• 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

    December 6, 2013

    2013 Holiday Gift List: Top 10 Foodie Presents for the Discerning Canine and Feline

    The holidays are upon us, and that means it's time to show your buddies you care by buying them things they probably don't need. But there's no reason to shell out for an expensive ugly Christmas sweater that he'll never wear, or a tchotchke that will sit idly at the back of her closet, when you cou ... 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

    April 29, 2013

    It'll Be Raining Cats and Dogs at Abandoned Animal Rescue's May Fundraiser

    If you're trying to figure out what to do between the hours of 11 a.m.-3 p.m. on May 4, fret no more: You oughta go to The Village at Gleannloch Farms' pet adoption and fundraiser shindig, benefiting Tomball's all-volunteer Abandoned Animal Rescue group. In addition to tons of cute critters you can ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 10, 2013

    D'AHHHHH: Largest Donation Of Pet Food In Houston History Set For Today

    The husband and wife team behind local pet store chain Natural Pawz are set to donate 100,000 pounds of pet food to the Houston Humane Society today at their new Almeda Road location. Biff Picone and his wife Nadine Jolie-Coeur collected the lion's share of the food from vendors they work with, in ... More >>

  • Music

    December 13, 2012
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    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 >>

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    June 14, 2012
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    February 27, 2012

    10 Bizarre (And Surprisingly Expensive) Ways to Hide a Cat Litter Box

    What are you looking at, bitch?​I have cats. Yes, I'm a 40-something man with cats. You got a problem? What I have learned over the years is that the biggest pain in the ass when dealing with cats is the litter box. Hair is annoying. Vet bills can be expensive. But the foul ammonia smell of ca ... More >>

  • News

    May 12, 2011

    Pet Sounds

    Animal psychic Sonya Fitzpatrick hears voices - the dog and cat kind.

  • Music

    April 7, 2011

    Sit, Stay

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

  • 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

    October 19, 2010

    Recipe: Edible Kitty Litter

    ​Ever had the sudden urge to grab a handful of your dirty cat litter and eat it? Me neither, but when Halloween rolls around, it seems that the nastier the presentation, the more acceptably awesome the dessert. With that criteria, this should come in at a "10" in the disgusting department. Imp ... 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?

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    August 12, 2010

    Picassos by Paws

    Maybe Rover is in his blue phase

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    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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 11, 2009

    This Is One Way To Report A Story, We Guess

    ​All the BARC brouhaha today brought us an interesting bit of e-mail correspondence, forwarded to us from a chain that began with a Houston Chronicle reporter.Rebecca Maitland, a freelancer who writes occasionally for the Chron's Fort Bend zoned edition, was doing a story on animal shelters in tha ... 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 >>

  • Calendar

    November 27, 2008

    Kinky Friedman

    Houston gets Kinky for animals in need

  • 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 >>

  • Culture

    January 3, 2008
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    September 20, 2007


    Going Greyhound

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    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
  • Home Entertainment

    October 20, 2005

    Puppy Love

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

  • News

    February 17, 2005
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    February 3, 2005

    Cats: That Other White Meat

    Dogs aren't the problem in retaking control of Catville

  • Best of Houston

    September 23, 2004
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    September 23, 2004
  • News

    March 18, 2004

    Ruffled Feathers

    The Audubon Society wants some killer birds to stay off its land

  • 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

    September 27, 2001

    Fowl Deed

    A pet shop owner has the toucans of his affection stolen from him

  • 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
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    June 22, 2000

    Going to the Dogs

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

  • News

    November 5, 1998

    Downtown Dumping, Dog-Style

    Is a businessman's problem a preview of the poop ahead?

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