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Pet briefs (Oct. 19)

Kansas K-9 ResQ will hold a low-cost microchip clinic for dogs and cats on Saturday at two Wichita veterinary clinics.

Impostor service animals posing growing problem

It’s an easy law to break, and dog cheats do. By strapping a vest or backpack that says “service animal” to their pet, anyone can go in stores and restaurants where other dogs are banned, creating growing problems for the disabled community and business owners and leading to calls for better identifying the real deal.

Dogs had their day at Wichita’s Woofstock

Sixteen-month-old Sapphyre and 4-month-old Charger met a week ago when their owners adopted the younger pooch from the Kansas Humane Society. They celebrated the union at Saturday’s Woofstock, amid plenty of introductory sniffs and joyful barks.

Get Rover to roll over? Fat chance

She has been in at least three fitness programs. She runs on the treadmill. She swims in a lap pool. Her trainers shout encouragement. And although her target weight still eludes her, Lolita remains optimistic, smiling gamely during her workout and snacking on carrots.

Pet briefs (Oct. 5)

Woofstock, the annual party in the park and fundraiser for the Kansas Humane Society, is from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Sedgwick County Park, 6300 W. 13th St.

Hardest part of fostering pets: saying goodbye

You nurse and nurture, live with and love an animal in your home. After a few weeks or months, you turn it over to someone or return it to a shelter. Watching a foster pet leave the nest can be rewarding, but you are probably still going to cry your eyes out.

Pet products don’t always solve problems

Back in March, I wrote about a wily raccoon that kept sneaking into our house through a swinging cat door.

Pet briefs (Sept. 14)

The Wichita Kennel Club will conduct a low-cost microchip clinic for dogs from 1:30 to 4 p.m. Sept. 22 at the kennel club building, 3448 N. Emporia.

Adopt a pet (Sept. 7)

Cosmo the Constant Companion, a 2-year-old male long-coated Chihuahua-Pomeranian mix, is available for adoption from Kansas Humane Society.

Pet briefs

The Wichita Kennel Club will conduct a low-cost microchip clinic for dogs from 1:30 to 4 p.m. Sept. 22 at the kennel club building, 3448 N. Emporia.

Where do you turn when your beloved pet dies?

Grief is keen mental suffering or distress over affliction or loss; sharp sorrow; painful regret, according to dictionary.com.

Kennel club to hold low-cost microchip clinic

The Wichita Kennel Club will conduct a low-cost microchip clinic for dogs from 1:30 to 4 p.m. Sept. 22 at the kennel club building, 3448 N. Emporia.

Pet adopters urged to consider older, special-needs animals

Sunny was 16 when she was left at an animal shelter by the family she had lived with all her life. The 75-pound bulldog-pit bull mix had cancer and infected eyes, and shelter workers figured the family probably couldn’t handle medical costs.

Pet briefs

The Wichita Kennel Club will conduct a low-cost microchip clinic for dogs from 1:30 to 4 p.m. Sept. 22 at the kennel club building, 3448 N. Emporia.

Pet briefs

Absolute Fitness LLC will host a “Pawty” on Saturday to benefit Lifeline Animal Placement and Protection, a local no-kill animal shelter.

Adopt a pet

Rex the Goofball, a 7-year-old male golden retriever mix, is available for adoption from Kansas Humane Society.

Pet briefs

Absolute Fitness LLC will host a “Pawty” Aug. 17 to benefit Lifeline Animal Placement and Protection, a local no-kill animal shelter.

Pet briefs (Aug. 3)

Valley Center Recreation and VC Animal League will hold its second annual Pooch Plunge on Aug. 11.

Pro-shelter-dog message getting lost on younger people

After years of public awareness campaigns and other efforts to promote the adoption of cats and dogs from shelters – initiatives that seemed to be making great strides – a new study has delivered some opposite findings.

Adopt a pet (July 27)

Lady Bug the Goofball, a 4-year-old female boxer mix, is available for adoption from Kansas Humane Society.

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