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Pet pooches wash away the blues with love
Angel For many years after my 15-year-old Shih Tzu, Taffy, passed away, I wanted another dog, but my husband said, "No more house dogs." I knew I could never keep a pet outside, so I tried to dismiss the idea, all the while yearning for one. It had been about 10 year... (Sun, 29 Jul 2007 04:13:22 GMT)

Tips for traveling with your pet
Before you take your pet along on a summer trip, consider some tips from people who know. (Sun, 29 Jul 2007 04:28:18 GMT)

Concerning animals: Is pet insurance worth the cost?
WE CAN THANK AMAZING advances in veterinary medicine, technology, improved pet foods and the fact that more cats are spayed and neutered and kept indoors now, that the little rascals are living more than the mythical "nine lives". (Sun, 29 Jul 2007 04:45:26 GMT)

Therapeutic value of pet companions rests on solid scientific ground
"A small pet animal is often an excellent companion for the sick," wrote Florence Nightingale in 1859, but it was not until a century later that scientists began documenting that claim. Clinical psychologist Boris Levinson of New York's Yeshiva... (Sun, 29 Jul 2007 10:55:46 GMT)

Send us your pet photos
The News Herald wants to feature your pets in an online photo gallery. Send photos of your pets to photos.nm@gmail.com and include who took the picture, where you live and the pet’s name. (Sun, 29 Jul 2007 14:44:49 GMT)

Firefighters save cats using pet oxygen masks
Shilo, Sage and three of their feline friends are recovering from smoke inhalation after firefighters treated them with pet oxygen masks. (Sun, 29 Jul 2007 18:43:46 GMT)

Rent-a-pet: company contracts out dogs by the day
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - FlexPetz is a company that contracts out dogs by the day to urbanites who don't have the time or space to care for a pet full-time. (Sun, 29 Jul 2007 19:40:31 GMT)

California company hawks 'shared' pet program
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - No time for a pet? Then rent one. A California company has begun offering FlexPetz, a new service for dog-lovers who just don't have the time to care for a pet, or the space. (Sun, 29 Jul 2007 19:51:35 GMT)

California company hawks 'shared' pet program
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - No time for a pet? Then rent one. A California company has begun offering FlexPetz, a new service for dog-lovers who just don't have the time to care for a pet, or the space. (Sun, 29 Jul 2007 19:57:17 GMT)

California company hawks 'shared' pet program
Associated Press - July 29, 2007 3:43 PM ET SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - No time for a pet? Then rent one. A California company has begun offering FlexPetz, a new service for dog-lovers who... (Sun, 29 Jul 2007 19:57:27 GMT)

California company hawks 'shared' pet program
Associated Press - July 29, 2007 3:43 PM ET SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - No time for a pet? Then rent one. A California company has begun offering FlexPetz, a new service for dog-lovers who... (Sun, 29 Jul 2007 19:58:13 GMT)

S.F. Company Lets You Rent-A-Pet
From the state that popularized purse puppies, drive-thru dog washes and gourmet dog food delivery comes the latest in canine convenience -- a company that contracts out dogs by the day to urbanites without the time or space to care for a pet full-time. More Local News Get CBS13 Video On Your Cell Phone (Sun, 29 Jul 2007 20:10:00 GMT)

No Time for a Pet? Rent One
From the state that popularized purse puppies, drive-thru dog washes and gourmet dog food delivery comes the latest in canine convenience -- a company that contracts out dogs by the day to urbanites without the time or space to care for a pet full-time. (Sun, 29 Jul 2007 21:01:12 GMT)

Calif. Company Offers Part-Time Pet Ownership
From the state that popularized purse puppies, comes a company that contracts out dogs by the day to urbanites without the time or space to care for a pet full-time. (Sun, 29 Jul 2007 22:24:10 GMT)

