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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, 11 Jan 2007 06:47:57 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, 11 Jan 2007 06:48:28 GMT)

Pet of the week
Pet: Meet Duncan, a handsome 2-year-old spaniel/chow mix pup. (Thu, 11 Jan 2007 07:24:04 GMT)

Pet fashion: streetwear for Hip Dogs arrived. Buy "British Punk" Kilt for male dog
London to Hollywood: streetwear for Hip Dogs has finally arrived. Pet fashion reaches out to male dogs with 'British Punk' kilts. The company Chi WOW WOW announced the release of its "British Punk" Kilt for male dogs, targeting fashion-forward buyers in U.S., Japan and Europe. (Thu, 11 Jan 2007 07:31:54 GMT)

£700K FOR PET WORKER CRIPPLED BY PARROT
A PET shop worker has won a £700,000 payout after being crippled by a rare disease from a parrot. (Thu, 11 Jan 2007 08:17:19 GMT)

Got your dog tag? Pet owners who don’t comply risk fines, loss of animal
Pet owners call it peace-of-mind, an insurance policy, or “a get out of jail free card.” For as little as $16, Norfolk residents can buy a tag that attaches to their dog’s collar and gives both animal and owner a little bit of security. (Thu, 11 Jan 2007 14:08:09 GMT)

More puppies stolen from pet store
(Milford-WTNH, Jan. 11, 2007 9:35 AM ) _ It is the second time in less than three months that puppies have been stolen from The Pet Company . (Thu, 11 Jan 2007 14:44:48 GMT)

HOME: Make Your Home Pet Friendly
Does your love for Fifi or Fido keep you from making any major decorating decisions? Find out how to make your pet and yourself happy. (Thu, 11 Jan 2007 16:37:50 GMT)

HOME: Redecorate With Your Pet In Mind
Thinking of redecorating but don't want to lose sight of your pet's needs? Find out how to redecorate for yourself and your best friend. (Thu, 11 Jan 2007 16:44:34 GMT)

Snoop Dogg Mobile Auction To Promote Pet Line, Benefit His Football League
Snoop Dogg has teamed up with mobile entertainment providers Limbo 41414 to promote Snoop's new dog pet line and benefit the Snoop Youth Football League. (Thu, 11 Jan 2007 17:42:54 GMT)

Pet Tales chat transcript, Jan. 11, 2007
Linda Wilson Fuoco: Welcome to the PG Online pet chat....which is off to a slow start. Animal topics in the news, lately, include concern for cattle, hogs and other farm animals in danger of starving in Colorado because of HUGE snow storms. (Thu, 11 Jan 2007 18:03:34 GMT)

Leading Pet Bird Website Rolls Out Exciting Cage Contest and New Site Features for Bird Lovers
BirdChannel.com, the fastest-growing online portal for pet bird lovers announces the "Extreme Bird Cage Makeover," sponsored by Prevue Pet Products, gives pet bird owners the opportunity to submit photos of their current avian setup to the BirdChannel online Extreme Cage Contest. (Thu, 11 Jan 2007 19:33:00 GMT)

Pet of the Week
This orange-and-white, declawed, adult male cat 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. (Thu, 11 Jan 2007 20:54:16 GMT)

'Gourmet' pet foods popular among health-conscious pet owners
TOKYO — A variety of high-end pet foods, ranging from one made from fresh meat, tuna, scallops to crab meat, are becoming increasingly popular as an increasing number of pet owners are trying to feed healthy meals to their animal companions. (Thu, 11 Jan 2007 23:05:15 GMT)

EU tightens pet bird import rules
EU animal health experts have tightened rules for the import of live captive birds as part of the bloc's strategy to fight bird flu, the EU's executive Commission said in a statement on Thursday. (Thu, 11 Jan 2007 23:56:56 GMT)

Dachsund stolen from Phillipsburg Mall pet shop
LOPATCONG -- On Dec. 30 police responded to The Pet Shop located in the Phillipsburg Mall for a theft of a dog. The dog in question was described as a male miniature Dachshund that was light brown with a black stripe down the center of his back. (Fri, 12 Jan 2007 05:14:06 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. (Fri, 12 Jan 2007 06:49:34 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 ... (Fri, 12 Jan 2007 07:20:41 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, 12 Jan 2007 07:21:21 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, 12 Jan 2007 07:21:51 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. (Fri, 12 Jan 2007 09:30:35 GMT)

