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An adorable Shih-Tzu captivated the hearts of Rapid City Journal readers and nabbed the title of Pet Idol
Bobbie Sue — a tiny silver and white Shih-Tzu — received the most votes in the Rapid City Journal’s Pet Idol competition held recently. Moreover, the 13-year-old petite pooch from Spearfish captured the hearts of many through the contest, her mama, Joan Bockwoldt of Spearfish, said. (Mon, 01 Jan 2007 05:32:47 GMT)

Pet ownership requires devotion, lifestyle changes
Is it time to take the step toward pet ownership? How do you know what type of pet is right for you or your family? Dr. Randi Olson of Vale Park Animal Hospital in Valparaiso recommends asking yourself if you are willing to devote the cost, time and lifestyle changes that come with pet ownership. (Mon, 01 Jan 2007 06:29:08 GMT)

Pet products
Charming Pet Products features the original creations of Lara Riedel. They are delightfully whimsical and oodles of fun, and they are perfect accessories for that dapper dog and cool cat. Each design is created with 100 percent pure, unconditional love. (Mon, 01 Jan 2007 06:29:38 GMT)

LOCAL ANIMAL NEWS FOR YOU AND YOUR PET
Monetary donations are needed due to large veterinarian bills, as well as basic supplies, at Heaven To Betsy's Rescue in Griffith. The no-kill animal rescue and adoption organization's animals can be seen at Pet Supplies "Plus", 946 Joliet St., Dyer. (Mon, 01 Jan 2007 06:29:48 GMT)

Banfield, The Pet Hospital Lends a Paw in Helping Pets Shed Extra Pounds by Unleashing the PetFit Challenge
More than 67% of dogs and cats that received nutritional advice at Banfield, The Pet Hospital in the last two years were noted as heavy. If left untreated, this could lead to a variety of debilitating health conditions, which includes diabetes, osteoarthritis, respiratory distress, liver disease, heart disease and possibly a shortened life span. (Mon, 01 Jan 2007 13:00:00 GMT)

Detecting cancer with PET scans
If your doctor tells you that you may have cancer, the most advanced test to find out is a PET scan. "I can count a number of my patients that have benefited from this technology," said Dr. Jonathan Friedberg, lymphoma specialist at the University of Rochester Medical Center. (Mon, 01 Jan 2007 13:36:15 GMT)

Health Tip: A Pet May Improve Your Health
(HealthDay News) -- Getting a pet can improve not only your emotional outlook but your physical health as well, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says. (Mon, 01 Jan 2007 14:01:24 GMT)

Fire At Wheat Ridge Pet Care Center Kills 3 Dogs
A fire killed three dogs overnight. The fire broke out at the Best Friends Pet Care Center on West 44th Avenue in Wheat Ridge. (Mon, 01 Jan 2007 15:16:00 GMT)

New Laws Affect Pet Owners
California pet owners who leave their dogs tied to a tree or fence for extended periods of time, beware. A new law went into effect that could leave violators with fines or jail time. (Tue, 02 Jan 2007 03:23:41 GMT)

Omega-3 pours into cereal, orange juice, eggs, pet food
It's barely January, but there's no doubt what one of 2007's hottest food additives will be: omega-3. The name may sound like a sci-fi film, but omega-3 fatty acids found, for example, in fish and some nuts and oils are increasingly being added to other foods, often via fish oil or flax seeds. (Tue, 02 Jan 2007 04:25:53 GMT)

An adorable Shih-Tzu captivated the hearts of Rapid City Journal readers and nabbed the title of Pet Idol
Bobbie Sue — a tiny silver and white Shih-Tzu — received the most votes in the Rapid City Journal’s Pet Idol competition held recently. Moreover, the 13-year-old petite pooch from Spearfish captured the hearts of many through the contest, her mama, Joan Bockwoldt of Spearfish, said. (Tue, 02 Jan 2007 05:46:39 GMT)

Pet ownership requires devotion, lifestyle changes
Is it time to take the step toward pet ownership? How do you know what type of pet is right for you or your family? Dr. Randi Olson of Vale Park Animal Hospital in Valparaiso recommends asking yourself if you are willing to devote the cost, time and lifestyle changes that come with pet ownership. (Tue, 02 Jan 2007 06:31:56 GMT)

Pet products
Charming Pet Products features the original creations of Lara Riedel. They are delightfully whimsical and oodles of fun, and they are perfect accessories for that dapper dog and cool cat. Each design is created with 100 percent pure, unconditional love. (Tue, 02 Jan 2007 06:32:26 GMT)

LOCAL ANIMAL NEWS FOR YOU AND YOUR PET
Monetary donations are needed due to large veterinarian bills, as well as basic supplies, at Heaven To Betsy's Rescue in Griffith. The no-kill animal rescue and adoption organization's animals can be seen at Pet Supplies "Plus", 946 Joliet St., Dyer. (Tue, 02 Jan 2007 06:32:36 GMT)

Luggage that wound up at pet store has officials stumped
Authorities were trying to figure out how dozens of pieces of luggage belonging to air travelers ended up in a trash bin behind a Houston pet store. (Tue, 02 Jan 2007 07:04:24 GMT)

Shelters discourage impulsive pet adoption
SAN BERNARDINO - A puppy may seem like the perfect holiday gift but some people may be unable to care for the new pet permanently, leaving animal agencies in a quandary. (Tue, 02 Jan 2007 08:16:26 GMT)

Pet of the day
Maximus, a 2-year-old male, black Labrador dog, is the featured pet of the day for the Humane Society of South Mississippi, 2615 U.S. 49, Gulfport. For details about adopting a pet, call 863-3354 or check out www.hssm.org. All animals adopted through HSSM are spayed/neutered, given shots and are microchipped. Other pets are also available at the Waveland Animal Shelter, 322 Gulfside St., ... (Tue, 02 Jan 2007 09:08:18 GMT)

Pet goats 'stolen for presents'
A family whose two pet pygmy goats were stolen on Christmas Eve appeal for their return. (Tue, 02 Jan 2007 12:40:03 GMT)

