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Va. man charged with dead-pet dumping
A man working for a pet crematorium was charged with dumping the bodies of dozens of dead dogs, cats and other animals in the woods. (Fri, 23 Feb 2007 21:23:34 GMT)

San Diego County Animal Shelters Now Offer Pet Insurance
SAN DIEGO -- San Diego County animal shelters are now offering pet insurance. Dogs and cats adopted at one of the three county shelters will be covered for vet bills for the first month after adoption. (Sat, 24 Feb 2007 01:27:55 GMT)

San Diego County Animal Shelters Now Offer Pet Insurance
San Diego County animal shelters are now offering pet insurance. (Sat, 24 Feb 2007 02:56:00 GMT)

County shelters offer pet insurance
SAN DIEGO ---- County officials plan to hold a news conference today to let people know that residents who adopt dogs and cats from county animal shelters can get pet insurance for 1. (Sat, 24 Feb 2007 04:13:06 GMT)

Grand jury indicts man in pet dumping
ASSOCIATED PRESS A Northern Virginia man who reportedly dumped more than 70 dead dogs, cats and other animals from a pet crematorium on national forest lands in West Virginia has been indicted by a federal grand jury. (Sat, 24 Feb 2007 05:14:27 GMT)

Pet Spa opens in Orange Beach
Pet spa among new businesses at Wolf Bay Plaza. (Sat, 24 Feb 2007 06:49:21 GMT)

Lyons: Pet taxes, ghoulish news, moving along
How much does your pet pay in taxes? That’s what I thought. That mutt has been freeloading since he used to wet the rug. Only people pay taxes. (Sat, 24 Feb 2007 07:56:59 GMT)

Pet of the day
Willow, a 4-month-old female, domestic kitten, 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, ... (Sat, 24 Feb 2007 09:03:41 GMT)

Dogs' owner sought after man, pet attacked
A local animal shelter is asking for the public's help in finding the owner of two pit bulls after one of the animals attacked a man and his pet dog in York City on Tuesday. (Sat, 24 Feb 2007 11:05:37 GMT)

Paying for pet health
A Berkeley-based pet care company is offering to whip pudgy pooches and fat cats into shape. Post a Comment (Sat, 24 Feb 2007 11:15:56 GMT)

Exotic snake back in pet shop
A snake thought to have been stolen from a local pet store has been located. The Warren County sheriff said a Dummerill ground python was accidentally sold to Frank Galle, Jr. of Queensbury at The Pet Zone in Aviation Mall last weekend. (Sat, 24 Feb 2007 14:11:46 GMT)

Pet Parade benefits United Way
Owner Lee Sax, dressed in a poodle skirt and poodle accessories, holds 3-year old Pepper Sax, during the "Owner Look-Alike" contest held Saturday, February 24 during the Pet Parade for Dogs in Palm Desert. Sax and her poodle placed third in the contest. (Sat, 24 Feb 2007 23:26:12 GMT)

Maxton families losing pet dogs to poisonings
MAXTON - Kathy Mohn ran her hand across the roof of the empty dog house and began to cry. Until Monday, it had been the home of her 6-year-old golden retriever Skipper. Now old chew toys and an empty dog dish are sad reminders of her beloved pet. (Sun, 25 Feb 2007 03:17:03 GMT)

Lyons: Pet taxes, ghoulish news, moving along
How much does your pet pay in taxes? That’s what I thought. That mutt has been freeloading since he used to wet the rug. Only people pay taxes. (Sun, 25 Feb 2007 06:41:25 GMT)

Expo unveils hottest pet products
The Global Pet Expo came to Orlando Thursday through Saturday. With hundreds of vendors and pet product buyers, the largest trade show in the pet industry featured the latest and greatest in pet products and celebrity dog appearances. (Sun, 25 Feb 2007 07:33:03 GMT)

Moorestown pet care wins national award
The Moorestown Banfield, a member of Banfield Pet Hospitals, has won a national award from its company for fundraising and contributing volunteer hours to pets and pet owners in the community. (Sun, 25 Feb 2007 08:13:12 GMT)

