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Exotic pet charity needs new home
A charity caring for abandoned and abused pet reptiles and amphibians is looking for a new base and fresh funding. (Sat, 01 Oct 2011 01:45:42 -0700)

Pet briefs
All Paws Pet Center at 1444 N. Maize Road will offer Canine Good Citizen and Therapy Dog International tests on Oct. 15, starting at 1 p.m. It will also offer a practice test on Sept. 30 starting at 6 p.m. (Sat, 01 Oct 2011 05:13:34 -0700)

Pet food firm Petcare launches first TV ad that only canines can hear
Nestle has made an advert using a high-pitched sound, like a dog whistle, which is beyond human hearing range. (Sat, 01 Oct 2011 05:15:47 -0700)

Pet events this weekend
SATURDAYGrocery Outlet Pets-tival: The Hollywood Grocery Outlet Team # 71 hosts its second annual October "Pets-tival," 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. today at the store, 4420 N.E. Hancock St. Event highlights include pet costume and photo contests, hot dogs, root... (Sat, 01 Oct 2011 12:14:12 -0700)

Pet clinic has new, temp home
The St. Francis House Pet Care Clinic has found a new temporary home: the Civic Media Center. (Sat, 01 Oct 2011 15:09:08 -0700)

Women at Work: Pet peeves — everyone's got them
Pet peeves!  We all have them, and if you Google how to handle pet peeves or petty issues at work, you will find thousands upon thousands of articles full of tips.  This week, we aren’t (Sun, 02 Oct 2011 03:02:10 -0700)

Pet Expo puts animals’ magnetism on display
From pit bulls to poodles, from spaniels to shelties, with a few great Danes and English mastiffs thrown in, Western New York dogs and about 2,000 people who love them flocked to Maddie’s Pet Rescue Project Pet Expo and Super Adoption Event at the Hamburg Fairgrounds. (Sun, 02 Oct 2011 03:46:32 -0700)

Pet of the Week: Patches
This weeks Pet of the Week is"Patches," a two year old female Pit Bull Terrier Mix.   (Sun, 02 Oct 2011 08:23:06 -0700)

Bret Michaels designing pet products -- that's actually happening
Would you let your dog play with something from Bret Michaels? One of the nation's biggest pet retailers sure hopes so. (Sun, 02 Oct 2011 09:33:54 -0700)

Pet-a-Palooza contest raises $15K for CCSPCA
VINELAND — The old saying “every dog has his day” rang abundantly true at the Pet-a-Palooza, hosted by the Cumberland County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (CCSPCA), Saturday afternoon. (Sun, 02 Oct 2011 11:40:11 -0700)

Iams Home 4 the Holidays Kicks off Its 13th Annual Pet Adoption Drive
Iams Home 4 the Holidays, one of the worlds largest pet adoption ... (Mon, 03 Oct 2011 07:09:47 -0700)

Pet Hub to sponsor Family Fun/Spay-Neuter and Adoption Day on Oct. 15
There will be something for everyone in the family, two-legged and four-legged members alike, at Pet Hub Animal Rescue’s 1st Annual Family Fun/Spay-Neuter and Adoption event on October 15th. Pet Hub’s (Mon, 03 Oct 2011 07:57:34 -0700)

Bret Michaels to design pet products
What could be more rock 'n’ roll than tiny dog T-shirts? Well, a lot of things, probably, but don’t tell Bret Michaels. The Poison frontman is making pet clothes for PetSmart, according to the Hollywood Reporter. "As a dedicated pet owner myself, this is a natural partnership for me, and I can't wait to unveil [...] (Mon, 03 Oct 2011 10:09:00 -0700)

Lloyds and Halifax to pull pet insurance cover
Up to 50,000 pet owners have been left in the lurch, after Lloyds TSB and Halifax both part of the Lloyds Banking Group announced they pulling out of the pet insurance market. (Mon, 03 Oct 2011 13:24:05 -0700)

Lloyds and Halifax to pull pet insurance cover
Up to 50,000 pet owners have been left in the lurch, after Lloyds TSB and Halifax announced they are pulling out of the pet insurance market. (Mon, 03 Oct 2011 14:17:21 -0700)

City begins citing pet owners for violations
BARSTOW • The Humane Society has cited a dozen pet owners in the past month for city animal ordinance violations, including recently approved regulations concerning pit bulls and noise issues. The City Council had passed ordinances this spring that... (Mon, 03 Oct 2011 16:30:28 -0700)

PocketFinder Locators Pinpoint Pet Bloggers’ Adventures Headed to BarkWorld Expo
Two pet owners had the opportunity to test drive new 2012 Subaru Foresters from their homes to BarkWorld Expo 2011 in Atlanta, Georgia, on September 29. Th cars were outfitted with PocketFinder GPS Vehicle Locators that allow fellow attendees and pet lovers to follow the pets (and their owners) along the route. (Mon, 03 Oct 2011 17:07:29 -0700)

Solomons Veterinary Clinic Promotes Responsible Pet Ownership With Adoption Program
SOLOMONS, MD--(Marketwire - Oct 4, 2011) - Solomons Veterinary Medical Center announced a special pet adoption program. The vet clinic's adoption program is designed to match dogs and cats from local shelters and rescue programs with loving homes. In addition to supporting responsible pet ownership through adoption, the animal hospital is also an active supporter of the Calvert Animal Welfare ... (Tue, 04 Oct 2011 04:14:02 -0700)

Passionate Pet Announces Partnership with Cesar Milan
Passionate Pet, Inc. , a premium pet retailer, announced its partnership with famed “Dog Whisperer” Cesar Milan, a self-taught professional dog trainer widely known for his television series The Dog Whisperer and author of several books on dog care and training. (Tue, 04 Oct 2011 06:00:00 -0700)

