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...

Man and woman arrested for keeping 19 starved dogs
BAY POINT, Calif. - Authorities say a man and a woman are facing animal cruelty charges after police reportedly found 19 starving, neglected dogs caged in the back of their old U-Haul truck in suburban San Francisco.


Alternatives to pets' post-surgery cone of shame sought
LOS ANGELES - Call it the cone of shame. Radar dish. Elizabethan collar.

Whatever the name, pets seem to hate the stiff, lampshade-like piece of plastic that vets often put around their necks to keep them from biting or chewing...

Anderson County S.C. considers outlawing owners shooting dogs
ANDERSON, S.C. - Some Anderson County Council members want to make it illegal for a person to shoot his or her dog after an owner shot and left his dog for dead.

State law recognizes dogs as property and there is no law saying owners...

Sewing event makes beds for pets
Ladyfingers in Oley Township hosts an event to make dog and cat beds for the Animal Rescue League of Berks County.

Missing puppy returns to Reading family
There were a lot of wet kisses late Thursday night when Coco returned home.

The 7-month-old puppy that disappeared from the backyard of a Reading home has been reunited with her family. And that has created a lot of joy.

Massachusetts man accused of importing dogs pleads not guilty
FALL RIVER, Mass. - A Fall River man accused of illegally importing dogs into Rhode Island has pleaded not guilty.

WPRI-TV reports 30-year-old Justin Wagner was arraigned Monday on...

Erie area Humane Society delivers Crittergrams
ERIE, Pa.- Annabeth, a frisky 1-year-old pit bull/boxer mix, burst through the front door Friday at Niagara Village wearing a red tutu to help Nicole Bawol deliver a Valentine's Day "Crittergram" to Mike Durkot, a resident at the...

Philadelphia weighs banning sale of pets from commercial breeders
Philadelphia could soon be the next city to ban pet stores from selling commercially bred dogs and cats, a move that prioritizes adoptions of rescue animals and is aimed at stopping the growth of so-called animal "mills."

At Westminster Kennel Club show, dogs from Berks recognized
Several Berks County dogs competing in the Westminster Kennel Club dog show in New York have already been recognized during the event.

The annual dog show, which ends Tuesday night, takes place over several days and features...

Allegheny County Berger Picard to compete at Westminster

Garcon looks like a mid-sized shaggy mutt, but in his case looks are deceiving. As Grand Champion Garcon Du Domaine De Sursaint, he's one of the top five show dogs in his breed. That ranking has earned him a "golden ticket" to the...

Do dogs fall in love?
Do dogs fall in love?

Lizzy, an American foxhound, is indifferent to the many dogs she sees at the South Park Dog Park. But when she met a handsome young German shorthaired pointer named Zeiger, "it was love at first sight," for...

David Frei set to host 27th and final Westminster telecast
NEW YORK - He's become the face of dogs, with a voice as gentle as a Saint Bernard, as friendly as a chocolate Lab.

David Frei makes it all feel so familiar, heading this week into his 27th and final year hosting the Westminster...

Australian shepherd wins Westminster agility trial
NEW YORK - A high-leaping Australian shepherd named Holster scrambled and sprang to take the Westminster Kennel Club agility title Saturday, seeming undaunted by anything the obstacle course could throw at him.

Then he...

Berks dogs to compete at Westminster
Several Berks County residents have their animals entered in the Westminster show, which begins today in New York City.

Animal Rescue League of Berks County issues Cold Blue warning
Because of the expected near-record low temperatures, the Animal Rescue League of Berks County has issued a Code Blue warning for the city that began Friday night and runs until 8 a.m. Tuesday.

A city ordinance requires that...

Humane Society, railroad teaming for pet adoption event

Adoption fees for all pets will be waived at the Humane Society of Berks County Friday through Sunday in the "Runaway Train - Straight to Your Heart" adoption special sponsored by Reading Blue Mountain & Northern Railroad.