Pet of the day
Nina, a 1-year-old female Border Collie 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, ... (Sun, 25 Feb 2007 09:07:22 GMT)

Pet ER fixes furry friends
Tucked into a nondescript strip mall off Tower Road is a place that someday may be a lifesaver for your pet. (Sun, 25 Feb 2007 11:13:27 GMT)

Clever pet store name sparks uproar
When Lori and Ryan Pacchiano opened up their Seattle pet store in 2002 they never expected it would live up to its unusual name. But area residents ... (Mon, 26 Feb 2007 01:09:07 GMT)

Clever pet store name sparks uproar
When Lori and Ryan Pacchiano opened up their Seattle pet store in 2002 they never expected it would live up to its unusual name. (Mon, 26 Feb 2007 01:11:06 GMT)

Maxton families losing pet dogs to poisonings
MAXTON - Kathy Mohn ran her hand across the roof of the empty dog house and began to cry. Until Monday, it had been the home of her 6-year-old golden retriever Skipper. Now old chew toys and an empty dog dish are sad reminders of her beloved pet. (Mon, 26 Feb 2007 01:17:03 GMT)

Pet of the day
Stacey, a 3-month-old female, American Stafforshire 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 ... (Mon, 26 Feb 2007 09:04:22 GMT)

Pet coverage can bea healthy policy
When Merlin was diagnosed last year with a rare form of lymphosarcoma in her lungs, Christine Mazzucca knew the vet bills for her beloved cat would be huge. (Mon, 26 Feb 2007 09:16:51 GMT)

Test child for pet care readiness
Your 6-year-old is begging for a hamster, vowing that she will take care of it all by herself. But is she really ready for a pet? Ask yourself: (Mon, 26 Feb 2007 10:19:26 GMT)

Pet events
Pet photography contest: Photos will be accepted through March 31 at the Fountaindale Public Library District, 300 W. Briarcliff Road, Bolingbrook. Gather those photos of your favorite pet or stuffed animal, and enter them in the contest. Limit is two entries per participant. (Mon, 26 Feb 2007 10:19:57 GMT)

FETCH! Pet Care(TM) Expands Into Northeastern Orlando, Florida
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 Florida's Northeastern Orlando region to provide area residents with unsurpassed pet care services. This new franchise marks the 64th FETCH! Pet Care location that, in aggregate, now service almost 1,000 cities ... (Mon, 26 Feb 2007 12:30:00 GMT)

From $18,000 Ralph Lauren Pet Carriers to Organic Dog Food, the $40 Billion Pet Industry is Growing and Remains ...
MINNEAPOLIS----The pet industry may be growing by leaps and bounds, but the business itself, though a $40 billion industry, remains highly fragmented and ripe for consolidation, providing opportunities for companies and private equity investors alike. (Mon, 26 Feb 2007 15:00:00 GMT)

Two pet stylists graduate
The first class of pet stylists has graduated from LaBest Academy of Animal Arts in Edwardsville. The graduating class of February 2007 was Christine "Chris" Smith of Edwardsville and Judy Hunter of Belleville. (Mon, 26 Feb 2007 17:09:41 GMT)

Plans under way for pet supplies store at Mill Hall building
MILL HALL — This spring, a long-vacant building will come alive again with a pet and feed store and other business opportunities. (Mon, 26 Feb 2007 19:41:32 GMT)

Pet Project: Rancho and Cashmere have charming personalities to entertain new owners
Though every pet saved by SNIPSA is special, once in a while a Mr. Personality comes along. Consider Rancho and Cashmere, two feline charmers up for adoption. (Tue, 27 Feb 2007 00:34:00 GMT)

Exotic Pet Owners May Face New Regulations
Ohio is one of 11 states with no laws regulating the ownership of exotic animals. But a new bill has been introduced to change that. (Tue, 27 Feb 2007 00:38:49 GMT)

