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Pet of the Week Munchkin
Munchkin is quite small -- only 28 pounds. She has such big deep eyes and such a sweet disposition. All she needs is love and confidence and she'll be all the dog you'll ever need to love. (Fri, 01 Apr 2011 04:07:06 -0700)

Eurail.Com to Offer People & Pet Packages
Recent studies show that pet owners are less likely to take long trips than those with no animals to care for. The stress of finding appropriate pet care seems to outweigh their desire to travel, experts say. (Fri, 01 Apr 2011 05:00:00 -0700)

Pet of the Week - Bobo
Bobo is looking for a home. (Fri, 01 Apr 2011 05:10:53 -0700)

New Wizard101 Pet Rocks!
Game developer KingsIsle Entertainment today announced that for a limited time it will be adding a new pet to its in-game Crown Shop, the Pet Rock. The new Pet Rock is expressly designed to meet the needs of players that want to spend less time training and caring for their pets and more time watching their pets relax. (Fri, 01 Apr 2011 08:07:00 -0700)

Pet Paw-See spotlight on adoptable cats
There are plenty of adorable pets waiting for adoption in Great Falls, and the Pet Paw-See is shining the spotlight on these four cats this week. 1. Samson is a stunningly handsome sealpoint Siamese cross who was found wandering the streets on the east edge of Great Falls. (Fri, 01 Apr 2011 10:02:04 -0700)

Tag Your Pet
Choose one, or more, of the following forms of identification to prevent their pets from becoming a statistic. (Fri, 01 Apr 2011 10:42:47 -0700)

Women aren’t pet rocks
Whether the topic is Libya’s rebels or Afghanistan’s “reconciliation” with the Taliban, the pivotal question is, or should be: What about the women? (Fri, 01 Apr 2011 17:28:13 -0700)

Pet Calendar
SATURDAY ADOPTIONS 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. -- TVAR; Pleasanton Farmer's Market, First and West Angela streets, Pleasanton; dogs/cats. (Sat, 02 Apr 2011 00:14:49 -0700)

Pet Vet: Cancer in Pets
One of the most feared words a person can hear from their doctor is the diagnosis of cancer. For pet owners, a diagnosis of cancer from the veterinarian creates similar emotions. (Sat, 02 Apr 2011 07:15:20 -0700)

Pet Expo runs through Sunday in Niles
NILES, Ohio - The largest pet expo between Cleveland and Pittsburgh opened its doors at the Eastwood Expo Center in Niles on Saturday. (Sat, 02 Apr 2011 19:43:23 -0700)

Pet Expo draws hundreds
By JORDAN COHEN news@vindy.com NILES Judy Henninger, coordinator of the Northeast Ohio Pet (Sat, 02 Apr 2011 21:07:30 -0700)

Pet-Friendly Travel Website Expands Services Adding Airlines and Car Rentals
Pet Hotels of America Expands its Services to Include Pet-Friendly Airline and Car Rental Reservations. This one-stop travel planning website for pet lovers makes it easy to create a comprehensive vacation package from one place. (PRWeb April 03, 2011) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2011/4/prweb8262239.htm (Sun, 03 Apr 2011 00:19:04 -0700)

Pet-Friendly Travel Website Expands Services Adding Airlines and Car Rentals
Pet Hotels of America Expands its Services to Include Pet-Friendly Airline and Car Rental Reservations. This one-stop travel planning website for pet lovers makes it easy to create a comprehensive vacation package from one place. (Sun, 03 Apr 2011 06:00:00 -0700)

April is National Pet First Aid Awareness Month
Our recent stormy weather is a reminder that hurricane season is just around the corner. It’s vital to have an action plan for you and your family and, of course, your pets. The American Red Cross has named April National Pet First Aid Awareness Month to create awareness about how pet owners can prepare for disasters. Veterinary Pet Insurance [...] (Sun, 03 Apr 2011 13:46:13 -0700)

Pet Shop Boys join Take That tour
Take That have invited their heroes the Pet Shop Boys to support them on their sell-out UK tour. (Sun, 03 Apr 2011 17:34:06 -0700)

Pet insurance can take a bite out of vet bills
Having lost her first golden retriever, Maggie, to cancer when the dog was only 2, Sharon Crawford decided that her next canine companion would have a health insurance policy. (Sun, 03 Apr 2011 20:37:15 -0700)

Pet Rescue turned over to receiver
HEBRON – An animal rescue property from which animals were seized in 2005 will be sold as part of a court-ordered receivership filed by the Illinois Attorney General. (Sun, 03 Apr 2011 20:59:15 -0700)

Nonprofit Pet Pantry receives BAF grant
BECKLEY — The Wild and Wonderful Pet Pantry, a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for pets and their families through food and spay/neuter assistance, has received a grant for 2011 from the Beckley Area Foundation. (Sun, 03 Apr 2011 21:21:26 -0700)

Pet Shop Boys join Take That on UK tour
Take That have invited their heroes the Pet Shop Boys to support them on their sell-out UK tour. (Sun, 03 Apr 2011 21:56:48 -0700)

Pet Shop Boys confirmed to support Take That
The Pet Shop Boys are confirmed to support Take That on their upcoming Progress tour. (Mon, 04 Apr 2011 02:17:14 -0700)

Pet Shop Boys teaming up with Take That for tour
Take That have persuaded the Pet Shop Boys to join them as their support act on tour this summer . (Mon, 04 Apr 2011 02:26:01 -0700)