No time? No space? Rent a pet
Only in California ... for now: From the state that popularized purse puppies, drive-through dog washes and gourmet dog food delivery comes the latest in canine convenience -- a company that contracts out dogs by the day to urbanites without the time or space to care for a pet full time. Just like a gym membership? FlexPetz founder Marlena Cervantes, 32, bristles when people refer to her ... (Mon, 30 Jul 2007 02:03:29 GMT)

Pet owners find hope in Internet site
The days of painting posters and traveling around the city in an attempt to find a lost pet is becoming a thing of the past. “They don’t work,” said Katrina Suits. “People don’t read signs.” (Mon, 30 Jul 2007 02:53:33 GMT)

Several options exist for going on vacation without taking your pet
When taking a vacation, and you can’t take your pet along, what should you do? Leave your pet at home: Your pet would probably prefer to stay home in the environment in which he is already familiar. (Mon, 30 Jul 2007 03:04:31 GMT)

INSURANCE: Do homework now for pet policy
An important pet insurance question and answer from Laura Bennett, a pet life and health actuary who recently started a pet insurance firm: (Mon, 30 Jul 2007 07:11:34 GMT)

Rent-a-pet service catches on with busy Californians
From the state that popularized purse puppies, drive-thru dog washes and gourmet dog food delivery comes the latest in canine convenience -- a company that contracts out dogs by the day to urbanites without the time or space to care for a pet full time. Marlena Cervantes, founder of FlexPetz, bristles when people refer to her five-month-old business as a rent-a-pet service. She prefers the term ... (Mon, 30 Jul 2007 08:02:51 GMT)

Service lets you pay for time with a dog -- but don't call it rent-a-pet
SAN FRANCISCO -- From the state that popularized purse puppies, drive-thru dog washes, and gourmet dog food delivery comes the latest in canine convenience: a company that contracts out dogs by the day to urbanites without the time or space to care for a pet full time. (Mon, 30 Jul 2007 08:41:13 GMT)

Girls and boys get a pet care lesson
A Wigan pet store has been teaching youngsters about caring for their rabbits. (30/07/2007 12:00:35) (Mon, 30 Jul 2007 11:12:18 GMT)

No Time For A Pet? Share One!
From the state that popularized purse puppies, drive-thru dog washes and gourmet dog food delivery comes the latest in canine convenience —a company that contracts out dogs by the day to urbanites without the time or space to care for a pet full-time. (Mon, 30 Jul 2007 12:07:28 GMT)

America's growing pet economy 
Pet owners are becoming increasingly demanding consumers who won't put up with substandard products, unstimulating environments, or shoddy service for their animals. (Mon, 30 Jul 2007 12:09:09 GMT)

Supermarkets See Future In Niche Pet Products
In Friday\'s edition of Talking Retail Juliet Morrison addresses the current position of pet food and petcare products.. Monday 30 July 2007 (Mon, 30 Jul 2007 12:15:38 GMT)

Health Tip: When a Pet Dies
(HealthDay News) -- The death of a pet is a significant loss to every member of the family, but it can be particularly difficult for young children. (Mon, 30 Jul 2007 13:01:32 GMT)

Busy? Rent a pet
California company contracts out pooches as part-time pets for people who lack time, space to care for canine From the state that popularized purse puppies, drive-through dog washes and gourmet dog food delivery comes the latest in canine convenience -- a company that contracts out dogs by the day to urbanites without the time or space to care for a pet full time. (Mon, 30 Jul 2007 13:23:56 GMT)

Muslims protest over pet food factory that could 'rain down' pork
A group of Muslims have opposed plans for a pet food factory to be built as possible pork emissions will violate their religious rights (Mon, 30 Jul 2007 17:01:45 GMT)

Review: Pet Alien
Pet Alien is a zany television cartoon that revolves around the lives of five bizarre aliens and their human friend, Tommy. (Mon, 30 Jul 2007 18:36:00 GMT)

Bill seeks to expose pet projects
Lawmakers pushing pet projects would have to shed more light on stealthy spending under legislation that Congress' Democratic leaders will try to push through the House and Senate this week. (Mon, 30 Jul 2007 18:41:07 GMT)

