Humane Society offering $14 adoption fees on Valentine's Day
The Humane Society of Berks County, 1801 N. 11th St., and the Humane League of Lancaster County, both managed by Humane Pennsylvania, will offer a special $14 adoption fee for all animals on...

Doggie-doo left by incondsiderate owners causing consternation
MIAMI - Nothing ruins a fine day like an unwelcome encounter with dog excrement. That unmistakable squishing sensation underfoot triggers instant resentment. The mess, the stench, the indignity. What's a victim to do?


Olympic figure skater saving pups from South Korean dog meat trade
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea - Canadian figure skater Meagan Duhamel is hoping to win a gold medal in South Korea this month - though no prize could be more life-changing than her previous Pyeongchang souvenir.

Not after last year,...

Underdog Maui scores a new home
While pit bull Maui has been adopted, many more canines, such as undersized German shepherd mix Aria, still wait for their big day.

Furry relief: A tale of Berks Therapy Dogs

Marge Stiller, the coordinator of Berks Therapy Dogs, spreads something that everyone needs: love.

There's a real underdog at the Animal Rescue League of Berks County
Most sports pundits pinned the underdog label to the Philadelphia Eagles' wings as they flew into the playoff game against the Atlanta Falcons last week.

Eagles tackle Lane Johnson and defensive end Chris Long embraced the...

Busy days for Animal Rescue League officer
Harry D. Brown III has had a busy week.

With low temperatures dipping into single digits and highs struggling to reach above 20 degrees, the humane police officer for the Animal Rescue League of Berks County has headed out on at...

Reading City Fire Marshal's office introduces its arson dog
The Reading City Fire Marshal's office has a new four-legged investigator.

Gracie and her handler, Lt. Trent Zulick, were introduced at City Hall Monday afternoon.

The 2-year-old yellow Labrador retriever was...

Pennsylvania now outlaws tethering dogs too long in the cold
At Sharon Messersmith's dog park, about 2 acres of fenced yard behind her Alsace Township home, apartment dwellers and other customers with home-bound pooches unleash their pets to frolic outdoors during the winter, And, each...

My 2 cents: You can't put a price tag on puppy love
It's been said that you can't put a price on love, but I call shenanigans on that idea.

For me, the price is $10,999.45, give or take a penny.

I'm a bit of a nerd and have kept track of all my spending since I graduated from...

Minnesota rescue takes in dogs from overcrowded shelter in Texas
WINONA, Minn. - A matter of minutes separated Juno from death and a new life.

The 1-year-old pit bull and heeler mix was set to be euthanized in Texas when the Winona Area Humane Society agreed to bring him up to Minnesota. The...

Fake service dogs causing problems for those who really need them
The unleashed dog lunged from the woman's lap and right at Andy, Michaela Chase's dog.

"It was going for blood," Chase said, thinking back to the narrow waiting room at her physical therapy gym in Lincoln, Neb. "It was in full...

When dogs gulp down their food, is it a medical issue or personality?
Julie has written in about her dog, Molly, a spayed female Labrador retriever. Molly is "absolutely crazy" about her food, and quickly gulps her kibble down at every meal. Once she is certain there is no more food available, Molly calms...

First service dog joins student in class at LifeLink PSU
If you attempt to pet Zola the Labrador - and you will- prepare to be kindly but firmly rebuffed.

Katie Brigger said students, faculty and all other manner of pedestrian she and the pooch encounter on their jaunts across Penn...

The National Dog show draws the top dogs in the country
At the National Dog Show, the spotlight's on the best of the canine world.

4 rescue dogs from Kuwait arrive in Berks to start new life in U.S.
Four canines touched down at Philadelphia International Airport on Friday morning after starting their journey more than 6,400 miles away in Kuwait.

On Saturday, they made the final leg of their trip to Berks County to go to...

CatWorks Inc. brings puppies and dogs from the South to Spring Township
The CatWorks Inc. received some precious furry cargo from the South this weekend: 71 dogs and puppies ranging in age from 6 weeks to 12 years.

The dogs were taken to a Spring Township shopping center parking lot on Saturday and...

Luzerne County woman with degenerative bone disease paired with new service dog
BEAR CREEK TWP. Pa. - Stephanie Cibello knew that one day, she would live her life in a wheelchair.

Cibello, 34, of Bear Creek Township, Luzerne County, was born with a degenerative bone disease. Her hips have been wearing away,...

Dogs don Halloween costumes for annual Barkfest Pet Parade
Two neighborhoods in Spring Township joined to host the eighth annual Halloween Barkfest Pet Parade and Costume Party.

The villages of Spring Ridge and Oak Hill presented a musical, fun-filled Saturday afternoon on the lawn...

Reading officer bonds with new K-9 partner
After 13 years as an officer with the Reading Police Department, Mark Hackney is taking on a new challenge.

He's been training with a new partner for months, getting him ready for the demands of patrolling the city.