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Pet Pointers: Canine massage
If you have ever had a massage you know how relaxing and re-energizing it can be. Well the same is true for our pets. Today we'll learn more about canine massage and how you can do it at home in this edition of Pet Pointers. (Sat, 01 May 2010 02:29:40 -0700)

Pet 'food bank' opens today
A new Willamette Humane Society program aims to help keep pet owners and their four-legged friends together. (Sat, 01 May 2010 03:22:40 -0700)

Pet store opens in Madison Heights
The Pet Beastro recently opened at 27637 John R Road in Madison Heights and will celebrate with a grand opening celebration this weekend. A ribbon cutting is set for 10 a.m. today. The store will give away 40 five-pound bags of Fromm Gold Adult dog food over the weekend in exchange for pet owners old and empty dog food bags. It doesnt matter what kind or size of bag they bring in. (Sat, 01 May 2010 04:24:25 -0700)

Cautionary Tale: Pay Your Pet Cemetery Bills!
Their loved one was buried, but not for good. Grieving pet owners at a Westchester animal cemetery found their beloved dog's grave empty. Now a judge has sided with the cemetery. CBS 2 HD learned more on how these "grave judgments" are made all the time. (Sat, 01 May 2010 04:55:34 -0700)

Pet Of The Week: Rusty
Meet this lovable Pet of the Week name Rusty. (Sat, 01 May 2010 06:06:21 -0700)

WATCH: Pet Food Cans Recycled Into Art
Pet lovers make lamps, jewelry and other art for Purina recycling campaign. Pet food - Pets - Health - Animal - Recycling (Sat, 01 May 2010 07:15:04 -0700)

New Postage Stamps Encourage Pet Adoption - One Letter at a Time
The U.S. Postal Service continued a 50-year tradition today with the dedication of its latest social awareness stamp - Animal Rescue: Adopt a Shelter Pet. The 44-cent stamps, on sale nationwide today, feature photographs of five cats and five dogs from animal shelters and rescue groups. (Sat, 01 May 2010 08:10:33 -0700)

Family Pet OK After Iowa City House Fire
IOWA CITY A small fire in the roof area of an Iowa City home caused some damage at 1511 Spruce Street while no one but a family pet was home around 4:30 p.m. Friday. (Sat, 01 May 2010 08:29:21 -0700)

Miami Pet Fair Hopes To Encourage Pet Adoptions
A pet care fair event will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Bayfront Park at 301 N. Biscayne Boulevard. Event organizers will also accept funds to benefit the Miami-Dade Animal Services and The Humane Society of Greater Miami Adopt-A-Pet. (Sat, 01 May 2010 08:40:59 -0700)

Pet owners say furry friends are major incentive to quit smoking
Is your pet more persuasive than your doctor? Many people, including Mary Ellen Ratuszny with her dog, Chief, say yes. (Sat, 01 May 2010 09:02:31 -0700)

Biting the hand that feeds them is part and parcel of pet love
Beware your pampered pet - there's a vicious animal lurking behind that sweet facade. (Sat, 01 May 2010 10:13:06 -0700)

Sixth annual Pet Appreciation Week starts today
SARATOGA SPRINGS Impressions of Saratoga, along with several other downtown businesses, will be holding its sixth annual Pet Appreciation Week today through May 9 as part of the Humane Societys Be Kind to Animals Week. (Sat, 01 May 2010 14:34:07 -0700)

Family pet escapes minor Iowa City house fire
IOWA CITY A small fire in the roof area of an Iowa City home caused some damage at 1511 Spruce Street while no one but a family pet was home around 4:30 p.m. Friday. Fire crews were able to quickly extinguish the fire and find the familys dog unharmed. The spread of the fire was [...] (Sat, 01 May 2010 16:15:41 -0700)

Oregon veterinarian sues pet hospital over care
PORTLAND, Ore. - A veterinarian has sued a national pet hospital chain, alleging he was wrongly fired after repeatedly complaining his clinic was putting profits above the best interests of animals. Robert Nix said a clinic belonging to Banfield, The Pet Hospital, in suburban Tualatin bought an ultrasound machine and began pressuring veterinarians to use it at least once a week to boost the ... (Sat, 01 May 2010 16:15:53 -0700)

VIDEO: Trentonian's Whose Pet's Is the Best contest winners announced at Pet Expo
Winners of the Trentonian and Mercer Regional Chamber of Commerce Whose Pet's Is the Best contest were announced Saturday during the Pet Expo held at Waterfront Park in Trenton. Shadow (a cat) owned by Burton Walukiewicz won the Best Dressed category; Nutter Butter (a dog) owned by Pamela Zahn won the Custest Pet contest; and Toby (a dog) owned by Mary Gonzales won the Ugliest Pet contest. (Sat, 01 May 2010 17:26:51 -0700)

Pet owners support Humane Society at annual Pet Walk
Pets, veterinarians, and a moderate crowd of animal enthusiasts braved the cold and wind Saturday for the annual Pet Walk in Memorial Park. Proceeds from the event go to support Humane Society of the Black Hills and spay and neuter programs throughout Rapid City. (Sat, 01 May 2010 22:29:10 -0700)

Pet food fit for a person: Is it worth the expense?
Our dog, Zoe, took us to the pet food store on Sunday, where we found a display of a new line of dog and cat chow from a Long Island company, Vets Choice. (Sat, 01 May 2010 22:35:33 -0700)