My Pet World: Baby on the way? Prepare your dog in advance
Q I'm having a baby in four months. Abby, our wonderful Labrador mix, has never been exposed to infants. She does love everyone, or I think so, anyway. Do I have anything to worry about? (Tue, 04 Oct 2011 12:08:01 -0700)

Pet Pics Contest Round Three, Enter Now!
Arkansas pet owners have one more chance to put their furry, feathered and other animal friends in the spotlight. This is the final month of the ArkansasMatters.com Pet Pics Contest. (Tue, 04 Oct 2011 15:01:26 -0700)

Would you bury your pet in a pet casket?
Hoegh's makes around 25,000 plastic pet caskets a year. But the owners say not many people know their company exists. (Tue, 04 Oct 2011 16:54:04 -0700)

Woman steals puppy from Lone Tree pet shop
A woman stole a puppy out of a pet store on Monday night in Lone Tree and it was caught on video. (Tue, 04 Oct 2011 17:17:27 -0700)

Pet of the Week: Daphne
Meet Daphne! A 1-year-old terrier/American pit bull mix, this playful and very loyal girl weighs 52 pounds and is fully grown. She is looking for her forever home. (Tue, 04 Oct 2011 23:44:06 -0700)

Halloween Pet Headquarters Sweepstakes Giveaway Launched by Luxury Pets® Furnishings & Accessories
Luxury Pets, one of the fastest growing pet companies with products made in the U.S.A, continues to revolutionize and elevate the pet industry with its Halloween Pet Headquarters Sweepstakes Giveaway. Enter at http://www.luxurypets.comSan Francisco, CA (PRWEB) October 05, 2011 Luxury Pets, one of the fastest growing pet companies with products made in the U.S.A, continues to revolutionize and ... (Wed, 05 Oct 2011 00:19:37 -0700)

Pet Pointers: Giving your cat medication
For better or worse, in sickness and in health our pets look to us to take care of them. Sometimes that means we have to give them a pill , which can be very frustrating. So today helping make that medicine go down fast and easy in this edition of Pet Pointers. (Wed, 05 Oct 2011 02:14:32 -0700)

'Pet cat' story reveals divisions in UK
Britain's Justice Secretary Kenneth Clarke has condemned the Home Secretary's attempt to undermine human rights issues in her bid to change the Human Rights Act. (Wed, 05 Oct 2011 03:28:40 -0700)

Newport News Veterinarian Launches New Website to Better Serve Pet Owners
NEWPORT NEWS, VA--(Marketwire - Oct 5, 2011) - Deer Park Animal Hospital, which serves the Newport News and Hampton Roads pet communities, has launched a new website, http://NewportNewsVet.com . The redesigned site features information on services at the veterinary clinic, including routine wellness exams, spay and neuter, vaccinations, pet dentistry , dog boarding and laser surgery . The ... (Wed, 05 Oct 2011 04:09:46 -0700)

Pet rescue kittens available at Petco
WATERLOO, Iowa --- Waverly Pet Rescue will have many felines available for adoption, including kittens and a few dogs, during the Petco National Monthly Adoption Event this Saturday and Sunday at the Waterloo Petco, 1237 Flammang Drive . (Wed, 05 Oct 2011 07:19:26 -0700)

New research shows PET imaging effective in predicting lung cancer outcomes
( University Hospitals Case Medical Center ) Advanced imaging with Positron Emission Tomography scans shows great promise in predicting which patients with inoperable lung cancer have more aggressive tumors and need additional treatment following standard chemotherapy/radiation therapy, according to new research. (Wed, 05 Oct 2011 11:29:06 -0700)

FDG-PET appears promising for predicting prognosis of patients with inoperable NSCLC
( American College of Radiology ) The prognosis for patients with stage II and III inoperable non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is poor, with only about 15 percent of patients surviving at five years post-treatment for the disease. In a presentation today, Mitchell Machtay, M.D., principal investigator of the ACRIN 6668/RTOG 0235 trial and RTOG deputy chair, reported the that post-treatment F ... (Wed, 05 Oct 2011 11:29:16 -0700)

Petplan Pet Insurance Names Michael Miller as Director of Business Development
Miller’s leadership, experience and entrepreneurial spirit make him a perfect fit in his role as Petplan’s ‘New Biz Whiz’Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) October 05, 2011 Petplan Pet Insurance, America’s top-rated pet insurance company, has named Michael Miller as its Director of Business Development. After 20 years of success working with both Fortune 500 financial services corporations and technology ... (Wed, 05 Oct 2011 12:12:13 -0700)

Pet Vet: Choosing the right food your dog
TUCSON - Did you know that almost half of all U.S. household have a dog? That's about 73 million homes! Of course, a dog has to eat. Last year, we spent more than $18 billion on dog food. (Wed, 05 Oct 2011 17:37:47 -0700)

New research shows PET imaging effective in predicting lung cancer outcomes
Advanced imaging with Positron Emission Tomography scans shows great promise in predicting which patients with inoperable lung cancer have more aggressive tumors and need additional treatment following standard chemotherapy/radiation therapy, according to new research. (Wed, 05 Oct 2011 19:33:52 -0700)

Best bets: Pet expo to include Halloween costume contest
MADISON HEIGHTS Guardians for Animals is holding its sixth annual Pet Expo and Adoption Gala, sponsored by the Petco Foundation and Purina Pro Plan Rally to Rescue. (Thu, 06 Oct 2011 01:31:42 -0700)

