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This is the dog that did not survive after suffering smoke inhalation and minor burns in an October house fire. (Photo credit: Prince George's County Fire Dept.)

Md. Fire Department Creates Fund to Aid Pets Affected By Fires

After a dog died as a result of small burns and smoke inhalation sustained in a house fire in Prince George’s County last year, the Prince George’s County Fire Department is announcing the “PGFD and SPCA Sparky Fire Fund.”

04/07/2014

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Labrador Retrievers Set Popularity-Ranking Record

The top 10 most popular dog breeds in the United States in 2013, according to the American Kennel Club’s registry.

01/31/2014

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5 Ways To Spice Up Valentine’s Day This Year

Spice up your plans with these five ways to ignite the fire in your relationship this Valentine’s Day

01/19/2014

photo courtesy of Jamie Cyrway

Maryland Family Reunited With Dog Lost in Maine

A Maryland family’s dog that jumped a fence and went missing on a holiday trip to Maine has been found after surviving more than a week of sub-zero temperatures and severe winter storms.

01/13/2014

Dogs are quite particular about where they choose to relieve themselves -- not only do they defecate in direction with the north-south axis, but they also are sensitive to the Earth’s magnetic field.    (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

Study: Dogs Relieve Themselves In-Line With Earth’s Magnetic Field

Dogs are quite particular about where they choose to relieve themselves — not only do they defecate in direction with the north-south axis, but they also are sensitive to the Earth’s magnetic field.

01/04/2014

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Woman Injured, 6 Cats Dead After McLean Fire

Firefighters were able to revive one dog and one cat.

12/27/2013

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Study Backs Pets as Presents, But Holdouts Remain

Giving a puppy or kitten to the pet lover on your list is a gift idea animal activists have long warned people to avoid. But a national animal welfare group says the fears of pets being rejected or returned are unfounded.

12/18/2013

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Arlington County Puts Time Limit on Dog Tethering

There’s a limit on how long dogs can be tethered in Arlington County, after the county board passed new legislation this weekend, citing potential risks to the animals’ well-being.

10/21/2013

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4th of July Fireworks Create a Nightmare for Dogs

Liberty is loud and a lot of dogs have problems with those Fourth of July sounds of freedom.

07/02/2013

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Va. Man Charged For Kidnapping Neighbor’s Dogs, Killing One

A Manassas man is being charged with burglary, two counts of felony animal cruelty and two counts of grand larceny after police say he kidnapped his estranged girlfriend’s dogs and killed one of them.

04/23/2013

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