Pet owner shares view on dog shooting in Fairview
I am writing in response to your article regarding the dog that was shot by a Fairview police officer. I am a pet owner and it would be very heart breaking to lose a pet. I am sure the family is heart broken. (Tue, 02 Jan 2007 15:31:55 GMT)

Lee County implements new pet license schedule for 2007
Beginning this month, Lee County pet owners can purchase a pet license for their dog or cat that will coincide with the duration of the pet’s rabies vaccination. (Tue, 02 Jan 2007 15:34:10 GMT)

Banfield, the Pet Hospital, the PGA Tour and Professional Golfer Rory Sabbatini Partner to Raise Funds for the Intrepid ...
Banfield, The Pet Hospital, the world's largest private veterinary practice, has joined forces with Pet owner and PGA Tour champion golfer Rory Sabbatini to raise dollars for the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund, which supports American soldiers and their families that have been affected by the current military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. (Tue, 02 Jan 2007 18:00:00 GMT)

Is Your Pet the Cutest?
Readers will vote for their favorite pet photo. Voting lasts for 3 weeks. Vote as often as you like. Each vote costs 25 cents. All proceeds go to Newspapers in Education . (Tue, 02 Jan 2007 18:58:46 GMT)

Pet Hospital, PGA Tour champ team up to benefit wounded soldiers
Pet owners and golf enthusiasts from throughout the country will soon have an opportunity to help severely injured soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan. (Tue, 02 Jan 2007 19:15:51 GMT)

Pet Shop Boys Washed Out
Edinburgh's Hogmanay party was going to be one of the world's great New Years Eve gigs but instead turned out to be a disaster. The show featuring Pet Shop Boys was cancelled due to the gale storms and heavy rain. (Wed, 03 Jan 2007 00:50:24 GMT)

Annual pet food and supply drive concludes
VESTAL Animal Care Hospital will be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday to accept donations for its 7th annual Pet Food Drive. (Wed, 03 Jan 2007 04:54:33 GMT)

Fire at pet care facility kills 3 dogs
Three dogs, including a Clear Creek County rescue dog, were killed after being helplessly trapped inside a fire Monday morning at a pet care center in Wheat Ridge. (Wed, 03 Jan 2007 05:33:06 GMT)

Piranhas confiscated from pet store in Plano
Piranhas sold in a local Plano pet store were confiscated Tuesday by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department after game wardens discovered the fish were being sold illegally as pets. (Wed, 03 Jan 2007 06:19:23 GMT)

Pet ownership requires devotion, lifestyle changes
Is it time to take the step toward pet ownership? How do you know what type of pet is right for you or your family? Dr. Randi Olson of Vale Park Animal Hospital in Valparaiso recommends asking yourself if you are willing to devote the cost, time and lifestyle changes that come with pet ownership. (Wed, 03 Jan 2007 06:26:45 GMT)

Pet products
Charming Pet Products features the original creations of Lara Riedel. They are delightfully whimsical and oodles of fun, and they are perfect accessories for that dapper dog and cool cat. Each design is created with 100 percent pure, unconditional love. (Wed, 03 Jan 2007 06:27:15 GMT)

LOCAL ANIMAL NEWS FOR YOU AND YOUR PET
Monetary donations are needed due to large veterinarian bills, as well as basic supplies, at Heaven To Betsy's Rescue in Griffith. The no-kill animal rescue and adoption organization's animals can be seen at Pet Supplies "Plus", 946 Joliet St., Dyer. (Wed, 03 Jan 2007 06:27:25 GMT)

Missing Pet After New Year? Check Humane Society
If you lost your pet over New Years, you might want to check the animal shelter. (Wed, 03 Jan 2007 07:06:59 GMT)

Lost a pet? Found a pet? Shelter phone lines ringing
New Year's Eve takes a heavy toll on pets who bolt at the sound of firecrackers. Pima Animal Care Center and the Humane Society of Southern Arizona both offer a service that may help pet owners avoid impound fees. If your "lost" call matches someone's "found" call, pets can be handed over without the $30 minimum shelter fee. (Wed, 03 Jan 2007 07:33:43 GMT)

Allergic to your pet? Try some remedies to breathe more easily
We all love our pets. But what happens when a beloved dog or cat causes an allergic reaction? You don't necessarily need to part with your pet, unless an allergy to pet dander poses a serious health problem - such as an asthma attack - that requires emergency care. Here are some other ways to cope with an allergy, especially if the allergic reaction is relatively mild: (Wed, 03 Jan 2007 09:23:26 GMT)

Cats found left behind in closed pet shop
When the owner of a Crest Hill grooming shop closed her doors for good last month, she left behind a couple of clients. Symply Unique Pet Salon, 2209 Plainfield Road, closed in early December. Once the owner said she wasn't coming back, the building's landlord called the Humane Society of Plainfield to ask whether it wanted any of the equipment left behind. Little did they know that two cats were ... (Wed, 03 Jan 2007 10:19:06 GMT)

THQ's ValuSoft Division Proves That Love Is the Most Powerful Medicine in the New Paws & Claws Pet Vet(TM) for the ...
AGOURA HILLS, Calif., Jan. 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- THQ Inc. ( Nachrichten ) today announced Paws&Claws Pet Vet(TM) for the Nintendo DS(TM) has shipped to retailers throughout North America. (Wed, 03 Jan 2007 10:42:38 GMT)

Time to Renew Your Overland Park Pet License
Renewal notices for residents who registered a pet in 2006 have been mailed. The renewal is for 2007. (Wed, 03 Jan 2007 12:05:18 GMT)

City tables pet ordinance
Pet owners waiting to hear whether that third dog or cat will need a permit will have to wait a little longer. The Great Falls City Commission voted Tuesday to table the proposed animal ordinance until its next meeting. (Wed, 03 Jan 2007 12:14:59 GMT)