The Pet Loft appreciates customers for support
BATH — Eight years after opening their pet supply store, Jim and Jackie Hastings are grateful to the customers that have supported them over the years. (Thu, 06 Oct 2011 05:39:49 -0700)

Pet's Best Friend - Many reasons dog snacks on feces
Some of the problems we have with our pets are easy to talk about, and some are nasty habits we would rather keep quiet. You know the ones. Today, I would like to discuss a common problem that makes many pet owners cringe. It’s called coprophagia. (Thu, 06 Oct 2011 05:57:31 -0700)

Pet news in brief, October 6, 2011
The March earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan didn't just affect humans. Companion animals were also left homeless from the natural disaster. A local business aims to help those animals by delivering gently used pet supplies to Japan's nonprofit Animal Refuge Kansai. (Thu, 06 Oct 2011 09:04:38 -0700)

Pet of the Week Goober
Meet our Pet of the Week Goober. He's a brindle bull mastiff/Chinese sharpei. (Fri, 07 Oct 2011 05:07:31 -0700)

Pet cat shot in 'friendly village'
A village recently proclaimed as the best place in England and Wales to raise your children may not be quite so perfect after all. (Fri, 07 Oct 2011 08:25:56 -0700)

Biggest Little Pet Adoption Drive to be Held This Wknd
RENO, Nev. – September 28, 2011 – Mars Petcare US is hosting the Biggest Little Pet Adoption Drive in Reno, Nev. on Saturday, October 8 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. The event includes 11 animal shelters from Northern Nevada and will be held at the Atlantis Casino parking lot at the corner of Virginia Street and Peckham Lane. (Fri, 07 Oct 2011 08:57:47 -0700)

Pet Portraits Taken At Miami-Dade Animal Services
Several volunteers donated their time to Miami-Dade Animal Services today to get new pictures taken of the adoptable pets. (Fri, 07 Oct 2011 11:16:32 -0700)

Pet allergies more common in the U.P.
It's the season for allergies, making some of us suffer, but what about our pets? Our Facebook fans wanted to know: do pet allergies actually exist? (Fri, 07 Oct 2011 16:54:14 -0700)

Pet Talk: Giving up pet reptiles 'heartbreaking'
Mary Esther Hart has been caring for reptiles since the '70s, but she's noticed a disturbing trend the past two years: a growing number of reptile owners are being forced to relinquish their beloved bearded dragons, snakes, lizards, turtles, tortoises and other pets to her Canby-area reptile rescue. (Fri, 07 Oct 2011 18:36:31 -0700)

Pet of the week
I am Cinder, a 5-month-old sweet, sassy and very affectionate girl living at Cape Ann Animal Aid, 260 Main St. in Gloucester, where the wonderful volunteers and staff are taking good care of me. I can (Fri, 07 Oct 2011 20:35:44 -0700)

Pet adoption to take place Saturday afternoon in Halfmoon
HALFMOON — A pet adoption event is scheduled for 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Halfmoon Town Hall. (Fri, 07 Oct 2011 20:40:11 -0700)

Pet Tales: The cats will play in a prize-winning enclosure called a 'catio'
John and Cheryl Szostak of Leechburg have been rewarded in a very unexpected way for rescuing a kitten and four cats. Mr. Szostak won $500 as a runner-up in a national contest for cat owners who designed and built projects that enhanced and improved the lives of their pets. Mr. Szostak built "My Catio." but Mrs. Szostak is quick to point out, "I talked him into building this." (Fri, 07 Oct 2011 21:44:38 -0700)

Pet Pointers: Your pet's nails
If you can hear your pet's nails click across the floor it may be time to trim them. But many people are afraid of hurting their pets and wait to have it done by a professional. Today we will take the fear out of nail trimming and get some advice from a pro on how to do it and avoid any discomfort in this edition of Pet Pointers. (Sat, 08 Oct 2011 02:14:19 -0700)

Pet store packs it in
Specht's Pets and Aquariums, a fixture in Victoria for 47 years, and one of the original stores at Hillside Centre, is draining its tanks and cleaning out the cages. (Sat, 08 Oct 2011 04:39:38 -0700)

Pet Vet: Animal health news
Work is being done on many fronts to improve the way animals live, and the way animals live with people. (Sat, 08 Oct 2011 04:55:59 -0700)

Pet briefs
All Paws Pet Center at 1444 N. Maize Road will offer Canine Good Citizen and Therapy Dog International tests on Oct. 15, starting at 1 p.m. (Sat, 08 Oct 2011 05:17:02 -0700)

Lloyds and Halifax pull out of pet insurance
Pet owners told cover will end when existing policies run out Pet owners who have insurance with Lloyds or Halifax have been left looking for new cover since parent group Lloyds Banking Group decided to pull out of the market. Policyholders have been receiving letters telling them about the bank's decision to withdraw once existing policies run out. For some customers this will be just ... (Sat, 08 Oct 2011 12:55:49 -0700)

Pet owners show off their critters at Austin Pet Expo
The first Austin Pet Expo brought together animal lovers from across the region Saturday. It provided them with the opportunity to meet vendors and share tips for training their pets. (Sat, 08 Oct 2011 15:03:31 -0700)

Pet's paradise at the Austin Pet Expo
Saturday was a pet's paradise at the Travis County Expo Center. The 2011 Austin Pet Expo wrapped up around 5:30 p.m. Saturday. More than one hundred veterinarians, groomers, trainers and more packed into the Expo center with their exhibits. There were also more than 250 pets available for adoption. No word yet on how many of them went home with new owners.   (Sat, 08 Oct 2011 15:37:44 -0700)

