Dog looking for new home after owner dies of fungal meningitis

elaine | November 6, 2012

ELKHART, Ind. (AP) – Relatives of an 89-year-old woman who was the first person to die in Indiana from a multi-state fungal meningitis outbreak are looking for a new home for her dog.
The poodle mix named Lucky lived with Pauline Burema at her Cassopolis, Mich., home until she was hospitalized with meningitis after getting a [...]

Dogs painted like lions, tigers, and panda bears? Oh my!

elaine | June 8, 2010

The latest craze to come out of China involves dog owners painting their pets to look like other animals such as tigers and pandas.
You thought the poodle cut was odd, check these pictures out.
Crowds gathered to witness this odd spectacle at a showcase event which took place in Zhengzhou, eastern China.
Among those on display were [...]

Finding “Fido”; Making sure your pet’s info is up to date.

elaine | November 5, 2009

A purebred boxer was found wandering the streets and is now up for adoption at an animal shelter in Charleston, SC.   Shelter Operations Supervisor Staycee Dains knows he has an owner. With one scan she found an ID microchip implanted between his shoulder blades.   “They gave us a name and an address that’s outdated,” Dain [...]

Go Biddy, Go! The secret of the pet Greyhound.

elaine | October 12, 2009

When I was a little kid my grandparents owned a Greyhound kennel.  In those days Greyhounds weren’t even considered as pets, they were trained to “kill” and therefore when they didn’t run and were not used as breeding stock, they were usually put to sleep.  While most people never had them as pets, my grandparents [...]