Arts & Life

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Dog owners, professionals say losing a pet carries profound grief
BY David Snyder
July 3, 2013

It’s a day that Pikesville residents Murray and Joyce Hankin can’t forget. “I still get tears in my eyes talking about it,” Joyce said. Last September, Murray was walking to the mailbox along with Willie, the couple’s Cairn Terrier. Joyce was standing nearby on a neighbor’s lawn. In an instant, Willie collapsed. The Hankins rushed CONTINUE »

With new app, info on dog-friendly places is at your fingertips
BY David Snyder
July 3, 2013

There’s a new app in the works that stands to benefit the lives of both man and man’s best friend, and two natives of Jewish Baltimore are the brains of the app-eration. Los Angeles transplants Jon Kolker (Pikesville) and Gareth Wilson (Towson) are the co-creators of Where My Dogs At, an application, currently in the CONTINUE »

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Getting a pet may not be as easy as you think
BY Amy Landsman
July 3, 2013

All Pikesville resident Dara Bunjon wants to do is adopt a little dog. “I love dogs, I really do. I love to be on the couch rubbing a dog’s belly, taking a dog for a walk,” she said. But thus far, she hasn’t had much luck. Two local rescue groups turned her down. She applied CONTINUE »

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Local vets weigh in on cost of pet ownership
BY Simone Ellin
July 3, 2013

“Can we have a dog — please?” Who hasn’t heard that before? But there are many considerations for families and individuals considering dog ownership. Who will walk, feed and clean up after the new family member? Is there adequate room in the home or apartment? Is there an accessible outdoor space where the dog can CONTINUE »

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For observant Jews, owning Farfel, Mitzvah and Matzo Ball raises halachic questions, concerns
BY Maayan Jaffe
July 3, 2013

Purchasing or rescuing a sweet little puppy is a day of adulation. The kids have been begging for a dog for months, and even you look forward to the idea of snuggling up with a pup or having him fetch the newspaper in the morning. But if you are a Torah observant Jew, as a CONTINUE »