Data Shows Dog Parks Growing in Popularity Nationwide

With dog ownership on the rise across the nation, it's no surprise that demand for a safe place for pooches to play is also growing.

Pet Flipping – The New “In” Thing in Crime

Youve heard of House Flipping now get ready for Pet Flipping. People are actually stealing dogs from families and selling them on the Internet.

Study: Your Dog Really Is Giving You Puppy Dog Eyes

We thought 'puppy dog eyes' could get you just about anywhere, and now science backs that up, claiming your pup does change facial expressions around you!

Concert Cellist Performs for Florida Humane Society Shelter

Professional cellist Natalie Helm performed for a very select group of furry music lovers Florida's Humane Society of Sarasota County.

Get Caught Up In Rescue Madness This March As DoggyBnB Takes Over Inst

March Madness has nothing on Rescue Madness. DoggyBnB needs you to vote for the top dawg on Instagram to help raise awareness of animal rescues – and a…

Great News: Nevada’s New Bill 185 Bans Lease-to-Own Dogs

You may have heard about this dog scam - you can "Lease-to-own" a pooch. States are cracking down on it - Nevada has now banned the disturbing trend.

911FosterPets Connects At-Risk Pets and Temporary Foster Homes

Countless pets are put down every day due to overcrowding. That's why Betsy Saul started a website that caters to pets who need an immediate foster home.

Cannes Canines Take Top Palm Dog Honors

The Cannes Film Festival was all about the canines -- check out the celebripups that won this year's 2017 Palm Dog Awards!

UPS Driver Runs Over Dog, Leaves Note on Pickup Notice

A Washington woman is beyond angry at UPS. The driver backed over and killed her 14-year-old dog and scrawled "I'm sorry" on the back of the pickup notice.

Game-Changing Playgroups for Shelter Dogs Now Possible After $1.5M Gra

The ASPCA and the Petco Foundation are joining forces with 'Dogs Playing For Life' to improve the quality of life for shelter dogs with structured playgroups.

Woman Leaves For China While Her Cat Is Still Missing At Airport

The owner of a cat who escaped her carrier at JFK airport was sadly forced to leave for China, without her furry friend. An attorney who took a new job in Ch…

Doctors Say Pet Abuse Should Raise Red Flags About Domestic Violence

The AAP and the AVMA encourage their members to watch for indicators of child or domestic abuse by watching for and investigating harm done to family pets.

Study: Pet Obesity on the Rise for the 7th Year in a Row

Is losing weight on your pet's New Year's resolution list? According to a recent survey, it should be, because pet obesity is still a growing problem.

Air Canada Loves Dogs… Or Does It?

Viral news about the airline "saving" a French Bulldog signals a surprising spin on Air Canada's past stance on media surrounding dogs on its flights.

PBS’ ‘Shelter Me’ Puts The Spotlight On At-Risk Pets

We all know the statistics are grim: millions of dogs and cats are euthanized in shelters every year. Filmmaker Steve Latham is hoping to change that with hi…

Petco’s Dog Days Of Summer Hit Home Runs in San Diego

Hot dog! Petco hosted 500 pups and their parents to Petco Park in San Diego, California for their annual 'Dog Days of Summer' event.

Drug Sniffing K9s In Danger of Overdosing On Dangerous Narcotics

The consequences of contact with drugs are frequently fatal to dogs: the year before last, 36 police dogs died from exposure to heroin.

Battersea Dogs and Cats Home Gets A New Royal Supporter

Queen Elizabeth has been the patron of Battersea Dogs and Cats Home, but has passed the title over to her daughter-in-law, Duchess of Cornwall, Camilla.

IKEA Recalls Lurving Water Dispenser After Two Dogs Die

IKEA is recalling a water dispenser that was part of their popular Lurvig pet product line, saying there are concerns of suffocation for dogs. IKEA introduce…

Study Finds Owning A Dog Is Beneficial To Your Heart

Proof that dogs make your heart healthy and happy! Here’s one more reason why you should own a dog. The American Heart Association says that dogs may l…

Therapy Puppy Supporting USA Gymnastics Abuse Victims

A therapy dog is helping the victims of Larry Nassar, a former sports-medicine doctor who has been convicted of abusing USA Gymnastics team members.

