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Dogs and their owners participating in a Halloween costume contest.

Paws for Effect

Paws 4 A Cause shifts its mission to help make service dogs more accessible to those in need.

Wire Haired Jack Russell Terrier Treed

Barking Up the Right Tree

Revenue from pet licenses supports multiple departments.

Baby Groundhogs

Nurturing Nature

Jenny Romesburg rescues and rehabilitates scores of wild critters


Shampooches Sheds Its Wheels

Shampooches has grown from a mobile pet groomer into a thriving brick-and-mortar shop in Columbia.

Angie Randazzo of Paws In Heaven

Paws in Heaven

While making end-of-life care decisions for a beloved pet is not something most want to…

Happy Link

An Essential Link

Trotting down the halls of the University of Missouri Children’s Hospital, Link the therapy dog…

The Pets of COMO

The Pets of COMO

Sven Pefferman Rhodey Pefferman Duke Ambra Zissou Watts Fred Morrow George Morrow Izzy Jackson Abby…
Tony the K 9 Accelerant Detection Dog

Firefighting Fido: Who’s a good boy?

From guide dog wannabe to fire department K-9. Thanks to his exceptional olfactory capabilities, a…

Columbia K9 Patrol Unit Training Sniffing

COMO’s K-9s keep paw and order

Of all the tools Jameson Dowler has at his disposal as a sergeant with the…

A School of Bonecraft and Pup-priety

Gryffindog, Slobberin, Roverclaw, or Hufflefluff? Which house would the sorting hat assign your canine companion…

Tender Loving Pet Care

Since 2015, The Spay Neuter Project has performed more than 22,000 low-cost spay/neuter surgeries in…


Purr-fect Day for Some Kickball

Kick It for Cats is an adult kickball tournament that took place earlier this summer.…