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Zillow-Bark study says Charlotte is 4th friendliest dog town in US

June 18. Does your dog have a resume? That’s one of the things every renter with a dog should bring to the leasing office, as well as a budget, according to Zillow and BARK, the company behind the dog subscription service BarkBox. In fact they just completed a nationwide survey of best cities for pet-friendly […]

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Kitten season is here. Interested in fostering?

March 12. Kitten season has started early this year at Lake Norman Humane and the group needs fosters. On any given day,  Lake Norman Humane  receives dozens of intake requests for animals in need. “The number of requests far exceed our in-house capacity for care. Loving foster homes allow us to provide care for many […]

How we go to the dogs

Dec. 18. North Carolina’s favorite breed is the Bulldog, while German shepherds are the No. 1 pooch in 16 states, according to a new survey of 10,000 dog owners conducted by Forbes Advisors. Approximately two-thirds of U.S. households own a dog. More doggy data: —85 percent of dog owners consider their pets a part of […]

Sheep Dog Trials | Photo: Visit Lake Norman

Sheep Dog Trials and Festival this weekend

Oct. 31. The Sheepdog Trials and Dog Festival returns to Historic Rural Hill Nov. 4-5. The annual event showcases the incredible skill and intelligence of sheepdogs as they compete in a variety of challenges. In addition to pet vendors, food and drink vendors and dog adoptions, the Sheepdog Trials feature a series of competitive events […]

All American Dog Show is Oct. 1

Aug. 30. The 23rd Annual All American Dog Show will be Sunday, Oct. 1, from 2 pm to 5 pm at Robbins Park. Registration is $6 for up to two contests, which include Best Pooch Smooch, Most “Ear-resistible” Ears and Best Puppy Dog Eyes. Day-of, on-site registration is $10. Winners of each contest will compete […]

Officer Lex: Retired and ready to take it easy

June 7. Dave Vieser. At their June 5 meeting, the Town Board honored a retiring police dog, Lex, a Cornelius Police canine officer since 2017. “Due to health conditions that would put Lex at high risk in his working police dog role, we requested his official retirement,” said Police Chief David Baucom. Commissioners concurred, unanimously […]

Dogs and cats can be screened to see if they are able to give blood to help other pets that may lose blood through trauma or surgery.

National Pet Day is tomorrow; learn how your dog or cat can do a good deed

April 10. Pets can need blood transfusion while being treated for trauma or for surgery. The Blood Connection is urging pet owners to consider having their dog or cat donate blood. Mobile blood drives will be held in Huntersville, Concord and Charlotte this month. In celebration of National Pet Day on April 11, The Blood […]

Electronic dog collar

K-nein: Electronic collars no longer OK as restraints in Cornelius parks

April 4. By Dave Vieser. Electronic and training collars will no longer be acceptable for restraining dogs within public or parks properties in Cornelius as a result of a unanimous vote during Mondays Town Board Meeting. The change in the Town Code goes into effect immediately. Background For the protection and safety of the general public, […]

LKN Humane seeks donation to help animals caught in wake of Ian

Oct. 6. As Florida begins the recovery from the devastation of Hurricane Ian, help is still needed on the ground. Gulf Coast Humane Society in Fort Myers is among the animal welfare organizations that were impacted by the storm, having sustained major structural damage. Thanks to Lake Norman Transportation, the Lake Norman Humane Society is […]

How Davidson handles animal control differs from Cornelius

Sept. 26. Unlike Cornelius, Davidson does not have its own animal shelter. Instead, the Town of Davidson contracts with Charlotte-Mecklenburg Animal Control for animal control services. The town  budget line item for FY2022-2023 is $8,640 for those services, according to Amanda Preston, town communications director.  “We evaluate each year to estimate the next year’s annual […]