Vet sues pet hospital over firing
PORTLAND A veterinarian has sued a national pet hospital chain, alleging he was wrongly fired after repeatedly complaining his clinic was putting profits above the best interests of animals. Robert Nix said a clinic belonging to Banfield, The Pet Hospital, in suburban Tualatin bought an ultrasound machine and began (Sun, 02 May 2010 00:30:20 -0700)

South Jersey officials encourage pet adoption
In recognition of National Pet Week, Senate President Stephen M. Sweeney, Assembly Deputy Speaker John J. Burzichelli, and Assemblywoman Celeste M. Riley are encouraging residents to adopt animals as pets and support their local animal shelters in Cumberland, Gloucester and Salem counties. (Sun, 02 May 2010 01:23:15 -0700)

It was raining kittens at Save-A-Pet's shower
To welcome the annual kitten season, Save-A-Pet pet adoption center in Grayslake hosted its 11th annual kitten shower. Activities included games, crafts, guest speakers, lunch and other refreshments. (Sun, 02 May 2010 02:01:16 -0700)

Pet insurance can be a smart investment
Dear Readers: Pet insurance is a smart move to protect your furry friends and your pocketbook. Our go-to source, the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, has some great information about pet insurance. (Sun, 02 May 2010 02:56:26 -0700)

Val's Pet SuppliesFamily takes pride in Michigan pet products, superior customer service
Val's Pet Supplies has been providing quality pet supplies for nearly 26 years based on the strong foundation of quality and commitment, according to owner Val Robbins, who runs the stores with her stepson Jack Robbins and an extended "family" of trusted employees. Val believes that good employees have been an essential ingredient to her success, because they in turn, provide excellent customer ... (Sun, 02 May 2010 03:07:14 -0700)

Feathers, fur and fun at Pet Expo
Agua Dulce resident Erin Seem came out to the Santa Clarita Valley Pet and Family Expo on Saturday to check out the scene. (Sun, 02 May 2010 05:03:02 -0700)

Redlands Daily Facts and Chamber bring back the beloved Pet & Bike Parade
Years ago the arrival of spring was heralded by the spectacle of hundreds of festooned bikes and trikes accompanied by decorated pets, including turtles, rabbits and roosters, hitching rides on Radio Flyers, marching down the streets of downtown Redlands in the beloved Pet & Bike Parade. (Sun, 02 May 2010 13:02:08 -0700)

Local shelters participate in Pet Smart's Adopt-a-Thon
Several local animal rescue organizations joined forces on Sunday at Pet Smart in South Bend for the 2010 National Pet Adopt-a-Thon. (Sun, 02 May 2010 14:21:04 -0700)

Pets and Parents Celebrate National Pet Week
The theme of the week is "Pets and People - Healthy Together." To celebrate this, pet owners were taught how to manage their pets weight while pets participated in athletic events. (Sun, 02 May 2010 14:52:07 -0700)

Open and Shut: New fine furnishings store, bowling and billiards arcade and pet-supply business top Open & Shut
Open and Shut: New fine furnishings store, bowling and billiards arcade and pet-supply business top Open & Shut - Lilliput's and Ce Petit Cochon at the Yellow House (Sun, 02 May 2010 15:35:52 -0700)

VIDEO: Trentonian's Whose Pet's the Best contest winners announced at Pet Expo
Winners of the Trentonian and Mercer Regional Chamber of Commerce Whose Pet's the Best contest were announced Saturday during the Pet Expo held at Waterfront Park in Trenton. Shadow (a cat) owned by Burton Walukiewicz won the Best Dressed category; Nutter Butter (a dog) owned by Pamela Zahn won the Custest Pet contest; and Toby (a dog) owned by Mary Gonzales won the Ugliest Pet contest. (Sun, 02 May 2010 16:25:07 -0700)

Pet therapy dogs to tie the knot
Two pampered pet therapy dogs will don a tux and a wedding gown to bark their wedding vows. Its all for a good cause to raise money for the Humane Society of the Treasure Coast. (Sun, 02 May 2010 16:33:00 -0700)

Pet fury
Pet capuchins can turn on their owners, wildlife experts warn. (Sun, 02 May 2010 16:37:19 -0700)

Pet Alien Anatomy of an Emerging Brand
Jan Nagel dissects Mike Young Prods. meticulous strategy in developing the Pet Alien brand before the new CG television series even hit the air. (Sun, 02 May 2010 16:51:18 -0700)

Pet Vaccinations
Pet lovers lined up to get their animals up to date on their rabies vaccines in Pocatello Saturday (Sun, 02 May 2010 19:09:40 -0700)

Schuyler Pet of the Week.
Schuyler Pet of the Week. (Sun, 02 May 2010 19:58:15 -0700)

Gov. Bev Perdue Issues Pet Week Proclamation For North Carolina Veterinary Medical Association
RALEIGH, N.C. The North Carolina Veterinary Medical Association ( www.ncvma.org ) has announced that Gov. Bev Perdue has signed a proclamation declaring May 2-8 as Pet Week. National Pet Week is an annual week of awareness designed to promote responsible pet ownership, celebrate the human-animal bond and promote public awareness of veterinary medicine. (Mon, 03 May 2010 07:35:41 -0700)

Do You Look Like Your Pet?
Pet owners take part in the Do You Look Like Your Pet? contest Sunday at Quiet Waters Park in Annapolis. Want to be notified when new Slideshows or Videos are made available? (Mon, 03 May 2010 07:49:34 -0700)

Bye, Loretta! Abbotsford's oldest pet dies
Abbotsford's oldest pet died last Wednesday following a sinus infection which weakened her already-fragile state. Loretta, a 65-year-old yellow-naped Amazon parrot, was euthanized after a three-week fight to recover from the illness. (Mon, 03 May 2010 12:03:59 -0700)

