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New Study Finds Dogs Don’t Take Bad Advice

A new study conducted at the Yale Canine Cognition Center has shown that you may give a dog advice, but if he thinks it's bad, he's not going to take it!

Todd Chrisley Offers $5000 Reward for RaeLynn’s Missing Chihuahua

Country singer RaeLynn Woodward lost her Chihuahua, Dolly, on New Year's Eve, and Todd Chrisley is offering a reward of $5000 for the return of her dog.

Brave Woman Works Desperately to Rescue Bali Dogs Left Behind on Volca

An American woman is determined to rescue dogs who have been left behind a volcano in Bali, risking her life in the process.

Indian Businessman Opens His Home to 700 Homeless Dogs

Stray dogs are a problem in all parts of the world. India is one such country, and one man has decided he's giving his life to the dogs of the streets.

Pet Owners Turn To Medical Marijuana To Treat Their Pets

More American states are legalizing medicinal marijuana, and more pet owners are now treating their pets with cannabis-based medicines to relieve symptoms.

Shocking Stats Reveal The True Cost Of Greyhound Racing

Grey2K USA and the ASPCA study shows 12,000 dogs injured at the racetracks over seven-year period. Greyhound racing has proven itself to be a cruel sport tha…

Humane Society Releases ‘Horrible Hundred’ Puppy Mill List

The HSUS has released its 'Horrible Hundred' Puppy Mills list, with the bulk of the country's worst puppy mills being in Missouri, Ohio and Iowa.

Woo Hoo! Senior Dog Adoptions Are On The Rise!

There is a senior-dog rescue movement spreading, as people all over North America are realizing the fabulous qualities senior dogs have to offer.

FDA Alert: Pet Foods and Treats May Contain Hormones That Trigger Hype

The FDA warns that pet food and treats made with livestock gullets have the potential to contain thyroid tissue and thyroid hormones.

Study: Dogs Have Adapted Their Genes To Evolve With Humans

Scientists in China have discovered evidence that suggests dogs and humans have more in common than may have been previously known.

Research Shows That Kids Are Closer To Pets Than Siblings

Who needs sibling rivalry when you’ve got a dog? A new study says that kids would rather hang out with their furry siblings than the human variety. The…

Subaru And CPS Team Up For Next Round Of Pet Safety Product Crash Test

To ensure that pets are protected in cars, Subaru and Center for Pet Safety are out to raise awareness of vital safety measures and identify top crates and c…

Mother Misses Son’s Wedding Because Service Dog Wasn’t Allowed In

A Michigan woman has filed a civil lawsuit against a church that refused her service dog to accompany her to her son's wedding.

SniffSpot Makes Green Space For City Dogs a Reality

A new marketplace named Sniffspot is connecting dog owners to safe and convenient spaces for their furbabies to get exercise.

Trump Donates $300k to Puppy Jake Foundation

Because of Trump's donation, Puppy Jake Foundation can enlist 15 more service dogs into their program to help veterans with PTSD and mobility issues.

Overcrowded Chicago Shelter Sends Overflow Animals to PetSmart PetsHot

This winter has been tough on animals, and shelters are brimming to capacity. To help, a rescue group sent some lucky dogs to stay at PetSmart's PetsHotel!

Generous Woman Wills $1.2 Million To Tennessee’s Cats and Dogs

A Tennessee woman loved her dogs and cats so much, she left her entire $1.2 million estate to the animals of her hometown county.

Marines Use Robotic Dog To Help Treat K-9 Service Dogs’ Wounds

Marine special operators are helping design a new robot dog that will help them take care of military service dogs wounded in combat.

Cash For Cuddles – Survey Finds People Willing To Rent Out Their Pet

New on the odd things of what people are willing to rent out – their pets. Some folks are really hard up for cash if they’ll let a stranger off t…

Maggie, the World’s Oldest Dog Dies, at 30

Maggie, a 30-year-old Kelpie and the world's oldest dog, died peacefully in her sleep. When most dogs live 11-13 years, she doubled that expectancy.

