Hannah Westmoreland's service dog, Dallas, was let out for his regular dip in the family's pond but was later found bleeding from a gunshot wound.
A Wisconsin homeowner started the new year with the fright of her life when she found a stranger asleep in her living room, snuggling with her dog.
"He's a part of our family, a very important part," Diana Alvarado said about her stolen dog, Smokey. "They just took a member of our family."
An Arizona woman turned her dog into a meme when she dressed the pooch in a neon pink kevlar vest with porcupine-like quills — aka a Coyote Vest.