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Heartwarming stories about dogs saving humans' lives

Whether they're elderly, blind, scared or hurt, dogs have repeatedly taken split-second action to rescue people—in many cases, the very person who …

They Can Sniff Out Cancer and 7 Other Surprising Reasons to Own a Dog

Sure, a puppy will put a smile on your face, but he may also help you live healthier and longer. Good boy.<p>What’s small, furry, and good for your …

Pets

Stressed dogs prefer reggae and soft rock

Study of shelter dogs finds music lowers cortisol levels, heart rate.<p>When you crank the music, do you ever think about your dog's musical tastes? If …

Bob Marley

Oh, what a difference a doggie bath can make

A makeover can be the key to finding a shelter dog a forever home.<p>If you've ever walked into an animal shelter or looked at rescue photos online, …

Pets

How a dog found in a garbage pile in Egypt found his calling in America

A <i>baladi</i> doesn’t usually make it far on the streets of Cairo. Especially one who has been hit by a car.<p>In fact, back in 2013, this street dog — called …

Animal Rescue

A puppy almost killed for being the 'wrong' kind of dog just landed a coveted police K9 job

Dog Tales lobbied tirelessly to free the dogs who would come to be known as the 'Ontario 21'. (Photo: Dog Tales Rescue And Sanctuary)<p>It didn't seem …

Pets

Why small dogs aim high when they pee

Take your dog for a walk and you might notice that there's some urinating involved. The tree. The lamp post. The fire hydrant. This scent marking is …

Pets

What you need to know about dog flu

This highly contagious illness can spread like wildfire. Here's how to keep your dog safe.<p>As animal experts around the country amplify their warnings …

Dogs know when we're sad — and rush to help

They've had thousands of years to tune their emotions to ours.<p>Never doubt a dog's heart.<p>Whether it's a bump in the night — intruder?! — or a leap …

Johns Hopkins University

Injured stray dog's sweet nature wins him a bike ride — and an awesome new life

When mountain biker Jarrett Little was on a group ride near Columbus, Georgia, he spotted a stray dog that needed help.<p>"We stopped to let everyone …

Great Dane

Returned to shelter 4 times, 'unmanageable' dog becomes real-life hero

Ruby had an awful lot of energy. Her original owner surrendered her to the Rhode Island Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RISPCA) …

First-aid tips for hiking with your dog

What you need to know before you hit the trail.<p>It's summer and that means lots of people will be hitting the trails and embarking on long hikes. Many …

Heroic husky rescues injured hiker in Alaska

And it's not the first time Nanook has saved someone on the trail.<p>Amelia Milling hugs Nanook after being rescued via helicopter by Alaska State …

This little dog will eat his way to your heart

Bluenjy does sushi better than most people. (Photo: bluenjy/Instagram)<p>There was something a little strange about the little French bulldog. Sunny …

Pets

The way animals are treated in Liberia is changing, and children are leading the way

For a long time in Liberia, when a dog bit someone, the consequences for all dog-kind were devastating. Mass killings — and not with euthanasia.<p>No, …

This study proves just how well dogs communicate with their humans

Babies figure it out early on. They see a toy, point to it and look at mommy or daddy. Being quick learners, parents pick up the plaything and give …

NYC shelters to give dogs anti-anxiety meds

It's intended to ease incoming dogs' stress, but not everyone agrees.<p>For most dogs, the shelter environment is incredibly stressful. It's loud and …

Dog with the saddest face wouldn't let anyone near him at the shelter

But someone saw those eyes and took a chance on him.<p>The odds of Baloo making it out of the animal shelter were slim to none. (And he may have already …

Pets

This shelter is making things right for survivors of violence — including their pets

A woman living in a dangerous situation won't leave her pet behind.<p>It's been years since Myra Rasnick witnessed a once-shattered family become whole …

Definitive rankings: least popular dog breeds in America

Choosing a loyal companion is one of the most important decisions a pet owner can make. Each year the American Kennel Club keeps track of which dog …

Why do dogs dig holes?

There's a reason your best friend is rearranging the dirt in your yard.<p>Some dogs just can't help it. Let them loose in the backyard and the …

14 dogs that really, really love sticks

Many dogs love sticks. For some, it's the thrill of the chase when the stick is thrown. Others just like the satisfaction of gnawing on wood. And …

Dogs are trying to tell us something important when they lick their mouths

Hint: It's not because they're hungry.<p>The reason that your pooch is licking its mouth might not be for the reason you think. New research out of the …

There's a specific time when puppies are the most irresistible to humans

From the time they pop out as squirming little nuggets to months later when they're wreaking havoc on your baseboards, puppies are undeniably …

Do pit bulls make good therapy dogs?

Just take a look at King and the difference he has made.<p>King knows the inside of more than a few hearts. (Photo: Pit Sisters)<p>Just a few months into …

Dogs in hot cars: Where is it legal to help them?

We've all seen it before. There's a dog in a parked car in the middle of summer with no owner in sight. Maybe the person ran into a store for a few …

13-year-old girl's site finds your perfect shelter dog match

Sometimes, it takes a young mind to teach us all a new trick — like how to save a dog's life.<p>Consider 13-year-old Aiden Horwitz, a student at Austin …

'Thankful' shelter dog saved from euthanasia snuggles rescuer during car ride home

After coming close to being euthanized, a dog in Ohio got a new lease on life — and his look of affection and gratitude is resonating with animal …

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 …