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Oct 28, 2015

NY law allows dogs on restaurant patios

New York’s pooches may now venture onto restaurant patios under a new state law allowing restaurants to open outdoor dining areas to canines. The measure was signed into law late Monday by Gov. Andrew Cuomo. States including California, Florida and Maryland already have similar laws. Dog lovers and many restaurant owners in New York support […]

Jul 20, 2015

1 of 2 dogs lost in creek is found safe

EAST ROCHESTER (AP) — One of a family’s two dogs swept away by the strong current in a suburban Rochester creek has been found safe and is recovering at home. Linda Garman says her daughter took Roxy and Maddix to Eyer Park in East Rochester to play in Irondequoit Creek on Saturday. Garman says both […]

Jul 6, 2015

Woman, 2 dogs found dead on reservation

TONAWANDA (AP) — Authorities are investigating the death of a 54-year-old woman on the Tonawanda Indian Reservation. The woman has been identified as Jennifer Pinsof of Cheektowaga. Pinsof and her two dogs were found dead in her vehicle on Saturday afternoon. Official cause of death is under investigation by the Genesee County Sheriff’s department, state […]

May 29, 2015

Traveling with your dog will cost you — sometimes hundreds

LOS ANGELES — Having an 80-pound Labradoodle as a travel buddy means B.L. Ochman can quickly separate the hotels that love dogs from those that just put up with them. A bed-and-breakfast she visited north of New York City wouldn’t let her pooch Benny trot around in the main house, among other troubles. Ochman, a […]

Apr 30, 2015

Commentary: Dog days of summer arrive early for US high court

For the second time in as many years, the U.S. Supreme Court has decided a dog-sniffing case. The first, Florida v. Jardines, involved a dog sniffing for drugs on a home’s curtilage. The newest case, Rodriguez v. United States, decided this week, concerned drug-sniffing a vehicle pulled over for a traffic stop. The case arose […]

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