| Nov 21, 2013
| 9:00 AM
About two months ago, I was driving home from Frederick at about 2 a.m., and I passed a specter on the side of the road. At least I thought so, because it was hard for me to believe that I had seen what I thought I saw. I pulled over to the side of the...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 9:03 AM
Q: My recently widowed grandmother is interested in getting a pet to keep her company. What pet might be a good fit for a senior?
A: Numerous studies have shown that companion animals help seniors stay more healthy and active, so this is an idea worth...
| Feb 12, 2014
| 12:34 PM
Nathan, the floppy-jowled, big-eared, giant Bloodhound from Maryland who arguably drew the loudest cheers at this year’s Westminster Kennel Club show, almost never made it out to compete.
“I thought about not even showing Nathan,” says...
| Feb 3, 2014
| 3:10 AM
In the den of Cynthia Hornor's spacious Ellicott City home sits a tall trophy honoring her border collie, Spice, as the U.S. Dog Agility Association's 2013 national grand prix champion. Down in the basement, most of a long wall is covered with hundreds of...
| Feb 18, 2014
| 6:02 AM
When the Greenwood family of Bel Air purchased their first family pet more than two decades ago, they never imagined that man's best friend would lead them to competitions across the country and, eventually, to a coveted title at one of the most...
| May 2, 2013
| 4:15 PM
As she struggled to unload groceries from the back of her car, Sherrie Schenning got an uncharacteristically queasy feeling.
Her family's Essex neighborhood had always felt safe, but on this recent Saturday, she noticed two unfamiliar young men in a...
| Mar 10, 2013
Ace, a youthful Labrador, bounds across his lawn, fielding tennis balls and hurrying them back to his owner.
His tail wags. His coat is thick and shiny. He barks with enthusiasm. To the naked eye, Ace is a strapping example of dogdom. Who would guess...
| Feb 10, 2013
| 9:05 AM
This weekend, he'll be brushed in his Davidsonville home to remove loose strands. He'll get a special bath with custom-blended shampoo, then a blow-dry in Annapolis. Then he'll down a little motion-sickness medicine for his ride to New York.
| Jan 16, 2013
| 6:18 AM
In today's world, pets aren't just animal companions, they're often the favorite family members with their own personalized dinner ware, special sleeping places, custom diet, fitness plans and more. Some pets are simply pampered, others perform for...
| Aug 15, 2011
| 5:55 AM
Yipe -- here's a disturbing story. Dog-nappings are up in a big way in 2011... more than 30 percent!
According to this report in the Chicago Sun-Times, the American Kennel Club, which tracks dog kidnappings, is saying the crime has surged 32 percent this...
| Feb 12, 2012
| 8:37 PM
It's all politics
Los Angeles Times
How has the Glen of Imaal terrier not yet won the Westminster Kennel Club dog show you ask? You ask, don't you? Politics! Darn politics. The hardy breed comes from the Glen of Imaal in County Wicklow,...
| Aug 31, 2011
| 7:41 AM
Northeastern Maryland Kennel Club's third annual Responsible Dog Ownership Day will be observed Sept. 25, from noon to 4 p.m., at the Abingdon PetSmart, 412 Constant Friendship Blvd.
Free, and open to well-behaved pets and their owners, the event will...