• Blogs

    September 25, 2014

    Widmeyer's Anti-Pit Bull Piece is an Embarrassment

    There's a real problem when the communications director for the controller's office in the fourth-largest city writes an ill-informed opinion piece, and the city's daily newspaper publishes it without question. I'm talking about Roger Widmeyer's September 20 piece for the Houston Chronicle's Outlo ... More >>

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    May 13, 2014

    Some Stuff You Need to Know About Pit Bulls

    Stay tuned -- we'll be adding to this list throughout the day... In April, a tug-of-war over the fate of a pit bull in Montgomery County came to a happy end: noted dog trainer Cesar Milan agreed to take the dog, Gus, on the condition Gus never again step paw in Texas. Gus had seriously injured a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 25, 2014

    Dog Show Adds Houston to Its Name

    Dogs get a bad rap when it comes to news coverage of late, but one thing that we really look forward to hearing about are those lovely show dogs. Those pure breeds who saunter and wag their stuff at our annual dog show. And did you know, a dog from this area made national dog show history. This y ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 13, 2013

    Check Out The Critters at BARC's Super-Mega-Ultra-Cosmic Pet Adoption Drive Saturday

    You can add kick-ass dogs and cats to your shopping list if you go to H-E-B Montrose Market this Saturday -- the Houston Bureau of Animal Regulation and Care is bringing more than 75 critters for its Furry Invasion of Cosmic Companions adoption drive. The event is from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. BARC took in m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 18, 2013

    Best Food Commercials Featuring Talented Dogs in Honor of the Reliant Park Dog Show

    The Reliant Park "World Series of Dog Shows" started Wednesday, and in honor of all those pretty pooches descending upon Houston, I decided to highlight some other handsome and talented dogs. These ones happen to be hawking everything from beer to Starburst, as opposed to being judged for their grac ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 11, 2012

    What's Cooking on Pinterest? Pumpkin Christmas Cookies for Your Dog

    I am officially home for the holidays, so Christmas cookie baking has begun. But who says your dog can't enjoy Christmas cookies this year? I always make sure to buy my dog a couple of holiday treats to enjoy on Christmas morning, but when I came across a few Christmas cookies for the dog on Pintere ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 25, 2012

    At Home Treats for Your Dog: Peanut Butter, Banana and Yogurt Popsicles

    Popsicles and cool treats are not just for people; dogs deserve a little treat to cool down, too. My dog, Abby, loves to run and play outside during the summer, just like any dog does, but sometimes cold water or a dip in the pool isn't enough to cool her down. Although grocery stores sell ice crea ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 14, 2012
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    May 12, 2011

    Houston Dogs Worst In Country For Attacking Mail Carriers

    Probably lives in Houston​It's hard out there for a Houston mail carrier -- if the heat doesn't get you, the dogs probably will. The United States Postal Service has put out its list of the 10 most dangerous cities for dog attacks, and coming in at the top USPS says 62 Houston lett ... More >>

  • Music

    April 7, 2011

    Sit, Stay

    The Boneyard is a barking good time for man and his best friend.

  • Blogs

    March 4, 2011

    On the Menu: Eating Puppies at Denny's

    ​Easy PETA, I'm talking about Denny's pancake puppies--the somewhat revolting breakfast appetizer I ordered last Sunday. I rarely get pancakes, but something was oddly intriguing about these bite-size balls of fried dough. Maybe it was just my sixth sense of the impending National Pancake Da ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 26, 2011

    Houston's Love Affair with Labrador Retrievers Remains, Boxers Not So Much

    King of Houston​Houston, you can't get enough of your Labs. Once again the goofy, lovable dogs lead the way in the American Kennel Club's list of most popular dogs in Houston. The venerable boxer, however, is fading a bit. In third place last year, he is now in fifth. But, as Winston Churchi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 24, 2010

    Animal Abuse: The Five Worst Houston Examples In 2010

    Humans: Will you ever learn?​We like to think that animal abusers will not only get a lump of coal from Santa this time of year, but a pitchfork-in-the-ass from the Other Guy in Red as well. For those of you who like to keep tabs on just how low the human race can sink, here's a roundup of some of ... More >>

  • Calendar

    August 26, 2010

    David Rosenfelt: Dog Tags

    Milo works to clear his master of murder. What has your dog done for you lately?

  • Calendar

    August 12, 2010

    Picassos by Paws

    Maybe Rover is in his blue phase

  • Calendar

    July 15, 2010

    The Reliant Park World Series of Dog Shows

    Now what exactly is musical freestyling for pooches?

  • Calendar

    July 1, 2010


    The best canine competitors in the country go snout to snout

  • Blogs

    May 5, 2010

    I Wanna Be Your Dog (Or Cat): Return Of The Haiku

    After several months of highlighting some of the adoptable critters at the Bureau of Animal Regulation and Care, we thought we were used to all the sad stares these dogs and cats display while awaiting their fates. But somehow, our intrepid photographer, Robyn Arouty, managed to capture an espe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 27, 2010

    Why Do Houstonians Hate Beagles?

