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Congress goes to the dogs, pushing support for retired military K9s

Jul 23, 2014
Congress goes to the dogs, pushing support for retired military K9s

You want to get something done in Congress, bring a dog. Yep, that's what congressional hearings usually bring: Yawns. Cila, a retired military working dog, listens as officials from the American Humane Association and members of Congress talk ab...

Pet Connection: Social networking helps sponsor, save springer in need

Jul 18, 2014

In January, a sporting-dog rescue group asked Lori-Lynn Clayton of San Angelo, Texas, to go look at a dog in her local shelter thought to be an English springer spaniel or Brittany. He was a springer, emaciated and near death. She struggled to get him ...

Does your dog need a home spa? Luxury pets amenities new trend for homebuilders

Jul 16, 2014
Does your dog need a home spa? Luxury pets amenities new trend for homebuilders

These homes are set apart by their amenities — for dogs.


This May 13, 2014 photo provided by A.G. Photography shows a Standard Pacific Home's interior view of a dog-friendly home. Standard Pacific Homes is building and selling 27 new home communities from Florida to California and billing them as...

SPCA Pet of the Week: Tickles

Jul 11, 2014
SPCA Pet of the Week: Tickles

Meet Tickles! She’s a sweet, senior dog looking for a home to spend her golden years.



Pet Connection: Even the cleanest dogs may try to mess with your head

Jul 11, 2014

When my dog Harper was a puppy, she wanted up in my lap one day. The problem was, my lap was already occupied by Twyla, our black-and-tan cavalier. Harper knew that Twyla would “give her what for” if she dared to jump up there, too. Harper paced back and forth, watching us. You could...

Secondhand smoke as harmful to pets as people

Jul 9, 2014
Secondhand smoke as harmful to pets as people

Ten years ago, Shirley Worthington rushed Tigger to the vet when the dog's mouth started bleeding. When she was told he had cancer, she knew to blame her heavy smoking, an addiction she couldn't kick until after her pet died. This image provided b...

Dog tracks cornered by wagering woes, racing foes

Jul 9, 2014
Dog tracks cornered by wagering woes, racing foes

A mural-sized photograph at Flagler Dog Track celebrates the good old days, decades gone: Men and women in their finest clothes lean against the fence to catch a glimpse of the greyhounds, the stands emblazoned with red, white and blue bunting, radio m...

Dolly Parton offers to adopt “Dolly” the dog

Jul 7, 2014
Dolly Parton offers to adopt “Dolly” the dog

Dolly Parton wants to take an unlikely fan home.


In this undated handout photo from Happy Landings Animal Shelter, Dolly, a dog abandoned at Glastonbury, bottom left, is seen. Dolly Parton wants to take an unlikely fan home with her. Dolly the dog was found abandoned at Britain’s Glastonbury music...

Pet connection: Do your homework before buying a dog

Jul 4, 2014

We can stream movies at any time of day or night, order books or small kitchen appliances for next-day delivery, or send off for a dozen pairs of shoes for in-home try-on, free returns guaranteed. The Internet allows us to acquire all kinds of goods at...

At the SPCA: Princess

Jul 4, 2014
At the SPCA: Princess

Princess is an excited, playful girl who is looking for an active home. This Labrador retriever mix is about 5 years old and is known for her energy. That’s pretty typical in Labradors until they get a bit older.



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