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Therapy dogs provide comfort

View more photos of the comfort dogs in Newtown, CT on the Hartford Courant website.


Photo: Keeping your ears to the ground

Our favorite world-record book is at it again.


  The dogs are (still) alright

After serving two years in prison for running a brutal dog fighting ring, Michael Vick got a second chance. But what happened to the dogs? In an update to our January story, we revisit the remarkable rescue and redemption of Vick’s former fighting dogs.


Photos: Doggie face-off!

Ugliness is in the eye of the beholders, and judges.


Photo: A good hair day for dogs

Bear, a 7 year old Puli from Kalamazoo, Mich., waits backstage after competing in the 135th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show on Monday, Feb. 14, 2011, at Madison Square Garden in New York.


Photo: A onetime winter hero on four legs

It was a much colder day than this when Balto led a team carrying life-saving meds.


A Texas lawyer seeks to ban the pit bull

Pit bulls have a reputation for aggression and violence, but is the problem nature or nurture?


  Need to Know, January 21, 2011: Care for disabled adults, Michael Vick’s dogs, China

This week, we visit with parents struggling to maintain care for their developmentally disabled adult children in the face of budget cuts. Plus: where are Michael Vick’s dogs now? And: the Amy Chua phenomenon.


Photo: Semper Fido

The few, the proud, the canine.

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