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Mitt Romney Strapped His Dog To The Roof Of His Car

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As the presidential elections gets closer, more and more skeletons will be coming out of candidates' closets.

Even if it happened back in 1983.

That's apparently when Mitt Romney put his dog in a carrier, strapped it to the roof of his car and took the whole family, with the dog on the roof, on a trip from Boston to Ontario!

WHAT?!

Yup. This all came out on Howard Stern's show.

Stern said:

"Mitt Romney seems like a fairly levelheaded guy. But there’s one story that I read about him… This sounds crazy to me. This is a real character flaw… I can’t even believe it’s true. They say that Mitt Romney had a [dog]. He had to take a long car ride. He tied the dog to the top of the car…

I’m talking about—not like from his house to the drugstore… Like one of these crazy long trips—and the dog even s**t all over the [top] of the car because the dog was frightened… It shows me that this is a guy who has really whacked out judgment.

It is so bizarre to take your family pet and strap him to the top of the car… It just shows me that there’s a lack of empathy for everything living.

To me, Mitt Romney treated his dog like a mattress or a Christmas tree. This bothers me. It just doesn’t seem like good judgment… It’s like the Beverly Hillbillies. And the Beverly Hillbillies treated the critters better! I just see it as weird."

Wow. That's ridiculous.

Mitt, would do you have to say for yourself?

"This is a completely air-tight kennel mounted on the top of our car. He climbed up there regularly, enjoyed himself.

He was in a kennel at home a great deal of time as well. We loved the dog.

It was where he was comfortable and we had five kids inside the car and my guess is he liked it a lot better in his kennel than he would have liked it inside."

We're sorry but did you say "air-tight?"

Did you fit your dog with a scuba tank before leaving?

Either the dog was being suffocated for hundreds of miles or he was being blasted by wind.

This is disgusting and we won't be surprised if this really hurts his campaign.

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Not Just For Disney Villains: Puppy Theft Is On The Rise

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Possible Prof That Cruella De Vil Isn't Just A Disney Villain

If Cruella De Vil is alive she must be in America.

The number stolen pets in the states has skyrocketed over the past few years. It's not their fur the burglars are after - designer dogs (like teacup yorkies or mini labradoodles) are a pricy commodity, but only if they're alive.

If we are willing to pay more and more for dogs they are more and more likey valuable to thieves.

When Peggy Riley's San Antonio home was broken into thieves took only her computer and her two yorkie puppies. Much like the stylish Disney Villain, these burglars don't have the slightest idea how much
how much a pet can mean to someone.

"The distress has been to such a degree that I can't even explain. It's turned my life upside down. I don't have children so these are my babies."

Explained Riley, who would pay thousands to get her furry family back. Ugh, SO SO SAD!!

There's the numbers of dog thefts according to the American Kennel Club: 2008: 71; 2009: 162; 2010: 255; Jan-July 2011: 224 (150 same period last year).

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What To Do With Your Pet When You Go On Vacation

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What To Do With Your Pet When You Go On Vacation

DON'T LEAVE ME!!

Going on summer vacations are fun for owners, but… not so much for the pet we leave behind.

Here are some options for those not able to travel with your furry friends:

- Take your dog to a kennel.
A kennel provides a safe place with dog runs and/or cage options. Your pet will be by itself on a hard surface.

- Schedule someone to come to your house, feed your dog and let him out daily.
Be aware that your dog will likely be alone for 21 to 23 hours a day. If your dog can last 15 to 18 hours a night without having an accident and is not stressed out by being left alone, this option might be for you.

- Find someone to stay in your house with your pet.

Dogs spend most of the time watching the door and waiting for you to return. They may have stress reactions to your absence even though someone else is there. Ask how much of the day he/she will be at the house with your pet. Have the pet sitter come over, visit with your dog and ask any questions prior to your trip.

- Have a pet sitter watch your dog at his/her house.
Dogs do well with this type of care. Unlike at your house, you don’t belong there. They do not keep looking for you. They attach themselves to the sitter and adjust to a new routine.

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Kennel Club Launches Doggie Dating Website

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This isn't doggie-style!

It may sound absolutely barking to some people but an online 'dating site for dogs' goes live today in a bid to improve the health of pedigree animals.

The Mate Select service, now available through the Kennel Club website, enables owners to assess how a proposed mating of two registered pedigree dogs will affect the genetic diversity of the whole breed.

It will also allow breeders and prospective buyers to check official health test results of all Kennel Club registered dogs, to see whether the puppies from two adults are likely to be healthy.

The service is another step by the Kennel Club to tackle concerns over genetic diseases in pedigree dogs, sparked by a BBC documentary which claimed animals bred for shows such as Crufts were suffering a high degree of genetic illness.

Is it really that hard to meet a bitch in a bar?

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Animal Lovers Risk Radiation To Save Stranded Dogs

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Our Heros!

A pack of dogs were left abandoned in an evacuated Japanese town.

Sources say that the dogs were waiting for their owners, who left them with plenty of dry food, but a HUGE risk of radiation.

When one animal lover saw a news photo of a pack of shelties wandering through an abandoned town near Japan's tsunami-damaged nuclear plant, she thought of her own 13-year-old canine and jumped into action.

In the wee hours of Sunday morning, seven brave volunteers left Tokyo and drove over broken roads and past demolished houses to meet three other volunteers in the ghost town that Minami Soma has become.

Some had prepared radiation suits and others wore simple vinyl raincoats.

It took a while to entice them with snacks, and six or seven were bundled into each car. The group saved 20 dogs in all.

We are happy to report all 20 pups are save, either reunited with their owners or in a kennel.

We are so proud of the volunteers who risked their lives for these precious pooches!

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