Pets Archive

Charles the lion dog fathers pride of puppies

What do you call a litter of labradoodle puppies born to a “lion dog"?
Cub puppies? Puppy cubs? Cuppies?
The litter – or puppy pride – was born to Charles the Monarch and Samantha, a pair of labradoodles owned by the family of Daniel Painter in Norfolk.

Va. Beach man reports date may have taken his dog

VIRGINIA BEACH A dog that was reported missing after a man's online date abruptly left his apartment was returned. On Wednesday between 1:30 p.m. and 4 p.m., a woman visited a man at his home in the 4200 block of Derby Wharf Drive in Virginia Beach. They had met through an online dating app, according to a Virginia Beach police news release.

Norfolk ranked second best city to have a dog

Lately, Hampton Roads hasn't had the best of luck when it comes to being ranked against other areas across the country.
Namely, we allegedly have trouble with foxes (Virginia Beach), we kind of like to drink a lot (Norfolk), we're just not that funny (Virginia Beach), and, worst of all, we're not exactly the best place for lovers (Norfolk).

Norfolk to hold special rabies clinic Saturday

NORFOLK The city's Department of Public Health will be offering a rabies clinic for dogs and cats Saturday from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Hampton hotel hosts dogs for national convention

HAMPTON The guest trotted into the hotel lobby, stretched out on the just-swept carpet and rested his head. He was bone-tired. He and his family had made a nearly 20-hour drive from Wisconsin. The hotel employees in suits and ties didn't bark about what was going on. Neither did they whimper as people clogged around the check-in counters to pet and scratch the weary 9-month-old on his butt.

Hampton officer shoots, kills dog after being bitten

HAMPTON A police officer shot and killed a dog that attacked several people this morning in the 600 block of Bell St.  Officers were sent to the scene about 10:50 a.m. on a report of two vicious pit bulls in that area, said Sgt. Jason Price, police spokesman. When police and Animal Control officers arrived, the dogs had bitten two people and a mail carrier.

Find a furry friend at Chesapeake a shelter

CHESAPEAKE German shepherds don't often appear in a shelter, so Jose and Rhoena Obafial from Norfolk jumped at the chance to adopt Kody when they saw him at the Chesapeake Animal Services Shelter. But an important part of the process was making sure Kody would get along with their other dog, a Labrador retriever mix the couple adopted a few months earlier from a shelter in Virginia Beach.

Dogs get summer hours on Virginia Beach Boardwalk

VIRGINIA BEACH City Council member Rosemary Wilson, who lives at the Oceanfront, walks her Cavalier King Charles spaniel on the Boardwalk every day during the off-season. Now she'll be able to enjoy the pastime year-round.

Va. Beach considers allowing dogs on Boardwalk

Thousands of people use the Boardwalk throughout the summer for walking, running and in-line skating. Soon, for a few hours each morning, dogs might join the mix.

Audit: Virginia Beach animal center needs more staff

Hiring more staff members would help the city's animal shelter achieve its goals, an audit of the facility suggests.

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