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By adamg - 7/25/19 - 10:37 am

The Charles River Watershed Association reports a bloom of blue-green algae - which is actually a type of bacteria - in the Charles River between the BU Bridge and the Museum of Science. The stuff can kill dogs and make people pretty sick.

By adamg - 7/18/19 - 9:14 am
Dog sitting on back of platform truck

At a 128 offramp. Photo by KMV.

WCVB reports the owner of a tow company has fired the driver reported by several motorists to State Police for driving down Rte. 128 southbound in Waltham with a dog chained on the back platform of his flatbed truck. The dog was not injured.

By adamg - 6/15/19 - 11:43 am
Big dog in Johnson Park

A concerned citizen files a complaint about unleashed dogs at the ball field off Lamartine Street in Jamaica Plain - and not for the reason you might expect: Read more.

By adamg - 5/26/19 - 5:33 pm
Two hot dogs on the Red Line

Fortunately, the air conditioning on the Red Line was working, Darbie reports.

By adamg - 5/14/19 - 1:14 pm
Dogs lining up for a photo shoot

Brandy spotted a photographer lining up dogs in chairs in Dewey Square downtown at lunchtime today.

By adamg - 4/29/19 - 7:57 pm
Big dog in small car

Mike McD was in Coppa on Shawmut Avenue in the South End today when he looked out the window.

By adamg - 3/30/19 - 6:49 pm
People and dog rowing in Boston Harbor

Hood Will Hunting spotted some people and a dog out for a little row around Boston Harbor this afternoon.

By adamg - 3/28/19 - 10:19 am
Big fluffy dog on the Red Line

Davina Chojnowski couldn't help but notice one guy's pet on the Red Line this morning:

This fluffy commuter would like you to have a great day at work.

By adamg - 2/24/19 - 10:17 am
Curb Your Dog sign in East Boston

An annoyed citizen files a 311 request that the city put back the "Curb Your Dog" sign some nearby residents put up in Porzio Park in East Boston:

We paid for them to help the dog poop epidemic down Porzio Park there were 5 of them

By adamg - 1/23/19 - 3:38 pm
Coco the dog

UPDATE: Bail set at $1,000, judge barred Webb from having anything to do with animals while case is pending, Coco in care of Boston Animal Control, per Suffolk County DA's office.

A man already charged once with attacking his dog - and facing charges of attacking people with whom he was living in Natick - was arrested at the Ashmont Red Line station yesterday for allegedly beating the dog with a leash. Read more.

By adamg - 1/17/19 - 11:11 am

NBC Boston reports the MSPCA will open distribution centers at its Jamaica Plain, Methuen and Centerville locations on Sunday morning to give bags of dog and cat food to federal workers who are no longer getting paid.

By adamg - 1/9/19 - 10:06 pm

NBC Boston reports on the trash removal efforts of members of CharlestownDogs.

By adamg - 12/6/18 - 10:13 pm

A group of dog owners are trying to persuade DCR to use some of its parkland along the Charles River for an area where dogs could play and roam. Read more.

By adamg - 11/20/18 - 8:58 am

Jamaica Plain News barks out the news that DCR has chosen land along Oakdale Street north of Green Street for a possible dog park.

By adamg - 10/18/18 - 10:28 pm
Tunnel dog

UPDATE: Owner and dog reunited.

Kathryn R. Burton reports:

This pup was found in North End, after a 93 tunnel expedition. Boston Fire officer walking him around, trying to find parent. 392 Hanover Street is where he will be - Boston Fire House

By adamg - 10/5/18 - 7:29 pm

Boston Veterinary Care reports:

There have been multiple confirmed cases of Leptospirosis in dogs throughout the city of Boston. Leptospirosis is a bacteria that can infect humans and pets, and can be life threatening.

Symptoms: Read more.

By adamg - 8/9/18 - 9:08 am
Poodle in a bucket

Boston Animal Control is caring for a poodle mix in bad shape that was found in a bucket Tuesday night at the Court Square Press building at 9 West Broadway - as inspectors try to find whoever was responsible for the dog's condition. Read more.

By adamg - 8/4/18 - 12:09 pm
Largest proposed dog park

Largest proposal for land just north of Green Street.

DCR says it has identified three potential spaces for a dog park along its Southwest Corridor land in Jamaica Plain, roughly between the Green Street and Stony Brook Orange Line stops. Read more.

By adamg - 6/29/18 - 3:04 pm
Maggie the hot dog

Sarah Connors reports:

To the ladies in an SUV who just stopped on Summer St. in Somerville to help out a person carrying this large dog in 90 degree heat because she decided to just give up walking halfway home? You're my and Maggie's hero, thank you x1000 for the ride.

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