Home Away From Home to have pet adoption
The Home Away From Home Rescue will have a pet adoption from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday at Magnolia Mall in Florence. Dogs, puppies, cats and kittens will be available. (Fri, 12 Jan 2007 13:46:11 GMT)

Brothers Convicted Over Obese Pet Dog
Two brothers have been found guilty of animal cruelty for allowing their pet dog's weight to exceed more than 11 stones. Derek and David Benton were convicted of causing unnecessary suffering to their dog Rusty by overfeeding. (Fri, 12 Jan 2007 14:37:19 GMT)

Brothers Convicted Over Obese Pet Dog
Two brothers who let their pet dog's weight to exceed balloon to more than 11 stone have been found guilty of animal cruelty. (Fri, 12 Jan 2007 15:52:33 GMT)

Is your pet an idol?
Here’s your chance to enter your pet into our fun Pet Idol 2007 contest. It's open to a range from cats to dogs to more unusual pets such as Iguanas. Over the next few weeks the guide will be featuring a selection pictures of Surrey’s cutest pets. (Fri, 12 Jan 2007 17:16:36 GMT)

Brothers guilty of making pet dog obese
Two brothers who so overfed their pet Labrador dog that it weighed more than 70 kilograms (11 stone) were found guilty on Friday of causing unnecessary suffering to an animal. (Fri, 12 Jan 2007 17:42:03 GMT)

Big kitty jams pet door, attains YouTube fame
PORTLAND, Ore. - A 20-pound stray cat whose girth got him stuck in a pet door while trying to plunder some dog food was reunited with his owner Thursday. Owner Geoff Ernest said the tubby tabby, Hercules,... (Fri, 12 Jan 2007 19:28:14 GMT)

Update on Merrillville Boy Attacked by Family Pet
A grand jury will determine if criminal charges should be filed against the parents of a six-year-old Merrillville boy who was attacked by his family's pet Rottweiler. Bamba Niang was home alone on October 19th when he was attacked. (Fri, 12 Jan 2007 21:23:13 GMT)

Pet owners left fearing prosecution as obese Rusty waddles back home
For a healthy human diet Two brothers were convicted yesterday of causing unnecessary suffering by letting their dog become obese, prompting fears among pet owners that they could be prosecuted if they let their animals put on too much weight.... (Fri, 12 Jan 2007 23:40:31 GMT)

Homeowner, Pet Store Part Of Animal Cruelty Investigation
The Huron Valley Humane Society told Local 4 Friday that Pet City in Ypsilanti is part of an animal cruelty investigation. (Sat, 13 Jan 2007 00:15:21 GMT)

Homeowner, Pet Store Part Of Animal Cruelty Investigation
The Huron Valley Humane Society tells Local 4 Friday that Pet City in Ypsilanti is part of an animal cruelty investigation. (Sat, 13 Jan 2007 00:32:56 GMT)

Brothers guilty of letting pet get too fat
TWO brothers who allowed their pet Labrador's weight to rise by more than three-and-a-half stones in two years have been found guilty of causing unnecessary suffering. (Sat, 13 Jan 2007 00:36:09 GMT)

Pet phrases of university students show alienation from society
A survey of pet phrases most frequently used by university students in eastern China shows students feel alienated from society, according to organizers. (Sat, 13 Jan 2007 06:22:30 GMT)

Pet of the week
Sterling is a 2-year-old male gray silver tabby domestic short hair. Tabitha is a 1-year-old female gray Russian blue/Chartreux mix. Home at Last Pet Adoptions Inc. is an all-volunteer rescue group dedicated to saving animals, predominantly cats, facing death at local shelters. (Sat, 13 Jan 2007 06:32:30 GMT)

Big kitty jams pet door, attains YouTube fame
PORTLAND, Ore. - A 20-pound stray cat whose girth got him stuck in a pet door while trying to plunder some dog food was reunited with his owner Thursday. (Sat, 13 Jan 2007 06:41:50 GMT)

Pet briefs
The Humane Society Calumet Area, 424 5th Ave., is hosting a book sale at the shelter, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today and Sunday. Indiana Petite Paws Rescue Angels will have an adoption event from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. today at Pet Supplies Plus, 2410 LaPorte Ave., Valparaiso. (Sat, 13 Jan 2007 07:29:26 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, 13 Jan 2007 07:29:56 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. (Sat, 13 Jan 2007 09:22:37 GMT)

Owners penalised for overfeeding pet
If you spoil your pet dog, then let this story be a lesson to you. Two brothers in the UK were convicted because they let their labrador become too fat. (Sat, 13 Jan 2007 10:18:19 GMT)

