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Tablet for dogs will allow service animals to call 911

Dogs trained to use the touchscreen device can make calls or send texts.<p>If your bff happens to be of the four-legged variety, there may soon be a …

Dogs

An Adorably Animated Comprehensive Guide to Understanding What a Cat is Trying to Communicate

“How To Understand Your Cat Better” by the online positivity channel Bright Side, is a fairly comprehensive guide to understanding how cats …

Cats

Would You Like A Little Wiener With Your Airbnb?

<i>This story originally appeared in BarkPost email, the new home of BarkPost’s original articles. If you want silly stories, fascinating dog facts,</i> …

Dogs

There's a Dog Photography Contest and the Winners Are Adorable as Hell

If you clicked on this story, I just want you to know exactly what you're getting into. Hold your breath. Prepare your body. The winners of the 12th …

Dogs

Gorilla dancing like nobody's watching will make you feel pure joy

How to improve a video of a breakdancing Gorilla in a paddling pool?<p>Easy, just add "Maniac" from the <i>Flashdance</i> soundtrack.<p>You don't believe me? Just watch this:<p>People were mesmerised by the talented animal letting his freak flag fly:<p>The gorilla in question is Zola, a Bronx native who is well-known …

Animals

Your dog could call 911 in an emergency. Here's how.

<b>(CNN) —</b> Melody Jackson's beloved grandmother Eleanor was in the kitchen when she fell.<p>Her cries for help went unheard, and her feeble attempts to lift herself up were unsuccessful. At the time of the fall, Eleanor was in her 90s, and it was some 20 years ago, but the memory remains with Jackson to …

Dogs

Heat danger for pets: Tips for keeping them cool

With the Bay Area baking in triple-digit temperatures, it’s important not to neglect our pets. Here are some tips for keeping them cool.<p>Never, ever …

Pets

When humans grieve, more funeral homes are offering therapy dogs to help

After a child was struck and killed by a train in Fairmount, Indiana, last month, an 11-year-old boy who came to the visitation sat by himself in the front row and just stared at the casket, trying to understand.<p>That’s when Judd, a specially-trained 2-year-old golden retriever, spotted him.<p>“He came …

Dogs

Who Let the Dogs Out? Hooray! Friday Is 'National Bring Your Dog to Work Day.'

Pets in the workplace are proven to lift mood, lower stress and even improve productivity. So, what are you waiting for?<p>No matter how stressed we may be, the sight of our favorite four-footed companion is always sure to bring a smile. Dogs are our best friends, and deservedly so, considering how …

Pets

Cats Domesticated Themselves, Ancient DNA Shows

A comprehensive survey of cat genes suggests that even after felines wandered into our lives, they remained largely unchanged for thousands of years.<p>In true feline form, cats took their time deciding whether to jump into humans’ laps.<p>In a new comprehensive study of the spread of domesticated cats, …

Evolution

How to keep your cat or dog cool in the heat and signs that they are struggling

<b>We all adore the heat and strive to make the most of the limited amount we get in the British summers but pet owners know that we often have to spare</b> …

Pets

Luxury cat hotels and 'fur-jazzles': pet care goes upmarket

We’re spending more than ever on our four-legged friends, leading to a rise in businesses offering everything from massages to storybooks for pets<p>How much do we love our pets? The answer, it seems, can be measured in the billions of pounds we’re prepared to spend on them. British pet owners are no …

Pets

Road Trip Day 9: Glamping with Pets Near Asheville, NC

Having traveled 1,200 miles over the past week (and already packing/unpacking several times) we were definitely ready for a bit of relaxation when we …

Road Trips

We often feature infographics on how much it costs to raise a pet. We're especially delighted by this infographic from Vice. https://t.co/YB36uGUfkM

A Cat With A Twitter Account Went Missing And Basically All Of Brazil Freaked Out

