Back-To-School Season Can Be Stressful For Pets. A Vet Shares How You Can Help Your Furry Friends Feel BetterThe back-to-school season can be a big adjustment for students of all ages and their families, but it's not just humans that can suffer the blues.
Dogs Help Their Owners Maintain A Healthier Heart, Study FindsDog's aren't just our best friends, they're also good for our health, new research suggests.
Having A Dog Is Good For Your Heart, Study SaysA study published Friday in the journal Mayo Clinic Proceedings says that owning a pet, especially a dog, may help maintain a healthy heart -- in case you needed any more reason to head to your local animal shelter.
'Take Caution' | Toxic Algae Linked To Dogs Deaths In The South Is In Maryland Too, Officials WarnThe bacteria has killed several dogs across the south, and officials in Maryland warn the blue-green algae is here too. 
Allegany County Animal Shelter Seeks Donations For Mama Dog, Nine Babies Found Tied To GuardrailA Good Samaritan discovered the dog-- with nine babies-- tied to a guardrail in Allegany County earlier Friday morning and called Allegany County Animal Shelter for help.
Maryland SPCA Create 'Game Of Thrones' Kennel Makeover To Find Pit Bull A HomeMSPCA said two pets have already found homes specifically because the adopters saw the makeover videos. 
Humane Society Of Harford County At Full Capacity, Offering $25 Adoption Fees Through SundayThe shelter is packed to the brim with canines and felines waiting for their future family to walk through the door. 
Town Calls For Hefty Fine, Jail Time For Barking Dog OwnersViolators would face a fine of up to $1,000, up to 90 days or up to 90 days of community service.
Help The German Shepherds Rescued From Georgia BreederTwelve of the German Shepherds rescued from "deplorable" conditions inside a Georgia hoarder's home have arrived in Maryland for treatment before they will be made available for adoption.
Sorry, Looks Like Dogs Aren't Really That Smart. Blame This StudyThe study compares canine cognition to other carnivores, social hunters and domestic animals (all groups that dogs fall into). Researchers used existing information on the behavior of several animals, including wolves, cats, dolphins, chimpanzees, pigs and pigeons to see if dogs possessed any special skills that weren't recorded in other species.
New Brain Cancer Treatment For Dogs Could Someday Help HumansResearchers at the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech are enrolling dogs with glioblastoma into a clinical trial to test the experimental drug.