Pet Shop Boys join Take That tour
Pet Shop Boys are to be the main support on Take That's record-breaking summer stadium tour. (Mon, 04 Apr 2011 03:19:05 -0700)

Pet Shop Boys join Take That tour
Pet Shop Boys are to be the main support on Take That's record-breaking summer stadium tour. (Mon, 04 Apr 2011 03:33:35 -0700)

Pet Shop Boys Join Take That On Sell-Out Tour
Take That have invited the Pet Shop Boys to support them on their sell-out UK and European tour. (Mon, 04 Apr 2011 04:54:59 -0700)

Pet owners, beware some trees and flowers
According to local veterinarians and toxicology experts, it's important that pet owners keep an eye out for plants that could be harmful to their cats and dogs. (Mon, 04 Apr 2011 12:01:35 -0700)

Pet Partners meeting set in Dewitt
Pet Partners of Syracuse, a Central New York Affiliate of the non-profit international Delta Society, is sponsoring a free informational meeting on how to become a nationally registered Pet Partner Team. Through its Pet Partners Training Course, Delta Society trains... (Mon, 04 Apr 2011 13:13:17 -0700)

Pet projects push tax hike
It all started out so well. When Greater Sudbury council met in mid-February to get a first look at the 2011 budget, there was more than a little optimism in the air.[...] (Mon, 04 Apr 2011 21:22:57 -0700)

Kane shelter taking pet adoption seriously
GENEVA — With nearly 500 animals taken in last year, Kane County Animal Control officials say they take adoption of their charges seriously and carry out a detailed procedure before the four-legged — and sometimes two-legged — orphans go to homes as pets.The adoption process usually begin with someone either coming in to the animal control shelter on Keslinger Road or visiting petfinder.com, a ... (Tue, 05 Apr 2011 00:10:46 -0700)

Biggest PET Buyer-Seller Meet for South America PET Packaging & PET Resin Industry Returns to Sao Paulo on 10-11 May ...
SAO PAULO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--After last year’s success, PET professionals will again gather at 2nd SAPET, the premier South America PET resin & PET packaging industry meet, scheduled on 10-11 May 2011 in Sao Paulo, Brazil (Tue, 05 Apr 2011 04:54:14 -0700)

A hotel loyalty program for your pet
Bring your pet for four nights, get the fifth free at B.C.’s Accent Inns (Tue, 05 Apr 2011 12:25:29 -0700)

Pet Vitamin Supplements: Holistic Health for Your Pet
Triangle - You love your pet and you want them to be healthy and happy. So, you buy the best food available, make sure that they get regular checkups, walk them and spend time playing with and grooming them to keep them happy. (Tue, 05 Apr 2011 16:15:51 -0700)

Art review: 'Al Taylor: Wire Instruments and Pet Stains' at the Santa Monica Museum of Art
David Pagel reviews "Al Taylor: Wire Instruments and Pet Stains" at the Santa Monica Museum of Art (Tue, 05 Apr 2011 16:34:36 -0700)

Pet adoption draws a crowd in Abilene
The largest pet adoption ever held in West Texas got under way at noon Tuesday at PetSmart with a long line of people waiting to find the perfect dog or cat. (Tue, 05 Apr 2011 16:41:00 -0700)

Giraffe refuge, water park, lighthouse replica among Md. lawmakers’ pet projects
Tucked into Maryland’s capital budget for far-reaching bricks-and-mortar projects are millions of dollars for smaller-ticket pet programs — the state’s version of congressional earmarks. There’s money for athletic arena lights in Germantown, a giraffe conservation center north of Baltimore, a water park in Gaithersburg and a replica of a historic lighthouse on the Eastern Shore. (Tue, 05 Apr 2011 19:13:00 -0700)

Pet of the week
Photo4.7_pet-Timberly.JPG Caption:  Timberly is a very independent, proud beauty! She is social and loves to be close, but does not like to be petted to much. She is searching for an understanding person that will give her space. Timberly is good with other cats. Please call (860) 828-5287 if you feel you can be there for this beauty. (Tue, 05 Apr 2011 22:21:20 -0700)

Pet Tales: Sun seeking unique pet stories
Marsha SmithKern Valley Sun For every pet lover and owner there is at least one unique, humorous or heart warming story to tell. The Kern Valley Sun is seeking submissions to run in a special weekly column. We are especially interested in stories about rescue pets, those animals that have been adopted and what has happened since the adoption. However the submissions are not limited to adopted ... (Wed, 06 Apr 2011 01:22:30 -0700)

Pet of the Week: "Dunkin"
The Harlingen Humane Society is featuring "Dunkin", a Terrier Schnauzer mix, during this week's Pet of the Week segment. (Wed, 06 Apr 2011 05:12:11 -0700)

Petland Expands Pet Adoption Program
CHILLICOTHE, Ohio--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Petland’s Adopt-A-PetSM program finds homes for more than 310,000 homeless pets. (Wed, 06 Apr 2011 07:09:37 -0700)

Found Animals Innovates Pet Store Experience for Shelter Animals
A new, innovative retail pet adoption center opening this month in Lakewood will showcase shelter animals in a bright, fun, one-stop-shop for potential pet owners with goals to significantly increase the number of animals adopted and improve the publics perception of pet adoption.Los Angeles-based nonprofit group, Found Animals , has built Adopt Shop,... (Wed, 06 Apr 2011 08:59:08 -0700)

