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Pooch puts smiles on faces of total strangers

Pooch puts smiles on  faces of total strangers

By J.D. Moor He’s 10 years old and he works like a dog. Actually, Ranger is a dog, remarkable in certain ways. He’s a tri-color Llewellin English setter with a…

All creatures are loved

Sandy Springs Christian Church welcomed animal lovers to a Blessing of the Pets ceremony on the church’s front lawn Oct. 6. At right, Reverend Danny Gulden takes some time with…

Vets share tips for giving pets medicine

Vets share tips for giving pets medicine

While humans may have made significant gains in bridging the man-pet communication barrier, we’re not there yet, especially when it comes to medicine. It would be helpful if we could…

Grieving pet owners find comfort, support after loss

Grieving pet owners find comfort, support after loss

By J.D. Moor Editor’s note: Brookhaven writer J.D. Moor attended Georgia Veterinary Specialists’ pet loss support group after his cat, Jem, died last December. For many of us, our pets…

Pet therapy program brings smiles, love to those in need

Pet therapy program brings  smiles, love to those in need

By J.D. Moor Her leash taut with anticipation and her tail wagging wildly, 3-year-old Amberley pulled her owner into a hallway at the Plantation South Assisted Living home in Dunwoody.…

Parrots can be great pets, but make sure to read up first

Parrots can be great pets, but make sure to read up first

When you ring the doorbell at Marie Frank’s Dunwoody home, she barely cracks the door. “Come in quickly,” she says, opening the door just enough for you to squeeze through.…

Local groups strive to save pets in trouble

Local groups strive to save  pets in trouble

By J.D. Moor The 3½-year-old terrier-bulldog mix named Bea apparently had been bred to fight. She was saved from a breeder and her photo was posted on a website affiliated…

Hey, Fido!

Hey, Fido!

A large crowd enjoyed the Howl-O-Weenie Dachshund Festival at Brook Run Park in Dunwoody on Oct. 6. Above, Susan Springfield and her dog “Oscar” compete in the costume competition. The…

This is my special friend

This is my special friend

Layne Atkinson, left, shows off his guinea pig “Sunshine” to Cami Rat, director of instructional support, and Father David Musso, school chaplain, at the Sophia Academy’s first-ever “Blessing of the…

Dog parks give pups space to run free

Dog parks give pups space to run free

For a dog, it doesn’t get much better than running free in the cool autumn air. There are several parks in or near Reporter Newspaper communities that have special enclosed…

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