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Ray J, Princess Love Dog Almost Dies ... Locked in a Closet

8/22/2017 12:50 AM PDT
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Ray J and Princess Love's dog almost died after being left in a closet for days without food or water ... and they think the pooch was accidentally left there by a construction worker. 

Sources close to the couple tell us ... Ray and PL took a trip recently to celebrate their anniversary/her bday -- when they returned ... they found one of their Maltese dogs unconscious in the closet.

We're told Ray J and Princess are renovating their home, and construction crews were there when they were away. They say one of the workers told them they put Coco in the closet while they were doing work in the room, and just forgot to let her out.

RJ and PL say when they found Coco she was having seizures. They rushed her to the vet, where she was treated for 4 days. They shelled out more than $5k in vet bills.

We're told Coco suffered permanent organ damage and has to undergo kidney treatment for the rest of her life. Ray and Princess are considering their next move.

RJ and PL have sent the construction company the bill, but they say that's only part of what they're out. 

Terminal Cancer Dog In-N-Out ... That's What Life and a Hamburger are All About

8/19/2017 11:59 AM PDT
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It'll make you cry but it's also loving and sweet ... a dog with terminal cancer gets what most canines and humans say is one of life's great pleasures -- an In-N-Out burger.

Maddie the lab is 13-and-a-half and was just diagnosed with a rare form of incurable spleen cancer. The dog isn't suffering yet, so her owner presented the pooch with the famous burger, sans cheese and condiments.

Maddie lunged for the patty and life, at least for now, is good.

Kim Zolciak Surprises Son with Puppy ... 3 Months After Dog Attack

8/17/2017 7:37 AM PDT
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Kim Zolciak's adamant her son's not terrified of dogs 3 months after he was attacked by one ... and that's why she got him one for his birthday.

Sources close to the 'RHOA' star tell TMZ ... Kim and the family recently fostered 3 puppies from a pitt lab mix litter of 9 while they searched for their forever homes. The fam kept one puppy, Sage, but as Kash's 5th birthday approached, Kim surprised him with Sage's puppy bro, Sailor.

Kim insists Kash is not scared of dogs and he has no recurring issues following May's attack. As we reported ... a dog bit Kash in the face which required surgery. Kim said Kash healed up fine and has perfect vision in his left eye ... even after getting stitches on his water line.

And despite all that ... we're told Kash remains an animal lover.

Chelsea Handler's Dog Tammy Dies After Kidney Failure

8/11/2017 3:36 PM PDT
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Chelsea Handler bid farewell to her rescue dog, Tammy, which she affectionately called Bear, on Friday and her send-off was a total tearjerker.

Handler posted a picture of the fluffy mutt on Instagram saying she was forced to put her down because she had been struggling and Handler couldn't bear to watch the dog fight anymore.

Chelsea only had Tammy for 2 years, and recently posted a picture of her recuperating from kidney failure. Chandler wrote of Tammy ... " she made sure I never went to bed once without hearing her little paws mount my stairwell 2 paws at a time. If my door was closed, she slept outside my room like a security guard."

Handler, who also has another pooch named Chunk, says she plans on giving another dog a home soon, but will be reminded of Tammy every time she looks at her new pet.

She also wrote, "Anyone who doesn't believe a dog changes your life has never rescued one."

Lisa Vanderpump & Ken Todd Sued for Getting Ruff at Dog Charity ... They Deny the Attack

8/7/2017 4:46 PM PDT
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Lisa Vanderpump's husband assaulted a dog rescue's executive for not playing ball -- so claims the rescue operation in a new lawsuit, but Lisa says the allegation's all bark ... no bite.

Spot Rescue is suing Ken Todd, Lisa and the Vanderpump Dog Foundation claiming Ken got pissed when Spot's executive director refused to provide pooches for a fundraiser gala Vanderpump sponsored.

According to docs, Spot's executive refused because it's against company policy -- but Ken got pissed. He allegedly threw her against a wall and yelled, "Do you know who I am? I will ruin your life!"

The director relented and sent dogs to the event, but when it came time to split the $64,000 raised, Ken shorted the operation ... according to Spot Rescue. In the suit, the org says Ken offered partial payment, but only if the exec released him from liability for the assault.