Bye, Loretta! Abbotsford's oldest pet dies
others also read... Abbotsford's oldest pet died last Wednesday following a sinus infection which weakened her already-fragile state. Loretta, a 65-year-old yellow-naped Amazon parrot, was euthanized after a three-week fight to recover from the illness. (Mon, 03 May 2010 12:13:17 -0700)

Central Garden & Pet to Announce Fiscal Second Quarter 2010 Results
WALNUT CREEK, Calif.----Central Garden & Pet Company will announce results for its fiscal second quarter ended March 27, 2010, on Wednesday, May 5, 2010 after the close of trading. (Mon, 03 May 2010 14:23:00 -0700)

Crazy Kahlua's a Pet Idol - but don't anybody tell the family cat
PAWS FOR THOUGHT: Kahlua and her owner Frances Arends with prizes from the Pet Idol contest. (Mon, 03 May 2010 15:49:03 -0700)

New Pet Food Bank Opens in Fayetteville
Is your pet a victim of a bad economy? Many people are forced to give their pets up because they can't afford to take care of them. But one local city is starting a pet food bank to make sure no animal has to go without. (Mon, 03 May 2010 16:23:22 -0700)

Want a pet? Write a report
If you are the child of Ms Anita Fam, chairman of the Marriage Central Advisory Board and vice-president of the Asian Women's Welfare Association, you do not just ask politely and sweetly for a pet hamster and hope to get it. (Mon, 03 May 2010 18:02:40 -0700)

Adoption Center in Pet Store Saves Cowtown Strays
The city-run adoption center has allowed the city to stop euthanizing healthy animals. Pet store - Animal welfare - Organizations - Rescues and Shelters - United States (Mon, 03 May 2010 20:17:39 -0700)

Fire heavily damages mobile home, family, pet get out safe
FREEMAN TOWNSHIP A state fire investigator determined Monday that a fire that heavily damaged a mobile home early Saturday on Baker Hill Road was accidental. A father, his son and a pet dog escaped without injury, Strong fire Chief Duayne Boyd said Monday. (Mon, 03 May 2010 21:06:43 -0700)

Pet food fit for a person: Is it worth the expense?
Our dog, Zoe, took us to the pet food store on Sunday, where we found a display of a new line of dog and cat chow from a Long Island company, Vets Choice. (Mon, 03 May 2010 22:35:47 -0700)

New store hunts for a pet hero
Very Important Pet sought for opening ceremony (30/04/2010 15:55:32) (Mon, 03 May 2010 23:06:59 -0700)

PET Q&A: Spring/summer health tips for your pets
What's the best way to keep your pet safe this spring and summer? Heere are a few tips: (Tue, 04 May 2010 00:32:38 -0700)

Get your pet check
PDSA pet nurse Katherine Mock gives pet care advice at the Pet Check vehicle. ALL CREATURES DOG owners can take their pets for a free MoT later this month, in the PDSA PetCheck vehicle at Jollyes on Riverway Industrial Estate, Newport . The PDSA, a leading veterinary charity, provides free care to pets of people in need and promotes responsible pet ownership. (Tue, 04 May 2010 03:11:08 -0700)

UW offers stressed students 'pet therapy'
Associated Press - May 4, 2010 6:15 AM ET MADISON, Wis. (AP) - The University of Wisconsin-Madison wants stressed-out students to drop the books and pet some pooches. (Tue, 04 May 2010 03:25:50 -0700)

April pet of the month
COUNTY Press pet of the month for April is Buster, a West Highland Terrier who lives with the Emma McArdle. Pictures from our online gallery www.iwcpgallery.co.uk below. (Tue, 04 May 2010 03:55:58 -0700)

Humane Society charges fee for pet care
QUESTION: I am relocating to the mainland and can't take my pet. Why does the Hawaiian Humane Society charge a fee to surrender her? (Tue, 04 May 2010 04:36:58 -0700)

10 doggone ways to make pet travel easy
You can make your pet comfortable and safe with the proper car accessories for travel. (Wed, 05 May 2010 03:00:00 -0700)

Procter & Gamble to purchase Natura Pet Products
Procter & Gamble Co. has signed a deal to buy privately held pet food company Natura Pet Products Inc., the consumer products company said Wednesday. (Wed, 05 May 2010 08:37:46 -0700)

P&G buys Calif. pet food company
Procter & Gamble has agreed to buy a California-based company that makes natural pet foods, it said Wednesday. (Wed, 05 May 2010 08:45:04 -0700)

Local primary school reunited with their pet, Roy the Galah
There were some very distressed children at Anula Primary School when they realised their pet Galah had gone walkabout. Find out how they tracked Roy down with the help of 105.7 Drive (Wed, 05 May 2010 12:21:12 -0700)

Animal Control Cracking Down On Pet Licensing
City animal control officers are cracking down on pet owners who have not licensed or registered their animals. (Wed, 05 May 2010 15:38:48 -0700)

Pet license enforcement starts in KCMO
Some pet owners in the metro need to make sure theyre jumping through all the citys hoops. (Wed, 05 May 2010 16:52:39 -0700)

Bring Your Dog to the Dog Lovers Pet Expo
The Dog Lovers Pet Expo will be held on Saturday, May 8, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., at Craig Park, Tarpon Springs. The Dog Lovers Pet Expo is held in celebration of National Pet Week. All proceeds will benefit the Suncoast Animal League. (Wed, 05 May 2010 19:05:51 -0700)

