You know fuel prices have gotten out of control when even your dog walker is adding a surcharge to the bill. From the Los Angeles Times: Melissa Roth, owner of Pet Concierge, prepares to take Olive, a 1-year-old dachshund, to the Silverlake Dog Park. With the cost of filling her tank soaring, Roth is planning to raise her fees and charge extra for clients who live more than 10 miles from her headquarters in Atwater Village. Read more about the effect of rising gas prices at the Los Angeles Times.
When you need dachshund inspiration, look no further than red smooth 'Longfellow,' who hails from Tybee Island, Georgia. Longfellow, who lost his leg when hit by a car in 2006, went on to beat out 187 dachshunds to win the 2007 Savannah Wiener Dawg Races! He's back in the news, and this time in a nice story about advances in veterinary care and overcoming devastating pet injuries at msnbc.com.
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Finally, veterinary assistant Carol Tuft helps red smooth 'Billy' through the therapy pool at the new John and Ann Tickle Small Animal Hospital at the University of Tennessee's College of Veterinary Medicine. Read more about the 10 million dollar expansion at Knox News.