Family Pittie Protects Children From Venomous Snake Attack

A Florida couple will be forever grateful to their brave pitbull after saving their grandchildren from venomous snake bites.

Study: What Factors Are Involved When Re-Homing A Family Pet?

The decisions as to re-homing a pet are numerous. The ASPCA has released its research behind the most common reasons why people surrender pets.

5 Vet-Approved Tips For Buying Safe Dog Treats

In the wake of recent dog deaths and illnesses, Dr. Liz Hanson offers tips on choosing safe treats Yesterday, we told you about how nearly 600 pets have died…

Petco Pulls All Pet Treats Made In China From Stores

Woo hoo! Way to go Petco! The mega pet store chain has just announced that it will stop selling all pet treats (dog and cat) that are made in China. All of t…

Young Pet Parents Behind China’s Exploding Pet Population Trend

What was once illegal, China sees a growing trend in owning pets. And a recent survey finds that the numbers will continue upwards in the future.

Subaru Canada Teams Up With St. John Ambulance Therapy Dog Program

Evidence is mounting as to the therapeutic benefits that dogs bring to humans. And Subaru Canada wants to bring specially trained dogs to more people.

Show Your Pittie Pride During Project Blue Collar’s #Pittie2020 Phot

Support The Underdog! On a mission to educate the world about the awesomeness of rescue dogs, Project Blue Collar wants you to “look” at Pitbulls…

The World’s Most Interesting Man Joins The Fight To End Dog Cancer [

He doesn’t always take on causes, but when he does, it’s for the health of dogs. Jonathan Goldsmith, best known as Heineken’s Dos Equis &ld…

These Vet Students Have a Dream Job- Fostering Shelter Dogs

Each year, 15 lucky pooches get their assigned student guardian who makes sure all their needs are met, from daily walks and wholesome meals to cuddle time.

Coming This Fall: “SAVE Our SHELTER” Launches On The CW Network

The best reason to skip Saturday morning cartoons! DOG for DOG brings you a caffeinated dose of inspiration and passion with SAVE our SHELTER TV series.

Embark to Test DNA in Dogs For Possible Future Diseases

If you've ever wanted to find out what kind of diseases your dog is likely to suffer from in the future, your answers are just a cheek swab away.

American Humane Nominee Was Returned 4 Times Before Finding Her Callin

Fifth time’s the charm it seems for a dog who went through four failed adoptions before finding her calling: police dog with the Rhode Island State Pol…

Study: Being Man’s Best Friend May Be Written In Dogs’ Genes

A new study has found a link between human connectivity and specific genes in Beagles, and helps answer the question, "Why is a dog Man's Best Friend?"

Iraq War Biopic Recounts Marine’s Battle For Her Loyal Service Dog

If you're going to see "Megan Leavey," bring tissues. The story of a former Marine's fight with the military to adopt her K9 will bring you to tears.

Vets Warn About the Spread of a Dangerous Dog Flu Strain

Multiple cases of severe canine influenza have been recorded in San Francisco, New York, Florida, and veterinarians warn that the situation could worsen.

Science Proves Cats Were Perfect Even Before Domestication

Researchers claim that the domesticated cats we know and love today have little variation in genetics from their wild ancestors.

FDA Warns Pet Parents About Grain-Free Dog Food And Heart Disease

The U.S.Food and Drug Administration is investigating a possible link between a canine heart disease known as DCM and grain-free dog foods, particularly ones…

Adoptable Dogs Rescue Celebs on New “Shelter Me” TV Series

If you love stories with a happy ending, you'll want to watch "Shelter Me." This season, Allison Janney and Kristen Bell share their heartwarming tales.

Heavy-Metal Icon Ozzy Osbourne to Open Not-So-Hardcore Doggie Daycare

After stepping down as the Prince of Darkness, Ozzy Osbourne has decided follow the next logical step in his career - open up a doggy daycare.

Petco Foundation Donates Fitting Tribute To Overseas War Dogs

Now this is a proper salute for our four-legged heroes! Petco Foundation donates $250,000 to bring war dogs fighting overseas back to U.S. soil.

Oxytocin’s Role In Dog-Human Bonding May Lead To Autism Therapies

Swedish researchers believe the genetic foundation for social actions in dogs is similar to that of humans, thanks to the "love hormone."

Dinner’s On Us, Eh! 25,000 Meals (And More) On Its Way To Rural Cana

Some communities in Northern Canada can be hard to get to, and pet owners (and pups) must make due with limited resources. But thanks PetSmart Canada, Halo a…

Bravo Issues Voluntary Recall of Pet Food

Bravo has issued a nationwide recall of pet food for dogs and cats because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. Listeria m…

New Study Will Investigate Effects Of Pets In Classrooms

A new study will investigate effects of common pets in the classroom on a broader scale, thanks to a $130,000 grant given to American Humane by HABRI.

Bestselling Dog Psychologist Says Alpha Dog Mentality is a Myth

Dr. Alexandra Horowitz believes the 'Alpha Dog' mentality used in dog training is a myth, and not the way build a meaningful relationship with your dog.

LAX Brings In Volunteer Dogs to Assist Travelers After Las Vegas Massa

After the mass shooting in Las Vegas, Los Angeles International Airport is bringing in canine therapy volunteers to give stress-relief to travelers.

Science Says Dogs Are Smarter Than Cats

New research is out and sheds some light on the age-old debate of who's smarter? Cats or dogs? Spoiler: Dogs are the brainiest!

