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Pet project
At this time of year, it is not uncommon for area animal shelters or organizations to hear from families looking to adopt a pet. (Mon, 01 Dec 2008 06:06:02 GMT)

PetzMD.com Launches December 1, 2008 and Changes the Face of Online Pet Health Care
PetzMD.com, an innovative online pet health care website, was unveiled today by Austin pet owners Tina Cannon and Christi Scovel. PetzMD.com features an A to Z reference library for illnesses, ailments and diseases along with their exclusive Z Symptom Checker™, a simple and easy-to-navigate database designed to provide quick answers for pet owners worried about their pet's health and/or behavior. (Mon, 01 Dec 2008 07:01:00 GMT)

PetzMD.com Launches December 1, 2008 and Changes the Face of Online Pet Health Care
PetzMD.com, an innovative online pet health care website, was unveiled today by Austin pet owners Tina Cannon and Christi Scovel. PetzMD.com features an A to Z reference library for illnesses, ailments and diseases along with their exclusive Z Symptom Checker™, a simple and easy-to-navigate database designed to provide quick answers for pet owners worried about their pet's health and/or ... (Mon, 01 Dec 2008 08:08:57 GMT)

Pet adoption this Saturday in Liberty
The LMS Stars are helping the Liberty Animal Control with the Pet Adoption Day, Saturday, Nov. 22, 2008 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the corner of N. Main and Grand streets in Liberty. (Mon, 01 Dec 2008 09:10:41 GMT)

Sammy's Pet for Adoption Dec. 1, 2008
Sammy's Pet for Adoption Dec. 1, 2008 (Mon, 01 Dec 2008 10:52:16 GMT)

Caring for Your Pet on a Budget
(ARA) - Most people consider a pet a member of the family -- and for good reason. Pets offer companionship, amusement and unconditional love. Studies support that owning a pet offers a multitude of emotional and overall health rewards. (Mon, 01 Dec 2008 11:24:43 GMT)

Pet project
At this time of year, it is not uncommon for area animal shelters or organizations to hear from families looking to adopt a pet. For some, a puppy or older dog represents the perfect holiday gift. (Mon, 01 Dec 2008 13:55:13 GMT)

Nationwide study confirms PET as the most powerful imaging tool in cancer management
( Society of Nuclear Medicine ) With the most recent release of data from the National Oncologic PET Registry, researchers may have reached the moment of critical mass by confirming the effectiveness of positron emission tomography in the monitoring of tumor activity across a wide range of cancers. In the article, researchers reported results by cancer type for the first two years of data ... (Mon, 01 Dec 2008 15:29:09 GMT)

Nationwide study confirms PET as the most powerful imaging tool in cancer management
With the most recent release of data from the National Oncologic PET Registry (NOPR), researchers may have reached the moment of critical mass by confirming the effectiveness of positron emission tomography (PET) in the monitoring of tumor activity across a wide range of cancers. (Mon, 01 Dec 2008 16:06:09 GMT)

Organic foods at new Arrowhead pet store
Choice Pet Market recently opened in the Village at Arrowhead shopping center, near 67th Avenue and Loop 101. (Mon, 01 Dec 2008 17:01:46 GMT)

Grant Provides Pet Friendly Plates
"I'm Pet Friendly", read the new license plates now available through a grant program administered by the Missouri Department of Agriculture. (Mon, 01 Dec 2008 17:39:50 GMT)

Pet horse prompts call for new animal ordinance
A little horse is causing a big commotion in one central Kentucky city. Samuel and Crystal Elam of Danville are keeping a miniature horse in their front yard, prompting angry neighbors to ask the Danville City Commission to update its pet ordinance. Neighbor Doris Burton told The Advocate-Messenger that the animal could hurt property values in the subdivision and shouldn't be allowed. The ... (Mon, 01 Dec 2008 19:12:48 GMT)

Pet horse prompts call for new animal ordinance
DANVILLE, Ky. (AP) - A little horse is causing a big commotion in one central Kentucky city. Samuel and Crystal Elam of Danville are keeping a miniature horse in their front yard, prompting angry neighbors to ask the Danville City Commission to update its pet ordinance. (Mon, 01 Dec 2008 19:27:31 GMT)

Cat adoption at Pet Smart in Bridgewater
People for Animals, a nonprofit animal welfare organization serving New Jersey, will sponsor pet adoption events from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 13 and Sunday, Dec. 14 at the PETsMART store in Bridgewater's Promenade Mall, at the intersection of Route 28 and Interstate 287. (Mon, 01 Dec 2008 21:10:12 GMT)

$900 Parrot Stolen From Pet Store
WAUKESHA, Wis. -- A $900 parrot was stolen from a pet store in Waukesha. Waukesha police said someone opened the bottom of the cage at Waukesha Pet World and took the parrot on Nov. 20. (Mon, 01 Dec 2008 21:20:19 GMT)

Family suspicious after pet becomes fourth dog to die at groomer
The Knoxville family of a pet beagle that mysteriously died while being given a bath at a local pet groomer now is only more suspicious in light of several other animal deaths at the business. (Mon, 01 Dec 2008 21:29:21 GMT)

Family suspicious after pet becomes fourth dog to die at groomer
The Knoxville family of a pet beagle that mysteriously died while being given a bath at a local pet groomer now is only more suspicious in light of several other animal deaths at the business. (Mon, 01 Dec 2008 21:37:28 GMT)

PET scans for cancer detection
A new study says PET scans are one of the most effective tools in finding cancer. (Mon, 01 Dec 2008 21:51:23 GMT)