THQ's ValuSoft Division Proves That Love Is the Most Powerful Medicine in the New Paws & Claws Pet Vet(TM) for the ...
THQ Inc. today announced Paws & Claws Pet Vet(TM) for the Nintendo DS(TM) has shipped to retailers throughout North America. Published by THQ's ValuSoft division, Paws & Claws Pet Vet delivers an entertaining gameplay experience for animal lovers of all ages. The game is rated 'E' for everyone and is now available at a suggested retail price of $19.99. (Wed, 03 Jan 2007 14:27:32 GMT)

THQ's ValuSoft Division Proves That Love Is the Most Powerful Medicine in the New Paws & Claws Pet Vet(TM) for the ...
THQ Inc. today announced Paws & Claws Pet Vet(TM) for the Nintendo DS(TM) has shipped to retailers throughout North America. Published by THQ's ValuSoft division, Paws & Claws Pet Vet delivers an entertaining gameplay experience for animal lovers of all ages. The game is rated 'E' for everyone and is now available at a suggested retail price of $19.99. (Wed, 03 Jan 2007 14:42:23 GMT)

Pet owner shares view on dog shooting in Fairview
I am writing in response to your article regarding the dog that was shot by a Fairview police officer. I am a pet owner and it would be very heart breaking to lose a pet. I am sure the family is heart broken. (Wed, 03 Jan 2007 18:01:00 GMT)

Parents of Bossier City Infant Whose Toes Were Chewed by Family Pet, Plead Guilty
The parents of a Bossier City infant, whose toes were gnawed off by a family pet, appeared in court today. Mary and Christopher Hansche entered guilty pleas to child abandonment. They were each sentenced to six months in jail, suspended, and will be allowed to go free later today. (Wed, 03 Jan 2007 18:50:22 GMT)

Coping with the Death of Your Pet
Should I get another pet? Will my other pets grieve? What can I do for my child? What can I do to help cope? Understand how you grieve and find ways to cope with your loss. (Wed, 03 Jan 2007 19:12:16 GMT)

Parents plead guilty in case where infant's toes were gnawed off by family pet
BENTON -- The parents of an infant whose toes were gnawed off by a family pet pleaded guilty today in Bossier District Court to one count of child desertion. (Wed, 03 Jan 2007 20:03:28 GMT)

Central Garden & Pet Company Announces Stock Dividend
WALNUT CREEK, Calif.----Central Garden & Pet Company announced today that its board of directors declared a special dividend in the form of two shares of the company's Class A Common Stock for each outstanding share of the company's Common Stock and Class B Common Stock. (Wed, 03 Jan 2007 21:01:00 GMT)

Study: Pet Hamsters Could Be Salmonella Source
Owners of pet hamsters or snakes that need mice and rats for food might be exposing themselves to harmful bacteria. (Wed, 03 Jan 2007 21:55:32 GMT)

Central Garden & Pet Sets Stock Dividend
Central Garden & Pet Co., a maker of lawn, garden and pet supplies, said Wednesday it will issue a special dividend of recently approved Class A stock to its shareholders. (Wed, 03 Jan 2007 21:58:18 GMT)

Pet rodents pose potential salmonella risk to kids
Pet rodents are a potential source of salmonella poisoning, say researchers who investigated cases of human infections of a drug-resistant strain linked to the animals. (Wed, 03 Jan 2007 22:23:11 GMT)

Salmonella Risk From Pet Rodents
People can get diarrhea-causing salmonella bacteria from pet rodents, CDC experts warn. (Wed, 03 Jan 2007 22:46:06 GMT)

Salmonella Risk From Pet Rodents
People can get diarrhea-causing salmonella bacteria from pet rodents, experts warn in The New England Journal of Medicine. (Thu, 04 Jan 2007 00:14:53 GMT)

Parents of infant girl who had toes gnawed off by pet plead guilty
BENTON, La. The parents of a Louisiana infant who had some of her toes gnawed off by a family pet have pleaded guilty to one count of child desertion. They've also agreed... (Thu, 04 Jan 2007 01:50:17 GMT)

Parents of Infant Who Had Toes Gnawed Off by Pet Plead Guilty
The parents of a Louisiana infant who had some of her toes gnawed off by a family pet have pleaded guilty to one count of child desertion. (Thu, 04 Jan 2007 02:33:20 GMT)

Parents of Bossier City Infant Whose Toes Were Chewed by Family Pet, Plead Guilty
The parents of a Bossier City infant, whose toes were gnawed off by a family pet, appeared in court today. Mary and Christopher Hansche entered guilty pleas to child abandonment. They were each sentenced to six months in jail, suspended, and will be allowed to go free later today. (Thu, 04 Jan 2007 03:50:07 GMT)

Pet Owners: Pet Sitter Won't Return Animals
JACKSONVILLE, FL -- Allison Wolff had to leave her two dogs behind while she traveled for the holidays. Wolff's regular accommodations were full, so she did a little research and found a website for Beverly's Pet Sitting Service, and she paid a visit to the home. (Thu, 04 Jan 2007 04:54:31 GMT)

VHS Hosts 21st Annual "Pet Pictures With Santa"
EVANSVILLE - The holiday season is almost here and pet owners can get an early start. The 21st annual "Pet Pictures With Santa" starts this weekend. The three day event begins Friday at noon and goes until 7 at the Vanderburgh Humane Society on Millner Drive. (Thu, 04 Jan 2007 06:07:19 GMT)

Council OKs city's first pet hotel
The Mesquite City Council unanimously approved a zoning change Tuesday which will result in the city’s first pet motel. “What is becoming one of the hottest things in pet care services is what is called a pet hotel,” said Richard Gertson, Mesquite’s director of community development. (Thu, 04 Jan 2007 06:16:10 GMT)

Pet ownership requires devotion, lifestyle changes
Is it time to take the step toward pet ownership? How do you know what type of pet is right for you or your family? Dr. Randi Olson of Vale Park Animal Hospital in Valparaiso recommends asking yourself if you are willing to devote the cost, time and lifestyle changes that come with pet ownership. (Thu, 04 Jan 2007 06:46:37 GMT)

