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  • What it takes to train a therapy dog

    What it takes to train a therapy dog

    It’s Wednesday night in Laurel, which means it’s class night at the one-story headquarters of Fidos for Freedom. There are no desks, no computers, no blackboards or screens in the large, mirrored room. Instead, it’s filled with about two dozen dogs and their handlers. “Maintain eye contact with...

  • Howard County's pet portrait artists capture the essence of our animal friends

    Howard County's pet portrait artists capture the essence of our animal friends

    As an artist, Cheri Glover expresses a sentiment about animals that many share from a personal standpoint. “They’re easier than people,” says the artist, who lives and works in Kings Contrivance. Even when the subjects of her portraits are dogs, cats, birds or rabbits, though, the painter still...

  • Animal rights groups offer reward after dog is burned in bag

    Animal rights groups offer reward after dog is burned in bag

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Two animal rights organizations are offering rewards for information leading to the conviction of those responsible for putting a small dog in a trash bag and setting it on fire. The Humane Society of the United States and People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals said in news...

  • Stray dog wins hearts - and new home - after following man through 155-mile ultramarathon

    Stray dog wins hearts - and new home - after following man through 155-mile ultramarathon

    It's still unclear how or why the scrappy, apricot-colored dog with pointy ears showed up to the starting line of the 155-mile ultramarathon in June. The closest village was several miles away, and all that lay ahead was the vast, unforgiving Gobi Desert. Dion Leonard, a distance runner from Scotland,...

  • Watch out for these easily overlooked pet health issues

    Watch out for these easily overlooked pet health issues

    We’ve covered some of the important pet health maintenance issues most likely to be overlooked or undervalued by well-meaning owners: dental health and weight management. This time, we’ll examine intestinal parasites, feline heartworm disease and hypertension. Worms, worms, worms Roundworms, tapeworms,...

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