Pets

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More Couples Consider ‘Pup-Nups’ To Avoid Pet Custody Disputes

Looking to avoid a costly custody battle over the family pet, more couples are signing up for a legal agreement known as a pet pre-nup or a “pup-nup.”

11/13/2014

(CBS SF)

Teen Invents Device To Video Chat With Your Lonely Pets

A new gadget is helping to facilitate video calls between lonely pooches and their overanxious owners.

11/13/2014

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Pet Rat Survives 2-Alarm Antioch House Fire, Collapsed Roof

A pet rat survived a two-alarm fire in Antioch at a home where the roof collapsed early Sunday morning.

11/09/2014

(CBS)

Cats, Parrots, Dogs Welcome To Worship In Berkeley Church

Less dogma and more dogs is the mantra at an eclectic Christian community in Berkeley where pets are as welcome in the pews as parishioners.

11/07/2014

Ashley Kirk (left) and Juan Ortega-Ramos are accused of burglarizing customers of a PetSmart store in San Carlos. (San Mateo County Sheriff's Office)

Couple Who Used PetSmart Boarding Information To Burglarize Homes Sentenced To Prison

A former San Carlos PetSmart employee and her boyfriend were sentenced to prison time Thursday morning for a series of break-ins at homes they learned were vacant when the residents’ pets were boarded at PetSmart

11/07/2014

MANILA, PHILIPPINES - SEPTEMBER 28:  A pet owner hydrates his Siberian Husky during the World Rabies Day celebrations on September 28, 2013 in Cainta Municipality, Philippines. (Photo by Veejay Villafranca/Getty Images for WSPA)

Eliminating Dogs As The Reservoir For Rabies Outbreaks

There have been some widespread rabies outbreaks around the world and it’s getting recognition partly because of the recent Chinese government killing of 5,000 dogs in one city after five people were diagnosed with the disease.

10/20/2014

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Berkeley City Council Considers Banning Pet Restrictions For Tenants

The city of Berkeley is considering a new ordinance that would ban landlords from having any pet restrictions on their properties.

10/20/2014

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Animals Often Center Of Nasty Divorce Proceedings When Bay Area Couples Split

In San Francisco, dogs don’t just outnumber kids, they often are the ‘kids,’ and when couples split up, the fur often begins to fly over their pets.

10/09/2014

Meatballs laced with rat poison which were found in in the area of Crestline, Burnett and Parkridge Drives in San Francisco. (San Francisco Police)

Meatballs Found Near Santa Rosa Dog Park Found To Be Not Poisonous

Eight meatballs that were found last month near a dog park in west Santa Rosa did not contain any poisons harmful to people or pets, Sonoma County Animal Services said this afternoon.

10/03/2014

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Which Breed Is Best For You? Dog Decision Depends On Where You Live

What breed best thrives where you live? We asked the Humane Society Silicon Valley to help us match the town to the Terrier or the ‘burb to the boxer, the location to the Labradoodle, the county to the Collie… Here’s what they recommend.

10/03/2014

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