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Search-and-rescue dog found safe in Williamsburg

UPDATE: Spice was found about 9:30 a.m. today at the Williamsburg water treatment facility, hooked around a tree. After being found, she was eating and drinking and seemed fine, but had some abrasions on her side. She was being taken to a veterinarian.
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A 4-year-old search-and-rescue dog has gone missing in a wooded area of Williamsburg.

More than 400 chinchillas removed from fur farm

Of more than 400 chinchillas removed from a breeding and fur farm in California, two have made their way to PETA's Norfolk headquarters. All of the chinchillas, including the two in Norfolk, will be adopted out in pairs and groups to people who will be taught proper care of the animals. Read more about the investigation and removal via PETA.org. 
 

Chesapeake seniors get some furry visitors

CHESAPEAKE Chesapeake Place residents lined up along a covered walkway to enjoy some special visitors July 24. The Volvo Parkway assisted-living facility hosted dog owners and their pets in an inaugural paw pageant, which brought out pooches of different shapes and sizes.

In-your-home service offers walks, sitting, shopping, taxiing

The origin of Top Dog Walk, an "all-out dog care service for Hampton Roads," is an inspiring success story of a self-made, local entrepreneur who took a downward facing economy and turned her situation into a lucrative passion project.

Close up │Skipper Warner

Back in April, Skipper Warner was named the winner of the first dachshund costume contest at the Norfolk NATO Festival. Three months and a season later, we're checking in with her to see what she's been up to since winning the title.

Norfolk ranks second in nation as canine-friendly

Norfolk is for the dogs. That's the conclusion by NerdWallet, a personal finance website that helps consumers make decisions about money. In May, NerdWallet analyzed data in the country's 95 largest cities to determine the best locales in which to own a canine. The three criteria studied were social opportunities, affordability and walkability (off-leash included).

Dog-friendly eateries found in Norfolk

NORFOLK To fathom what it must be like to be a middle-class dog in Norfolk, put yourself in Keegan's paws and walk onto the patio of any of the city's dog-friendly restaurants.

Dogs now allowed summer mornings at the Oceanfront

VIRGINIA BEACH The Boardwalk has always been a place to see and be seen. Now, it’s the dogs that are getting the good looks. Like Mozart, the Maltese, who sported a pair of cool shades while riding in his owner’s bike basket. And Jessie, a chocolate Lab, with her stylish collar.

Not all dogs have their day at the office

They're sooo cute... but they can leave such a mess. They can cheer up the crustiest employee - unless they start making his nose run and his eyes water. Today is Take Your Dog to Work Day. But not every office will be participating.

PETA offers to end Charles the Monarch's royal line

NORFOLK PETA wants to clip Charles the Monarch's crown jewels. Mere days after the famous labradoodle welcomed into the world his litter of pride puppies, officials with the animal rights organization have reached out to his owner, Daniel Painter, in an effort to end the royal line. In a letter to Painter, the organization offered to spay and neuter all of the animals for free.

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