Cat adoption at Pet Smart in Bridgewater
People for Animals, a nonprofit animal welfare organization serving New Jersey, will sponsor pet adoption events from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 13 and Sunday, Dec. 14 at the PETsMART store in Bridgewater's Promenade Mall, at the intersection of Route 28 and Interstate 287. (Mon, 01 Dec 2008 22:36:12 GMT)

Two Charged With Arson, Killing Family Pet
Sequatchie County Sheriff Ronnie Hitchcock says they have charged two people with arson after they destroyed a home and killed the family's pet dog. He says it happened Nov. 27 at 3108 Hwy US 127 on Signal Mountain. (Tue, 02 Dec 2008 02:39:46 GMT)

Pet Photos with Santa Claus
The Frontenac Mall is holding its annual pet photos with Santa Claus each Monday in December until Christmas. Part of the proceeds from the sale [...] (Tue, 02 Dec 2008 03:02:51 GMT)

Pet project
At this time of year, it is not uncommon for area animal shelters or organizations to hear from families looking to adopt a pet. For some, a puppy or older dog represents the perfect holiday gift. (Tue, 02 Dec 2008 03:16:24 GMT)

Shelter has much to offer pet lovers
There are about 50 dogs and 60 cats that are in need of homes from the Pet Adoption Center. (Tue, 02 Dec 2008 04:27:29 GMT)

‘Living will' for pet lets caretaker know options
It's a pet owner's nightmare: You are out of town, you've left your pet with a friend. Your pet gets sick or has a life-threatening condition. Awful for you, but imagine being the caretaker. (Tue, 02 Dec 2008 06:59:13 GMT)

Save money and help your pet
Sure, you could cut down on the number of pet toys you buy, but there are many other practical ways to cut the cost of pet care in these challenging economic times. (Tue, 02 Dec 2008 07:52:24 GMT)

PET CALENDAR
Pet pictures with Santa: 10:30 a.m. Dec. 6, Heritage Bluffs Clubhouse, 24355 W. Bluff Road, Channahon. A professional photographer will be available and will be offering picture package options. (Tue, 02 Dec 2008 10:23:41 GMT)

Pet adoption this Saturday in Liberty
The LMS Stars are helping the Liberty Animal Control with the Pet Adoption Day, Saturday, Nov. 22, 2008 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the corner of N. Main and Grand streets in Liberty. (Tue, 02 Dec 2008 10:23:48 GMT)

'i’m Pet Friendly' License Plates Help Fund Animal Population Control Program
Each sale of the “I’m Pet Friendly” license plate will donate $20 to the Missouri Pet Spay/Neuter Fund administered by MDA. (Tue, 02 Dec 2008 11:27:53 GMT)

Deming Animal Guardians presents 'For Pet's Sake II'
Deming Animal Guardians will host "For Pet's Sake II" from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday at B & D Outback Framing, 2111 Columbus Road, next to the Deming Animal Clinic. (Tue, 02 Dec 2008 13:12:09 GMT)

Barack Obama interested in taking British cancer sufferer's puppy as a pet
A cancer sufferer who wanted to re-home his dog was amazed when U.S. President-elect Barack Obama said he would be interested in making the dog his family pet. (Tue, 02 Dec 2008 13:13:56 GMT)

Nationwide Study Confirms PET As The Most Powerful Imaging Tool In Cancer Management
With the most recent release of data from the National Oncologic PET Registry (NOPR), researchers may have reached the moment of critical mass by confirming the effectiveness of positron emission tomography (PET) in the monitoring of tumor activity across a wide range of cancers. (Tue, 02 Dec 2008 14:20:50 GMT)

Pet Photos With Santa
Michael Lea/The Whig-Standard A nine-week-old puppy named Charlie gets a close look at Santa Claus during the annual pet photos with Santa event Monday night [...] (Tue, 02 Dec 2008 15:33:01 GMT)

Pet Pause: What to do when ‘itch-switch’ turns on
Itchy skin is frustrating for pets, pet owners and veterinarians. Obviously the pet is bothered and spends lots of energy scratching and licking, rubbing and chewing. The pet owner gets to listen to all of this commotion and might lose sleep, concentration and patience. (Tue, 02 Dec 2008 15:34:27 GMT)

Support Pet Adoption League through its Tree of Lights
OXFORD -- The Pet Adoption League is celebrating its 71st year anniversary this year and is need of support more than ever. No one at PAL receives a salary, and every penny raised goes to cover food, boarding and vet... (Tue, 02 Dec 2008 15:42:03 GMT)

Pet Horse Prompts Call For New Animal Ordinance
DANVILLE, Ky. (AP) - A little horse is causing a big commotion in one central Kentucky city. Samuel and Crystal Elam of Danville are keeping a miniature horse in their front yard, prompting angry neighbors to ask the Danville City Commission to update its pet ordinance. (Tue, 02 Dec 2008 18:13:36 GMT)

Looking for a great pet gift? Think Portland Saturday Market
Portland Saturday Market has lots of pet gifts, including beautiful dog coats from Sewing VenturesI wrote a column last week about fabulous gifts for the four-footed family members. Not all the great ideas can fit into one column, so between... (Tue, 02 Dec 2008 18:48:33 GMT)

Animal Defense League Holds Holiday Pet Sale
You can adopt any pet over 4-months old for just $12.25 from now until Christmas Eve. (Tue, 02 Dec 2008 18:53:45 GMT)

