Pets

By - 8/26/18 - 10:12 am
Boa constrictor

UPDATE: The snake has been found and is back home; Saugus is safe for teacup poodles again.

Brenda Sweetland reports her son's boa constrictor escaped somehow yesterday. It was last spotted by her mailman scrunched up next to a house on Richard Street near Dudley Street.

I need to get word to people who have small pets. Sorry for this inconvenience to anyone. Please let me know if you happen to see her.

By - 8/9/18 - 9:08 am
Poodble in a bucket

Boston Animal Control is caring for a poodle mix in bad shape that was found in a bucket Tuesday night at the Court Square Press building at 9 West Broadway - as inspectors try to find whoever was responsible for the dog's condition. Read more.

By - 8/4/18 - 12:09 pm
Largest proposed dog park

Largest proposal for land just north of Green Street.

DCR says it has identified three potential spaces for a dog park along its Southwest Corridor land in Jamaica Plain, roughly between the Green Street and Stony Brook Orange Line stops. Read more.

By - 7/17/18 - 10:03 am
A lizard in Roslindale
Lizard

OK, OK, it was more of a loungin' lizard, soaking up the sun outside the Citizens Bank on South Street in Roslindale Square.

Adam Kessel, who found the wee beastie this morning, took it home and put it in a comfy box for safe keeping until the owner shows up.

By - 6/29/18 - 3:04 pm
Maggie the hot dog

Sarah Connors reports:

To the ladies in an SUV who just stopped on Summer St. in Somerville to help out a person carrying this large dog in 90 degree heat because she decided to just give up walking halfway home? You're my and Maggie's hero, thank you x1000 for the ride.

By - 6/28/18 - 12:07 am

UPDATE: Cat's caretaker found; see comments.

George Morancy reports on a new visitor to his East Boston backyard; hopes the owner of the cat recognizes him: Read more.

By - 6/16/18 - 7:30 pm
Man with parrot in Roslindale

So anybody lose a parrot in Roslindale today? Like on or near Canterbury Street? Because James Jones-O'Brien here was just relaxing in his yard, almost asleep, in fact, when all of a sudden this bird just landed on him, his wife, Angela, reports (after first taking the photo, of course). Read more.

By - 6/13/18 - 11:26 am
Dog in a sidecar

George W. Carroll Jr. spotted this duo this morning on Congress Street, heading into the Seaport.

By - 6/9/18 - 6:56 pm
Owner and cat

The Boston Fire Department reports a fire at 9 Perkins Ave. in Hyde Park did an estimated $150,000 in damage this afternoon. Read more.

By - 5/29/18 - 5:09 pm
By - 5/24/18 - 3:05 pm

WBZ reports the dog, now at the MSPCA's Angell Medical Center in Jamaica Plain, was found by a passerby on Friday at Centre and Willow streets.

By - 5/23/18 - 10:29 am
Copley Square as the sun goes down

Matthew Ireland was in Copley Square the other evening.

Copyright Matthew Ireland.

By - 5/21/18 - 9:22 am

Per Keep Roslindale Quirky, somebody was spotted leaving bread soaked in antifreeze in the area along South Walter Street.

By - 5/16/18 - 3:49 pm
By - 5/9/18 - 12:50 pm
Found snake

Brookline Police report a snake found at the Lawton Playground near Allston is now in the custody of town animal control, which assumes the serpent is somebody's pet.

If you’re missing your reptile friend or know the owner, please contact Brookline Animal Control 617-730-2730, or [email protected]

By - 5/7/18 - 2:49 pm
Chief

The Hyundai Santa Fe he was in recovered in Everett as well. Police are now looking for the guy they think took both in Orient Heights yesterday - he has a history of attacking cops. Jim Morelli reports Chief is in good shape. He is back with his owner.

By - 5/6/18 - 4:30 pm
Chief the golden Lab

Sara Noonan reports a client's white Hyundai Santa Fe with Chief the yellow Lab in the back was stolen in Orient Heights this afternoon. Read more.

By - 5/4/18 - 3:21 pm

DD808 looked down and spotted tons of pugs in the courtyard of Old City Hall on School Street this afternoon.

By - 4/28/18 - 8:16 am

BJ Ray reports he was walking his two dogs in Stony Brook Reservation (where West Roxbury, Hyde Park and Roslindale come together) around 10:30 a.m. on Thursday when the dogs darted after something - and promptly got attacked by about six coyotes.

3 or 4 dragged May off out of my sight. I was running through the woods at top speed and screaming. Rosie was unscathed and May was missing for a good 2 or 3 minutes. I was screaming for her (and freaking out) until finally she popped out from behind or under a rock. She had a few scrapes and a cut on her back. The coyotes didn't run away, by the way. They were half surrounding us and barking/howling. It was pretty harrowing.