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100 shelter pets come home for the holidays in D.C.

"Home for the holidays" -- it's a phrase that carries a lot of emotional weight. And that's no different at the Washington Humane Society.

Tuesday - 12/24/2013, 10:28pm EST

Tags: pets, animals, Washington Humane Society, whs,

Keep your pet from gaining pounds during the holidays

Fat cats and pudgy pooches need homes too, and a local shelter is working to spotlight the need of the animals that offer a lot to love.

Sunday - 11/17/2013, 09:06am EST

Tags: Washington Humane Society, pets, pet food, Thanksgiving, dogs,

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Trendy with a wild streak: The debate over hybrid cats (Video)

About an hour outside of D.C., dozens of Bengals sniff, stretch and strut through the Jungletrax Cattery, where 38-year-old Anthony Hutcherson breeds designer felines for curious and committed cat lovers.

Sunday - 06/30/2013, 01:58am EDT

Tags: Bengals, bengal cats, Dr. Katy Nelson, Washington Humane Society, wild cats, Anthony Hutcherson, pets, Scott Giacoppo, alicia lozano, Megan Cloherty

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Pets don't feel the bite of down economy

While pet owners may suffer from economic times, their pets sure aren't.

Tuesday - 06/25/2013, 02:51pm EDT

Tags: pets, pet food, dogs, david burd

Animal shelter begins annual adopt-a-thon

The Washington Animal Rescue League began its annual adopt-a-thon Saturday, slashing fees for new pet owners for the weekend.

Saturday - 06/01/2013, 08:16pm EDT

Tags: Kathy Stewart, WARL, Adopt-a-thon, dogs,

Fluffy and Fido are good for your heart

Owning a pet, particularly a dog, could lower your risk of heart disease.

Monday - 05/13/2013, 05:17am EDT

Tags: del walters, heart health, pets, dogs, American Heart Association

Keep pets safe on Easter: Hide the chocolate and count your eggs

Chocolate bunnies and eggs are delicious, but they can also be deadly in high amounts to our pets. Here are a few tips to keep your pets safe during Easter weekend.

Thursday - 03/28/2013, 02:02pm EDT

Tags: pets, Easter, chocolate, Easter eggs, dogs, holidays, Dr. Pawz, Katy Nelson

Pet of the week: Carmen, Siamese mix

This week's Pet of the Week is Carmen. She enjoys snuggling, playing and needs a loving home.

Friday - 03/22/2013, 10:05am EDT

Tags: Washington Animal Rescue League, dogs, adoption, Pet of the Week

5 things you don't know about the Washington Humane Society

From a program for soldiers interested in animal training to pet abuse centers, here are a few features offered by the Washington Humane Society that you may not know about.

Thursday - 03/21/2013, 11:32am EDT

Tags: Washington Humane Society, dogs, adoption, animal abuse, spay, neuter, Dr. Pawz, Katy Nelson

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