August 12, 1990 |
Cute as they are, the puppies and kittens at Loveable Pets, a pet shop at Franklin Mills mall, have some stiff competition in vying for shoppers' affection these days. A miniature horse, measuring only 28 inches at the shoulder, is winning the hearts of many of the store's customers. Since it arrived on Aug. 2, the part-appaloosa horse, which was weaned the day before from its mother at a Lancaster-area horse farm, has attracted affectionate comments and pats on the mane from hundreds of shoppers, many of whom were at first taken aback to see a horse at a mall.
January 22, 1997 |
Rodman H. Vahle, 76, who for a fourth generation carried on the Vahle family tradition of operating a pet shop in Philadelphia, died Sunday of cancer at his home in Meadowbrook. He formerly lived in Wyndmoor and was a summer resident of Ocean City, N.J. The great-nephew of E.C. Vahle, who established a pet shop at 319 Market St. in 1866, Mr. Vahle opened his own shop at Fifth Street and Olney Avenue in 1938 at age 17 and ran it until he retired in 1992. His father, Henry, inherited the Market Street store from one of the founder's sons, and continued the operation there until the early 1970s.
February 13, 2014 |
When the power went out last week at George Treisner's Kennett Square pet shop, and nearly a thousand fish inside came face to face with a frigid demise in their typically tropical tanks, the owner turned to an unlikely appliance for help. A propane fish fryer. In a pot of water warmed above the flame, Trainer heated up dozens of water bottles before submerging them in the tanks of striped Gouramis, neon Tetras, and glistening guppies. For eight hours, until the lights at Paws & Claws Pet Store came back on at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Treisner kept up the rotation, swapping out bottles when they turned lukewarm.
April 22, 1998 |
"How much is that doggy in the window," Taylor Hans might be asking her mom, though at 2 she's way too young to have learned the lyrics on the radio. She was basseting in the sun yesterday outside the Paws & Claws pet shop on Passyunk Avenue near Juniper Street.
July 24, 2009 |
Do little kids know what a PDA is? Because in G-Force , Disney's 3D dud about a team of high-tech guinea pig spies, the fate of the world hinges on who gets control of a file downloaded onto a personal digital assistant. Then again, do little kids know what a good movie is? Just about the only folks likely to find this humdrum hybrid of Mission: Impossible and The Wind in the Willows worthy for consideration are non-discriminating pip-squeaks happy to watch rodents rappelling walls and scampering along air ducts as the clock ticks and computer keyboards clack.
June 22, 1987 |
Cherry Hill police yesterday identified the teenager who died when he was struck by lightning in the parking lot of the Ellisburg Shopping Center as Scott Oliva, 17, of the 300 block of South Lincoln Avenue, Cherry Hill. Oliva, a junior at Cherry Hill High School West, was employed at the Martin's Aquarium pet shop in the same shopping center at Route 70 and Kings Highway. Paul Weintraub, one of the pet shop's owners, said several store employees witnessed the accident because there was a sidewalk sale at the pet shop that day and they were standing in the store's doorway.
April 30, 2003
Do your research before buying from a pet shop I was sorry to hear of the illnesses that befell Kissy Boy, the Yorkie puppy ("Center City pair, buyers of ill dog, want law altered," Inquirer, April 4), but the first and biggest problem is that he was purchased at a pet shop, rather than from a responsible breeder. Missouri, where this puppy originated, Pennsylvania, and other states are notorious for puppy mills. Puppies sold in pet shops invariably come from these operations.
March 27, 1997 |
Now she has a name. The little puppy that crooks stole from a Northeast Philadelphia pet shop, then flung out the window of a car going 50 mph during a police chase, is now called Lucky. As in Lucky to be alive. The 7-week-old American Staffordshire terrier suffered internal injuries, cuts and bruises from her tumble onto Roosevelt Boulevard. But last night, less than 24 hours after the little pit bull's brush with dognappers, Lucky had moved home with pet-shop worker Tami Whittock to recuperate from surgery.
December 25, 1996 |
Township police have found no evidence of food tampering in the Shop 'N' Bag in the Dutton Mill Shopping Center on Pennell Road. About 9:45 p.m. Saturday, police said, they received a call from the grocery reporting that several leaflets were found on the shelves. The leaflets said food had been tampered with by "angry animal rights activists," who wished to close the Aston Pet Center, also in the shopping center. The Aston Pet Center has been the target of protests since last December, resulting from allegations that the store kept animals in unfit conditions.
November 21, 2001 |
Eagles safety Damon Moore has been charged with abandoning his 3-month-old rottweiler puppy in a soccer field near his home in Voorhees, Camden County, according to the Associated Press. Police found the dog and the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals traced a microchip embedded in it to a pet shop in the Echelon Mall, where Moore bought the animal. Moore, 25, faces a court hearing next week. Moore, who has started at safety the last two seasons, has 60 tackles this year, along with two interceptions and a sack.