Pet of the Week: Chandler
Pet for adoption--Chandler is fully grown at 12 pounds and knows basic commands. (Wed, 06 Apr 2011 10:02:49 -0700)

Warehouse to offer pet insurance
The Warehouse is moving into online and in-store pet insurance, as the company continues to expand into financial services. (Wed, 06 Apr 2011 10:08:53 -0700)

Pet Bowls: Shopping With Stephanie and Bruce Tharp
The couple who run the Chicago design firm Materious shopped for bowls for serving kibble in style. (Wed, 06 Apr 2011 16:39:46 -0700)

Pet owners’ charity meet
WANT to help independent pet rescue groups? Two organisations have lined up two separate activities to raise money for them. (Wed, 06 Apr 2011 17:10:22 -0700)

Pet breeder rules get House panel OK
Federally licensed pet breeders would be exempt from meeting the rules and licensing requirements of a new Oklahoma board under a bill approved Wednesday by an Oklahoma House committee. (Wed, 06 Apr 2011 18:15:14 -0700)

Torrance firm raises the bar on pet food
In February, Lotus Natural Pet Food, a Torrance-based distributor of pet food, started producing high-end dog food at its new microcannery. | PHOTOS (Wed, 06 Apr 2011 20:29:57 -0700)

Pet Page anniversary celebrated with photo shoot
Pets arrived at Pet Nation in star-shaped sunglasses, spring dresses and bandanas ready for their close up so they could be the stars of Navarre Press’ Pet Page. (Wed, 06 Apr 2011 23:10:55 -0700)

Pet Camp San Francisco Awarded First Place for “Best Pet Boarding”
San Francisco’s Pet Camp was voted first place in the Best Pet Boarding category for the Best of the Bay 2011 contest by SFGate.com readers. Aside from offering a premier feline and canine lodge, Pet Camp is known for its “green” advocacy and operating environment-friendly facilities. (PRWeb April 07, 2011) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/dog-daycare/san ... (Thu, 07 Apr 2011 00:17:28 -0700)

Reportlinker Adds Pet Market Outlook 2011-2012
Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: (Thu, 07 Apr 2011 04:06:00 -0700)

Pet subjects: My cat is addicted to bleach
Vet Pete Wedderburn is our expert on the case (Thu, 07 Apr 2011 05:23:11 -0700)

Pet's Best Friend - Socialization key to dog's mental and physical health
Probably the biggest cause of canine problems is a lack of socialization. Our pets become reactive more often because of something new that is happening, than because of something that has previously happened. (Thu, 07 Apr 2011 09:01:55 -0700)

Grieving pet owners find solace in online tributes
They provide comfort in times of distress, laughter in moments of gravity, love during spells of loneliness. They are, to paraphrase writer Edith Wharton, a heartbeat at one's feet. (Thu, 07 Apr 2011 20:29:46 -0700)

Girl Scout to host pet education forum
Girl Scout Lilliana Newmeyer, 18, plans to host a pet education forum on April 30 at Hartford Heights Volunteer Fire Department to complete the requirements to earn the Girl Scout Gold Award. (Thu, 07 Apr 2011 21:01:09 -0700)

Pet Bowls
Chicago (Thu, 07 Apr 2011 21:11:29 -0700)

Does owning a pet make economic sense for you?
Can you afford a pet? Does pet ownership make economic sense for your lifestyle? Owning a pet is more than food and shelter. It is a combination of food, vaccines, accidents, illnesses, spaying and neutering, and grooming over as many as 15 plus years. (Thu, 07 Apr 2011 21:26:48 -0700)

Pet Calendar
SATURDAY ADOPTIONS 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. -- TVAR; Pleasanton Farmer's Market, First and West Angela streets, Pleasanton; dogs/cats. (Fri, 08 Apr 2011 00:14:50 -0700)

Pet-breeder amendment questioned
A measure that would exempt almost one-third of Oklahoma's pet breeders from a new puppy-mill law will be detrimental to the law, opening a loophole for breeders to offer substandard care to animals, an ... (Fri, 08 Apr 2011 00:34:43 -0700)

Does owning a pet make economic sense for you?
Can you afford a pet? Does pet ownership make economic sense for your lifestyle? Owning a pet is more than food and shelter. It is a combination of food, vaccines, accidents, illnesses, spaying and neutering, and grooming over as many as 15 plus years. (Fri, 08 Apr 2011 01:36:56 -0700)

Pet-breeder amendment questioned
A measure that would exempt almost one-third of Oklahoma's pet breeders from a new puppy-mill law will be detrimental to the law, opening a loophole for breeders to offer substandard care to animals, an ... (Fri, 08 Apr 2011 03:27:06 -0700)

Pet of the Week Sleepyhead
We're not too sure how he got his name, Sleepyhead. He is actually quite playful, curious and active! (Fri, 08 Apr 2011 05:02:48 -0700)

Pet shelter plans annual fundraiser
Sherwood’s Department of Humane Animal Services is hosting its third annual pet fair and “fun” raiser 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday at Sherwood Forest, 1111 W. Maryland Ave. (Fri, 08 Apr 2011 11:37:26 -0700)

National pet poetry winners: 2 from Florida
American Pet Products Association has announced the six winning poems for its third annual National Children’s Pet Poetry Contest, and two winners are from Florida. Association president Bob Vetere said more than 1,000 poems were entered nationwide by students in third, fourth and fifth grade. The two winning students from each grade won a $250 gift certificate [...] (Fri, 08 Apr 2011 21:57:13 -0700)

