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Human Names, Pop Culture Behind the Most Popular Dog Names of 2015

Nerds, blockbusters and even politics - these unlikely sources are the inspiration behind some of the most popular dog names of 2015.

FDA Warns Pet Parents About Skin Cancer Cream

The FDA is warning pet parents to be careful about skin cancer treatment creams, after five dogs who accidentally ingested a topical medication have died.

Heart-Warming Documentary Sheds Light On Canine Lymphoma

When a dog is diagnosed with lymphoma, many people give up hope. But "My Friend: Changing the Journey" offers hope for recovery to devastated pet parents.

Wondercide Swims With the Big Fish On “Shark Tank”

The makers of natural pest control products for your pets and home, Wondercide is making waves on an upcoming episode of the hit TV series, "Shark Tank."

Insta-Celebrity Chloe The Mini-Frenchie Crosses The Rainbow Bridge

It's a sad time in the world of Celebri-Pups, as Chloe the mini-Frenchie died after undergoing surgery, allegedly from mistakes made by the vet clinic.

Recently Discovered Fossil Reveals New Species of Dog

A fossil containing the remains of a new species of dog was found on a beach in Maryland, and is over 12 million years old.

Couple Offers $100,000 For Return of Record-Breaking Cats

A house fire left a Farmington, Michigan couple with only the clothes on their backs, and their Guinness World Record cats missing.

Warm Winter To Blame for Increased Leptospirosis Cases

Thanks to a warm winter, U.S. veterinarians are seeing an increased amount of leptospirosis cases. Here are some recommendations to help protect your pets.

Awesome Perks of The Dog Cafe Include Coffee and Adoptable Canines

This Los Angeles cafe is unlike most other coffee joints. Sip your latte and pet a pooch... and if your coffee date goes well, you can adopt that dog!

Man Scams Tourists With Dyed Dog He Says is a Panda

A Russian is being investigated for defrauding tourists--he charged them big bucks to take pictures with a dog that he dyed to look like a panda.

Survey: UK Pet Parents Spend More on Pets Than Kids

Birth rates are going down while pet ownership rates are on the rise. A new UK survey claims that dog owners spend more on their pets than on kids.

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!

PetPace Smart Collar Used in New Canine Epilepsy Study

PetPace creates the first epileptic biometric database for dogs, working with leading universities and veterinary hospitals using Smart Collar for pets.

Would You Buy a Genetically Modified Super Dog?

Like something from a sci-fi movie, scientists in China have announced that they are now able to create super dogs with specific enhanced abilities.

First-Ever Test Tube Puppies Born By In Vitro Fertilization

Is there anything science can't do? This IVF canine breakthrough could preserve endangered breeds and eradicate genetic diseases

Researchers Believe Dogs Can Suffer From ADHD

Does your dog have ADHD? Researchers are looking at correlations between Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and our dogs.

A Really Great Dane Saves Abandoned Kitten’s Eyesight

We know dogs are a man's best friend, but for a tiny cat who needed some sight-saving blood, it turns out they can be a kitten's best pal, too!

Ice-T and Coco’s Beloved Bulldog Passes Away After Surgery

Spartacus, beloved Bulldog of Ice-T and Coco Austin, passed away from complications after knee surgery, and the stars are heartbroken over the loss.

Chinese Dog Food Company Moves Operations… to the U.S.A.?!

It's not everyday you see "Made in the USA" on a Chinese pet product. But Gambol Pet Group leads the way with its new USA plant based in California.

Lady Gaga’s New Clothing Line Is Designed For Your Little Monster

From the stage to the red carpet, singer and actor Lady Gaga is setting her sights on fashion with a new clothing line for dogs. These days Lady Gaga is addi…

Super Sniffer Police Dog Finds Kidnapped Girl

What a nose! Thanks to her super sniffer, heroic search dog Deja, saves a kidnapped girl's life. She's a regular Sherlock Holmes!

Promising New Research For Treating Brain Tumors in Dogs and Humans

New research from clinical trials has shown promise for treating brain tumors in dogs, and may one day even be used to help humans!

UK Village Looking To Hire Dog Poop Police

Job description: Investigator needed to track down lazy dog owners and return poop that hasn’t been scooped. Baggies included. The Town Council in the…

Finding Rover Helps Reunite Hurricane Harvey Pets With Their Families

An app sponsored by Finding Rover, Petco Foundation and Houston SPCA is helping displaced pets get back to their humans with facial recognition technology.

AKC Welcomes Two More Breeds To Its Ranks

The American Kennel Club is including two new dog breeds into its ranks, and they're the first to be added to their breed roster since 2016!

Stray Dog Finds New Home and New Career In New Country

While visiting Greece last year, Valia Orfanidou came upon a stray dog who not only changed her life, but now changes the lives of others as a therapy dog!

Petco’s New Store Is A One-Stop-Shop for Pets and Their Pawrents

The pet retail giant opened the doors of their first PetCoach store, a one-stop shop to take care of your pet's every need, from food to grooming.

Blue Buffalo Takes Top Spot in Online Pet Food War

Despite expensive lawsuits and admissions of false advertising, Blue Buffalo turns our to be online consumers' top choice for pet food.

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.

Bravo Recalls Select Pet Foods Due To Possible Salmonella Risk

Bravo is recalling select lots of Bravo Turkey and Chicken pet foods for dogs and cats because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. Sa…

Best Dog Names For 2016 Are Here!

Rover.com has released the results of its fourth annual report on the most popular dog names of the year, and this year some of the most popular names were i…

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!

