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Lost Dog Home – Golden Retriever Evaded Capture For 2 Years

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It wasn’t exactly bringing home the bacon; it was more like the bacon brought him home. The Associated Press (AP) is reporting that a New Hampshire Golden Retriever named Sam is finally in custody after getting out of his yard in 2004. Attempts to capture Sam were made on a scale not seen since the effort to return “Free Willy” the Killer Whale (Orca) to the wild. Tricks, techniques and technology employed included the use of satellites, infrared cameras, helicopters and dart guns. Thanks to donations made to the SPCA, a remote-controlled net was acquired and a trap laid. The bait? Ham. Having survived two harsh winters on his wits, dumpster diving and handouts from humans, the team asked the community to stop feeding him so they could bring in the fugitive pooch. According to the AP, Sam was...

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DogExplorer.com Best Dog Family Holiday Pictures Contest

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DogExplorer.com is seeking the best Winter holiday themed pictures of dogs and dogs with their families. However, the end of the DogExplorer.com Best Dog Family Holiday Pictures Contest is almost in sight. Voting will cease the morning of January 16, 2006. It is late in the game to enter, but you may still try (it is free) if you wish. It is not too late to vote on the current entrants like Sam (seen above). Please take a moment to register and vote if you have not done so already. The dog picture contest is still open for the...

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Bush White House Christmas Holiday Dog Video

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According to the official Bush White House website, the video features a “Barney Cam” short film of the presidential dog Barney learning to share the spotlight with his sister, Miss Beazley, during her first Christmas at the White House. “Not high art” says the DogExplorer.com Big Dog, but family friendly fun nonetheless. Click this link to view A Very Beazley Christmas – The President Bush White House Dog Video (A new window will open) Looking for premium dog food for your special friends? We have a great selection of raw dog food, organic dog food, and other great dog foods for you to consider. Please support DogExplorer.com with a donation. The dog picture contest has now ended for the...

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Sam, World’s Ugliest Dog, Goes Out A Winner

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Sam, the three time champion of the Sonoma-Marin Fair ugly dog contest, also won the DogExplorer.com World’s Ugliest Dog contest, on November 16, 2005, just two days before his death at the age of 14. The contest, judged by readers of DogExplorer.com, ran from October 6, 2005, through November 15, 2005. A clear leader in a pack of six ugly dogs, Sam took this final prize in the first contest open to entrants from around the world and voted on by members of the public. Sam was a Chinese Crested dog. “While we are saddened at DogExplorer.com at the loss of Sam, we are honored to have known him and had him as a participant,” said the publisher of DogExplorer.com, Craig Schmitman. “Sam owed his very life to Susie Lockheed, who fostered and then adopted him when no one...

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Sam, World’s Ugliest Dog, Goes Out A Winner

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Sam, the three time champion of the Sonoma-Marin Fair ugly dog contest, also won the DogExplorer.com World’s Ugliest Dog contest, on November 16, 2005, just two days before his death at the age of 14. The contest, judged by readers of DogExplorer.com, ran from October 6, 2005, through November 15, 2005. A clear leader in a pack of six ugly dogs, Sam took this final prize in the first contest open to entrants from around the world and voted on by members of the public. Sam was a Chinese Crested dog. “While we are saddened at DogExplorer.com at the loss of Sam, we are honored to have known him and had him as a participant,” said the publisher of DogExplorer.com, Craig Schmitman. “Sam owed his very life to Susie Lockheed, who fostered and then adopted him when no one...

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