Pets have always been faithful companions, nurturing friends, and even daily helpers. But in these uncertain times, our pets provide needed distraction and unquestioning loyalty. Learn how to find them, take care of them, have fun with them, and let them go in the end.

By Amy Brownlee, Katie Coburn, John Fox, Kara Hagerman, Stuart Lindle, Chris Pasion, Kaileigh Peyton, Kevin Schultz, Amanda Boyd Walters, and Tori Wernsman

12 Worth-the-Drive Dog Parks to Visit Now

From Over-the-Rhine to Mason, these worth-the-drive dog parks give pups plenty of room to roam and their owners a few outside distractions.

City Councilmember P.G. Sittenfeld Shares How He Rescued His Pup

Cincinnati City Councilmember P.G. Sittenfeld talks about how he and his wife rescued their 4-and-a-half-year-old pup Oakley.

Guinea Pig Parent Heather Hauser Uses Her Piggies to Bring Smiles to Patients’ Faces

Three of Heather Hauser's seven guinea pigs are trained as therapy pets. We talked with her about why guinea pigs are such a great fit for that role.

Rose Lavelle on Her 7-Year-Old English Bulldog

U.S. Women’s National Team soccer player Rose Lavelle shares her favorite fun facts about Wilma Jean Wrinkles, her 7-year-old English Bulldog.

Hamilton County Coroner Lakshmi Sammarco on Why Birds Make Great Pets

Hamilton County Coroner Lakshmi Sammarco talks about how she became a pet mom to her three birds, Spooky Ghost, Mango, and Cannoli.

Five Top-Notch Local Animal Care Clinics

These five animal care clinics can help you keep your pets happy and healthy through regular checkups, home visits, or urgent care.

Angel’s Paws Makes Saying Goodbye to Your Pet a Little Easier

It's never easy to lose a cherished friend, but Angel's Paws can help, through their groundbreaking pet hospice program.

Inside the Pets Issue: May 2020

We chat with Heather Hauser, who owns seven guinea pigs, and Jim DeBrosse, who wrote about the mysterious flashes that happened near Bethel in January.

11 Pet Adoption and Foster Organizations To Check Out

No matter your preferred type of pet or budget, one of these regional adoption and foster groups can help connect you with your newest friend.

Meet the West Chester Family Featured in the Netflix Show ‘Dogs’

In the Netflix show "Dogs," Corrine Gogolewski's family shares their journey to getting a service dog from 4 Paws for Ability.

Molly Wellmann on Life With Three Cats

We talked to mixologist Molly Wellmann about her three furry felines' unique personalities and what she loves most about them.

Five Fun Events You Can Enjoy With Your Pet in Cincinnati

Get your tail outside and connect with fellow pet owners at these five pet events that will help your sidekick have fun, too.

Six Local Products That Are Perfect for Pet Owners

We scouted local pet shops to find six products that are perfect for those with dogs, cats, birds, turtles, rabbits, and fish at home.

These Four Local Pet Groomers Cover It All

Make sure your pet puts their best face (or beak) forward with a trip to one of these great groomers, whether you need full trim or just a touchup.

Three Final Resting Places for Your Pet

When it's time to send your faithful companion across the rainbow bridge, these three organizations can help you get through it.

Three Training Solutions to Help You and Your Dog

Don't train your pups in vain! In-home, boarding, and virtual help is available for coaching dogs and owners alike.

Editor’s Letter, May 2020: Our Pets and our New Routine

In a new routine of isolation and uncertainty, our pets’ companionship and loyalty has been a welcome relief.

Circle Tail Helps Get Service Dogs to Those Who Need Them

The nonprofit raises, trains, and partners service and hearing dogs for people with disabilities at no charge.

Need a Pet-Sitter? Try These Three Local Options

When you can't be with your pet, whether overnight or during the day, these three options can help you—and your pet—relax.

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