Pet Fair Vendors, Sponsors Needed
CLEARWATER - Leash on Life Pet and People Services seeks sponsors and exhibitors for the Loving Pet Fair on Saturday, May 22, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., at Crest Lake Park (201 Glenwood Ave.) (Wed, 05 May 2010 19:10:12 -0700)

National Pet Week urges humane treatment to animals year round
CARLSBAD Be kind to animals every day. This is National Pet Week, and the annual tradition is to commemorate the role animals play in the lives of human beings. (Wed, 05 May 2010 20:57:34 -0700)

Pet Owners Now Face $100 Fines For Barking Dogs
Barking dogs will be a Los Angeles moneymaker. Animal Services officers last year wrote nearly 20,000 notices to pet owners who had violated city barking dog and leash laws, but there was no financial penalty. (Wed, 05 May 2010 21:14:41 -0700)

Pet Scoop: New postage stamps encourage adoption of animals from shelter
A mobile post office will be set up from 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday at Askew Nixon Ferguson Architects at 1500 Union as part of the local unveiling of the 2010 limited-edition "Animal Rescue: Adopt a Shelter Pet" stamps. (Wed, 05 May 2010 22:00:00 -0700)

Pet adoptions set for Saturday
LAS CRUCES - The Animal Services Center of the Mesilla Valley will conduct two pet adoption events Saturday. (Wed, 05 May 2010 23:28:55 -0700)

Research And Markets: Global Metal Food Can Packaging: Avenues Of Growth In Canned And Pet Food
Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Global Metal Food Can Packaging: Avenues of Growth in Canned and Pet Food" report to their offering. (Thu, 06 May 2010 02:14:44 -0700)

All American Pet Company Inc. to Be Interviewed Today Live on Big Biz Show -- Listen on Radio and Internet
BEVERLY HILLS, CA--(Marketwire - May 6, 2010) - All American Pet Company, Inc. ( PINKSHEETS : AAPT ), makers of super premium dog food brands Grrr-nolaT Natural Dog Food, the Grrr-nolaT Natural Food Bar, and Bow Wow BreakfastT, announces it will be featured in a live radio interview today on "The Big Biz Show with Sully and Russ T Nailz." (Thu, 06 May 2010 03:28:19 -0700)

Paris Post Office aids Adopt a Shelter Pet
Paris Beacon-News Paris Beacon-News A 50-year tradition continues with the U.S. Postal Services latest social awareness stamp: Animal Rescue: Adopt a Shelter Pet. (Thu, 06 May 2010 03:35:30 -0700)

Pet parade planned
Pet parade participants wait for the signal to begin their march down High Street on May 9, 2009, in front of the Cole County Courthouse. The pet parade is sponsored annually by local veterinarians to celebrate National Pet Week. (KELLEY MCCALL/News Tribune file photo) (Thu, 06 May 2010 04:08:38 -0700)

Macgamestore announces Fiction Fixers, Pet Pals for Mac
Macgamestore.com has announced two new games for the Mac, Fiction Fixers: Adventures in Wonderland Premium Edition, and Pet Pals: New Leash On Life. In Fiction Fixers, players are in charge of protecting famous works of literature, starting with the Adventures in Wonderland. Included in the game are a variety of hidden objects to find and puzzles to solve as well mini-games to accomplish. Fifty ... (Thu, 06 May 2010 05:05:56 -0700)

New pet books 'springing' up all over
Some of the new offerings of pet books this spring. With spring flowers come spring pet books. Here are eight new reads. Some clearly point out that animals offer more than we understand -- from whales who hug to a cat who predicts death. One book might even lead you into a new career. (Fri, 07 May 2010 01:17:09 -0700)

Pet of the Week: Baby
Meet Baby, our 2-year-old Pet of the Week. (Fri, 07 May 2010 05:37:20 -0700)

National Pet Week Ripe for Adoptions
Several pet shelters and adoption agencies are working together during National Pet Week to increase adoptions of dogs and cats in the Houston area. (Fri, 07 May 2010 08:31:49 -0700)

Paris Post Office aids Adopt a Shelter Pet
Paris Beacon-News Paris Beacon-News A 50-year tradition continues with the U.S. Postal Services latest social awareness stamp: Animal Rescue: Adopt a Shelter Pet. (Fri, 07 May 2010 10:35:20 -0700)

Pet contest finalists announced; vote here
Pet Contest finalists have been decided. Please browse through the gallery, then cast you vote in the poll, linked below. Please note, voting ends on Friday, May 21. Thank you to everyone who sent us photos. Editor's note: After clicking on the poll, the item marked by the checkmark in the menu below, you will end up at the main page. The poll will be on the right side. (Fri, 07 May 2010 11:22:58 -0700)

Fresno Council Approves "Pet Responsibility Act"
Fresno Council Approves "Pet Responsibility Act" The Fresno City Council is putting dog owners on notice. On Thursday, the council approved stricter measures for pet owners whose dogs are consistently picked up wandering the streets. (Fri, 07 May 2010 11:55:58 -0700)

PETCO Stores Sending Pet Fur to Help Gulf Oil Cleanup
PETCO today began shipping donations of pet fur from its grooming salons to aid in creating absorbent booms to soak up and remove oil from Gulf of Mexico waters. (Fri, 07 May 2010 12:30:00 -0700)

Pet Project extends stay at Marseilles facility
Pet Project is staying put at least for another year. In April, the nonprofit shelter signed a one-year lease at 2676th E. 2575th Road, east of Marseilles. The shelter moved into the facility, the former Dog Wash Inn, (Fri, 07 May 2010 12:48:02 -0700)