Pet products
Charming Pet Products features the original creations of Lara Riedel. They are delightfully whimsical and oodles of fun, and they are perfect accessories for that dapper dog and cool cat. Each design is created with 100 percent pure, unconditional love. (Thu, 04 Jan 2007 06:47:09 GMT)

Pet of the week
Pet: Meet Chocolate, a 6-month-old Rottweiler/German Shepherd mix. (Thu, 04 Jan 2007 07:22:53 GMT)

Pet Partners owner takes on the city
Pet Partners owner Albert Espinoza will seek a postponement for today's scheduled Long Beach Planning Commission hearing, appealing a city decision that could doom his effort to add a veterinary clinic to the site. (Thu, 04 Jan 2007 08:11:11 GMT)

Pet of the day
Scotty, a 1-year-old male, Basset hound/terrier mix, is the featured pet of the day for the Humane Society of South Mississippi, 2615 U.S. 49, Gulfport. For details about adopting a pet, call 863-3354 or check out www.hssm.org. All animals adopted through HSSM are spayed/neutered, given shots and are microchipped. Other pets are also available at the Waveland Animal Shelter, 322 Gulfside St., ... (Thu, 04 Jan 2007 09:08:17 GMT)

Local zebra 'Zebiscuit' is Arkansas' Pet of the Year
Local animal rescuer Janice Wolf and Zebiscuit, a zebra, are to be honored at the Arkansas Veterinary Medical Association's winter meeting where the equine is to be named Arkansas' Pet of the Year. (Thu, 04 Jan 2007 11:15:01 GMT)

Animal services changes pet license fees
Lee County pet owners can now purchase a pet license that will coincide with the duration of the pet's rabies vaccination. (Thu, 04 Jan 2007 15:00:57 GMT)

Woman can keep pet chickens
Joyce Branham won't have to give up her five pet chickens even though a city law outlaws them in residential neighborhoods. But once the chickens die, she will not be allowed to replace them. (Thu, 04 Jan 2007 16:16:07 GMT)

Lack of licensing in pet grooming causes concern
By DANA A. FITZWATER The next time you take your dog to a grooming salon, you might want to think twice. According to the Humane Society of the United States, there are about 65 million pet dogs in America. (Thu, 04 Jan 2007 18:42:01 GMT)

Parents Plead Guilty After Pet Gnaws Baby's Toes
The parents of a Louisiana infant who had some of her toes gnawed off by a family pet have pleaded guilty to one count of child desertion. (Thu, 04 Jan 2007 20:00:07 GMT)

Salmonella Risk from Pet Rodents
Title: Salmonella Risk from Pet Rodents Category: Health News Created: 1/4/2007 Last Editorial Review: 1/4/2007 (Thu, 04 Jan 2007 20:29:57 GMT)

Parents Minorly Punished After Pet Chews Baby's Toes
The parents of an infant whose toes were gnawed off by a family pet pleaded guilty Wednesday to one count of child desertion. (Thu, 04 Jan 2007 21:30:43 GMT)

Central Garden & Pet to Present at Cowen and Company 5th Annual Consumer Conference on January 9, 2007
WALNUT CREEK, Calif.----Central Garden & Pet Company announced today that management will present to investors at the Cowen and Company 5th Annual Consumer Conference in New York on January 9, 2007. (Fri, 05 Jan 2007 00:15:00 GMT)

Pet lobster pulls in pub fans
When Wiltshire pub owner Nick Allford bought himself a pet lobster for Christmas, his patrons thought he was mad. But Eddie the crustacean has attracted admirers from near and far... (Fri, 05 Jan 2007 00:42:34 GMT)

Cuomo to Review Spending on State Lawmakers’ Pet Projects
Attorney General Andrew M. Cuomo said that his office would review thousands of individual grants known as "member items." (Fri, 05 Jan 2007 04:07:15 GMT)

Pet Sitter Responds to Accusations
JACKSONVILLE, FL -- Beverly, of Beverly's Pet and House Sitting Service, says she's in the doghouse after several accusations of neglect. She says the accusations are false. (Fri, 05 Jan 2007 04:54:20 GMT)

Pet licensing fee gets support of residents
MARYVILLE - Blount County residents at a Thursday night meeting almost universally supported the imposition of a licensing fee on pet owners as a way to fund an animal control program for the county. (Fri, 05 Jan 2007 05:52:13 GMT)

Pet ownership requires devotion, lifestyle changes
Is it time to take the step toward pet ownership? How do you know what type of pet is right for you or your family? Dr. Randi Olson of Vale Park Animal Hospital in Valparaiso recommends asking yourself if you are willing to devote the cost, time and lifestyle changes that come with pet ownership. (Fri, 05 Jan 2007 06:34:31 GMT)

Pet products
Charming Pet Products features the original creations of Lara Riedel. They are delightfully whimsical and oodles of fun, and they are perfect accessories for that dapper dog and cool cat. Each design is created with 100 percent pure, unconditional love. (Fri, 05 Jan 2007 06:35:02 GMT)

LOCAL ANIMAL NEWS FOR YOU AND YOUR PET
Monetary donations are needed due to large veterinarian bills, as well as basic supplies, at Heaven To Betsy's Rescue in Griffith. The no-kill animal rescue and adoption organization's animals can be seen at Pet Supplies "Plus", 946 Joliet St., Dyer. (Fri, 05 Jan 2007 06:35:12 GMT)

Parents of Bossier City Infant Whose Toes Were Chewed by Family Pet, Plead Guilty
The parents of a Bossier City infant, whose toes were gnawed off by a family pet, appeared in court today. Mary and Christopher Hansche entered guilty pleas to child abandonment. They were each sentenced to six months in jail, suspended, and will be allowed to go free later today. (Fri, 05 Jan 2007 08:21:37 GMT)

Council OKs city's first pet hotel
The Mesquite City Council unanimously approved a zoning change Tuesday which will result in the city’s first pet motel. “What is becoming one of the hottest things in pet care services is what is called a pet hotel,” said Richard Gertson, Mesquite’s director of community development. (Fri, 05 Jan 2007 09:00:25 GMT)

