Pet Perspectives

Lutheran Church Charities comfort dogs worked with survivors of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings and the Boston Marathon bombings. (Credit: Mary Blake/WBZ)

Pet Perspectives: Therapy Dogs And Learning How To Train Puppies

Christine Macdonald knows exactly what she’s looking for when she holds classes on therapy dog techniques.


Salem Police Officer John Bedard. (Credit: WBZ's Mary Blake)

Pet Perspectives: Dog Owners Debate Breeders Vs. Rescue

It was well after dark on an April evening, and you could hear the sound of barking dogs at the Christopher Cutler Rich Animal Shelter in Gloucester.


Diane Stern's cat Josie. (Credit: WBZ's Diane Stern)

Pet Perspectives: Everyone Has ‘Tail’ To Tell About Their Pet

Tell people you want to do a series about pets, and you don’t have to look far to find a story, or two, or three for that matter.


Jake Tedaldi, a Boston Veterinarian who founded Vetcall, (Credit: WBZ's Mary Blake)

Pet Perspectives: Massage, Acupuncture Now The Norm For Ailing Pets

Alternative therapist say animals are very receptive to massage therapy.


Dog at the Pooch Hotel in Newton

Pet Perspectives: Pet-Ownership Now A $52 Billion Industry

‘Pet-nation’ is not far off the mark when you look at animal statistics in the United States