Pet regulation gets another look
A change to the City of Beloit pet regulations came one step closer to approval Monday night when the Beloit City Council heard the first reading of a new ordinance. (Tue, 02 Dec 2008 18:59:12 GMT)

Pet Pantry Opens Up To Help Animals In Need
One Colorado Springs woman hopes to open a pet pantry, a food bank for man's best friend, out of her own home. (Tue, 02 Dec 2008 19:50:54 GMT)

Live_Online: Giving a Pet a Home at the Holidays
The Sacramento SPCA has a special "Home for the Holidays" price incentive to adopt pets this time of the year but still urges that bringing a new pet into the household should be a thoughtful decision. (Tue, 02 Dec 2008 21:27:28 GMT)

Pet Photos with Santa fundraiser begins tonight
The Humane Society of the Black Hills’ annual Pet Photos With Santa fundraiser kicks off Tuesday night from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Safe Haven Pet Resort, 3401 S. Highway 79. (Tue, 02 Dec 2008 23:45:54 GMT)

Pet program slated at Edison Library
The Edison Township Public Library, 340 Plainfield Ave., will have a program where children can read to dogs and cats at 10 a.m. Dec. 13. The child can read a book offered by the librarian to the pet for 15 minutes. Siblings can share a 15-minute spot if they are registered. (Wed, 03 Dec 2008 01:15:11 GMT)

Tell us what you think: How do you check out pet-related businesses?
So how do you check out pet-related businesses? When it comes to pet groomers and daycares, how do you make sure your animal is safe, or do you even worry about it? (Wed, 03 Dec 2008 01:36:16 GMT)

Kudos and thanks to pet-loving pilots
Kudos and thanks to pet-loving pilots Lindsay Pollard-Post - Holland, Mich. Kudos and thanks to pet-loving pilots I applaud the compassionate pilots who donate their time, talent and money to give shelter dogs a second chance at finding a home... (Wed, 03 Dec 2008 05:08:00 GMT)

Potty training puppy confuses pet and people
Drain your pet. Our friends who did emergency dog-sitting recently for folks with a death in the family ran into a new wrinkle in pet care. The departing dog owners brought along a gizmo called a "Piddle Pad," which you're supposed to put in your shower for the dog to pee on. (Wed, 03 Dec 2008 05:10:59 GMT)

Pet of the Week
Mr. French is the pet of the week. He is about 1 year old. He is outgoing and very handsome. He has had a tough first year, as he was found with a broken leg in a trash bin. One of our wonderful veterinarians did very involved surgery, and after physical therapy, Mr. French is — with the exception of a slight limp — as good as new. He really appreciates his second chance, and would like to be ... (Wed, 03 Dec 2008 05:16:58 GMT)

$900 parrot stolen from pet store
WAUKESHA, Wis., Dec. 3 (UPI) -- Police in Waukesha, Wis., say a $900 blue Quaker parrot was stolen from a locked cage at a local pet store. (Wed, 03 Dec 2008 05:56:48 GMT)

Save money and help your pet
Sure, you could cut down on the number of pet toys you buy, but there are many other practical ways to cut the cost of pet care in these challenging economic times. (Wed, 03 Dec 2008 06:37:25 GMT)

Pet shop code will eventually be mandatory: vet group
The head of the Australian Veterinary Association in Queensland says she expects that a new code of practice for the state's pet shops will eventually become mandatory. (Wed, 03 Dec 2008 09:02:00 GMT)

Pet Photos with Santa fundraiser begins tonight
The Humane Society of the Black Hills’ annual Pet Photos With Santa fundraiser kicks off Tuesday night from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Safe Haven Pet Resort, 3401 S. Highway 79. (Wed, 03 Dec 2008 09:51:07 GMT)

Pet adoption this Saturday in Liberty
The LMS Stars are helping the Liberty Animal Control with the Pet Adoption Day, Saturday, Nov. 22, 2008 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the corner of N. Main and Grand streets in Liberty. (Wed, 03 Dec 2008 10:32:03 GMT)

Caring for Your Pet on a Budget
(ARA) - Most people consider a pet a member of the family -- and for good reason. Pets offer companionship, amusement and unconditional love. Studies support that owning a pet offers a multitude of emotional and overall health rewards. (Wed, 03 Dec 2008 11:23:10 GMT)

PET DOG TRAINING CLASSES
Non competitive classes for pet dogs, Puppy socialisation classes, Certified experienced P.D.T.I. instructor, Private tuition and behavioural training. (Wed, 03 Dec 2008 12:09:42 GMT)

PET Adoption Fair places 13 pets
By Carla Allen THE COAST GUARD NovaNewsNow.com With the Beulah Burman Memorial Animal Shelter closed and up for sale because of prohibitive operating costs, the PET Project branch of the organization has come up with a creative event to help find permanent homes for the animals it has been placing in foster care. On Nov... (Wed, 03 Dec 2008 12:13:09 GMT)

Pet Photos with Santa fundraiser begins tonight
The Humane Society of the Black Hills’ annual Pet Photos With Santa fundraiser kicks off Tuesday night from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Safe Haven Pet Resort, 3401 S. Highway 79. (Wed, 03 Dec 2008 13:06:05 GMT)

PET Beverage Bottle can be filled at temperatures to 185°F.
Available in 12 and 20 oz. sizes, PET beverage bottle is suited for juices, isotonics, sports drinks, teas, and dairy beverages. Both containers are molded of monolayer PET resin and feature 38 mm VAJ neck. Measuring 6.5 in. high and 2.482 in. in dia, 12 oz. container weighs 27 g. Measuring 7.992 in. high and 2.880 in. in dia, 20 oz. container weighs 36 g. Ribs and panels provide strength and ... (Wed, 03 Dec 2008 14:08:59 GMT)

