Pets

Pets

Win copy of the book ‘Dog Gone’

“Dog Gone: A Lost Pet’s Extraordinary Journey and the Family Who Brought Him Home,” tells the story of Gonker, a 6-year-old golden retriever mix lost during a hike on the Appalachian Trail.

Pets

N&O Rescue Pet of the Month: Twinkles

Twinkles has a sweet and quiet presence, and loves being close to her person. She came to IAR with a broken hip, but did not reveal her pain until her newborn kittens were old enough to be weaned.

Local

Skateboarding dog rides for a girl in need

Sir Ernest Bunnybottom, a Raleigh, NC corgi and his owner Edie Ferris have a young friend named Anika who needs a service dog to help with the seizures she has as a result of Baraitser-Winter Syndrome. Sprout Patterns, a division of Spoonflower, Inc. is sponsoring the corgi along with his custom Harley Dog jackets. Donations can be made via their First Giving page, 4 Paws for Anika at firstgiving.com.

Pets

Baby ducks rescued from storm drain

After eight ducklings were reported in a storm drain in downtown Wichita, Kansas on June 18, 2016, a crew from the city's public works department, on their day off, came to the rescue. They reunited the babies with their worried mother.

National

Comfort dogs bring much needed smiles after Orlando shooting

Twelve K-9 comfort dogs from 7 states arrived in Orlando, FL to provide much needed smiles and healing to those grieving in the wake of the Pulse nightclub shooting. Lutheran Church Charities, of Northbrook, IL, brought the dogs to Orlando to comfort not only shooting victims and their families, but anyone who needs a little love.

North Carolina

Marvin the dog returns home after 10 years

Susan and John Dixon adopted Marvin about 10 years ago when their son, Alex, was 10 and daughter Cara was 8. They gave him up for adoption soon after. Recently they got a call from Charlotte-Mecklenburg Animal Control after their name was retrieved on Marvin’s chip after someone dropped him off at the shelter. The family decided to re-adopt Marvin and are now happily living together again.

Pets

Which North Carolina beaches allow dogs?

Most dogs love the beach – the sand, the water, the socializing – but not all North Carolina beaches are dog friendly. Here’s a list of good beaches for you and your mutt, and some safety tips to follow.

Pets

N&O Rescue Pet of the Month: Shamrock

Shamrock is a strong, affectionate, loving cat who loves to play. After a death in the family, Shamrock was returned to Alley Cats and Angels because her owner could no longer afford to care for her.

Videos

Dogs beat the heat by keeping cool in the pool

Recent heat wave isn't a problem for pups at the Suite Paws Pet Resort & Spa as they enjoy their own private swimming facility.
Chuck Liddy cliddy@newsobserver.com
Dogs beat the heat by keeping cool in the pool 1:21

Dogs beat the heat by keeping cool in the pool

Inside look at the making of 'The Secret Life of Pets' 2:31

Inside look at the making of 'The Secret Life of Pets'

Dog that dodged death, goes home with officer who saved her 1:44

Dog that dodged death, goes home with officer who saved her

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Skateboarding dog rides for a girl in need