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...

Pet lovers will delight in 'Secret Life of Pets'
Any pet owner who has imbued their furry or feathered friends with deep thoughts and mysterious intentions will relate to the imagination behind "The Secret Life of Pets."

It may not have the emotional resonance of a Pixar...

More dogs can now cruise with owners on Queen Mary 2 ship
NEW YORK - Dogs that sail on the Queen Mary 2 are getting the royal treatment.

The ship has just undergone $132 million in renovations that include new accommodations for two-legged as well as four-legged passengers.

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

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...