Top Pet Clinic Comes To The Bronx
Cornell University's College of Veterinary Medicine and a local YMCA hosted a pet clinic for lower-income area residents in the Bronx on Saturday. (Sat, 08 Oct 2011 18:48:28 -0700)

10 gadgets to make your pet Internet famous
It's time you cash in and make a pet video that will go viral: a toilet seat for your kitty, a fake mustache for your dog, a scratch turntable for your cat or any of our other gadgets will put you on the road to Internet riches. (Sat, 08 Oct 2011 18:54:52 -0700)

October pet events: Black Cat Ball and other treats
There are plenty of dog, cat, bunny and other animal events to howl about this month including adoption specials, Mission Paws-ible, Halloween Howl, Dog-O-Ween and the Black Cat Ball. (Sat, 08 Oct 2011 19:32:16 -0700)

Pet Parade: Pet etiquette 101, where to take your pet
By AL SWANSON United Press International For the majority of pet owners there's no place more pet-friendly that the local public park, even though communities with lease laws frown on letting dogs run loose. (Sun, 09 Oct 2011 01:49:39 -0700)

Seeing pet 'most common dying wish'
The most common wish among dying patients is to see a favourite pet or animal, according to a survey. (Sun, 09 Oct 2011 16:01:05 -0700)

Pet Expo raises money for local foster program
Olga the dachshund mix was appropriately dressed Saturday during the Pet Expo at the Finney County Exhibition Building. Her hot dog look was good enough for her to be considered top dog — in the costume competition, at least. (Sun, 09 Oct 2011 19:55:10 -0700)

Pet owners and their furry friends have a blast at charity pet carnival
THE display of mutual affection and loyalty between man and his furry four-legged friends at a charity pet carnival in Penang definitely gave visitors much ‘Paws For Thought’. (Sun, 09 Oct 2011 20:07:21 -0700)

Pet projects
for local foster program. (Mon, 10 Oct 2011 04:10:11 -0700)

Zoosk's National Pet Peeve Week Survey Finds Women Have More Pet Peeves About Dating Than Men
To coincide with National Pet Peeve Week, which is observed annually during the second week of October, Zoosk, the social dating network, recently surveyed more than 1,500 of its members in the U.S. to gather their thoughts about pet peeves when it comes to dating. (Mon, 10 Oct 2011 06:15:00 -0700)

Pet owners share adoption experiences
Posted: Sunday, October 2, 2011 10:44 am | Updated: 11:16 am, Mon Oct 10, 2011. After spotting the photo of a purebred Italian Greyhound in an ad for Fenton Adopt-A-Pet in the Tri-County Times, Chad and Becky Green knew they had to adopt her. (Mon, 10 Oct 2011 08:30:01 -0700)

Pet dog stabbed to death
A MAN who stabbed a neighbour's pet dog to death because he became annoyed by its barking was jailed for six months. (Mon, 10 Oct 2011 09:03:22 -0700)

Pet Rabies Vaccinations: November 15, 2011
From the Parks and Recreation Department Each year, The City of West Park and Broward County Animal Care host a Rabies Clinics as a service to pet owners in our community. The Clinics give families the opportunity to get their pets vaccinated against rabies as well as licensed with the County. The next date to [...] (Mon, 10 Oct 2011 12:52:21 -0700)

Pet Spending Still Up Despite Slow Economy
There are over 72 million pet owners in the United States, and even though the economy has been slow, pet owners don't hesitate to dish out their bucks on their pets. (Mon, 10 Oct 2011 16:10:48 -0700)

Pet Adoption Marathon set for this weekend
Area Animal shelters are gearing up for a mega adoption event this weekend in Watertown. Our Amanda Kelley tells us what's driving them to host this 27-hour long adoption event. (Mon, 10 Oct 2011 20:17:13 -0700)

Pet Medications in the U.S.: Prescription and Over-the-Counter Remedies as Consumer Products, 2nd Edition
Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: (Tue, 11 Oct 2011 03:50:00 -0700)

Does it Work? Pet Zoom Loungee
What is it? an Auto Pet Seat Cover that protects your vehicle from dirt, dander and damage. What does it claim? to be waterproof and keep your car seat clean from pet hair, dirt and dander! Who tested it? Norfolk resident and the owner of Norfolk K-9 Academy Lisa Rapacki and Rex, one of her four dogs. What Are The Instructions? First, you need to install your pet cover. It's designed for the ... (Tue, 11 Oct 2011 07:53:43 -0700)

Pet Safety Advisory for This Week
Anticipating a rise in temperatures later this week, authorities today reminded Southlanders not to leave their pets unattended in hot vehicles. (Tue, 11 Oct 2011 10:23:05 -0700)

Pet Costume Contest, “Tuffy”, Trail Rides, 5K Run
A pet Halloween costume contest, a chance to ride a real American Quarter Horse and tour a working ranch, a scenic 5K run and more showcase the third weekend of events at the 8th Annual Beaches to Woodlands Tour of Santa Rosa County. “This year... (Tue, 11 Oct 2011 10:29:41 -0700)

Pet Care Market Performance and Opportunities Reviewed in New Report Recently Published by MarketPublishers.com
The pet care industry has proven largely resilient to continued economic turmoil. The demand has not witnessed outburst decreases as other industries indicated. New market research study “Pet Care: Global Market Performance and Opportunities” worked out by Euromonitor International has been recently published by Market Publishers Ltd.London, UK (PRWEB) October 11, 2011 The pet care industry has ... (Tue, 11 Oct 2011 11:02:16 -0700)

