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  • Council will vote on puppy sales ban

    Puppy mill prisons came into existence soon after World War I when farmers had lost most of their crops to drought. The farmers simply used their chicken coops and rabbit hutches for the dogs. Today, puppy mills are overseen by the United States...
  • Know Your Enemy - Protect Your Pets

    Hey, everyone loves their pet no matter what it might be. Recently the American Kennel Club documented that dog napping has risen 49 percent during the past year.  Would you believe that the economy is so bad that people would stoop to steal dogs to...
  • John O'Hurley co-hosting 10th National Dog Show

     John O'Hurley co-hosting 10th National Dog Show
    Thanksgiving traditions are a wonderful thing. Think Thanksgiving, and you think turkey, family, the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade and the National Dog Show Presented by Purina. This is the 10th year anniversary of the broadcast with dog show guru...
  • Family Pet Shot By Fearful Dog Owner

    Family Pet Shot By Fearful Dog Owner
    A 4-year-old family pet was shot and killed by a dog owner who says he was attacked Monday. Sacramento Sheriff's deputies called the dead dog a pitbull, but the owner of the the dog says it was an American Bully, a relatively new American Kennel Club...
  • Helping your older dog age gracefully

    Helping your older dog age gracefully
    As dogs age, pet owners need to make special adjustments to their dog's routine. Most dogs enter their golden years between seven and 10 years of age, notes the website of the ASPCA, with large/giant breeds becoming seniors earlier than small breeds....
  • Dogs Can Boost Your Health

    Dogs Can Boost Your Health
    Many studies have shown that there are a great deal of therapeutic benefits to owning a pet. Your pet pooch can lower your blood pressure, and therapy dogs are used in hospitals and nursing homes nationwide to help patients heal and cheer people up. We...
  • More stores becoming dog-friendly

    More stores becoming dog-friendly
    Like so many other shoppers this holiday season, Satellite and Bosco had difficulty navigating the crowded cobblestone walkway at the Grove last weekend. An obstacle course of fast-moving feet and low-slung shopping bags, the bustling mall was a challenge...
  • Dogs and the city: Choose the breed that suits your lifestyle

    When moviegoers see "Sex and the City," they are treated to a story that focuses on the bond and companionship of four female friends and another variety of "best friend" – dogs. Charlotte (played by Kristin Davis), Samantha (played by Kim Catrall),...
  • Just For Pets

    A RUFF CAMPAIGN     Presidential hopeful Barack Obama has reportedly told his two daughters that the family will get a puppy after November - no matter the electoral outcome. (His rival,

    Genetics project knows Bo

    Genetics project knows Bo
    Nobody knows Bo like geneticists know Bo. The Obamas may have accepted Bo the Portuguese water dog as "first puppy" because of the breed's hypoallergenic coat, but the dogs are also the most genetically studied breed in the world. Thanks to their...
  • What You Need To Know When Buying a Dog

    * It's highly suggested those interested in buying a dog should reach out to reputable breeders, via the American Kennel Club. * Ask about signing a contract outlining care conditions for the dog, specifically if the breeder will reclaim the dog in...
  • 01.07.09 Pet Owner Resolutions

    Dogs, Cats Can Help Owners Keep Resolutions Experts offer tips for pet owners on starting the new year off right. Pet owners who are planning to make New Year's resolutions might want to enlist the help of their dog or cat to help stick to those goals....