Senior’s Center Adopts Deceased Resident’s Pooch

When her elderly pet parent died, Izzy wasn't sure where'd she go. But the Senior's Center where the pair lived wanted to keep her on.

Guide Dog Pit Bull Reunited With Blind Dachshund Best Buddy

A blind dachshund and his pit-bull guide dog were reunited this week, after the newly adopted pair became separated and sent the Internet aflutter with conce…

Heroic Military Dogs Saved From Euthanasia After Successful Online Cam

The people have come together to save 3 heroic English military dogs from lethal injection, and SAS Andy McNabb is calling it a brilliant success story.

Boise State Football Team Has It’s Own Tee Retriever

Kohl is the Bronco's tee retrieving dog and his videos have hit the Internet by storm. He's such a good dog, everyone has fallen in love with him.

Hey Kids! Write A Poem About Your Pet And Win $1000

Budding poets will want to enter Pets Add Life Children’s Poetry Contest Just about any pet owner can share stories about the positive impact their com…

Research Suggests Dogs More Likely to Bite Neurotic People

New research from the University of Liverpool backs what many already have thought--acting anxious around dogs makes you more prone to getting bitten.

No Pooch? No Problem! This Program Sets You Up With A Four-Legged Hiki

Want a dog but lack the time or space? The Hike with Adoptable Hounds program is here to help. I’ve written extensively here on PetGuide about the chal…

Worst Guard Dogs Ever Welcome Burglars With Wagging Tails

Two "Guard Dogs" did a lot of watching, but not a lot of guarding their home in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. They even allowed robbers to give some love!

Study: Dogs Labelled as Pitbulls Stay 3 Times Longer in Shelters

A new study finds that being a "Pitbull" will increase the length of a dog's stay in a shelter threefold - even ones that are mislabeled as Pitbulls.

Missouri Legislator Proposes to Eliminate Breed-Specific Bans Across T

More states are banning breed-specific legislation as they realize the 'science' behind them simply does not support the efforts.

U.S. Senators Introduce Legislation To Protect Pets In Air

Policy changes regarding the transportation of pets have been proposed by two U.S. Senators after the tragic death of a puppy on United Airlines.

Four Paws Up! Detroit Opens Its First No-Kill Dog Shelter

Finally, a little good news for the down-on-its-luck city. And for Detroit, its first no-kill shelter couldn't come at a better time for abandoned pooches.

Hundreds of Dog Statues Will Honor Fallen Police Officers and K9 Partn

If you're in Chicago this summer, be on the lookout for these touching displays that honors police officers killed or wounded in the line of duty.

Dog Escapes Shelter To Find Woman Who Gave Him Bacon Treats

A small act of kindness, and bacon treats, left a big imprint on the heart of a shelter dog in Yellowknife, Canada, and changed both of their lives forever!

Family Dog Helps Man With Alzheimer’s Speak Again [Video]

Is there any doubt that dogs have the power to heal? If there was any, just watch this video and it will be erased. It highlights how one special dog has hel…

Foster Dog Fends Off Burglar; Finds Furever Home

A Pennsylvania couple opened their hearts to a foster dog. He returned the favor by protecting them from a burglar, and found a place in his furever family.

California Vets Want to Prescribe Medical Marijuana to Pets

For many pets, non-psychoactive cannabis oil successfully treats health issues, and if the new bill passes, your veterinarian can be the one prescribing it.

Heroic Man Runs Into Burning Home To Save His Dog

What a brave pet parent! When an Australia man came home to find his house in flames, he didn't think twice before running in to save his best friend.

Former Rescue Bully Crowned 37th Annual Beautiful Bulldog

From rags to riches, Vincent stole everyone's hearts with his positive attitude and ever-wagging tail, earning him the 2016 Most Beautiful Bulldog award.

Scientists Have Concerns About Doggy DNA Tests

As DNA kits to determine breeds for dogs become more and more popular, geneticists are concerned about the reliability of the kits because pet owners are mak…

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.

Connecticut Animals Have a Voice With Desmond’s Law

A groundbreaking law enacted last year in Connecticut is giving a voice to animals that are victims of neglect and abuse.

Study: Oxytocin Hormone Draws Dogs to Smiling Faces

The modulating role of hormone oxytocin in canine emotional processing has been confirmed, and it might change the way we communicate with our dogs.

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.

Mild Winters to Blame for Active Parasitic Infection Forecast

The Companion Animal Parasite Council (CAPC) annual report forecasts an unusually high prevalence of heartworm due to a warmer winter.

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.

New Standards Set for Dog Breeders With Canine Care Certified Program

Purdue University's Animal Welfare researchers roll out their dog breeders' Canine Care Certified voluntary program, which is expected to improve breeding.

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!

This Beautiful Mural Is Made From Pictures of Adopters and Their Rescu

Aptly named ‘Love Changes Everything' this is the world's largest mosaic mural that features adopted pets and their people.

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.

Maine Governor Pardons a Husky On Death Row

A 4-year-old husky sentenced to be euthanized was granted a pardon by the governor of Maine; but is the act is legal or symbolic?

Just Pet Me! Why Your Dog Wishes You Would Stop Talking And Start Pett

Scientists have discovered something many dog lovers may already know, at least intuitively: our canine companions prefer petting over vocal praise. Two rese…

Rescue Dog Goes From McObese to Chiseled Chihuahua

An overweight Chihuahua-mix has is living life large after being taken off her diet of McDonald's and losing more than three times her body weight.