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  • Top breeds at Celebrate Dogs!

    Think it's tough keeping track of the players at a football game? Try breed-spotting at this weekend's AKC / Eukanuba National Championship in Orlando. The American Kennel Club recognizes 180 different dog breeds for competition. Here's just a few winning...
  • National Dog Show remains popular Thanksgiving treat

    National Dog Show remains popular Thanksgiving treat
    The Thanksgiving Day "National Dog Show Presented by Purina" has been a hit with TV viewers since the first contestant walked into the ring in Philadelphia in 2002. Viewership that first year hit nearly 19 million. Last year, hosts David Frei and John O'...
  • Bear shooter becomes instant celebrity

    Bear shooter becomes instant celebrity
    Victor Peters was just a quiet guy in the neighborhood until he killed a bear. Now he's a media star. Since he shot a Florida black bear that had twice broken into his Lady Lake home, Peters, 64, has been featured on CNN, fielded interview requests from...
  • Dog, Cat Pet Show Also Features Police Dog, Wildlife Demos

    Dog, Cat Pet Show Also Features Police Dog, Wildlife Demos
    We are all familar with the old saying "Home is where the heart is." For many of us, the "heart" in our homes comes from our four-legged friends. This weekend, pet lovers of all ages will flock to the Connecticut Convention Center for the 23rd annual two-...
  • Alternative ways to stay active

    Alternative ways to stay active
    Everyone knows the importance of maintaining an active lifestyle, but it can be hard to find a routine to stick with. The good news: you don’t have to limit yourself to the same trek around the track or visit to the gym; varying your exercise can...
  • DogFest is this Saturday

    DogFest is this Saturday
    Grab a leash and some comfy shoes: DogFest is scheduled for Sept. 27 and promises fun for all the people and pets in your family. This day-long festival will include games, contests, demonstrations, and kids’ activities -- and everything there...
  • 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...
  • 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...