July 31 is National Mutt Day: What You Need To Know
Approximately 75 percent of all shelter dogs waiting for forever homes are mutts, but mixed-breed dogs have advantages over purebreds, and are less prone to genetic diseases.
E-Cigarettes Are Toxic To Pets
Although the benefits of e-cigarettes for humans are still in question, according to the Pet Poison Helpline, nicotine poisoning of pet dogs and cats is on the rise.
Organization Provides Free Eye Exams To Service Animals Every May
More than 250 veterinary ophthalmologists from across the United States, Puerto Rico, and Canada will be donating their time and services to help make this wonderful event a rousing success.
Get Involved During Be Kind To Animals Week
The first week in May is “Be Kind to Animals Week,” a time of reflection and action in the name of animals across the country and around the world.
Therapy Dogs Reduce Anxiety And Loneliness For College Students
Everyone knows that service dogs help humans cope with stress and feelings of loneliness, but one study on college students by three universities proves it.
Therapy Dogs Help College Students With Stress Of Final Exams
College students at the University of Buffalo were able to release stress bright on by final exams through an unexpected channel: a variety of four-legged friends.
Happy World Spay Day: Time To Get It Done
With overpopulated shelters and rescues, World Spay Day brings awareness to the problem, encouraging pet owners to spay and neuter their pet dogs and cats.
Do Dogs Actually Watch And React To Television?
Has your dog ever barked or reacted to a television show or commercial when another dog is featured onscreen? A recent study examined dogs and perceptions of moving images.
January 14th Is National Dress Up Your Pet Day
Created by a pet lifestyle expert and celebrated every January 14 since 2009, pet owners are encouraged to dress their pets up in safe and cute costumes and clothing.
Keep Your Dogs Safe During A Blizzard
With several East Coast states slated to get hit by blizzards, the ASPCA has issued a series of tips and pointers as how to keep your pet dog or cat safe.
Seeing-Eye Dog Gets Home Just In Time For The Holidays
Marek, a Golden Retriever, dutifully served humans as a seeing-eye dog for many years; went blind; but the dog got the greatest gift of all just in time for Christmas.
Guide Dog Saves Blind Woman From Both Intruders And Gas Leak In One Night
Not only did this guide dog scare away home invaders, but she also called emergency services when she smelled a gas leak set off by the intruders.
Woman Rents Billboard To Promote Adoption Of Adult Dogs
At the time, Lagorio couldn’t commit to the idea of adopting an adult dog, so Lagorio walked away from the Pekingese, choosing to adopt a puppy instead. It’s a decision that has haunted Lagorio ever since.
Dachshund Pups Befriend Lonely Lion [VIDEO]
Bonedigger might be a 500-pound majestic lion with an intimidating name, but this formidable feline is really just a softie at heart when it comes to his bunkmates — four Dachshunds.
Old Dog Joins His Human On One Last Grand Adventure
“That is quite possibly the sweetest thing I have ever seen,” writes another. “There is nothing like the love between a person and their dog.”
Dog Spends Four Days Protecting 76-Year-Old Owner Who Was Trapped Under Car
“Even when we found him, the dog ran straight to his side and cuddled up to him,” Merritt says, “he didn’t want to leave him even then.”
Photographer Makes Dogs Look Like They Are Traveling Through Space
One very creative artist with a good sense of humor is busy transforming regular dogs into “bone-a-fide” rocket dogs, and he managed this with only a camera lens and some really good Photoshop techniques.
Study Reveals Prehistoric Humans Loved Their Dogs
One dog was laid to rest with what looked like a small round stone in his mouth, which the team interpreted to be either some sort of a toy or a special token. Other prehistoric pooches were entombed in death with trinkets like spoons and knives.
Couple Leaves $1,000 Tip For Bartender’s Ailing Dog
When a pair of kind customers learned that hotel bartender Christina Summitt’s dog had undergone expensive life-saving surgery, they left her a $1,000 tip to help cover the cost.
Ray Charles Blind Golden Retriever Steals Hearts
When Andrew Fales got word that a nearby breeder was going to euthanize an otherwise healthy Golden Retriever puppy from a recent litter just because the pup is blind, Fales knew he had to do something.