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Pet project: Saving money on vet bills
When her dog Liza started having seizures, Alison Taub was alone at home for the first time since having major surgery - and her regular vet was closed for the weekend. The problem turned out to be in Liza's heart. Photo caption: Veterinary bills can be astronomical. Examine costs and ways to save before getting a pet. Photo by File (Mon, 25 May 2009 07:14:09 GMT)

Pet Clinic continues to struggle with economic downturn
Saturday update For more than 15 years, Calistoga Pet Clinic’s veterinarian, Dr. Steve Franquelin has worked to build arguably the best pet care facility in the Upvalley, but the past two years of economic downturn has got him on the run. (Mon, 25 May 2009 07:19:34 GMT)

Pet Clinic continues to struggle with economic downturn
For more than 15 years, Calistoga Pet Clinic’s veterinarian, Dr. Steve Franquelin has worked to build arguably the best pet care facility in the Upvalley, but the past two years of economic downturn has got him on the run. (Mon, 25 May 2009 07:28:19 GMT)

Artist's hop into book project about pet rabbit a big seller
Toby Sprout has earned a living as an artist for the last 24 years from his home studio just north of Leland. In 2006, he created a series of paintings based on the family’s pet rabbit. The paintings, which were part of an exhibit at Main Street Galler read more (Mon, 25 May 2009 10:07:09 GMT)

Pet Ohana
At a little over 2 years old, this pit bull mix named Kirra is certifiably silly! This pet may already have been adopted, but many others animals are available. Call 356-2218 or visit the Hawaiian Humane Society. (Mon, 25 May 2009 11:37:20 GMT)

Eldorado pet supply store moves into bigger digs
Photo: Tina Carr, owner of Eldorado Country Pet store, has added horse feed, supplements and grooming supplies to her inventory. (Mon, 25 May 2009 14:15:46 GMT)

Pet walk honors memory of Ft Collins murder victim
Associated Press - May 25, 2009 12:04 PM ET FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) - A 20-year-old Fort Collins woman who was murdered a year ago will be remembered next week with a pet walk and adoption... (Mon, 25 May 2009 16:08:25 GMT)

HAMILTON: Sunday dog walk to benefit Pet Rescue of Mercer
HAMILTON — The Pet Rescue of Mercer will present its first Proud of My Dog Walk on Sunday at the Veteran’s Park in Hamilton. The event, From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., rain or shine, will cost $10 per dog, with 100 percent of proceeds going to benefit animal welfare efforts. (Mon, 25 May 2009 17:05:22 GMT)

Pet Walk Honors Memory Of Ft Collins Murder Victim
A 20-year-old Fort Collins woman who was murdered a year ago will be remembered next week with a pet walk and adoption event. (Mon, 25 May 2009 17:10:22 GMT)

Pet of the Week
PET OF WEEK: Bruiser is a 6-month-old rambunctious terrier mix. He loves to play outside and has a very outgoing personality. He gets along with other dogs and would be perfect for a family with kids. If you are interested in adopting Bruiser, call the Plainview Humane Society at 806-296-2311, e-mail plvhumanesociety@hotmail.com or visit 500 S.W. Third from 4-5:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. Dog ... (Mon, 25 May 2009 18:31:13 GMT)

Sherwood gears up for pet fair
Sherwood’s first-ever animal pet fair and “fun-raiser” is set to take place on Saturday, May 30, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Sherwood Municipal Complex, 2199 E. Kiehl Ave. (Mon, 25 May 2009 21:55:48 GMT)

Pet peeve
MY PET PEEVE is when I enter an intersection and another driver motions me to go ahead of him or her when they clearly have the right of way. (Tue, 26 May 2009 04:09:53 GMT)

Keeping your furniture and your pet, too
Living in harmony with your pets and your upholstery can be a challenge. If your cat uses your sofa as a scratching post or your dog leaves a coating of hair each time he sits in your club chair, you might want to bone up on the best fabric selections for pet-owning households. (Tue, 26 May 2009 06:25:45 GMT)

