More Pets Articles

  • Dear Ms. Kitty: Insurance another tool in providing cat care

    By Sherri Albertson Special to The Gazette -
    Published: Mon, Sep 22, 2014

    Dear readers, Most pet owners understand the importance of having health insurance for themselves, but they may not think it's important for their cats (or dogs for that matter). My opinion? Having health insurance for our furry loved ones is equally as important. Think of pet...

  • Dog found in Oregon heading back to Pennsylvania

    STEVEN DUBOIS, Associated Press
    Updated: Sat, Sep 20, 2014

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Gidget is going back to Pennsylvania. A Jack Russell terrier that somehow ended up in Oregon more than four months after she went missing from her home near Philadelphia will soon be flown back to the Keystone State. A microchip implanted in Gidget allowed...

  • Dog houses offer warmth, shelter and, for some, style

    Published: Sat, Sep 20, 2014

    Humans might not like being in the doghouse, but many dogs enjoy having their own digs. River, a 2-year-old Frisian pointer who lives near Garden of the Gods Park, loves hers, says owner Susan Smith. "She uses it all the time. She uses it just to rest. She runs in it at the first...

  • Pet of the week: Magic

    The Gazette -
    Published: Sat, Sep 20, 2014

    Pet of the week Name: Magic Breed: Paint Owner: Mary Lawrence Magic's story: When the gavel came down at the horse auction, no one had placed a bid on a small, untrained, frightened paint mare. The auctioneer gave a glance toward a buyer looking for slaughter horses and got a nod...

  • Dogs get blues when youngsters go back to school

    By SUE MANNING The Associated Press -
    Published: Sat, Sep 20, 2014

    Young people aren't the only ones who get back-to-school blues. Pooches used to months of constant playtime can get upset when their best buddies disappear with the dog days of summer. Many dogs whine and wait eagerly at the front door but eventually adjust to the absence of their...

  • Pet Notes calendar Sept. 20, 2014

    Published: Sat, Sep 20, 2014

    ADOPTION FAIRS 9-Lives Rescue Inc. - For cats, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, PetSmart, 2965 New Center Point; 591-4640; Dreampower - For dogs, cats and small caged pets, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday and noon-3:30 p.m. Sunday, PetSmart, 571 N. Academy Blvd.;...

  • If 'Fluffy' won't do, check out these bizarre cat names

    By Carol McGraw -
    Updated: Mon, Sep 15, 2014

    California-based Veterinary Pet Insurance has just released its annual ranking of the most bizarre cat names in its database. Here are the top 5: l. Snuggle Butt Le Lee 2 Count Flufferton 3. Katy Purry 4. Walter Croncat 5.

  • Boa constrictor captured after escaping Idaho cage

    Associated Press
    Updated: Mon, Sep 15, 2014

    NAMPA, Idaho — A 9-foot Columbian boa constrictor named Trinity that escaped its southwest Idaho cage has been found after two days on the loose. Trinity didn't appear to have traveled far after being spotted Sunday in the garage that holds the snake's cage. Jittery neighbors with...

  • What's in a name? For these dogs, something wacky

    By carol mcgraw newspaper -
    Updated: Mon, Sep 15, 2014

    Last week the California-based Veterinary Pet Insurance released a list of the most bizarre dog names in its database. Here are the top five: 1. Peanut Wigglebutt 2. Sir Hog Knucklehead 3. Sasha Biggiepotamus Fierce 4. Otto Von Longdog 5.

  • Submit a great photo of your pet

    Updated: Sat, Sep 13, 2014

    Starting this month, The Gazette will feature a pet of the week in Saturday's Life section. To have your pet considered, email a high-resolution photo to Please include the pet's name and breed along with your name and a short explanation of why your pet is so...