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Therapy pets help college students cope with stress
PITTSBURGH - College is going to the dogs, and even a few cats these days.

As a professor at Indiana University of Pennsylvania for 38 years, Mary Jalongo saw her share of students stressed out as finals approached.

Two Labradors found at PennDOT shed near Hazleton
Butler Township police said two black Labrador retrievers were found by state employees Thursday, May 5.

Police said Pennsylvania Department of Transportation employees arrived for work at the department shed off South...

Congress debates pet medication pricing, competition
WASHINGTON - House members found a rare note of accord on Friday as they considered the plight of a 16-year-old terrier name Sammie.

When Sammie, who has the distinction of belonging to Texas Republican Rep. Michael C. Burgess,...

Dogs must be on leashes in Monocacy Hill Recreation Area
AMITY TWP.

Dogs must be leashed in recreation area

Dogs are still welcome in Amity Township's on Monocacy Hill Recreation Area, but they are going to have to be on a leash.

The township supervisors voted...

Prison dogs serve time to find homes
Some time ago, Raymond Douglas was on the phone with his 6-year-old son talking about dogs.
“Did you take Nellie out today, Dad?” his son asked.
Nellie is a border collie mix Douglas is training. They hung up, and Douglas returned...

Free adoption weekend at Animal Rescue League of Berks County in Cumru Township
Berks Fire Water Restorations Inc. will sponsor an adoption weekend 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Animal Rescue League of Berks County, Cumru Township.

All adoption fees will be covered by the Muhlenberg Township...

Prevention of parvovirus

How to preventing puppies from getting parvovirus, a gastrointestinal stomach infection:

  • Vaccinate.
  • Use caution when taking puppies to places where there are other pets.
  • Don't let...

'Granddogs' a win-win for owners and their dog-sitting parents
Someday, she and her husband might have grandchildren, said Lyn Hathaway.

In the meantime, the Rocky Mount, N.C., couple has their "granddogs" Theodore and Reagan.

Theodore is their daughter Madelyn Gallagher's...

Man and woman arrested for keeping 19 starved dogs
BAY POINT, Calif. - Authorities say a man and a woman are facing animal cruelty charges after police reportedly found 19 starving, neglected dogs caged in the back of their old U-Haul truck in suburban San Francisco.

The...

Alternatives to pets' post-surgery cone of shame sought
LOS ANGELES - Call it the cone of shame. Radar dish. Elizabethan collar.

Whatever the name, pets seem to hate the stiff, lampshade-like piece of plastic that vets often put around their necks to keep them from biting or chewing...

Anderson County S.C. considers outlawing owners shooting dogs
ANDERSON, S.C. - Some Anderson County Council members want to make it illegal for a person to shoot his or her dog after an owner shot and left his dog for dead.

State law recognizes dogs as property and there is no law saying owners...

Sewing event makes beds for pets
Ladyfingers in Oley Township hosts an event to make dog and cat beds for the Animal Rescue League of Berks County.

Missing puppy returns to Reading family
There were a lot of wet kisses late Thursday night when Coco returned home.

The 7-month-old puppy that disappeared from the backyard of a Reading home has been reunited with her family. And that has created a lot of joy.

Massachusetts man accused of importing dogs pleads not guilty
FALL RIVER, Mass. - A Fall River man accused of illegally importing dogs into Rhode Island has pleaded not guilty.

WPRI-TV reports 30-year-old Justin Wagner was arraigned Monday on...

Erie area Humane Society delivers Crittergrams
ERIE, Pa.- Annabeth, a frisky 1-year-old pit bull/boxer mix, burst through the front door Friday at Niagara Village wearing a red tutu to help Nicole Bawol deliver a Valentine's Day "Crittergram" to Mike Durkot, a resident at the...

Philadelphia weighs banning sale of pets from commercial breeders
Philadelphia could soon be the next city to ban pet stores from selling commercially bred dogs and cats, a move that prioritizes adoptions of rescue animals and is aimed at stopping the growth of so-called animal "mills."

At Westminster Kennel Club show, dogs from Berks recognized
Several Berks County dogs competing in the Westminster Kennel Club dog show in New York have already been recognized during the event.

The annual dog show, which ends Tuesday night, takes place over several days and features...

Allegheny County Berger Picard to compete at Westminster

Garcon looks like a mid-sized shaggy mutt, but in his case looks are deceiving. As Grand Champion Garcon Du Domaine De Sursaint, he's one of the top five show dogs in his breed. That ranking has earned him a "golden ticket" to the...

Do dogs fall in love?
Do dogs fall in love?

Lizzy, an American foxhound, is indifferent to the many dogs she sees at the South Park Dog Park. But when she met a handsome young German shorthaired pointer named Zeiger, "it was love at first sight," for...

David Frei set to host 27th and final Westminster telecast
NEW YORK - He's become the face of dogs, with a voice as gentle as a Saint Bernard, as friendly as a chocolate Lab.

David Frei makes it all feel so familiar, heading this week into his 27th and final year hosting the Westminster...

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