Bass Lake Pet Hospital to receive New Hope business award
Bass Lake Road Pet Hospital, 8119 Bass Lake Road, New Hope, will receive the city's Outstanding Business Award this spring. Located in New Hope since 1988, the pet hospital was selected May 11 by the New Hope City Council. (Tue, 26 May 2009 06:57:10 GMT)

Pet sitter offers services
Need to get away, but can't leave your pet by itself? (Tue, 26 May 2009 07:18:52 GMT)

Sweatbands, Yoga Mats and…Dogs? Getting in Shape Just Got Convenient, Fun and Pet-Friendly
Put away the pet leashes and bring out the yoga mats and water bowls! Yoga4Dogs, based in Mesa, Arizona, recently launched a brand new DVD that is helping people all over the country partner up with their pets for an unforgettable yoga experience. From Chihuahuas and Daschunds to Rottweilers and Golden Retrievers, the Yoga4Dogs DVD allows pet lovers to bond with their dogs while getting fit and ... (Tue, 26 May 2009 07:18:55 GMT)

Pet Clinic continues to struggle with economic downturn
Saturday update For more than 15 years, Calistoga Pet Clinic’s veterinarian, Dr. Steve Franquelin has worked to build arguably the best pet care facility in the Upvalley, but the past two years of economic downturn has got him on the run. (Tue, 26 May 2009 07:19:25 GMT)

Sherwood gears up for pet fair
Sherwood’s first-ever animal pet fair and “fun-raiser” is set to take place on Saturday, May 30, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Sherwood Municipal Complex, 2199 E. Kiehl Ave. (Tue, 26 May 2009 07:25:49 GMT)

Pet Clinic continues to struggle with economic downturn
For more than 15 years, Calistoga Pet Clinic’s veterinarian, Dr. Steve Franquelin has worked to build arguably the best pet care facility in the Upvalley, but the past two years of economic downturn has got him on the run. (Tue, 26 May 2009 07:28:18 GMT)

HAMILTON: Sunday dog walk to benefit Pet Rescue of Mercer
HAMILTON — The Pet Rescue of Mercer will present its first Proud of My Dog Walk on Sunday at the Veteran’s Park in Hamilton. The event, From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., rain or shine, will cost $10 per dog, with 100 percent of proceeds going to benefit animal welfare efforts. (Tue, 26 May 2009 08:29:15 GMT)

PET CALENDAR
May 30 Family day/open house: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 30 at Big Run Wolf Ranch, 14857 Farrell Road, Lockport. See Kuma the bear, 11 wolves, Charlie the cougar, a Iynx, skunk, groundhog, llama, horses, peacock and many other wild and domestic animals. Admission is $3. For more information, call 815-588-0044 or visit www.bigrunwolfranch.org. May 31 Pet parade: 1 p.m. May 31 pet parade check-in; ... (Tue, 26 May 2009 09:17:10 GMT)

Pet First Aid course set for June 27
A pet first aid class, “Pet Care 101: How to Save Your Pet’s Life” will be offered by the local American Red Cross from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 27, at the Red Cross office, 2795 Pampas Dr. in Myrtle Beach. (Tue, 26 May 2009 13:21:23 GMT)

Sherwood gears up for pet fair
Sherwood’s first-ever animal pet fair and “fun-raiser” is set to take place on Saturday, May 30, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Sherwood Municipal Complex, 2199 E. Kiehl Ave. (Tue, 26 May 2009 14:08:01 GMT)

Today's THV at Noon: Ask Dr. Bob Your Pet Questions
On "Today's THV at Noon," Dr. Bob Hale will be joining us to answer some of your pet questions. (Tue, 26 May 2009 15:49:43 GMT)

Apartment fire kills family pet, leaves tenants homeless Saturday
La Grange Park Fire officials are trying to determine the cause of a fire that left tenants of five apartments homeless and resulted in the death of a family pet about 8 a.m. Saturday. (Tue, 26 May 2009 16:37:46 GMT)

