Humane Pennsylvania offering free adoptions at Berks and Lancaster shelters
Humane Pennsylvania, which operates the Humane Society of Berks County and

Vinnie is ready to lend a helping paw
A sweetheart of a goldendoodle named Vinnie is being trained to work as a therapy dog for Edward J. Kuhn Funeral Home Inc.

Owners of flat-faced dogs don't mind the snorthing
The first time Lisha Gonzalez and her husband, Victor, met their bulldog, Buddy, as a puppy, they immediately fell in love with his slobbering, smush-nosed face and stubborn charm.

They didn't realize that Buddy, now 6, would...

Schuylkill County rescue takes in 16 dogs taken from hoaders in West Virginia
More than a dozen flea-infested dogs rescued from hoarders have found a temporary home at a rescue in Schuylkill County.

Char-Wills German Shepherd Rescue took in 16 dogs - almost exclusively German shepherds - last week after...

Virginia governor's family dog dies; was just a year old
RICHMOND, Va. - Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe's family dog has died.

The governor announced the death of the yellow Labrador retriever named Guinness in a tweet Wednesday night , saying he was heartbroken and the family had...

Dog dies after alerting 4 to escape fire in Maine
NAPLES, Maine - Fire officials in Maine say a barking dog helped save four people from a fire before dying in the blaze.

Firefighters say a woman who was inside the burning mobile home told them her pet dog started barking and woke...

Alabama park to end live greyhound racing, rehome 400 dogs
MOBILE, Ala. - An Alabama park will cease greyhound races by the end of the month, requiring new homes for nearly 400 dogs.

WALA-TV reports Wind Creek Hospitality announced Monday that Mobile Greyhound Park will stop live...

Reward offered to find owner of dog left for dead in Exeter Township

The Animal Rescue League of Berks County is offering a $1,000 reward for any information about a starving dog that was found abandoned in Exeter Township last month.

Walton, named because he was found near Walmart, was...

ARL report: 1 of 3 recently found emaciated dogs still alive

Two of the three abandoned and emaciated dogs found in Berks County recently have died, according to the Animal Rescue League of Berks County.

A post Monday on the Cumru Township animal shelter's social media page...

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.