December 12, 1997
The Hagerstown Parks Board wants golf courses, cemeteries and other organizations to share the cost of a border collie to chase away waterfowl, the board's chairman said Thursday. John Ziegler said the board will recommend to Hagerstown Mayor Robert E. Bruchey II and Hagerstown City Council next month that the city lease or buy a dog with or without help. Hundreds of birds have overrun Hagerstown City Park, attracted by its abundance of water and food. Ziegler said Public Works Manager Doug Stull would research the costs of leasing and buying a border collie, a breed that has successfully been used other places.
September 18, 2007
If you have lost your pet and you think your pet is among those listed below, go to the Humane Society of Washington County at 13011 Maugansville Road. Call 301-733-2060 for more information. The Humane Society's business hours are: Sunday, closed; Monday, 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 5 p.m.; Tuesday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Thursday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dogs: Adult German shepherd, black and brown, found near Smithsburg High School.
December 11, 1997
City may hire dog to chase geese from park By JULIE E. GREENE Staff Writer Hagerstown officials might have been barking up the wrong tree when seeking ways to reduce the number of waterfowl at City Park. City officials have considered shaking eggs to prevent them from hatching, banning feeding and moving the Canada geese and ducks elsewhere, steps they've taken in the past to thin the park's waterfowl population. Now they're considering turning to man's best friend.
December 9, 2011
Name: Timon Age: 5 years old Color: black and white Breed: border collie ID: A14303638 Timon is a friendly, lovable young man who loves attention. He is also a very smart and knows sit, down and shake hands. Timon would make a wonderful addition to any family. Timon and many other animals are available for adoption at The Humane Society of Washington County, 13011 Maugansville Road, Hagerstown. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday; 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.
August 6, 2004
firstname.lastname@example.org Selecting a best friend may be based on a number of factors, but cleanliness and obedience probably would not be high on the list. That is unless your best friend is a dog that competed in the 4-H Dog Show at Ag Expo Thursday. Washington County residents brought their "best friends" to Ag Expo Thursday to test their showmanship and obedience. Daveeda Land, 17, of Hagerstown, and Misty were at the show for the seventh straight year and took Grand Champion honors for the second year in a row. Misty, a 10-year-old mix, and Daveeda are definitely best friends, Daveeda said after the show.
July 15, 2005
HAGERSTOWN email@example.com Ron Watson has spent time throwing Frisbees at targets from distances of 17 to 35 yards. He probably should have practiced in a hurricane. Despite strong winds, the Hagerstown resident and his dog, Split, prevailed against 11 other teams last week to win the top prize in ESPN's Hot Zone disc-catching contest in Florida. "That kind of connection, when you're clicking like that, it's just unbelievable. And, you know, it's like you're quarterbacking, and you have Randy Moss doing tricks and back flips, you know?"
August 9, 2002
firstname.lastname@example.org Before the 4-H/FFA Dog Show Thursday, Misty, an 8-year-old German spitz-keeshond mix, seemed an unlikely candidate for grand champion, barking at the mellow border collie awaiting his owner's command. Daveeda Land, 15, of Hagerstown, worked to calm Misty at the Washington County Ag Expo. After taking the ribbon, Land attributed the win to her ability to control Misty's skittish nature. "She's 8 and she's still this hyper," Land said. "I'm glad she listened.