Pets

This dog lost her best cat friend, but then kittens came to the rescue

Flora and Dexter made an unlikely couple. At somewhere around 100 pounds, Flora the malamute towered over Dexter the cat.<p>The thing is, Flora didn’t …

Cats

Hero Pit Bulls Shield Kids Away From Venomous Snake, Get Bitten

THONOTOSASSA, Florida (CBS SF) — Melissa Butt was enjoying a sunny Sunday afternoon outside with her two grandchildren when she heard an alarming …

Dogs

Pit bull advocates prove their dogs are lovable | Miami Herald

Molly stood on a small blanket in a shopping cart. The small pup's tail wagged at near the speed of light as everyone walking by gave her a smile and …

Dogs

'Pure' Scottish Wildcat captured for the first time on camera in the East Highlands

The Pure Scottish Wildcat is one of the rarest animals in the world and some believed it no longer existed.<p>A rare Scottish Wildcat has been captured …

Cats

Does Your Pet Need Health Insurance?

Most pet owners are prepared for the usual expense of regular checkups and vaccinations. Then there's the unexpected. Just the cost of diagnosing …

Health Care

‘Rescue Dog to Super Dog’ Trains Shelter Pups to Become Service Dogs

They’ve been working like dogs! Animal Planet’s new series, <i>Rescue Dog to Super Dog</i> follows dog trainers Nate Schoemer and Laura London as they find …

Dogs

Battersea has been trying to get Parliament to adopt a cat since 2014 - and has two which are perfect for mousing

Battersea Dogs and Cats home has been pushing for Parliament to get a cat in order to sort out its rampant mouse problem since 2014, the charity has revealed.<p>The charity approached the House of Commons to suggest taking on one of their mousers in early 2014, after the cost of pest control for …

Cats

PAWS Chicago in 'urgent need' of foster families

PAWS Chicago needs the public's help in providing foster homes for dogs and cats, the animal shelter said this week.<p>The shelter said its medical …

Cats

24 H*ckin' Funny Tweets From The @WeRateDogs Twitter Feed

If you're looking for the most consistently feel-good content on Twitter, look no further. The We Rate Dogs Twitter feed has the funny dog pictures …

8 Borderline Bizarre Things Dog Moms Are Definitely Guilty Of Doing

Pet parents are known to do some pretty weird things, but when you love your fur baby more than life itself, how can you not? I can see why those who …

Babies

As A Cat Lady, I Need This Zara Suit

If you've ever spent hours in front of your mirror, changing in and out of clothes, and think to yourself, "I really wish I had a silk cat print outfit to wear today," well, you're in luck. Zara's fall arrivals have been as covetable as usual, but it was only today that I stumbled upon this gem of …

Cats

Pets and Wildlife: Bay Area adoptions, other events, Aug. 17 and beyond

EAST BAY<p><b>Clear the Shelters:</b> The East Bay SPCA will offer waived pet adoption fees in the annual Clear the Shelters drive sponsored by NBC and …

Animals

Here's what "Game of Thrones" would look like if corgis took over

By now, you’ve probably seen your fair share of <i>Game of Thrones</i> parodies, songs, and clips. But surely this will be the first <i>Game of Thrones</i> …

Game of Thrones

The best dog crates you can buy

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p><i>Shutterstock/Business Insider</i><p><b>The Insider Pick:</b><p><b>Dog crates are great for keeping your pup out of trouble when you're gone from home, and</b> …

Knives

PICS: Kim Zolciak-Biermann Gives Son Kash a Pit Bull Puppy for His Fifth Birthday

Despite suffering a dog bite four months ago, Kash Biermann is ready for a puppy of his own!<p>Four months ago, <b>Kim Zolciak-Biermann</b>’s animal-loving son …

Dogs

Neighbors Who Met Because of a Cat Are Getting Married

Tanya, who lives with her son, Nikolas, in London, adopted Georgina the black and white cat from Mayhew, an animal shelter, in September 2015.<p>She had …

Cats

Cat nonprofit claims Cardinals staff using 'bullying tactics' over Rally Cat

It's been a dramatic few days for one kitten, but the twists and turns for Rally Cat only continued Thursday.<p>The kitten became a phenomenon last week …

Kittens

Can Dogs Smell Their ‘Reflections’?

For decades, scientists have tested animal intelligence by seeing if they can recognize themselves in mirrors. But how do you revamp that test for a species that relies more on smell than sight?<p>In 1970, a psychologist named Gordon Gallup Jr. anesthetized four chimpanzees and applied red dye to …

Science

How Running In The National Corgi Derby Helped Heal A Deep Wound

Sometime around 12:10 AM on January 3rd, 2016, my 6-year-old corgi Eli keeled over in my living room. He died minutes later, in the vet’s emergency room. Eli was my best friend, the perfect companion. Everything we did together was an adventure and he met life with a special brand of enthusiasm — …

Your pets might start acting a little strange during the eclipse

We’re all so focused on where and how to see the August 21 solar eclipse that we’ve forgotten about something important: our pets.<p>I mean, dog and …

Astronomy

It's time to clear the shelters and get all pets new homes

By the end of the day Saturday, many animal shelters across the country will be eerily silent. No barking or meowing, no whining or whimpering. There …

Lifestyle

Some area shelters waive pet adoption fee

County Animal Services along with a number of local shelters are waiving pet adoption fees Aug. 19 as part of Clear the Shelters adoption drive, an …

Pet Adoption

Literally a 'PET' bottle!

Simple and elegant, the Leaf transforms any plastic bottle you may have lying around into a doggy drinking apparatus. Perfect for those dog walks, …

Perth Zoo cats have roaring good birthday

Like many of us on our birthday, nine-year-old Jaya and 18-year-old Shinyanga love celebrating with balloons, but the rare Sumatran tiger and elderly …

Cats

Creative Human Builds a LEGO Wheelchair for Her Beloved Ailing Hedgehog Who Can't Walk Anymore

Creative Human Builds a LEGO Wheelchair for Her Beloved Ailing Hedgehog Who Can’t Walk Anymore<p>by Lori Dorn at on<p>Chappi, the sweet little hedgehog who …

Lego

This new "dog-petting" game is perfect for anyone who's ever struggled with social anxiety

While a bunch of us view parties as being fun, that’s not the case for others. We’d rather be home, petting dogs and avoiding possibly uncomfortable …

Dog's digging is annoying but a natural behavior, vet says | Miami Herald

<b>Q:</b> My yard is full of holes! My dog Violet is constantly hiding toys and treats, scratching the ground after she poops, digging up fence posts and …

Lifestyle

Charity aim to find answer for elderly Airdrie resident seeking help for dog walking

National charity The Cinnamon Trust are looking for dog lovers to help the pensioner walk her charming 10-year-old pooch Reva.<p>A national charity is …

Dogs

Record Medication Use During Equine Gestation

Because we know very little about medication’s effects on fetal development in horses, keeping a precise medical record of pregnant mares could help …

Horses

Horseplay Takes on a New Meaning - Life at Vet U

Melanie’s path to Penn Vet didn’t come right away. It wasn’t until she was 28-years-old that she decided to pursue a career in veterinary medicine.WWW<p>…

Animals