Everyone is obsessed with a dog named Wasabi who won Best In Show at the Westminster Dog Show
This little Pekingese named Wasabi won the hearts of the Westminster Dog Show Sunday night, as well as the hearts of America.
Did you adopt a pet during the pandemic? We want to see
Being home for those first couple months of the pandemic really made for a lot of free time for some, and wasn’t it the perfect time to adopt a new puppy or kitty?
Animal Welfare Society helps pet owners to afford veterinary care
The popularity of pet ownership during the coronavirus pandemic is shining a light on a pitfall. Many didn’t expect that when they lost their jobs they would have to struggle to cover the cost of veterinary care.
Bella returns home after perilous adventure that started with frightening carjacking
Bella made it back home to her family after a perilous adventure. It started with a frightening carjacking and ended in a forsaken alley.
How much do pets influence people’s home-buying decisions?
As you’ve probably heard, the housing market is hot, hot, hot. And it seems clear that people don’t just have kids or other family members in mind when it comes to choosing where they want to move.
Florida man wrestles alligator under water to save his puppy
Mike McCoy was walking with his puppy near a pond right behind Paul R. Smith Middle School when an alligator suddenly popped up out of a nearby pond, pulling the chocolate Labrador underwater.
Doggies helping doggies: canine blood donations are saving lives
The University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine now has a Canine Blood Donor Program to help dogs recover from their illnesses.
Two adorable lemurs have been spotted across Broward, and one is still on the loose
In a shocking twist, this “only in Florida” story doesn’t involve a ‘gator in a swimming pool — it involves two adorable, yet wild lemurs who seem to have escaped from their home.
‘Loving’ pair of dogs need home after surviving fire in Miami-Dade
Miami-Dade Animal Services personnel is searching for a forever home for two dogs with a strong bond. The pair recently survived a house fire. While Miami-Dade firefighters fought the flames, Miami firefighters helped them to take care of the dogs.
Woman asks thieves to return Pomeranian Shih Tzu named ‘Chance’
Lawanda Blocker’s is missing her Pomeranian Shih Tzu. A pair of thieves snatched the one-year-old puppy on Tuesday from her home in Boynton Beach.
Miami man says pet rescue has his beloved cats Nessa and Nori, he wants them back
Five-year-old Jordana Schwarz and her 6-year-old brother Leo Schwartz said they miss Nessa and Nori, their neighbor’s two cats.
How to best house-train your puppy
Puppies are cute and cuddly, and they’re known to warm people’s hearts and light up their faces -- right up until the moment when those wide smiles turn to looks of disgust when said puppy decides to do its business in the middle of the family room.
It’s National Puppy Day: Florida ranks no. 5 in new puppy ownership, plus top 10 puppy names in the US
Puppy ownership increased dramatically across the U.S. this past year, and more households brought puppies into their lives. Furthermore, pets such as puppies are believed to reduce stress and improve overall health and well-being, which further adds to the reason for the puppy boom.
Fort Lauderdale no-kill animal shelter celebrates 25th anniversary with documentary
Abandoned Pet Rescue, a no-kill animal shelter in Fort Lauderdale, is celebrating its 25th anniversary with the premiere of a documentary film called STRAY by Director Elizabeth Lo.
Gen Z and millennials would look for another job post-COVID if workplace was not pet-friendly, survey finds
As hundreds of thousands of people in the U.S. began working from home almost exactly one year ago, a trend among those working from their desks was their increased dependence on their furry companions – and their attachment to them.
Rabies alert issued in Fort Lauderdale after 2 women attacked by raccoon
According to officials, all residents and visitors of Broward County are asked to be aware that rabies is present in the wild animal population, and rabies may be active in parts outside of the highlighted area, as well.
Yorkie Terrier named Rosie goes on mysterious journey from Broward to Tallahassee
It’s unclear how a Yorkie Terrier named Rosie traveled from Broward County to Tallahassee, but after nine months of being away from home, identification technology helped to make a happy reunion happen.
5 situations in which pets can be used for tax breaks
For those animal lovers who spend so much money on their pets and hope to recoup some of that cash spent when tax season arrives, this is the cold, hard reality: For the most part, you can’t.
Florida restricts sales of reptiles amid fears of invasive species
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is restricting the sales, breeding, and possession of Tegu lizards and green iguanas.
Humane Society of Broward County needs support amid increased demand for pets during pandemic
The coronavirus pandemic has decreased the supply of dogs and cats, and this is hurting the Humane Society of Broward County.
Former research scientist takes the helm as director of Broward’s animal shelter
Five days into the job, Emily Wood is adapting to her duties as the new director of the Broward County Animal Care and Adoption Center in Fort Lauderdale.
Dog’s case remains pending in Broward about 3 months after attack
In October, Maria Zapata was walking her Australian silky terrier named Wufus, when a dog that looked like an American Pit Bull Terrier or a mix attacked them in Broward County.
Burglar steals Miami family’s citron-crested cockatoo Peaches
Norma Magarin said she has been missing her companion of 18 years. It has been more than two weeks since a burglar stole Peaches, her cockatoo, in Miami’s Wynwood neighborhood. It had happened before.
Have you seen Odin? Thief steals beloved service dog in Broward
Luisa Escudero is asking the community for help finding her service dog Odin, a 9-year-old bullmastiff mix. Thieves took him on Friday afternoon in Broward County.
After nearly dying at park, rescued puppy finds home with police officer
A sick puppy was hiding under a bush at the Walter A. White Park in Miami-Dade’s Richmond Heights neighborhood when police officers found him suffering.
Campaign pups throughout the years: These 11 photos will make you crack a smile
Have you ever taken your dog to a political event? What about taking your pet to go vote? (We didn’t even know that was a thing, but alas, in picture six, you’ll see that this has actually happened).
You have to see these 2020-themed Halloween costumes for dogs
Evidently, the COVID-19 pandemic isn’t putting a damper on people’s Halloween enthusiasm, particularly when it comes to putting their dogs in costumes.
American Staffordshire terrier Katya could face death after vicious attack in Broward
An American Staffordshire Terrier’s aggressive tendencies are at the heart of an animal control investigation in Broward County after a vicious attack while the dog was unrestrained.
Could dogs help in the detection of COVID-19? Studies suggest it’s possible
Leave it to man’s best friend to lend us a hand -- err, paw -- during a worldwide pandemic. At least, that’s what some scientists are hinting at.
These steps will keep your pet safe if a hurricane hits where you live
For people in parts of the country that are hit by hurricanes, you probably already know to have an emergency kit ready for a moment’s notice, but do you have everything prepared for your four-legged friend?
Looking for puppy love? eHarmony of dog-matching will custom pair you with your perfect furry friend
When you’re ready to add a puppy pal to your family, it can be a gamble to dive into the endeavor with the first cute puppy you see. Doing extensive research into breeds and shelters may also not guarantee you’ll find the perfect match.
Know what to do if your dog suffers from heatstroke in extreme weather
In case you've been relaxing inside your house blasting the A/C the past couple days, you might not have noticed that it's hot out all over the country, with temps ini some areas climbing well over 100 degrees.