DOG COSTUMES: BARCStoberfest 2016 brings together two-legged and four-legged friends

Furry friends took over Baltimore’s Patterson Park on Saturday, October 22nd for BARCStoberfest. The yearly Halloween festival includes a costume contest for pets and raises money for Maryland’s largest companion animal shelter, BARCS.

Baltimore non-profit rescues abused and abandoned dogs from Kuwait

Wings of Love, a local non-profit organization, helps abused and abandoned dogs from Kuwait find their forever homes in Maryland.

Dog Dancing Turns into a Blast of Fun

One local woman takes her decades of dance experience and translates it into a class for a unique sport featuring man’s best friend.

Local Woman Provides Pet Food For Those in Need

A Baltimore County woman is making a huge difference for pet owners by operating a pet food bank. Thankful Paws provides cat and dog food for elderly and homeless pet owners.

State Senator Proposes Hit-and-Run Alert System; Dogs in Dangerous Weather

Two Former Delegates Sworn In To Senate

Legislation Nullifies Court’s Ruling On Dangerous Dogs

Since 2012, dog bites by pit bulls could bring harsher penalties on landlords, owners and the dogs themselves than bites from other breeds. But with the governor’s signature, that will change.

New Animal Shelter Opens in Montgomery County

Owned and operated by the Montgomery County Police Department, The Montgomery County Animal Services and Adoption Center is open for business.

Senate Passes Compromise Bill on Dog Owner Liability

Senate passes bill that would hold dog owners responsible for bites, but also allow owners to challenge that liability in court.

Group Wants Amtrak to Allow Pets on Trains

The Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council is promoting the Pets on Trains Act of 2013, which could allow non-service animals on Amtrak trains.

Incarcerated Veterans Train Dogs For Wounded Vets

Inmates at the Maryland Correctional Institution in Hagerstown are training dogs to help wounded veterans. Officers say these dogs help the inmates as much as they help the wounded veterans.