Earthquake Rescue Dog Gets Statue In Her Honor

A heroic Labrador Retriever who became a symbol of hope for Mexico after devastating earthquakes last September is now being honored with a statue in Puebla,…

Petco Foundation Grants Holiday Wishes With $750,000 Donation

The Petco Foundation, in collaboration with Petco, announced the names of 54 animal welfare organizations who are receiving $750,000 worth of grants through…

New “Pig Perfume” Spray Stops Barking Bad Dog Behavior

No, it doesn’t smell like bacon, but “Stop That” spray may stop your dog from acting like a ham Sick and tired of your dog’s endless…

Liev Schreiber Adopts Two Hurricane Harvey Pups

After the devastation of Hurricane Harvey, Actor Liev Schreiber decided to make a difference in the lives of two shelter puppies!

Hurricane Hero Uses Big Yellow Bus To Rescue Animal Victims

The devastating effects of Hurricane Florence continue to pound the east coast of the U.S., particularly the Carolinas. Animals often are the most vulnerable…

Zappos.com’s Sponsors Free Pet Adoptions During “Friends On Us Fri

Zappos.com and North Shore Animal League America are joining forces to launch Friends on Us Fridays, sponsoring free pet adoptions in 15 states.

Study: Dog Aggression Could Be Cured With Love Hormone

Does your dog lose his mind when you pass another dog or person while you're walking? Researchers believe that 'leash aggression' may be tied to hormones.

HSUS Declares California Most Humane State in the US

California comes in again as the most Humane State in the US, according to the HSUS, while Mississippi rounds out the bottom of the list.

The Urge To Accessorize Our Dogs

Playing dress-up with our dogs – have we gone too far? We love to dress up our dogs. It could be as simple as a snazzy collar or a cute bow. It could b…

Study: Some Raw Diet Products Contain Bacteria and Parasites

New research from the Netherlands has found several types of bacteria to be found in raw diets pet owners feed their pets.

Meet Faber, San Francisco’s First Courthouse Therapy Dog

What a great idea! We think this program should be instituted everywhere. We all know there’s nothing like the love of a dog to help soothe the stress…

Zappos Aims To Give Pets ‘Homes For The Pawlidayz’

For the second year in a row, Zappos has partnered with Best Friends Animal Society to sponsor "Home for the Pawlidayz" to help pets out of the shelter.

The Bachelorette’s Dog Picked Final Rose Winner

For over a decade, bachelorettes have had to narrow down the giving of roses to eligible bachelors on the popular The Bachelorette show, but for last season&…

Real-Life “Thor” Poses With Floofy Pom, Melts Loins Everywhere

Super hunky dude and super cute pooch? Hmmmm... we'll take one of each, please and thank you (*Insert inappropriate hammer joke here).

Lucky Dogs Rescued After Starting House Fire While Stealing Treats

A pet owner's nightmare had a happy ending as first responders in Massachusetts rescued pets who had started a fire when one tried to steal a treat.

Service Dog Mr. Gibbs Is A Breath Of Fresh Air For One Lucky Little Gi

Goldendoodle Mr. Gibbs gives best friend Alida a leash on life by carrying her oxygen tank on his back. Okay, on the tissue meter, on this story is off the s…

Pest Control Companies Using Dogs to Sniff Out Bedbugs

The thought of bedbugs gives us the heebie jeebies, which is why we love the idea of exterminators using trained bed bug detection dogs.

FDA Reissues Warning About Noise Aversion Drug Sileo

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is warning veterinarians and pet owners about Sileo, a popular drug prescribed for noise aversion in dogs, as there is…

Odor Detection Dogs Are Being Trained to Sniff Out Parkinson’s Disea

A dog's nose knows... alot! Researchers in the UK are looking into the possibility that dogs could be used to sniff out Parkinson's disease.