Some Democrats Would Expose Pet Projects
Lawmakers pushing pet projects would have to shed more light on stealthy spending under legislation that Congress' Democratic leaders will try to move through the House and Senate this week. (Mon, 30 Jul 2007 19:07:28 GMT)

US Democrats' Ethics Bill To Shine More Light On Pet Projects
WASHINGTON (AP)--Lawmakers pushing pet projects would have to shed more light on stealthy spending under legislation that the U.S. Congress' Democratic leaders will try to move through the House and Senate this week. (Mon, 30 Jul 2007 19:46:42 GMT)

Some Democrats Would Expose Pet Projects
Lawmakers pushing pet projects would have to shed more light on stealthy spending under legislation that Congress' Democratic leaders will try to move through the House and Senate this week. (Mon, 30 Jul 2007 20:08:01 GMT)

Pet owner riled by shooting
A callous shooting in the Gleniti area on Friday has left a beloved pet minus a leg and a Timaru woman looking for answers. (Mon, 30 Jul 2007 20:11:32 GMT)

Some Democrats would expose pet projects
Lawmakers pushing pet projects would have to shed more light on stealthy spending under legislation that Democratic leaders will try to move through the House and Senate this week. (Mon, 30 Jul 2007 20:54:51 GMT)

Democratic ethics bill would shine more light on pet projects
WASHINGTON, 10:33 a.m. July 30 (AP): Lawmakers pushing pet projects would have to shed more light on stealthy spending under legislation that Congress' Democratic leaders will try to push through the House and Senate this week. (Mon, 30 Jul 2007 21:41:16 GMT)

Some Democrats would expose pet projects
Lawmakers pushing pet projects would have to shed more light on stealthy spending under legislation that Democratic leaders will try to move through the House and Senate this week. (Mon, 30 Jul 2007 22:00:15 GMT)

Pet Valu Canada and Pet Valu face possible lawsuit over contaminated pet food
MARKHAM, Ont. (CP) - Pet Valu Canada Inc. (TSX:PVC) and its U.S. parent company Pet Valu Inc. are facing a possible class action lawsuit over allegations concerning the manufacture and sale of pet food products alleged to contain tainted ingredients. (Mon, 30 Jul 2007 22:19:41 GMT)

Too busy for a full-time pet? You can soon rent a dog by the day
Dog lovers who do not have the time or space to keep a full-time pet are being offered the chance to hire a part-time one. (Mon, 30 Jul 2007 23:59:32 GMT)

Pet cemetery move delayed to mid-August
The Roanoke Valley Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals has delayed plans to transfer pet remains buried decades ago in Roanoke. The move will be postponed from Aug. 1 to mid-August, the SPCA's executive director William Watson said. (Tue, 31 Jul 2007 05:34:35 GMT)

House OKs bill to shed more light on funding pet projects
The House voted overwhelmingly today to require lawmakers to disclose more details of their bids to fund pet projects and their fundraising help from lobbyists. (Tue, 31 Jul 2007 05:36:06 GMT)

Pet-for-a-day service for those who can't commit
From the state that popularized purse puppies, drive-thru dog washes and gourmet dog food delivery comes the latest in canine convenience -- a company that contracts out dogs by the day to city dwellers without the time or space to care for a pet full time. Marlena Cervantes, founder of FlexPetz, bristles when people refer to her 5-month-old business as a rent-a-pet service. She prefers the term ... (Tue, 31 Jul 2007 07:06:49 GMT)

FETCH! Pet Care(TM) Expands Into Texas' Fort Bend Region
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 Texas' Fort Bend region to provide area residents with unsurpassed pet care services. This new franchise marks the 89th FETCH! Pet Care location that, in aggregate, now service more than 7,500 active clients ... (Tue, 31 Jul 2007 12:30:00 GMT)

Pataskala girl bitten by pet snake
PATASKALA — A 17-year-old girl was bitten by her pet snake this weekend. The incident occurred at about 2 p.m. Sunday at her house, 1049 Legacy Lane, Pataskala. (Tue, 31 Jul 2007 12:41:31 GMT)