ALLEN PARK: Low-cost pet vaccination clinic on tap for Saturday
ALLEN PARK — A low-cost pet wellness and vaccination clinic is set for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the city’s municipal building, 16850 Southfield Road. (Tue, 26 May 2009 18:52:23 GMT)

Pet Mountain Lion Bites Girl
A child is recovering after she was bitten by a mountain lion that was kept as a pet in Columbiana County. (Tue, 26 May 2009 19:02:49 GMT)

Things to Know If You're Contemplating a Pet
Title: Things to Know If You're Contemplating a Pet Category: Health News Created: 5/25/2009 7:00:00 AM Last Editorial Review: 5/26/2009 (Tue, 26 May 2009 19:32:28 GMT)

Girl Flown To Pittsburgh Hospital After Pet Mountain Lion Attack
A child is recovering after she was bitten by a mountain lion that was kept as a pet, according to WPXIs Cox partner in Ohio, WTOV. (Tue, 26 May 2009 19:44:24 GMT)

PET scans still sent interstate
THE majority of patients requiring diagnostic PET scans are still being sent to Melbourne, despite a deal between the State Government and a Hobart provider. (Tue, 26 May 2009 20:05:35 GMT)

Akron: Suspect connected to family pet beating captured
AKRON -- One suspect is already in custody while an arrest warrant has been issued for a second after the family pet was severely beaten during a home burglary back in February. (Wed, 27 May 2009 01:32:52 GMT)

Accused pet pig killer's arraignment continued
An Oahu judge on Tuesday rescheduled the arraignment for a hunter suspected of killing a pet pig. Randall Kaulahea is now charged ... (Wed, 27 May 2009 03:44:45 GMT)

ALLEN PARK: Low-cost pet vaccination clinic on tap for Saturday
ALLEN PARK — A low-cost pet wellness and vaccination clinic is set for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the city’s municipal building, 16850 Southfield Road. (Wed, 27 May 2009 04:07:17 GMT)

SPCA seeks spokes-pet, animals for calendar
SPCA of Brazoria County is looking for that special pet to represent the agency and its mission to end the plight of homeless animals in Brazoria County. The spokes-pet is featured in the 2010 calendar and will appear on promotional material and at fundraisers and special adoption events. (Wed, 27 May 2009 04:37:34 GMT)

Pet of the week: Big D is a playful Labrador mix
Pet: Meet Big D, a 1-year-old, 75-pound Labrador retriever/basset hound mix that is super-friendly and playful. Big D loves to receive affection and has a weakness for ear rubs! He is an active fella and is looking for a companion who will enjoy taking him for walks. (Wed, 27 May 2009 05:26:35 GMT)

Ohio Girl Attacked By Pet Lion Hospitalized In Pittsburgh
Children's Hospital is caring for an Ohio girl attacked by a pet mountain lion. (Wed, 27 May 2009 05:33:09 GMT)

Bass Lake Pet Hospital to receive New Hope business award
Bass Lake Road Pet Hospital, 8119 Bass Lake Road, New Hope, will receive the city's Outstanding Business Award this spring. Located in New Hope since 1988, the pet hospital was selected May 11 by the New Hope City Council. (Wed, 27 May 2009 07:12:42 GMT)

Rare turtle found at store was Ridgefield family's pet
RIDGEFIELD — A rare western pond turtle, which materialized at a Hazel Dell pet store earlier this month, is a wild animal by most definitions.It also appears to have a family that... (Wed, 27 May 2009 08:06:43 GMT)

Voting ends Sunday for the May Pet Playoffs contest
Attention, animal lovers: Pet Playoffs is back on mydesert.com. Enter your cat or dog now so your furry friend has a shot at winning the contest for May. Hey animal lovers visit our pets page. (Wed, 27 May 2009 08:18:01 GMT)

Pet Rescue
Luke Worrall saved the day in the Osbourne household when he rescued a family pet after it was bitten by a rattlesnake. (Wed, 27 May 2009 09:40:03 GMT)