How to deal with an overweight pet
Plenty of people indulge their pets because it makes them happy and keeps the peace. But did you know that overweight cats and dogs can develop diabetes, just like humans do? (Fri, 08 Apr 2011 23:10:12 -0700)

Pet shelter plans annual fundraiser
Sherwood’s Department of Humane Animal Services is hosting its third annual pet fair and “fun” raiser 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday at Sherwood Forest, 1111 W. Maryland Ave. (Sat, 09 Apr 2011 01:53:00 -0700)

Pet Pointers: Preparing an emergency kit
From Hurricane Katrina that devastated New Orleans to the recent series of tragic events in Japan we all know unexpected thing happen. But what do you take with you when you don't have a second to spare? You grab your family, your pets and your "GO KIT". Today we are building an emergency evacuation kit for your pets in this edition of Pet Pointers. (Sat, 09 Apr 2011 02:15:00 -0700)

Pet Tales: Sun seeking unique pet stories
Marsha SmithKern Valley Sun For every pet lover and owner there is at least one unique, humorous or heart warming story to tell. The Kern Valley Sun is seeking submissions to run in a special weekly column. We are especially interested in stories about rescue pets, those animals that have been adopted and what has happened since the adoption. However the submissions are not limited to adopted ... (Sat, 09 Apr 2011 02:31:04 -0700)

Pet babies photos
We'll approve and post your submission as fast as we can. (Sat, 09 Apr 2011 08:09:25 -0700)

Pet shelter plans annual fundraiser
Sherwood’s Department of Humane Animal Services is hosting its third annual pet fair and “fun” raiser 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday at Sherwood Forest, 1111 W. Maryland Ave. (Sat, 09 Apr 2011 12:21:23 -0700)

Pet Expo teaches a few new tricks
BURLINGTON - Two-footed athletes draw people to the Burlington High School gym on weekdays, but on Saturday it was interest in the four-footed which packed the gym. (Sat, 09 Apr 2011 19:52:40 -0700)

Pet Tales: Sun seeking unique pet stories
Marsha SmithKern Valley Sun For every pet lover and owner there is at least one unique, humorous or heart warming story to tell. The Kern Valley Sun is seeking submissions to run in a special weekly column. We are especially interested in stories about rescue pets, those animals that have been adopted and what has happened since the adoption. However the submissions are not limited to adopted ... (Sun, 10 Apr 2011 00:34:52 -0700)

Pet Parade: In praise of the loveable mutt
By AL SWANSON United Press International A headline in the Toronto Sun sports section called last week's NCAA final "a mutt ugly" game between the UConn Huskies and the Butler Bulldogs. (Sun, 10 Apr 2011 01:45:38 -0700)

Pet Tales: Sun seeking unique pet stories
Marsha SmithKern Valley Sun For every pet lover and owner there is at least one unique, humorous or heart warming story to tell. The Kern Valley Sun is seeking submissions to run in a special weekly column. We are especially interested in stories about rescue pets, those animals that have been adopted and what has happened since the adoption. However the submissions are not limited to adopted ... (Sun, 10 Apr 2011 01:56:07 -0700)

Pet shelter plans annual fundraiser
Sherwood’s Department of Humane Animal Services is hosting its third annual pet fair and “fun” raiser 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday at Sherwood Forest, 1111 W. Maryland Ave. (Sun, 10 Apr 2011 02:06:40 -0700)

Pet shelter plans annual fundraiser
Sherwood’s Department of Humane Animal Services is hosting its third annual pet fair and “fun” raiser 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday at Sherwood Forest, 1111 W. Maryland Ave. (Sun, 10 Apr 2011 02:36:56 -0700)

PET OF THE WEEK: Scruffy
“Scruffy”- “ I’m also known as “scruffums” and “scruff-a-nutter.” I really don’t care how many nicknames I have, as long as it involves attention for me. “I live for my family! I will follow you anywhere and find a spot as close as possible with you (just about anywhere will do) I love to be brushed, and I get along good with other dogs and most cats. I’m even pretty good at the vets. (Sun, 10 Apr 2011 04:17:03 -0700)

Elgin pet owners grab discounted pet vaccines
The City of Elgin is partnering with the Elgin Animal Clinic and Elgin Westside Animal Hospital for a low-cost Pet Health and Safety Event from 2 to 6 p.m. April 10 in the lower level of The Hemmens, 45 Symphony Way, Elgin (Sun, 10 Apr 2011 16:38:00 -0700)

Pet owners remain loyal through down economy
According to American Pet Products Association’s recently released 2011-2012 National Pet Owners Survey, the down economy has not had a negative effect on the pet industry. (Sun, 10 Apr 2011 21:03:47 -0700)

Pet Tales: Sun seeking unique pet stories
Marsha SmithKern Valley Sun For every pet lover and owner there is at least one unique, humorous or heart warming story to tell. The Kern Valley Sun is seeking submissions to run in a special weekly column. We are especially interested in stories about rescue pets, those animals that have been adopted and what has happened since the adoption. However the submissions are not limited to adopted ... (Mon, 11 Apr 2011 00:31:43 -0700)