Shelter has much to offer pet lovers
There are about 50 dogs and 60 cats that are in need of homes from the Pet Adoption Center. (Wed, 03 Dec 2008 15:27:29 GMT)

Experts offer holiday pet safety tips
JONESBORO — The tinsel on the tree sure looks nice, but experts warn to use it sparingly if you want to avoid an emergency trip to the veterinarian’s office with the family pet this holiday season. (Wed, 03 Dec 2008 15:32:47 GMT)

Pet Pause: What to do when ‘itch-switch’ turns on
Itchy skin is frustrating for pets, pet owners and veterinarians. Obviously the pet is bothered and spends lots of energy scratching and licking, rubbing and chewing. The pet owner gets to listen to all of this commotion and might lose sleep, concentration and patience. (Wed, 03 Dec 2008 15:33:43 GMT)

Pet regulation gets another look
A change to the City of Beloit pet regulations came one step closer to approval Monday night when the Beloit City Council heard the first reading of a new ordinance. (Wed, 03 Dec 2008 15:44:12 GMT)

SPCA of Monterey County, Salvation Army hold Holiday Pet Food & Toy Drive
The SPCA for Monterey County’s Pet Food Bank provides pet food, supplies, and toys to individuals and families in need who have pets. During the holiday season, The SPCA has partnered with the Salvation Army Good Samaritan Center to distribute pet food to families in need in Monterey County. (Wed, 03 Dec 2008 19:45:32 GMT)

Bob Shallit: New pet hospital goes for 4-star status
Veterinarian Ken Schenck has examined "at least 50" animal hospitals across the country. The one he's about to start building at Meadowview Road and Freeport Boulevard Road in south Sacramento, he says, will be leader of the pack. "It won't look like an animal hospital," says Dr. Schenck, who has run Mueller Pet Medical Center near Sac Executive Airport for the past 30 years. "It will look ... (Wed, 03 Dec 2008 20:09:43 GMT)

Michele Hanson: Just 'removing' her is not enough. In the pet shop, they're baying for Sharon Shoesmith's blood
More news from the local pet shop. I'm in there buying my dog biscuits, when in comes another shopper who knows the name of Baby P's mother. She tells me who it is. She's been telling everybody who the mother is - her hope is that everybody will tell everybody else, so that soon the world will know and the mother will be in big trouble. She says that crowds are clamouring outside the ... (Wed, 03 Dec 2008 22:48:49 GMT)

Shelter has much to offer pet lovers
There are about 50 dogs and 60 cats that are in need of homes from the Pet Adoption Center. (Thu, 04 Dec 2008 00:42:29 GMT)

‘Pepsi’ wins Hill’s Pet Slimmer of the Year
A big effort from a fussy little southern dog called Pepsi has gained her the title of Hill’s Pet Slimmer of the Year 2008 and a year’s worth of Hill’s weight maintenance food plus other prizes. (Thu, 04 Dec 2008 00:48:19 GMT)

Prison Pet program holds its annual graduation ceremony
The Prison Pet Partnership Program held graduation ceremonies at the Washington Corrections Center for Women last month. Three clients posed with their service dogs: Kelli Sullivan of Bremerton with Karma, Cheryl Marks of Olympia with Alaska and Kayla Rochelle of Bremerton with Stella. (Thu, 04 Dec 2008 01:07:32 GMT)

Sacramento Pet Store Fire Called Suspicious
A fire at a Sacramento pet store is being called "suspicious," fire crews say. (Thu, 04 Dec 2008 01:21:00 GMT)

2009 Pet Calendar
SUMMIT COUNTY - The people have once again spoken and the cutest pet photos have been chosen for Summit County's hottest calendar. (Thu, 04 Dec 2008 03:27:36 GMT)

Group urges people to rescue a pet for the holidays Humane League of Lake Lanier will deliver adopted furry friend on ...
Dec. 13, at PETsMART in Flowery Branch, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 20, at PETsMART in Alpharetta, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Pet care seminars are set for 11 a.m. Dec. 18 at the Family Pet Obedience School in Cumming and 2 p.m. Dec. 21 at Rucker Horse and Pet in Cumming. (Thu, 04 Dec 2008 04:39:58 GMT)

Pet photos with Santa to benefit MSPCA
METHUEN — The Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is offering pet photos with Santa on Saturdays, Dec. 6 and Dec. 13. Santa will be stopping by the Small Animal Shelter at Nevins Farm, 400 Broadway, from noon to 4 p.m. (Thu, 04 Dec 2008 05:16:45 GMT)

Pet as a Christmas gift isn't a good idea
Every year I struggle over whether to support the Home 4 the Holidays program or argue against bringing a new pet into your home this time of year. (Thu, 04 Dec 2008 06:05:44 GMT)

Pet Photos with Santa fundraiser begins tonight
The Humane Society of the Black Hills’ annual Pet Photos With Santa fundraiser kicks off Tuesday night from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Safe Haven Pet Resort, 3401 S. Highway 79. (Thu, 04 Dec 2008 07:05:09 GMT)

Former Pet of the Week
To adopt: Apply in person at the Humane Society of Missouri's Chesterfield Valley Center at Boone's Crossing. Hours and directions at www.hsmo.org. Former Pet of the Week Iris, a 1-year-old border collie mix, remains available for adoption. (Thu, 04 Dec 2008 09:17:11 GMT)

