| Dec 10, 2014
| 1:17 PM
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...
| Nov 19, 2014
| 8:57 AM
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'...
| Oct 28, 2014
| 1:50 PM
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...
| Oct 21, 2014
| 9:36 AM
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-...
| Sep 29, 2014
| 10:00 PM
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...
| Sep 24, 2014
| 6:16 AM
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...
| Sep 4, 2014
| 12:12 PM
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...
| Aug 30, 2014
| 6:37 PM
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...
| Aug 1, 2014
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....
| Jul 29, 2014
| 7:40 AM
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...
| Dec 20, 2013
| 2:47 PM
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...