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Slobbery Smiles and Wagging Tails Make Fido Does Ferndale Barktastic

October 29th 2018

  Slobbery Smiles and Wagging Tails Make Fido Does Ferndale Barktastic (Crystal A. Proxmire, Oct. 29, 2018) Ferndale, MI – Hundreds of doggies and their human companions gathered in Downtown Ferndale Thursday for the annual Fido Does Ferndale event.  Community groups and canine-related businesses lined W. 9 Mile, and local businesses handed out prizes.  Over […]

Fido Does Ferndale Oct. 25

September 26th 2018

Fido Does Ferndale Oct. 25 Ferndale, MI – Downtown Ferndale goes to the dogs on Thursday, October 25 (*please note new date!) when Fido Does Ferndale takes over the district with canine activities, vendors and doggone good fun. The fun event happens from 5-8 pm throughout downtown with headquarters at Schiffer Park (Planavon & West […]

Meet Your Best Friend at the Zoo September 14-15

September 3rd 2018

Meet Your Best Friend at the Zoo September 14-15 Royal Oak, Huntington Woods, MI- Hundreds of dogs, cats, puppies, kittens available for immediate adoption The Detroit Zoological Society (DZS) and Michigan Humane Society (MHS), in collaboration with more than 20 local animal welfare organizations, will co-host the fall 2018 Meet Your Best Friend at the […]

Is Your Dog Sick? Cases of Canine Influenza on the Rise

August 2nd 2018

Is Your Dog Sick? Cases of Canine Influenza on the Rise (Michigan Dept. of Agriculture, Aug. 2, 2018) Oakland County, MI- Since July 13, 2018, there have been 49 confirmed cases of canine influenza reported. The cases have occurred in Huron, Kent, Macomb, Oakland, Ottawa and Wayne counties. In all of 2017, there were nine […]

Can Dogs Run Free at Condos? Northville Considers Ordinance Change

March 8th 2018

Can Dogs Run Free at Condos? Northville Considers Ordinance Change (Crystal A. Proxmire, March 8, 2018) Northville, MI- Should dog owners at condos have to keep their pooches on a leash?  This is the question prompting an ordinance change in the City of Northville. According to a memo to City Council from Police Chief Michael […]

Fido Does Ferndale Oct. 19

October 11th 2017

Fido Does Ferndale Oct. 19 Ferndale, MI – Downtown Ferndale goes to the dogs on Thursday, October 19 when Fido Does Ferndale takes over the district with canine activities, vendors and doggone good fun. The fun event happens from 5-8 pm throughout downtown with headquarters at Schiffer Park (Planavon & West Nine Mile). The event […]

15 Adorable Animals Looking for a Home

February 14th 2017

15 Adorable Animals Looking for a Home (Crystal A. Proxmire, Feb. 14, 2017) Auburn Hills, MI – This Valentine’s Day there are many animals throughout Oakland County that are in need of homes. The Oakland County Pet Adoption Center has dogs and cats available.  There are also numerous pit bull mixes that are only available […]

Madison Hts. Fire Dept. Gets Donation of Oxygen Masks for Pets

April 8th 2016

Madison Hts. Fire Dept. Gets Donation of Oxygen Masks for Pets (Paws for Life, April 8, 2016) Madison Heights, MI – Paws for Life Rescue recently donated two pet oxygen masks to the Madison Heights Fire Department. “Industry sources estimate 40,000 to 150,000 pets die each year in fires,” said Courtney Protz-Sanders, executive director of […]

Royal Oak Comedian Doing Food Drive for Dogs

December 6th 2015

Royal Oak Comedian Doing Food Drive for Dogs (Crystal A. Proxmire, Dec. 6, 2015) Though normally full of laughter, there is a sad spot in comedian Leslie Norlin-Thompson’s heart when she thinks of her dearly departed dog, Beau the Wonder Dog. Beau, a Bassett lab mix, passed away on Dec. 18, 2014 with no prior […]

The Truth About Pit Bulls Info Class April 11

March 25th 2015

The Truth About Pit Bulls Info Class April 11 (Laura Witkowski, Fido Personal Dog Training, March 25, 2015) As more people adopt pit bull-type dogs, more people are realizing the truth: that they’re… wait for it… just normal dogs. And just like any dogs, they should be assessed individually, not judged based on preconceived notions. […]