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Dogs are man's best friend, and motorcycles are a ton of fun to ride. Combine the two of them, and the result might be even better than either one alone.

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Family working to make sure other pets won't suffer similar fate

A Houston family is seeking answers after a police officer left their dog to die on the side of the road this month following a traffic stop.

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Motorcycle sidecars are a fairly rare sight on American roads, sad as it may be. What's rarer is dogs in motorcycle sidecars. Yes, it seems that when we take our four-legged friends on the road, they're tucked safely into their cages or strapped into some convoluted doggy harness. But some intrepid motorcyclists are combining their love of the open road with their love of their dogs, and a pair of independent filmmakers are documenting the whole thing.

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Impatient pooch blared car horn for 15 minutes

An 18-month-old Boxer let everyone on a busy street in Dundee, Scotland know she was through with her owner's Sunday afternoon dawdling, The Courier reported.

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Stray dogs destroy car body trying to catch a cat

Two stray pit bulls turned one Florida woman's car into a large, expensive chew toy.

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Police are investigating possible animal abuse charges

The weather may be cooling down for much of the U.S., but there are still places where heat poses a problem for pets left in cars. Especially if you cram 21 dogs in a subcompact.

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We've all been there before: walking up to the car in a parking lot ready to open the door, when out of nowhere a cute, rascally ankle-biting dog hops up to the window in an adjacent vehicle and starts barking.

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Owner hadn't realized Pepe had escaped from house

Pepe the puppy is lucky to be alive after getting the ride of his young life.

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Violators could face animal cruelty charges, according to proposal

New Jersey lawmakers sure are spending considerable time thinking about drivers and driving. Earlier this year, a state senator proposed a bill to fine slow drivers. Lawmakers also argued over whether to affix a red sticker on the license plates of younger drivers. Only last week, the state enacted a ban on smiling in driver's license photos.

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Leaving dogs in hot cars is thoughtless and dangerous.

It may seem like common sense to not leave your dog in a parked car on a 100-degree day, but you would be amazed at how thoughtless and stupid some pet owners can be.

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'If I stayed there and watched, I was going to watch the dog die'

It was a broiling hot day in New Mexico. A dog was in a parked car. A window was cracked just an inch or two. After watching the dog yelp and paw at the window before curling up on the floor, Susanne Jones knew she had to do something.

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Having a ruff day on the road? Don't take it out on other drivers, do what dogs do when they're out for a ride. Director Keith Hopkin takes to California's highways and byways and films eight dogs "doing what they love to do," he says on his Vimeo channel.

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If we had to pick a Super Bowl advertising shtick that we're most susceptible to, it might just be dogs. Especially if they are driving cars.

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Volkswagen has once again proven itself capable of crafting some seriously clever advertising, and with the Super Bowl quickly approaching, all eyes have turned to the automaker to see what the company has in store this year. In order to stoke even more interest, Volkswagen has released what it calls an ad for an ad in its "The Bark Side" spot. According to Automotive News, Volkswagen wanted to get fans excited about its spot for the Super Bowl and set about casting 12 dogs. The production team

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A group of pet-minded folk in the UK have good news for dogs in London. A new start-up has taken it upon itself to forge ahead into the blossoming canine ice cream market by rolling out a van devoted to serving up cool treats to man's best friend. The K99 ice cream van stocks just two flavors, though the company says that both were developed by scientists just for dogs. The first, Dog Eat Hog World, is a gammon and chicken sorbet with a biscuit on top, while Canine Cookie Crunch simply has dog b

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If you don't like dogs, there's now a new reason to continue avoiding canis domesticus. New Zealanders Robert and Brenda Vale have put forth the hypothesis that the care and feeding of a pooch is more environmentally harmful than rolling in a Toyota Land Cruiser. Those shifty, antisocial felines aren't much better, so don't get any more smug than you already are, cat people. One ten-pound feline's care is the same to the environment as a 3300-pound Volkswagen Golf, the theory goes.

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If you don't like dogs, there's now a new reason to continue avoiding canis domesticus. New Zealanders Robert and Brenda Vale have put forth the hypothesis that the care and feeding of a pooch is more environmentally harmful than rolling in a Toyota Land Cruiser. Those shifty, antisocial felines aren't much better, so don't get any more smug than you already are, cat people. One ten-pound feline's care is the same to the environment as a 3300-pound Volkswagen Golf, the theory goes.

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America's Top 10 Pet Safe vehicles - Click above for high-res image gallery

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Well, well, well. Two poop-to-power posts in one day. Lucky you! This time, instead of cows, we are talking dogs. I have three of them myself, and I can tell you just how horrible of a chore it is to clean up after two dobermans and a chihuahua. Yes, two dobermans and a chihuahua - no, she is not a chew toy.

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