Your 13-Word Love Stories

We asked readers to share succinct summaries of their personal lives. Here are some of our favorites.

Debating Whether Reptiles or Amphibians Should Be House Pets

Many experts think these animals shouldn?t be in your home. Turning them into pets raises numerous ecological and ethical questions.

A Bedroom for Rover, Maybe Even a Condo

For serious animal lovers, pets are like family. And doesn?t every family member deserve his own space?

A Room of Their Own

Serious animal lovers think nothing of turning a walk-in closet ? or even a studio apartment ? into a space devoted to pets.

For the Birds? Sure, It?s New York Real Estate

New Yorkers customize all sorts of spaces for their favorite pets. Visit Hunt Slonem?s art studio, where dozens of parrots live and inspire Mr. Slonem?s art.

Cat Declawing Ban in Denver Would Be a First Outside California

A City Council member there has proposed a bill that would ban declawing the animals, saying the procedure is painful and unnecessary.

Should We Be Concerned With Where We Get Our Pets?

What are the benefits and drawbacks of California?s new pet store law?

California Tells Pet Stores Their Dogs and Cats Must Be Rescues

Critics of a new law, which applies to dogs, cats and rabbits, say small stores and backyard breeders should not be punished for ?puppy mills.?

Paid Leave When Your Dog Is Sick? Sė, Italian Employer Says

An Italian pet owner got two days of paid leave to care for her ailing English setter. Animal rights groups say it could be a precedent.

The Most Pet-Friendly Cities in the United States

Where is the best place to have a pet? The country?s 100 largest cities, ranked according to how hospitable they are to animals.



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