A startup in Burnsville created a new way to obsess over your beloved pets. Anser Innovation spent the last three years developing PetChatz, a device that allows pet owners to basically set up a Skype session with their pets, with the added bonus of being able to dispense treats and smells (yes, re ... More >>
Mini hamburgers and chicken meatballs anyone? Oh no, not for you Hot Dish reader. This food truck is rolling into town to serve the four-legged set, an oft-overlooked segment of the street food market. Catch Milo's Kitchen Treat Truck on its national tour at one of four stops in the Twin Cities area ... More >>
As of today, for the first time ever, all dog breeds, including pit bulls and Rottweilers, are now directly adoptable from Minneapolis Animal Control.Up until now, so-called "bully breed" dogs that came into Animal Control's possession had to be placed with third-party rescue groups before they coul ... More >>
Around 7 p.m. on Easter in Kingfield's Martin Luther King Park, a dog described as a pitbull/boxer mix tore away from its owner and went after a smaller papillon.When the dust settled, the papillon was dead. But instead of cooperating with the papillon's owner, the owner of the pitbull/boxer mix was ... More >>
Yesterday, Minneapolis police announced they've seized 15 pit bulls (including five puppies), two guns, narcotics, dog fighting paraphernalia, and a dog fighting training manual during the course of breaking up a local dogfighting ring.SEE ALSO: Pit bull saves 4-year-old Minneapolis boy [PHOTO] One ... More >>
Rudolph Poppe's golden retriever was old, could barely walk, and had defecated on his floor, so it's understandable that he decided to put the dog down. But the unfathomably brutal method he chose for that has him facing multiple felony charges.SEE ALSO: Mugshot of man allegedly responsible for NoDa ... More >>
Noise-rockers snarl into the Minneapolis scene with Fundango
MORE RECENT PIT BULL COVERAGE:-- Pit bull recovering after getting shot by Minneapolis police-- Flying pit bull attack leaves Wisconsin man with serious injuries-- Leah Anderson sues Minneapolis police for shooting her dogOn the morning of July 8, Jason Jacobs and his wife, Angie Jarvis, returned to ... More >>
At the end of May, a North Side woman filed suit against the city of Minneapolis and two police officers over the death of her young pit bull, who she had to put down after police shot the dog ten times. A few weeks later, police shot another pit bull in north Minneapolis, but this story has a happi ... More >>
Knoxville, Tennessee-based BioPets Vet Lab is trying to clean up lazy dog owners' act, one turd at a time.The company, which recently expanded into Minnesota, contracts with apartment managers and homeowner associations across the country, gathering doggie DNA samples via mouth swabs. When dog dropp ... More >>
James Schugel isn't the only one at WCCO who screwed the pooch on the duck/dog story.New details have emerged regarding the WCCO-TV story broadcast last Thursday that falsely claimed local dogs were being sold as meat for human consumption in New York City's Chinatown, and it doesn't look good f ... More >>
Two kittens survived being thrown out of a van a couple weeks ago and will soon be available for adoption. Chester and Chelsea were reportedly tossed out of a white minivan off Interstate 35 along the Esko exit two weeks ago. A good Samaritan at first drove past the act of animal cruelty, but th ... More >>
James Rickey McBainAnother of the three self-professed meth heads whose lousy decision making skills ended up causing "Major" the Roseville police dog to be paralyzed has been sentenced, but he'll spend just one day in prison. James Ricky McBain, 21, received a one year stayed sentence and t ... More >>
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Terence Schwartz, accused puppy killer.To hear the cops tell it, Terence Schwartz gunned down eight harmless puppies at his Wilmar home last year. Now he's been charged with making terroristic threats, too, after allegedly telling a 7-year-old girl she'd meet the same fate if she didn't get ... More >>
Image via YouTubeRock is up for a Hambone awardA Labrador retriever named Rock, with a fondness for chicken carcasses and coffee beans, may prove to be something more than just a menace in his Maplewood home. He's up for a Hambone award for having the most unusual pet insurance claim of the y ... More >>
A man lost his cool at the dog park and bit another guy on Friday afternoon.
Photo: daveyninWhy were there 100 dead cats in Gabriella Bernabei's on-the-fritz freezer? She hadn't had time to bury them all. And besides, she says, there were more like 500, not 100. And the freezer was working. Really it was. Also, the Wisconsin woman and her boyfriend are being persec ... More >>
Focus shifting to treatment of the hoarder
Photo by BLW PhotographyThere's something really unnerving about the neighbor who lets his dog prance right onto your perfectly mowed green lawn and take a giant dump. Wisconsin solution? Attack the dog owner with a baseball bat. That'll teach 'em. A 43-year-old Oshkosh man was apparently rea ... More >>
Courtesy of Shannon SchaubThis goes beyond weird food: A blind man and his guide dog were barred from an Australian restaurant because a waiter thought the dog was gay. Apparently when Ian Jolly, 57, and his dog Nudge rolled up to Thai Spice in Adelaide the waiter misinterpreted "guide dog" ... More >>
Spring is springing, and with it comes the urge to get outside.
70-year-old Joyce Kitsemble spent years working to ban abusive dog-breeding kennels in Wisconsin.
A retired Minnesota police officer has extreme wounds on his face after the bulldog he adopted this year attacked him, tearing off his ear and much of the skin on his face.
They seem to have something going on in their heads while they are out on the prowl that those prancing idiot rat dogs never manage to pull off.
Please, for the sanity of all unsuspecting friends, don't carry your pet rat in your sweatshirt as a cute little surprise.
A Minneapolis man has been charged after he allegedly walked into a pet store in Excelsior and killing two bunnies by snapping their necks.
For the past year council members Gary Schiff and Lisa Goodman have been working to make changes to improve Minneapolis' departm ... More >>
Lobster Girl and the Human Tripod aren't Minnesota Nice enough
A gay cat burgler loses his pants, finds himself
Minneapolis police say "common sense" led them to shoot Scott Derrick's beloved mutt. So what if he was on a leash?