Free Adoption Weekend at Humane Society of Berks County
Thinking about getting a pet?

There may be no better time to get one than this weekend at the Humane Society of Berks County.

From Friday to Sunday, adoption fees will be waived as part of the society's Free Adoption...

Pet anxiety-reducing meds stress out owner
While some owners will kennel their beloved fur babies when they go out of town, some brave souls will make the choice to travel with their precious dog or cat in tow. Of course, the key to smooth travels usually relies heavily on the level of...

Police charge Wilkes-Barre man for allegedly tying dog to tree without food, shelter
WILKES-BARRE - A man is facing charges after police say he left an dog outside without any food or protection from the elements.

Sean Taylor, 27, of Wilkes-Barre, faces cruelty to animal charges after police identified him as...

Couple's dog shot and killed while they were out of town
NORTH PLATTE, Neb. - Investigators are working to determine who shot and killed one of a North Platte couple's Rottweilers while they were out of town.

The North Platte Telegraph

Mutt-cracker ballet a hit in Alabama
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Even casual dance fans have heard of the Christmastime classic "The Nutcracker," but what about "The Mutt-cracker?"

The humane society fundraiser features a misshapen little mutt named "Pig" as the...

Keep pets safe during dangerous cold snap
HARRISBURG, Pa., - State officials are urging the public to take extra precautions to ensure the safety of their pets during a dangerous cold snap across much of the state over the next few days.

"While it's easy to think that dogs...

Couple use social media to help homeless animals
A mutual desire to help homeless and hurting animals bonded John and Rebecca Taylor from the beginning.

When they met at Arizona State University, she was an animal lover who grew up on a farm in Oley with the dream of running her...

Sled dog club lets mushers learn the ropes

When someone thinks of dog sledding, they typically think of Alaska; however, there is a sled dog club in Pennsylvania. Its purpose is "to conduct sled dog races, and to promote the safe and humane racing, driving, and training of...

Visiting tips for dog owners and their guests during the holidays
Even if you're looking forward to visiting relatives this holiday season, you may not be happy about visiting their dog. How can you make your entry through a relative's front door more joyful and less jump-filled?

There are 78...

Woman whose two dogs were shot and killed by neighbor opens new canine business
NEENAH, Wis. - As Maria Ochs was moving into a new home three years ago in Janesville, her dog Pepper spied a squirrel and chased after it into her neighbor's yard. Ochs' other dog, Kota, was close behind.

Ochs then heard a cluster...

Pets deserve holiday gifts too
NEW YORK - Pets are people, too - at least when it comes to holiday gifts.

More than half of dog owners and nearly 40 percent of cat owners buy their pets gifts for Christmas or Hanukkah, according to the American Pet Products...

Mississippi Labrador retriever finds human bone in woods, for 2nd time
CARRIERE, Miss. - For the second time, a pet dog in south Mississippi has gone into the woods and returned home with a human bone.

Multiple news outlets report that the black Labrador retriever found a femur Monday in Pearl River...

Mexican airline loses dog, launches social media push to find her
MEXICO CITY - The Mexican airline Interjet has launched a campaign dubbed #BuscandoMika (FindMika) after an 8-year-old mixed-breed female dog apparently escaped her cage and got lost at Mexico City's airport.

The airline...

Miniature pony euthanized after being attacked by Rottweilers
CHESTERFIELD, Va. - Police say a miniature pony had to be euthanized after being wounded in an attack by Rottweilers in Virginia.

The Richmond Times-Dispatch ( ) reported that the attack happened...

We visit four owners showing canines at the National Dog Show in Oaks
Berks County was well-represented among the canines competing at the National Dog Show.

Canines compete at National Dog Show

From a kissing booth to dock diving, canines and their fans ruled the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, Montgomery County, on Saturday.

The kisses and splashes continue today from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. amid the...

Velvet Ears Pet Shoppe part of expanded vet practice
Hospital and day care center adds a third establishment with natural pet treats and foods store.

Pet owners near forests have to be cautious
Interior designer Heather Mourer and her family were considering a move from Denver when her young daughter saw a mountain lion across the street from the midcentury home in the suburbs they were considering.

They took the...

Pups put on costumes at Reading pub
Oakbrook Brewing Co. revives tradition, draws huge crowd

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...