Do you look like your pet? Send in pictures
Do you resemble your pet? Or, even better, does your pet look like Paris Hilton, Liz Taylor or another celebrity? The Olympian is looking for furry (and perhaps not-so-furry) friends who resemble their owners, and/or famous Hollywood types. (Fri, 05 Jan 2007 12:17:41 GMT)

Pet lobster pulls in pub fans
When Wiltshire pub owner Nick Allford bought himself a pet lobster for Christmas, his patrons thought he was mad. But Eddie the crustacean has attracted admirers from near and far... (Fri, 05 Jan 2007 12:42:37 GMT)

Don't risk life for pet, firefighters warn
Fri, January 5, 2007 Don't risk life for pet, firefighters warn By MEGAN GILLIS, Ottawa Sun The fire department is warning dog owners not to risk their own lives to save a pet after fishing a canine out of the Rideau River yesterday morning. Firefighters were called to the area near the former city hall on Sussex Dr. about 9:30 a.m. after a man who was walking his dog went into the water to ... (Fri, 05 Jan 2007 15:04:05 GMT)

Pet owners embrace natural food trend
For many people, their pets are their best friends who deserve the best care possible. This includes feeding them a high-quality food to ensure they are getting all the nutrition they need to be healthy inside and out. Last year, U.S. consumers spent nearly $15 billion on food for their pets, according to the American Pet Products Manufacturers Association. (Fri, 05 Jan 2007 15:38:31 GMT)

2007 Pet of the Month Contest
Our 2007 Pet of the Month Contest has started. Hurry and submit your pet for our January contest. Click here! (Fri, 05 Jan 2007 15:51:40 GMT)

Penthouse Pet nabbed in brothel case
Two suburban women — including one who police identified as a former Penthouse Pet — have been arrested for prostitution in a case in which "dates" could cost as much as $10,000, authorities said. (Fri, 05 Jan 2007 19:04:02 GMT)

Penthouse Pet Nabbed in Brothel Case
Two suburban women _ including one who police identified as a former Penthouse Pet _ have been arrested for prostitution in a case in which "dates" could cost as much as $10,000, authorities said. (Fri, 05 Jan 2007 19:04:02 GMT)

Pet of the week
This adult male St. Bernard is available for adoption at the Veterinary Treatment Facility. Several family-friendly pets are available for adoption at the VTF. Every pet adopted will be vaccinated, microchipped, fecal checked, and heartworm or feline leukemia tested. (Fri, 05 Jan 2007 19:32:59 GMT)

Penthouse Pet Nabbed in Brothel Case
Two suburban women _ including one who police identified as a former Penthouse Pet _ have been arrested for prostitution in a case in which "dates" could cost as much as $10,000, authorities said. Lisa Ann Taylor, 42, was arrested Wednesday at her... (Fri, 05 Jan 2007 19:36:52 GMT)

Former Penthouse Pet arrested over brothel
LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga., Jan. 5 (UPI) -- Police in Georgia have arrested former Penthouse Pet Lisa Ann Taylor on charges of running a high-priced brothel in an affluent neighborhood. (Fri, 05 Jan 2007 23:14:08 GMT)

Choosing a Pet Sitter
Just because someone lists themselves as a "petsitter" it does not mean that he or she will give your fuzzy friend the best care. This article will show you how to know if you are leaving your pet in good hands. (Fri, 05 Jan 2007 23:41:10 GMT)

House Tightens Disclosure Rules for Pet Projects
The House voted overwhelmingly today to ban anonymous pet spending projects, known as earmarks, and to reinstate ?pay as you go? spending rules. (Sat, 06 Jan 2007 02:52:15 GMT)

Heavenly Pet Resort expands with facility in Temple City
TEMPLE CITY - Gloria Landaverde loves animals. The boarders at Heavenly Pet Resort in West Covina will testify to that. The facility at 1733 W. San Bernardino Road offers boarding and grooming services and a variety of other amenities that are more often associated with upscale people-type resorts. (Sat, 06 Jan 2007 04:06:40 GMT)

Port St. Lucie explores pet shelter for hurricanes
Pet lovers may be able to send their animals to a city-run shelter the next time a hurricane hits Port St. Lucie. (Sat, 06 Jan 2007 05:29:34 GMT)

An adorable Shih-Tzu captivated the hearts of Rapid City Journal readers and nabbed the title of Pet Idol
Bobbie Sue — a tiny silver and white Shih-Tzu — received the most votes in the Rapid City Journal’s Pet Idol competition held recently. Moreover, the 13-year-old petite pooch from Spearfish captured the hearts of many through the contest, her mama, Joan Bockwoldt of Spearfish, said. (Sat, 06 Jan 2007 06:15:04 GMT)

Adopt-a-pet
Hyacinth is a 1-year-old female pearl-gray birman mix. Winter is a 2-year-old female black, cream and orange tortie domestic medium hair. Home at Last Pet Adoptions Inc. is an all-volunteer rescue group dedicated to saving animals, predominantly cats, facing death at local shelters. (Sat, 06 Jan 2007 06:20:28 GMT)

How to keep your pet safe during air travel
Few pets travel routinely by air, so a flight can be a frightening experience for both pet and pet parent. The U.S. Department of Transportation makes available to the public pet incident information in a monthly report found at the Web site http://airconsumer.ost.dot.gov/reports . For all U.S. air carriers of pets combined, there were 19 reported deaths, 6 injuries and 6 pets lost in the last ... (Sat, 06 Jan 2007 06:31:57 GMT)

Pet ownership requires devotion, lifestyle changes
Is it time to take the step toward pet ownership? How do you know what type of pet is right for you or your family? Dr. Randi Olson of Vale Park Animal Hospital in Valparaiso recommends asking yourself if you are willing to devote the cost, time and lifestyle changes that come with pet ownership. (Sat, 06 Jan 2007 06:32:37 GMT)

13 tips for saving money on rising pet costs
Few pet owners consider the years of spending ahead of them when they first pick up that puppy with the limpid eyes, but the costs add up quickly. (Sat, 06 Jan 2007 06:39:09 GMT)