Get your pet’s photo with Santa
Pet owners can get their pet's photo taken with Santa at Petco in Coralville from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday and Dec. 13. (Thu, 04 Dec 2008 09:35:21 GMT)

Get pet photos with Santa Claus
Pet photos with Santa will be taken from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday, Dec. 8, and Tuesday, Dec. 16, at Forest Malls Center Court. (Thu, 04 Dec 2008 10:31:20 GMT)

Pet Calendar: East Edition
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Petco, 9745 Mission Gorge Road, Santee. Sponsor: It's the Pits Dog Rescue, itsthepits.org. Dogs for adoption, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Pet People, 8011 University Ave., La Mesa. Sponsor: Four Paws Coonhound Rescue, fourpawsrescue.petfinder.com. (Thu, 04 Dec 2008 11:19:19 GMT)

Support shelter with Pet-a-Day planner
The Royal Oak Animal Shelter's Pet-a-Day 2009 planner makes a thoughtful gift. Featuring 300 pictures of shelter animals and pets submitted by shelter supporters, the $15 planner is for sale at Wild Birds Unlimited, 28558 Woodward Ave.; the Aquarium Shop, 504 N. Main St.; and the shelter, 1515 N. Edgeworth, all in Royal Oak. Animals are waiting at the shelter and their only wish is a family to ... (Thu, 04 Dec 2008 11:31:43 GMT)

Caring for Your Pet on a Budget
(ARA) - Most people consider a pet a member of the family -- and for good reason. Pets offer companionship, amusement and unconditional love. Studies support that owning a pet offers a multitude of emotional and overall health rewards. (Thu, 04 Dec 2008 11:38:09 GMT)

Exotic Pet Shop Targeted by Thieves Three Times
A pet shop owner has most of his stolen exotic animals back, after his shop became the target of thieves not once, not twice, but three times. (Thu, 04 Dec 2008 14:49:46 GMT)

Get Your Pet's Picture Taken With Santa
You can get your picture of your pet with Santa and help the Animal Defense League at the same time. (Thu, 04 Dec 2008 14:53:45 GMT)

$600 Bird Stolen From Pet Store
A man forced open a locked aviary at a Central Florida pet store and stole a $600 bird, police say. (Thu, 04 Dec 2008 15:09:45 GMT)

Surveillance Shows Bird Thief At Pet Store
ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, Fla. -- Altamonte Springs police hope that surveillance video will help them find the man that stole a bird from a pet store. (Thu, 04 Dec 2008 15:18:23 GMT)

$600 Bird Stolen From Local Pet Store
A man is accused of stealing an expensive bird at a local pet store. (Thu, 04 Dec 2008 17:03:13 GMT)

Pet of the Week: Pumpkin
Pumpkin the poodle is this week's Pet of the Week. (Thu, 04 Dec 2008 17:06:51 GMT)

Pet Shoppe photo shoots to benefit Vest-a-Dog
LAKEVILLE — Dave Carlson, manager of The Pet Food Shoppe on Rte. 44, has announced that Massachusetts Vest-a-Dog, Inc. will be the recipient of the "Helping Paws For The Holdays" fund-raiser, which runs through Dec. 24. (Thu, 04 Dec 2008 17:10:23 GMT)

Humane Society, MRDD are partners in pet care
Humane Society, MRDD are partners in pet care (Thu, 04 Dec 2008 18:18:19 GMT)

New pet store getting noticed
Wallaceburg's newest pet store may not be large, but it has a lot of variety. Owned by Stacey Purdy, Polly's Pet Shop has been open [...] (Thu, 04 Dec 2008 18:58:04 GMT)

Altercation erupts over pet’s death in Maine
TURNER, Maine — Police say a man was beaten with a pipe and shots were fired in an altercation that erupted over the death of a pet dog in Turner. Police say the drama began when a man went to his neighbor’s home believing the man was responsible for the death of his pet Pomeranian. (Thu, 04 Dec 2008 19:11:01 GMT)

Altercation erupts over pet's death in Maine
Police say a man was beaten with a pipe and shots were fired in an altercation that erupted over the death of a pet dog in Turner. (Thu, 04 Dec 2008 19:42:54 GMT)

'Woof guide' for Welsh pet owners
Pet owners in Wales become the first in the UK to get government guidance on taking care of their animals. (Thu, 04 Dec 2008 22:50:16 GMT)

'Woof guide' for pet owners
Pet owners in Wales become the first in the UK to get government guidance on taking care of their animals. (Thu, 04 Dec 2008 23:13:09 GMT)

Letters: Mr. Mayor: Take the ax to those pet projects
SOME ADVICE to Mayor Nutter from the real world: When money gets tight, cut the frills. Before a single library or fire station is closed, or police position goes unfilled, every pet project of the mayor and City Council must go. (Thu, 04 Dec 2008 23:30:21 GMT)

SPCA Pet Food Drive
During the holiday season, The SPCA for Monterey County has partnered with the Salvation Army Good Samaritan Center to distribute pet food to families in need in Monterey County. (Fri, 05 Dec 2008 01:58:51 GMT)

Pet adoption event set for Saturday at store
A new pet store on South Glenburnie Road will host an adoption event Saturday morning. The Colonial Capital Humane Society, based in New Bern, will offer 13 dogs and seven cats at PetSense, a new store in the Harris Teeter shopping center. People can adopt the pets from 9 a.m. to noon. (Fri, 05 Dec 2008 02:56:56 GMT)