Does your pet look like you or a celebrity?
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. (Sat, 13 Jan 2007 12:08:22 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. (Sat, 13 Jan 2007 12:15:24 GMT)

Pet adoptions jump in December
The Hamilton/Burlington SPCA has already said it will run its Home for The Holiday's pet adoption program again next Christmas because of its success. (Sat, 13 Jan 2007 16:02:44 GMT)

Brit brothers found guilty of letting pet become obese!
Home > News > Brit brothers found guilty of letting pet become obese! Brit brothers found guilty of letting pet become obese! (Sat, 13 Jan 2007 16:49:23 GMT)

Owner Charged With Gross Cruelty To Pet Dog
A 51-year-old man was arrested Saturday and charged with animal cruelty for the gross neglect of his pet dog, which now requires round-the-clock veterinary care. (Sat, 13 Jan 2007 23:20:04 GMT)

Building a Stairway to Paradise, for Your Beloved Pet
There are more than 1,000 pet cemeteries across the United States, and many offer an array of items like urns, coffins, vaults and grave markers. (Sat, 13 Jan 2007 23:24:50 GMT)

New High in ’06 on Borrowing for Pet Projects
Last year, Gov. George E. Pataki and the Legislature committed to borrowing $1.9 billion, which exceeded similar spending over the previous eight years. (Sun, 14 Jan 2007 00:54:50 GMT)

Pet food goes online, on wheels
If someone could deliver pet food to your house, would you pay for it? A few hundred people in the metro area would say yes, and in fact are paying someone to deliver heavy bags of dog food and even water-softener salt. That's the business plan behind FidoDelivers.com, a one-year-old company run by Paul and Kaemi Turpin. The business is nothing short of a lifesaver for people like Naomi Wainer of ... (Sun, 14 Jan 2007 01:03:12 GMT)

Pet briefs
The Humane Society Calumet Area, 424 5th Ave., is hosting a book sale at the shelter, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today and Sunday. Indiana Petite Paws Rescue Angels will have an adoption event from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. today at Pet Supplies Plus, 2410 LaPorte Ave., Valparaiso. (Sun, 14 Jan 2007 06:31:53 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, 14 Jan 2007 06:32:23 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, 14 Jan 2007 08:03:44 GMT)

Avoca pet hospital forced to relocate
AVOCA — Arms filled, Chris Rappolt ?loaded boxes of papers into the back of his car as rain drizzled Saturday. He’d known his pet hospital, Animal Emergency Clinic of Wyoming Valley, would be moving. He just didn’t know it’d be this soon. (Sun, 14 Jan 2007 08:10:28 GMT)

Five-star pet accomodation
DOWN Hall Country House Hotel, Hatfield Heath, has won the prestigious AA Pet Friendly Hotel Award for 2006-07. (Sun, 14 Jan 2007 12:31:51 GMT)

Brothers guilty of making pet dog obese
Two brothers who so overfed their pet Labrador dog that it weighed more than 70 kilograms (11 stone) were found guilty of causing unnecessary suffering to an animal. (Sun, 14 Jan 2007 14:15:36 GMT)

It's easier finding lost pet dogs than cats!
Home > News > It's easier finding lost pet dogs than cats! It's easier finding lost pet dogs than cats! (Mon, 15 Jan 2007 09:45:05 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, 15 Jan 2007 09:48:41 GMT)

Pet board puts gourmet treats to the test
Oscar spits out ordinary treats, preferring gourmet goodies from upscale boutiques. Annie Mae is a gourmand whose palette is easily pleased. These connoisseurs were invited to join a panel of eight prominent dogs and cats to taste test homemade and gourmet treats destined to be popular pet gifts this holiday season. (Mon, 15 Jan 2007 10:20:35 GMT)

BERKELEY / Pet rescuers chased out of town / Milo Foundation quitting after neighbors complain
Every dog might have its day, but those days won't be in North Berkeley. A popular pet-rescue group is closing its Solano Avenue adoption center after neighbors hounded it out of business, citing what they called excessive barking, excrement on the... (Mon, 15 Jan 2007 11:41:39 GMT)

Does your pet look like you or a celebrity?
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. (Mon, 15 Jan 2007 12:06:47 GMT)

