Now filling a space more than triple the size of its old location, this familiar fixture in downtown Rockford is making strides toward its goal of serving even more local animals. ...

A quirky, odd sense of humor helps the owner of Brooke’s Bark and Recreation, in Freeport, to bond with the animals who visit her doggy day care. Visit and you’ll see why these four-legged friends are having a dog gone good time while mom and dad are away. ...

Innovation and smart marketing are propelling this decades-long fixture in Rockford to the forefront of pet treats. Meet up with company president Rick Ruffolo and see how he's keeping ahead of a fast-changing marketplace. ...

Today, more than ever, man’s best friend has become an integral part of our families, jobs and health. Take a look at some of the ways in which we put dogs to work, such as policing, therapy and service. ...

Summer's all about making memories with family, friends, and in this case, furry friends. Travel with managing editor Janine Pumilia, as she explores our region with those she loves most. ...