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Kitt the Legendary Police Dog Is Now a Statue

Standing on the corner of Braintree’s busy Union Street, Officer Bill Cushing clasped his hands over his mouth, and held back tears, as a group […]

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The Heartrending Tale of Kitt the Police Dog and His Human Partner

Bill Cushing was exercising in his home gym when he got the call. It was a little before 1 p.m. on June 4, 2021, and […]

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Boston Is Officially Welcoming Dogs to Restaurant Patios and Beer Gardens

Good news for good boys: Boston’s finally planning to (officially) allow dogs on some restaurant patios and in beer gardens. Maybe you’ve already been taking […]

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New England’s First “Dog Bar” (!) Comes to Everett

When Park-9 opens in Everett with a leash-cutting ceremony on April 13, it’s definitely a place you’ll want to bring the whole pack. Of dogs, […]

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When Did Boston Become a Doodle Town?

What kind of dog is it? Caribbean reef walker. Puzzled look. It’s the official dog of Antigua. Still puzzled, but now there’s intrigue. See his […]

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We Finally Found a Car that Belongs on Newbury Street

Open Newbury Street, the periodic banning of cars from the popular Back Bay shopping destination, has become one of Bostons most celebrated experiments in pedestrian-only […]

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Anatomy of a Pet Rescue

What do you do when you’re trapped at home with little to do in the middle of a pandemic? If you’re like many locals, you […]

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Inside the Underground Pipeline Bringing Pets to Massachusetts

In the predawn hours of October 19, 2020, Plymouth plumber Robert Fleming Jr. rose from bed and began getting ready for work, trying his best […]

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Reopening in Massachusetts: A Cambridge Dog Groomer with a 125-Pupper Waiting List

Like many of the businesses of East Cambridge’s First Street, pet supply and grooming store Loyal Companion draws much of its customer base from the […]

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“Lobster,” “Gronk,” “Brady”: What Bostonians Are Naming Their Dogs

Walk the streets of Boston, and you might just run into a “Lobster,” a “Brady,” or a “Gronk.” Maybe you’ll meet “Shamrock,” the Italian greyhound […]

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A Drain-Clogging Dog Owner Has Spurred a “Poopgate” in Canton

An unscrupulous dog owner in Canton, whose poop disposal technique put an entire neighborhood—and the very environment—at risk, has caused a stir in their home […]

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Puppies Rescued from Puerto Rico Are up for Adoption in Massachusetts

Eight dogs, including five 8-9 week old puppies, have just arrived in Massachusetts from hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico and will soon be available for adoption, the […]

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Good Dogs Rescued from Hurricane Irma Were in Boston Today

It hasn’t been an easy summer for pets from areas impacted by devastating storms this summer. But on Friday afternoon, a handful of rescue dogs from Florida […]

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Uxbridge Police: Help Us Find The “Low Life” Who Threw Puppies in a River

Update: As Uxbridge police continue an investigation that involves reviewing security footage and seeking contact with a biker who may have been a witness, People […]

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Two Boston Dogs Headed to the Puppy Bowl

When the Puppy Bowl—that adorable spectacle that airs on Animal Planet the day of the Super Bowl—hits TV screens around the country, look for two local […]