DIY Halloween costumes for your pet, from full-fledged patterns to thrift store creations
LOS ANGELES — Halloween’s coming up and with a little DIY ingenuity, you can turn your dog or cat into a bee, bear or badger. Whether you are planning for a parade, party, photo session, contest or trick-or-treating, a homemade costume for your pet can make it more fun for both of you. You can start from scratch or go half-scratch, adding bling, attitude or accessories to human hand-me-downs or ... (Tue, 11 Oct 2011 12:57:03 -0700)

Pet Helpers Hosting Elimination Dinner, Needs More Foster Parents
The non-profit organization has been serving Marion and surrounding counties since 2008. (Tue, 11 Oct 2011 16:13:43 -0700)

PET Barrier, R-PET Availability, Production Capacities Feature in PET Outlook 2012
CMT’s PET Outlook 2012 promises to be an exciting event with industry players analyzing rise in PET prices, R-PET collection rates and green PET potential.Bangkok,Thailand (PRWEB) October 12, 2011 The PET global outlook is bright – with rise in production capacities and announcement of new plants. But this presents new challenges to PET producers, suppliers and manufacturers who now face ... (Tue, 11 Oct 2011 19:02:19 -0700)

Pet lovers devastated over cemetery's uncertain future
CEDAR HILL - Janis Fisher's pets are like her family. "These are better pictures of my angels," she said as she sorted through a coffee cake tin filled with photos. Fisher was paralyzed in a car wreck when she was 16. Her sister died a couple of years ago. She has no close family. Her pets are her life. "I gave [my pets] the best life that I could give them," Fisher said. "And I wanted them to ... (Tue, 11 Oct 2011 21:09:57 -0700)

Pet of the Week: Pattycake
Pet: Meet Pattycake! A 2-year-old pug/beagle mix, she weighs 30 pounds and is fully grown. She has a gentle demeanor and big brown eyes that are hard to resist. Come meet Pattycake today. (Tue, 11 Oct 2011 23:26:42 -0700)

Fall pet fundraisers abound
YOUR EVENT NOT LISTED? Send details via email at least two weeks in advance to Features Editor Bruce Steele at bsteele@CITIZEN-TIMES.com . A new listing of benefits and fundraisers appears in print and online each Friday. (Wed, 12 Oct 2011 00:10:34 -0700)

Pet Pointers: Animals motivate marathon runner
When you have a love for animals, it can be a great motivator - especially when the task is difficult. In this edition of Pet Pointers, Lisa Chelenza introduces us to a woman who is taking on a marathon and running to raise money to help a cause close to her heart. (Wed, 12 Oct 2011 02:15:42 -0700)

Fall pet fundraisers abound
YOUR EVENT NOT LISTED? Send details via email at least two weeks in advance to Features Editor Bruce Steele at bsteele@CITIZEN-TIMES.com . A new listing of benefits and fundraisers appears in print and online each Friday. (Wed, 12 Oct 2011 04:40:12 -0700)

PET Container Recycling Rate up to 29% for 2010
The National Association for PET Container Resources , The Association of Postconsumer Plastic Recyclers , and the PET Resin Association announced today the release of the “2010 Report on Post Consumer PET Container Recycling Activity” and a 2010 Polyethylene Terephthalate container recycling rate of 29%. (Wed, 12 Oct 2011 09:00:00 -0700)

Irvine bans retail pet sales, rodeos, some circuses
Pet sale ban: Animal activists, including one man dressed in a head-to-toe dog costume, cheered Tuesday night when Irvine City Council members banned the retail sale of cats and dogs. (Wed, 12 Oct 2011 11:42:22 -0700)

As Seen On TV pet products put to test
Does it really do that? We test two pet products that promise to clean up the mess and hair left behind. (Thu, 13 Oct 2011 04:25:22 -0700)

Hasbros LITTLEST PET SHOP Pets Travel to Toys"RUs® Stores Nationwide and Online at toysrus.com
Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS) today announced an exclusive LITTLEST PET SHOP retail program with ... (Thu, 13 Oct 2011 07:57:22 -0700)

Pet horse's throat slit near Aldine
Police are investigating the deaths of a family's three animals at their home in northeast Houston earlier this month. The family's dogs, one of them a Rottweiler, and horse were killed on three separate days last week at the home in the 2000 block of Charles Road near Aldine-Westfield. Police said one of the family dogs was shot on Oct. 3 while the body of another of the family's dogs was found ... (Thu, 13 Oct 2011 08:38:13 -0700)

The top 8 pet-owner mistakes
Avoid common errors, and keep your four-legged pal healthy and well-behaved. (Thu, 13 Oct 2011 11:14:40 -0700)

CRANBURY: New warehouse offers pet food through Internet
David Kilby, Managing Editor CRANBURY — The way many pet owners get their pet food is changing, and Petflow.com’s new warehouse on South River Road has been built to meet the need. (Thu, 13 Oct 2011 13:27:39 -0700)

Pet Costume Contest to benefit Raleigh Humane Society
The Humane Society of Raleigh County Animal Shelter is hoping a fundraiser it’s hosting this month will become an annual tradition. (Thu, 13 Oct 2011 21:16:56 -0700)

CRANBURY: New warehouse offers pet food through Internet
David Kilby, Managing Editor CRANBURY — The way many pet owners get their pet food is changing, and Petflow.com’s new warehouse on South River Road has been built to meet the need. (Fri, 14 Oct 2011 02:01:21 -0700)

Friendly Ford, Animal Foundation To Hold Pet Adoption Event
Friendly Ford and The Animal Foundation will present Paws for the Cause, a pet adoption event, Saturday from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Friendly Ford on Decatur Boulevard just off U.S. Highway 95. "Friendly Ford had a spectacular adoption event in May and The Animal (Fri, 14 Oct 2011 02:03:07 -0700)