Pet Ohana
Nana is a pit bull/whippet mix and a year old. She still has a lot to learn but is as smart as a whip. This pet may already have been adopted, but many others animals are available. Call 356-2218 or visit the Hawaiian Humane Society. (Wed, 27 May 2009 11:35:50 GMT)

HAMILTON: Sunday dog walk to benefit Pet Rescue of Mercer
HAMILTON — The Pet Rescue of Mercer will present its first Proud of My Dog Walk on Sunday at the Veteran’s Park in Hamilton. The event, From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., rain or shine, will cost $10 per dog, with 100 percent of proceeds going to benefit animal welfare efforts. (Wed, 27 May 2009 11:37:04 GMT)

SPCA seeks spokes-pet, animals for calendar
SPCA of Brazoria County is looking for that special pet to represent the agency and its mission to end the plight of homeless animals in Brazoria County. The spokes-pet is featured in the 2010 calendar and will appear on promotional material and at fundraisers and special adoption events. (Wed, 27 May 2009 12:52:40 GMT)

Pet Walk
SPOONER-- Snow pushed by a bitter wind greeted pet owners Saturday as they gathered to support the Washburn County Area Humane Society at the 13th Annual Pet Walk, titled Steps For Pets this year, at the Washburn County Fairgrounds in Spooner. (Wed, 27 May 2009 13:13:22 GMT)

HAMILTON: Sunday dog walk to benefit Pet Rescue of Mercer
HAMILTON — The Pet Rescue of Mercer will present its first Proud of My Dog Walk on Sunday at the Veteran’s Park in Hamilton. The event, From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., rain or shine, will cost $10 per dog, with 100 percent of proceeds going to benefit animal welfare efforts. (Wed, 27 May 2009 13:46:46 GMT)

Sherwood gears up for pet fair
Sherwood’s first-ever animal pet fair and “fun-raiser” is set to take place on Saturday, May 30, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Sherwood Municipal Complex, 2199 E. Kiehl Ave. (Wed, 27 May 2009 16:08:02 GMT)

Creating a pet plan in case of disaster
Creating a pet plan in case of disaster Contact your veterinarian or local humane society for information on preparing your pets for an emergency. Before the disaster * Make sure your pets are curr ... (Wed, 27 May 2009 18:53:02 GMT)

Caddo to offer $1 pet adoptions
The Caddo Parish Animal Shelter will offer $1 pet adoptions throughout June. (Wed, 27 May 2009 19:13:17 GMT)

Rare turtle found at store was Wash. family's pet
A rare western pond turtle, which materialized at a Hazel Dell pet store earlier this month, is a wild animal by most definitions. (Wed, 27 May 2009 20:16:13 GMT)

Chemical leak causes Ashland pet hospital to evacuate
Emergency crews responded to reports of a bad smell coming from the Family Pet Hospital in Ashland off Route 126. (Wed, 27 May 2009 20:37:50 GMT)

Crusaders against Pet Overpopulation Get New Home
A Kansas City. Mo. group focused on reducing the pet overpopulation problem has moved into a new home. (Thu, 28 May 2009 02:04:45 GMT)

Russian Child 'Raised as a Pet' Rescued
Police say a "feral" 5-year-old girl, who was raised like a pet, has been rescued from her eastern Russia home, according to BBC News. (Thu, 28 May 2009 03:48:04 GMT)

Pet Shop Boys - (Parlophone/EMI)
This 10th studio album by British electronic dance music duo Pet Shop Boys has caught fire in the U.K. and across Europe, but it hasn't yet caught the popular imagination of audiences across the pond, despite their terrific lead-off single Love Etc. (Thu, 28 May 2009 03:49:56 GMT)

Fetch the action at Woofstock pet-adoption festival
Calling all dog lovers and their pooches for a day of treats, tricks and lots of barking along Richmond’s historic Monument Avenue.  On Saturday, the Richmond Animal League will host its second annual Woofstock festival to raise funds and awareness for pet adoption.  To kick off the event, dog owners and their furry friends are invited to participate in the “Strut Your Mutt” walk at 9:30 a.m. on ... (Thu, 28 May 2009 04:01:57 GMT)