Want a pet? Get licence first
Very soon, you will need a license to own a pet, whose well-being will be regularly inspected by government officials. If your pet is found to be in bad health, the officials will have powers to confiscate them. (Fri, 07 May 2010 13:32:33 -0700)

Humane Society to raise awareness of pet adoptions May 8 at Clarinda post office
A 50 year tradition continued on April 30 2010, with the dedication of the U.S. Postal Services latest social awareness stamp: Animal Rescue: Adopt a Shelter Pet. The sheet of stamps features photographs of five cats and five dogs from an animal shelter in New Milford, CT. With the issuance of these stamps the Postal Service is continuing to raise awareness of important social issues. (Fri, 07 May 2010 13:33:56 -0700)

Training at Pet Depot
The free group dog training starting Thursday will be at Pet Depot, 1895 Black River Blvd. The location was incorrect in a story Thursday. Evaluation is from 5 to 6 p.m. and the class is from 6 to 7 p.m. (Fri, 07 May 2010 13:49:55 -0700)

Pet of the Week: Stewie
Meet Stewie, the KSPR Tri-Lakes Humane Society Pet of the Week. He's a whippit jack russel terrier mix. He's 10 months old. (Fri, 07 May 2010 16:16:51 -0700)

Pet of the Week: Belle
This weeks Pet of the Week is Belle. Belle is a Border Collie/English Springer Spaniel mix. She is estimated to be 2-years-old. She is black and tan in color, and weighs 49 pounds. (Fri, 07 May 2010 19:49:23 -0700)

Walnut Creek Pet Store To Help Collect Dog Hair For Oil Spill Booms
WALNUT CREEK -- A San Francisco nonprofit that touts hair and fur as an unlikely ally in the fight against the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico has recruited a Walnut Creek pet store to help with the collection effort this weekend. (Fri, 07 May 2010 20:49:12 -0700)

Drafting pet rules that won't turn around and bite condo boards
Q: I am on the board of directors of our 125-unit condominium. There are a large number of pets in the complex, and I am unable to locate any rules that previous boards might have adopted regarding pets. Can our board create rules? If so, can they be enforced against current pet owners or only... (Fri, 07 May 2010 21:00:00 -0700)

Check into potential pet-care providers
Tootsie's death was unusual -- dogs don't usually kill other dogs while being boarded at a veterinary clinic. But it's a story that might make a pet owner wonder: Am I doing the right thing? How do I decide where to board my pet? (Fri, 07 May 2010 22:16:09 -0700)

Humane Society to raise awareness of pet adoptions May 8 at Clarinda post office
A 50 year tradition continued on April 30 2010, with the dedication of the U.S. Postal Services latest social awareness stamp: Animal Rescue: Adopt a Shelter Pet. The sheet of stamps features photographs of five cats and five dogs from an animal shelter in New Milford, CT. With the issuance of these stamps the Postal Service is continuing to raise awareness of important social issues. (Sat, 08 May 2010 00:48:56 -0700)

SOUTHGATE: City offers discounted pet vaccinations
SOUTHGATE Discounted pet vaccinations will be available this month at City Hall. (Sat, 08 May 2010 04:20:00 -0700)

Pet Of The Week: William
Meet William, the adorable Pet of the Week. (Sat, 08 May 2010 05:36:31 -0700)

SOUTHGATE: City offers discounted pet vaccinations
SOUTHGATE Discounted pet vaccinations will be available this month at City Hall. (Sat, 08 May 2010 05:49:58 -0700)

Save money and your pet with clinic alternatives
When bills start to pile up, caring for your pet may be one place you cut back, to save some money. Caring for your pet can take a lot of cash. (Sat, 08 May 2010 15:21:41 -0700)

Pet Insurance Company Hires Craig Wallace as Senior Vice President of Marketing and Sales
Seattle-based pet insurance company, Trupanion, has hired Craig Wallace as their Senior Vice President of Marketing and Sales. (Sun, 09 May 2010 00:00:00 -0700)

Pet Insurance Company Hires Craig Wallace as Senior Vice President of Marketing and Sales
Seattle-based pet insurance company, Trupanion, has hired Craig Wallace as their Senior Vice President of Marketing and Sales. (PRWeb May 9, 2010) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/Trupanion/pet_insurance/prweb3979354.htm (Sun, 09 May 2010 00:12:15 -0700)

To submit pet pics
Mary A. Sienkiewicz, of Schererville, submitted this photo of her dog Truman, a 4-year-old Great Pyrenees. "He loves to play in the mud! The more rain and mud the better!" Send your favorite pet photo to greenthumb@post-trib.com, or mail to Pet Pictures, Post-Tribune, 1433 E. 83rd Ave., Merrillville, IN 46410. E-mail submissions must be in JPG format, no larger than ... (Sun, 09 May 2010 02:02:05 -0700)

Second Linnea Memorial Pet Walk planned
In memory of Linnea Dick, who was murdered in Fort Collins in 2008, her family will host the second annual Linnea Memorial Pet Walk and Adopt-a-thon to raise funds for local non-profit animal organizations. (Sun, 09 May 2010 04:12:46 -0700)

Humane Society to raise awareness of pet adoptions May 8 at Clarinda post office
A 50 year tradition continued on April 30 2010, with the dedication of the U.S. Postal Services latest social awareness stamp: Animal Rescue: Adopt a Shelter Pet. The sheet of stamps features photographs of five cats and five dogs from an animal shelter in New Milford, CT. With the issuance of these stamps the Postal Service is continuing to raise awareness of important social issues. (Sun, 09 May 2010 04:49:02 -0700)