Pet Of The Week (12/05/08)
The Heartland Humane Society has the following pet available: (Fri, 05 Dec 2008 06:09:29 GMT)

Artists show off their pet works
People looking for that paw-sitively purr-fect gift for pet lovers this holiday season need not go far. (Fri, 05 Dec 2008 09:18:28 GMT)

Support shelter with Pet-a-Day planner
The Royal Oak Animal Shelter's Pet-a-Day 2009 planner makes a thoughtful gift. Featuring 300 pictures of shelter animals and pets submitted by shelter supporters, the $15 planner is for sale at Wild Birds Unlimited, 28558 Woodward Ave.; the Aquarium Shop, 504 N. Main St.; and the shelter, 1515 N. Edgeworth, all in Royal Oak. Animals are waiting at the shelter and their only wish is a family to ... (Fri, 05 Dec 2008 11:28:35 GMT)

Police: Man Beaten With Pipe After Pet's Death
Police said a man was beaten with a pipe and shots were fired in an altercation that erupted over the death of a pet dog in Turner. (Fri, 05 Dec 2008 11:32:36 GMT)

Caring for Your Pet on a Budget
(ARA) - Most people consider a pet a member of the family -- and for good reason. Pets offer companionship, amusement and unconditional love. Studies support that owning a pet offers a multitude of emotional and overall health rewards. (Fri, 05 Dec 2008 11:32:50 GMT)

Distraught vet missing pet dogs
A desperate pet owner in Staffordshire has appealed for help in tracing her two missing dogs. The two dogs, Brandy and Nancy, have now been missing for a week after vanishing from their home. (Fri, 05 Dec 2008 11:38:41 GMT)

Shelter has much to offer pet lovers
There are about 50 dogs and 60 cats that are in need of homes from the Pet Adoption Center. (Fri, 05 Dec 2008 12:01:25 GMT)

Adopt a Pet
Chiquita is a friendly, young female Chihuahua-mix with very long legs. Her brown coat is short with dark speckles all over. Although Chiquita loves people, she does not like other dogs or cats. She is waiting to become a permanent member of a new, loving family -- as an only pet. (Fri, 05 Dec 2008 12:18:13 GMT)

Theater collecting toys, coats, pet items
MADISON - Playwrights Theatre of New Jersey is again collecting toys for the Marine Corps Reserve “Toys for Tots,” gently used coats for Jersey Cares, and pet items for the Randolph Township Municipal Pound, with three marked collection boxes in the lobby of Playwrights Theatre at 33 Green Village Road. Items can be dropped off from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., with the last day for donations Wednesday, ... (Fri, 05 Dec 2008 13:07:36 GMT)

Family Displaced After House Fire, Family Pet Died
No one was seriously hurt in an early morning house Friday, but the family did lose their pet. (Fri, 05 Dec 2008 13:09:45 GMT)

PetSmart to offer pet pictures with Santa Claus
Pet owners can have their pets’ pictures made with Santa Claus from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at PetSmart for $9.95. From each photo taken, $5 will be donated to the Texarkana Animal Shelter Inc. For more information, call Michelle Boswell at 903-733-2613. (Fri, 05 Dec 2008 13:59:46 GMT)

Santa Claus at Nature's Pet Place
Nature's Pet Place, 1446 Baltimore Pike, Grandview Shopping Center, Hanover, will host a fundraiser Saturday. Dee Garber Studio will take photos of Santa Claus with pets from noon to 4 p.m. (Fri, 05 Dec 2008 14:11:23 GMT)

PetSmart withdraws plans for 'Pet Hotel', retail store on former Whole Foods site in Millburn
MILLBURN - Representatives from PetSmart have withdrawn their application to build a retail store and pet hotel at the site of the former Whole Foods store on Millburn Avenue. Board of Adjustment Secretary Eileen Davitt last week received a letter... (Fri, 05 Dec 2008 16:18:53 GMT)

Humane society to hold pet adoptions in Florence
The Florence Area Humane Society will have two pet adoptions from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday in Florence. (Fri, 05 Dec 2008 17:02:37 GMT)

Festive pet portraits provide funds for Humane Society
With a quick check of the fur-trimmed stocking hat, Boomer was ready for his close up. For Ollie, Cooper and Lucky, it was a different story, as Ann Hilton's dogs squirmed and wriggled throughout the Christmas portraits by Pet Antics in a benefit for Humane Society of the Black Hills. (Fri, 05 Dec 2008 20:46:37 GMT)

Uncle Milton Pet's Eye View Camera Lightning Review [Lightning Review]
The Gadget: The Uncle Milton Pet's Eye View cam is a low-res interval-timed camera designed to clip to the collar of a dog or cat, under the assumption your pet's life has some vaguely interesting... (Sat, 06 Dec 2008 02:22:26 GMT)

On the road with your pet
Is your pet a part of your upcoming TRAVEL PLANS for the holidays? Be sure you pack for your pet, too! (Sat, 06 Dec 2008 03:38:00 GMT)

Pet photos with Santa on Monday
Pet photos with Santa will be done at Oakville Place Shopping Centre on Monday, Dec. 8. (Sat, 06 Dec 2008 05:02:24 GMT)

Festive pet portraits provide funds for Humane Society
With a quick check of the fur-trimmed stocking hat, Boomer was ready for his close up. For Ollie, Cooper and Lucky, it was a different story, as Ann Hilton's dogs squirmed and wriggled throughout the Christmas portraits by Pet Antics in a benefit for Humane Society of the Black Hills. (Sat, 06 Dec 2008 07:37:29 GMT)

