Pets

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‘Who’s Your Daddy’ DNA Program May Make Shelter Dogs More Adoptable

Some people on the hunt for a new pet are willing to shell out big bucks for designer breed dogs like Labradoodles, Maltipoos and Puggles. To keep up with the trend, DNA tests are helping the Peninsula Humane Society and SPCA to invent their own breeds in order to get their mutts adopted.

01/28/2015

Frank the Police Dog

Residents Raise More Than $11,000 For Sebastopol Police Dog’s Chemotherapy

A Sebastopol police dog named Frank is attracting a lot of attention and money this week after the seven-year-old German shepherd was diagnosed with a deadly form of lymphoma and needs chemotherapy.

01/27/2015

Escapes are rare on the tarmac, but they happen. This airline employee  had to chase down an escaped pet  at La Guardia Airport. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Dog Chased On SFO Tarmac After Escaping Kennel, Found Safe—Headed To Austin

A dog that managed to get out of its kennel at San Francisco International Airport led airport crews on a chase around some of the runways for a few minutes Friday morning.

01/23/2015

9th September 1978:  Tiddles, the famous fat cat which lived in the public lavatories at Paddington Station, London.  (Photo by Chris Moorhouse/Evening Standard/Getty Images)

Feline Diabetes Is On The Rise— What To Do About Your Fat Cat

It seems that our pets are echoing the concerns of the human population, specifically with the increase in the number of cats being diagnosed with diabetes every year.

01/12/2015

Pets up for adoption in Macy's window display in Union Square in San Francisco. (CBS)

More Than 250 Animals Found New Homes With Help Of Macy’s Union Square Display

More than 250 animals found homes this holiday season through The San Francisco SPCA’s annual Holiday Windows event at Macy’s Union Square in San Francisco, SPCA officials have announced.

01/11/2015

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Silicon Valley Humane Society Launches Social Media Campaign For Adoptable Dog With Skin Condition

A dog with a skin condition known as demodetic mange is getting her own social media campaign, thanks to the Humane Society of Silicon Valley.

01/09/2015

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Looking For A Pet? These 12 ‘Hard Luck Hounds’ Need A New Home

Oakland Animal Services is launching a “Hard Luck Hounds” campaign to try to get people to adopt 12 dogs who have been at the shelter for more than two months.

01/08/2015

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It’s 2015: Time For New Year’s Pet Resolutions

With the new year comes a time of reflection and resolutions, but what would our pet cats and dogs put down on their lists?

01/05/2015

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Thor, Retired Heroic Antioch Police Dog, Dies

Thor, a retired Antioch police dog that worked with the department for more than a decade died Tuesday, according to an organization devoted to law enforcement dogs.

12/31/2014

Homeless Pets Veterinary Dentistry

East Bay Animal Shelter Veterinary Technicians Make Sure Dogs And Cats Have Something To Smile About

Technicians at an East Bay animal shelter are taking part in a first-of-its-kind program sponsored by the Foundation for Veterinary Dentistry to help make homeless animals more adoptable.

12/26/2014

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