Is your home or garden pet safe? Exercise caution with plants and other common household items
While exploring new green territory this spring your pet may encounter poisons, plants or situations that could cause illness, injury or death. (Sun, 09 May 2010 06:17:21 -0700)

Pet Express opens at the SM mall of Asia
PET lovers now have another new store where they can find all they need to pamper and care for their furry friends, with the opening of the new Pet Express, the Dog and Cat Shop, at the SM Mall of Asia. (Sun, 09 May 2010 08:11:03 -0700)

Tonya loves hot dogs: Parma Sun Post 'Picture Perfect Pet'
Picture Perfect Pet lives in Parma (Sun, 09 May 2010 08:26:08 -0700)

Pet's fur can help clean oily Gulf Coast
If you've been keeping tabs on the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, you've probably been wondering how exactly you can help. (Sun, 09 May 2010 16:00:46 -0700)

First aid for Fido offered to North Country pet owners
Red Cross is training teaches life-saving skills for pet owners. (Sun, 09 May 2010 21:18:10 -0700)

Pet of the week
Every week, we try and find a loving home for our pet of the week... Meet Molly. Workers say her physical characterisitics are similar to that of a pit bull, beagle and rottweiler. The three-year-old arrived at the Animal Impound May 1st. Molly sits on (Sun, 09 May 2010 21:19:42 -0700)

Pet pantry needs dry cat food
Supplies of dry cat food are critically low again for Lee County Domestic Animal Services' Community Pet Pantry. (Sun, 09 May 2010 22:13:19 -0700)

Parade Your Pet Pageant struts through downtown Midland
Parade Your Pet Pageant 2010 starts at noon Saturday, May 15, at the Tridge in downtown Midland. Continuing until 3 p.m., prizes will be given for best costume, best trick, most unusual pet, smallest and largest pet, most looks-like-their owner and best of show. (Mon, 10 May 2010 01:56:32 -0700)

Sky-Light PET food packaging gets BRC certification
Danish manufacturer of A-PET and C-PET sheet and trays for the food packers, Sky-Light, has attained BRC (British Retail Consortium) certification, which ensures that the firms development and production of packaging comply with the highest food safety standards. (Mon, 10 May 2010 02:46:42 -0700)

N.J. pet shop changes name after 'Doggie Style' draws complaint
HADDONFIELD -- "Doggie Style," a pet shop in the suburban Camden County town of Haddonfield quietly changed its name after drawing complaints from a municipal official, according to a report on CourierPostOnline.com. The Haddonfield shop, which is part of a... (Mon, 10 May 2010 03:30:39 -0700)

15 Minutes: Get to know pet guy Mike Gadomski
MIKE GADOMSKI Age: 42 Lives: North Ridgeville Occupation: Pet care service Mike, you have a very unusual business. Yes, its called Scooperz. What was your inspiration for this business? Well, about two years ago I always wanted to be in business for myself I was watching Donny Deutsch on CNBC and he was interviewing a gentleman who came up [...] (Mon, 10 May 2010 03:55:43 -0700)

Airline loses holidaymakers pet dog in transit
An airline losing your luggage is a holidaymakers worst nightmare but what if your pet dog was lost in transit? (Mon, 10 May 2010 22:24:26 -0700)

Q&A: Marion Nestle on Pet-Food Nutrition for Dogs, Cats
After examining how people buy food in an aisle-by-aisle guide called What to Eat, Marion Nestle picked up a can of pet food to see how its ingredient label compared with the ones on human chow (Tue, 11 May 2010 01:45:00 -0700)

PET CALENDAR
May 22 Family day/open house: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 22, Big Run Wolf Ranch, 4857 Farrell Road, Lockport. Admission $4. Featuring raffles to bottle feed and play with wolf pups, food, drinks, gift shop, raffles, music, lectures and tours. Yearly memberships and adoptions available. Call 815-588-0044 or visit www.bigrunwolfranch.org. May 23 Bark in the Park pet parade ... (Tue, 11 May 2010 02:01:49 -0700)

Some Pet Toys Can Be Toxic
After reading several out-of-state reports that certain pet toys contained lead and were toxic to animals, News 13 put some toys to the test. (Tue, 11 May 2010 03:52:06 -0700)

Pet Food: Inside a Supermarket Mystery
Our animals eat the same food we dojust different parts. The author's latest book explains their diet and, as a result, ours. Pet food - Procter & Gamble - Pets - Nutrition - Health (Tue, 11 May 2010 05:50:43 -0700)

Humane Society to raise awareness of pet adoptions May 8 at Clarinda post office
A 50 year tradition continued on April 30 2010, with the dedication of the U.S. Postal Services latest social awareness stamp: Animal Rescue: Adopt a Shelter Pet. The sheet of stamps features photographs of five cats and five dogs from an animal shelter in New Milford, CT. With the issuance of these stamps the Postal Service is continuing to raise awareness of important social issues. (Tue, 11 May 2010 07:19:02 -0700)

Walker City Park adds pet pooper bins
The Walker City Park has three new pet waste disposal units so owners can clean up after their pets. One is located near the lower pavilion, another by the horseshoe pits and the third near the upper parking lot. Funds to purchase the disposal units came from the Jack Finney Memorial. (Tue, 11 May 2010 07:57:28 -0700)

Headwaters pet photo contest begins May 1.
Start sorting through those adorable photos of your dog or cat. The fourth annual Headwaters Animal Shelter pet photo contest began May 1. The contest runs throughout the summer, with the public voting for favorite pictures at community events and online. (Tue, 11 May 2010 07:58:09 -0700)