Owner of Happy Tails Pet Spa behind bars
The owner of Happy Tails Pet Spa and the subject of animal cruelty allegations, is behind bars Wednesday night. (Thu, 28 May 2009 04:08:10 GMT)

Some Reading residents balk at proposed pet ordinance
Some city pet and animal owners don't like the way the Reading Animal Control Board's proposed animal control ordinance is shaping up. About a half dozen people attended the control board's meeting Wednesday night. (Thu, 28 May 2009 04:30:04 GMT)

SPCA seeks spokes-pet, animals for calendar
SPCA of Brazoria County is looking for that special pet to represent the agency and its mission to end the plight of homeless animals in Brazoria County. The spokes-pet is featured in the 2010 calendar and will appear on promotional material and at fundraisers and special adoption events. (Thu, 28 May 2009 04:37:04 GMT)

HAMILTON: Sunday dog walk to benefit Pet Rescue of Mercer
HAMILTON — The Pet Rescue of Mercer will present its first Proud of My Dog Walk on Sunday at the Veteran’s Park in Hamilton. The event, From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., rain or shine, will cost $10 per dog, with 100 percent of proceeds going to benefit animal welfare efforts. (Thu, 28 May 2009 05:46:48 GMT)

Bass Lake Pet Hospital to receive New Hope business award
Bass Lake Road Pet Hospital, 8119 Bass Lake Road, New Hope, will receive the city's Outstanding Business Award this spring. Located in New Hope since 1988, the pet hospital was selected May 11 by the New Hope City Council. (Thu, 28 May 2009 06:36:36 GMT)

Voting ends Sunday for the May Pet Playoffs contest
Attention, animal lovers: Pet Playoffs is back on mydesert.com. Enter your cat or dog now so your furry friend has a shot at winning the contest for May. Hey animal lovers visit our pets page. (Thu, 28 May 2009 08:17:53 GMT)

Sherwood gears up for pet fair
Sherwood’s first-ever animal pet fair and “fun-raiser” is set to take place on Saturday, May 30, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Sherwood Municipal Complex, 2199 E. Kiehl Ave. (Thu, 28 May 2009 08:38:01 GMT)

Baby boy poisoned by exotic pet
A two-month-old baby from Cheshire is treated in hospital after catching salmonella from the family's pet lizard. (Thu, 28 May 2009 12:17:28 GMT)

ALLEN PARK: Low-cost pet vaccination clinic on tap for Saturday
ALLEN PARK — A low-cost pet wellness and vaccination clinic is set for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the city’s municipal building, 16850 Southfield Road. (Thu, 28 May 2009 12:37:18 GMT)

Resurrection students organize pet food, supply drive
The students on both campuses of Resurrection Catholic School participated in a pet food and supply drive to benefit the Humane Society of South Mississippi in observance of Global Youth Service Day on April 24. (Thu, 28 May 2009 12:43:00 GMT)

Cops rescue fawn kept as pet
RCMP rescued a fawn from a Victoria-area home Tuesday evening where the family was keeping the young animal as a pet. (Thu, 28 May 2009 13:19:59 GMT)

Planners reject pet cemetery
Controversial plans to build a pet cemetery on greenbelt land near Kidderminster have been turned down by planning chiefs who branded the proposal "inappropriate". (Thu, 28 May 2009 13:22:29 GMT)

Boisset Introduces One Liter PET Bottle
Boisset Family Estates will debut its Fog Mountain Merlot in a one liter PET bottle. The company says it's the first California wine to be packaged this way. (Thu, 28 May 2009 14:13:01 GMT)

Owner of Happy Tails Pet Spa indicted on animal cruelty charges
A Knox County grand jury has indicted the owner of Happy Tails Pet Spa in West Knox County with two counts of aggravated cruelty to animals. (Thu, 28 May 2009 15:00:49 GMT)

Lets have a new Show Us Your Pet!
You must be logged in to contribute. Log in | Register Lets have a new Show Us Your Pet! Lets have a new Show Us Your Pet! (Thu, 28 May 2009 15:05:42 GMT)

