Tag: Pet

In WVa and beyond, pet adoptions soar during pandemic

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Something good came out of 2020 after all.

Sarah Tolley, the Kanawha-Charleston Humane Association’s community engagement coordinator, said the shelter experienced a 40% increase in adoptions last year. That was powered by a 60% jolt at the end of June that left the shelter down with “maybe five dogs available in the kennels, no puppies at all, no kittens available and maybe a couple of adult cats.”

The majority of those animals adopted aren’t being returned to the shelter, Tolley said.

“Something that stands out more than anything is we also have fewer returns of adoptions,”

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Rescue dog in the White House could spark increase in shelter pet adoptions

RUSSELL TOWNSHIP, Ohio (WJW)– The White House is once again home to a presidential pup, only President Joe Biden‘s “first dog” Major Biden is no minor addition.

As the first rescue dog adopted from a shelter in the White House, he could help shake off myths about adopted pets.

“A lot of people think of adopted pets as they’re broken, they have issues. And in reality, they are some of the best dogs and cats are out there,” said Erin Hawes, Rescue Village shelter manager.

The Geauga Humane

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How do I watch ‘The Pet Set?’ Betty White’s long-lost show

As Betty White turned 99 years-old, she announced a re-lease of her largely unseen 1970s show where she visits with celebrities, their pets and other animals.

The legendary Betty White has announced the re-release of what she calls a “long-lost series” that she and her late husband Allen Ludden produced in the early 1970s called “The Pet Set.”

Betty White has been promoting the re-release of the show to streaming services, which will be available Feb. 23 on Apple TV, Prime Video and Google Play, according to Eonline.

“Welcome to The Pet Set!,” episodes of the show begin, where viewers

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Snap a picture of your pet for a chance to be featured in a calendar

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Amazing Animalz is a friendly, local pet store

Amazing Animalz is a small, locally-owned pet store offering pets, supplies and services.

Patricia Doubleday opened the store after being a groomer for more than 20 years, inspired by her passion for and love of animals. Mike DiFazio started working at the store in 2009 when he was a senior in college, and became a partner in the business about 7 years ago. Currently, the business supports 3 employees in addition to the owners.

“We carry a wide variety of exotic and domestic pets and supplies,” said DiFazio. Live animals offered by the business include fish, reptiles, small animals and

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