House votes to reveal pet projects' sponsors
The House voted Friday to pull the shadowy tradition of congressional earmarking into the daylight, requiring lawmakers to attach their names to the pet items they slip into spending or tax bills and certify that they have no financial interest in the provisions. (Sat, 06 Jan 2007 06:46:37 GMT)

Pet Calendar
SATURDAY ADOPTIONS 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m.: TVAR; Pleasanton farmers market, First and West Angela, Pleasanton; dogs/cats. 10 a.m.-2 p.m.: VHS; Pet Extreme, 4500 Arroyo Vista Drive, Livermore; cats/dogs. (Sat, 06 Jan 2007 11:20:39 GMT)

Falmouth woman finds decapitated head of pet pit bull
By AMANDA LEHMERT STAFF WRITER FALMOUTH - Thursday morning, a woman found the severed head of her pet pit bull in a decorative tin on the hood of her car, Department of Natural Resources officials said yesterday. (Sat, 06 Jan 2007 12:13:05 GMT)

Woman, son arrested in theft of snake; returned to pet store for snake book
CLEVELAND HEIGHTS, Ohio (AP) - Call it the cost of an education: a mother and son accused of stealing a snake from a pet store were arrested when they returned to the store and asked for books on how to care for the animal, police said. (Sat, 06 Jan 2007 18:38:57 GMT)

Animal shelter now offering free pet information sessions
MAPLE — An area specialist in pet security will be the first of four guests slated to speak at a series of information sessions provided by the Currituck Animal Lovers Assistance League. (Sun, 07 Jan 2007 03:18:05 GMT)

Mom, son arrested for theft after returning to pet store
A mother and son accused of stealing a snake from a pet store in Cleveland Heights, Ohio, were arrested when they returned to the store and asked for books on how to care for the animal, police said. (Sun, 07 Jan 2007 05:51:30 GMT)

An adorable Shih-Tzu captivated the hearts of Rapid City Journal readers and nabbed the title of Pet Idol
Bobbie Sue — a tiny silver and white Shih-Tzu — received the most votes in the Rapid City Journal’s Pet Idol competition held recently. Moreover, the 13-year-old petite pooch from Spearfish captured the hearts of many through the contest, her mama, Joan Bockwoldt of Spearfish, said. (Sun, 07 Jan 2007 06:00:13 GMT)

How to keep your pet safe during air travel
Few pets travel routinely by air, so a flight can be a frightening experience for both pet and pet parent. The U.S. Department of Transportation makes available to the public pet incident information in a monthly report found at the Web site http://airconsumer.ost.dot.gov/reports . For all U.S. air carriers of pets combined, there were 19 reported deaths, 6 injuries and 6 pets lost in the last ... (Sun, 07 Jan 2007 06:33:54 GMT)

Pet ownership requires devotion, lifestyle changes
Is it time to take the step toward pet ownership? How do you know what type of pet is right for you or your family? Dr. Randi Olson of Vale Park Animal Hospital in Valparaiso recommends asking yourself if you are willing to devote the cost, time and lifestyle changes that come with pet ownership. (Sun, 07 Jan 2007 06:34:30 GMT)

Pet products
Charming Pet Products features the original creations of Lara Riedel. They are delightfully whimsical and oodles of fun, and they are perfect accessories for that dapper dog and cool cat. Each design is created with 100 percent pure, unconditional love. (Sun, 07 Jan 2007 06:35:01 GMT)

HUMANE HELPERS: Coping with new holiday pet
Is that holiday pet too much for you? Sharing your life with anyone - including a pet - requires patience, commitment and compromise. If coping with a new holiday pet is proving to be a struggle, remember many other people have walked in your shoes and found a way to keep their families together. (Sun, 07 Jan 2007 09:14:42 GMT)

Council OKs city's first pet hotel
The Mesquite City Council unanimously approved a zoning change Tuesday which will result in the city’s first pet motel. “What is becoming one of the hottest things in pet care services is what is called a pet hotel,” said Richard Gertson, Mesquite’s director of community development. (Sun, 07 Jan 2007 18:45:25 GMT)

An adorable Shih-Tzu captivated the hearts of Rapid City Journal readers and nabbed the title of Pet Idol
Bobbie Sue — a tiny silver and white Shih-Tzu — received the most votes in the Rapid City Journal’s Pet Idol competition held recently. Moreover, the 13-year-old petite pooch from Spearfish captured the hearts of many through the contest, her mama, Joan Bockwoldt of Spearfish, said. (Mon, 08 Jan 2007 05:31:40 GMT)

How to keep your pet safe during air travel
Few pets travel routinely by air, so a flight can be a frightening experience for both pet and pet parent. The U.S. Department of Transportation makes available to the public pet incident information in a monthly report found at the Web site http://airconsumer.ost.dot.gov/reports . For all U.S. air carriers of pets combined, there were 19 reported deaths, 6 injuries and 6 pets lost in the last ... (Mon, 08 Jan 2007 06:42:46 GMT)

Pet ownership requires devotion, lifestyle changes
Is it time to take the step toward pet ownership? How do you know what type of pet is right for you or your family? Dr. Randi Olson of Vale Park Animal Hospital in Valparaiso recommends asking yourself if you are willing to devote the cost, time and lifestyle changes that come with pet ownership. (Mon, 08 Jan 2007 06:43:26 GMT)

Pet products
Charming Pet Products features the original creations of Lara Riedel. They are delightfully whimsical and oodles of fun, and they are perfect accessories for that dapper dog and cool cat. Each design is created with 100 percent pure, unconditional love. (Mon, 08 Jan 2007 06:43:58 GMT)

Council OKs city's first pet hotel
The Mesquite City Council unanimously approved a zoning change Tuesday which will result in the city’s first pet motel. “What is becoming one of the hottest things in pet care services is what is called a pet hotel,” said Richard Gertson, Mesquite’s director of community development. (Mon, 08 Jan 2007 07:45:26 GMT)

Woman provides hospice pet care
Few things in life are as sad as experiencing the physical decline and death of a cherished pet. (Mon, 08 Jan 2007 10:06:23 GMT)

