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  • Comedy night helps pet therapy group

    The residents of ManorCare in Plantation light up when the therapy dogs from Canine Assisted Therapy come for a visit at least twice a week. "The pet therapy program has made all the difference in the world," said Doris Kame, activities director for...
  • Bulldog Beauty Contest judges susceptible to affection bribes

    I'm sure that judging bulldogs at an actual dog show is a rather scientific process of checking the breed standards against the animals that are competing. Here's the standard for "General Appearance," according to the American Kennel Club: "The...
  • Fireworks aren't cause for celebration for canines

    Fireworks aren't cause for celebration for canines
    It had always been easy for Sharon Keila's family of five to locate their 8-year-old Dalmatian, Holly, when she got out of the yard. Usually they would find her sniffing around shrubs or relaxing on a neighbor's porch near their Berwyn home. That...
  • Insurer cancels pit bull owner's policy

    Insurer cancels pit bull owner's policy
    Maria Zarate was angry and insulted when an insurer told her parents their homeowners coverage was being canceled in part because a pit bull lives in the house. She thought there was a state law prohibiting that. There was no way Zarate, who lives...
  • Therapy dog helps with healing

    Therapy dog helps with healing
    Sharon Swinyer didn't even reach the main entrance to Day Kimball Hospital before she was besieged by staff members. That's what always happens on Tuesdays when she and her therapy dog Indy visit patients. People will stop her so they can pet the dog....
  • Lions Club fairground goes to the dogs

    The Hebron Lions Club Fairgrounds was a cacophony of sounds on July 27, as Hebron hosted the second day of the Yankee Terrier Trials. Most of the noise was produced by the Jack Russell Terriers in residence, and consisted of excited barking, nervous...
  • Puppy sellers alleged of continuing unscrupulous activity settle case

    Puppy sellers alleged of continuing unscrupulous activity settle case
    Shari LePage has accepted that the "mini boxer" she purchased for $1,300 eight years ago from a local puppy store that specializes in teacup and toy puppies now weighs 61 pounds — not the 12 to 15 pounds she was told it would. The Davie resident...
  • Baltimore-area dog thefts on rise, owners, observers say

    Baltimore-area dog thefts on rise, owners, observers say
    As she struggled to unload groceries from the back of her car, Sherrie Schenning got an uncharacteristically queasy feeling. Her family's Essex neighborhood had always felt safe, but on this recent Saturday, she noticed two unfamiliar young men in a...
  • Howard County pets: What pets are best for seniors?

    Howard County pets: What pets are best for seniors?
    Q: My recently widowed grandmother is interested in getting a pet to keep her company. What pet might be a good fit for a senior? A: Numerous studies have shown that companion animals help seniors stay more healthy and active, so this is an idea worth...
  • Anti-pit bull hysteria must end [Letter]

    Anti-pit bull hysteria must end [Letter]
    About two months ago, I was driving home from Frederick at about 2 a.m., and I passed a specter on the side of the road. At least I thought so, because it was hard for me to believe that I had seen what I thought I saw. I pulled over to the side of the...
  • Is the 'cava-poo-chon' the perfect dog?

    Is the 'cava-poo-chon' the perfect dog?
    When it comes to dog lovers, hearts are melted by the cute face of a puppy. A new dog breed is said to keep the adorable face of a puppy for its entire lifespan. Labeled the 'cava-poo-chon,' the breed is a 'tribrid' or triple cross of a King Charles...