Pet Ministries Are Growing in Churches
In a culture obsessed with dogs, dog whisperers and domestic pets of all kinds, religious groups are paying attention, too, with many megachurches sponsoring groups for pet lovers. (Fri, 14 Oct 2011 02:37:44 -0700)

Pet of the Week Jamika
Meet our Pet of the Week Jamika. She's a 5-year-old brown and white pointer mix. Since she's 5, if you're 55 or older, she'd be a complimentary adoption. (Fri, 14 Oct 2011 05:17:40 -0700)

Pet Ministries Are Growing in Churches
In a culture obsessed with dogs, dog whisperers and domestic pets of all kinds, religious groups are paying attention, too, with many megachurches sponsoring groups for pet lovers. (Fri, 14 Oct 2011 10:03:39 -0700)

Pet Food Express hosts grand opening at Fountains at Roseville
Pet Food Express will host grand-opening ceremonies Saturday and Sunday at the Fountains at Roseville shopping complex. (Fri, 14 Oct 2011 11:22:32 -0700)

Dr. Marty Becker's Wacky Pet Products Roundup!
Dr. Marty Becker's Wacky Pet Products Roundup! (Fri, 14 Oct 2011 12:02:11 -0700)

Pet of the Week - Golden Girl
This week's pet of the week is an affectionate puppy. (Fri, 14 Oct 2011 12:40:31 -0700)

Pet Ministries Are Growing in Churches
Religious communities reach out to people who love their animals. (Fri, 14 Oct 2011 13:29:14 -0700)

Do Pet Owners Need a Will?
To ensure their quality care continues after you’re gone to the doghouse in the sky. Experts say pet owners should list their furry friends in their wills, set up a trust or a pet protection agreement  (Fri, 14 Oct 2011 15:09:58 -0700)

Website devoted to pet owners
A new animal website gives pet lovers reason to purr.HutchPets.com was launched last weekend. The al ... (Fri, 14 Oct 2011 19:05:34 -0700)

Pet Food Express opens in Roseville
Pet Food Express will host grand-opening ceremonies today and Sunday at the Fountains at Roseville shopping complex. (Fri, 14 Oct 2011 21:19:32 -0700)

Pet Points: Each pet requires its own vaccination schedule
A few weeks ago the Post-Gazette published an article about vaccinations in children. An alarming number of parents are rejecting the recommendations of their pediatrician and not vaccinating kids according to a standard established protocol. In veterinary medicine, general practitioners deal with preventative health care and vaccinations with every client. (Fri, 14 Oct 2011 21:50:39 -0700)

CRANBURY: New warehouse offers pet food through Internet
David Kilby, Managing Editor CRANBURY — The way many pet owners get their pet food is changing, and Petflow.com’s new warehouse on South River Road has been built to meet the need. (Sat, 15 Oct 2011 01:09:38 -0700)

Bay City pet funeral home hopes to meet animal lovers' needs
Pet Memories offers memorial services with visitations and viewings of the deceased animal, cremations with specialized urns and burial services with pet-sized caskets. (Sat, 15 Oct 2011 04:25:34 -0700)

Q5: Pet sitters believe in positive reinforcement
Carol Turner is the owner of Carol's Pet Sitting and Dog Walking in Leavenworth. (Sat, 15 Oct 2011 06:07:36 -0700)

Pet fees not likely
York County leaders overseeing animal control won't support requiring pet owners to license their pets for a fee - but they might add "teeth" to an existing law designed to protect animals from neglect and abuse. (Sat, 15 Oct 2011 20:04:40 -0700)

Pet Panel Effort Gains Statewide Attention
Moore County’s pet responsibility spay/neuter curriculum has become so popular that it may soon be available statewide. (Sat, 15 Oct 2011 21:13:09 -0700)

Pet treats are great for Halloween; just don’t overdo it
Halloween is around the corner, and while we are enjoying the season with treats, we would like our pets to share the joy too. Pet treats are a great option when you want to treat your well-behaved li (Sat, 15 Oct 2011 23:07:54 -0700)

CRANBURY: New warehouse offers pet food through Internet
David Kilby, Managing Editor CRANBURY — The way many pet owners get their pet food is changing, and Petflow.com’s new warehouse on South River Road has been built to meet the need. (Sun, 16 Oct 2011 01:40:10 -0700)

Pet-food drive in Kalamazoo area aims to collect 6,000 pounds of food
Senior citizens who are having trouble affording food for their pets will be able to get pet food for free, thanks to Senior Service's pet-food drive. (Sun, 16 Oct 2011 09:26:08 -0700)

Pet owners willing to spend thousands to save animals
DENVER - Despite hard economic times, many Americans are sparing no expense when it comes to their pets. (Sun, 16 Oct 2011 12:01:04 -0700)

Breckenridge issues pet ban for events
Pet owners in Breckenridge could face fines of up to $100 if they take their pets to events where pets are prohibited. (Mon, 17 Oct 2011 06:56:12 -0700)

Petplan Pet Insurance Says Halloween Can Be Howlingly Scary for Pets
America’s top-rated pet insurance provider, Petplan, warns against top holiday health hazards.Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (PRWEB) October 17, 2011 While Halloween can be fanciful fun for adults and children, it can be especially scary for four-legged family members. Here’s a nasty number: Petplan claims data reveals a 284 percent increase in claims filed for candy-related pet health issues and ... (Mon, 17 Oct 2011 07:26:08 -0700)

Impact to host SmartHeart Presents: Pet Variety 2011, featuring exotic animals and pets
Impact Exhibition Management is joining forces with the Thai Pet Product Industries Association, sponsored by the Perfect Companion Group, to host SmartHeart Presents: Pet Variety 2011 to present an entertaining show providing knowledge of pet keeping. (Mon, 17 Oct 2011 18:24:57 -0700)

