Animal shelters had a strong 2020. Then came the affordable housing crisis.

May 14, 2024
Rescues and shelters are taking “proactive” action to keep pets that have a home in their home.
Dogs receive vaccines at a clinic hosted by the Wisconsin Humane Society. Free and low-cost vet clinics are one way animal rescues are helping with the rising cost of owning pets.
Courtesy Wisconsin Humane Society

How the demand for French bulldogs has created a black market 

Feb 21, 2024
Demand for French bulldogs has soared, leading to high prices, theft and unethical breeding practices.
French bulldog puppies can cost between $3,000 and $10,000, one expert told us. Their high value makes them susceptible to robberies.
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Dog lovers find their spot in themed neighborhood

Jun 28, 2023
North Carolina's Houndswood Village features amenities that attract a specific customer, following a targeted marketing strategy.
The wash center by the dog park at Houndswood Village in North Carolina.
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A Florida bar for humans and man's best friend

May 29, 2023
Despite core inflation falling in April, one Florida small business is still feeling the pain of higher prices for beer and cleaning supplies.
BRK Republic even hosts birthday parties for the dogs, complete with decorations and homemade pumpkin cake.
Courtesy Lindsay Lipovich

This banker-turned-dog-groomer travels nationwide to help pet parents

Mar 28, 2022
Brian Taylor wants to travel to all 50 states and groom more than 10,000 dogs.
"My ultimate goal is to do all 50 states and groom over 10,000 dogs," said Brian Taylor. Above, he holds a Maltese.
Courtesy Taylor

“Dog and human alike, we just have to figure it out”

Mar 26, 2021
Dogs returning to pet-care facilities are acting differently than before the pandemic.
Tara Robertson, owner of PupStars Pet Care in Chicago, works with one of her canine customers.
Courtesy of Tara Robertson

Walmart unleashes new pet offerings

Nov 16, 2020
Can the mega-retailer compete with specialty stores in the nearly $100 billion pet sector?
A newly adopted pup gets a belly rub in Escondido, California. More Americans have acquired pets during the pandemic.
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For public good, not for profit.

How to be a dog photographer

Dec 27, 2018
We go behind the lens with a photographer of four-legged subjects.
Ellen Shershow tries to capture the unique personality of each pet she photographs.
Courtesy of Ellen Shershow

She's a trainer who was schooled by dogs

Oct 26, 2018
She did it for the love of Lola, a rescue. Then it became her profession.
Some of Renee Bogaarts' furriest clients.
Courtesy of Renee Bogaarts

She's a trainer who was schooled by dogs

Oct 26, 2018
She did it for the love of Lola, a rescue. Then it became her profession.
Some of Renee Bogaarts' furriest clients.
Courtesy of Renee Bogaarts