Grooming integral to pet care
Pet grooming is a very important part of owning a pet. Long-haired and short-haired animals need a regular grooming, which basically includes a hair cut or trim, bath, ears cleaned, nails trimmed, teeth brushed and having the anal glands expressed if needed. It's recommend that animals be groomed on a regular basis (every six to eight weeks). (Mon, 08 Jan 2007 10:06:24 GMT)

Pet owners at high risk of superbug
Horse and pet owners are at more risk of contracting an infectious superbug spreading across the country than the rest of the population, a leading veterinarian researcher says. (Mon, 08 Jan 2007 11:30:36 GMT)

Pet primates take time, money, patience and commitment
Thinking of getting a pet monkey? (Mon, 08 Jan 2007 12:04:06 GMT)

New Book Helps Kids Cope With the Loss of a Pet
Dealing with the death of a pet is challenging enough but communicating that loss to young children can be daunting. (Mon, 08 Jan 2007 13:00:00 GMT)

Come, stay: Pet sitters find a market niche in Cape Girardeau
When people have to leave their pets, they have an alternative besides kennels, relatives or friends. For Cape Girardeau pet owner Jane Courter, hiring a professional pet sitter was the ideal... (Mon, 08 Jan 2007 13:30:26 GMT)

Be wary of hidden pet dangers
There was a warning for pet owners Monday about a potentially deadly, but often undetected danger could be in your home or garage. One local vet says accidental poisonings are reported to area vet clinics all the time. (Mon, 08 Jan 2007 22:51:23 GMT)

Doctors to talk about pet visit protocols
Doctors from across North America are to meet in Toronto on Tuesday to discuss rules for pet visits to hospitals and nursing homes. Some fear animals could spread infections. (Tue, 09 Jan 2007 00:15:31 GMT)

Council OKs city's first pet hotel
The Mesquite City Council unanimously approved a zoning change Tuesday which will result in the city’s first pet motel. “What is becoming one of the hottest things in pet care services is what is called a pet hotel,” said Richard Gertson, Mesquite’s director of community development. (Tue, 09 Jan 2007 06:15:26 GMT)

An adorable Shih-Tzu captivated the hearts of Rapid City Journal readers and nabbed the title of Pet Idol
Bobbie Sue — a tiny silver and white Shih-Tzu — received the most votes in the Rapid City Journal’s Pet Idol competition held recently. Moreover, the 13-year-old petite pooch from Spearfish captured the hearts of many through the contest, her mama, Joan Bockwoldt of Spearfish, said. (Tue, 09 Jan 2007 06:19:04 GMT)

How to keep your pet safe during air travel
Few pets travel routinely by air, so a flight can be a frightening experience for both pet and pet parent. The U.S. Department of Transportation makes available to the public pet incident information in a monthly report found at the Web site http://airconsumer.ost.dot.gov/reports . For all U.S. air carriers of pets combined, there were 19 reported deaths, 6 injuries and 6 pets lost in the last ... (Tue, 09 Jan 2007 06:42:10 GMT)

Pet ownership requires devotion, lifestyle changes
Is it time to take the step toward pet ownership? How do you know what type of pet is right for you or your family? Dr. Randi Olson of Vale Park Animal Hospital in Valparaiso recommends asking yourself if you are willing to devote the cost, time and lifestyle changes that come with pet ownership. (Tue, 09 Jan 2007 06:42:55 GMT)

Pet products
Charming Pet Products features the original creations of Lara Riedel. They are delightfully whimsical and oodles of fun, and they are perfect accessories for that dapper dog and cool cat. Each design is created with 100 percent pure, unconditional love. (Tue, 09 Jan 2007 06:43:25 GMT)

VHS Hosts 21st Annual "Pet Pictures With Santa"
EVANSVILLE - The holiday season is almost here and pet owners can get an early start. The 21st annual "Pet Pictures With Santa" starts this weekend. The three day event begins Friday at noon and goes until 7 at the Vanderburgh Humane Society on Millner Drive. (Tue, 09 Jan 2007 07:52:50 GMT)

D.A.: More arrests expected in Penthouse Pet prostitution case
We told you last week about the allegations that a former Penthouse Pet and her partner were running a call-girl ring out of a million-dollar mansion in suburban Atlanta. Now, the Atlanta Journal Constitution is reporting that authorities plan to... (Tue, 09 Jan 2007 10:47:12 GMT)

FETCH! Pet Care(TM) Expands Into North and East Columbus, Ohio
FETCH! Pet Care, America's largest and most sophisticated pet care franchise offering professional pet sitting and dog walking services, today announced it has launched a new location in Ohio's North and East Columbus region to provide area residents with unsurpassed pet care services. This new franchise marks the 58th FETCH! Pet Care location that, in aggregate, now service over 900 cities and ... (Tue, 09 Jan 2007 13:30:00 GMT)

Does your pet look like you?
Do you resemble your pet? Or, even better, does your pet look like Paris Hilton, Liz Taylor or another celebrity? The Olympian is looking for furry (and perhaps not-so-furry) friends who resemble their owners and/or famous Hollywood types. (Tue, 09 Jan 2007 13:30:40 GMT)

FETCH! Pet Care(TM) Expands Into Colorado's Boulder Valley
FETCH! Pet Care, America's largest and most sophisticated pet care franchise offering professional pet sitting and dog walking services, today announced it has launched a new location in Colorado's Boulder Valley region to provide area residents with unsurpassed pet care services. This new franchise marks the 60th FETCH! Pet Care location that, in aggregate, now service over 900 cities and towns ... (Tue, 09 Jan 2007 14:30:00 GMT)

FETCH! Pet Care(TM) Expands Into Northwest Las Vegas, Nevada
FETCH! Pet Care, America's largest and most sophisticated pet care franchise offering professional pet sitting and dog walking services, today announced it has launched a new location in Nevada's Northwest Las Vegas region to provide area residents with unsurpassed pet care services. This new franchise marks the 59th FETCH! Pet Care location that, in aggregate, now service over 900 cities and ... (Tue, 09 Jan 2007 16:00:00 GMT)

