Woman whose two dogs were shot and killed by neighbor opens new canine business
NEENAH, Wis. - As Maria Ochs was moving into a new home three years ago in Janesville, her dog Pepper spied a squirrel and chased after it into her neighbor's yard. Ochs' other dog, Kota, was close behind.

Ochs then heard a cluster...

Pets deserve holiday gifts too
NEW YORK - Pets are people, too - at least when it comes to holiday gifts.

More than half of dog owners and nearly 40 percent of cat owners buy their pets gifts for Christmas or Hanukkah, according to the American Pet Products...

Mississippi Labrador retriever finds human bone in woods, for 2nd time
CARRIERE, Miss. - For the second time, a pet dog in south Mississippi has gone into the woods and returned home with a human bone.

Multiple news outlets report that the black Labrador retriever found a femur Monday in Pearl River...

Mexican airline loses dog, launches social media push to find her
MEXICO CITY - The Mexican airline Interjet has launched a campaign dubbed #BuscandoMika (FindMika) after an 8-year-old mixed-breed female dog apparently escaped her cage and got lost at Mexico City's airport.

The airline...

Miniature pony euthanized after being attacked by Rottweilers
CHESTERFIELD, Va. - Police say a miniature pony had to be euthanized after being wounded in an attack by Rottweilers in Virginia.

The Richmond Times-Dispatch ( ) reported that the attack happened...

We visit four owners showing canines at the National Dog Show in Oaks
Berks County was well-represented among the canines competing at the National Dog Show.

Canines compete at National Dog Show

From a kissing booth to dock diving, canines and their fans ruled the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, Montgomery County, on Saturday.

The kisses and splashes continue today from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. amid the...

Velvet Ears Pet Shoppe part of expanded vet practice
Hospital and day care center adds a third establishment with natural pet treats and foods store.

Pet owners near forests have to be cautious
Interior designer Heather Mourer and her family were considering a move from Denver when her young daughter saw a mountain lion across the street from the midcentury home in the suburbs they were considering.

They took the...

Pups put on costumes at Reading pub
Oakbrook Brewing Co. revives tradition, draws huge crowd

Area dog parks provide a safe, secure place for canines to socialize and have fun
Area dog parks provide a safe, secure place for canines to socialize and have fun.

When Lower Heidelberg Township opened its dog park last month, some residents grumbled and growled about the requirements, complaining online...

Lower Macungie Township pooch park opens
LOWER MACUNGIE TOWNSHIP - In spirit if not size, Zoe belonged on the big-dog side of the park.

Alan and Gail Carlson's 3-year-old beagle mix howled in excitement Saturday as she led a gang of Labradors and retrievers in pursuit of...

Gymnasts walk on hands with dogs leashed to ankles
As "Who Let The Dogs Out?" blasted from loudspeakers at Wilson Farm Park in Wayne, Delaware County, 11 brave young souls from the Exton-based GymOlympic Sports Academy Gymnastics Team walked on their hands - with their pet dogs leashed to...

Allegheny County church has pet ministry
From a 120-pound Great Dane named Cody to a tiny Chinese crested named Rambo, dogs took over a parking lot at Pupalooza, an annual event sponsored by the Pet Ministry at Westminster Presbyterian Church.

"The familiar hymn 'All...

Hundreds of pets screened for screwworm in Florida Keys
BIG PINE KEY, Fla. (AP) — Officials say they've found no evidence of screwworm in hundreds of pets examined for signs of the parasite killing endangered deer in the Florida Keys.

Federal and state agricultural officials...

K-9 graduates strut their stuff at ceremony
Reading officers, K-9 partners impress crowd in Bern Twp.

Dog dash, fun walk to benefit K-9 units
A 2-mile dog dash and fun walk will be held Saturday at Jim Dietrich Park in Muhlenberg Township to raise money for K-9 units of the Reading Police Department.

Registration begins at 8:15 a.m. The dash starts at 9:30, with the walk...

Aaron Durso is happy to have Dexter, a seizure response dog, at his side
Aaron Durso's service animal, Dexter, has helped him feel more secure and independent, though Durso suffers from a seizure disorder.

Study finds more than half of our pets are overweight
Study finds more than half of our pets are overweight.

Ever since veterinarian Dr. Jaime Morey began working at the Wyomissing Animal Hospital four years ago, she has seen an ongoing problem among patients.


Dog's decomposing body found in suitcase floating in lake in New Jersey
ASBURY PARK, N.J. - Authorities say the decomposing body of a pit bull was found this week in suitcase floating in a New Jersey lake.

A necropsy determined the medium-sized dog was about a year old. But it's not clear what caused...