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All rescue pets want for Christmas is a loving home
Donna Mauldin just about keeled over in laughter when she was shown the photos of Jasper and Mitzi sitting (well, standing) on Santa's lap.

"They're beautiful!" she said. "I'm going to show them to all my co-workers and doggie...

Scouts raise money to help protect crime-fighting pooch
When members of Cub Scout Pack 423's Bear Cub den toured the Lower Heidelberg Township police station earlier this year, one asked why the department's police dog didn't have a bulletproof vest like its handler and other officers.

Woman sues owners of dog killed by her pit bulls
TEXAS CITY, Texas - A Texas woman whose four pit bulls entered her neighbors' yard through a hole in the fence and killed their 10-year-old beagle is suing them for $1 million.

Emerald White said in her lawsuit filed this week in...

Dubuque city panel to consider easing dog ban
DUBUQUE, Iowa - Dubuque officials are considering a proposal that would allow leashed dogs in most city parks.

The city's Parks and Recreation Committee is considering a proposed ordinance amendment that would ease the...

Police rescue dog stuck in cat's house
MEDFORD, N.Y. - Police on Long Island say a golden retriever named Buddy is no worse for the wear after getting his head stuck in a cat's house.

Three Suffolk County police officers answered the call Friday in the yard of a Medford...

Montana club offers workouts for people, dogs
KALISPELL, Mont. - On a recent day, Evergreen resident Chris Holmes came up to Kalispell to work out. He brought along his workout partner, Jake. They like to jog together before Chris hits the weights, while Jake hangs out and offers moral...

Outcry arises over Tennessee dog's planned euthanasia

DYERSBURG, Tenn. - Animal lovers are pleading with Dyersburg officials to stop the planned euthanasia of a 2 ½-year-old dog named Beau.

Thousands of people have signed a petition aiming to stop the Nov. 20 euthanasia of...

Dogs jumps on ambulance as owner taken away
MASON, Texas - A dog named Buddy didn't wait for an invitation when his 85-year-old owner had to go to the hospital.

Four-year-old Buddy hitched a ride on the outside of the ambulance carrying Texas rancher J.R. Nicholson to Hill...

18 more dogs rescued from Florida dog fighting ring
BARTOW, Fla. - Eighteen more dogs have been rescued from a dog fighting ring run out of a Bartow bar just weeks after the alleged organizers were arrested.

Polk County Sheriff's deputies found blood stained carpet near the ring...

1,500 dogs and their handlers vie for honors at national show
Kisses from Taz were free Saturday. The Boston terrier had his own kissing booth at The National Dog Show, which brought 1,500 of the nation's best dogs to the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center at Oaks in Upper Providence Township,...

Humane Society, Boscov's get together for pets for Christmas
Boscov's Department Stores has joined with the Humane Society of Berks County to promote animal adoption.

A Christmas Angel Tree has been set up in the pet supply department of Boscov's East, Exeter Township, inviting...

Donors fill cupboards at Humane Society of Berks County
It was a dire situation for the Humane Society of Berks County on Wednesday.

The organization was out of the essential things it needs to help the area's pet owners in need, lacking everything from dog and cat food to bleach and...

Pennsylvania Veterinary Foundation to host Bark in the Park 5k Run and 1 Mile Dog Walk Oct. 26 on Harrisburg City Island
HUMMELSTOWN, Pa. - On Sunday, Oct. 26, the Pennsylvania Veterinary Foundation will host the Fifth Annual Bark in the Park 5k Run & 1 Mile Dog Walk at the Riverview Pavilion on Harrisburg's City Island. All proceeds from the run will...

2 dogs in Georgia pet boarding facility perish in fire
STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga. - Authorities say two dogs have perished after fire swept through a shopping center east of Atlanta.

Fire officials say the dogs died from smoke inhalation in the Thursday night fire near Main Street and...

Dog found in plastic bag last month has a new home
Things looked bleak for the tiny Shih Tzu named Zipper.

The dog's owner, whoever it was, abandoned him in a clear plastic bag in a Reading breezeway. Left with only a blanket and a bag of food, the tiny dog with wispy brown and white...

Pit bull in Portland streetcar attack euthanized
PORTLAND, Ore. - A pit bull that killed another dog in a bloody attack on a Portland streetcar last month has been put to death.

Jessica Morkert, the spokeswoman for Multnomah County Animal Services, told The Oregonian...

Facial recognition to find lost dogs
LOS ANGELES - Any worried pet owner who has spent days hanging posters, making phone calls and knocking on neighbors' doors hopes there's a more scientific way to find a lost dog.

That became a reality when facial recognition...

Bark for Life event to be held in Wilkes-Barre Saturday
He isn't called your four-legged friend for nothing.

Sometimes people who have an illness seek the solace and unconditional love of a pet to provide them with comfort and strength to continue grueling sessions of...

District judge dismisses animal cruelty charges against Reading attorney
5 dogs were taken from kennel of Reading attorney

Dog found in plastic bag in Reading alley being treated by ARL
The Animal Rescue League of Berks County saved and is treating an 8-year-old Shih Tzu that was found abandoned in a plastic bag in a Reading breezeway Saturday.

Beth Ireland, director of marketing for the ARL, said the...

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