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Study: People have more empathy for dogs than humans

No wonder they're called man's best friend. It seems that some people can show more caring for dogs than they do for their own species.

Sunday - 08/18/2013, 01:00pm EDT

Tags: empathy, Dick Uliano, Northeastern University

Following attack, officials talk about local dog safety laws

After a pit bull bit two children in Prince George's County, officials are talking about the county's ban on the breed.

Thursday - 08/01/2013, 05:53am EDT

Tags: pit bull, dog laws, Randi Martin, Clinton

Pet of the Week: Norman

Norman is the perfect size for apartment living and traveling, and he gets along with everybody -- human and canine, alike.

Monday - 07/22/2013, 09:25am EDT

Tags: Pet of the Week, WARL, Washington Animal Rescue League, Norman,

Tips for working out with your dog

It's time to meet your new workout buddy -- your pet.

Friday - 06/21/2013, 11:40am EDT

Tags: Health, fitness, Lisa Reed, workout,

Nearly 5 million bitten by dogs each year

It's a biting statistic: 4.7 million people -- half of them children under 12 -- are bitten each year by a dog.

Thursday - 05/16/2013, 05:58am EDT

Tags: Hank Silverberg, bites, dogs

Pet of the Week: Esperanza, Hound mix

Esperanza was discovered on the side of the highway starving and competing with buzzards for road kill. The WARL has since restored her to health, so she can find a good home.

Tuesday - 03/26/2013, 12:04pm EDT

Tags: Washington Animal Rescue League, pet adoption, Pet of the Week

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Pet of the Week: Avianca, Labrador mix

Avianca, a 10-week-old Labrador mix, is WTOP's Pet of the Week.

Thursday - 03/14/2013, 01:53pm EDT

Tags: Washington Animal Rescue League, pet adoption, puppy, Pet of the Week

Pet of the Week: Bender, Australian Shepherd mix

WTOP Living is partnering with the Washington Animal Rescue League to feature a Pet of the Week available for adoption. Meet this week's pet, Bender.

Thursday - 03/07/2013, 10:00am EST

Tags: Washington Animal Rescue League, adoption, Pet of the Week

Secret Service dog falls to its death while on Biden detail

A Secret Service dog fell to its death Saturday night while doing a security sweep of a New Orleans parking deck near a hotel where Vice President Joe Biden was speaking, according to multiple news reports.

Sunday - 01/27/2013, 05:05pm EST

Tags: Secret Service, Joe Biden

Dog is hailed a hero in Prince George's County

His name is Pumpkin, but staffers at Prince George's Animal Management Facility are calling him a hero.

Sunday - 01/06/2013, 12:09am EST

Tags: Pumpkin,

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