| Apr 11, 2013
| 2:31 PM
Three days after the General Assembly ended its 2013 legislative session, there's already a call to bring lawmakers back to Annapolis for what would be their fourth special session in a two-year span.
Del. Benjamin F. Kramer, a Montgomery County...
| 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 11, 2013
| 6:25 AM
When the 137th annual Westminster Kennel Club dog show arrives in New York City next week, even the small breeds will be living large.
That's because pet travel is booming across the United States, with more travelers than ever taking along their four-...
| Apr 11, 2013
| 4:28 PM
Cathy Hudson knew the practice of raising chickens in her backyard made her part of a growing suburban trend, but when she learned Williams-Sonoma, purveyor of pricey kitchen gear, had started selling chicken coops — including a two-level cedar...
| Feb 8, 2013
| 10:47 AM
My family and I were cruising down a very busy six-lane road on our way to dinner two years ago when my husband suddenly hit the brakes. Two loose yellow labs cowered in the middle of the road.
It was one of those trillion-degree August days and the dogs...
| Apr 5, 2013
| 11:47 AM
Terri Stafford used to take Lulu, her border collie mix, to medical facilities as part of a Baltimore-based volunteer program that enabled her to share her beloved pet's affection with others in need of it.
"We did that for several years until Lulu...
| Feb 20, 2012
| 12:58 PM
At a community workshop on ways to deal with feral cats in Laurel, Mayor Craig Moe told the crowd of 65 people crammed into the Municipal Pool meeting room that he's "keeping an open mind" on a proposal that the city switch from killing feral cats that...
| Apr 7, 2012
| 2:33 PM
When William Gunn sought medical care for his pit bull-Labrador retriever mix Smokey on a Sunday morning, one of her front paws was bleeding uncontrollably. The family's regular veterinarian was closed that day, and he didn't know where else to go, so...
| Apr 2, 2012
Lately I've been watching a Travel Channel show that circles the globe in search of bizarre foods.
And I don't mean "bizarre" like hot sauce on scrambled eggs; I mean "bizarre" as in fresh-caught snapping-turtle cooked on the engine block of a pick-up...
| Apr 3, 2012
| 2:43 PM
State health officials are warning Marylanders that baby rabbits, turtles, chicks, ducklings and other animals popular around the Easter holiday can spread salmonella and other harmful bacteria to people.
Since September 2001, six people in Maryland have...
| Apr 9, 2012
| 4:00 AM
Did you miss this story? Read it here, and search a Baltimore Sun database to see whether your veterinarian has been in trouble.
The Baltimore Sun’s recent investigation into Maryland’s veterinarians began with a question from Maryland Editor...
| Jan 6, 2012
| 3:30 AM
Damn you, "Twilight."
Thanks to the ever-popular movie -- or at least so I suspect -- the most popular name for dogs and cats in America for 2011 is.... Bella.
According to Veterinary Pet Insurance Co., although Bella has dominated the dog-name list...