LOCAL PET NEWS

Rollins Ford Regional Park Opens Oct. 7

Rollins Ford Regional Park
Prince William Parks & Rec. to hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony for Rollins Ford Regional Park.

Halloween Pet Costume Contest

All Ages. October 1–21 Hocus Pocus, we hope you join us for the third annual Manassas City Library Halloween Pet Costume Contest! Email a photo of your pet in their Halloween costume to libmanassascity@pwcgov.org between October …

Pet coverage from around the web

Training an animal? An ethicist explains how and why your dog − but not your frog − can be punished

People talk to their pets every day: offering praise when they’re good, reassurance when they’re confused and affection when they’re cuddling. We also speak to animals when they misbehave. “Why did you do that?” someone might ask their dog. …

Only Dog Breed National Championship to Crown Winner

(BPT) - If you’re a dog lover, you won’t want to miss the paw-formance of the year, the 2023 AKC National Championship presented by Royal Canin broadcast. The event took place December …

Animal shelter populations are up—here's why and how shelters are responding

CitizenShipper looked at Best Friends Animal Society data to examine increased shelter populations and how they are responding.
How to tackle spring cleaning, even when you have pets
(BPT) - The idea of giving your home a thorough cleaning each spring is very appealing, but can also be overwhelming. It may even seem impossible, given today's busy lifestyles, active children …
Bonding with Your Four-Legged Friend
(Family Features) Your dog may be one of your best friends, but that bond doesn't happen overnight. One of the best ways to show dogs love is by keeping them healthy and spending quality time with them.
From Teeth to Paws: Five Ways Pets’ Dental Health Impacts Total Health
(BPT) - Pet Dental Health Month (February) marks the perfect time to prioritize your pet’s wellbeing and kick-start a dental care routine. A staggering 80% of dogs, particularly small breeds …
Dog care below freezing − how to keep your pet warm and safe from cold weather, road salt and more this winter
In much of the country, when winter rolls around, previously hospitable conditions can quickly turn chilly and dangerous for people and pups alike. …
Older Americans lead the nation in pet spending, but not by much
While baby boomers far outpaced other age groups in pet spending in 2021, spending evened out among all Americans in 2022, per an eTailPet analysis of BLS data.
Pet Friendly- Local Content

Affordable Cleaning Service Expands to New Headquarters

Affordable Cleaning Services is an independently-owned local business that combines professionalism, responsiveness, and thorough cleaning!

Once Foster Child Becomes Gray Face Acres Rescue Foster Mom

Taylor Garduno Sharpe of Bristow is an avid volunteer, community leader, involved mother, wife and foster doggy-mommy to a senior pit-bull/great Dane mix. Her experience with great foster parents made her a great mom, and now foster-rescue mom.

Rollins Ford 'Multi-Use' 'Destination' Park to Feature Farm-Themed Playground

Rollins Ford Park will be a 70-acres park with fields, a large playground, dog park and trails.

Festive Foods to Skip or Pick for Your Pets According to a Veterinarian

Festive Foods to Skip or Pick for Your Pets According to a Veterinarian
(NewsUSA) - The holidays ring in a season of food prep and culinary indulgence, enticing people and pets with an abundance of activity in the kitchen as holiday meals and treats are prepared for …

Support Smart Dog Breeding to Curb Strays

Support Smart Dog Breeding to Curb Strays
(NewsUSA) - Many wonderful organizations focus on finding homes for dogs in shelters, but one dog breeder is on a mission—to promote smarter dog breeding and fewer dogs in shelters to begin …

3 ways to be a more proactive cat parent

(BPT) - As a pet parent, you may often find yourself thinking about ways to enjoy spending quality time with your pets, while also ensuring that they're enjoying their home even when you can't be …

Deepen your bond with your pet through shared meal experiences

(BPT) - From swapping recipes with friends on social media to crafting meals that bring your family together, food has transformed into a way to bond with others and show you care. But have you ever …
Podcasts about pets

Dog talk ... and more

Every dog lover's resource for keeping yourself & your best friend happy, healthy and long living - naturally. Listen in to Dr. Peter Dobias weekly to find out how both you and your furry friend …

Talkin' pets, with vets

Two Vets Talk Pets podcast

Veterinarians, Drs Lewis Kirkham and Robbie Anderton, provide an informative, light-hearted chat about the health of your pet. It includes veterinary, behaviour and training advice for pet owners, …

Purrr-fectly enjoyable

In these cat podcasts, learn everything there is to know about cats on Cattitude with your hosts Michelle Fern & Tom Dock. In this cat podcast, each week we’ll spotlight a cool cat breed, …