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August 12, 1990 | By Richard V. Sabatini, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
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January 22, 1997 | By Andy Wallace, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
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.
NEWS
February 13, 2014 | By Tricia L. Nadolny, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
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April 22, 1998 | ANDREA MIHALIK/ DAILY NEWS
"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.
NEWS
June 22, 1987 | By Virginia M. Resnik, Special to The Inquirer
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.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
March 27, 1997 | by Gloria Campisi and Jack McGuire, Daily News Staff Writers
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.
NEWS
December 25, 1996 | By Mara Stanley, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
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.
SPORTS
November 21, 2001 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
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.
NEWS
January 14, 1998 | By Richard V. Sabatini, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
You might say Police Officer Tom Tulstoy never forgets a dog's face. When Tulstoy read in the newspaper yesterday about the theft of 11 puppies, valued at a total of $6,700, from a Levittown pet shop overnight Saturday, he quickly remembered the two rottweiler pups he had spotted inside a car he stopped. "It smelled like a kennel. And that odor isn't easy to forget," Tulstoy told Police Chief Pat Priore yesterday, relating the stop he made on Old Route 13 at 1 a.m. Sunday.
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February 13, 2014 | By Tricia L. Nadolny, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 21, 2013 | By Dan DeLuca, Inquirer Music Critic
These are busy times for Pet Shop Boys, the tandem of singer-lyricist Neil Tennant and keyboard player Chris Lowe, who are the biggest-selling pop duo in British music history. Last year, the group released the tranquil Elysium , their 11th studio album. Then, while also working on a song cycle about the late British mathematician and computer scientist Alan Turing, they followed it up in less than a year's time with Electric , an altogether more kinetic affair that stands up nicely to late-1980s career highlights like Actually and Introspective . The latest Pet Shop Boys traveling theatrical spectacular, the "Electric" tour, will bring the band to the Mann Center in Fairmount Park on Sunday.
NEWS
July 22, 2013
Pet Shop Boys Electric (x2 ***1/2) With the aid of producer Stuart Price - former helpmate to Madonna and the Killers - the Pet Shop Boys get back on the dance floor with an aptly named, heartening return to form. Electronic dance music would seem to be a young button-pushing programmer's game. But what's stopping a pair of drolly intellectual Brits who date to the '80s from upping the beats-per-minute and getting a thought- provoking party started? On Electric , nothing.
NEWS
May 20, 2013
SOME DOGS need their space. That's the message of TheYellowDogProject.com , which is raising awareness of the meaning of a yellow ribbon on a dog's leash. The ribbons mean that a dog may be fearful, aggressive or even too fragile to be pounced on by friendly people or dogs. Sometimes the situation is temporary and the dog is being rehabilitated, either physically or mentally. But sometimes the Yellow Ribbon status is permanent. The website says that the concept is based on putting a ribbon on a horse's tail, to indicate an animal who may kick.
BUSINESS
May 4, 2013 | Associated Press
NEW YORK - Pet food isn't cheap. Americans are expected to spend $21.3 billion on pet food this year, up 3 percent from $20.6 billion in 2012, according to the American Pet Products Association. Walk through any pet shop and you can see why. Store shelves are stocked with high-end meals, from organic cat food to frozen raw dog food. While pricier options might have less filler and more protein, and can be healthier, they are not always necessary, says Liz Hanson, a veterinarian at Corona Del Mar Animal Hospital in Newport Beach, Calif.
NEWS
April 22, 2010 | By GARY THOMPSON, thompsg@phillynews.com 215-854-5992
"The Back-up Plan" proves that star Jennifer Lopez sorely needs one. Her career strategy of using drab romantic comedy ("Monster-in-Law," "Maid in Manhattan," "Wedding Planner") as a commercial fallback needs to be junked. The worst of the lot may be "Back-up Plan," (it borders on "Gigli" bad) - the movie for anyone who wondered what "Knocked Up" might have been like without wit, originality or style. J.Lo plays Zoe, a single gal who can't find Mr. Right and decides to use artificial insemination to conceive a child.
NEWS
December 23, 2009 | By WILLIAM BENDER, benderw@phillynews.com 215-854-5255
Dognappers have struck again in Delaware County, this time swiping a high-priced Chihuahua from a Springfield pet shop. Police reported that a man in his 20s stole the light-gray dog Saturday morning from We Love Pets, on Baltimore Pike, then climbed into his getaway driver's silver Ford pickup truck. The purloined pup - valued at $1,400 - is the third dog stolen from that store this year. In January, a pair of brazen dog-snatchers grabbed a black pug and a maltipom and escaped in a Cadillac Escalade waiting out back.
NEWS
September 8, 2009 | By Dan DeLuca INQUIRER MUSIC CRITIC
The penultimate song Neil Tennant sang during the Pet Shop Boys' dazzlingly staged, entirely fabulous show at the House of Blues in Atlantic City on Sunday was "Being Boring. " The 1990 hit single with the Zelda Fitzgerald-inspired lyric served as both a heart-wrenching tribute to lost youth and those lost to AIDS ("All the people I was kissing, some are here, some are missing") and a matter-of-fact boast from the enduring British synth-pop duo of Tennant and his silent computer and keyboard-playing partner Chris Lowe.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 4, 2009 | By A.D. Amorosi FOR THE INQUIRER
Although you wouldn't call Britain's preeminent electronic duo negative per se, few would argue with the notion that so much of Pet Shop Boys' lyrical output is indeed caustic and persnickety and singer Neil Tennant's outlook downright contrarian. The band's biggest hits speak drolly of sad-eyed rent boys, West End call girls, and missed opportunities. So, calling its recently released 10th studio album Yes is a breath of fresh positive air for the Pets. "I think sometimes I actually write lyrics that I believe he might like," says Tennant about multi-instrumentalist Chris Lowe, his musical partner of nearly 30 years.
NEWS
August 17, 2009 | By GLORIA CAMPISI, campisg@phillynews.com 215-854-5935
THE WHEREABOUTS of a Northeast Philadelphia family's beloved pet parrot are still unknown, almost six weeks after their house was burglarized. Jackie and Barry Miller returned home from vacation July 7, with their children Jake, 13, and Carly, 4, to find their home ransacked and Tex's cage dragged to sliding doors in the back of their house. The burglars apparently took Tex, a talkative 24-year-old bluefront Amazon parrot and longtime family pet, along with computers, jewelry and other items.
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