| Sep 17, 2011
| 1:17 PM
The ideal summer vacation for Jen Grottenthaler typically involves a beach and "drinks with little umbrellas in them." Certainly more adventurous than her former college roommate, Sherry Insley has loved being around the water since the days she used to...
| Oct 19, 2011
| 3:30 AM
Any foodie worth their sea salt knows that all the fancy multi-star chefs eventually come out with a home cooking book.
But this might be the first book that shows what all of these chefs are cooking at home -- for their dogs.
"The Culinary Canine,"...
| Apr 10, 2012
| 12:10 PM
Starving and freezing on a garbage dump behind her owner's home, Sophia was only able to walk on her hind legs when she was rescued. Next week, she will star in the Shakespearan play "Macbeth," assuming the role of "Man's Best Friend."
Thanks to the...
| Oct 25, 2011
| 3:30 AM
Want to hear something really scary for Halloween?
According to the Pet Poison Hotline, the average cost to treat a pet for chocolate ingestion exceeds $1,000.
Halloween is the most dangerous holiday for pets, the hotline...
| Oct 22, 2011
| 6:44 PM
After a recent hike through Patapsco Valley State Park, Baltimore teacher Greg Schnitzlein's jaw dropped as he watched his two dogs emerge from the woods looking, as he says, like Chia Pets, every inch of their fur slathered in sproutlike seeds....
| Aug 21, 2012
| 9:35 AM
Baltimore's Show Your Soft Side campaign has featured the likes of rock stars and pro athletes to convey its message of kindness to animals. But its newest and arguably most popular poster showcases an ordinary city beat cop.
The new ad featuring Officer...
| Jul 19, 2012
| 2:14 PM
Melvin G. "Mel" Trimble Sr., a colorful and loquacious character I got to know some years ago, had one of the more interesting and necessary jobs with the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad and with its successor company, Chessie System. It relied upon his...
| Apr 13, 2012
| 12:25 PM
Put down the chew toys and enjoy two hours of free fun with your canine companion at the Annual Dog Day Afternoon on Sat. April 21 in Hopewell Park in Columbia. Hosted by the Columbia Association, the afternoon will be packed with back-to-back contests,...
| Apr 27, 2012
| 5:37 AM
The Maryland SPCA will hold its 17th annual March for the Animals on Sunday, April 29, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at Druid Hill Park. Tina Regester, Director of Communications and Media Relations for the Maryland SPCA, said this is the organization's...
| Apr 18, 2012
| 7:56 PM
Baltimore police uncovered a large dog-fighting ring in the Howard Park neighborhood late Tuesday while investigating drug activity in the 2900 block of Silver Hill Ave.
Police said Johnnie Taylor, 30, of the 2900 block of Silver Hill Ave., was charged...
| Apr 30, 2012
| 3:05 PM
The Maryland SPCA is not only disappointed in the Maryland Court of Appeals recent ruling stating all "pit bulls" are inherently dangerous but also Dan Rodricks' commentary ("Pit bulls: Own at your risk," April 30).
It is tragic to hear of anyone...
| Apr 30, 2012
| 3:13 PM
I usually enjoy Dan Rodricks' columns, even when I don't fully agree with them. This one — about the recent Maryland Court of Appeals decision deeming any "pit bull" or "pit bull mix" dog to be inherently dangerous — I simply find dismaying ("...