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Sun, Sep 2 | By Zootoo Pet News Staff

Public voting opens September 12 for Most Unusual Pet Insurance Claim of the Year. All pets get into scrapes now and then, but some four-legged friends survive some truly unusual mishaps. Each year, Veterinary Pet Insurance Co. (VPI) honors the… more ›

Pet Nominees for VPI Hambone Award Announced

Wed, Jul 25 | By Zootoo Pet News Staff | 1

Chew Barka and Pico de Gato lead off 2012's wackiest names. While conventional standbys "Bella" and "Max" are still topping popular pet name lists, many owners bestow their four-legged friend with more original monikers. Veterinary… more ›

Top 10 Weirdest Pet Names of the Year

Sun, Jul 22 | By Margo Ann Sullivan | 1

Fortunate feline lives through dramatic high-rise accident. Sugar, the cat, survived a 19-story fall from a downtown Boston high rise, according to Jennifer Wooliscroft, spokeswoman for the Animal Rescue League of Boston. Th… more ›

Cat Survives 19-Story Fall

Mon, Apr 30 | By Charlotte Reed | 1

Behind the scenes at the Intergroom 2012 pet grooming competition. In recent years, creative pet styling competitions have become all the rage with the grooming set. Professional groomers work with paint, glitter, crystals, and feathers… more ›

Creative Pet Styling

Sat, Apr 21 | By Margo Ann Sullivan | 2

Postal Service employee becomes dog's best friend. A hike in the woods nearly ended in disaster for Tessie, but the six-year old Boston terrier is home safe, thanks to a Postal Service employee who became a dog's best friend.
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Amazing Rescues: Canine Hit-and-Run Victim Saved in Cemetery

Mon, Jan 16 | By Margo Ann Sullivan | 1

For some candidates and voters, pets are crucial to the primary process. To show the voters their human side, some Republican Primary candidates are including pets and farm animals on their campaign stops. On a visit to Bluf… more ›

Primary Collars: Pets Get Political

Mon, Dec 5 | By Amy Lieberman | 1

After Thanksgiving, some are still talking turkeys — as pets. Thanksgiving may have come and gone this year, but for some, the spirit still lives on through the turkeys they keep as companion animals. It isn’t quite wha… more ›

Peculiar Pets for a Good Cause

Sun, Nov 27 | By Amy Lieberman | 1

Uncommon and new breeds debut at annual event. Yes, there were Golden Retrievers, Pugs and Poodles showcased at last weekend’s Meet the Breeds in New York City, but there were also a handful of dogs and cats that may have made people s… more ›

'Meet the Breeds' Showcases Rare Dogs and Cats

Sun, Oct 23 | By Margo Ann Sullivan | 1

Fun events help furry fright-sters celebrate the holiday. Cindy Zuanich of New Jersey tapped into a secret pet owners' wish back in 2002 when she invited the neighborhood to a Halloween parade for dogs. Zuanich didn't know it then, but Hallowee… more ›

Howl-o-Ween Pet Parades and Parties

Mon, Oct 3 | By Kristen Seymour | 1

Certain exotic animals ruffle feathers at international airports. Have you ever gone through the security line at an airport and wondered what kind of highly unusual items officials may have confiscated? Chances are, regardless of how vivid you… more ›

Pythons and Pigeons on Planes? Oh, My!

Tue, Sep 6 | By Zootoo Pet News Staff | 1

Polls are now open for Veterinary Pet Insurance's "Most Unusual Claim" competition. From fending off Great Horned Owls to eating more than 100 rocks (and recovering!), the nominees of the 2011 Hambone Award certainly traveled perilous paths on … more ›

Cast Your Vote for the 2011 'Hambone Award'!

Mon, Aug 29 | By Kristen Seymour | 3

After a long journey, ”Fredi” is thriving in her new surroundings. SeaWorld Orlando’s new 40,000 gallon rehabilitation pool in the Cetacean Rehabilitation Facility has its first resident -- a stranded pilot whale found beached in Key Larg… more ›

Stranded Pilot Whale Calf Finds Home at SeaWorld Orlando

By Zootoo Pet News Staff | 8

Ozzy Pawsbourne and Almost-A-Dog top this year's list of quirkiest monikers. Fido, Spot or Fluffy? For some peculiar pet owners, these names are just too traditional. Although "Bella" and "Max" currently lead the pack as the nation's most popul… more ›

Wackiest Pet Names of 2011

Mon, Jul 11 | By Charlotte Reed | 3

Four-legged beachgoers hang loose at annual competition. After reading an article in USA Today, Joanne Esposito decided that her English Bulldog Louie was going to become a surf dog. Esposito was neither fazed by the fact that she had no prior … more ›

Sur-fur Dogs Ride the Waves

Sun, Jul 10 | By Kristen Seymour | 3

Recycled tennis balls make cozy small animal homes. It's not unusual to incorporate recycled items into pet products. We have dog beds designed to be stuffed with old blankets and clothes and cat furniture made from recycled materials. But what… more ›

Wimbledon Goes to the ... Mice?

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