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Dangerous Thanksgiving Foods Dogs and Cats Should Avoid

Learn which foods are bad for dogs and cats this holiday season. We list the six most dangerous Thanksgiving foods for dogs and cats.

Pets & Animals | Animals

The Safest Airlines and Most Dangerous Airlines for Your Pet - Thrillist

A new study's findings by Veterinarians.org may have you double-checking your holiday travel plans.

Pets & Animals | Cat & Dog Resources

How to Figure Out Your Dog’s Mood

The next time your dog greets you when you come home, closely watch his tail. Scientists have discovered that a happy dog will wag harder to the right and an anxious dog will wag harder to the left. The study’s findings, “Asymmetric tail-wagging respo

Pets & Animals | Cat & Dog Resources

The Best Solution for a Dog Who Pulls On-Leash | The Bark

It takes two to pull. When a dog leans into her leash and barrels ahead, the person on the other end will either run to catch up or pull back. The first encourages the pup to keep pulling on the leash, while the second results in a tug of war. But there�

Pets & Animals | I Love Dogs

Texas Couple Finds Pet Chihuahua Hiding Inside Luggage

A Texas couple heading to Las Vegas for vacation had a surprise stowaway in their luggage: their pet chihuahua.

Pets & Animals | Cat & Dog Resources

Crate Training To Keep Your Dog Content - Whole Dog Journal

Crate training to help a crate-avoidant dog- or preserve your dog's contentment with spending time in a crate.

Pets & Animals | Cat & Dog Resources

Teaching Your Dog to Take Treats Gently | The Bark

Question: My dog takes treats so hard that she’s hurt my hands on occasion. I’ve had the same thing happen to me to varying degrees at the dog park or in classes when I give a treat to another dog. I dread training sessions with my own dog, and I’ve

Pets & Animals | Cat & Dog Resources

Larch Arabinogalactan for Dogs, Cats and Horses: A Powerhouse Prebiotic

When I started my dive into gut health and the microbiome, I found the perfect prebiotic: larch arabinogalactan for dogs, cats, and horses!

Pets & Animals | I Love Dogs

Weather reporter's dog Storm enjoys treats while walking all over the broadcast

Global Toronto weather reporter Anthony Farnell's loveable dog Storm makes cameos here and there during the weather forecasts.

Pets & Animals | Dogs & Other Animals

Love Dogs? Animal Control Is Looking For Volunteers For Its Pooches

Volunteers need to be at least 16-years old and be willing to commit to weekly shifts at one of the county’s animal care centers.

Pets & Animals | Cat & Dog Resources

My Dog Freezes on Walks – Is That Normal? | The Bark

As a dog behaviourist, one of the questions I am asked with almost every new client is “Is what my dog doing normal?” There are many adorable behaviours that dogs act out that make them the goofy oddballs we can’t help but love. There are also some

Pets & Animals | Cat & Dog Resources

5 Best Dog GPS Trackers for Small Dogs

Reuniting you with your lost pet only scratches the surface of what a GPS dog collar promises these days. A new generation of “smart” dog tracking collars can save your pet’s life in more ways than one. By monitoring your pup’s health and fitness

Pets & Animals | I Love Dogs

Dog Fur vs. Dog Hair: What's the Difference? | Mental Floss

People with dog allergies debate whether there's a difference between dog fur vs. dog hair. There is, but it's not what you think.

Pets & Animals | Cat & Dog Resources

Peeved Pups: Can Dogs Be Angry?

Last week, a client described his dog by saying, “He’s just wonderful! The kids can do anything to him!” When I hear such comments— which I do, often—my first thought is I need to know what the kids are doing to that poor dog. Frequently, “any

Pets & Animals | I Love Dogs

Hero Dog Survives Rattlesnake Bite After Saving His Owner from Snake: 'My Heart Just Dropped'

Marley the Labrador Retriever stepped in between his owner and a rattlesnake in a San Diego yard, protecting the teen from a potentially lethal snake bite

Pets & Animals | Animals!

Great Pyrenees Puppies Frolic With Baby Goats in This Serene YouTube Video

The viral video shows a glimpse into the life of the animals who live on Pygmy Harbor Farm in Knoxville, Tennessee, where the owners raise pygmy goats and Great Pyrenees pups.

Pets & Animals | Pets & Animals

9 Trainer Hacks That Make Dog Training So Much Easier

Training a dog is harder than it looks. That’s why we decided to lay out some of the best training hacks we’ve heard from licensed trainers.