Schering-Plough Launches New National HomeAgain(TM) Proactive Pet Recovery Network
KENILWORTH, N.J., Jan. 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Schering-Plough Corporation ( Nachrichten / Aktienkurs ) today announced the national launch of the new HomeAgain(TM) Proactive Pet Recovery Network, the nation's first comprehensive system to assist in the search for lost pets. (Mon, 15 Jan 2007 12:59:49 GMT)

M&G completes world's biggest PET plant in Pernambuco - Brazil
Italian company Mossi & Ghisolfi's (M&G) has completed construction of its new US$325mn polyethylene terephthalate (PET) resin plant in Brazil's Pernambuco state, company press representative Plínio Carvalho told BNamericas. (Mon, 15 Jan 2007 13:31:46 GMT)

Pet Supermarket Selects New Edge Networks for Private Network
VANCOUVER, Wash., BUSINESS WIRE -- New Edge Networks today announced that Pet Supermarket Inc. has signed a new contract with New Edge Networks to design, build, and manage a new private network linking 110 store locations primarily in the Southeast. (Mon, 15 Jan 2007 13:32:35 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. (Mon, 15 Jan 2007 16:05:54 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. (Mon, 15 Jan 2007 16:20:44 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. (Mon, 15 Jan 2007 17:14:54 GMT)

BERKELEY / Pet rescuers chased out of town / Milo Foundation quitting after neighbors complain
Every dog might have its day, but those days won't be in North Berkeley. A popular pet-rescue group is closing its Solano Avenue adoption center after neighbors hounded it out of business, citing what they called excessive barking, excrement on the... (Mon, 15 Jan 2007 20:06:52 GMT)

Sneak peak at new pet shelter
It’s only half finished but the Winnipeg Humane Society can’t wait to show off its new digs. Tomorrow the pet shelter will give reporters a sneak peak of the construction so far. (Mon, 15 Jan 2007 20:18:07 GMT)

Pet Briefs
Spay, neuter services; Find a pet; Animal services (Mon, 15 Jan 2007 23:55:40 GMT)

Eli Lilly Launches New Pet Medicine Group
Florida-based pharmaceutical giant Eli Lilly launched a new business group focusing on pet health products Monday. (Tue, 16 Jan 2007 00:22:41 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, 16 Jan 2007 02:46:35 GMT)

Pet show to pull crowd
A popular dog and cat show held annually in Dubai is expected to draw more than 35,000 people this year, Gulf News reported. The Pedigree and Whiskas Pet Show is being held at Nad Al Sheba on 10 February. There will be dog-handling demonstrations, pet competitions and family entertainment. (Tue, 16 Jan 2007 05:10:10 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, 16 Jan 2007 05:50:08 GMT)

When a pet has died
aving recently lost our beloved golden retriever, Keeley, I thought it might be useful to talk a bit about coping with pet loss. ... (Tue, 16 Jan 2007 08:04:46 GMT)

Pet German shepherd kills Affton woman
Authorities say a pet German shepherd killed a woman Monday in her Affton home while other family members slept. St. Louis County police identified the victim as Linda A. Mittino, 69, of the 8900 block of Arvin Place. (Tue, 16 Jan 2007 14:59:07 GMT)

FETCH! Pet Care(TM) Expands Into Scottsdale, Arizona
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 Arizona's Scottsdale region to provide area residents with unsurpassed pet care services. This new franchise marks the 61st FETCH! Pet Care location that, in aggregate, now service over 900 cities and towns ... (Tue, 16 Jan 2007 15:00:00 GMT)

FETCH! Pet Care(TM) Expands Into California's Foothills Sierras and Elk Grove
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 the Elk Grove and Foothills Sierras regions to provide area residents with unsurpassed pet care services. This new franchise marks the 62nd FETCH! Pet Care location that, in aggregate, now service over 900 ... (Tue, 16 Jan 2007 16:00:00 GMT)

That Fish Place/That Pet Place Experiences Immediate Efficiencies With ''Go Live'' of ProfitCenter Software Solution
UNIONDALE, N.Y.----ProfitCenter Software Inc. , a wholly owned subsidiary of Systemax Inc. , and a provider of web-based multichannel direct marketing software, announced that That Fish Place/That Pet Place is "live" on the PCS Profitability Software Suite delivered through PCS' on-demand service model for all sales channels and departments of their company. (Tue, 16 Jan 2007 19:18:00 GMT)

Senate votes to shine more light on pet projects
WASHINGTON - The Senate’s new Democratic majority, after bowing to a successful push by Republicans to make new disclosure rules even tougher than originally planned, moved to approve a measure to shine more light on thousands of expensive pet projects buried in legislation every year. (Tue, 16 Jan 2007 20:12:54 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, 16 Jan 2007 20:46:25 GMT)