Pet Parents Not Impressed as Trump Calls Pet Owners “Low Class”

American President Donald Trump may have gone too far, for some pet lovers, when he recently insinuated that pet owners were 'low class.'

Military Service Dog Receives Tearful Send-off Service [Video]

A Marine working dog received the tribute of a lifetime in his final days, as he battles cancer as valiantly as he had during his years with the Corps.

Top 6 Random Acts Of Kindness Our Pets Do For Us Everyday

Happy Random Acts of Kindness Week! Let's also take a moment to honor 6 ways our pets infuse our daily lives with random acts of kindness every day.

October Is Adopt-A-Dog Month At The American Humane Society

This month, help the American Humane Society give some precious pooches the forever homes they deserve Did you know there are 3 to 4 million animals waiting…

Study: Empathetic People Are Better Able To Read Dog Expressions

Do you feel like you and your dog have a special connection? If you're empathetic, a new study claims that you may be right.

Former World’s Ugliest Dog Wins 2016 Heroic Hounds Award

Mugly the Chinese Crested dog makes a triumphant return and has won the 2016 Heroic Hounds award at the National Pet Show in London.

Was the World’s Ugliest Dog Contest Rigged?

This year's winner of the World's Ugliest Dog title is a Neapolitan Mastiff named Martha. But we think she's way too cute and think the contest was rigged!

Scientists Want Your Help Choosing Dog Breeds By Looks Alone

Researchers at the University of Massachusetts launched an online quiz to see whether you can tell what breed a dog is by merely looking at them.

Take A Close Look – Study Shows That Dogs Look Like Their Owners

Scientists have finally uncovered just what it is that makes dogs look like their owners. Turns out, it’s all in the eyes. Sadahiko Nakajima, a psychol…

Dogs Would Rather Be Jammin’ to Reggae, Says New Research

Researchers recently shared a paper that suggested dogs' behaviors differ based on musical genres (and they prefer to listen to reggae or soft rock!).

Ontario MPP Cheri DiNovo ‘Attacks’ Breed Restrictive Legislation

Parkdale-High MPP Cheri DiNovo is opening up with the truth about breed restrictive legislation and how she wants to change it in Ontario.

WWF Trains Dogs to Sniff Out Ivory and Illegal Wildlife Products

They’ve been trained to pick up the scent of contraband buried deep inside luggage, alert handlers to hidden landmines, locate cadavers and even use th…

Here’s How One Boy and His Tiny Dog Stood Tall Against Bullies

A 5-year-old Australian boy has found a new best friend who shares the same condition he was born with. Together, they're taking a stand against bullies.

Dream Job Contest: Slovenian Castle Is Looking For Dog (And Owner) Car

The winner of this contest will be living large with their dog in a real Slovenian Castle… with a salary to match the lifestyle Is your dog looking fo…

Young Girl Saved By Her 3 Dogs During Freezing Night in Woods

After wandering into the thick bush, a 9-year-old spends the night in the frigid outdoor temperatures, kept safe and warm by three of her furry companions.

Share How Awesome Your Dog Is With The World With PackDog.com

Your dog needs his own website – set one up in minutes with PackDog.com Ever wish there was a social network where you could post unlimited photos of y…

Doggie Daycare Selfie Goes Viral

An adorable 'selfie' of dogs in an Ohio doggie daycare has gone viral, and shows that social media isn't just for the humans with opposable thumbs!

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…

Family Flew Home To Chicago But Their Dog Gets Left Behind In Germany

After landing in the United States, a family from St. Louis was shocked to realize their family pet was left stranded in Frankfurt.

It’s The Best Day Ever! Celebrate National Dog Day On August 26

On August 26, we celebrate all of the awesomeness that dogs bring to our lives, but there's still much to be done when it comes to helping our furry BFFs.

Surviving Family Of Modesto Police Officer Will Adopt His K9 Service D

Tragedy struck when Sgt. Mike Pershall was killed by a drunk driver. City Council has allowed his K9 dog to retire and live with the officer's family.