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  • Therapy dog helps with healing

    Therapy dog helps with healing
    Sharon Swinyer didn't even reach the main entrance to Day Kimball Hospital before she was besieged by staff members. That's what always happens on Tuesdays when she and her therapy dog Indy visit patients. People will stop her so they can pet the dog....
  • Child, teen handlers place in 4-H dog show; head to state fair

    Child, teen handlers place in 4-H dog show; head to state fair
    Tyler Thompson patted his German shepherd, Ally, on the top of her head. Dressed in his Sunday best — a blue cotton button-down shirt, pressed dark slacks and black shoes — Tyler and his family waited patiently for him and his dog to be...
  • The dangers of using retractable leashes

    More than 20 years ago retractable leashes became available to dog owners through pet supply stores and catalogs. This seemingly convenient dog-walking device has become immensely popular and has allowed dogs with more freedom to move when they are out...
  • Bulldog Beauty Contest judges susceptible to affection bribes

    Bulldog Beauty Contest judges susceptible to affection bribes
    I'm sure that judging bulldogs at an actual dog show is a rather scientific process of checking the breed standards against the animals that are competing. Here's the standard for "General Appearance," according to the American Kennel Club: "The...
  • Come celebrate pets at the expo

    On Saturday, June 14, the third Carroll County Pet Expo will take place at the Shipley Arena in Westminster from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. This family-friendly event offers visitors opportunities to interact with pet professionals such as veterinarians, animal...
  • Ladybug helping Crofton youth enjoy literacy

    Ashley Thuillier gave her daughter Addy a dog for her sixth birthday - sort of. Addy, who is a good reader but shy, got a session with Ladybug, a 10-year-old Yorkshire terrier who tutors children on reading skills at the Crofton Community Library. "We...
  • Horsin' Around: What's In A Dog Show?

    It's odd how one thing can lead you to a train of thought that widens to include a lot of other things all of which are (more or less) relevant if you simply allow your subconscious free rein to wander along the paths that it chooses. For me it was the...
  • Mount Airy dog to compete in Westminster Dog Show

    Trouble has made its way to Westminster - the 138th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show at Madison Square Garden that is. Trouble, 6, is a yellow Labrador retriever who will compete this morning in the hopes of winning Best in Show at the largest dog show...
  • Competition, community strong at dog show

    Chrystal Murray has had a good couple of days. One of the 10 dogs the 30-year-old Hanover resident and her fiance, Paul Clas, handled - a miniature poodle - won Best in Show Friday at the Snowbird Cluster, four dog shows held at the Carroll County...
  • Is the 'cava-poo-chon' the perfect dog?

    Is the 'cava-poo-chon' the perfect dog?
    When it comes to dog lovers, hearts are melted by the cute face of a puppy. A new dog breed is said to keep the adorable face of a puppy for its entire lifespan. Labeled the 'cava-poo-chon,' the breed is a 'tribrid' or triple cross of a King Charles...
  • Matchmaker pairs rescue dogs with families

    Matchmaker pairs rescue dogs with families
    When it comes to finding the perfect companion for her clients, matchmaker Barb Murray of Wilmette has learned that a request for only young, fair-haired and attractive candidates can bring more heartbreak than harmony. "There's a lot of innuendo...
  • Pet clinic offers savings on shots, tests Saturday

    Pet clinic offers savings on shots, tests Saturday
    A low-cost pet health clinic will help take the bite out of expensive, but necessary, pet blood tests and vaccinations. The Interlocking Shetland Sheepdog Club of Monee is hosting the all-breed health clinic for the third year in conjunction with a...