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July 23, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Man’s Best Friends Help Save Owner Stuck in Mud

Things were not looking good for a man who was stuck in the mud at the edge of the Potomac River near Brookmont Dam at the C&O Canal on Monday. According to Pete Piringer, the spokesperson for Montgomery County Fire & Rescue, the man was playing fetch with his two dogs about 50 yards away […]

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June 21, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Rabies Vaccination Clinic Continues Sunday

Montgomery County continues with its rabies clinics on Sunday. Pet owners can come to the clinic to receive free and discounted rabies vaccinations for their cats and dogs. In order to receive a vaccination, pet owners need to purchase a pet license from Rockville, Gaithersburg, or Montgomery County’s clinic. When bringing your pets to the […]

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April 11, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Hogan Celebrates First Dogs on National Pet Day

Admit it. Maryland has the cutest first dogs. Gov. Larry Hogan is joining in on the social media fun by posting photos of his dogs for National Pet Day. Hogan has two Shih Tzus that he adopted last May from BARCS Animal Shelter in Baltimore. According to The Baltimore Sun, his dog Anna (or Annapolis) […]

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April 8, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Enjoying a Perfect Spring Day

Blue skies and temperatures in the 80s prompted many in Montgomery County to get outside on Monday.  Lake Needwood in Rockville provided the perfect backdrop for residents to take in the perfect day.

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February 28, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Warrior Canine Connection Restores Barn to Help More Veterans

Since moving to Boyds in 2016, the Warrior Canine Connection has continued helping military veterans and their families heal their wounds, both visible and invisible. The nonprofit organization breeds yellow and black labs, as well as golden retrievers. Immediately from birth, every puppy undergoes extensive training, preparing to work as a service dog for veterans. […]

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February 22, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Where Should Montgomery County’s Next Dog Park Be Located?

Montgomery Parks is looking for feedback from the community to help them determine the next dog park location. The feedback will be used in their Dog Parks Site Suitability (DPSS) Study. This study will not only be used “as a reference tool” for future dog parks but, according to Montgomery Parks, it “may also help identify […]

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January 23, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Gaithersburg Dog Groomer Helps Furloughed Pet Parents

As we enter the fourth week of the federal government shutdown, more organizations and small businesses in Montgomery County are lending a hand to furloughed workers. We’ve seen pet stores distribute dog food, restaurants offer free lunches, MCPS host a job fair — now one small business is helping furloughed “pet parents” who have dogs that need […]

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January 15, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Local Pet Store Chain Helps Furloughed Employees

The pet store Bark is offering free bags of pet food to furloughed employees and federal contractors hurt by the government shutdown. To receive a bag of pet food, show a government-issued ID to the cashier. Bark has locations in Rockville, Olney, Gaithersburg, Silver Spring, and Clarksville. Show your government employee ID and get a free […]

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January 2, 2019 | Staff Writer

Rabid Raccoon Found in Kentlands

A rabid raccoon has been found in the Gaithersburg’s Kentlands neighborhood, a city statement says. About 10 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 27, Gaithersburg Animal Control officers responded to a call regarding a dog attacked by a raccoon in the 100 block of Treehaven Street, the city said. The raccoon died from injuries and was taken for […]

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December 17, 2018 | Deirdre Byrne

Hypothermia Alert: Keep Your Pets Warm

Montgomery County has activated its Extreme Cold Plan for a Hypothermia Alert through Tuesday at 2 p.m. These plans are activated when the wind chill drops below 32 degrees. Remember in addition to taking care of the elderly, homeless individuals, and children, that we should be cognizant of animals left in the cold. Animal neglect […]

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