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Echo the parrot stops by WTOP for an interview

Meet Echo, a 15-year-old double yellow headed Amazon parrot who stopped by the newsroom to chat with WTOP reporters, before heading to the Super Pet Expo.

Friday - 03/15/2013, 12:05pm EDT

Tags: pets, parrot, Super Pet Expo, Dr. Pawz, Stephanie Steinberg

Dog safety top priority as Subaru teams with D.C.-based nonprofit (VIDEO)

For those who like to drive with man's best friend, efforts are underway to improve safety for both people and pets while on the road.

Wednesday - 03/13/2013, 05:00am EDT

Tags: michelle basch, Center for Pet Safety, Subaru, pets, dog harness

Ask Dr. Pawz: What is the best age to neuter a dog?

In this week's Dr. Pawz, Katy Nelson explains the best age to neuter or spay a pet and how to prevent a cat from having accidents outside a litter box.

Wednesday - 03/06/2013, 08:30am EST

Tags: veterinarian, cats, neuter, Dr. Pawz, pets, Ask Dr. Pawz, Katy Nelson

Fame, fortune and fur: D.C. dog owner's Westminster wins

Washington area dogs Jewel, 3, and Honor, 4, each won their breed and group at this year's Westminster Dog Show. District resident Ellen Charles, 75, calls owning dogs a lifestyle and sings her praises of the pups, from hind quarters to scruffy ears.

Friday - 03/01/2013, 09:06am EST

Tags: Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, Madison Square Garden, puppies, Natalie Plumb, Jewel, Honor

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Va. dog trainer to appear on reality series 'Alpha Dogs'

Dog trainer Nick White, owner of Off-Leash K9 Training in Woodbridge, Va. was invited to train with Nat Geo Wild's new reality show "Alpha Dogs" next month.

Monday - 02/25/2013, 07:53am EST

Tags: training centers, Marines, Secret Service, reality TV, National Geographic, military, Woodbridge, Va., Katy Nelson

Ask Dr. Pawz: How to get a lazy, fat cat to lose weight?

In this week's Ask Dr. Pawz, Katy Nelson shares what you can do to get your cat to lose weight and how to tell the age of an adopted pet.

Wednesday - 02/13/2013, 11:56am EST

Tags: pets, puppies, cats, veterinarian, diet, animal shelter, Washington Humane Society, Dr. Pawz, Katy Nelson

Man's best friend may know his secrets

Researchers discover dogs are in-tune to the human perspective.

Wednesday - 02/13/2013, 07:07am EST

Tags: david burd, daily mail,

Dr. Pawz: Welcoming an adopted pet in your home

Dr. Pawz shares what owners can do to ensure an easy transition into a new home for pets adopted from shelters.

Thursday - 02/07/2013, 08:29am EST

Tags: pets, cats, adoption, animal shelter, veterinarian, Dr. Pawz, Katy Nelson

The Reagan Building went to the dogs for 12th annual Sugar and Champagne Affair

The Washington Humane Society's 12th annual Sugar and Champagne Affair honored Humane Heroes, including Washington Nationals pitcher Stephen Strasburg, D.C. police officers Arthur Douglas, Jr. and John Carruthers, and WUSA9 reporter Matt Jablow.

Friday - 02/01/2013, 02:03pm EST

Tags: Sugar and Champagne, pets, Washington Humane Society, Todd Gray, Dr. Pawz, Katy Nelson

Dr. Pawz: Questions to ask before adopting a pet

Anyone who has ever lost a pet has experienced the "I may not ever adopt again" phenomenon. But eventually, you might. Here are some questions to ask before you decide to bring a furry friend back into your house.

Wednesday - 01/30/2013, 07:58am EST

Tags: pets, adoption, animal shelter, veterinarian, Dr. Pawz, Katy Nelson

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