Pets & Animals | I Love Dogs

Deaf Dog Who's Never Heard A Bark Invents Her Own Way Of 'Speaking'

Her bark may be cutely unconventional, but the best part of all is that it works. Reggie is always delighted to know she’s being heard.

Health & Fitness | Health & Fitness

Health Benefits of Walking Dogs: Ten Steps for Pups and Pet Owners

The health benefits of walking dogs are positive for dogs and pet owners. Read on to discover ten health benefits of walking dogs here.

Pets & Animals | Animals & Pets

112 Uplifting Dog Posts To Make Your Day Better (New Pics)

Meet one dog and you will fall in love with these animals. They encourage us to get out and explore the world, they help us find joy in simple things, like riding in a car, and they are always willing to snuggle. Dogs are the best.

Pets & Animals | Dogs & Other Animals

Dormie, the Dog Who Went on Trial for Cat Murder | Mental Floss

In 1921, an Airedale Terrier named Dormie captured national attention by becoming the first dog to be put on trial for (cat) murder. And yes, he had a lawyer.

Pets & Animals | I Love Dogs

Dog Who Looked Like He'd Turned To Stone Is Gorgeous Now - The Dodo

When Grinch was rescued, he had such bad mange that it looked like he was made of stone — but with some love, he's a whole new dog.

Pets & Animals | Cat & Dog Resources

The Top 5 Ways To Promote The Health And Wellness Of Your Pets | VOHC & Vet Recommended Oral Care For Cats & Dog

Every pet owner wants their pet to be at their best—but sometimes, pet owners aren’t fully educated on all the ways they can help their animals live longer, healthier lives. As much as we might love our furry companions, we may be doing things that ar

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Video captures moment hero dog stopped traffic during owner's seizure

A very good dog from Ottawa, Canada named Clover stopped traffic and summoned help from passing trucker Dryden Oatway during Haley Moore's sudden seizure.

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Dogs Play More When People Are Watching | The Bark

We know that dogs care about people paying attention to them, and we know that dogs generally enjoy human attention. Even so, it’s intriguing to learn that being observed by people has a strong effect on one of their species-typical behaviors—in this

Pets & Animals | Cat & Dog Resources

My Dog Is Misbehaving. What Should I Do? | The Bark

Every dog trainer in the world has been asked what to do when a dog doesn’t respond properly, though the wording of the query takes many forms: What should I do when my dog refuses to do what I tell her to do? My dog is so stubborn—how do I get her to

Pets & Animals | Cat & Dog Resources

Dogs Smell Passage of Time | The Bark

Dogs tend to live in the moment, accepting each treat, snuggle, or toss of the tennis ball as the whole reason for their existence with a charming singlemindedness. Yet, their understanding of time can be complex. Many dogs are able to anticipate predicta

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10 Super Foods For You and Your Dog | The Bark

10 nutritious "people" foods for you and your dog. What makes a “super” food for dogs? Edibles that deliver the maximum amount of nutrients with minimum calories. There are many simple, fresh and wholesome food items that dogs can thrive on,

Pets & Animals | Animals!

106 Great Danes Who Don't Understand How BIG They Are (New Pics) | Bored Panda

Friendly, social, and charming, these floppy-eared loveable dogs are considered by some to be the perfect match for families.

Pets & Animals | Cat & Dog Resources

Dog House Rules - Whole Dog Journal

Once upon a time, societal norms dictated that if pet dogs failed to comply with strict rules for their behavior indoors, they were banished to the outdoors. When I was a child, dog trainers of the day often told clients that allowing their dog on the bed

Pets & Animals | Pets!

26 Animals Who Ran Afoul of the Law

When it comes to weird animal stories, it’s hard to beat the one about the parrot who got arrested for cursing out an old woman.

Pets & Animals | I Love Dogs

Dad Sleeps Downstairs On Sofa With Senior Dog To Keep Him Company - The Dodo

When Spike couldn't climb up the stairs to bed anymore, his dad started sleeping downstairs on the couch with him.

Pets & Animals | I Love Dogs

Owner Tells Dog He Gave All The Treats To The Cats, Over 200M Have Seen His Hysterical Reply

Well, it all started when the dog owner was teasing his dog about where the food treats from their meat drawer went.

Pets & Animals | Animals!

Why Are Dogs So Afraid of Vacuums?

