RSSPets

Latest News

Pets of the week

Pets of the week

CHARLIE

April 19, 2014 6:00 am Photos

Photos

Pet of the week: Nikita

Pet of the week: Nikita

Poor Nikita has been at the shelter since January and is getting depressed. She is a three-year-old female Pit Bull Terrier mix. This girl is housetrained, mild mannered, and very food motivated so it would be easy to finish her obedience tra…

April 19, 2014 6:00 am

Pet Briefs

ADOPTION EVENT | Merrillville

April 19, 2014 6:00 am

Most wild kittens taken to shelters will be killed

Most wild kittens taken to shelters will be killed

Wild kittens that will number in the tens of millions this year are starting to be born, and overtaxed shelters will be forced to euthanize most of the millions they receive. It is a grim reality a leading advocate calls "one of the last majo…

April 13, 2014 7:15 am

Easter bunnies: Rabbits should not be given as gifts, but make good pets for committed owners

Easter bunnies: Rabbits should not be given as gifts, but make good pets for committed owners

This time of year rabbits hop to the center of attention as humane educators work to dispel the idea that bunnies and chicks make good gifts for children on Easter morning.

April 12, 2014 10:45 pm Photos

Photos

Pets of the week

Pets of the week

BENTLEY

April 12, 2014 12:00 am Photos

Photos

Pet of the week: Pixie

Pet of the week: Pixie

Pixie is a greyhound mix that is about 3 years old. She is full of happiness and incredibly loving. Pixie loves to play with toys. Adopt her from American Greyhound.

April 12, 2014 12:00 am

Pet Briefs

ADOPTION EVENTS | Highland

April 12, 2014 12:00 am

Calmer, potty-trained old dogs find new homes

Calmer, potty-trained old dogs find new homes

Erin O'Sullivan wants to change lives by finding new homes for old dogs.

April 06, 2014 8:00 am Photos

Photos

Pets of the week

Pets of the week

MALCOLM

April 05, 2014 12:00 am Photos

Photos

Pet Briefs

ADOPTION EVENTS | Highland

April 05, 2014 12:00 am

Pet of the week: Olive

Pet of the week: Olive

Olive is a brown and white tabby and is so beautiful. She loves to play, like all kittens, and would make a great addition to any family. Adopt her from Treasured Friends Rescue. Call (219) 381-8562 or treasuredfriendsrescue.org for more information.

April 05, 2014 12:00 am

Pets of the week

Pets of the week

ZANDER

March 29, 2014 12:00 am Photos

Photos

Pet Briefs

ADOPTION EVENTS | Highland

March 29, 2014 12:00 am

Pet of the week: Abel

Pet of the week: Abel

Abel is a beautiful brindle pit who spent some time at a staff member's home and did great with her two sons and two dogs. He's a sweetie looking for a family to call his own. Adopt him from Porter County Animal Shelter. Call  (219) 465-3550 …

March 29, 2014 12:00 am

Cat behaviorist heading to Oregon after attack

Cat behaviorist heading to Oregon after attack

The large cat that attacked a baby and trapped an Oregon family in a bedroom touched off an Internet uproar that worries Jackson Galaxy, star of Animal Planet's "My Cat from Hell."

March 23, 2014 10:00 am

Pets of the week

Pets of the week

GUS

March 22, 2014 12:00 am Photos

Photos

Pet Briefs

ADOPTION EVENTS | Merrillville, Homewood, Mishawaka

March 22, 2014 12:00 am

Pet of the week: Major

Pet of the week: Major

Major is a sweet guy who is very handsome. He is one of the softest greyhounds ever and is crate trained. Adopt him from American Greyhound. Call  574-535-3210 for more information or visit americangreyhound.org

March 22, 2014 12:00 am

Pets of the week

Pets of the week

BO

March 15, 2014 12:00 am Photos

Photos

Pet Briefs

ADOPTION EVENT | Highland

March 15, 2014 12:00 am

Pet of the week: Bo

Pet of the week: Bo

Bo is a 1-year-old Shitzu found in a snowstorm. He was completely matted and had to be shaved down. His personality is awesome however, and is very sweet. Adopt him from Treasured Friends Rescue. Call 219-922-3811 for more information or visi…

March 15, 2014 12:00 am

5 things to know about Iditarod's furry athletes

5 things to know about Iditarod's furry athletes

One human wins the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race each year, but it's the smaller, furry athletes that do the heroes' share of the work crossing nearly 1,000 miles of merciless terrain to reach the finish line on Alaska's wind-battered coast.

March 09, 2014 10:00 am

Pets of the week

Pets of the week

STORMY

March 08, 2014 12:00 am Photos

Photos

Pet of the week: Diva

Pet of the week: Diva

Diva is a 4-year-old American pit bull terrier in pursuit of her forever home. She is an amazing girl with the best personality ever. She is friendly and greets everyone. Adopt her from Lake County Sheriff's Animal Adoption and Control Center…

March 08, 2014 12:00 am

Pet Briefs

ADOPTION EVENTS | Highland, Warsaw

March 08, 2014 12:00 am

Pets of the week

Pets of the week

DIXIE and KIRBY

March 01, 2014 12:00 am Photos

Photos

Pet Briefs

ADOPTION EVENT | Highland

March 01, 2014 12:00 am

Pet of the week: Lucina

Pet of the week: Lucina

Lucina is a 3-year-old, female, Shepherd mix. Lucina’s a smart girl who is housebroken and has great leash manners. She also knows the sit, down, and shake commands. Lucina gets along well with children and loves to play. Meet Lucina at Human…

March 01, 2014 12:00 am

Runaway cats won't go far but may be hard to find

Runaway cats won't go far but may be hard to find

If a scared dog bolts from home, it's likely to run as fast and far as it can. But if a house cat panics, it's more likely to slink away and stop at the first good hiding place it finds.