Highly Contagious Canine Flu Making The Rounds In Los Angeles

Los Angeles County officials are warning pet owners that a strain of the canine flu is going around, so be on the lookout for symptoms.

Santa Won’t Let 10-Year Old Girl Sit on His Lap Because of Her Servi

A little girl from New Hampshire was sent away by Santa because he refused to let her service dog accompany her while their photo was being taken.

Dublin’s First Ever Cat Lounge Lets The Kittens Out Of The Bag

Luck of the Irish Cat! Irish kitty lovers are about to get their cat lounge fix, as the country's first ever cat lounge is now open in Dublin!

Philanthropist’s Pooch Motivates $2.5-million Donation To Veterinary

A couple's love of dogs motivated them to donate money to state-of-the-art surgical facilities for The University of Guelph's Ontario Veterinary College.

Brands Are Cashing In On Millennial’s ‘Fur Baby’ Trend

Pets are 'starter children' say 44% of millennials. Brands cash in on our love of pets, selling high-end products for our beloved fur babies.

Are You Your Dog’s Favorite Person? Scientists Don’t Think So

A recent study reveals that context and environment can change the way a dog treats their owner. Spoiler alert: you might not like to know how. People who pr…

Team Fluff Brings Lombarky Trophy Home From Puppy Bowl XIV

The game is over, and the Lombarky Trophy goes to Team Fluff for a second year in a row. Puppy Bowl XIV was the bowl we couldn't tear ourselves away from!

Pet Taxis Are Big Business in South Korea

Pet ownership has grown rapidly in South Korea and with it, a new type of business is flourishing. The pet taxi! Could this roll out worldwide?

FDA Warning: Paws Off The Xylitol

Pet parents understand the dangers chocolate poses; however, products that contain xylitol are just as dangerous and can cause serious harm to your pooch.

Paws Up For National Pet Day

Happy National Pet Day! April 11 is National Pet Day - so what does that mean? Do pets get to take the day off (with pay, of course)?

George Clooney Adopts Unadoptable Mutt for His Parents

After months of rejection, once unadoptable Nate the Terrier is finally getting the love he deserves - from the parents of A-list celebrity, George Clooney!

Canine “Kitten Nanny” Hits An Adorable Milestone

A Golden Retriever mix from Phoenix, Arizona has taken that love for kittens to a new level as he's just 'nannied' his 350th rescue kitten!

Dogs Now Allowed To Come Onboard Amtrak Trains

Amtrak is on the right track! The national rail company now allows small pets on the train - but it's only for a limited time and applies to certain lines.

Chris Evans Opens Up About His New Adopted Dog, Dodger

Chris Evans may just be the perfect man. What puts him into the 'perfection' category is his sweet story of the adoption of his dog, Dodger.

9/11 Rescue Dogs Commemorated With Bronze Memorial

New Golden Retriever statue commemorates 9/11 rescue dogs with likeness of last living 9/11 rescue dog, Bretagne. The statue weighs close to 5000 pounds.

Vets Warn: Dry Drowning Is a Risk for Dogs, Too

Want to take your pooch to the beach for some summer fun? Read this first. Sunny days on the beach, frozen treats, and vacation time– what’s no…

Petcube’s New AI Feature Lets Your Pet Video Call You

The future is here- your favorite furball can video call you! Find out more about new, AI-powered feature for Petcube cameras that is coming this spring.

Woman Suffers “Broken-Heart Syndrome” After Beloved Pet Dies

Pets are family, and, as such, losing them to death can be so traumatic, doctors claim that we can suffer what is commonly known as 'broken heart syndrome.'