Just like fireworks and thunderstorms, vacuums are unexpectedly loud—but that’s not the only reason your dog hates them so much.

Pets & Animals | Animals & Pets

Dog Waits for His Tiny Humans to Get on the School Bus Every Morning

Oh, just look at this loyal and adorable pupper protecting his family at all costs. He is definitely taking his role as big brother seriously, and doing it with so much pride and joy.

Pets & Animals | I Love Dogs

10 Training Tips for Any Kind of Dog

It doesn’t matter if you’re training a retriever, hound, pointer, spaniel, or a doodle dog whose only job will be to not chew your slippers and make it outside to go to the bathroom. All dogs learn the same, and all dogs have inherited drives to perform c

Pets & Animals | I Love Dogs

Literally just 19 photos of dogs being dogs

Who doesn’t love dogs? In celebration of dogs simply just existing and bringing joy into our everyday lives, we’ve rounded up some of the best canines on the internet. Please enjoy these 19 dogs being very good boys and girls: 1. My sister got a net to ke

Pets & Animals | Cat & Dog Resources

"Quarantrain" Your Dog: How to Train Your Dog While Staying Home - Whole Dog Journal

See that dog surfing your counter as you read this? You know, the one who jumps on you during your Zoom calls? That’s your ticket to 2020 happiness. The opportunity to “quarantrain” your furry friend – whether a new “pandemic pup” or your long

Pets & Animals | Cat & Dog Resources

7 Amazing Facts About Dog Ears | The Bark

Floppy, folded, small, large—dogs’ ears come in many shapes, but they all serve the same purpose: as funnels for sound. Did you know that at least 18 muscles work to tilt, raise and rotate these furry appendages, helping the dog identify and capture s

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Want Better Rapport With Your Cat? Bat Your Eyes | Health News | US News

US News is a recognized leader in college, grad school, hospital, mutual fund, and car rankings. Track elected officials, research health conditions, and find news you can use in politics, business, health, and education.

Pets & Animals | I Love Dogs

Clever Dog Walks To Doggy Daycare All By Herself - The Dodo

Jem couldn't wait to go to doggy daycare and play with her friends — so she broke out of her yard and walked herself there.

Pets & Animals | Cat & Dog Resources

Dog Paw Cuts and Scrapes: How to Treat a Paw Injury - Whole Dog Journal

Your dog's paw pads act much like the soles of sneakers, protecting your dog's foot and cushioning each step. Paw pads are tough, but they can still be cut by sharp objects or worn off if your dog runs hard on rough terrain. What should you do when your d

Pets & Animals | Animal Rescue Stories

L.A. Animal Services to Reduces Adoption Fees for Larger Dogs thru Oct. 18 | KFI AM 640

Los Angeles Animal Services began offering discounted adoption fees for its “larger breeds'' of dogs starting today thru Oct. 18.

Pets & Animals | Pets & Animals

Adorable Dog Breeds That Don't Shed - Woman's World

There are a ton of fluffy breeds of dogs that don't shed, including hypoallergenic dog breeds. Take a look!

Pets & Animals | Cat & Dog Resources

Preventing Dog Aggression over Food | The Bark

“I’ve been putting my hand in his food while he’s eating since he was a puppy, so he’s never growled at me over his food.” This sort of comment sets my teeth on edge because repeatedly bothering a dog who is eating is actually an effective techn

Pets & Animals | I Love Dogs

Why Do Dogs Bury Things? | Mental Floss

Dogs can tear up a lawn with an overwhelming desire to dig and bury things. Where does that impulse come from, and what do they think they're accomplishing?

Pets & Animals | I Love Dogs

Dog Is Too Polite To Ask Cat To Get Out Of His Bed

Cash has always been a very polite dog, so whenever he sees his sister using his bed, he's not sure how to ask her to move.

Pets & Animals | Animal Rescue Stories

Jon Hamm Adopts Dog Who Was Returned to the Rescue Shelter Twice

I Stand With my Pack announced that the actor and "Mad Men" star had adopted a dog named Splash, who was returned to the shelter twice. 

Pets & Animals | I Love Dogs

The Absolute Coziest Dog Sweaters For Fall

Looking for fall dog sweaters to keep your pup cozy and warm this season? These are some of the cutest ones out there.

Pets & Animals | I Love Dogs

How To Teach Your Dog 3 Basic Commands

Looking to train your puppy with basic dog commands? Here are step-by-step instructions for sit, down, stay and a bonus (paw).