Springtime Allergies: About 42 Million Suffer from Pet Allergies Alone
About 42 million suffer from pet allergies alone. Orlando feline veterinarian Dr. Tami Groberg is one of them. She treats cats, despite her year round allergies to her patients, a painful reality she discovered well into her veterinary career. Dr. Groberg wants allergic pet owners to know that in many cases, coping strategies can be very successful and allow people to keep pets in the family. (Thu, 28 May 2009 16:01:00 GMT)

Iams pet-care business to move Ohio base
Procter & Gamble Co. says the headquarters of its Iams pet-care business will move from Vandalia, Ohio, north of Dayton to Mason near Cincinnati in October. (Thu, 28 May 2009 17:11:36 GMT)

Inaugural Pet Stroll being held Friday
TAME Pet Magazine and the Commercial Street Merchants are sponsoring the First Friday Pet Stroll from 6 to 9:30 p.m., June 5 on Commercial Street. (Thu, 28 May 2009 21:03:45 GMT)

Pet spa owner charged with cruelty following dog death
The owner of the Happy Tails Pet Resort and Day Spa in West Knoxville is now facing aggravated animal cruelty charges, after a grand jury handed down an indictment against him this week. (Thu, 28 May 2009 21:15:27 GMT)

Warrant Issued for Suspect in Bryan Pet Poisonings
A Bryan neighborhood terrorized by a poisoning pet predator may be be one step closer to finding peace after police pinpoint a suspect. Bryan Police have issued a warrant for Ronald Kimball, 65, of Bryan. (Fri, 29 May 2009 00:06:57 GMT)

Are Flea and Tick Treatments Hurting Your Pet?
The EPA investigates the cause of more than 44,000 severe pet reactions. (Fri, 29 May 2009 00:42:40 GMT)

Pet tiger faces eviction from Highlands, B.C., property
A man in a rural community northwest of Victoria has received an eviction notice for what he calls a member of his family - a 180-kilogram pet tiger adopted into the household last summer. (Fri, 29 May 2009 00:53:49 GMT)

Pet Shop Boys - Pet Shop Boys Inspired By Aids Victim
PET SHOP BOYS star NEIL TENNANT has revealed a friend who died of AIDS inspired three of the group's hits.The singer admits Being Boring, Your Funny Uncle and It... (Fri, 29 May 2009 01:00:58 GMT)

my-pet-world
bc-my-pet-world 00/00 TMS Retransmission MY PET WORLD For release 05/28/2009 (ATTENTION EDITORS: Please ensure that the shirttail you are using with this story contains Steve Dale's current e-mail address. An up-to-date shirttail is at the bottom of this column. (Fri, 29 May 2009 02:06:16 GMT)

W. Knoxville pet groomer charged with cruelty in dog's death
The owner of a West Knoxville pet grooming business faces a felony aggravated animal cruelty charge in the death of a family dog as well as a drunken-driving charge after authorities found him Wednesday lying by his wrecked Jeep in a ditch. (Fri, 29 May 2009 04:17:43 GMT)

Pet people weigh in on OctoMom
At least one local animal activist says the recent People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals' criticism leveled at the mother of 14 who wanted her children to have a pet was justified. (Fri, 29 May 2009 06:19:39 GMT)

Letter: Pet Doctor farewell
Editor: I want to thank Sun-Star readers for making my Pet Doctor columns part of their Saturday mor (Fri, 29 May 2009 09:19:59 GMT)

HAMILTON: Sunday dog walk to benefit Pet Rescue of Mercer
HAMILTON — The Pet Rescue of Mercer will present its first Proud of My Dog Walk on Sunday at the Veteran’s Park in Hamilton. The event, From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., rain or shine, will cost $10 per dog, with 100 percent of proceeds going to benefit animal welfare efforts. (Fri, 29 May 2009 09:46:33 GMT)