House fire kills dog, pet birds
A family dog and three pet birds died in a late afternoon house fire in southwest Mesa on Monday. (Tue, 09 Jan 2007 16:15:11 GMT)

FETCH! Pet Care(TM) Expands Into Colorado's Boulder Valley
FETCH! Pet Care, America's largest and mostsophisticated pet care franchise offering professional pet sitting and dogwalking services, today announced it has launched a new location inColorado's Boulder Valley region to provide area residents with unsurpassedpet care services. This new franchise marks the 60th FETCH! Pet Carelocation that, in aggregate, now service over 900 cities and ... (Tue, 09 Jan 2007 18:48:15 GMT)

Stolen Shih Tzu returned to Kauai pet store
LIHUE, Hawaii (AP) _ A stolen Shih Tzu was returned to the Lihue Pet Shop three weeks after it had been taken. Pet shop owner Cindy Bryant says she pleaded with the public to be on the lookout for the tiny dog over the past few weeks. (Tue, 09 Jan 2007 20:04:57 GMT)

VHS Hosts 21st Annual "Pet Pictures With Santa"
EVANSVILLE - The holiday season is almost here and pet owners can get an early start. The 21st annual "Pet Pictures With Santa" starts this weekend. The three day event begins Friday at noon and goes until 7 at the Vanderburgh Humane Society on Millner Drive. (Tue, 09 Jan 2007 21:53:17 GMT)

New pet license serves as rabies vaccination record and registration tag
Lee County pet owners can now purchase a license for their pet coinciding with the duration of the animal’s rabies vaccination. Previously, owners were required to obtain a new pet license every year, regardless of the pet’s rabies vaccination, which lasts for up to three years. (Tue, 09 Jan 2007 21:58:36 GMT)

Pet Control Ordinance & Public Defender Board Pass
Pet owners, animal lovers and lawyers debated at Tuesday night's St. Joseph County Council meeting. (Wed, 10 Jan 2007 04:22:50 GMT)

Council OKs city's first pet hotel
The Mesquite City Council unanimously approved a zoning change Tuesday which will result in the city’s first pet motel. “What is becoming one of the hottest things in pet care services is what is called a pet hotel,” said Richard Gertson, Mesquite’s director of community development. (Wed, 10 Jan 2007 06:46:13 GMT)

An adorable Shih-Tzu captivated the hearts of Rapid City Journal readers and nabbed the title of Pet Idol
Bobbie Sue — a tiny silver and white Shih-Tzu — received the most votes in the Rapid City Journal’s Pet Idol competition held recently. Moreover, the 13-year-old petite pooch from Spearfish captured the hearts of many through the contest, her mama, Joan Bockwoldt of Spearfish, said. (Wed, 10 Jan 2007 06:46:18 GMT)

How to keep your pet safe during air travel
Few pets travel routinely by air, so a flight can be a frightening experience for both pet and pet parent. The U.S. Department of Transportation makes available to the public pet incident information in a monthly report found at the Web site http://airconsumer.ost.dot.gov/reports . For all U.S. air carriers of pets combined, there were 19 reported deaths, 6 injuries and 6 pets lost in the last ... (Wed, 10 Jan 2007 07:27:12 GMT)

Pet ownership requires devotion, lifestyle changes
Is it time to take the step toward pet ownership? How do you know what type of pet is right for you or your family? Dr. Randi Olson of Vale Park Animal Hospital in Valparaiso recommends asking yourself if you are willing to devote the cost, time and lifestyle changes that come with pet ownership. (Wed, 10 Jan 2007 07:27:52 GMT)

Pet products
Charming Pet Products features the original creations of Lara Riedel. They are delightfully whimsical and oodles of fun, and they are perfect accessories for that dapper dog and cool cat. Each design is created with 100 percent pure, unconditional love. (Wed, 10 Jan 2007 07:28:23 GMT)

FAMILY: Be A Great Pet Owner In 2007
Looking to improve yourself in 2007? Make yourself a better pet owner. (Wed, 10 Jan 2007 16:42:05 GMT)

Pet owners have poorer health than normal
While research has suggested that pets can offer people health benefits, a new study from Finland finds that pet owners tend to be heavier, less active and in poorer health than those without a pet. (Wed, 10 Jan 2007 18:31:08 GMT)

Pet of the Week 12-21-2006
This week’s Pet of the Week is Clyde, and he’s a charming male hound mix who has already been neutered. His black and white coat is short-haired and very striking. He is full-grown and weighs in at about 35 pounds. If you are looking a loyal friend who will always be there for you, come see him. (Thu, 11 Jan 2007 01:17:57 GMT)

Pet Adoptions Up
More people in the Coulee Region are turning to the humane society for a pet. (Thu, 11 Jan 2007 04:22:59 GMT)

Judge spares life of 'Monster': Pet raccoon avoids death sentence so far
JACKSON -- Proving that hanging old tyrants lickety-split was so last year, a Wyoming judge has, for now, spared the neck of a young pet raccoon named “Monster” for leaving a nick. (Thu, 11 Jan 2007 06:38:57 GMT)

An adorable Shih-Tzu captivated the hearts of Rapid City Journal readers and nabbed the title of Pet Idol
Bobbie Sue — a tiny silver and white Shih-Tzu — received the most votes in the Rapid City Journal’s Pet Idol competition held recently. Moreover, the 13-year-old petite pooch from Spearfish captured the hearts of many through the contest, her mama, Joan Bockwoldt of Spearfish, said. (Thu, 11 Jan 2007 06:46:43 GMT)

How to keep your pet safe during air travel
Few pets travel routinely by air, so a flight can be a frightening experience for both pet and pet parent. The U.S. Department of Transportation makes available to the public pet incident information in a monthly report found at the Web site http://airconsumer.ost.dot.gov/reports . For all U.S. air carriers of pets combined, there were 19 reported deaths, 6 injuries and 6 pets lost in the last ... (Thu, 11 Jan 2007 06:47:17 GMT)

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