Lisa denies Ken touched anyone. She adds, "It was a beautiful event with friends who donated to the charity," and there was no deal to split profits with Spot Rescue. She says it only asked for money after seeing how much dough they raised.

E.B. White's 'Charlotte's Web' Wilbur's Farm for Sale ... $3.7 Million!

8/3/2017 10:33 AM PDT

The farm that inspired E.B. White's classic children's novel, "Charlotte's Web," has hit the market, and looks to be a great deal.

The 44-acre saltwater farm in Brooklin, Maine -- where White lived when he wrote 'Charlotte' -- has been listed at $3.7 million. Not bad for all that land.

The property includes a farmhouse, a guest house and a barn -- the inspiration for Wilbur and Charlotte's hangout. White bought the estate in 1933, and lived there until he died in 1985.

The listing agent, Martha Dischinger of Down East Properties, tells us the current owners are only selling because they're in their 80s. FYI ... we're told there's no livestock on the grounds.

So, no Wilbur Juniors, but we're betting Charlotte's still got some fam there.

Playboy Playmate Kennedy Summers Lucky Dog!

7/30/2017 2:30 AM PDT
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Playboy playmate Kennedy Summers sure knows how to set tongues wagging.

Summers, who was Playmate of the Year in 2014, took in every bit of her last name this week in Malibu, looking as hot as the sun beating down on her. She's a damn fine multitasker too!

Seriously, why not walk your dog while rocking a bikini and catching some Vitamin D on the beach?

Life looks good for Summers, but even better for her dog. You'll see what we mean ...

ScHoolboy Q Livid with United Airlines 'Idiots' Where's My Dog At?!!!

7/14/2017 6:33 PM PDT
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ScHoolboy Q is down a dog, because United Airlines placed his new pooch on the wrong flight ... TMZ has learned.

The rapper tells us ... he bought a French Bulldog puppy that was supposed to be shipped to him from Denver Friday, but when it arrived -- it was the wrong dog. He says he was pissed and contacted United about their mistake.

The rapper also tweeted at United Friday afternoon, saying ... "You guys r idiots ... HOW U PUT MY DOG ON THE WRONG FLIGHT???? I need answers."

ScHoolboy tells us it's all straightened out now, though ... hopefully. United is supposed to deliver the Frenchie to his place in LA by midnight. He's still pissed, though ... and says he's going to sue.

ScHoolboy's got 2 other pooches at home, so the Bulldog -- who he's naming Yeerndamean -- will be the third amigo.

Follow my sons....... @Halldale_canecorso_ & @figaro_doberman_

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Lena Dunham Was Right to Give Away Her Dog ... Says Doggie Rehab Center

7/7/2017 4:36 PM PDT
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Lena Dunham made a difficult and painful, but ultimately correct choice to relocate the terrier mix she'd rescued ... at least according to the people who tried to treat the dog's aggressive behavior. 

Lena's been catching heat from BARC, the Brooklyn animal shelter where she adopted Lamby. BARC was pissed to find out she no longer has the pooch ... which she says she had to give away due to behavioral issues. The shelter denies he was aggressive, calling him as "mild-mannered and very well behaved."

To be clear ... Lena didn't abandon Lamby altogether. Instead, she sent him to THE ZEN DOG in L.A., which specializes in working with dogs with behavior issues. The facility's owner, Matt Beisner, says Lamby would get scared and then aggressive every time someone tried touching his neck or head. He says they treated him for more than year, and during that time he bit 3 staff members ... drawing blood each time.

Beisner says he doesn't think BARC saw Lamby's true colors. He says it's common for dogs to act differently inside shelters, and stands by Lena's decision. He adds ... one of his former staffers ended up adopting Lamby, and the dog is doing much better now.

It's clear, Lena was very torn about relocating her dog. She set the record straight after BARC and animal rights groups lashed out and accused her of animal cruelty.

