• Talking Dogs: Salutes and tips for owning a canine friend

    Dog lovers had cause to rejoice the last week of August, as the 25th was National Dog Day. This "Howliday" was started in 2004 to encourage the adoption of dogs in shelters - and bring attention to the ridiculously high numbers of such dogs. If you've decided you're ready for the responsibility of owning and caring for a dog, consider finding your new companion at your local shelter or a pure breed rescue organization.

  • What a treat! Your dog might enjoy a kennel stay: study

    Many dog owners have had their vacations marred because they were so worried about how little Scruffy was faring in the boarding kennel back home.

  • Sit! Stay! Listen! Pet Life Radio is on

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -Want to know the latest trends in carpeted cat furniture? What to do about your dog's strange skin rash? If you really can train a rabbit to walk on a leash?

  • Animal Island: End kitten's biting 'play' with a sock toy

    Q: We adopted a kitten when she was 10 weeks old. She is now 5 months old and loves to be cuddled and is very affectionate. She also likes to grab your arm and hold on with her claws and also bites. One minute she is cuddling with you, and then suddenly she will just bite you. We have tried spraying her with water, which works at that moment, but then she will do it again a short time later. Is this a kitten thing, or is there something we can do to stop this?

  • Pampered piglet gains worldwide popularity

    As divas go, Miss Piggy's got nothing on this porcine princess. A natural ham, the piglet poses for pictures as she munches on pears in her positively pink bedroom.

  • Animal Island: Human shampoo no fix for itchy dog

    Q: My 5-year-old Westie has redness on her paws and she is always chewing on them. Her skin is so flaky and her fur actually feels greasy sometimes, and she is always itching.

  • Shore crabs: Low maintenance pet really comes out of its shell

    You wouldn't know it by the petite tank in tow, but the Merchlinsky family emerged from George's Beach Shop on the boardwalk in this Shore town on a recent sunny day with three new pets - from Haiti.

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    Miami Beach tentatively approves dog beach

    Dogs may soon be allowed on the sand in a designated area of North Beach.

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Miami Beach resident Beatrice Roy and Bill Couture, from Morningside, play with her dog Lexi during the Dog Day at the Beach event at North Shore Open Space Park in Miami Beach, Saturday, May 10, 2014. Scores of people and their canine companions turned out for the event, which served as a preview of an upcoming dog park at the site.

    Miami Beach

    Miami Beach may start weekly off-leash dog beach

    The proposed dog beach would be between 80th and 81st streets in North Beach.

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