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Adopt a pet, get a tax break in Maryland

Two Maryland lawmakers think you - and your future pet - deserve a tax break.

Monday - 02/17/2014, 08:38pm EST

Tags: dogs, taxes, Kate Ryan, pet adoption, Glenn Glass

Woman dies after McLean fire

Marguerite Louise Moran, 90, of McLean, died Jan. 9, 2014, from injuries sustained in the house fire, Fairfax County Fire and Rescue says. She died of smoke inhalation, according to the medical examiner.

Tuesday - 01/21/2014, 10:37am EST

Tags: Westmoreland Street, McLean, Va., fire,

100 shelter pets come home for the holidays in D.C.

"Home for the holidays" -- it's a phrase that carries a lot of emotional weight. And that's no different at the Washington Humane Society.

Tuesday - 12/24/2013, 10:28pm EST

Tags: Pets, animals, washington humane society, whs,

Keep your pet from gaining pounds during the holidays

Fat cats and pudgy pooches need homes too, and a local shelter is working to spotlight the need of the animals that offer a lot to love.

Sunday - 11/17/2013, 09:06am EST

Tags: washington humane society, Pets, pet food, Thanksgiving, dogs,

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Trendy with a wild streak: The debate over hybrid cats (Video)

About an hour outside of D.C., dozens of Bengals sniff, stretch and strut through the Jungletrax Cattery, where 38-year-old Anthony Hutcherson breeds designer felines for curious and committed cat lovers.

Sunday - 06/30/2013, 01:58am EDT

Tags: Bengals, bengal cats, Dr. Katy Nelson, washington humane society, wild cats, Anthony Hutcherson, Pets, Scott Giacoppo, alicia lozano, Megan Cloherty

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Pets don't feel the bite of down economy

While pet owners may suffer from economic times, their pets sure aren't.

Tuesday - 06/25/2013, 02:51pm EDT

Tags: Pets, pet food, dogs, david burd

Animal shelter begins annual adopt-a-thon

The Washington Animal Rescue League began its annual adopt-a-thon Saturday, slashing fees for new pet owners for the weekend.

Saturday - 06/01/2013, 08:16pm EDT

Tags: Kathy Stewart, WARL, Adopt-a-thon, dogs,

Fluffy and Fido are good for your heart

Owning a pet, particularly a dog, could lower your risk of heart disease.

Monday - 05/13/2013, 05:17am EDT

Tags: del walters, heart health, Pets, dogs, American Heart Association

Keep pets safe on Easter: Hide the chocolate and count your eggs

Chocolate bunnies and eggs are delicious, but they can also be deadly in high amounts to our pets. Here are a few tips to keep your pets safe during Easter weekend.

Thursday - 03/28/2013, 02:02pm EDT

Tags: Pets, Easter, chocolate, Easter eggs, dogs, holidays, Dr. Pawz, Katy Nelson

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