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Laura Zastrow

Less time under anesthesia. Smaller incisions. Lower costs. A veterinary specialist in spaying and neutering offers many benefits. Read more

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Laura Strimpel’s North Paw boarding and daycare facility specializes in smaller dogs, so they won’t feel threatened or overwhelmed. There’s another small pet welcome, too … cats. Read more

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I’ve had two Shelties, but they were really my wife’s dogs. This time we have a mutt and it’s going to be different. Read more

Citizen Dave

Making homemade dog treats is fun, every so often. These feature wholesome ingredients for your canine companion — who will (let’s face it) eat moldy sweet potatoes out of the compost bin. Read more

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There are a number of “best practices” to follow when you are adopting a dog, whether you are working with a breeder, a rescue or an animal shelter. Read more

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Dr. Carrie Donahue, owner of Full Circle Holistic Veterinary Care on Monroe Street, integrates Western and Eastern care. The clinic also sells a variety of holistic pet care products. Read more

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Mason Muerhoff

UW-Madison has a new mascot: a lost bearded dragon. Read more

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Erin Hueffner

Reptile Rapture aims to educate and equip reptile owners. Pet owners can pick up some chow for their gecko, too. Read more

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Take a walk on the Wag! side. There’s a new app that people are calling “the Uber of dog walking.” Read more

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Amy Lambright Murphy and Jill Schaefer dreamed up Reek Havoc as a way to cope with pet odors. But the business has also connected them to the community. Read more

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Canine Sports Zone is an indoor fun space for dogs. Agility training and competitions take place here too. Read more

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After more than 12 years we had to say goodbye to our Shetland sheepdog, Calvin. He helped make our house feel like home. Read more

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Craig Michaels hikes with pups in a new kind of canine daycare. Off-leash adventures mean more than just a tired dog at the end of the day. Read more

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Sean Virtue

Coyote hunter Kurt Rausch made his initial appearance in Dane County court on felony charges for the fatal shooting of two dogs in a wildlife area. He is now out on bail. Read more

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Deanna Clark was walking her four dogs at a Dane County wildlife area on Jan. 22 when a coyote hunter shot two of them. The DNR declined to press charges, but the hunter is now facing felony charges from the Dane County District Attorney’s Office. Read more

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In mid-May, a Milwaukee-area Craigslist ad for "fox cages and boxes" and "slatted flooring" for sale near Plymouth, Wis., was evidence that Gerald Schulz and his dog-breeding operation, Pretty Penny Kennel, were no longer in business. Schulz used the Read more

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