Study: Puppies’ Cuteness Peaks At Eight-Weeks [Video]

A new study from Arizona State suggests that dogs are their cutest at around eight weeks of age, just as they typically are weaned and left to fend for thems…

Dog Parkers Sent Packing From New York City Streets

A dispute between Brooklyn and Dog Parker has resulted in the removal of all climate-controlled dog houses that reside outside of high-traffic city stores.

AKC Announces Recipients of 2016 Paw Of Courage Award

As a show of appreciation to working dogs who serve and protect our country, the AKC announces the new Paw of Courage award to four worthy recipients.

Petcube Developing Artificial Intelligence to Help Read Your Dog’s M

Life would be easier if you just knew what your dog was trying to tell you or you could read his mind. Petcube is working on making that a reality.

17th Annual AKC Humane Fund Awards Honor Hero Dogs

Five amazing dogs have been chosen as winners of the AKC Humane Fund. From K-9 and search and rescue, to therapy, these dogs go above and beyond.

New Study Says Dogs Process Faces In Specific Area Of Their Brain

What's going in your dog's head? Thanks to science, we're getting closer to a mind meld! Their gray matter works a lot harder than previously believed.

Win a Trip to Washington With Your Cat on National Cat Day

Mars Petcare wants to celebrate your cat this National Cat Day, and are sponsoring a contest that could put you and your kitty in Washington, D.C.!

Neil Patrick Harris Adds a Rescue Pup To His Family

As if you needed another reason to simply adore Neil Patrick Harris, he's adopted the cutest little stray ever. Join us in a collective swoon!

Are Dog Walkers the New Crime Busters?

A recently published international study shows that people who consistently walk dogs are physically more active and feel safer in their neighborhoods.

Pampering Pet Parents Pumping Up The Stock Market

Pet owners are spending and numbers don't lie: pet product stocks have earned twice as much in return when compared to the S & P 500 index market standard.

Korean Scientists Introduce the World’s First Cloned Litter Of Dogs

A litter of puppies born in Korea have become the second-generation of cloned dogs, with their 'donor' being the first cloned dog in the world.

Terminal K-9 Cop Receives Fitting Farewell From Fellow Officers

When Kaiser, a 2-year-old German Shepherd who has served as a member the Plymouth (MA) Police Department's K-9 unit, was diagnosed with kidney disease, there was nothing that could be done for him.

Retired TSA Dogs Are Looking for Loving Homes

Looking to earn some frequent flyer cuddles? These dogs are hanging up their airport security gear to snuggle their way into your life.

Dogs Could Be Causing a Flu Pandemic Among Humans

A recent study by the American Society for Microbiology proposes that dogs could be a potential reservoir for a future influenza pandemic.

HABRI Research Finds Emails to Dog Owners Prompts More Exercise

??Do you need a reminder to walk your dog? Research shows that email prompts to owners motivate them to get up and get moving with their pooch.

Poop Scoop – Turns Out “Green” Poop Bags Aren’t The Sh*t After

FTC warns dog poop companies that its ‘biodegradable’ waste bags aren’t what they claim I shop at the public market. I recycle. I do my bes…

Dogs Will Rush To Comfort Crying Owners, Study Shows

The scientists behind the study wanted to see if dogs can sense our feelings and would crying motivate them to try and help their owners.

Kids With Cancer Team Up With Sled Dogs To Take On The Great White Nor

Teens, cancer and dog sleds - it's a trio that breaks stereotypes in the spirit of adventure and studies how physical activity can benefit young patients.

Americans Will Spend $681 Million on Pets This Valentine’s Day

Humans aren't the only ones who get spoiled by loved ones on Valentine's Day. We shower love (in the form of gifts) on our pets - $681 million this year!

Scientists Say Russian Islanders Were World’s First Dog Breeders

Scientists believe that the world's first purposed dog breeders were from the Russian island Zhokhov, using them to pull sleds and hunt bears.

Veteran’s PTSD Service Dog Banned at VA Hospital

A combat veteran was given a ticket for bringing his PTSD service dog to a VA Hospital with him, and he's planning to fight the citation in court.