Pets & Animals | Cat & Dog Resources

Disaster Readiness - Yes, Again! - Whole Dog Journal

If you have been following the weather news, you might have guessed what this post was going to be about, am I right? So, we had a little dress rehearsal for fire season a month ago. Here in California, we had a unseasonal storm that featured a ton of thu

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Dennis Quaid adopts cat also named Dennis Quaid

Dennis Quaid adopted a shelter cat named Dennis Quaid and this makes us happy.

Pets & Animals | I Love Dogs

Louisiana man and pet bloodhound find missing man with dementia

Zach Stephens and his bloodhound, Ruby, found Kenneth Russell after he went missing for almost 5 days.

Pets & Animals | Pets & Animals

17 Things You Should Know Before Getting A Puppy

What you think raising a puppy is like is probably not at all what raising a puppy is like.

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Benefits of Pet Therapy for Seniors

The companionship of a pet can be an invaluable tool bringing purpose and engagement for people of all ages, and especially for seniors. Learn about the benefits of pet therapy for seniors.

Pets & Animals | Dogs & Other Animals

Amazing Sheepadoodle appears to talk to her owner using a soundboard - Upworthy

That's a very good girl.

Pets & Animals | I Love Dogs

Great Dane Gets Scared When His Human Dresses Up As Ghostbusters' Stay Puft Marshmallow Man

An eager Great Dane named "Luke Skywalker" gets scared when his human comes downstairs dressed up like the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man from Ghostbusters.

Pets & Animals | Animal Rescue Stories

Two Dogs Rescued From Brownsville, Texas, Parking Lot - The Dodo

Two dogs were found as strays in a fast food restaurant parking lot in Brownsville, Texas, and rescued by Animal Aid Brigade in Houston.

Pets & Animals | Man's Best Friend

Why Fireworks Scare Some Dogs But Not Others

Canine scientists investigate why loud sounds cause some dogs to lose their cool and offer insight on effective treatment

Pets & Animals | I Love Dogs

What Do Pets See When They Watch Television? | Mental Floss

Dogs and cats can sometimes seem very intrigued by your latest binge-watch. But are they seeing what we're seeing?

Pets & Animals | Animals!

Do Dogs Get Headaches? | Mental Floss

Dogs and humans share some of the same central neural pathways. Does that mean they need blackout curtains for crippling headaches, too?

Pets & Animals | I Love Dogs

19 Pet Quarantine Projects To Keep You Busy And Your Pets Entertained

*immediately pins the cat-sized <i>Bob's Burgers</i> joint to Pinterest board*

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Pup In The Rye: Dogs Go Through 'Teenage Angst' Just Like Humans - Study Finds

Teenage angst is considered a rite of passage, at least among humans, but a new study finds that dogs tend to get pretty stand-offish during their "teenage" years as well.

Pets & Animals | Pets & Animals

Virginia Tech Awards Moose the Therapy Dog With Honorary Doctorate

After supporting staff and students at Virginia Tech for six years, Moose the Therapy Dog received his honorary doctorate during a virtual commencement ceremony on May 15.

Pets & Animals | I Love Dogs

Woman Working From Home Teaches Her Dogs The New Ground Rules - The Dodo

"Now that I’m at home, they are constantly coming into my office and putting tennis balls on my lap."

Pets & Animals | Cat & Dog Resources

5 Bad Dog Smells Every Owner Need To Look Out For! - Petlab Co.

A bad dog smell might not be as normal as you think. It could be a sign that your pup is unwell or suffering from an infection. Take a look at 5 of the bad dog smells every puppy parent need to know about!

Pets & Animals | Animals & Pets

Why Do Dogs Walk in Circles Before Lying Down?

Have you ever noticed your dog turning in circles before lying down for the night? This curious canine behavior has a little something to do with evolution.

Pets & Animals | Cat & Dog Resources

On-Leash Reactivity—Give Me Space! | The Bark

It’s another exciting day in the life of a dog trainer. I come bearing my notes and a treat pouch stuffed with teeny-tiny pieces of cheese, ready to tackle my new client’s reactivity concerns. (For those looking for a description of reactivity, it is

Pets & Animals | I Love Dogs

82 People Share Their "Dumbest Dog" Stories On Twitter

We like to think that our dogs are the smartest, most adorable, friendliest creatures on Earth. But even the greatest doggo geniuses have dumb moments, and some canines seem like they’re born as giant floofy derps.

