Pets

By - 2/29/16 - 7:46 am

A concerned citizen asks:

Dogs are off-leash in Ronan Park consistently. Most are friendly, but some are not. My dog doesn't get along with other dogs. So, I keep him on-leash at all times, but off-leash dogs (friendly or otherwise) charge him. This provokes fights. Can there be better enforcement of leash laws here?

By - 2/21/16 - 10:55 pm

Jamaica Plain News reports that Councilor Matt O'Malley (Jamaica Plain, West Roxbury) plans to seek an ordinance that would prohibit pet stores in Boston from selling dogs, cats and rabbits.

By - 2/20/16 - 9:35 am
Layla the dog

UPDATE, 2 p.m. Found at a gas station in Newton.

Among the occupants of the house at 72 Perthshire Rd. in Brighton that went up in flames last night was Layla the dog, who ran away and hasn't been seen since.

She's described as a shy, four-year-old pit bull. If you spot her, don't try to chase her, but instead call the number at the link.

By - 2/11/16 - 10:04 am

DCR has canceled tonight's planned meeting on putting a dog park in Stony Brook Reservation. It says it will announce a new date.

By - 2/10/16 - 11:12 pm

Fenway Bark on W. 1 Street shut down tonight.

In an e-mail to customers, owner Jane Fulton said she'd been planning to close by month's end, in any case, as she tries to find a new location, but: Read more.

By - 2/3/16 - 6:54 pm

DCR holds a hearing Thursday, Feb. 11, on proposed designs for turning the shuttered Thompson Center in Stony Brook Reservation in Hyde Park into a dog park.

The session begins at 6:30 p.m. at the Hyde Park Municipal Building, 1179 River St.

By - 1/25/16 - 4:13 pm
Lost little dog in the North End

Updated.

A dog who broke free from her boarder while her owner is in Florida spent much of today roaming the North End and parts of downtown - and survived a trot down into an I-93 tunnel before showing up at Mass. General. Read more.

By - 1/25/16 - 7:30 am
Dog wearing a Patriots jersey

David Letts shows us the scene in his living room last night.

By - 1/22/16 - 12:30 am
Stolen pomeranians

Police and the owners of Cleopatra and Caesar are pleading for their return after they were taken from a home on Summer Street Tuesday evening.

Their owners write: Read more.

By - 1/12/16 - 7:47 am
Thunder the dog waits for the Globe

DM Nelson reports Thunder's morning job used to be to go out to the driveway and retrieve the morning Globe. But now, "he's ready to file for unemployment."

By - 1/3/16 - 11:44 pm

Dave Pham wondered why there was a box of chew toys at the Stodder's Neck dog park in Hingham. Then he read the note on the side.

H/t Chris Devers.

By - 12/25/15 - 2:43 pm

Around 2:35 p.m., an upset Roxbury resident called to report there was a guinea pig on his Blue Hill Avenue lawn and it was refusing to leave. An officer was dispatched to handle to slavering beast.

By - 12/18/15 - 12:01 pm
No dogs

A graffiti-hating citizen reports this "illegal graffiti" on Bolton Street in South Boston. We await the city blasting this off, to be followed by a complaint about unleashed dogs running amok on Bolton.

H/t Joseph G.

By - 12/16/15 - 2:39 pm

An area resident who normally walks her dog in the woods where JP, West Roxbury and Roslindale meet reports both wound up in an ER due to an attack by two larger dogs whose owner couldn't keep them on leash: Read more.

By - 12/9/15 - 7:29 am
Greyhounds for Christmas in Boston

Ron photographed a pair of participants in the 11th Annual Jingle Bell Walk for the Greyhound Health Initiative in the Public Garden and Boston Common on Sunday.

Posted under this Creative Commons license and in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By - 12/6/15 - 10:20 pm
Izzy the life-saving dog

John Hanzl recounts what happened this morning with his dog, Izzy:

Woke us up this morning (5:20am) whining, when she never does. So I took her out (live in ancient loft on top floor in south end and only people in building). Was confronted with overwhelming smell of gas on way outside. So called 911 - we are friends with firemen at the Eagle. They came - long story, building main electrical feed was shorting downstairs. and the arcing was causing ozone, that Izzy smelled and saved our lives.

By - 11/27/15 - 10:21 am
Bertie the stubby-tailed cat lost in Roslindale

Chris Kollett forwards a copy of a flier that went up around Roslindale recently.

Daisy Razor reports a black cat has been hanging around her yard near the West Roxbury quarry of late.

By - 11/12/15 - 2:37 pm

Ditto the dog went missing on South Huntington Avenue the other night. Wound up spending the night at the city animal pound in Roslindale. And then she was reunited with her owner.

By - 11/6/15 - 4:30 pm
Bunny on the Blue Line

UPDATE: Transit Police remind silly rabbits that seats are for kids.

Tamas K-L noticed the fuzzy family (a bunny and two cats, plus their human tenders) hurtling towards Wonderland this afternoon. No word if the woman is named Alice or if the rabbit was late.

Earlier:
Bunny on the B Line.