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Pet briefs (April 19)

People can meet horses available for adoption and add to their horse care knowledge when Southern Winds Equine Rescue holds an open house Saturday at 4447 2nd Road in Udall.

With overabundance of Chihuahuas in shelters, groups exporting them

Retired orthopedic surgeon Peter Rork and his co-pilot Doyle, a black Labrador retriever, spend their free time flying precious, sometimes barking, cargo in Rork’s Cessna. His last flight in March included 30 small dogs traveling from Arizona to a shelter in Idaho.

Event to aid Cowley County Humane Society

Cowley County Humane Society will host its 10th annual Wizard of Pawz tasting and auction benefit on Saturday.

Adopt a pet (April 12)

Kenny the Goofball, a male boxer mix, 1 year and 5 months old, is available for adoption from Kansas Humane Society.

Calmer, potty-trained old dogs find new homes

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

Event to aid Cowley County Humane Society

Cowley County Humane Society will host its 10th annual “Wizard of Pawz” tasting and auction benefit on April 12.

More domestic violence shelters are taking in pets

When her abusive husband left for work last fall, she grabbed her kids, her dog and her bags, only to run up against a heart-wrenching obstacle: None of the city’s more than 50 domestic violence shelters would accept the pet.

Adopt a pet (March 29)

Aspen the Couch Potato, a 7-year-old female English setter mix, is available for adoption from Kansas Humane Society.

Event to benefit Cowley County Humane Society

Cowley County Humane Society will host its 10th annual Wizard of Pawz tasting and auction benefit on April 12.

Yale researchers want to know what your dog is thinking

When Porter the dog tries to figure out why his owner has placed a toy bone under a bucket, his response might provide some insight about human development, autism and other learning disabilities.

Dogs found in Wichita dumpster now healthy, ready for new homes

Two dogs found last month in a dumpster have been recovering in foster homes and are ready to be adopted into permanent homes.

How many dogs are too many? Newton to reconsider limits on pets

Lori Smith and her family loved living in Newton, but they loved their dogs Ty and Jones and fostering other animals more.

Barking can strain relationships among neighbors

Many neighborhood feuds in the U.S. are caused by barking and parking. When it comes to barking, animal trainers say dogs are usually bored, scared or anxious, so they shouldn’t be blamed for fights that involve their masters.

Adopt-a-pet (March 15)

Ruby the Couch Potato, a 3 1/2-year-old, female coonhound and redbone mix, is available for adoption from Kansas Humane Society.

How to make the best choices in the pet food aisle

There are many different choices of food at the pet store, and short of sampling them yourself, you’re going to have to rely on your pet’s feedback to learn whether or not the food is appealing. But because pets can’t fill out a review, we grilled veterinarians to learn what you should be looking at when shopping for cat and dog food to make the best decision.

Dog rescue group to hold microchip clinic

Eskie House American Eskimo Dog Rescue will hold a microchip clinic March 15 to raise money for medical supplies.

Adopt a pet (March 8)

Harley the Go Getter, a 1-year-old male American pit bull terrier mix, is available for adoption from Kansas Humane Society.

Adopt-a-pet (March 1)

Elwood the Couch Potato, a 7-year-old male Newfoundland-English setter mix, is available for adoption from Kansas Humane Society.

Dogs feel no shame despite how they look

The next time you start shaking your finger and shouting “Shame on you!” because your dog chewed up your favorite fuzzy slippers, just remember that no matter how guilty your dog looks, it doesn’t know what your rant is about.

Pet briefs (March 1, 2014)

The Meet the Breeds event set for Sunday at Century II has been rescheduled because of expected inclement weather.

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