Pet Valu Helps Pet Victims of British Columbia Wildfires

British Columbia has been devastated by wildfires. Pet Valu has stepped in to help those families with pets, by donating $100,000 worth of pet products.

PetSafe’s 2015 Bark for Your Park Finalists Announced

Which dog park do you want to win? Place your vote (or woof) for one of the 15 Bark For Your Park finalists - $200,000 up for grabs from PetSafe!

Woman Gives Dying Dog a Taste of Family in His Last Days

A California woman going through her own loss went looking for the most unadoptable dog she could find, and now both of their lives are now full of love.

The Barking Garage Parks Your Dog While You Shop

It's hard to believe that people leave their dogs in cars while they shop. The Barking Garage has a solution - a mobile, air-conditioned trailer for dogs!

Man Buys Toy Poodles But Gets Ferrets on Steroids Instead

Think you know the difference between a poodle and a ferret? For one Argentinian man, it turned out that the toy poodles he thought he was buying were in fac…

“For The Love Of Dog” Dogumentary Showcases Pampered Pooch Phenome

TV series challenges our perceptions of how we relate to dogs When you talk about all the things you do for fur baby to other people (usually those who don&r…

High School Track Team Runs With the Big (and Little) Shelter Dogs

A high school track team knows the answer to, "Who let the dogs out?" They did...and do five mornings a week as they take shelter dogs running with them!

Jacksonville, Ill. Is PetSafe’s 2015 Bark For Your Park Contest Winn

Many entered, but only one could win $100,000 to build a new dog park in their community. This year's grand prize winner is Jacksonville, Ill. - Congrats!

New Antibody Gives Fresh Hope For Dog Cancer Treatment

Scientists have developed a new cancer antibody that could help dogs with malignant cancers. This could also give hope to human patients.

American Humane Turns Shelter Dogs to Service Dogs For Veterans

American Humane launches a new program that will take shelter dogs and train them to be service dogs for military veterans suffering from brain injuries and/…

Researchers Look To Chinese Herbs To Treat Dog Cancer

A cancer diagnosis for our dogs can mean a shorter lifespan. A Detroit pet hospital is looking to use traditional Chinese medicine to treat spleen cancer.

New Disaster Procedures Now Include Decontaminating Canines

When it comes to disasters, it's not a matter of if, but when and where. Sanitizing methods for rescue K9s have not yet been established.

Voluntarily Recall Of Five Rachael Ray Nutrish Wet Cat Food Varieties

Ainsworth Pet Nutrition of Meadville, PA is voluntarily recalling five varieties of Rachael Ray Nutrish wet cat food, including Ocean Fish-a-licious, Lip Sma…

Study: Canine Cancers Linked To Common Lawn Chemicals

Alarming research links canine malignant lymphoma (CML) with lawn pesticides, and has may have implications to the impact of chemicals on humans as well.

Believed Extinct, Wild Dog Breed Rediscovered in New Guinea Highlands

Believed to be extinct in its natural habitat, researchers confirmed New Guinea Highland Wild Dogs are roaming in one of the most unlikely places.

Study: Childhood Pets May Affect Decisions To Live Vegetarian Lifestyl

A new study has found a connection between those who chose a vegetarian lifestyle and also owned pets as children, claiming that those who owned pets as chil…

Animal Planet’s “Rescue Dog to Super Dog” Show Will Leave You In

If you're a sucker for rescue dogs (or any dog, for that matter), you're going to want to tune into Animal Planet's new show, Rescue Dog to Super Dog.

American Airlines Stops Hero Service Dog From Boarding Plane Home

Shame on you, American Airlines - the company is full of hot air when it comes to its pet-friendly travel policies, after denying entry to a Hero Dog.

Family Dog Saves Two Girls Struck by Lightning

Lightning strikes at a family reunion - two young girls in Utah are lucky to be alive thanks to a quick thinking family dog.

15,000 of New Zealand’s Furry Citizens Might Have Defective Microchi

Kiwi pet parents were outraged to find out that their pets' microchips might not work anymore, which means they couldn't be identified if lost.

Lowes Hires Man and His Service Dog

Finally, something that actually makes us want to go to the hardware store! Lowes' new greeter is a service dog and his human.

German Shepherd and Orphaned Moose Become Fast Friends

An odd couple is giving the Internet all the feels as an orphaned moose and a shepherd named Leo became fast friends in Wallagrass, Maine.

Widower’s $1 Million Donation To Winnipeg Humane Society Offers New

With the biggest donation ever made to the organization, the Winnipeg Humane Society opens the Joyce Gauthier Behaviour and Training Centre. In an amazing sh…

Sky-Diving Dogs Take African Poachers Out

You may have heard the term, "When Pigs Fly," but what about flying dogs? These amazing canines take high-flying to a whole new level!

Legalization Of Marijuana Has Unexpected Side Effects For Pets

The legalization of marijuana in many states in the U.S. has brought about a side effect many may not have considered: the accidental poisoning of our dogs.

Dog Owners-Only Apartments Come To Denmark

There’s good news for pet parents looking to live with other people who love their dogs just as much–only catch is you’ll need to live in D…

Pet-Sitter Loses Fight for $1M in Damages After Bad Yelp Review

Great news for honest reviews. A Texas pet-sitting company's $1 million lawsuit against clients who gave it a 1-star Yelp review has been thrown out.

Survey: Owners Are Their Pet’s Biggest Fans on Social Media

From following social media-famous pet profile to on-the-hour furry updates, pets definitely play a huge role in our social media lives.