Dogs

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More dogs are showing up on college campuses – and not just service dogs. Some students want to bring comfort pets to campus because they say they need them, and federal housing laws require colleges to make exceptions to their no-pet policies for these students.

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A new team of volunteers is hounding travelers at the Charlotte Douglas International Airport. A group of eight dogs and their handlers are on patrol, ready to be petted and cuddled by travelers. 

These dogs aren’t here for security reasons, they’re here to help travelers relax.

A Labradoodle named Tucker belongs to Tami Piper. She keeps him on a leash at one end of the airport lobby.  A group of eight dogs and their handlers are wearing vests that say ‘pet me.’

Tucker gets the attention of a few people walking by who aren’t rushing to catch a flight. 

What's In A Dog's Name? This Reporter Finds Out

Sep 25, 2013
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What’s in a name? More specifically, what’s in a dog name? Well, we know the answer – at least in Mecklenburg County, thanks to Jeremy Markovich of NBC Charlotte. He analyzed the names of every single dog licensed by the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Animal Control – 109,000 in all. From that list, he was able to determine the most popular dog names, and created a searchable list of more than 17,000 different names. Jeremy spoke to WFAE's Kevin Kniestedt about his findings:


Erin Keever

  There are dog lovers all over the region but our guests today take dog ownership to a very big degree. We’ll meet two people who breed, train and judge dogs for shows. In advance of the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show next week, we’ll learn what goes into the making of a champion dog, why pure breeds are so important to the dog show world, breeding practices and more. We’ll also be joined by a couple of four legged guests and you will actually hear from them. Originally Aired November 16, 2012

Erin Keever

There are dog lovers all over the region but our guests today take dog ownership to a very big degree. We’ll meet two people who breed, train and judge dogs for shows. We’ll learn what goes into the making of a champion dog, why pure breeds are so important to the dog show world, breeding practices and more. We’ll also be joined by a couple of four legged guests and you will actually hear from them. Dog shows are common in the area and we’ll learn more.