Posted by on Friday, April 12th, 2019 in

Amy Vangemert decided to clone her beloved dog, Buhner, after researching the procedure with the company ViaGen Pets. It came with a hefty $50,000 price tag, but Vangemert says the results “turned out 1,000 times better” than she ever dreamed.

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Posted by on Thursday, March 21st, 2019 in

An empty-nester mother who shelled out $50K to clone her toy poodle, resulting in three identical puppies has told she is so pleased with the pooches that she is going duplicate her dog’s clones in a few years.

Amy Vangemert said she had increasingly grown reliant on her dog Buhner as her four sons Robert, 30, Taylor, 29, Dyllan, 26, and Austin, 23, grew up and left home.

The 55-year-old was so attached that the thought of him passing away as he grew older made her cry every day, prompting her to search for another dog – but she couldn’t stop noticing how different they were from Buhner.

So she and her husband John, 55, who she owns a construction company with in Seattle, decided to contact the same Texas company that cloned superstar Barbra Streisand’s pooch in 2017.

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Posted by on Wednesday, November 14th, 2018 in

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – For so many of us, a dog or cat is like a family member. And when they pass away, we wish we could do anything to bring them back.

One local woman did just that. She cloned her dog.

For Louisville’s Katie Ryser, Hazel was so much more than a dog.

“I got Hazel when I was five months sober and I was learning how to live again,” Katie said. “Hazel and I kind of muddled through the first two years of sobriety side by side.”

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Posted by on Monday, November 5th, 2018 in

Dorrit Moussaieff, former First Lady of Iceland, has announced the intent to clone her dog Sámur, RÚV reports. While this would normally pass off as a personal decision by a pet owner, the fact that her husband, former President Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson, chose to share this decision with listeners of the radio programme Morgunkaffið on Rás 2 has opened the subject to public discussion about what cloning means and who it is for.

Ólafur told listeners that Sámur is now eleven years old, and being in these advanced years, Dorrit decided to send a DNA sample to a company in Texas in order to clone him. Kári Stefánsson, the CEO of genetics company deCODE, clarified for RÚV what is entailed in the cloning process.

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Posted by on Tuesday, August 21st, 2018 in

For a long time, the subject of cloning was restricted to science fiction novels. Ever since Dolly the sheep, the first successfully cloned mammal, was born in 1996 clones have been slowly getting closer to our every day life. Now over twenty years later, the animal genetic experts at ViaGen Equine offer cloning even closer to home – in our barns, and in the show ring.

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