Death row dog missing from Oregon pet hotel
Blue the dog had spent his days locked up in the Albany Pet Hotel, waiting while his death sentence is appealed. Now police say someone climbed the fence at the hotel, smashed a window and helped Blue the dog escape death row. (Tue, 18 Oct 2011 00:38:01 -0700)

Pet Camp San Francisco Celebrates Barktoberfest
San Francisco’s premier doggie daycare and overnight boarding facility is celebrating the season with a party that pets and people will both enjoy. (PRWeb October 18, 2011) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/san-francisco-dog-kennel/san-francisco/prweb8886336.htm (Tue, 18 Oct 2011 00:46:57 -0700)

Share your pet costume photos
View and share your pet Halloween costume photos. We'll pick our five favorites and let readers vote on a champion to be announced Oct. 31. (Tue, 18 Oct 2011 04:00:34 -0700)

Littlest Pet Shop Walkables
TheCelebrityCafe.com Staff Hasbro’s Littlest Pet Shop toys are great sets that teach kids how to take care of pets, preparing them for one of their own or how best to interact with the family dog, cat or other pet. A new line of Littlest Pet Shop toys has been introduced that kids will love even more. The line is called Littlest Pet Shop Walkables . admin@thecelebritycafe.com B004T1U95C read ... (Tue, 18 Oct 2011 06:17:24 -0700)

Tips for taking great digital photos of your pet
Here's eight handy suggestions that will help any pet owner take better photos of his or her treasured companion. (Tue, 18 Oct 2011 06:51:42 -0700)

New Purina Pet Food Commercial Aims Directly at Dogs
If the way to a man's heart is through his stomach, the way to a dog's is through its ears. That's what Nestlé Purina is banking on with its new advertising campaign, which contains high-pitched noises that only dogs can hear.The pet food maker has released the first-ever television commercial made especially for dogs. The commercial, which looks and sounds like any other TV spot to humans ... (Tue, 18 Oct 2011 09:14:07 -0700)

Pet adoption fees increased in Friendswood
Pet adoption fees are going up in Friendswood. (Tue, 18 Oct 2011 13:23:28 -0700)

Pet crematorium gets approval in Arlington Heights
A Mundelein pet crematorium is moving its business to Arlington Heights, following approval from the village board. (Tue, 18 Oct 2011 13:46:36 -0700)

CRANBURY: New warehouse offers pet food through Internet
David Kilby, Managing Editor CRANBURY — The way many pet owners get their pet food is changing, and Petflow.com’s new warehouse on South River Road has been built to meet the need. (Tue, 18 Oct 2011 18:11:17 -0700)

Pet of the week
Pet: Meet Bradley, a 5-month-old shorthaired cat, affectionate and rambunctious. (Tue, 18 Oct 2011 22:32:12 -0700)

CRANBURY: New warehouse offers pet food through Internet
David Kilby, Managing Editor CRANBURY — The way many pet owners get their pet food is changing, and Petflow.com’s new warehouse on South River Road has been built to meet the need. (Wed, 19 Oct 2011 01:09:26 -0700)

PetSmart® Associates Spread Happiness In Store to Pets and Pet Parents
Today, PetSmart ® (NASDAQ: PETM) celebrates the bond between ... (Wed, 19 Oct 2011 04:11:11 -0700)

Dog's stay at Tamarac pet resort ends in lawsuit over chipped teeth
The pet resort promised suites with outdoor balconies, soothing music and access to a pool and otherdogs. (Wed, 19 Oct 2011 10:34:20 -0700)

Siri leaks your pet name to contacts, PootieBear
Fury.com discovered that Siri adds your pet nickname into your iPhone 4S' contact card. That means you may unwittingly be revealing that you double as "Schnookums." (Wed, 19 Oct 2011 17:02:57 -0700)

Dog's stay at Tamarac pet resort ends in lawsuit over chipped teeth
The pet resort promised suites with outdoor balconies, soothing music and access to a pool and otherdogs. (Wed, 19 Oct 2011 19:15:39 -0700)

CRANBURY: New warehouse offers pet food through Internet
David Kilby, Managing Editor CRANBURY — The way many pet owners get their pet food is changing, and Petflow.com’s new warehouse on South River Road has been built to meet the need. (Wed, 19 Oct 2011 23:11:20 -0700)

Try accessories for pet costume
Pet owners love dressing up their dogs for Halloween. Only problem is, dogs don't always love wearing costumes. (Thu, 20 Oct 2011 00:11:13 -0700)

Pet Insurance Provider Pets Best Insurance Announces Newest Winner in Quarterly “My Vet’s the Best” Contest
Pet insurance company Pets Best Insurance selects Dr. Warren Eubank of Lone Star Veterinary Clinic as best veterinarian for quarterly contest.Boise, Idaho (PRWEB) October 20, 2011 Pets Best Insurance, a pet health insurance company founded by pet insurance expert Dr. Jack Stephens, the original founder of pet health insurance in the US, is proud to congratulate the winner of its quarterly “My ... (Thu, 20 Oct 2011 00:23:44 -0700)

Pet Insurance Provider Pets Best Insurance Announces Newest Winner in Quarterly “My Vet’s the Best” Contest
Pet insurance company Pets Best Insurance selects Dr. Warren Eubank of Lone Star Veterinary Clinic as best veterinarian for quarterly contest. (PRWeb October 20, 2011) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2011/10/prweb8892617.htm (Thu, 20 Oct 2011 00:52:31 -0700)