FETCH! Pet Care(TM) Expands Into California's Foothills Sierras and Elk Grove
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 in the ElkGrove and Foothills Sierras regions to provide area residents withunsurpassed pet care services. This new franchise marks the 62nd FETCH!Pet Care location that, in aggregate, now service over 900 cities and ... (Tue, 16 Jan 2007 21:27:35 GMT)

Thief takes exotic bird from pet store
A local pet store wants it's most expensive bird back. (Tue, 16 Jan 2007 23:47:04 GMT)

Senate votes to shine more light on pet projects
CAPITOL HILL The Senate has unanimously voted to shine more light on thousands of expensive pet projects that are buried in legislation every year. The 98-to-noting vote... (Wed, 17 Jan 2007 00:51:17 GMT)

Senate votes to shine more light on pet projects
CAPITOL HILL The Senate has unanimously voted to shine more light on thousands of expensive pet projects that are buried in legislation every year. (Wed, 17 Jan 2007 00:58:32 GMT)

Senate votes to shine more light on pet projects
CAPITOL HILL The Senate has unanimously voted to shine more light on thousands of expensive pet projects that are buried in legislation every year. The 98-to-noting... (Wed, 17 Jan 2007 01:50:02 GMT)

Senate votes to disclose pet projects
The Senate voted Tuesday to shine more light on thousands of expensive pet projects buried in legislation every year after the new Democratic majority bowed to a successful push by Republicans to make new disclosure rules even tougher than originally planned. (Wed, 17 Jan 2007 02:52:39 GMT)

Officials seize 2-foot-long pet alligator
Steven Brennan kept his 2-foot-long pet alligator "Steveo" in a 200-gallon tank at his Spotswood house and gave it all the comforts of home -- fresh water, a heat lamp, rocks and, every other week, meals of raw hamburger, chicken, rats or insects. (Wed, 17 Jan 2007 06:08:48 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, 17 Jan 2007 07:21:27 GMT)

Senate wants light shed on pet projects
The Senate voted yesterday to shine more light on thousands of expensive pet projects buried in legislation every year after the Democratic majority bowed to a push by Republicans to make new disclosure rules even tougher. The vote was 98 to 0 to require senators to reveal the projects they insert in legislation. (AP) (Wed, 17 Jan 2007 08:42:54 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. (Wed, 17 Jan 2007 11:07:02 GMT)

Unique Designer Collar Charm Benefits New Orleans Pet Rescue
Dallas, TX (PRWeb) January 17, 2007 -- Hurricane Katrina created the largest pet rescue effort in history. (Wed, 17 Jan 2007 12:00:00 GMT)

Residents sue pet food plant
VICTORVILLE — A San Diego attorney has filed a lawsuit against Nutro Products Inc. on behalf of 107 owners of property around the pet food factory. The lawsuit asks the San Bernardino County Superior Court to bar Nutro from emitting any noxious odor and seeks unspecified damages for each plaintiff. (Wed, 17 Jan 2007 12:44:28 GMT)

Senate passes bill on pet projects
WASHINGTON — The Senate voted yesterday to shine more light on thousands of expensive pet projects buried in legislation every year after the new Democratic majority bowed to a successful push by Republicans to make new disclosure rules tougher than planned. (Wed, 17 Jan 2007 12:57:17 GMT)

Family pet is blamed for death of St. Louis woman
A suburban St. Louis woman was attacked and killed by the family pet, a 115-pound German shepherd, police said Tuesday. (Wed, 17 Jan 2007 13:07:49 GMT)

Pet Adoption Day
Scarlett, an orange female cat, relaxes in her hammock at the Linden Animal Shelter where Jan. 14 was Pet Adoption Day. Scarlett did get adopted this day. (Wed, 17 Jan 2007 14:12:23 GMT)

Pet Supermarket Picks Web Host New Edge for Private Network
January 17, 2007 – New Edge Networks today announced that Pet Supermarket Inc. has signed a new contract with New Edge Networks to design, build, and manage a new private network linking 110 store locations primarily in the Southeast. (Wed, 17 Jan 2007 15:06:09 GMT)

If you love your pet, let a vet 'shoot' it Saturday
Every year thousands of our best friends, those loving dogs and cats we call our pets, need to receive their yearly vaccines. We, as responsible pet owners, need to be sure they are healthy and stay that way by making sure those necessary vaccines are given right on schedule. (Wed, 17 Jan 2007 18:55:19 GMT)