Pet Tales: Sun seeking unique pet stories
Marsha SmithKern Valley Sun For every pet lover and owner there is at least one unique, humorous or heart warming story to tell. The Kern Valley Sun is seeking submissions to run in a special weekly column. We are especially interested in stories about rescue pets, those animals that have been adopted and what has happened since the adoption. However the submissions are not limited to adopted ... (Mon, 11 Apr 2011 02:01:39 -0700)

I started dating someone with pet allergies, and I have a cat. Any tips on keeping both around?
Q. I started dating someone with pet allergies, and I have a cat. Any tips on keeping both around? (Mon, 11 Apr 2011 02:23:32 -0700)

Pet shelter plans annual fundraiser
Sherwood’s Department of Humane Animal Services is hosting its third annual pet fair and “fun” raiser 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday at Sherwood Forest, 1111 W. Maryland Ave. (Mon, 11 Apr 2011 03:30:38 -0700)

Dogs have their day at Pet Expo
  Pets were the center of attention Saturday at a fundraiser for a dog park. (Mon, 11 Apr 2011 05:04:55 -0700)

Trupanion Pet Insurance Gears Up for Earth Day
Trupanion commemorates Earth Day by putting together a list of things pet owners can do to lessen the impact their pets make on the environment. [PR.com] (Mon, 11 Apr 2011 05:05:22 -0700)

SPCA's Spring Pet Walk is May 1
LOCKPORT - Do you enjoy the chance to show off your pet? Would you like a change from the daily walking routine? The SPCA's annual Spring Pet Walk may be just the thing. (Mon, 11 Apr 2011 08:54:24 -0700)

Trupanion Pet Insurance Gears Up for Earth Day
April 22nd marks Earth Day, a day intended to inspire environmental awareness and appreciation. Trupanion, the nations fastest-growing pet insurance provider, is observing the day by releasing a list of ways pet owners can help the environment.We know pet owners are responsible, caring people, said Darren DeFeo, Senior Vice President at Trupanion, so we thought they might be interested... (Mon, 11 Apr 2011 09:58:37 -0700)

Pet Calendar
April 23Hugs for Hounds Easter Egg Hunt: 11 a.m. April 23 at the Hammel Woods Dog Park on Black Road in Shorewood. Sponsored by Shorewood H.U.G.S. and the Forest Preserve District of Will County, this third annual event for dogs will benefit Rosie, the forest preserve’s search and rescue dog. Bring a basket to collect eggs filled with prizes or dog treats. Entry fee is $5 per dog. Visit ... (Mon, 11 Apr 2011 13:04:43 -0700)

Aussie Pet Mobile Rolls into Ontario
VANCOUVER Aussie Pet Mobile, the worlds largest mobile pet groomer on wheels, is on the move to Ontario. The company known for pampering pets in its solar powered Aussie Pet Mobile Mercedes Sprinter Vans, today announced it will expand its operations east, with plans to open more than 25 units in Ontario during the next two years. Spearheading the brands growth is Richard Avis, president... (Mon, 11 Apr 2011 14:14:12 -0700)

Pet Owners Remain Loyal Through Down Economy
According to American Pet Products Association's recently released 2011-2012 National Pet Owners Survey, the down economy has not had a negative effect on the pet industry. (Mon, 11 Apr 2011 15:43:13 -0700)

Humane Society Offers Pet Loss Support Group
Many people go to Humane Society when they're looking for a pet. Others also go there when they've lost one. The Humane Society in Golden Valley location hosts a pet loss support group every Monday night at 7 p.m. (Mon, 11 Apr 2011 15:44:18 -0700)

Lantana pet shop owner charged with animal cruelty; 26 animals seized, 5 found dead in freezer
Lantana pet shop owner charged with animal cruelty; 26 animals seized, 5 found dead in freezer (Mon, 11 Apr 2011 17:55:03 -0700)

Pet shop owner charged with cruelty
Palm Beach County Animal Care and Control workers moved through the pet shop owner's apartment on Monday, taking in one disturbing sight after another, until they reached the kitchen and pulled open the freezer. (Mon, 11 Apr 2011 18:38:52 -0700)

Lantana pet shop owner arrested on animal cruelty charges
One cat looked like a walking skeleton. The dogs were dehydrated, caged and caked in feces. (Mon, 11 Apr 2011 19:11:56 -0700)

Pet insurance surges as vet costs rise
Of the $50 billion expected to be spent this year on pets, $14.11 billion will be for vet bills.   (Mon, 11 Apr 2011 20:50:06 -0700)

Pet shelter plans annual fundraiser
Sherwood’s Department of Humane Animal Services is hosting its third annual pet fair and “fun” raiser 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday at Sherwood Forest, 1111 W. Maryland Ave. (Tue, 12 Apr 2011 03:45:16 -0700)

Pet Shop Boys Return With Together
Pet Shop Boys fans will be heading to the digital music shop today as Astralwerks is releasing their latest single "Together". (Tue, 12 Apr 2011 04:06:41 -0700)

Pet shop owner charged with animal cruelty
LANTANA, Fla. (AP) — A Palm Beach County pet shop owner has been charged with animal cruelty after authorities found five dead cats and dogs in her freezer. (Tue, 12 Apr 2011 04:27:51 -0700)

Pet Airways® Announces Flight Expansion to Houston, Austin and Dallas
Pet Airways, Inc. the only airline designed specifically for the comfortable and safe transportation of pets today announced it is coming to the Lone Star State with plans to add Houston, Austin and Dallas to its fast-growing network of destinations. Â (Tue, 12 Apr 2011 05:38:00 -0700)

