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  • Scientists call on US to allow research on pot meds for pets

    Scientists call on US to allow research on pot meds for pets

    Dr. Byron Maas surveys a supply of marijuana products for dogs that lines a shelf in his veterinary clinic. They're selling well. "The 'Up and Moving' is for joints and for pain," he explains. "The 'Calm and Quiet' is for real anxious dogs, to take away that anxiety." People anxious to relieve...

  • Most popular dog names in Baltimore in 2017

    Most popular dog names in Baltimore in 2017

    A national network of pet sitters and dog walkers, Rover.com has compiled its annual list of the most popular dog names among those in its database. In Baltimore, the top male and female dog names generally reflect the top names nationwide. Rover makes note that baseball-themed names like Boog...

  • Odenton family creates bucket list for adopted senior dog, wins $10,000 grant for BARCS

    Odenton family creates bucket list for adopted senior dog, wins $10,000 grant for BARCS

    When Melissa Davis and her family went to BARCS in June, her child Raven had an unusual request — to adopt the shelter’s oldest dog. Enter Kaylee, an 11-year-old American Staffordshire terrier who was brought to the Baltimore animal shelter when her owners could no longer afford the care for her....

  • Second giraffe dies at Baltimore zoo this year

    Second giraffe dies at Baltimore zoo this year

    A second giraffe at the Maryland Zoo has died, officials there said Wednesday. The 5-year-old female named Juma died overnight at the Baltimore zoo. Officials blamed an as-yet undetermined illness. “This has been a year of ups and downs with our giraffe herd,” said Donald P. Hutchinson, president...

  • BARCS resumes dog adoptions after weeks-long quarantine lifted

    BARCS resumes dog adoptions after weeks-long quarantine lifted

    Dog adoptions are set to resume at BARCS on Wednesday as the Baltimore shelter lifts a weeks-long quarantine that was put in place to protect against a contagious virus. A dog at the Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter tested positive for canine distemper in mid-November, causing the shelter...

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