The life-affirming joy of being a dog foster family

A lifetime ago I was studying medicine. I don’t remember when I decided I wanted to be a doctor, but as far back as I can remember I’ve imagined that…

This Missouri family lost their dog to toxic algae. So why aren’t states doing more testing? | KCUR 89.3

It was supposed to be a fun weekend getaway to celebrate Mandi Miller’s 30th birthday. She and her husband, Austin Elkins, chose an Airbnb on Lake Centralia in Illinois that…

Dog found in SWFL reunited with family from Virginia

CAPE CORAL, Fla. – A 15-year-old tiny poodle from Norfolk, Virginia who was missing for five years was found all the way in Lee County. On Tuesday afternoon, ‘Snowball’ reunited…

Rapamycin pill could hit spot to help family dogs enjoy longer life

The death of a dog can be as devastating as losing a member of the family, causing grief, mourning, and an incalculable sense of loss. Yet there is hope for…

Can a Bird Dog Make a Good Family Pet?

Is there a difference between a bird dog and a pet? (Photo By: Kali Parmley) Many people fondly remember their father’s old hunting dog as the dog that was never…

Donation hopes to help Eau Claire Co. dog find a fur-ever family

EAU CLAIRE CO., Wis. (WEAU) -Every year more than six million animals are taken to shelters in the US That’s according to the ASPCA. One dog with special needs in…

Hope is a four legged friend: Local family using service dog journey to break mental health stigma

SALISBURY, Md. – Not all superheroes wear capes. Some actually wear a leash and collar. “I got calls from veterans at 2 or 3 in the morning and they said,…

Thieves Steal Family Dog From Mom, Daughter at Gunpoint During Walk: Police

According to police, a group of thieves stole a family’s dog at gunpoint during an evening stroll on Saturday. The thieves targeted the pet owners, a woman and her adult…

Dog lost during Caldor Fire reunited with family after snowy rescue in El Dorado County

A dog that was separated from its owner last August when the Caldor Fire swept towards South Lake Tahoe was reunited with him after a skier spotted the dog in…

Stolen dog reunited with family after eight years in emotional video

An emotional video shows a family reuniting with their dog, who was stolen from their garden eight years ago. A heartwarming video shows the moment when a dog stolen from…