But calm down, people, he's back home now.<p>Posted on June 13, 2017, 10:28 GMT<p>This is Pépito, a French kitten whose movements in and out of his home are automatically tracked on his Twitter account @PepitoTheCat.<p>However, last Thursday, Pépito caused some drama for his 34,000 followers. He went out …

Social Media

Dogs and wolves both get sad when you don’t treat them fairly

They’re all such good boys!<p>Wolves and dogs are a lot like children: they want everything to be fair and they have surprisingly elaborate social hierarchies. But unlike children, canines don’t throw temper tantrums if you give their compatriot a better treat—they’re far too mature for that. Our …

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China now has a one-dog policy

After China's lifting of its longstanding one-child policy, it's started to put in a one-dog policy.<p>A couple of cities in China have introduced restrictions on dog ownership, allowing each household to only have one dog.<p>Qingdao, in the eastern part of China, released new rules on Thursday that will …

China

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10+ Funny Dog Tweets That Are Too Relatable

<b>Bored Panda</b> created a list of tweets that shows just how canine-obsessed we are. Vote for your favorite and tell us if you recognized yourself in …

List-Worthy

This Law Lets Abused Animals Get Their Own Advocates In Court

Connecticut is the first state to pass this kind of legislation, a professor says.<p>A recently passed law in Connecticut allows judges to appoint official legal advocates for abused animals — similar to the widespread process of courts appointing advocates for human children.<p>“Every state has the …

United States

Rover Reiki, canine room service and other amazing perks pets can get when they travel

Just say no to a pet sitter for Fido and Fluffy<p>These perks are purr-fect.<p>Our four-legged friends are increasingly becoming jet setters. Indeed, 44% …

Pets

Improving animals' lives, one prosthetic at a time

Derrick Campana helps thousands of animals walk and run again.<p>Derrick Campana hangs out with Petey, who is sporting a new prosthetic leg. (Photo: …

Pets

An Incredibly Smart Dog Who Understands Over a Thousand Words in the English Language

An incredibly intelligent border collie named Chaser, who is able to understand and respond to over one thousand words in the English language, …

Border Collie

17 Little Details Nobody Tells You About Living With A Cat

"My cats murdered my plant and danced on its grave."<p>Posted on May 30, 2017, 17:45 GMT<p>1. Nobody tells you about the secret second life your cat will lead when you're not around.<p>2. Nobody tells you how easily startled they are.<p>YouTube / Via youtube.com<p>3. Nobody tells you how much joy it gives them to …

Cats

Talking to your pet is a sign of intelligence

Pets are precious, and some pet-parents would argue that they are better than children (this office remains divided). Dog versus cat is an age old …

Pets

There’s an island where you can go to cuddle rescue puppies

Heaven exists, and we have found it.<p>Have a think about how your perfect day would go. Chances are it would involve lying on a beach on an island somewhere, right? How about if I were to throw some puppies in there for funsies? Yep, that’ll do nicely.<p>Well, we live in a world where dreams clearly do …

Dogs

24 Tumblr Posts Every Cat Owner Will Immediately Recognize

cat: *touches me with its small hand* me: *eyes tearing up* thank you<p>Posted on May 26, 2017, 15:46 GMT<p>1. Cats will sit in anything:<p>2. They'll destroy EVERYTHING:<p>3. They run around like lunatics:<p>4. And yet, everything they do is the cutest thing to ever happen:<p>5. You can't help but straight up …

Cats

This giant domestic cat naps wherever he likes

If he lived in New Zealand, you might think his home is a Hobbit house, judging by his comparison to household features.<p>But this massive feline is spending all nine lives in Melbourne, Australia.<p><b>SAVE THE CAT: South Texas county hopes herding cats can save the ocelot population</b><p>Omar, a Maine coon, …

The Cutest Thing You'll Read Today: Neighbor Cats Scottie and Sophie Are Falling in Love (and Documenting It on Instagram)

It was love at first sniff.<p>Two years ago in a Boston neighborhood, Scottie spied Sophie, the new rescue cat next door, and was instantly smitten, …

Cats