Pet Dog D1Pic Festival coming on weekend
It’s a dog’s world this weekend as the Olympics for Pet Dogs, the D1 Festival, barks open at Toyosaki Seaside Park. Anyone who thinks everything’s going to the dogs would be absolutely right, as the festival is exclusively geared to the pets, and their human families, of course. (Thu, 20 Oct 2011 05:00:11 -0700)

'Pet Fest' in Old Town Spring
More pet news to tell you about... It's pet-fest, and it's taking place in old town spring this weekend. Here with details are Pet Fest coordinators Shelley Smith and Linda Berry along with Sergio and Juanita Zavala, who will have a booth at the event. (Thu, 20 Oct 2011 09:58:53 -0700)

PET leaders from around the world meet in Moundridge
Special to the Kansan MOUNDRIDGE — More than 60 people from around the country and the world convened in Moundridge for the Personal Energy Transportation (PET-International) conference recently. (Thu, 20 Oct 2011 11:13:01 -0700)

Ohio Exotic Pet Incidents, by the Numbers
An ongoing legislative review of exotic pet ownership laws in Ohio may stem the tide of tragic incidents that have cost both animal and human lives. Current laws in the state are among the most lenient in the nation. The expired executive order signed by former Gov. Ted Strickland before leaving office required a more comprehensive reporting of ownership and revocation when animal mistreatment ... (Thu, 20 Oct 2011 11:26:00 -0700)

Pet's Best Friend: Dark side of rescue: Black dogs are ignored
Every year I put some time aside in October to draw your attention to some dogs that are overlooked. These are dogs that simply don’t stand out with bright colours, flashy spots or unusual markings. (Thu, 20 Oct 2011 12:13:17 -0700)

Pet Friends closed its spay-neuter clinic
This is the clinic when it opened. Photo by: Free Lance file photo Pet Friends closed the Hays/Stratton Spay and Neuter clinic in mid-June after struggling to remain operational and to find a local part-time veterinarian. Bob Stratton, a Pet Friends board member who supported the long-term efforts to open the clinic, said that one of the biggest struggles has been finding a veterinarian who ... (Thu, 20 Oct 2011 12:30:45 -0700)

Ahwatukee couple open pet resort in new home
Tammy and Howard Teeter's business provides dog boarding, grooming, training and daycare. (Thu, 20 Oct 2011 17:04:22 -0700)

REGION: Pet costume contests begin this weekend
Two regional animal rescue organizations will host pet Halloween costume contests this month to give the four-legged members of the family a chance to get in on the spooky fun. (Thu, 20 Oct 2011 19:00:05 -0700)

GetPetCoupons Launches Website to Focus Exclusively on Pet Products Such as Petmeds
GetPetCoupons.com specializes in offering coupons for top pet name brands, such as 1800Petmeds, PetcareRX, PetCo and PetSmart; allowing its customers to save on their pet product purchases.Maple Valley, WA (PRWEB) October 21, 2011 GetPetCoupons.com has officially launched, offering money-saving coupons exclusively for pet products. The site provides pet owners with a way to save money year-round ... (Fri, 21 Oct 2011 01:02:46 -0700)

Animal Spirits Drive Asia's Booming Pet Industry
  Multinational companies have long salivated over the sheer number of Asian households and their appetite for goods and services. Based on daily spending levels of $2-20, the Asian Development Bank reckons that 1.9 billion Asians, or 56% of the population, could be considered in 2008 as middle class. In 1990, [...] (Fri, 21 Oct 2011 02:49:03 -0700)

Pet store halts sale of puppies and kittens
Jack’s Pets, which owns and operates 27 stores throughout Ohio, Indiana and Kentucky, announced last week it has stopped selling puppies and will instead start working with shelters and rescue organizations to offer in-store pet adoptions.The move, which is endorsed by the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, follows the adoption trend of national chain stores, Super-Petz ... (Fri, 21 Oct 2011 07:31:34 -0700)

Pet safety the topic of discussion
Franklin The topic was pet safety at the Oct. 15 as the GFWC Wallkill Valley Woman’s Club held a comprehensive program at the Littell Community Center. (Fri, 21 Oct 2011 12:23:04 -0700)

Ohio exotic-pet farm barely secured cages
Authorities found numerous problems with conditions at a wild animal owner's property over the years, including big cats kept in cages without locks, a black leopard in a basement, lion and bear cubs housed in the same pen and a lion running loose, according to documents released Friday. (Fri, 21 Oct 2011 12:39:50 -0700)

Halloween doggie costume pet-scope
Halloween is party time! Whether you and your pet plan to head out to a Halloween bash or lay low and pass out candy, here are some great star-sign costume ideas to make your pet look spook-tacular. (Fri, 21 Oct 2011 15:08:53 -0700)

Pet mountain lion attacks Texas boy
A 4-year-old boy is recovering Friday after being mauled by a pet mountain lion at a home in Texas. (Fri, 21 Oct 2011 18:35:46 -0700)

Pet Tales: Candy for dogs? It's more trick than treat
Make-believe Halloween ghosts and goblins are fun. Dogs that gobble large amounts of chocolate and other candies, not so much. Never underestimate a dog's ability to find hidden holiday treasures. One family was horrified last year when they came home and found four empty bags that had contained 10 pounds of chocolate Halloween candy. (Fri, 21 Oct 2011 21:49:49 -0700)

Pet pictures will aid Solano shelter
Santa is coming to town, and he'd love to meet local pets.Pet lovers can say "Happy Holidays" while helping the animals of the Solano County Animal Shelter with a photo of Santa and their pets. (Sat, 22 Oct 2011 01:21:59 -0700)

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