2 starving, abandoned pit bulls rescued in Reading

Two severely starving pit bulls are fighting for their lives after they were found abandoned in a Reading home late last week.

The Animal Rescue League of Berks County carried the dogs from the home Friday after being...

Free vaccine clinic for dogs slated at DoubleTree hotel

The Animal Rescue League of Berks County is collaborating with Exeter Veterinary Hospital and the DoubleTree by Hilton hotel in Paws for a Cause, a free vaccine clinic for dogs on Sunday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the hotel, 701 Penn...

Berks Animal Rescue League celebrates 65th anniversary
Sixty-five years to the day after it was founded, the Animal Rescue League of Berks County paid tribute to its founder Friday in a program at the Berks History Center.

The late Mary Archer, a socialite, feminist and animal rights...

Doggie Day competition gets tails wagging

Indian Fort Inn in Tilden Township held a Doggie Day Competition on Sunday.

The event, meant to highlight the restaurant's openness to dogs and their owners in its 45-seat outdoor patio area, went very well,...

Pantries partner with Strausstown pet center to help needy animals
The last Thursday of the month is fast approaching, and that means Laurie Rhoads is preparing to distribute pet food and other supplies at the Conrad Weiser Food Pantry.

The monthly pantry hosted by Trinity Lutheran Church, 108...

All About Dogs event a treat for pups and people
Berks County Kennel Club event draws a crowd to a Sinking Spring baseball field

Editorial: Dog ownership may be good for your health
The Issue: A study finds that dog owners ages 60 and up walk 21/2 hours more per week than nonowners. Our Opinion: Older adults without a pooch may want to consider getting one.

Animal advocates get tips on lobbying
Animal advocates learned the steps they can take to become lobbyists Thursday at a presentation hosted by the Animal Rescue League of Berks County.

"You are their voice," Kristen Tullo, Pennsylvania director for the Humane...

Dog owner fighting order to euthanize pet that bit girl
SALT LAKE CITY - A Utah woman whose dog was ordered put to death after the animal bit a teenage girl says the punishment doesn't fit the crime, and the state Humane Society is joining her fight to change city rules they call unfairly harsh.

Lisa Poper comes to the rescue of unwanted animals
Safety Net Sanctuary in Ruscombmanor Township provides tender loving care for a variety of unwanted animals.

Lisa Poper is the kind of person who takes action if she sees an injured animal on the side of the road.


Free dog and cat adoption weekend at ARL
Peach Tree Cremation Services LLC, Leesport, is sponsoring a free dog and cat adoption weekend at the Animal Rescue League of Berks County, 58 Kennel Road, Birdsboro, PA 19508 (Cumru Township) on Saturday and Sunday, May 13 and 14.

Overly smart Great Pyrenees lets himself out of boarding facility
STAFFORD, Va. - A dog who escaped from a Virginia animal hospital after opening several doors has been found and reunited with his owner.

Travis Campbell tells news outlets that his family was boarding their 10-year-old Great...

Husky sentenced to death gets another reprieve
WATERVILLE, Maine - A dog that was ordered euthanized despite the intervention of Maine Gov. Paul LePage is getting another chance.

The Morning Sentinel reports Dakota the...

Michigan woman benefits from special seizure dog
SOUTHFIELD, Mich. - When you enter Kiara Williamson's Southfield home the first thing she asks you to do is pray for her.

The 23-year-old has cerebral palsy and cri du chat, a chromosomal disorder, and a seizure disorder. She...

Some hotels offer over-the-top amenities for pets
On a recent trip to Huntington Beach, California, Jen Reeder chose a hotel for one very specific reason: the room-service menu. For dogs.

"It was called a 'Yappy Hour' menu," says Reeder, who is president of the Dog Writers...

Corgis take over California beach
HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. - Corgi Beach Day took over Huntington Beach on Saturday.

With every walk signal on PCH, the dogs just kept coming. Corgis dressed as lobsters, superheroes, princesses, and one corgi dressed as a...

Training a puppy means learning a few things yourself
Puppyhood. The beginning of years full of laughs, licks, walks and playtime. Yet, there are still many skills owners have to teach puppies, including going to the bathroom outside. I can tell you from personal experience, with some time,...

Fostering love, one paw at a time
Senior takes in homeless dogs, and serves as mentor to shelter volunteers

Falling in love with foster dogs means never letting go
"It'll just be for a week."

It's funny how quickly one week can turn into two, and then a month, a year, or maybe several.

When my family decided to adopt another dog, we weren't exactly expecting to end up with three more...

New ordinance bans tethering dogs outside in Reading
Perhaps people who tie their dogs up outdoors all day shouldn't have dogs.

That was the opinion of City Council members, who voted unanimously Monday night to approve a new city ordinance prohibiting the tethering of dogs...