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Unleashed A blog for animals and the people who love them
Helping pet owners deal with loss

Her name was Obie. When she died in 2013, Martha Harris went into mourning. She had owned the black Labrador for six years and her death left Harris shaken and bereft.

"She was everything to me. She was my daughter," said Harris, a retired nurse and medical office receptionist. After surgery failed to relieve her 11-year-old dog's pain, the Glyndon resident had her euthanized.

"I wanted her to die...

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This shih tzu can't get enough of the O's

Think you’re excited for some Orioles playoff action? Consider Trufflz, who may be more excited than anyone else in town.

Trufflz is a 4-year-old shih tzu owned by Caryn Green, who lives in Mount Washington and works at Glarus Chocolatier in Timonium — hence the pup’s name. She has an impressive collection of orange and black toys that Green collects every Halloween and is spending much of her time...

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Rails & Tails will offer family fun and a chance to adopt a dog

Make plans to spend Sunday at the B&O Railroad Museum in downtown Baltimore for a great day of trains, history, and adoptable dogs. Bella’s Bully Buddies dog rescue, which finds homes for pit bulls in need, will hold its Rails & Trails event from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., and all are invited for family fun and maybe the chance to add to that family.

The rescue will host Choo Choo Blue, the museum’s mascot,...

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DogFest is this Saturday

Grab a leash and some comfy shoes: DogFest is scheduled for Sept. 27 and promises fun for all the people and pets in your family.

This day-long festival will include games, contests, demonstrations, and kids’ activities -- and everything there welcomes humans and dogs. Watch Rover knock down 10 pins in a game of bowling, play hide-n-seek, or paint with his paws (seriously).

Challenge him with an agility...

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Orioles to sign pet calendars at BARCS

The sixth annual Orioles Pet Calendar benefitting the Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter (BARCS) will go on sale August 12, and five players will be on-hand to sign calendars at the shelter that day.

J.J. Hardy, Tommy Hunter, David Lough, Bud Norris, and Matt Wieters will visit BARCS from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on August 12 to sign calendars bought that day. Those attending must buy their calendars...

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Soldier's dog vanishes in Crownsville

Jon Walker’s friends were looking forward to watching him reunite with his beloved German shepherd, Zara, when he returns from a year-long Army deployment in Afghanistan later this month.

But his dog bolted into a patch of woods while playing catch with a dogsitter in Crownsville last week and a non-stop effort to find her has proven fruitless, leaving them suspicious that there might be more to this...

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