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Hey, it's Franklin, the red-eared slider I inherited last weekend from my son, who moved out of his college dorm. Franklin loves to beg for food. But how much do I feed him? Anyone know? He's about 6 or 7 inches across the shell.
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Goat yoga is guaranteed to up your workout routine's cuteness factor. And it's on the rise in the Baltimore area. http://bsun.md/2tOb46B
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Butterscotch does his part by keeping his stablemates — both two- and four-legged — loose.

Kaymarie Kreidel, a head outrider for the Maryland Jockey Club, has a Nigerian Dwarf Goat named Butterscotch that keeps her — and her eight horses — company at the track.
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A Bel Air woman loves her long-haired chihuahua so much that she paid $50,000 so that her dog -- or a version of him -- will be at her side forever.

A Bel Air woman loves her chihuahua, Bruce Wayne, so much that she had him cloned. ViaGen, the only U.S,. organization that clones pets in addition to livestock, has cloned a few Maryland cats in the past two years. But the company says the puppies are its first cloned dogs to live in this state.
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Op-Ed: "I never cease to be amazed at the spectacular, planet-sized arrogance of some of Baltimore's dog owners," a Roland Park resident writes.

I never cease to be amazed at the spectacular, planet-sized arrogance of some of Baltimore's dog owners. I am referring to these folks who style themselves “dog lovers” and decide this requires them to purchase a huge “purebred” and then allow the beast to run wild off leash — illegally.
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"Here, we treat pets like royalty."

College officials say students today retain closer ties to home than those of previous generations. Permitting pets is one way to relieve that stress.
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In honor of National Pet Day.

In Baltimore, the top male and female dog names generally reflect those popular names the top names nationwide.
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The legislation, which also applies to the sale of cats, limits where stores can obtain their animals to three sources.

Maryland pet stores will no longer be able to sell dogs born in so-called "puppy mills" under a bill approved by the Maryland General Assembly on Saturday.
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Well, this bites.

The United States Postal Service released its list of the top 30 worst cities for dog attacks on mail carriers in 2017, and Baltimore ranked sixth in the nation again, according to a recent release.
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A happy ending for Harley the German Shepherd and his owner.

Harley was stolen from his owner's backyard three years ago. Thanks to a traffic stop by a Howard County police officer last weekend, the German Shepherd finally found his way home.
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Favorite? Something tells us the Chesapeake Bay retriever isn't intimidated. https://bsun.md/2pJdW5m

Americans still love Labrador retrievers, but the nation's flirtation with French bulldogs has reached new heights.
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Everyone loves an underdog story -- especially when it involves actual dogs.

Not only did the UMBC upset of No. 1 Virginia create waves across college basketball. It also created opportunities for all the dog photos.
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We're betting that Butterball will be adopted in no time.

Butterball, a 22-pound gray cat, has become the talk of Harford County after it was announced on social media that he's up for adoption — complete with a centerfold-style photo of the feline
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Betsy Boyd spent nearly half her annual salary on a surgery for her ailing black-and-white cat.

"The message I’d like to get across is that if you save your money carefully, you can spend $19,000 on something that moves you.”

Not quite four months ago, Betsy Boyd spent nearly half of her annual $46,000 salary on a kidney transplant for her ailing black and white cat, Stanley. Even if he fell ill and died tomorrow, she says, she'd consider it money well spent.
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Which dog will be Best in Show this year?

Photos from the 142nd annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York.
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She says an airline representative suggested flushing Pebbles down a BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI) airport toilet, a step that Spirit denies.

Before Belen Aldecosea flew home from college to South Florida, she twice called Spirit Airlines to ensure she could bring along a special guest: Pebbles, her
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The ad is in support of a bill that “would require Maryland research institutions to release healthy dogs and cats to animal rescue groups when they are no longer needed for research.”

The former Raven and Terp is shown holding a beagle in the Show Your Soft Side campaign.
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Nanook the Siberian Husky is so ready to make a touchdown Saturday on Animal Planet's Dog Bowl. His owner, Jeff St Pierre, of 93.1 WPOC, will be cheering on the senior pup.

Baltimore Siberian Husky Nanook will appear Saturday on the first dog bowl featuring senior canines.
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