Pet shop owner could face more charges
 A pet shop owner in court on charges of grand theft could now face animal cruelty charges. (Tue, 12 Apr 2011 08:53:52 -0700)

Pet shop owner busted after cops find five cats & dogs in her freezer
A pet shop owner in Florida has been charged with animal cruelty after police found a dead and sickly pets throughout her home and shop, including several frozen in her freezer. (Tue, 12 Apr 2011 09:06:55 -0700)

Pet Tales: Sun seeking unique pet stories
Marsha SmithKern Valley Sun For every pet lover and owner there is at least one unique, humorous or heart warming story to tell. The Kern Valley Sun is seeking submissions to run in a special weekly column. We are especially interested in stories about rescue pets, those animals that have been adopted and what has happened since the adoption. However the submissions are not limited to adopted ... (Tue, 12 Apr 2011 12:14:50 -0700)

American Veterinary Medical Association Launches MyVeterinarian.com, an Online Search Tool for Pet Owners
SCHAUMBURG, Ill., April 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pet owners searching for a veterinarian need look no further than the American Veterinary Medical Association's MyVeterinarian.com. Only a mouse click away, MyVeterinarian.com provides pet owners with detailed information about veterinary practices from around the country. Whether they're welcoming a new pet to the home, are moving into ... (Tue, 12 Apr 2011 12:16:18 -0700)

PETCO(TM) Certified Nutrition Adds Holistic Select(R) Pet Food to Naturals Selection
SAN DIEGO -- A pet's diet should be just as healthy and diverse as its owners, which is why Holistic Select emphasizes that health begins with nourishment using functional ingredients that can be found in nature's vast bounty. (Tue, 12 Apr 2011 12:46:14 -0700)

Pet Resort Death Investigation
Owner wants answers after her Pomeranian was attacked, killed by a Mastiff at Four Paws Pet Resort She went everywhere with me, I just feel like a piece of me is missing," said Caroline Gough. (Tue, 12 Apr 2011 15:19:14 -0700)

Pet poodle dies in Newaygo County pit bull attack
A pet poodle died after being attacked by a pit bull on Saturday in Grant. (Tue, 12 Apr 2011 18:41:55 -0700)

4/13 LOCAL BRIEFS: Impounded pet reclaim fee changed
MANATEE -- Pet owners whose lost pets are impounded at Manatee County Animal Services facilities now have a simpler way of reclaiming their pets. (Tue, 12 Apr 2011 20:43:34 -0700)

Pet-Friendly Travel Website Sees Huge Increase in Summer Vacation Planners
Pet owners wanting to take their pet on summer vacation now have a one-stop traveling planning website from which they can reserve most everything pet friendly. Pet Hotels of America makes it easy for pet owners to travel anywhere in America. (PRWeb April 13, 2011) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2011/4/prweb8262247.htm (Wed, 13 Apr 2011 00:12:21 -0700)

Pet Tales: Sun seeking unique pet stories
Marsha SmithKern Valley Sun For every pet lover and owner there is at least one unique, humorous or heart warming story to tell. The Kern Valley Sun is seeking submissions to run in a special weekly column. We are especially interested in stories about rescue pets, those animals that have been adopted and what has happened since the adoption. However the submissions are not limited to adopted ... (Wed, 13 Apr 2011 02:15:18 -0700)

Pet shelter plans annual fundraiser
Sherwood’s Department of Humane Animal Services is hosting its third annual pet fair and “fun” raiser 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday at Sherwood Forest, 1111 W. Maryland Ave. (Wed, 13 Apr 2011 02:30:12 -0700)

Pet Resort Death Investigation
Owner wants answers after her Pomeranian was attacked, killed by a Mastiff at Four Paws Pet Resort She went everywhere with me, I just feel like a piece of me is missing," said Caroline Gough. (Wed, 13 Apr 2011 03:34:05 -0700)

Pet Talk: Protecting your pets from skunks
With warmer weather lately that usually increases the risk that your dog or cat could get sprayed by a skunk. During Wednesday's Pet Talk on 7&4 News Today, Dr. Jen Klabunde with Northwood Animal Hospital in Grand Traverse County says skunks do carry diseases. (Wed, 13 Apr 2011 04:43:24 -0700)

Pet of the Week: Maurice
Meet Maurice. A year-old Siberian husky mix, this 41-pound pup enjoys chasing tennis balls and being outside, and would do best with an active family who can keep up with him. (Wed, 13 Apr 2011 06:07:09 -0700)

Pet-Friendly Travel Website Sees Huge Increase in Summer Vacation Planners
Pet owners wanting to take their pet on summer vacation now have a one-stop traveling planning website from which they can reserve most everything pet friendly. Pet Hotels of America makes it easy for pet owners to travel anywhere in America. (Wed, 13 Apr 2011 07:00:00 -0700)

America's Family Pet Expo Donates 134 Booth Spaces to Pet Adoption and Rescue Organizations
MONROVIA, Calif., April 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The world's largest pet and pet product expo, America's Family Pet Expo , hosted by the World Pet Association (WPA), returns to the OC Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa, Calif., April 15-17. The three-day event is recognized not only for its family-friendly entertainment, shopping and stage shows, but also for its notable history of educating ... (Wed, 13 Apr 2011 09:17:37 -0700)