Pet ambulance case 'disgraceful'
A judge condemns a council's £10,000 decision to take a pensioner to the High Court over a pet ambulance. (Wed, 17 Jan 2007 19:49:54 GMT)

St. Louis woman killed by family pet
ST. LOUIS (AP) - A suburban St. Louis woman was killed by the family pet, a 115-pound German shepherd, police said yesterday. The body of Linda Mittino, 69, was discovered Monday in a bedroom of the home in Affton, St. Louis County Police officer Rick Eckhard said. (Wed, 17 Jan 2007 20:10:15 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, 17 Jan 2007 21:25:25 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. (Wed, 17 Jan 2007 21:25:35 GMT)

Licence to keep tab on pet vaccination
The civic health department has decided to reintroduce licences for pet dogs, to ensure proper vaccination. (Wed, 17 Jan 2007 21:32:57 GMT)

Creator of Science Diet Pet Fooods Dies.
The veterinarian who created Science Diet pet foods died Sunday in his home here in Topeka. Dr. Mark Loren Morris, Jr. was 73-years-old. He graduated from Topeka High School in 1952 and attended the University of Kansas. (Thu, 18 Jan 2007 00:16:19 GMT)

A rabid fox wreaks havoc until 2 pet dogs kill it in their living room
A rabid fox terrorized two New Kensington women at their homes Saturday afternoon before pet dogs at one of the residences turned on the wild animal, killing it. (Thu, 18 Jan 2007 05:12:10 GMT)

Pet of the week
Pet: Meet Marcie, a 2-year-old German shepherd mix who's as gentle as they come. (Thu, 18 Jan 2007 07:09:46 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, 18 Jan 2007 07:35:33 GMT)

Keep pet costs on a short leash
U.S. consumers spent $36.3 billion on their animals in 2005, up from just $17 billion in 1994, according to the American Pet Products Manufacturers Association. That jump hasn't been fueled so much by pet-cost inflation as by human shopping weakness. (Thu, 18 Jan 2007 08:03:30 GMT)

Huthwaite pair in court over treatment of pet dog
A HUTHWAITE couple who are accused of causing unnecessary suffering to their pet dog had their case adjourned by Magistrates on Wednesday. (18/01/2007 10:23:18) (Thu, 18 Jan 2007 10:31:50 GMT)

Fire hits Plain Township pet sanctuary
PLAIN TWP. Two women who run a no-kill pet sanctuary from their home were injured this morning after one tried to remove a burning kerosene heater, investigators said. (Thu, 18 Jan 2007 16:23:13 GMT)

Yale PET Center Opens with President Levin and Pfizer CEO
New Haven, Conn. — A ribbon-cutting ceremony for the state-of-the-art Yale Positron Emission Tomography (PET) Research Center for molecular imaging takes place today at the Anlyan Center Auditorium, 300 Cedar St. (Thu, 18 Jan 2007 17:15:52 GMT)

Pet of the Week
This declawed female cat 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. (Thu, 18 Jan 2007 18:54:49 GMT)

Pet boxer dog victim of 'happy slap' attack
A Bognor Regis family's pet could have been the victim of the first 'happy slapping' attack in the town. (18/01/2007 10:59:33) (Thu, 18 Jan 2007 19:03:46 GMT)

Hollywood heavyweight gets bad name for harassing pet store
MIAMI BEACH, Fla. -- Long-time beach resident Mickey Rourke is getting a bad rap for continually harassing a pet store he says sold him a sick puppy. (Thu, 18 Jan 2007 20:52:43 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, 18 Jan 2007 21:02:44 GMT)

Grieving pet owners offered a free adoption
A devastating arson fire that was started at the Department of Probation and Parole in Fort Myers took the lives of seven pets that were kenneled at a nearby groomer. But officials with Lee County Animal Services are going to provide free pet adoptions to owner's whose pets died in the fire. (Thu, 18 Jan 2007 23:43:32 GMT)

Pet Projects
Among the lawmakers' pet projects funded by $384 million in spending reinstated by Gov. Deval Patrick in his first days in office are: $150,000 for a study on the winter moth worm ... (Fri, 19 Jan 2007 05:14:13 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. (Fri, 19 Jan 2007 06:18:43 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. (Fri, 19 Jan 2007 08:07:15 GMT)