February 23, 2014 10:30 am

Pets of the week

Pets of the week

ROSS

February 22, 2014 12:00 am Photos

Photos

Pet Briefs

ADOPTION EVENTS | Merrillville, Homewood, Mishawaka, Warsaw

February 22, 2014 12:00 am

Pet of the week: Tulip

Pet of the week: Tulip

Tulip is a 3-year-old, ,female, domestic shorthair cat. She’s a very petite gray tabby with sad green eyes. Tulip is quiet, timid and likes to keep to herself, but she does likes to cuddle up with her best friend Theo. Tulip is our oldest res…

February 22, 2014 12:00 am

Pet Briefs

ADOPTION EVENT | Highland

February 15, 2014 12:00 am

Pet of the week: Major

Pet of the week: Major

Major is a playful, three-year-old, male Pointer mix. He loves to play tug-of-war, fetch, or anything else that involves doing something with his owner. He knows basic obedience commands: sit, down, stay, drop it, leave it, and wait. It won't…

February 15, 2014 12:00 am

Love among pets, partners means harmony at home

Love among pets, partners means harmony at home

It's got to be more than puppy love to move in with your partner. But that's just what you'll need for household harmony if that partner comes with a pet.It's got to be more than puppy love to move in with your partner. But that's just what y…

February 09, 2014 11:00 am Photos

Photos

Labrador retrievers set popularity-ranking record

Labrador retrievers set popularity-ranking record

It's puppy love for the record books: The Labrador retriever was the nation's most popular dog breed last year for a 23rd year in a row, the American Kennel Club announced last Friday.

February 09, 2014 9:30 am

Pets of the week

Pets of the week

CHASE

February 08, 2014 12:00 am Photos

Photos

Pet of the week: Tanner

Pet of the week: Tanner

Tanner is a handsome 1-year-old boxer/pit bull mix. He is active, intelligent and outgoing. Adopt him from the Humane Society of Northwest Indiana. For more information: (219) 938-3339 or millercritters.net

February 08, 2014 12:00 am

Pet Briefs

ADOPTION EVENT | Merrillville

February 08, 2014 12:00 am

Pets of the week

Pets of the week

BULL

February 01, 2014 12:00 am Photos

Photos

Pet of the week: Jade

Pet of the week: Jade

Jade is a 6-year-old, female, domestic shorthair cat. She is a lap cat who is very friendly and loves to be petted. She is always greeting visitors to the shelter’s cat colony. Meet Jade at Humane Society Calumet Area. For more information ca…

February 01, 2014 12:00 am

Pet Briefs

ADOPTION EVENT | Highland

February 01, 2014 12:00 am

Map pinpoints shelters with too many, too few dogs

Map pinpoints shelters with too many, too few dogs

The X on this animal lovers' treasure map could be Spot or Rex or Rover.

January 26, 2014 10:30 am

Pets of the week

Pets of the week

EBER

January 25, 2014 12:00 am Photos

Photos

Pet of the week: Brushy

Pet of the week: Brushy

Brushy is a 5-year-old, female, Shepherd mix. She’s a sweet girl who is on the shy side and needs a little TLC to come out of her shell. Once she gets to know you, you’ll have a friend for life. Brushy is a laid-back dog who would prefer spen…

January 25, 2014 12:00 am

Pet Briefs

ADOPTION EVENTS | Merrillville, Homewood, Mishawaka

January 25, 2014 12:00 am

Pet Briefs

ADOPTION EVENT | Highland

January 18, 2014 12:00 am

Pet of the week: Bill Bailey

Pet of the week: Bill Bailey

Bill Bailey is a 6-year-old, male Terrier mix. He’s a very social, friendly dog. He loves to be around people and thinks he is a lap dog (although at forty pounds he a little big for that). Bill Bailey has a positive attitude and is always wa…

January 18, 2014 12:00 am

Millions of animals need human help during freeze

Millions of animals need human help during freeze

Backyard rabbit Mr. Bun-Buns has been calling a bathroom home for nearly a week, police K-9s have been relieved of chase duty in deep snow, feral cats got sugar and straw from a lot of good Samaritans and Ormsby, a skinny, toothless, blind an…

January 12, 2014 9:00 am

Pets of the week

Pets of the week

CHARLIE

April 19, 2014 6:00 am Photos

Photos

Pet of the week: Nikita

Pet of the week: Nikita

Poor Nikita has been at the shelter since January and is getting depressed. She is a three-year-old female Pit Bull Terrier mix. This girl is …

April 19, 2014 6:00 am
Follow The Times

Latest Local Offers

Featured Businesses

Poll

Loading…

Who should win the Democratic nomination for Lake County assessor?

View Results

National Video