Pet rescuers brave Fukushima danger zone
The image was horrific: A whimpering beagle, ribs showing through its fur, tethered to a post inside the no-go zone around the worst nuclear accident since Chernobyl. (Wed, 13 Apr 2011 09:26:44 -0700)

Worldwide Pet Products Announces New Border Patrol™ Pet Containment System
This new product answers consumers’ demands for modern pet training, containment and safety methods. (Wed, 13 Apr 2011 12:00:00 -0700)

Pet Owners Willing to Take Salary Cut or Skip Summer Vacations for a Fur-Free Home
Spring marks the start of shedding season and an ongoing struggle to keep up with seemingly never-ending pet hair. Pet shedding has become such a pet peeve that over half of pet owners would be willing to make certain lifestyle sacrifices, including their summer vacations and even a part of their salary, to never clean up fur again1, according to a recent survey by Kelton Research. (Wed, 13 Apr 2011 14:35:00 -0700)

Lantana pet store owner charged with animal cruelty charge
The owner of a Lantana pet store who landed in jail for not paying one of her suppliers now also faces an animal cruelty charge. (Wed, 13 Apr 2011 18:11:05 -0700)

Pet rescuers brave Fukushima danger zone
The image was horrific: A whimpering beagle, ribs showing through its fur, tethered to a post inside the no-go zone around the worst nuclear accident since Chernobyl. (Wed, 13 Apr 2011 19:22:25 -0700)

Pet Adoption After Miscarriage
There are many lovable pets in need of homes. Perhaps adopting on after miscarriage might be a good way to help you heal. (Thu, 14 Apr 2011 03:20:41 -0700)

Pet subjects: My cats have become picky about their food
Vet Pete Wedderburn is our expert on the case (Thu, 14 Apr 2011 05:40:48 -0700)

Pet expo returns to fairgrounds Friday-Sunday
COSTA MESA - The 22nd annual America's Family Pet Expo returns April 15-17 to the OC Fair and Event Center.The expo features hundreds of vendors, nonprofit adoption groups, entertainment... (Thu, 14 Apr 2011 07:21:53 -0700)

Pet of the Week: Alaska
Pet for adoption: 1-year-old spayed female bunny; Alaska was found roaming the streets and is very social and friendly. (Thu, 14 Apr 2011 09:00:30 -0700)

Pa. police send pet pig to farm, man wants it back
A potbellied pet has been put out to pasture, much to the chagrin of its suburban Philadelphia owner. (Thu, 14 Apr 2011 11:18:22 -0700)

Man Wants Pet Pig Back From Cops
A potbellied pet has been put out to pasture, much to the chagrin of its owner in suburban Philadelphia.   (Thu, 14 Apr 2011 11:55:33 -0700)

April 18: Pet Owner's Independence Day, First Laundromat Opens, Great San Francisco Earthquake
Pet Owner's Independence Day (Thu, 14 Apr 2011 16:23:06 -0700)

Gail's Pets: How to economize on pet care
What is the price of unconditional love? It is about $1,356 annually for a dog and about $1,221 for a cat according to the 2011-2012 American Pet Products (APPA) pet owner survey. The nonprofit association represents the sellers and manufacturers of pet care products — everything from food to toys. The survey looks at annual expenses reported by pet owners in a variety of categories, including ... (Thu, 14 Apr 2011 16:50:53 -0700)

Pet rabbits are serious commitment
Dear Abby: Could you please reprint a letter you ran a few years ago about the dangers of purchasing a pet rabbit for children at Easter? As a rabbit owner for eight years, I’m all too familiar with the misconceptions and ridiculous theories associated with these delightful creatures. (Fri, 15 Apr 2011 04:18:48 -0700)

Pet of the Week Azul
Meet our Pet of the Week Azul. He's a 3-year-old orange domesitc mix. (Fri, 15 Apr 2011 05:06:11 -0700)

Potbellied Pet Put Out To Pasture
A potbellied pet has been put out to pasture, much to the chagrin of its suburban Philadelphia owner. (Fri, 15 Apr 2011 07:05:42 -0700)

Chauffeur your collie to a N.Y. pet airline
One Paw at a Time, which offers ground-based pet transport service throughout the Northeast and mid-Atlantic, now provides chauffeur service for dogs, cats, and other small animals to and from the Pet Airways terminal in Farmingdale, N.Y. (Long Island), about a six-hour drive from Boston. Pet Airways, a pet-only airline, puts animals in the main cabin on flights between nine ... (Fri, 15 Apr 2011 11:39:10 -0700)

National Pet ID Week kicks off Monday
The Humane Society of Elkhart County is raising awareness of lost pets by participating in National Pet ID Week, starting Monday.  (Fri, 15 Apr 2011 12:05:02 -0700)

FETCH Pet Care Launches Free Customer Loyalty Club
WALNUT CREEK, CA April 15, 2011 Fetch Pet Care has launched a Customer Loyalty Club, which provides exclusive rewards and valuable information to all its customers at no additional cost. The program automatically enrolls Fetch customers into the Customer Loyalty Club, where they will now receive monthly newsletters containing valuable pet information,... (Fri, 15 Apr 2011 13:28:19 -0700)

Pet drop-off reopens for lost animals
Pet drop-off reopens for lost animals (Fri, 15 Apr 2011 17:00:57 -0700)

Pet rule change could bite you
An off-the-paln development billed as pet-friendly may not necessarily stay that way once the project is finished and the owners corporation (OC) is up and running. (Fri, 15 Apr 2011 20:42:18 -0700)