Milford man starts pet video Web site
MILFORD — Combine the silliness of David Letterman's Stupid Pet Tricks and the voyeurism of YouTube and you have a great idea for a Web site. At least Gene Giannotta hopes so. (Tue, 27 Feb 2007 05:03:00 GMT)

Pet retriever alerted family to fire
UNADILLA -- A pet Labrador retriever is credited with alerting a family of three to a fire Sunday morning that eventually destroyed their newly purchased home. (Tue, 27 Feb 2007 05:10:43 GMT)

Pet python strangles owner in Vietnam
A pet python strangled its 69-year-old owner in southern Vietnam, despite his daughter-in-law's desperate efforts to save him, police said Tuesday. (Tue, 27 Feb 2007 05:10:49 GMT)

Pet calendar
Tell pet-lover Mary Lendzion about your pet events. E-mail mlendzion@freepress.com; fax 248-351-3698, or write Suite 1070, Travelers Tower 1, 26555 Evergreen, Southfield 48076. Visit www.freep.com/calendar to see even more pet events. (Tue, 27 Feb 2007 06:56:29 GMT)

Lifepop's Stereo Pet Carrier Steals Spotlight at the Oscar's
Lifepop, LLC brings the 80’s boom box ideal back and turns it into THE accessory built for today’s fashion, technology, pet, celebrity and music-obsessed lifestyles. Lifepop introduced the new 2007 Beat Generation Stereo Pet Carrier to lucky stars visiting GBK Productions Oscar Gift Suites on February 22-23, 2007 at the legendary Roosevelt Hotel. Lifepop's Stereo Pet Carrier created excited ... (Tue, 27 Feb 2007 08:17:46 GMT)

Web Site Offers Guide for Choosing the Appropriate Pet Stroller for a Dog or Cat
The number of pet stroller options is growing. One online guide gives dog and cat companions the information they need to make the right choice. The Pet Stroller Buying Guide features information on how to select the best dog stroller or cat stroller based on each pet's unique needs. (PRWeb Feb 27, 2007) Post Comment:Trackback URL: ... (Tue, 27 Feb 2007 08:31:04 GMT)

Make your pet a star
The countdown has begun. Think you have the most darling pet around? Enter a quality photo of your pet in the Pet Idol photo contest by Saturday and learn how you could win up to $1,000 at News-Leader.com/PetIdol. (Tue, 27 Feb 2007 09:11:57 GMT)

Pet of the day
Kiss, a 2-month-old female, Hound 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, ... (Tue, 27 Feb 2007 09:33:03 GMT)

Check out reader-submitted pet photos
The Green Bay Press-Gazette is posting galleries of pet photos submitted by readers. (Tue, 27 Feb 2007 12:24:38 GMT)

Latest Cool Pet Products
Dr. Debbye Turner shared her favorites from a huge tradeshow. They range from a climate-controlled pet carrier to pooper-scoopers to self-cleaning litter boxes, and all will be in pet stores soon. (Tue, 27 Feb 2007 13:03:56 GMT)

City-run burial grounds considering a section of pet plots
WAUKESHA - Pet owners may soon have an option for what to do when Fluffy or Fido passes on. Prairie Home Cemetery, 605 S. Prairie Ave., is considering setting aside a section of the cemetery for pet burials, said David Brenner, cemetery manager. (Tue, 27 Feb 2007 14:47:59 GMT)

Rezoning to accommodate upscale pet kennel denied
A rezoning to allow a nearly $1 million pet kennel on Amity Hill Road drew a thumbs-down vote Monday night from the Rowan County Planning Board. Scott and Crystal Williams are seeking a rezoning of 4.8 acres from rural agricultural to neighborhood business. (Tue, 27 Feb 2007 15:18:57 GMT)

Pet python strangles owner
HANOI, Vietnam - A pet python strangled its 69-year-old owner, despite his daughter-in-law's desperate efforts to save him. (Tue, 27 Feb 2007 15:20:47 GMT)