Sherwood parade to have pet marshall
This year’s Sherwood Christmas Parade Pet Marshall is Daisy, a Shih Tzu mix. Sara Beth Dawson, preisdent of Partners Auxiliary Working for the Sherwood Shelter, said said Daisy came to the shelter as a stray with terribly matted feet. “The mats were so bad that she had to be sedated so the groomers could cut them away,” said Dawson. (Sat, 06 Dec 2008 08:22:05 GMT)

PET develops into effective cancer tool
WASHINGTON D.C. –Dec. 5, 2008 (VOAnews.com) – Developed more than 30 years ago, Positron Emission Tomography, or PET, is a type of nuclear imaging that uses radioactive glucose to pinpoint a diseased tumor. (Sat, 06 Dec 2008 08:32:55 GMT)

Shelters fill as pet owners bail on care
This winter, pet owners have discovered a new way to cut costs: they’re dropping off their dogs and cats at local animal shelters. (Sat, 06 Dec 2008 10:20:37 GMT)

How to Tighten Your Pet Policy Humanely
Q. Is it legally binding to state in a lease that an existing pet is allowed but that no more are permitted and that when the pet dies, it can't be replaced? I am buying a duplex, and one tenant has two cats and a bird. I have seen the damage cats can do when they stop using the litter box. I wan... (Sat, 06 Dec 2008 11:25:07 GMT)

Caring for Your Pet on a Budget
(ARA) - Most people consider a pet a member of the family -- and for good reason. Pets offer companionship, amusement and unconditional love. Studies support that owning a pet offers a multitude of emotional and overall health rewards. (Sat, 06 Dec 2008 11:33:06 GMT)

Pet Of The Week
Meet Faith, this week's Pet of the Week. (Sat, 06 Dec 2008 15:08:42 GMT)

Shelters fill as pet owners bail on care
This winter, pet owners have discovered a new way to cut costs: they’re dropping off their dogs and cats at local animal shelters. (Sat, 06 Dec 2008 20:31:47 GMT)

Theater collecting toys, coats, pet items
MADISON - Playwrights Theatre of New Jersey is again collecting toys for the Marine Corps Reserve “Toys for Tots,” gently used coats for Jersey Cares, and pet items for the Randolph Township Municipal Pound, with three marked collection boxes in the lobby of Playwrights Theatre at 33 Green Village Road. Items can be dropped off from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., with the last day for donations Wednesday, ... (Sat, 06 Dec 2008 20:39:32 GMT)

Shelters fill as pet owners bail on care
This winter, pet owners have discovered a new way to cut costs: they’re dropping off their dogs and cats at local animal shelters. (Sat, 06 Dec 2008 22:18:08 GMT)

Pet Therapy
Mikayla Johnson of Morningview, Ky., a sophomore agriculture education major at Murray State University, enjoys holding two puppies during Thursday's Pet Therapy session at the Curris Center. (Sun, 07 Dec 2008 01:32:28 GMT)

Pit bulls owners petition pet owners
SIOUX CITY, Iowa (KTIV) - Pit Bulls for Justice gathered signatures at a local pet store Saturday. (Sun, 07 Dec 2008 03:50:42 GMT)

Pet event a sign of work still needed
Despite successful mass pet adoption Saturday, city still lags behind in no-kill efforts. SA Paws (Sun, 07 Dec 2008 03:57:59 GMT)

Traveling with a pet can be an adventure or a disaster
Are you planning a holiday trip with a pet? (Sun, 07 Dec 2008 05:12:08 GMT)

PET Is Most Powerful Imaging Tool In Cancer Management, Nationwide Study Confirms
With the most recent release of data from the National Oncologic PET Registry, researchers may have reached the moment of critical mass by confirming the effectiveness of positron emission tomography in the monitoring of tumor activity across a wide range of cancers. In the article, researchers reported results by cancer type for the first two years of data collected from nearly 41,000 PET ... (Sun, 07 Dec 2008 05:32:12 GMT)

Watchdog: Reader's pet peeve is missing front license plates
DAVE LIEBER Everybody has a pet peeve. A while back, I put out a call for your pet peeves, and one of the first that came in was from Sherman Williams (not the former Dallas Cowboy). The Keller man says he is aggravated about vehicles that don’t display front license plates. Texas law requires vehicles to carry both front and rear license plates. But check out cars on any roadway, and it’s ... (Sun, 07 Dec 2008 06:36:57 GMT)

Pet of the week
Pet of the week (Sun, 07 Dec 2008 07:02:00 GMT)

Festive pet portraits provide funds for Humane Society
With a quick check of the fur-trimmed stocking hat, Boomer was ready for his close up. For Ollie, Cooper and Lucky, it was a different story, as Ann Hilton's dogs squirmed and wriggled throughout the Christmas portraits by Pet Antics in a benefit for Humane Society of the Black Hills. (Sun, 07 Dec 2008 07:04:58 GMT)

Caring for Your Pet on a Budget
(ARA) - Most people consider a pet a member of the family -- and for good reason. Pets offer companionship, amusement and unconditional love. Studies support that owning a pet offers a multitude of emotional and overall health rewards. (Sun, 07 Dec 2008 07:32:52 GMT)

Sherwood parade to have pet marshall
This year’s Sherwood Christmas Parade Pet Marshall is Daisy, a Shih Tzu mix. Sara Beth Dawson, preisdent of Partners Auxiliary Working for the Sherwood Shelter, said said Daisy came to the shelter as a stray with terribly matted feet. “The mats were so bad that she had to be sedated so the groomers could cut them away,” said Dawson. (Sun, 07 Dec 2008 08:22:04 GMT)