Pet Tales: Blue II continues to bask in limelight
Those plucky underdog hoopsters from little Butler University broke our hearts here in Western Pennsylvania, and ruined the brackets of bettors everywhere when they knocked Pitt out of the NCAA tournament last month. The Butler Bulldogs beat the Pitt Panthers without their lucky charm -- a real, live bulldog named Butler Blue II. (Fri, 15 Apr 2011 21:26:53 -0700)

What to do when your dog starts misbehaving
Many pet owners have experienced that uh-oh moment when their dog goes from generally good behavior to disturbing -- snapping at people or other dogs, peeing or ripping things up. (Sat, 16 Apr 2011 00:45:17 -0700)

Pet Shop Boys Return With Together
Pet Shop Boys fans will be heading to the digital music shop today as Astralwerks is releasing their latest single "Together". (Sat, 16 Apr 2011 01:55:48 -0700)

Pet Pointers: Puppy shots
When you bring home a new puppy, there are a million things to think about from food and house breaking to vet care. Today, we discuss the shots your puppy needs and why they are important in this edition of Pet Pointers. (Sat, 16 Apr 2011 02:02:09 -0700)

Pet Tales: Sun seeking unique pet stories
Marsha SmithKern Valley Sun For every pet lover and owner there is at least one unique, humorous or heart warming story to tell. The Kern Valley Sun is seeking submissions to run in a special weekly column. We are especially interested in stories about rescue pets, those animals that have been adopted and what has happened since the adoption. However the submissions are not limited to adopted ... (Sat, 16 Apr 2011 03:43:06 -0700)

Pet Calendar: April 16-24
SATURDAY ADOPTIONS 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. -- TVAR; Pleasanton Farmer's Market, First and West Angela streets, Pleasanton; dogs/cats. (Sat, 16 Apr 2011 12:14:50 -0700)

Pet video awards raise $21,000; Pavia announces funding for new shelter
STAMFORD -- Paul Newman , playing himself onscreen, had clearly misbehaved: A pizza box and lone high heel lay strewn on the floor of the room as he snoozed on its couch and hugged a bottle of wine between his hindquarters. The time was 6:00 p.m. -- or was it 6:00 a.m? (Sat, 16 Apr 2011 14:28:41 -0700)

Pet Tales: Sun seeking unique pet stories
Marsha SmithKern Valley Sun For every pet lover and owner there is at least one unique, humorous or heart warming story to tell. The Kern Valley Sun is seeking submissions to run in a special weekly column. We are especially interested in stories about rescue pets, those animals that have been adopted and what has happened since the adoption. However the submissions are not limited to adopted ... (Sun, 17 Apr 2011 00:22:00 -0700)

Chauffeur your collie to a N.Y. pet airline
One Paw at a Time, which offers ground-based pet transport service throughout the Northeast and mid-Atlantic, now provides chauffeur service for dogs, cats, and other small animals to and from the Pet Airways terminal in Farmingdale, N.Y. (Long Island), about a six-hour drive from Boston. Pet Airways, a pet-only airline, puts animals in the main cabin on flights between nine ... (Sun, 17 Apr 2011 13:00:17 -0700)

FETCH! Pet Care Launches Free Customer Loyalty Club
San Francisco - Fetch! Pet Care has launched a Customer Loyalty Club, which provides exclusive rewards and valuable information to all its customers at no additional cost. (Sun, 17 Apr 2011 18:44:00 -0700)

Wait a minute; do I need to license my pet?
For dog, cat and other pet owners in the city of Seattle, having a pet license is a necessity. But the numbers of owners that license their pets are low. (Sun, 17 Apr 2011 19:02:30 -0700)

Some pet owners skirt rules with fake service dogs
Deception allows a series of benefits. (Sun, 17 Apr 2011 19:54:53 -0700)

Pet of the Week
Every week, we try and find a loving home for our pet of the week... This week we have a flame-point siamese cat. He is neutered, and animal workers guess he's about two or three years old. This guy is very affectionate, loves attention, and definitel (Sun, 17 Apr 2011 21:21:32 -0700)

Pet Tales: Sun seeking unique pet stories
Marsha SmithKern Valley Sun For every pet lover and owner there is at least one unique, humorous or heart warming story to tell. The Kern Valley Sun is seeking submissions to run in a special weekly column. We are especially interested in stories about rescue pets, those animals that have been adopted and what has happened since the adoption. However the submissions are not limited to adopted ... (Mon, 18 Apr 2011 00:37:02 -0700)

Macon pet show draws dozens of entrants
Seventeen-year-old Dakota Tabler of Cochran and his chicken Goldilocks were among more than 30 entrants in the 56th annual Pet Show on Sunday afternoon at the Museum of Arts and Sciences in Macon. (Mon, 18 Apr 2011 03:57:48 -0700)

Trupanion Helps Pet Owners Keep Their Pets Safe This Easter
Trupanion pet insurance reminds pet owners to keep their pet’s safety in mind during the Easter holiday. (PRWeb April 18, 2011) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2011/4/prweb8314450.htm (Mon, 18 Apr 2011 05:17:55 -0700)

Pet pig returned to Pa. couple by town officials
A wayward pet pig whose residency was challenged by Pennsylvania township officials has been returned to his owners. (Mon, 18 Apr 2011 06:56:23 -0700)

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