Animal Folklore: Dogs
Abandoned Black Lab Puppies Need a Home
September 2007 email flier of indeterminate origin purports to seek a home for six abandoned black lab mix puppies.
Beneful Dog Food Warning
Email flier warns that pet owners in different parts of the U.S. have reported the sudden deaths of dogs who ate Beneful Dog Food purchased at Wal-Mart in December 2006.
The Choking Doberman
The Choking Doberman - a classic urban legend retold...
Daisy, the Canine Hero of 9/11
Did a brave guide dog named Daisy lead her blind master, James Crane, and over 900 other people out of the burning World Trade Center after the terrorist attack of September 11, 2001?
Dog for Sale (Photo)
Viral email touts humongous dog for sale: "Owner cannot afford to feed him anymore, as there are no more thieves, murderers, rapists or molesters left in the neighborhood for him to eat..."
Dogs, Puppies, Cats Used as Shark Bait
News stories and petitions circulating via email claim rogue fishermen on Reunion Island in the Indian Ocean use live dogs, puppies and cats as shark bait.
Dog Starved in the Name of Art
Forwarded email urges recipients to sign a petition preventing artist "Habacuc" Guillermo Vargas (aka "Habakkuk") from participating in the Central American Biennial of Art because he created an exhibition in which a stray dog was allegedly starved to death in the name of art.
Grapes, Raisins Are Toxic to Dogs
According to this forwarded email authored by an Ohio veterinarian, grapes and raisins are poisonous to dogs and can cause acute renal (kidney) failure.
Hercules, World's Biggest Dog
Emailed photo of a gargantuan dog named Hercules, purportedly the Guinness Record holder for World's Biggest Dog.
Humans Can Lick, Too
Why should she be afraid of being home alone? Her faithful dog was right there under the bed, licking her hand...
The Mexican Pet
While vacationing in a foreign country, a family adopts a mangy-but-adorable stray 'dog' and bring it home to keep as their pet...
Peanut Butter Surprise
Embarrassing proof that dog is woman's best friend, too.
Pit Bull vs. Porcupine (Photos)
Emailed images show the result of an unfortunate encounter between a "pit bull" and a porcupine.
Poki and Ku - A Legend of Hawaii
From the mythology of the Hawaiians, a meditation on men who turn into dogs, and vice-versa
Puppy with a Heart (Photos)
Authentic: Emailed photos show a chihuahua puppy born in Japan with a heart-shaped pattern in its coat.