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Sleeping with the dog or cat carries risks

"Some of these bacteria infections and virus infections that your dog and cat have may not make them sick but may make you very sick," says Deborah Kotz, author of the Daily Dose health blog.

Tags: pets , CATS , sleep , disease , Deborah Kotz , Centers for Disease Control and Prevention , CDC , Colleen Kelleher , Nathan Hager

Monday - 01/17/2011, 08:28am EST

Senior managers more likely to be dog owners

Dog owners are more likely to hold senior management jobs, while snake and reptile owners are most likely to make six-figure salaries, according to a survey by CareerBuilder.

Tags: CATS , Snakes , pets , pet owners , management , jobs , Career Builder , CareerBuilder , Veronica Robinson , Colleen Kelleher

Tuesday - 12/14/2010, 06:43am EST

Old Dawgs and Pups: Honoring a special bond

It's a bond that doesn't break. The deep connection that people who serve under fire develop is strong. Combine that with those who have had partners who literally live to serve, and you'll get a sense of the comradery at a recent gathering of police and military dog handlers.

Tags: Old Dawgs and Pups , Benjamin Seekell , Walter Reed Army Medical Center , Jim Statsny , John Greene , Afghanistan , Montgomery County Police

Saturday - 06/11/2011, 10:29am EDT

94 rescued dogs recovering at shelter

All but one of the 95 dogs confiscated from a house on Thursday soon will be assessed for possible adoption, Harold Domer, director Frederick County Animal Control, said on Saturday.

Tags: Frederick County Animal Control , Harold Domer , rescued dogs

Sunday - 05/08/2011, 12:39pm EDT

Rescued pit bulls await adoption

A little attention went a long way with Gabby, an excited pit bull puppy, at the Frederick County Humane Society on Saturday morning, as visitors had the chance to play with three rescued dogs available for adoption

Tags: pit bulls , Frederick County Humane Society , adoption , Jasmine's House

Sunday - 04/17/2011, 12:37pm EDT

D.C. opens fifth dog park

The Upshur Dog Park on Arkansas Avenue, the fifth dog park in the city, opened Saturday.

Tags: dog park , Upshur Dog Park , Muriel Bowser , D.C. Department of Parks and Recreation , Jesus Aguirre , The Friends of 16th Street Heights Parks

Sunday - 01/09/2011, 12:01pm EST

Owners choose people names for pets

In 2010, Bella, Bailey and Max were 2010's most popular dog names, while cats were most likely named Max, Bella and Chloe.

Tags: CATS , pets , pet names , Colleen Kelleher

Thursday - 01/06/2011, 12:46pm EST

Dog reunited with owners in 'Christmas miracle'

Christmas has come and gone, but the warmth of the holiday is lasting into the New Year thanks to one woman's actions, and a tiny piece of plastic.

Tags: Golden Retriever , GRREAT , Christmas ,

Tuesday - 12/28/2010, 05:19pm EST

Tips to care for dogs when the weather is frightful

With winter weather once again smacking the Washington area around, animal welfare workers are making the rounds again.

Tags: Washington Humane Society , snowmageddon , Kate Ryan

Friday - 12/17/2010, 04:33pm EST

More than 100 dogs pulled from burning house

More than 100 dogs were pulled from a burning house in Calvert County Sunday morning. Only four dogs died in the fire.

Tags: house fire , breeder , Huntingtown Volunteer Fire Department

Sunday - 12/12/2010, 11:20am EST
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