New High End Automatic Pet Feeding Solution Promises to Keep Pets Trim, Healthy, and Relaxed
Pillar Pet Products has just introduced an upscale, automatic pet feeding appliance that promises to maximize the value of premium or prescription dry pet food by dispensing it in precise, preprogrammed portions throughout the day. (Tue, 31 Jul 2007 13:06:00 GMT)

Humane Society Concerned About Flexpets Rent a Pet
Would you ever consider renting a pet? A new company is offering that service in California. But some people aren't too happy about the idea. Flexpets is a California company that rents pets by the day, week, month or year to people wanting pet, albeit on a less than permanent basis. (Tue, 31 Jul 2007 13:14:13 GMT)

Editorial: A reminder for pet lovers
The term pet lovers, for some, is often a negative description. Not for us. We often hear from local folks who love their pets, either via our own human interest features or letters to the editor. (Tue, 31 Jul 2007 13:25:05 GMT)

Send us your pet photos
The News Herald wants to feature your pets in an online photo gallery. Send photos of your pets to photos.nm@gmail.com and include who took the picture, where you live and the pet’s name. (Tue, 31 Jul 2007 14:43:17 GMT)

House passes bill to shine more light on pet projects, fundraising
The House voted overwhelmingly Tuesday to require lawmakers to disclose more details of their bids to fund pet projects and their fundraising help from lobbyists, a package that some groups call the most significant congressional reforms in years. (Tue, 31 Jul 2007 16:16:24 GMT)

House passes bill to shine more light on pet projects, fundraising
The House voted overwhelmingly Tuesday to require lawmakers to disclose more details of their bids to fund pet projects and their fundraising help from lobbyists. (Tue, 31 Jul 2007 16:17:38 GMT)

Too busy for a pet? Look no further
SAN FRANCISCO -- From the state that popularized purse puppies, drive-thru dog washes and gourmet dog food delivery comes the latest in canine convenience -- a company that contracts out dogs by the day to urbanites without the time or space to care for a pet full time. (Tue, 31 Jul 2007 17:32:17 GMT)

House OKs Pet Project, Fundraising Regulations
The House voted overwhelmingly Tuesday to require lawmakers to disclose more details of their bids to fund pet projects and their fundraising help from lobbyists. CBS News Interactive: Wheeling & Deeling CBS News Interactive: 110th Congress (Tue, 31 Jul 2007 18:30:00 GMT)

Pet owners cautioned about hot weather
As summer temperatures begin to climb across the Central Coast, Santa Barbara County Animal Services are reminding pet owners to keep their pets cool and out of the heat as much as possible. (Tue, 31 Jul 2007 19:15:08 GMT)

Health Tip: When a Pet Dies
Title: Health Tip: When a Pet Dies Category: Health News Created: 7/31/2007 2:00:00 AM Last Editorial Review: 7/31/2007 (Tue, 31 Jul 2007 19:42:24 GMT)

Bill would expose 'pet project' funds
Lawmakers pushing pet projects would have to shed more light on stealthy spending under legislation that Democratic leaders will try to move through the House and Senate this week. (Tue, 31 Jul 2007 20:22:26 GMT)

Paul's Pet: Buster
This week's pet is Buster, a calm, cool and collected schnauzer mix. Buster will not get much bigger than he is now and he will make a great pet for someone. (Tue, 31 Jul 2007 20:57:34 GMT)

Disney Picks Up Pet Robots
Disney has picked up feature rights to the graphic novel Pet Robots and set it up with Chris Bender and JC Spink through their Benderspink production company, reports Variety . (Tue, 31 Jul 2007 22:23:04 GMT)

Business Lets Busy People Become Part-Time Pet Owners
FlexPetz, a Southern California-based business, allows people to pay a fee and "rent" a pet for a limited amount of time. (Tue, 31 Jul 2007 22:27:52 GMT)

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