Pets’ amenities rising trend for homebuilders

(Standard Pacific Homes, A.G. Photography, Anthony Gomez / Associated Press)

These homes are set apart by their amenities — for dogs.

Why I’d never adopt a shelter dog again

I was devoted to my dogs, but their constant health issues exhausted me.


‘Zoo jeans’ bring in wild donations

A new campaign to raise awareness for a Japanese zoo has tigers and bears designing their own pair of distressed jeans for charity.


Delaware shelters euthanize fewer animals

Hetti Brown is a familiar face in the world of animal welfare. During her tenure as director of Delaware’s Humane Society chapter, she worked to advance animal-protection policy and raise awareness of the illegal practice of dog fighting.


Kitten found in car engine in Virginia

A 5-week-old kitten that curled up inside the car engine of a family on vacation in North Carolina and traveled more than 200 miles will be put up for adoption in Virginia.


Prince George’s Adopt-A-Pet

(Prince George's County Animal Shelter / Prince George's County Animal Shelter)

Champ is a male Chihuahua in need of an adoptive parent. He can be seen at the Upper Marlboro shelter.