Pet Bill Not Approved
The Manitoba government won't be asking landlords to revoke their no-pet policies. A bill debated for an hour Tuesday morning in the legislature was not approved. Liberal leader Jon Gerrard argued there are mental health benefits for many who like the companionship. (Tue, 11 May 2010 10:47:29 -0700)

Daily for Tuesday, May 11: GR Orchestra in town, Pet of the Week and Mark with Local Trends.
The Grand Rapids Symphony Orchestra plays for area fifth and sixth graders, a cute dog from the Isabella County Animal Shelter is the Pet of the Week, and Online Editor Mark Ranzenberger talks about this week's most popular online stories. (Tue, 11 May 2010 12:01:23 -0700)

Pet killed, home destroyed in Nar Nar Goon fire
TWO Nar Nar Goon North women were injured and a family pet killed in a house fire last week. (Tue, 11 May 2010 14:24:45 -0700)

Local Pet Groomers, Salon Owners Help Gulf Coast Oil Spill Cleanup
Some local hair salons might have found a solution to help contain the Gulf coast oil spill. Hair dressers and pet groomers are contributing to the cleanup by collecting human and animal hair. (Tue, 11 May 2010 15:11:46 -0700)

Pet Cat Found Living In Months' Worth Of Waste
A cat found when its owner died of natural causes appears to have been forced to live in a pet crate full of its own feces for many months, the Riverside County Department of Animal Services reported today. (Tue, 11 May 2010 15:19:43 -0700)

May InBusiness: The pet business is booming
Despite recession, pet owners are still pampering their pets (Tue, 11 May 2010 15:41:10 -0700)

Adopt a pet at new Spay and Neuter Clinic Thursday
Adopt a pet at new Spay and Neuter Clinic Thursday - The Spay and Neuter Clinic of Alamance County will (Tue, 11 May 2010 16:07:03 -0700)

Seattle Woman Reunited With Pet's Missing Ashes
A Seattle woman has been reunited with the ashes of her beloved dog after the pet's remains disappeared when the woman's van was stolen last summer. (Tue, 11 May 2010 18:03:16 -0700)

Humane Society to raise awareness of pet adoptions May 8 at Clarinda post office
A 50 year tradition continued on April 30 2010, with the dedication of the U.S. Postal Services latest social awareness stamp: Animal Rescue: Adopt a Shelter Pet. The sheet of stamps features photographs of five cats and five dogs from an animal shelter in New Milford, CT. With the issuance of these stamps the Postal Service is continuing to raise awareness of important social issues. (Tue, 11 May 2010 18:03:56 -0700)

Pet of the Week: Edwin
Meet Edwin, this week's Pet of the Week. If you're interested in Edwin or any other furry four-legged friend, call Animal Humane at (505) 255-5523. (Tue, 11 May 2010 18:53:31 -0700)

Local pet groomers donate fur to catch oil slick
Local pet groomers are among the leaders of a national drive to collect more than 400,000 pounds of dog fur to make hair booms and hair mats to capture and contain the oil slick. (Tue, 11 May 2010 21:11:49 -0700)

Desert Hot Springs cat rescued from living inside locked pet carrier
DESERT HOT SPRINGS A cat was rescued Monday after she was found locked inside a pet carrier filled with her own feces, a spokesman for the Department of Animal Services announced today. (Tue, 11 May 2010 21:23:53 -0700)

Pet of the week: Meet Samantha
Pet: Meet Samantha, a lovely 8-year-old Labrador retriever who is looking for a great family for the next chapter of her life. Samantha is a gentle and friendly girl who enjoys meeting new people and going for leisurely walks. Samantha is a bit "pleasantly plump" at 115 pounds, and could use an active companion to help her slim down a bit. (Tue, 11 May 2010 22:07:03 -0700)

Countywide venture seeks to address pet overpopulation
In an ongoing effort to address the problem of pet overpopulation, a local nonprofit is teaming up with veterinarians and pet clinics to launch a countywide spay-and-neuter program to help low-income pet owners fix their dogs and cats. (Wed, 12 May 2010 01:06:48 -0700)

Q&A: Marion Nestle on Pet-Food Nutrition for Dogs, Cats
After examining how people buy food in an aisle-by-aisle guide called 'What to Eat,' Marion Nestle picked up a can of pet food to see how its ingredient label compared with the ones on human chow (Wed, 12 May 2010 01:53:01 -0700)

Pet Pointers: Some plants can be deadly for pets
If you are a pet parent who loves to garden there are dangers to your pet lurking in your garden. Today we'll touch on some in this edition of Pet Pointers. (Wed, 12 May 2010 02:18:02 -0700)

Mountain Home man fights for pet pig in court
It's no joke to Wilferd Kallhoff that he may be forced to get rid of his pet pig. (Wed, 12 May 2010 03:06:31 -0700)

Pet Event
Barks and Boundaries Pet Event is being held from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, May 22, at Bark-A-Bout Pet Resort, 14660 23 Mile Road, Shelby Township. Bark-A-Bout will be celebrating Invisible Fence of Shelby Township's grand opening as well as Bark-A-Bout's one year anniversary. There will be plenty of events for families and their pets, including bobbing for hotdogs, swim time in the pool, rally ... (Wed, 12 May 2010 03:38:43 -0700)

ArcSoft launches pet detection technology
ArcSoft launches pet detection technology (Wed, 12 May 2010 04:56:37 -0700)