Posters to target bus pet-hates
IT’S your bus, respect it . . . that’s the message from First which has launched a campaign to tackle nuisance behaviour. The campaign features a series of quirky characters to represent the pet hates of passengers — loud music, feet on seats, littering and eating. (Fri, 29 May 2009 10:39:03 GMT)

Pet Idol: Join the battle of the cats and dogs
Will the News Journal Pet Idol be Molly or Mo? Dulce, Kelsey or Milo? (Fri, 29 May 2009 13:25:46 GMT)

The weird things your pet will eat
IF you're missing an earring, a padlock, a golf ball or even a mobile phone there's a good chance your pet may have swallowed it. (Fri, 29 May 2009 14:00:00 GMT)

Family’s pet dog run over, thrown away
THE accidental death of a family’s pet dog was made so much worse when Samantha Bournes learnt her dead dog was thrown in the garbage. (Fri, 29 May 2009 17:44:44 GMT)

Pet adoption event is Saturday
LUMBERTON — Robeson County Claws and Paws Rescue will hold a pet adoption from 12:30 to 4 p.m. Saturday at Franks Furniture, 2400 Fayetteville Road. Donations of food, litter, leashes, blankets, ... (Fri, 29 May 2009 18:11:34 GMT)

Pet Supermarket Helps Nearly 2,000 Cats Find Homes
SUNRISE, Fla.----Pet Supermarket's commitment to help cats find suitable homes continues to grow each year, as stores nationwide work with local rescue groups. This past year, Pet Supermarket had 1,974 cat adoptions throughout the United States, and over 800 adoptions can be attributed to Pet Supermarket stores in Broward County, Florida. (Fri, 29 May 2009 18:51:00 GMT)

Southwest adds pet fares, raises bag fees
The Nashville airport’s largest carrier, Southwest Airlines, has added a pet fare to allow pets to fly with owners as well as increased the charge to check a third bag and added a charge for unaccompanied minors. (Fri, 29 May 2009 19:21:05 GMT)

Southwest adds pet fares, raises bag fees
Southwest Airlines, which recently announced it will start service in Milwaukee, has added a pet fare to allow pets to fly with owners as well as increased the charge to check a third bag and added a charge for unaccompanied minors. (Fri, 29 May 2009 19:41:01 GMT)

Lawmakers’ pet projects draw fire amid state budget crisis
BATON ROUGE – At a time when public universities across the state are looking at potential cuts, some state lawmakers are coming under fire. And not just for the cuts to higher education, or health care. Lawmakers are being targeted for pet projects that are not being cut. (Sat, 30 May 2009 00:22:33 GMT)

Pet Fest scheduled in Braselton today
The Humane Society of Jackson County will host its annual Pet Fest fundraiser from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today at The Birdhouse, 1866 Georgia Highway 211 in Braselton. (Sat, 30 May 2009 04:08:00 GMT)

SPCA seeks spokes-pet, animals for calendar
SPCA of Brazoria County is looking for that special pet to represent the agency and its mission to end the plight of homeless animals in Brazoria County. The spokes-pet is featured in the 2010 calendar and will appear on promotional material and at fundraisers and special adoption events. (Sat, 30 May 2009 05:52:06 GMT)

Business profile: Home Sweet Home Pet & Home Care
Products/services: Home Sweet Home is an in-home pet care service, offering quality pet care for dogs, cats, birds, and small animals in the comfort of their own home. Mid-day "pawty" walks are also available. (Sat, 30 May 2009 06:16:48 GMT)

Cold Noses' Pet of the week
Each Saturday, the Times-Union’s pet blog, Cold Noses, features pets available for adoption at area shelters. For more information, go to Jacksonville.com, search term: Cold Noses. read more (Sat, 30 May 2009 08:33:14 GMT)

Pet Shop kid in solo date
A LEITH schoolboy chosen by the Pet Shop Boys to remix their latest single is to play live in Edinburgh this evening. (Sat, 30 May 2009 09:53:12 GMT)

Pet Idol: Join the battle of the cats and dogs
Will the News Journal Pet Idol be Molly or Mo? Dulce, Kelsey or Milo? (Sat, 30 May 2009 11:11:26 GMT)