Pets & Animals | I Love Dogs

30 Times Dogs Turned Out To Be A Different Breed Than The Owners Anticipated

From believing they got a cocker spaniel to being sure of raising a wiener dog, these people got heckin’ bamboozled!

Pets & Animals | Pets & Animals

Dog and cat Google searches surge to new high during COVID-19 crisis

Have you blindly typed "cat" or "dog" into Google lately? So has everyone else.

Pets & Animals | Cat & Dog Resources

Vet Advice: Relieving Your Dog's Arthritis | The Bark

The easy run becomes a stiff walk; the jump to a favorite chair is no longer possible; lying down is accompanied by a deep groan. As our dogs age, things that were once second nature become an effort. Today, thanks to advances in veterinary medicine and c

Pets & Animals | Cat & Dog Resources

Why Do Dogs Howl? | The Bark

Dear Bark: I’ve had my Beagle, Jet, for a couple of months, and we’re doing well together. However, his howling is becoming an issue. Do you think he’s afraid or unhappy when he howls? Is this something he’ll outgrow, or should I be working on cha

Pets & Animals | I Love Dogs

Adorable Dog Insists On Petting Other Dogs At Daycare, And The Confused Pups Just Accept It

Ruby, a German shorthaired pointer, became an internet sensation because she shows her affection for other dogs by petting them!

Pets & Animals | Animal Rescue Stories

Free Busch Beer for Fostering or Adopting a Shelter Dog | Mental Floss

If getting to play with a lovable pup isn’t enough of an incentive to foster or adopt a shelter dog, Busch is throwing in a bonus.

Pets & Animals | Cat & Dog Resources

Coronavirus and Dogs: Everything You Need to Know | The Bark

What do we know? What should we be doing? As the pandemic develops, here’s the current scoop on dog-related issues. And no, your dog doesn’t need a mask. Seriously. Until recently, most of us were probably not that tuned into what a virus was, or did.

Pets & Animals | Animals & Pets

Social distancing also applies to pets during coronavirus pandemic, veterinarian says

As the world is adapting to the new restrictions due to the coronavirus pandemic, a veterinarian says people should also be taking precautions when it comes to pets.

Pets & Animals | Animals

Tennessee ‘hero’ dog dies after saving family from deadly tornado | ABC 14 News

Related Posts Congresswoman Ilhan Omar and chief fundraiser lover go… Body cam shows police helping mother celebrate… There’s a reason dogs are called man’s best friend. Pastor Darrin Crockett’s family miraculously survived Tuesday morning’s t

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Mississippi Hotel That Lets Guests Foster a Dog During Their Stay Has Found Forever Homes for 60 Pups

At the Home2 Suites by Hilton in D'Iberville, Mississippi, guests can care for foster dogs and even take them home.

Pets & Animals | I Love Dogs

37 Genius Pet Products That Must Have Been Invented By A Dog Whisperer

Dogs enrich our lives in the most amazing ways. Whether you refer to them as your best friend or your fur baby, the basis of your relationship is unconditional love. So, of course, when you love your pup that much, you only want the best for them…

Pets & Animals | Interesting Animal Stories

German Shepherd Treads Water for 11 Hours to Rescue Owner | PEOPLE.com

Heidi the German shepherd was named honorary police dog for the day by officers in Moreton Bay, Australia

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Does Your Dog Put His Paw on You? This Is What He's Trying to Tell You | MyRecipes | MyRecipes

You shower your dog with all kinds of affection—but are you ever unsure whether your dog really loves you back? This simple act may be your answer.

Pets & Animals | Pets & Animals

The internet demands justice for Daniel, the Westminster Dog Show's real winner

The internet is upset that Siba the poodle won the Westminster Dog Show's Best in Show over Daniel the golden retriever, using the hashtag #DanielWasRobbed.

Pets & Animals | Cat & Dog Resources

The 10 Most Important Things to Teach A Puppy - Whole Dog Journal

adopting a puppy, caring for puppies, most important dog commands, how to train a puppy, puppy socialization, puppy socialization checklist, important puppy lessons

Pets & Animals | Animal Rescue Stories

New Law May Give Tax Break For People Who Adopt Animals

A new law under consideration in New York State would give up to a $125 tax credit per pet for owners who adopt animals from shelters.

