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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, cats

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Unleashed dog attacks deer in Rock Creek Park (Video)

A disturbing video of an unleashed dog refusing to leave a deer alone in the Rock Creek area is calling attention to leash laws in D.C.

Monday - 11/04/2013, 04:32pm EST

Tags: Rock Creek Park, Dumbarton Oaks Park, deer, Sarah Beth Hensley

German Shepard rescues abandoned infant (Video)

A German shepherd is being hailed a hero after saving a newborn's life in Birmingham, England.

Monday - 11/04/2013, 02:49pm EST

Tags: baby, German Shepherd, England, rescue

Dogs give 'HOPE' to region's crisis victims

Often, when disaster hits, special teams are sent in to comfort and give hope and comfort victims who are left struggling emotionally.

Monday - 10/28/2013, 05:15am EDT

Tags: Kathy Stewart, hope aacr

Md. inmates raise service dogs for fellow veterans

Inmates at the Maryland Correctional Institution are seeing their babies graduate - three dogs the inmates have raised to be service animals for veterans.

Thursday - 10/24/2013, 09:29pm EDT

Tags: Megan Cloherty, Maryland Correctional Institution, prison, jail, America

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Prince George's firefighters rescue dogs from house fire

A Chihuahua was rescued from a house fire in Bowie Wednesday morning by Prince George's County firefighters.

Wednesday - 10/23/2013, 04:07pm EDT

Tags: bowie, house fire, Chihuahua, prince george

'Howl'oween: Finding a costume and keeping your pet safe on Halloween

Halloween isn't just a holiday for humans. Many pets join in on the festivities, as well. But before you zip your four-legged family member in a costume and make it part of the party, keep in mind some of these safety considerations.

Friday - 10/18/2013, 06:07am EDT

Tags: pets, Dr. Katy Nelson, Halloween, costumes, Dr. Pawz, Dr. Paws, Rachel Nania

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Indiana dog that crashed race dies

Boogie, the Labrador that crashed the Evansville Half-Marathon, has died.

Friday - 10/18/2013, 04:52am EDT

Tags: half-marathon, Evansville, Ind., pets

9 of 12 Md. pet stores failed to post puppy origins

Nine of 12 pet stores visited as part of an undercover investigation by the Humane Society of the United States did not comply with a Maryland law that requires them to post on each dog cage every dog's breeding and origins.

Tuesday - 10/15/2013, 12:17pm EDT

Tags: pets, humane society, kate ryan

Study: Many car restraints for dogs don't prevent harm (Video)

The results of the locally-based study show many dog car restraints don't actually protect dogs from harm in the event of an accident.

Tuesday - 10/15/2013, 07:25am EDT

Tags: michelle basch, Lindsey Wolko, Center for Pet Safety, pet harness, pets

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