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Study finds that elephants evolved the most discerning nose of any mammal

Study finds that elephants evolved the most discerning nose of any mammal

Elephant noses might be the most discerning mammalian sniffers on the planet. According to a new study published Tuesday in Genome Research, African elephants may best humans, mice and even dogs on the measure of olfactory receptor genes.

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Hands-off policy puts her in doghouse with sister, fiance

Serious dog lovers leave her feeling imposed upon.

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Saving man's best friends: Tucson's thriving animal rescue scene

Saving man's best friends: Tucson's thriving animal rescue scene

When triathlete Christy Holliger started running with some of the high-energy dogs at Pima Animal Care Center, she noticed a transformation. The stronger, feistier pups — often longtimers at the county shelter — learned leash skills and how to socialize with other animals and people. And the…

June 05, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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PAINTING

PAINTING

The painting of three pointers in a landscape brought $52,500 at Bonhams New York recently.

March 11, 2014 9:27 am
Pima County opens massive tent for overcrowded animal center

Pima County opens massive tent for overcrowded animal center

The Pima County Animal Care Center took a step toward easing overcrowding  by opening a massive, semipermanent tent for some of its animals.

March 07, 2014 6:00 pm Photos

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Science: Dogs feel no shame despite the look

Science: Dogs feel no shame despite the look

LOS ANGELES — The next time you start shaking your finger and shouting "Shame on you!" because your dog chewed up your favorite fuzzy slippers, just remember that no matter how guilty your dog looks, it doesn't know what your rant is about.

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New Zealand Surf Dog

New Zealand Surf Dog

In this photo taken Feb. 24, 2010 made available Wednesday, March 17, 2010, Ralph, a mutt of an undetermined breed, surfs a wave with his owner Geoff Cox on the beach of Mt. Maunganui, near Auckland, New Zealand. The pair started surfing together after Cox found a dog life vest at a local pe…

January 16, 2014 7:22 pm
Pima Animal Care costs and conditions raise conflicts

Pima Animal Care costs and conditions raise conflicts

Fights are relatively common inside the overcrowded kennels at the Pima Animal Care Center. Dogs growl, gnash their teeth and bits of flesh are torn as they fight in cramped quarters for limited resources.

December 16, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Dear Abby for Nov. 11

Dear Abby for Nov. 11

DEAR ABBY: My daughter “Jenny,” her husband, “Bob,” and their three dogs live with my husband and me in our home. We live on a fairly busy road. The dogs used to always be leashed when they were taken out. They have now made a habit of letting the dogs out without leashes.

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Photos: Dogs — from agility competition to surfing

Photos: Dogs — from agility competition to surfing

We love our dogs, but they do so much more than love us back. The go to school for us, help serve and protect us, and compete.

October 11, 2013 8:34 pm Photos

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White House pets

White House pets

President Warren G. Harding and his wife Florence appear on a White House balcony with their pet airedale Laddie Boy, ca. 1923. (AP Photo/Library of Congress)

August 20, 2013 3:31 pm
Adopt a friend

Adopt a friend

Cappy - Domestic Shorthair • Age: 6 years.• Qualities: Who doesn't love a gentleman in a tuxedo? Cappy is easy to love, with his easygoing and affectionate personality. He gets along with other cats and loves a good lap.• Fee: $90 includes microchip, all shots and tests.• Contact: Hope Anima…

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Bear Bear - Cat• ID No.: 443847• Age: 2 years • Qualities: This total sweetheart loves to cuddle.• Fee: $13 July adoption specials.• Contact: Pima Animal Care Center.

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Adopt a friend

Adopt a friend

Find your BFF at one of Tucson's shelters and rescue groups. These groups also need volunteers and donations.

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Gigi - Black domestic shorthair• Age: 2 years.• Qualities: Gigi is sweet, calm and playful and loves to snuggle in a lap. She gets along well with other cats and dogs. She would love to have her own family.• Needs: An indoor-only home.• Fee: $65, which includes spay/neuter and current shots.…

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Itty Bitty Simon -Beagle/Chihuahua• Age: 3 years.• Qualities: Simon is a sweet "Cheagle." He's a 10-pound lovebug who gets along everyone; dogs, cats and kids.• Fee: $175. • Contact: Southern Arizona Beagle Rescue.

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MOLLY - GOLDEN RETRIEVER• Age: 8 years.• Qualities: This sweet girl gets along well with other dogs, walks well on a leash and knows basic commands. • Needs: Molly is overweight and needs a good diet to regain her girlish figure. She is not housetrained.• Fee: $150.• Contact: Southern Arizon…

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Punkin - orange and white Cat• Age: 1 1/2 years.• Qualities: Punkin is a charming, outgoing bundle of fun who loves people and playing with paper balls and in paper bags and boxes.• Needs: Punkin would like to be an only cat.• Fee: $45.• Contact: The Animal League of Green Valley.

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Aspen - Australian Shepherd Mix • Age: 2 years.• Qualities: Aspen is a high energy pup who would be a wonderful family dog. He is friendly and full of zest. Like most Australian shepherds, he would do well with agility training or being a ranch dog. If you are looking for a sweet and playful…

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Guilmore - Bulldog Mix • ID No: 289371.• Age:2 years.• Qualities: If you want a perfect dog for agility classes, this is your fun-loving guy. • Fee: $13 July adoption specials.• Contact: Pima Animal Care Center, 243-5900.• Meet: PACC, 4000 N. Silverbell Road, noon-7 p.m. Mondays-Fridays; 10 …

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