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We want to share your pet photos

By Dan Kadar Published: August 29, 2013
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Do you have a pet photo you would like to share with us? Click here to email us your pet photo. If it's good enough to make the cut we'll put it up in a post here on pets.ohio.com!

It doesn't just have to be cats or dogs, either. LIke this shot from Sharon. She tells us this toad comes back to her doorstep every year and seems to think this ceramic toad is the real thing.

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Video: Dog plays dead to avoid bath time

By Ohio.com Published: August 21, 2013

This dog goes to great lengths to avoid getting a bath.

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Rescuers try to help pets that need each other

By SUE MANNING, Associated Press Published: August 21, 2013
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LOS ANGELES: Ivan, Domino and Joshua arrived together at the animal shelter when their ailing owner could no longer care for them. To get adopted, they will need to go as one.

The shepherd-husky mix, Dalmatian mix and Benji-lookalike will stay at the New York shelter until someone will take all three because the owner took legal steps to keep his dogs together and well cared for before he entered a Texas rest home.

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Obamas adopt 2nd White House dog, name her Sunny (with video)

By Dan Kadar Published: August 20, 2013
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WASHINGTON: Watch out, Bo — there's a new dog in town.

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Video: Cat plays with dolphins

By Ohio.com Published: August 20, 2013

If this isn't the cutest thing you see today, your life may be overflowing with cuteness. Here is a cat nuzzling some dolphins.

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Vets name 12 most talkative dog breeds

By Ohio.com Published: August 14, 2013

Vetstreet.com polled more than 200 veteranarians to determine what dog breed is the most talkative. Not necessarily which has the largest bark, just those that bark the most frequently. The results may surprise you. Here they are:

1. Beagle
2. Miniature Pinscher
3. Pomeranian
4. Chihuahua
5. Alaskan Malamute
6. Siberian Husky
7. American English Coonhound
8. Miniature Schnauzer
9. Basset Hound
10. German Shepherd
11. Yorkshire Terrier
12. Bloodhound

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Upcoming area pet events

By Kathy Antoniotti / Beacon Journal staff writer Published: August 12, 2013

Low-cost Rabies Vaccination Clinic — Summit County Public Health in cooperation with Pet Guards Inc. is offering rabies vaccinations from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Richfield Village Police Department garage, 4450 W. Streetsboro Road. Vaccinations are $8 per animal. Other services are also offered for a fee. The clinic is limited to cats and dogs. All animals must be caged or leashed. Payment is by cash or check only. For more information, call 330-926-5600.

Purina Weight Circles Needed — Heaven’s Homeless Angels, a rescue haven providing hospice care for unadoptable animals is collecting weight circles from Purina dry pet food products. The animal-based nonprofit hospice specializes in caring for animals that are aging, ill, homeless and/or unadoptable pets. Please send donations to P.O. Box 654, Wickliffe, OH 44092. Weight circles are redeemable for rebates that may be used for food purchases and in large enough quantities used for veterinary rebates.

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Video: Beware shark cat

By Ohio.com Published: August 9, 2013

It's Shark Week on Discovery Channel, but nothing the network airs will compare to this cat.

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Interior designer Nate Berkus joins team for fantasy dog parks

By SUE MANNING, Associated Press Published: August 6, 2013
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LOS ANGELES: Interior designer Nate Berkus has been adding fantasy to homes for 16 years, inspiring people with just the right creative touch. But he's been a dog-lover even longer, and he's turning his design expertise to a half-million-dollar fantasy dog park.

Berkus, 41, has joined the creative team for the 2014 Beneful Dream Dog Park Contest. Contestants have to answer one question: "If you had $500,000 to create a Dream Dog Park where you and your best buddy can play together, what would you do?"

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Video: Check out this pig with a Mickey Mouse marking

By Ohio.com Published: August 5, 2013

This pig with a Mickey Mouse marking is so much better than a Cheeto shaped like the Virgin Mary. This little piggy was born on July 30 at Natures Nook Family Farms in Middlefield, Ohio.

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Upcoming area pet events

By Kathy Antoniotti / Beacon Journal staff writer Published: August 5, 2013

Low-Cost Rabies Vaccination Clinic — Summit County Public Health in cooperation with Pet Guards Inc. is offering rabies vaccinations from 4 to 7 p.m. Aug. 12 at Summit Lake Community Center, 380 W. Crosier St., Akron. Vaccinations are $8 per animal. Information at www.scphoh.org/ENVIRONMENTAL/ENV-VectorControl.html#rabies .

Kitten Krazy’s Quick Fix Spay and Neuter Clinic — Congratulations to the clinic at 930 Lafayette Road in Medina on performing its 10,000th alteration on dogs and cats. The Medina County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals was the winner as the clinic, which opened July 1, 2011, hit the milestone. The SPCA received a free spay/neuter and a gift basket valued at $150. The clinic performs cat neuters for $35 and spays for $50. Dogs are fixed depending on weight starting at $75 for neuters and $85 for spays. Call 330-558-7540 for more information.

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