Pets & Animals | Animals

Why Dogs Twitch in Their Sleep

Dogs dream during the REM cycle of sleep just like humans do, and the results can be quite adorable.

Pets & Animals | Dogs & Other Animals

Hate to Watch a Movie That Involves a Sad Dog Plot? This Website Can Warn You Ahead of Time

Nothing ruins movie night faster than seeing a fictitious animal harmed. Now you can screen movies and television to make sure the good boy lives.

Pets & Animals | Cat & Dog Resources

Q&A with Maria Goodavage author of Doctor Dogs | The Bark

In conversation with a writer whose focus on working dogs has contributed mightily to our understanding of the canine skill set and how it’s harnessed for our benefit. Bark: In the course of researching Doctor Dogs, did you learn anything that surprised

Travel | Travel

Dog-Friendly Norwalk, Connecticut and Surrounding Area

Dog-Friendly New England Fall Trip 2019 #DextersDestinations #RaisingYourPetsNaturally

Pets & Animals | Animal Rescue Stories

Corona del Mar dog gets critical surgery with help from social media - Los Angeles Times

With only enough money set aside for rent and not knowing what else to do, Gypsi's owner reached out for help on Nextdoor.

Pets & Animals | Cat & Dog Resources

When Greetings Are a Contact Sport | The Bark

Dear Bark: Thanksgiving’s coming and I’m looking forward to hosting the dinner this year. However, I’m a little concerned about the greeting behavior of my high-spirited pups, who tend to bark, jump, lick and generally carry on when someone new come

Pets & Animals | Animals

Animal cruelty now a federal crime after Trump signs bipartisan bill into law

A bipartisan bill that makes animal cruelty a federal crime has passed Congress, and the president signed it into law on Monday. 

Pets & Animals | Cat & Dog Resources

How to Calculate Your Dogs Age to Human Years | The Bark

Researchers have come up with a new, and more accurate way, to convert dog years to human years. The formula that many of us are familiar with was based on a simple calculation of one dog year equaling seven human years. But this new approach is a lot mor

Pets & Animals | Animals!

Calculate Your Dog's Age With This New, Improved Formula

A study of the epigenetic clock in Labradors shows calculating a dog's age is much more complicated than just multiplying by seven

Pets & Animals | Animal Rescue Stories

Nobody came for grace, frightened 14 weeks old pup living in kill shelter - Saving Dogs Life

SHE HAPPIEST LITTLE GIRL ON THE PLANET IS OUT OF TIME - SHOULD HAPPY EQUAL DEATH??? ... Adopted and returned after ONE day - being "too hype...

Pets & Animals | I Love Dogs

Hidden Camera Captures Dogs Arriving At Their Doggy Daycare

When Laken Molly Richardson first opened Two Brown Dogs Doggy Daycare in New Zealand a year ago, she was hoping to create a fun, safe space for dogs to relax and play. She now has about 15 dogs show up each day — and every single one of them is always SO excited to be there.

Pets & Animals | Pets & Animals

This photographer wrangles his pet cats to create surreal family vacation photos

Photo retoucher Jim Lind's cats wind up in (mock) precarious situations in "Family Vacation."

Pets & Animals | Animals!

Dog Breaks Through Neighbor's Fence - The Dodo

“It made me happy to see them so happy. Just neighbors being neighborly.”

Pets & Animals | Animals

One-year-old puppy was found trapped under wreckage of Hurricane Dorian

"It's a miracle this little dog had the will to live and to survive in the conditions he was in," founder of Big Dog Ranch Rescue Lauree Simmons said.

Family & Parenting | Kids

The Right Age to Get a Family Pet

Experts weigh in on the signs your kid is ready for a family pet.

Pets & Animals | Animals & Pets

Creator of Labradoodles Says He Unleashed 'Frankenstein’s Monster'

Three decades ago, while working at the Royal Guide Dogs Association of Australia, Wally Conron bred a guide dog that could live in a household with a blind woman and her dog-allergic husband. Almost immediately he realized that his creation, the labradoo

Pets & Animals | Cat & Dog Resources

How Long is Too Long to Leave A Dog Home Alone? - Whole Dog Journal

Leaving a dog home along for 10 to 12 hours is not at all uncommon. However, this can lead to separation anxiety in dogs.

Books | Books

What Does It Mean When a Dog Licks You?

Does your dog’s excessive licking ever leave you wondering, “What does it mean when a dog licks you?” Don't worry, we've got the answers.