Hooters girls begin pet adoption campaign
The Little Shelter Animal Adoption Center is hoping the Hooters girls will get people to look at their latest posters urgeing people to adopt a pet. (Tue, 27 Feb 2007 16:01:45 GMT)

Paul's Pet: Lou
This week's pet is Lou. He's a pure bred beagle that was abandoned at the Humane Society. Lou is good natured and curious. The Chattanooga Hamilton County Humane Society is located at 214 N. Highland Park Avenue. (Tue, 27 Feb 2007 17:31:47 GMT)

Carter county pet ordinance meets opposition
After public outrage, the Carter County Planning Commission decides to send a proposed pet ordinance back to square one. The ordinance suggested pet owners register their dogs... As well as any live warm or cold-blooded creature other than a human being. There were some exceptions. (Tue, 27 Feb 2007 22:44:42 GMT)

Milford Man Starts Pet Video Web Site
By Frank Juliano, Connecticut Post, Bridgeport Feb. 27--MILFORD -- Combine the silliness of David Letterman's Stupid Pet Tricks and the voyeurism of YouTube and you have a great idea for a Web site. At least Gene Giannotta hopes so. (Wed, 28 Feb 2007 01:28:02 GMT)

Former pet store owner ordered away from animals
A 23-year-old man, who is the former owner of a pet store, has been found guilty of a cruelty to animals charge and has been ordered not to own or possess any animals for five years. (Wed, 28 Feb 2007 04:24:09 GMT)

There's no room at pet shelters
MASON CITY — Pet shelters are full and have no room for animals displaced by the storm. (Wed, 28 Feb 2007 06:11:15 GMT)

Is your pet a winner? Submit contest pictures by today
Today is the deadline for submitting entries in the fourth annual Asbury Park Press Battle of the Pet Photographers Contest. (Wed, 28 Feb 2007 09:45:19 GMT)

Pet oxygen masks are welcome by rescuers
YULEE - What do local firefighters do when they rescue an injured family pet from a burning home? (Wed, 28 Feb 2007 11:22:18 GMT)

Former pet store owner can't have pets
MASSILLON, Ohio (AP) -- For five years there won't be any cats or dogs in the home of a former pet store owner in northeast Ohio. (Wed, 28 Feb 2007 12:34:05 GMT)

Ansonia couple give up pet chickens
(Ansonia-AP, Feb. 28, 2007 7:15 AM) _ After battling Ansonia officials more than four years over pet chickens, Karen and Brian Climis have decided to end the fight. (Wed, 28 Feb 2007 12:35:38 GMT)

Former pet store owner can't have pets
MASSILLON, Ohio For five years there won't be any cats or dogs in the home of a former pet store owner in northeast Ohio. (Wed, 28 Feb 2007 12:39:47 GMT)

Ansonia couple quit battle over pet chickens
After more than four years of battling to keep pet chickens at their home, Brian and Karen Climis have given up their fight with the Zoning Board of Appeals. (Wed, 28 Feb 2007 13:58:46 GMT)

Ansonia couple quit battle over pet chickens
After more than four years of battling to keep pet chickens at their home, Brian and Karen Climis have given up their fight with the Zoning Board of Appeals. (Wed, 28 Feb 2007 14:31:01 GMT)

More pet lovers banking doggie sperm
While professional breeders have long relied on canine semen banks to help ensure that the genes of top dogs are passed along to future generations, dog lovers everywhere increasingly are using sperm banks with the goal of eventually creating puppies with the traits of a favorite pet. (Wed, 28 Feb 2007 15:24:54 GMT)

'Puppy Lemon Law' could protect pet owners who bought sick dogs
'Puppy Lemon Law' could protect pet owners who bought sick dogs (Wed, 28 Feb 2007 21:46:52 GMT)

Potential pet owners might get lucky at Coronado Center
Potential pet owners can now combine a trip to the mall with finding a fuzzy companion. (Wed, 28 Feb 2007 21:49:01 GMT)

Help Me Find My Pet
Helping your pet find his way home. (Wed, 28 Feb 2007 22:51:47 GMT)

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