Family & Pets


State officials said “several dogs" have fallen ill with the same symptoms in the state’s northern Lower Peninsula with an illness similar to canine parvovirus.
Health Authorities Investigate Deadly Illness Among Northern Michigan Dogs

State and federal agencies are investigating an unknown illness that's sickened dogs in northern Michigan and killed at least 30 canines in one county after they exhibited signs of a parvo-like illness.

Michigan is filled with dog-friendly beaches.
21 Dog-Friendly Michigan Beaches That’ll Give Your Pooch the Zoomies

We’re rounding out the dog days of summer with some great beaches across Michigan that welcome your four-legged friends.

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‘Remarkable’ Story of Recovery: Otters Reclaim the Detroit River

River otters are back in the Detroit River for the first time in a century. That means clean-up efforts are working.

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‘Remarkable’ Story of Recovery: Otters Reclaim the Detroit River

River otters are back in the Detroit River for the first time in a century. That means clean-up efforts are working.

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Feast of St. Nick: 11 Can’t-Miss Holiday Brunches in Michigan

These family-friendly holiday brunches allow children opportunities to decorate cookies, make stockings, craft ornaments, and visit with Kris Kringle himself.

Matthew Fleming decided to make Barkley a full-time member of the family after originally fostering him.
Shelters Are Busier Than Ever During The Pandemic. Michiganders Are Stepping Up With Love.

Thanks to Michiganders, local shelters say they've gotten “overwhelming support” during coronavirus pandemic with the lowest occupancy rates in years.

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How a Lost Dog From Miami Ended Up in This Michigan Resident’s Backyard

This Michigander is working to reunite a lost, likely stolen, dog to its original family in Florida.