Pets & Animals | Animal Rescue Stories

Euthanasia Rates in Animal Shelters Are Plummeting—Here's Why | Mental Floss

Animal shelters in major American cities have seen a vast increase in adoption rates in the past decade.

Pets & Animals | Cat & Dog Resources

Heartrending Viral Video Shows Dog Chasing Car That Abandoned Him

A heartrending video of a dog chasing a van that abandoned him on a road in Milton, West Virginia, has been gaining thousands of views on Facebook.

Pets & Animals | Animals!

Nassau, Bahamas Woman Opened Her Home to Nearly 100 Rescue Dogs Ahead of Hurricane Dorian

As Hurricane Dorian approached the Bahamas, a Nassau resident made sure 97 dogs from her animal refuge were safe and cared for—inside her own home.

Pets & Animals | I Love Dogs

18 Best Dog Breeds for Kids

Kids and dogs have an almost-magical connection with each other—provided you've landed on the right breed. These are the best dog breeds for families.

Pets & Animals | Cat & Dog Resources

How Do I Get My Dog to Stop Eating Socks | The Bark

Dear Bark: Our adorable dog Mercury eats everything in sight—mostly small socks, but also napkins, dog toys, food wrappers and so much more. We’ve tried to train him to “leave it” and “drop it” and sometimes it works, but usually he becomes po

Pets & Animals | Cat & Dog Resources

Understanding Your Dog's Nose - Whole Dog Journal

All dogs have noses – and they all know how to use them. Our awareness of our dog’s nose capabilities is nothing new. We humans have long taken advantage of our dogs’ scenting prowess in a variety of ways – hounds who track game, rescue dogs who s

Pets & Animals | Cat & Dog Resources

How to Teach Your Dog to Play “Nose Games” - Whole Dog Journal

If competition isn’t your thing, you can do a simpler activity at home with your dog that we call Nose Games. You can do just the easy parts – hiding treats in a room while your dog watches – or go all the way to the advanced stages, where your dog

Pets & Animals | I Love Dogs

15 Everyday Habits of Great Dog Owners | Taste of Home

Are you a good owner or a GREAT one? Check and see how many of these habits you're already doing.

Pets & Animals | Cat & Dog Resources

Cat Heart Disease & Congestive Failure: Warning Signs & Treatment

Let’s go over what to know about heart disease in cats, whether cats have heart attacks, and what you can do to prevent them. ✓ Learn more with Pets Best!

Pets & Animals | Cat & Dog Resources

4 Hazards of Foxtails for Pets

At first glance foxtails, referred to in some regions as cheat grass, seem innocent enough. But beyond that innocent exterior lurks a menace that can easily wreak havoc on your dog or cat’s health. Dogs that come into contact with foxtails stand a good

Pets & Animals | Cat & Dog Resources

Coccidioidomycosis: A Southwestern Hazard - Whole Dog Journal

If you live in or travel to the Southwest, particularly Texas, California, or Arizona, it is important that you know about a fungal infection called coccidioidomycosis. It is also known as San Joaquin Fever or Valley Fever (VF). This fungus can pose a sig

News | Animal Links

Owning a Dog (or a Pet!) Improves Heart Health

Researchers say that pet owners in general seem to be in better cardiovascular health, but dog owners were a cut above the rest.

News | Animal Links

Dogs are Better at Communicating Emotions to Owners than Cats

A new study conducted in Denmark concludes that pet owners develop a special sensitivity to all dogs' and cats' whines, whimpers, barks, and meows.

Pets & Animals | Animals!

Miniature Horses Now Included on the List of Service Animals Airlines Must Allow to Fly | Mental Floss

Your next flight may include a mini horse riding in coach, thanks to new service animal guidelines released by the Department of Transportation.

Pets & Animals | Animal Rescue Stories

Delaware Becomes First No-Kill State for Animal Shelters

Delaware is making history as the first and only no-kill animal shelter state in the country, according to Best Friends Animal Society, a non-profit animal welfare organization.

Pets & Animals | Animals!

You really shouldn’t declaw your cat. Do this instead. | Popular Science

Declawing a cat can lead to much bigger problems than scratched furniture. Read on.

Pets & Animals | Animals!

People Just Can't Get Enough Of This Adorably Unique-Looking Dog - The Dodo

"Some people think I used a permanent pen to draw his eyebrow or Photoshopped his face."