It's come to my attention that the staff at the shelter where I adopted Lamby have a very different account of his early life and behavioral issues than I do. While I'm sorry to have disappointed them, I can't apologize. Lamby was and is one of the great loves of my life. When I met him I knew we'd have an amazing journey. But his aggression - which was unpredictable- and his particular issues, which remain myriad, weren't manageable, at least not by me. I did what I thought the best mother would do, which was to give him a life that provided for his specific needs. He'd been with me for nearly four years and I was his mom- I was in the best position to discern what those needs were. After countless hours of training, endless financial support and a lot of tears he was given access to a better life. I still support him financially and I'll always be there for him in every way but he's notably happier in his new surroundings. Why should this story be subject to scrutiny and anger? It is willfully misunderstanding the truth. I hope those judging can imagine the incredible pain of letting go of your favorite creature on EARTH because you know you can't help them be healthy and happy. I would never say an unkind word about the staff of BARC, what they do is amazing and life saving for these animals- but we have different accounts of Lamby's behavior and they were not present in my home nor did they live with him for an extended period. They did not witness the consistent and responsible care I provided. I have weathered a lot of micro-scandals but this one hurts MOST, because of the vulnerability of letting people know Lamby and my story, and because I miss him so damn much. This is the painting that greets me every day when I walk into my home. This is the animal who taught me about loving and letting go. I know I'm a lot of fun to place your issues on, but I won't let anyone hang their hat on this peg. Not this time.

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Paris Hilton's Tiny Dog Broker Teacup Dog Broker Accused of Puppy Scam ... But Pooch Co. Calls BS

7/5/2017 12:50 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Paris Hilton and Kelly Osbourne's broker who specializes in tiny dogs has been accused in a police report of "fraud as result of a scam."

The customer who filed the report tells us she bought a teacup Maltese from Betty's Teacup Puppies for $7,150 May 23, and was assured the pooch would be delivered by June 1. She says time was of the essence because she was giving the dog to her brother who was leaving the country.

The woman says the broker reneged when she called and said the dog was too small to deliver by the deadline. So, the customer demanded her money back the the broker allegedly told her to pound sand. 

The broker admits she couldn't meet the June 1 deadline, but tells us her contracts clearly state no refunds ... if you pay for a dog, you get a dog. She tells us she'll gladly send a dog to the disgruntled customer.

10:15 AM PT -- We're told the customer just agreed to take a partial refund from Betty's in order to resolve the dispute.

Mika Brzezinski My Bitches Got My Back!!!

6/29/2017 3:52 PM PDT

Mika Brzezinski has gone to the dogs -- in a good way -- after Donald Trump viciously attacked her.

The MSNBC anchor was out walking her 2 pooches Thursday in NYC ... with a curious letter emblazoned on her sweatshirt.

In case you've been under a rock all day ... Trump went on a tantrum Thursday morning, calling Mika stupid and crazy before saying she was "bleeding badly from a face-lift."

Mika was back to normal just a few hours later.

Mika: 1, Trump: less than 0.

World's Ugliest Dog Contest Crowns Winner ... Martha the Mastiff!!!

6/24/2017 7:30 AM PDT

The top dog at this year's World's Ugliest Dog contest was also huge -- a 125 lb. Neapolitan Mastiff named Martha ... but she had some tough competition.

The 29th annual contest held in Petaluma, CA featured 14 of the world's ugliest canines, who competed for a trophy and a $1,500 prize. Now that Martha's the winner ... expect to see her on all the morning talk shows.

Martha stood out from the crowd of older smaller dogs who normally dominate the competition ... and was a fave from the start. Moe, a 16-year-old Brussels Griffon-pug mix who was the oldest in the contest, came in second.

Julia Roberts Lost Dog Found & Returned ... Thanks to Neighborhood App

6/22/2017 2:51 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Julia Roberts' dog once was lost, but now is found and back in her yard ... thanks to her neighbor and a mobile app that connects everyone in her hood.

Someone in Julia's Malibu community found her chocolate lab, Major, earlier this month at Little Dume Beach near Point Dume in Malibu ... and then posted the news using Nextdoor -- an online social network specifically for neighbors.

The post read "Found Chocolate Lab," which was listed in the Lost & Found section of Nextdoor's Point Dume page. Sure enough ... Julia's husband, Daniel Moder, responded and got the contact info of the person who found Major. 

A neighbor tells us the pup was safely returned. Happy ending for everyone. Woof!

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