Show off your Stupid Pet & Human Tricks!
Have a stupid pet or human trick you think is ready for late night TV? This is your chance to hit the big time! THE LATE SHOW WITH DAVID LETTERMAN is looking for contestants for upcoming Stupid Pet and Human Tricks. (Fri, 19 Jan 2007 08:07:41 GMT)

Iams, Helen Woodward Animal Center Set World Pet Adoption Record
378,754 Family Pet Placements Drive 8th Annual Campaign (PRWeb Jan 19, 2007) Post Comment:Trackback URL: http://www.prweb.com/chachingpr.php/VGhpci1aZXRhLUhvcnItTG92ZS1NYWduLVplcm8= (Fri, 19 Jan 2007 08:21:27 GMT)

Peevish over pet peeves?
I'm curious how the term "pet peeve" came to be used. Do you have any background on the term and its use? -- C. P., Yreka, Calif. (Fri, 19 Jan 2007 10:19:31 GMT)

Iams, Helen Woodward Animal Center Set World Pet Adoption Record
San Diego (PRWeb) January 19, 2007 -- More than a third of a million orphaned dogs, cats, puppies, kittens, and other "critters" woke up this morning wrapped in the love of their new families thanks to the 8th annual "Iams Home 4 the Holidays" pet adoption drive. (Fri, 19 Jan 2007 12:00:00 GMT)

Deval’s double message: Gov restores pet $$, calls for pork cuts
Gov. Deval Patrick is calling on lawmakers to limit pork spending, just days after he reinstated millions for a moth worm study, Victorian street lights, a pricey gazebo and dozens of other taxpayer-funded pet projects deemed wasteful by his predecessor. (Fri, 19 Jan 2007 13:11:20 GMT)

Pet Tales: Volunteers Needed for Humane Society
JACKSONVILLE, FL -- The Jacksonville Humane Society is always looking for volunteers -- people to feed and pet the animals. They also need people to open their homes and become foster parents. (Fri, 19 Jan 2007 18:49:45 GMT)

DeMint’s pet projects fight raises his profile
WASHINGTON — For much of the past few months, Sen. Jim DeMint has occupied an unaccustomed place: the spotlight. (Sat, 20 Jan 2007 05:06:44 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, 20 Jan 2007 07:04:55 GMT)

Journal Gazette and Times-Courier Pet Idol Contest
Enter your pet's photo here for a chance to win $500 cash all while helping us raise money for our Newspaper in Education (NIE) program. The Journal Gazette/ Times-Courier's Newspaper in Education program provides over 75,000 free newspapers to students each year. (Sat, 20 Jan 2007 07:16:45 GMT)

Major update proposed for pet control
Ellensburg City Council on Monday will review a proposed overhaul of the city’s animal control code that better spells out pet-owner responsibilities to control their animals. (Sat, 20 Jan 2007 08:00:33 GMT)

Airline Safety a Concern with Pet Owners
A complimentary download checklist, from a Pet Travel Specialist and speaker, Lisa Kelly, helps pet owners travel with peace of mind. (PRWeb Jan 20, 2007) Post Comment:Trackback URL: http://www.prweb.com/zingpr.php/SG9yci1FbXB0LUhvcnItTG92ZS1NYWduLVplcm8= (Sat, 20 Jan 2007 08:08:48 GMT)

Need a new pet? Try a tarantula
MUNCIE -- Looking for a pet that doesn't bark or chase the mailman? Some folks choose tarantulas. "All kinds of people buy them," said Tom Hensley, showing off the huge hairy spiders stocked at McDonald Pets, 1212 E. McGalliard Road, which has been in business here for 25 years. (Sat, 20 Jan 2007 08:26:29 GMT)

Pet of the day
Sam, a 6-year-old male Siamese 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., Waveland, 467-0230, ... (Sat, 20 Jan 2007 09:18:44 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, 20 Jan 2007 11:11:24 GMT)

Airline Safety a Concern with Pet Owners
Philadelphia, PA (PRWeb) January 20, 2007 -- Imagine your pet, injured, bleeding, with hypothermia, soaked in urine and vomit with missing teeth or swollen gums or even worse -- killed. (Sat, 20 Jan 2007 12:00:00 GMT)

Pet insurance a good investment under right circumstances
Would you spend $20 or $30 a month for pet insurance? Yes, you read that right. There is health insurance for pets. (Sat, 20 Jan 2007 20:23:10 GMT)