Council send vote registration letter to woman's pet pig
A local council sent a letter to a woman's pet pig offering the animal the chance to register for a vote in last week's election. (Wed, 12 May 2010 05:27:39 -0700)

Pet Hospice Provides Care for Dying Pets
"Angel Paws" in Blue Ash helps owners deal with pet's passing (Wed, 12 May 2010 07:50:12 -0700)

Shelters Beat Stores In Pet Poll
A new poll finds that more than half of those asked plan to get their next pet from a shelter, while just 8 percent would opt for the pet store. And more than four in 10 in the Associated Press-Petside.com poll say they believe store pets could have hidden medical or psychological problems. (Wed, 12 May 2010 08:11:45 -0700)

54% say they'll get next dog or cat from shelter, not pet store
Just 8% of those polled said they would get their next cat or dog at a store, while 13% said that's where they got the pet they have now. Fifty-four percent of those polled said they would probably get their next pet from a shelter, while 23% went for a breeder. (Wed, 12 May 2010 09:38:50 -0700)

All American Pet Company Inc. Files for Patent Protection for Its Dog Nutritional Food Bars
BEVERLY HILLS, CA--(Marketwire - May 12, 2010) - All American Pet Company, Inc. ( PINKSHEETS : AAPT ), makers of super premium dog food brands Grrr-nolaT Natural Dog Food, the Grrr-nolaT Natural Food Bar, and Bow Wow BreakfastT, announces it has completed its filing with the US Patent Office for its "Dog nutritional Food Bars," which are completely portable and self contained. Each 4 ounce super ... (Wed, 12 May 2010 09:40:07 -0700)

Walker City Park adds pet pooper bins
The Walker City Park has three new pet waste disposal units so owners can clean up after their pets. One is located near the lower pavilion, another by the horseshoe pits and the third near the upper parking lot. Funds to purchase the disposal units came from the Jack Finney Memorial. (Wed, 12 May 2010 09:44:19 -0700)

Headwaters pet photo contest begins May 1.
Start sorting through those adorable photos of your dog or cat. The fourth annual Headwaters Animal Shelter pet photo contest began May 1. The contest runs throughout the summer, with the public voting for favorite pictures at community events and online. (Wed, 12 May 2010 09:44:59 -0700)

Potential pet owners prefer adoption
A new study has revealed that most people wanting a dog or cat prefer adopting from an animal shelter, rather than going to pet shop or animal breeder. (Wed, 12 May 2010 13:16:17 -0700)

Queens pet store misses chance to save lost, ailing dog
Poor Lola. The French bulldog, who needs surgery, is lost in Queens and workers at a Forest Hills pet store bungled her best chance to make it back home. "Shes my baby. Shes like a daughter to me. Shes not a dog," said Lolas distraught owner... (Wed, 12 May 2010 13:53:10 -0700)

Glee star Lynch urges Chicago Mayor to get serious about pet overpopulation
Animal-loving Glee star Jane Lynch has penned an open letter to the mayor of her native Chicago, Illinois, urging him to take control of the city's growing pet overpopulation problem. (Wed, 12 May 2010 14:42:27 -0700)

Mobile pet clinic to be in Newburg
Louisville Metro Animal Services' mobile medical and adoption unit, S.P.O.T. (Stop Pet Overpopulation Today), will be at the Newburg Community Center, 4810 Exeter Ave., from 3-7 p.m. Monday. (Wed, 12 May 2010 14:46:21 -0700)

Lifestyle Pet owners grieve over absence of funeral regulations
Pet owners in Japan are finding it difficult to hold funerals for their dogs and cats due to the lack of regulations despite surging demand. (Wed, 12 May 2010 15:39:19 -0700)

PhillyDeals: Ex-fur dealer now a Philly pet supply mogul
Ira Goldfarb wasn't always an intimate fan of our animal companions.He grew up in a pet-free immigrant household in New York and spent the 1980s building and selling the Leather & Fur Co. clothing-store chain, with stores in New York and Philadelphia. (Wed, 12 May 2010 17:02:00 -0700)

Feature Your Pet in the Pet Photo Showcase
CLEARWATER - The Clearwater Public Library System is hosting a pet photo showcase and contest. Photos must be submitted by May 15th. All pictures will be displayed in the library, and all ages are welcome to participate. (Wed, 12 May 2010 18:07:12 -0700)

Pet Groomers, Salons Shipping Hair To Gulf
Nearly 200 Hair Salons And Pet Groomers In Minnesota Are Shipping Leftover Hair Or Fur To The Gulf Coast To Help Contain The Burgeoning Oil Spill The Hair And... (Wed, 12 May 2010 18:22:32 -0700)

Poll suggests pet lovers would shop at animal shelters first
Fifty-four percent of those polled said they would probably get their next pet from a shelter. (Wed, 12 May 2010 21:17:53 -0700)

Pet market now open
Corrado's Pet Market has opened its second location in the Corrado's location in Pointview Shopping Center on Berdan Avenue. Attending the ribbon cutting ceremony (above ) was Mayor Chris Vergano, Councilwoman Nadine Bello, and the Corrado family. (Wed, 12 May 2010 23:01:13 -0700)

PET DISH COLUMN
The Pet Dish (Thu, 13 May 2010 00:21:35 -0700)

Most would rather get a new pet from a shelter
Remember that old song, "How much is that doggie in the window?" For most Americans, it seems it's no sale. More than half of people in an Associated Press-Petside.com poll said they would get their next dog or cat from a shelter, nearly seven times the number who said they would buy their next pet from a store. (Thu, 13 May 2010 00:47:52 -0700)

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