    ​The American Kennel Club has put out its annual report listing the most popular breeds nationwide and in specific cities. As in most years, Houston generally mirrors the national trends.The nation's most popular dogs:1. Labrador Retriever2. German Shepherd Dog3. Yorkshire Terrier4. Golden Retriev ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 12, 2010

    Pit Bull Puppies, A Toddler & Injuries: The Debate Continues

    ​A newspaper report out of East Texas probably isn't going to do wonders for changing the vicious image normally associated with pit bulls. From the Tyler Morning Telegraph:Police and animal control officers continue an investigation Tuesday into an attack involving the child, who suffered major i ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 11, 2009
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    April 9, 2009

    If You're Going to Smoke, Stay Away From Siamese Cats

    Texas A&M's College of Veterinary Medicine has tackled the question of whether second hand smoke can give heart disease or cancer to your pets - and comes up with a profound maybe. "Laboratory studies using dogs trained to smoke cigarettes have shown that they develop typical lung pathology similar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 21, 2009

    That Shih Tzu Don't Play In Houston, Dude

    Houston dog lovers, you pretty much have the same taste as other dog lovers.That's the overall finding from one of the most scientific and groundbreaking studies of all time, the American Kennel Club's examination of what dogs are most popular in Houston compared with the rest of America.The top 10 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 6, 2008
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    October 3, 2008
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    October 1, 2008

    Houston Courtroom Battle Over Rin Tin Tin

    A woman from Crockett who says she owns the rights to the name Rin Tin Tin is suing a movie studio that recently released a film about the famous German Shepherd. She is asking the court not only for money in damages, but also that every single copy of the movie be destroyed. According to a lawsuit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 15, 2008

    Some Dogs Enjoy An Ike Break

    In the midst of the craziness, some have found the time to make sure Houstonians of the four-legged variety get a sense of normalcy. At the dog park off Westpark and Highway 59, uprooted trees didn’t keep Rebecca Lee from getting in some exercise for Roxy, her 15-month-old, three-legged pit bull. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 15, 2008

    Open Season on Pit Bulls’ Genitals

    OK, let’s face it, pit bulls have a certain reputation and it’s not a good one. Yes, they’re loyal, strong, intelligent, but you have to balance that with the possibility that if your 2-year-old smart-talks them, they may rip his throat open when you step out of the room. For years, local an ... More >>

  • News

    July 24, 2008
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    January 3, 2008
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    September 20, 2007


    Going Greyhound

  • News

    September 6, 2007

    Greyhound Racing

    Tracks and breeders struggle as attendance declines

  • Blogs

    July 3, 2007

    The Truth about Reporters and Dogs

    Part of a kid’s face was eaten off by a pit bull the other day, according to the Chron. Now, we all know that pit bulls like nothing better than to dine on the flesh of young children, but if you look closer at this story, you’ll notice something: the only person saying the culprit was a pit bul ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 23, 2006

    Re: Breaking News: Death to the Dogs

    The dogs are still for sale. But to whom? Yet another update to this seemingly unending story of the 320 pit bulls in Liberty County. Courtney Frank of the Houston Humane Society says her offices have been fielding angry calls and e-mails about the fate of the pit bulls after the judge's recent ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 18, 2006
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    July 20, 2006
  • Home Entertainment

    October 20, 2005

    Puppy Love

    Nintendogs' charm will win over the most jaded of gamers.

  • Best of Houston

    September 23, 2004
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    September 23, 2004
  • News

    March 25, 2004

    Those Bichon Mutts

    Two grand for a dog surgery? Don't growl. Just call Small Paws.

  • News

    October 30, 2003

    Vanity Plates

    The perfect gift for the pet that has -- ahem -- almost everything

  • News

    August 15, 2002

    Cinema Dog Daze

    Films fuel the fads for special pets -- then comes the fallout

  • News

    March 21, 2002

    Man's New Best Friend

    In the wake of September 11, security dogs have become must-have items. Prices have skyrocketed. There aren't enough German shepherds.

  • News

    July 26, 2001

    Stupid Pet Tricks

    A retired judge wanted to rid his lakefront home of raccoons. But bowls of meat swimming in antifreeze take care of a lot more than those pesky animals.

  • News

    November 2, 2000

    Dog's Day Out

    What's left for a dog to do in this high-tech world?

  • Calendar

    July 20, 2000

    Butt Sniffing Allowed

    Astro World Series of Dog Shows

  • News

    July 6, 2000
  • News

    June 22, 2000

    Going to the Dogs

    Advocates are working to unleash a plan for a public park where pooches can play

  • News

    August 20, 1998

    Hound's Hell

    Battered Bruiser barely survives cops and Animal Control

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    August 11, 1994
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