Owner of A Better Pet learned to trust her instincts on marketing
Roadell Hickman/The Plain DealerRachel Friedman, owner of A Better Pet, said her biggest mistake in building her home-based pet business was not paying more attention to her gut in making marketing decisions. Friedman's spokesdog is Bean. MY BIGGEST MISTAKE ...... (Sun, 07 Dec 2008 08:56:38 GMT)

Oneida library seeks pet food, toys for shelter
The Oneida Public Library will hold a "Santa Paws Workshop" on Dec. 15 featuring some four-legged friends from Wanderers' Rest Humane Association. Children and their parents are invited to bring gifts for the shelter, including pet food, treats, toys, bedding and cleansers. (Sun, 07 Dec 2008 10:18:05 GMT)

Traveling with a pet can be an adventure or a disaster
Are you planning a holiday trip with a pet? (Sun, 07 Dec 2008 11:42:07 GMT)

Theater collecting toys, coats, pet items
MADISON - Playwrights Theatre of New Jersey is again collecting toys for the Marine Corps Reserve “Toys for Tots,” gently used coats for Jersey Cares, and pet items for the Randolph Township Municipal Pound, with three marked collection boxes in the lobby of Playwrights Theatre at 33 Green Village Road. Items can be dropped off from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., with the last day for donations Wednesday, ... (Sun, 07 Dec 2008 14:15:04 GMT)

Pet of the Week
Each weeked KXAN Austin News Today features a pet from the Town Lake Animal shelter that needs a home. This week it's a playful cat named Midnight. (Sun, 07 Dec 2008 17:12:33 GMT)

Pet owners are offered free care
Pet owners in part of Cumbria are urged to keep their animals safe and take up free microchipping. (Sun, 07 Dec 2008 17:13:49 GMT)

Thieves steal puppies from pet store
Police are looking for two thieves who broke into a pet store and stole two puppies valued at $4,000. One was an English Bulldog puppy valued at $3,000; the other was a Pug/Beagle hybrid valued at $1,000. (Sun, 07 Dec 2008 21:22:19 GMT)

Festive pet portraits provide funds for Humane Society
With a quick check of the fur-trimmed stocking hat, Boomer was ready for his close up. For Ollie, Cooper and Lucky, it was a different story, as Ann Hilton's dogs squirmed and wriggled throughout the Christmas portraits by Pet Antics in a benefit for Humane Society of the Black Hills. (Mon, 08 Dec 2008 07:46:47 GMT)

Sherwood parade to have pet marshall
This year’s Sherwood Christmas Parade Pet Marshall is Daisy, a Shih Tzu mix. Sara Beth Dawson, preisdent of Partners Auxiliary Working for the Sherwood Shelter, said said Daisy came to the shelter as a stray with terribly matted feet. “The mats were so bad that she had to be sedated so the groomers could cut them away,” said Dawson. (Mon, 08 Dec 2008 08:22:04 GMT)

Sammy's Pet for Adoption Dec. 8, 2008
Sammy's Pet for Adoption Dec. 8, 2008 (Mon, 08 Dec 2008 10:50:16 GMT)

PET DOG TRAINING CLASSES
Non competitive classes for pet dogs, Puppy socialisation classes, Certified experienced P.D.T.I. instructor, Private tuition and behavioural training. (Mon, 08 Dec 2008 11:01:17 GMT)

Thieves steal puppies from pet store
Police are looking for two thieves who broke into a pet store and stole two puppies valued at $4,000. One was an English Bulldog puppy valued at $3,000; the other was a Pug/Beagle hybrid valued at $1,000. (Mon, 08 Dec 2008 11:07:18 GMT)

Theater collecting toys, coats, pet items
MADISON - Playwrights Theatre of New Jersey is again collecting toys for the Marine Corps Reserve “Toys for Tots,” gently used coats for Jersey Cares, and pet items for the Randolph Township Municipal Pound, with three marked collection boxes in the lobby of Playwrights Theatre at 33 Green Village Road. Items can be dropped off from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., with the last day for donations Wednesday, ... (Mon, 08 Dec 2008 12:15:13 GMT)

Responsible ownership key to solving stray pet problems
Although questions remain concerning the mysterious black cat roaming the region, if it turns out to be a displaced house pet, that's something that could have been avoided. (Mon, 08 Dec 2008 14:09:42 GMT)

Pet photos prove popular
The Moose Jaw Humane Society held its annual pet pictures with Santa fundraiser on Sunday.       The humane society raised $1,200 through the event. (Mon, 08 Dec 2008 15:23:59 GMT)

Plea For More Pet Food Donations In Marin County
Administrators at the Marin County Humane Society are asking the public to donate pet food as it attempts to meet a significant increase in requests from low-income pet owners for pet food and supplies. (Mon, 08 Dec 2008 17:07:35 GMT)

Get pet photos taken with Santa, benefit Angelcat Haven
On Saturday, Dec. 13, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., pet owners are invited to have their favorite pets’ picture taken with Santa. The cost is $8.95, and includes a photo in a Petco frame. (Mon, 08 Dec 2008 19:17:18 GMT)

2 Arson Attempts Made At Pet Shop, Police Say
An arson investigation is under way after two suspicious fires were set at a Sacramento pet store. (Mon, 08 Dec 2008 19:23:58 GMT)

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