Monthly Archives: January 2009

Adopt a pet for Valentine’s Day

The Humane Society of Harford County, Maryland, will hold a Valentine’s Day pet adopt-a-thon 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 14 and 15 at PetSmart, 602 Boulton St., Bel Air, Md. For details, call 410-836-1090, ext. 106; e-mail; or … Continue reading

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Chris DeRose responds to Slash’s support of zoo

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Low-cost clinic at Superpetz

Central Pennsylvania Animal Alliance will offer a low-cost vaccine and microchipping clinic for cats and dogs from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 7, at Superpetz, 2420 Eastern Blvd., Springettsbury Township. Vaccines offered are rabies, distemper and bordetella (kennel cough) … Continue reading

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Strikes for Strays

Area friends of animals will take to the alleys on Sunday, February 22, to save strays from the streets. The gathering at Trindle Bowl, 4695 E. Trindle Road, Mechanicsburg, PA, is Furry Friends Network’s annual Strikes for Strays bowl-a-thon fundraiser … Continue reading

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Central PA Reptile Show

The Central PA Reptile Show is open to the public 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. today (Saturday, Jan. 24) at Carlisle Expo Center, 100 K Street, Carlisle, PA . Admission is $7; free for children younger than 6. Hands-on seminars … Continue reading

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Young boa available for adoption

This young boa recently came to Forgotten Friend Reptile Sanctuary from a caring home. If you are looking for a smaller boa to raise from a young age, this is a very nice 2- to 3-foot-long snake that will spend … Continue reading

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Free puppy books

For the month of January, there are two books offered as free downloads from Dogstar Daily, Dr.Ian Dunbar’s website. The books are “Before You Get Your Puppy” and “After You Get Your Puppy.” For details or to dowload, visit

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Top pet names

According to Veterinary Pet Insurance, Max is the most popular name given to both dogs and cats for the sixth year in a row. Following are the 10 most common dog and cat names based on a recent analysis of … Continue reading

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Saturday is Change A Pet’s Life Day

Change a Pet’s Life Day is Saturday, Jan. 24, and Hill’s Science Diet is offering free pet adoptions at shelters across the country. The goal is to get people who are even mildly interested in adopting a dog or a … Continue reading

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Dog biscuits recalled

PetSmart is voluntarily recalling seven of its Grreat Choice Dog Biscuit products that contain peanut paste made by Peanut Corp. of America. PCA is the focus of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration investigation into potential salmonella contamination of peanut … Continue reading

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