Without researching the needs and characteristics of the chosen animal (appropriate diet, equipment for housing and feeding, safe toys, approximate lifespan, signs of illness, veterinary care, inherited heath issues, and learning that animal’s body language signals) the pet may not thrive.
Most animal shelters temperament test their dogs before adopting them out, but after what appeared to be a fatal dog mauling in Columbia, some in the animal community say there are no uniform rules and maybe there ought to be some new, thorough ones.
Taco's owner, Laurel resident Linda Davis, collected donations from his supporters and presented $714 to the Laurel Police Department’s breast cancer awareness campaign, the Pink Patch Project, for METAvivor research and support.
Margery Shriver, 89, a breeder of champion pug dogs who had been the Maryland Board of Motion Picture Censors vice chairman during a controversial period, died of Parkinson's and heart disease July 6 at Greater Baltimore Medical Center.
If you love sewing projects and are looking for a local handicraft group, then consider joining the Prayer Shawl Ministry, which meets the second Tuesday of each month at the Shrine of St. Anthony, 12290 Folly Quarter Road.
Anyone who has spent a few hours glued to the televised broadcast of the Westminster Dog Show, watching highly skilled dogs jump and hop their way to national recognition, can imagine just how much training and practice are required to get to the national stage.
When the Greenwood family purchased their first family pet, more than two decades ago, they would have 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 prestigious dog show's in the world.
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. And this weekend, Hornor is competing at the first-ever Masters Agility Championship at the prestigious Westminster Kennel Club All Breed Dog Show, in New York City, along with another duo from Howard County, Stephanie Fleming, of Columbia, and her 8 1/2 -year-old black miniature poodle, Diego.