pit bull breed have been mad at us ever since four members of their favorite dog family fatally attacked a jogger east of Palmdale last month. It's not the first time we've reported on a fatal pit bull attack. But, for whatever reason, our report and others like it struck a chord: ... More >>
If you're a dog owner who likes to bring your dog with you when you go out to eat -- because your dog needs socialization as much as you do, because your dog is your muse, etc. -- no doubt you've developed an instinct for good and bad places to go with your best friend. Bad would be, say, Bludso's i ... More >>
See also: Jogger Dies After She's Attacked by 4 Pit Bulls East of Palmdale. Remember that horrific attack earlier this month by a pack of pit bulls that ended the life of a jogger in Littlerock near Palmdale? A neighbor who happened to own six pit bulls (and allegedly had a marijuana grow operatio ... More >>
One of the fascinating Angelenos featured in L.A. Weekly's People 2013 issue. Check out our entire People 2013 issue here. "Doesn't she look like Audrey Hepburn?" asks Elayne Boosler of Jazzy, a visiting pit bull–Weimaraner mix. Boosler does an impression of Jazzy as Hepburn, playing off the w ... More >>
The Humane Society is sounding triumphant today because, it says, 80 L.A.-area pet stores have signed a pledge to stop selling puppies. (The concern among animal-rights activists has long been that retail pooches come from inhumane puppy mills). The thing is, selling puppies at retail stores has al ... More >>
All the cool City Hall kids are doing it -- banning retail pet sales in an attempt to squeeze out puppy mills accused of breeding cats and dogs in brutal and inhumane conditions. The L.A. City Council passed a pet sales ban this fall after the city of West Hollywood did so in 2010. The thing is, t ... More >>
Will a 6-minute screen test save the worthy?
L.A. is outlawing the sale of dogs and cats that don't come from shelters and approved rescue organizations. The City Council yesterday voted to approve the ban, which is intended to put an end to the sale of factory "puppy mill" pets in L.A. The law will go into effect ...
A woman found with 32 chihuahuas and chihuahua mixes living inside her La Puente home told officers she was just trying to save them from life on the suburban streets of east L.A. County. According to Aaron Reyes at the county's Department of Animal Care and Control, his department was summoned to ... More >>
One of the fascinating Angelenos featured in L.A. Weekly's People 2012 issue. Check out our entire People 2012 issue here. Luigi Francis Rossi -- better known as Shorty, titular star of the Animal Planet "docudrama" Pit Boss -- was not, as some have said, "made for television." His recently release ... More >>
Obnoxious L.A. pet owners face $250 fine
I'm Not the Biggest Bitch in This Relationship: Hilarious, Heartwarming Tales About Man's Best Friend From America's Favorite Humorists is the new book edited by Wade Rouse, with essays by Jen Lancaster, Rita Mae Brown, Laurie Notaro, Jane Green, Beth Harbison, W. Bruce Cameron and many others, plus ... More >>
Worth it? (Doubtful.)Tustin resident Ahmad Mabrok, 29, may have just set a new standard for worst Saturday night ever. Or best, we suppose -- if you're into jumping from fiery stolen vehicles and getting your junk licked by ferocious police dogs. (And, uh, spending the rest of your life tryi ... More >>
Laid-back L.A. Animal Services department takes months to stop problem barkers
Sam SlovickPrecious waits to be adopted.Precious is such a bitch. The compact young blonde struts the patio inside the iron gates just behind the Modernica furniture factory in downtown's Industrial District. Precious is subtly clever, looking for vulnerability: She'll push your buttons, th ... More >>
Orange County Sheriff's DepartmentDuarte resident Darryl Cole stole one French bulldog too manyUpdated after the jump with the dog thief's "obsessive compulsive" history. Originally posted at 12:53 p.m. French bulldogs are super cute, we'll admit. Especially in holiday sweaters. But 20-year- ... More >>
Guzzle & NoshFowl vs. fur.Because nearly every imaginable cuisine has been bastardized in mobile form, the Phydough Truck has moved on to canines. Rolling out this Saturday, the truck (@phydoughtruck) will feature a menu of gourmet dog treats.
Jenn GarbeeCanine Cocktail HourYou get to go out on Friday night, why not your dog? We don't mean for another walk around the block -- that is so 2009 -- but a Mutt Mingle. This Friday night at Pussy & Pooch, you can take your dog to a 3-hour social gathering to sample the free treats, or pon ... More >>
A puppy mill.The city of West Hollywood was expected to give final approval Tuesday to a law that will ban sales of cats and dogs at pet stores. The ordinance states that existing shops will be given time to come to terms with the new rule, and that the sale of "humanely bred, reared or shelt ... More >>
American Kennel ClubAn illustration of a miniature schnauzer.A man who appeared to be crazed on drugs choked and body slammed a small dog several times, leading to the miniature schnauzer's death, authorities said. The incident happened Wednesday morning in San Clemente when the suspect walk ... More >>
Back in 2007, there was a dog food recall scare, and professional caterer Vickie McDougal noticed that her Maltese's kibble was on The List. "I figured, 'I'm a caterer,'" said McDougal. "'How hard could it be?'" She began doing research, consulting with her veterinarian and perfecting the recipe. Sh ... More >>
There's been much to-do about Obama's future dog. Screw the economic crisis. This dog's got to be hypo-allergenic, because Malia is allergic. It's got to be from a shelter, preferably. The American Kennel Club has weighed in, suggesting poodles and Portugese water dogs. The Dog Whisperer Cesar Milan ... More >>
By Adam Gropman Photo by Sonia Paulino. Click image for entire slideshow. As a dyed-in-the-wool cat person, I'm a bit of an undercover double-agent at this swanky, Downtown dog party. Sharp, creative urbanites, dressed from crisp casual all the way to downright glamorous, serenely mill about or s ... More >>
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How far I have come from the Van Nuys Motel 6. Almost right where I started, give or take a few blocks. Since then, a friend (ok, my ex-boyfriend) took my dog cross country. Stevie (my four legged dog child) has been to San Francisco, Seattle, Portland, and today swam (or tried to) in a river in Mon ... More >>
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