Social Graces: Talking to neighbor about trespassing pet

Q: Your neighbor’s dog keeps coming into your yard. How should you address this with the neighbor?

1 day ago

Pet Tales: PETA battles deer park over bears

Pymatuning Deer Park in Mercer County has been targeted by PETA in an online campaign condemning enclosures used by black bears.

3 days ago

FBI to start tracking animal cruelty in 2016

Some say violence against animals can be an early indication that a person will be violent toward humans.

3 days ago

After virus outbreak, open dog adoptions at humane society will resume Saturday

Some dogs were quarantined as a precaution Nov. 6, and six died from the virus, the shelter director said.

5 days ago

Animal Island: Goldfish is cool with no heater in the tank

Q: My daughter won a goldfish in the school fair and fell in love with it, so we bought him a 20-gallon tank to live in with a filter and

6 days ago

Pet points: How to prevent, recognize and prosecute animal abuse

Three-day national conference on animal cruelty brings together prosecutors, judges, humane shelters, animal control agents, police

1 week ago

 The dog called Rags, played by Bolt, in “Love the Coopers.”

Pet tales: Loving Rags on 'Love the Coopers'

Bolt, the canine star of “Love the Coopers,” was a hit with his human co-stars and is a celebrity in his own right.

1 week ago

Sit and stay for these mini-reviews of books that salute pets

If you read “My Old Dog: Rescued Pets With Remarkable Second Acts” (New World Library) and don’t want to run out to a shelter and rescue a

1 week ago

Playful river otter is back, and scientists are tracking him

CHICAGO — He’s playful, feisty, energetic and fun.

1 week ago

Animal Island: Spaying an older dog may prevent other ills

Q: What are your feelings on spaying older female dogs? We have a 10- (almost 11-) year-old teacup Chihuahua who has never had a litter or

1 week ago

Haute canine: These days, Fluffy and Fido come down the aisle in style

PITTSBURGH — When a bride walks down the aisle in her carefully chosen wedding gown, these days she may be accompanied by the family dog

2 weeks ago

 Cats set next to a trap that many "trap, neuter and release" programs use.

Pet Tales: Birders, cat lovers split by NY veto

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s decision to veto using tax money to help feral cats divides bird lovers and cat lovers, as usual.

2 weeks ago

Pet Vet: As weather cools, tips to help your reptiles hibernate

Have you noticed? It’s colder outside and the drop in temperature has been relatively sudden. This type of temperature change doesn’t cause

2 weeks ago

Animal Island: Golden retriever has a bed but prefers the floor

Q: I have a very handsome 3-year-old golden retriever named Jake. I would really like it if he slept in his bed. He prefers the cold hard

2 weeks ago

 Fomer Navy SEAL Trevor Maroshek and his war dog Chopper are saluted as two American heroes on a Veterans Day special on the Smithsonian channel.

Pet Tales: Navy SEAL and his dog are stars of documentary

Trevor Maroshek and Chopper, who trained together and went to war together, are featured in the Smithsonian channel special “SEAL Dog.”

3 weeks ago

Pet points: Sterilization can prevent pyometra

Animals are sometimes spayed to prevent a uterine infection that can cause serious problems in dogs and cats.

3 weeks ago

 Ducky, right, and Flynn are two Court Case Dogs who have found a home with Christina and Josh Francy of Downers Grove. (Josh Feeney/Safe Humane Chicago)

In planning your estate, don't forget about your pets

There are innovative ways to provide for your pet: through your will, estate plan, or even prepaid aftercare at your local shelter.

3 weeks ago

 Ozzie, left, and Boomer pose for a portrait.

Take a bite out of fashion: These days, Fluffy and Fido 'paws' to dress

A Bethel Park couple make upscale clothes for dogs and other pets as indulgent owners increasingly dress their pets in elaborate clothes.

3 weeks ago

Practice makes perfect: Tips for getting your pup to pose

A trainer shares tips for the perfect Christmas card photo shoot with Fido.

3 weeks ago

Clairton man arrested in connection with shooting of dog

James Pamplin II, of Clairton, has been charged with animal cruelty for the Tuesday shooting of a dog named Simba.

3 weeks ago

What to expect for this first-time expectant gorilla mom

SEATTLE — In some ways, Nadiri is like many other first-time mothers in Seattle.

3 weeks ago

Service dog group trains people and their pups together

FORT WORTH, Tex. — It’s the first day of classes, and Pippa can barely contain her excitement. She knows she’s supposed to sit still and

3 weeks ago

Getting animals out of the doghouse of the criminal justice system

For years, one of the failings of the criminal justice system in Chicago was the handling of court case animals.

3 weeks ago

 Clairton police want to question at least two people of interest, including this person above, in the shooting of a dog Tuesday morning on Davis Street.

Police seek public's help identifying suspects in dog's shooting

The dog was shot on Davis Street near Miller Avenue about 9 a.m. Tuesday and required surgery, police said.

3 weeks ago

Animal Island: It’s feral cats and mom vs. birder sons

Q: We are a house divided. My mother insists on trapping the local feral cats and then gets them neutered/spayed and vaccinated and turns

3 weeks ago

In planning your estate, don't forget about your pets

When you die, who will take care of your pets?

1 month ago


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