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The Pet Issue

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Tylar Sutton

Most families are unusual in some way — especially when pets are included in the mix. Whether it’s a donkey, deer or goats, these peculiar pets have found loving homes with their passionate owners. more

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photo provided by Our Zoo to You

Those curious about exotic animals can get up close to unique scaly, furry and feathered creatures through animal shows around The 330. more

Arts & Entertainment

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The Humane Society of Summit County rescues nearly 2,500 dogs, cats and other pets each year who are victims of cruelty, neglect and abandonment. more

Education

Jackie Pekar Interview

Emily Vaeth

Local dog walker, Jackie Pekar, is passionate about pet care more

Arts & Entertainment

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Shane Wynn

Don’t just board your pets; pamper them! With blueberry facials, manicures and other personalized treatments, these pet-loving places will put the spring back in your Springer Spaniel’s step. Check out all their luxurious services, then let these pro more

Arts & Entertainment

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Shane Wynn

Animals can be man’s—and woman’s—best friends. They are compassionate companions that, once welcomed into your life, become family. Whether covered in fur, feathers or scales, our pets enrich life and add so much to each day. Animal instincts Pets an more

Arts & Entertainment

When dogs are left alone all day, they tend to get into trouble. The CleverPet Hub offers interactive, adaptive puzzles for Fido to solve with lights, sounds and touch pads—and bits of food as rewards—whether her humans are home or not. more

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From cleaning marathon to memory lane more

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photo by Shane Wynn

These compassionate therapy pets deliver comfort around The 330. more

Beauty & Wellness

Sigmund Freud once said, “Time spent with cats is never wasted.” more

Arts & Entertainment

New signs coming to Summit Metro Parks this season more

Home & Garden

For five local businesses, every day is Bring-Your-Pet-to-Work Day. more

Home & Garden

There, I said it. “But, Abby,” you’re thinking. “How could you not like pets? They’re adorable. They’re loyal. They provide countless hours of subject matter for ridiculous YouTube videos.” more

Arts & Entertainment

Senior Dog Handler, Akron Children’s Hospital Doggie Brigade more

Home & Garden

How to provide special care for your aging pets. more

Home & Garden

One reluctant pet person ponders the furry friends who populate his life more

Home & Garden

Pet ownership offers a potential for friendship that can enrich many years of a person’s life. Sadly, sharing your days with an animal also means you’ll be sharing in the pet’s inevitable death as well. more

Home & Garden

It’s staggering to think that each year an estimated 5 to 7 million companion animals find their way into the care of animal shelters across the United States. more

Home & Garden

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Shane Wynn

We combed the area to find interesting combinations of pets and their people, and in the following pages, you’ll have the opportunity to meet these beautiful, bold, unusual and — dare we say it — adorable pets. Sit. Stay. Read. more

Home & Garden

  • Dubelko

    Shane Wynn

    Dubelko

    Dr. Mary Dubelko has many animal family members. She has three dogs named Tootsie, Rocco and Skye. She also has four cats, 2 snakes­—including a brightly-colored snake named Eragon—and leopard geckos.

  • Springer

    Shane Wynn

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    Dr. Tracie Springer sits with her long-haired dachsund named Lily. She also shares her home with a cat named Ash.

  • Scott

    Shane Wynn

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    Dr. Steve Scott with his dog, Harley Quinn, and his two cats, Blaze and Ivy.

  • Riggs

    Shane Wynn

    Riggs

    Dr. Gary Riggs with two of his many pets—his cat, The Dude, and the Sulcata tortise, Bruiser.

  • Bridges

    Shane Wynn

    Bridges

    Emergency room veterinarian Dr. Mike Bridges with his two dogs, Gup and Incus, and one of his three cats.

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