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Lawmakers in Richmond are deadlocked on how to handle tethering of dogs.

Dogs Rescued From South Korea Find New Homes In Virginia

Feb 27, 2018
Emily Richardson-Lorente

As usual, there are rows and rows of eager dogs at the Charlottesville-Albemarle SPCA, all on display for potential adopters.

But through the door at the back, there’s a section of the shelter that’s normally closed to the public. It's quiet here… well, quieter.

Alyson Taylor

A treatment being tested for brain cancer in dogs may one day help humans with the same disease. Clinical trials at the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg are showing promising results and a new round of trials is set to start early next year. 

Did you ever wonder why dogs seem to splash water when they drink from their water bowls, but cats leave hardly a trace?  Well, now we know why. Some scientists at Virginia Tech took a closer look at how cats and dogs drink. 

Dogs and cats are like the book ends of the pet world, but even though they have a lot in common, pet owners know they’re very different creatures.  It’s subtleties that set them apart.

Open Mic Essay: A Tale of Two Dogs

Dec 3, 2015
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I never wanted a dog. Growing up, my main interactions with dogs involved being chased by the junkyard variety. 

Years ago, my ten-year-old son, Ian, began lobbying for a dog just before his remaining sibling headed off to college. This last child desperately did not want to be left alone in a house with aging parents.