Pet Wellness Clinic To Take Place Saturday
Pet owners from across metro Detroit are invited to bring their dogs and cats to a pet wellness and vaccination clinic in Allen Park on Saturday. (Sat, 30 May 2009 12:24:01 GMT)

Notorious Puppy Mill Pet Store Bankrupt
The Wizard of Claws, a South Florida pet store that has sold pooches to the stars, has filed for bankruptcy. The pet store was investigated last year for its treatment of puppies and the use of puppy mills.... (Sat, 30 May 2009 14:02:21 GMT)

Politicians and pooches: The pet peeves of our netas
NEW DELHI: Bo may have charmed his way into the White House and American consciousness and even inspired a comic book series, but the hairy pet of a prominent Indian politician has remained on the sidelines. (Sat, 30 May 2009 22:24:13 GMT)

Politicians and pooches: The pet peeves of our netas
Bo may have charmed his way into White House, but the hairy pet of a prominent Indian politician remains on the sidelines. (Sat, 30 May 2009 22:24:29 GMT)

Shoppers Pet Shark Outside Cub Foods
And finally tonight. People get the chance to pet a shark today in Mankato. read more (Sun, 31 May 2009 01:28:19 GMT)

Pet of the Weekend: Charlie
Adopt Charlie - our Pet of the Weekend at (479) 750-8166. (Sun, 31 May 2009 02:23:01 GMT)

Pet Delivery Makes Adoption Convenient
Over the last 60 years, families have headed to the Nashville Humane Association to adopt a pet, as a new member of their family. (Sun, 31 May 2009 03:55:09 GMT)

Pet Calendar
, Lowcountry pet information, stories and classified ads from The Post and Courier, Charleston, SC (Sun, 31 May 2009 04:22:12 GMT)

June, Pet of the Week - May 31, 2009
June is a young cat with a mild temperament, is playful and gets along well with other cats. She’s available from Cat Landers, previously known as Responsible Neighbor, West Middlesex. Call 724-528-1701. Lil’ Rascals Pet Grooming in Hermitage will give June a free grooming. (Sun, 31 May 2009 04:55:34 GMT)

Rover and Fluffy go hi-tech with pet sensors and gadgets
In 2008, American pet owners spent $43 billion on their animals. Walk into any pet store and it is easy to see how - $60 brushes, $200 designer cat scratchers, $450 midcentury dog beds. But the market for pet gadgets has been dismal, in large part because of the abundance of novelty goods that are more expensive than practical. I mean, who needs a gizmo that can translate your dog's barks? (Sun, 31 May 2009 08:57:03 GMT)

Pet euthanasia up in down economy
PORTLAND, Ore. -- Pet owners are making tough decisions in these economic times. A staggering number are having to choose euthanasia for pets that need expensive, life-saving surgeries. (Sun, 31 May 2009 10:38:06 GMT)

Rare turtle found at store was Washington family's pet
RIDGEFIELD, Wash. (AP) — A rare western pond turtle, which materialized at a Hazel Dell pet store earlier this month, is a wild animal by most definitions. (Sun, 31 May 2009 11:01:30 GMT)

Pet Idol: Join the battle of the cats and dogs
Will the News Journal Pet Idol be Molly or Mo? Dulce, Kelsey or Milo? (Sun, 31 May 2009 11:11:06 GMT)

PAL Pet show set for June 7 in Summit
SUMMIT -- The Summit Police Athletic League will hold its annual Pet Show on Sunday, June 7, behind the Bouras Building at 25 Deforest Ave. Judging will begin at noon, and participants are asked to arrive early in order to... (Sun, 31 May 2009 13:13:53 GMT)

Pet Calendar Contest
LEE COUNTY, AL (WTVM) - If you think you're pet is the cutest -- and let's face it, we all do -- it's your chance to enter them in a calendar contest. The Lee County Humane Society is hosting the "Best Friends 2010 Calendar" contest to raise money for their organization. (Sun, 31 May 2009 21:19:12 GMT)

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