Local Government Owner's Manual: How to get a pet license
As an owner of your local government, you are entitled to the use of animal control services. One way we pay for these services is through pet licenses. (Sun, 21 Jan 2007 05:03:41 GMT)

Pet health insurance is available in many different prices and pedigrees
Would you spend $20 or $30 a month for pet insurance? (Sun, 21 Jan 2007 05:36:34 GMT)

Families find new friends at Pet Adoption Day
Awws were followed by oohs as dogs barked in reply while East Mississippi Animal Rescue set up numerous dogs and cats for a pet adoption Saturday morning at Bonita Lakes Mall. (Sun, 21 Jan 2007 05:47:50 GMT)

Lost pet found ... 837 miles away
When a family loses a pet, it can be a heartbreaking situation. In many households, pets become a part of the family, making their loss even more painful. So when the call comes that a lost pet has been found, it makes for a joyous situation. (Sun, 21 Jan 2007 06:02:33 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, 21 Jan 2007 07:35:42 GMT)

'PET' PROJECT
Every time a list comes out of the best albums of all time, at the top or near it -- No. 3 on VH1, No. 2 in Rolling Stone, No. 1 in prestigious U.K. music magazine Mojo -- will be the Beach Boys' 1966 classic, "Pet Sounds." Paul McCartney has said that... (Sun, 21 Jan 2007 08:13:33 GMT)

Buying pet insurance can save on vet bills
Would you spend $20 or $30 a month for pet insurance? Sales of pet insurance in the United States topped $160 million in 2005, up nearly 25 percent from $129 million in 2004, according to Packaged Facts, the publishing division of MarketResearch.com. (Sun, 21 Jan 2007 09:23:01 GMT)

Berkeley pet adoption shop to close
An animal rescue group at odds with neighbors and city zoning laws plans to close its Solano Avenue pet adoption store in Berkeley. A statement on the Milo Foundation's Web site says the organization will continue to adopt out the animals it has and reduce its intake to ensure no animals remain at the store by June 1. (Sun, 21 Jan 2007 11:25:53 GMT)

Illegal animal trap maims pet cat
Police appeal for information after a cat becomes caught in a gin trap set in a field. (Sun, 21 Jan 2007 11:58:16 GMT)

To Critics, It’s Just Pork; Others See Democracy
Some lawmakers argue that pet projects for their home districts are the purest expression of self-government. (Mon, 22 Jan 2007 03:54:50 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, 22 Jan 2007 05:53:30 GMT)

Pet shop owner creates beer for dogs
After a long day hunting, there's nothing like wrapping your paw around a cold bottle of beer. So a pet shop owner in the southern Dutch town of Zelhem created a beer for her Weimaraners made from beef extract and malt. (Mon, 22 Jan 2007 13:52:00 GMT)

Pet shop owner brews beer for dogs
After a long day hunting, there's nothing like wrapping your paw around a cold bottle of beer. So Terrie Berenden, a pet shop owner in the Netherlands, created a beer for her Weimaraners made from beef extract and malt. (Mon, 22 Jan 2007 17:30:23 GMT)

Pet care doesn't end at death for U.S. consumers
For many owners, a pet is more than just an animal, with the thought of little Fido's ashes being thrown into a landfill too much to bear and fuelling a surge in demand for pet urns. (Mon, 22 Jan 2007 19:04:29 GMT)

PETA Submits Complaint Against Pet Store
Officials from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, the animal rights organization based in Norfolk, Va., are alleging that animals in a couple of PetSmart stores in the country, including the Manchester store, are not properly cared for and often languish and die in the pet store. (Mon, 22 Jan 2007 19:59:25 GMT)

Pet care doesn't end at death for some consumers
For many owners, a pet is more than just an animal, with the thought of little Fido's ashes being thrown into a landfill too much to bear and fueling a surge in demand for pet urns. (Mon, 22 Jan 2007 20:06:35 GMT)

Pet care doesn't end at death for some consumers
NEW YORK, Jan 22 (Reuters Life!) - For many owners, a pet is more than just an animal, with the thought of little Fido's ashes being thrown into a landfill too much to bear and fueling a surge in demand for pet urns. (Mon, 22 Jan 2007 20:12:28 GMT)

SPCA: Pet photos forV-Day
Jan 22, 2007 — The York County SPCA will offer Valentine's Day pet photos 10a.m. to 2p.m. Feb.3 and 10 at the SPCA, at 3159 Susquehanna Trail North. Owners may join their pets in the photos if they wish. (Mon, 22 Jan 2007 20:35:16 GMT)

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