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NextUp: The Local Company Pioneering Gene Therapy for Pets

“NextUp” is a weekly NextHealth PHL feature that highlights the local leaders, organizations, and research shaping the Greater Philadelphia region’s life sciences ecosystem. Email […]

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Philly Used to Be a Cat Town. Now It’s Gone to the Dogs.

When I moved to this city fresh out of college in 1978, I brought with me my cat, Julio, who’d been living (illicitly) in my […]

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Dog-Friendly Restaurants and Bars in Philadelphia

Looking for more dog-friendly things to do in Philly? Check out our guide here.  Why should your dog stay home while you have all the […]

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Your Guide to the Best Dog Parks in Philadelphia

Looking for more dog-friendly things to do in Philly? Check out our guide here.  Whether your pup is portable or the size of a small horse, […]

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Your Dogs and Cats Can Now Listen to Yannick’s Epic Playlist for Pets

Philadelphia Orchestra music director Yannick Nézet-Séguin loves cats. He and his partner Pierre have three of their own (their names: Rodolfo, Melisande, and Rafa) inside […]

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Police: A 7-Foot Boa Constrictor Might Be Loose in Montco

Montgomery County residents and visitors might want to be on the lookout — apparently there’s a 7-foot-long boa constrictor roaming the area. Police in East […]

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Delaware County Woman Finds Alligator Roaming in Her Backyard

A Delaware County woman found an alligator hanging out in her creek on Sunday. According to 6ABC, Tracie Hoffecker discovered the reptile in her yard in Prospect Park […]

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The 8 Best Pet Photographers and Artists in Philly

Philadelphia is a big-time dog town. (Two words: canine acupuncture.) The latest way pet parents are declaring their fur-baby love is by having professional animal […]


PHL’s Latest Addition: Permanent Dog Restrooms

Air travel with your furry companion just got a whole lot easier thanks to the installation of a permanent pet restroom at Terminal D in […]


Yes, This South Philly Artist Is Exhibiting Photos of Dogs Pooping

I don’t know about you, but when I see a dog having a moment on the sidewalk, I tend to look away and give it […]

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Montco Woman Charged With Letting Her Dog Freeze to Death

A Montgomery County woman has been charged with letting her dog, Champ, freeze to death outside in January’s sub-zero temperatures. Cecelia Ann Johnson, 64, of […]


Your Dog Can Live Like Royalty in These $1,000, Philly-Made Doghouses

Dog owners, admit it:  There’s almost nothing that brings you more joy than spoiling your dog rotten. Now, feast your eyes on these gorgeous doghouses, […]


This Philly Dog Loves His UPS Driver So Much He Dressed Like Him For Halloween

Halloween may have filled your Insta feed with dozens of adorable baby and pet costumes, but we personally think that Fred, a 160-pound, 2-year-old St. […]


This Philly Woman Wants to Open the First Homeless Shelter for People and Pets

In her six years of working in Philly homeless shelters, Stephanie Sena has been forced to turn away countless people for the same reason: they […]


13 Things You Might Not Know About Penn’s Life at Vet U TV Show

We were agog with excitement when news broke earlier this year that Animal Planet had been shadowing six fourth-year students at Penn’s veterinary school for a […]