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3 awesome examples of humans forming a chain to save a dog

This will restore your faith in humanity.<p>Deep down, you know people are good — but sometimes it helps to be reminded.<p>Like when these people waded …

Dogs

Some humans seem to care more about pets than people ... but why?

A Facebook acquaintance of mine recently posted about walking past a pet store where volunteers were outside pleading for pet rescue donations. They …

Pets

9 of the world's largest dog breeds

From tallest to heaviest, these are the biggest breeds of dog found around the globe.<p>The range of size, shape, color, personality and purpose for …

What does 'no-kill' mean at animal shelters?

The answer isn't as straightforward as it sounds.<p>In an ideal world, there would be no need for animal shelters. But stray and unwanted pets need a …

Pets

Dogs can't sleep if they've had a stressful day

Any human who has tossed and turned can relate.<p>You know what happens when you try to sleep after a stressful day; you stare at the ceiling and barely …

Wellness

Dogs really can smell your emotional state

Not only can dogs tell when you're scared, but they can adopt the emotional state they sense in you.<p>Dog owners are probably already keenly aware of …

Pets

Photographer captures the secret life of a stray dog in paradise

Ever wonder what happens to those stray dogs in resort towns, the ones that show up with a playful, wagging tail at the edge of your lounge chair?<p>The …

Aegean Sea

Dog portraits offer a look into canine souls

Andrew Grant's newest 'Rover' book brims with lifelike photos of both homeless and beloved pets.<p>The dog portraits in photographer Andrew Grant's …

Portrait Photography

California could be the first state to ban sale of 'puppy mill' pets in stores

Many cities nationwide already have a ban of some sort in place.<p>If a new bill in California is signed into law, the puppy you see in the pet shop …

Watch a little puppy take a big leap of faith

Hodol the French bulldog puppy had to think long and hard when his owner asked him to jump into her arms off the safety of his comfy couch. …

This police dog may have lost his handler, but he won't lose his family

Out of an untimely death comes a compassionate decision.<p>When Sgt. Mike Pershall was killed while riding his bicycle by a suspected drunk driver, he …

Policing

Nothing like a good swing with your best dog

For many, swinging is simple fun, an activity that simulates flying, only without the fear that often comes with great heights. (Unless you're a …

Golf

German shepherd flashes mad hula hoop skills

Whether it's following basic commands or getting ready to run an obstacle course, some dogs just love learning new tricks. Sometimes, learning takes …

German Shepherd

Hundreds of dogs are being airlifted out of hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico

One beach famous for its stray dogs is now hauntingly empty.<p>In the wake of Hurricane Maria, hundreds of dogs, as well as cats, horses and even a few …

Caribbean

Shelter dogs really know how to (pool) party

No one knows how to put a dark past behind them like dogs.<p>Many of the guests at the pool party had only recently met.<p>You wouldn’t know it, seeing …

Cats

Jimmy Stewart Reads a Touching Poem About His Dog Beau on Johnny Carson's Tonight Show

Humor

Doggy blood donors save lives

Canine blood banks provide a life-saving resource to man's best friend, but there has been controversy about some types of operations.<p>Dog blood banks …

Medicine

50 fascinating facts about dogs

Microsoft

Meet Frida, the dog who comes to the rescue whenever disaster strikes

She's saved 52 people so far, including 12 in Mexico's earthquake.<p>Wearing serious goggles, all-terrain boots and a khaki padded vest, Frida the …

It turns out this 'death row' dog had a family

And they had given up hope of ever seeing her again.<p>You never know what kind of story a shelter dog has.<p>Maybe that’s because the eyes look so much …

Dogs Are Not Colorblind, Plus More Misconceptions About Canine Vision and How They See Differently than Humans

<b>(Video by Business Insider)</b><p>Ah, to know what goes on inside those puppy dog eyes. Aside from “food!” “ball!” “squirrel!” and “outside!”, people like …

Dogs

African wild dogs 'vote' by sneezing

The endangered dogs have a nose for democracy, scientists say.<p>Humans aren't the only animals who dabble in democracy. Herds of red deer, for example, …

Dogs in Funeral Homes Offer Comfort for the Grieving

Jan Thomas wouldn’t have described herself as a “dog person” six months ago. But that was before she met an 8-year-old Lhasa apso named Angel at a …

The cute dog thinks he qualifies as a carry-on

This Staffordshire bull terrier very much wants to go on a vacation, and he's even packed his own bag. (Well, he's packed himself into a bag, anyway.)<p>…

Desperate dog needed shelter from the storm — and ended up finding a real home

Some dogs wander by mistake. Other dogs are dumped in an unknown neighborhood ahead of one of the biggest natural disasters America has ever …

Shortest (and Longest) Living Dog Breeds in the World

An old shelter dog finds just the right person to grow even older with

Now 23 years old, this 'ugly' dog is still healthy and happy.<p>When an old dog gets dropped off at a shelter, the odds of him finding a fresh leash on …

11 Pet-Friendly Hotels Your Dog (and You) Will Love

Forget dog sitters and kennels—it’s now easier than ever to bring your furry friend with you when you travel. Thanks to the rise of pet-friendly …

Oregon court orders owners to surgically 'debark' dogs after decade of loud barking

Many animal groups strongly discourage the practice.<p>For more than 10 years, neighbors of a small farm in southern Oregon said they were disturbed by …

Pets