Fidelco Receives $100,000 To Train Service Dogs For Veterans

Thanks to a $100K grant from the US Department of Defense, the Fidelco Guide Dog Foundation place two service dogs free of charge to visually impaired vets.

Ellen Rewards Firefighters Who Pulled Dog Out Of Icy River With A Cari

Firefighters do more than just put out fires – they also jump into frozen rivers to rescue dogs. And when Ellen DeGeneres heard about a team of Wellesl…

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.

UNC Students Allowed To Bring Their Pets Back To School With Them

Colorado college tests out pilot program allowing pets in campus dorms It’s the most wonderful time of the year (back-to-school, that is) and a few luc…

Can We Predict The Life Expectancy Of Dogs?

Predicting a dog's lifespan has been iffy, at best. That's why researchers have looked at the stats and came up with an average number for 165 dog breeds.

Pet-Friendly Luxury Cruise Liner Makes Its U.S. Debut

All hands - and paws - on deck! The new pet-friendly cruise ship, the Queen Mary 2, has made its official U.S. debut to a bevy of famous pooches.

Lucky The Dog Tells His Rags-To-Spokes-Dog Story On CBS’ “Lucky Do

Good boy! On the award-winning CBS show "Lucky Dog," Lucky teaches new pet parents how to create environmentally responsible living landscapes.

Big Bang Theory: The Science Behind Dogs & Loud Noise

Why do some dogs hate fireworks, while others seem unaffected by the sound? New research studies the behavior behind noise sensitivities.

New Study Proves Dogs Recognize Human Emotion

Science can be touchy-feely. If you've ever wondered if a dog can really understand how you feel when you're upset or excited, the answer is: Yes, they can!

Blind Service Dog’s Smile Brightens The Lives Of Others

Born without sight, Smiley serves up a smile and hope to those who need it most. Bright and perky therapy dogs are a common sight at many nursing homes. They…

Study: Dogs Who Eat Poop Prefer Their Own Brand

Believe it or not, it's pretty common for dogs to eat their poop, and scientists believe that they prefer it fresh, just like their wolf ancestors did!

Vote For Your Fave Makeover in Wahl’s Dirty Dog Before & After Conte

Help rescue dogs find their furever homes! Make your vote count in Wahl's Dirty Dog Before & After Contest, where shelters win big!

Renee Zellweger Helps Lucy Pet Rescue Dogs From Overcrowded Houston Sh

Lucy Pet Foundation relocated 64 dogs from overcrowded Houston shelters and got a big surprise when actress Renee Zellweger came to help!

Australian Hotel’s First Canine Ambassador Welcomes Guests With Some

There's a special concierge looking to greet you at the swanky Park Hyatt in Melbourne, Australia, and he'll wag his tail when he sees you coming!

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.

American Kennel Club Adds Two New Breeds to Its Ranks

Welcome to the club! Two new breeds - the American Hairless Terrier and the Sloughi - join the ranks of the world-renown AKC registry.

Vote For Your Shelter During PAL’s Shelter Showdown

Second Annual Shelter Showdown hosted by Pets Add Life to award $50,000 to animal shelters From October 22 to November 19, 2014, Pets Add Life (PAL) will be…

New Hope for Children With Epilepsy Thanks to Miniature Dachshunds

A collaboration between miniature wirehaired dachshunds and scientists has advanced research into a rare and deadly form of epilepsy in children and dogs.

Want to Adopt 2 Puppies From The Rock?

Now here's how we can clear the shelters - get Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson to pose with puppies! He recently rescued two adorable pups that need a home.

Canadian MP Wants Products To Be Labeled If Containing Cat or Dog Fur

Canadian MP Brian Masse wants to have all products using cat or dog fur or skin to be labeled so consumers can make informed decisions when buying.

An Extremely Good Boy Saves Drowning Stranger in South Carolina

A Labrador Retriever proved he really is everyone's best friend when he saved a drowning stranger he saw struggling in water nearby.

Blind Dog Doesn’t Let Disability Stop Her From Being a Service Dog

A little blind pup out of Wisconsin is proving that there's much she can do with some puppy power and perseverance - by becoming a service dog!

Study: Family Dogs Can Help Reduce Stress Levels In Children

We say that every child should grow up with a pet, but now science says there are definite benefits to children having dogs when it comes to stress relief.

Bigger Is Better: AKC Releases List Of 2013’s Most Popular Dogs In T

Lab lovers have spoken – See who took the American Kennel Club’s top spot on the Most Popular Dogs In The U.S. When it comes to dog breeds, owner…

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.

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!

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.

Delta Airlines Introduces Stricter Guidelines for In-Flight Service An

Delta Airlines has released new guidelines for service and support animals to fly, requiring owners to show proof of health and/or vaccinations.

Max and Bella Top 2013 Most Popular Puppy Names

The top puppy names for 2013 is full of adorable names for your fur babies. It's a mix of human and classic monikers - Max and Bella topping the list.

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…

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.

FDA Stumped After Jerky Treats Made In China Linked To Nearly 600 Pet

How’s this for scary – federal animal health officials are saying that nearly 600 pets have died and more than 3,600 have taken ill after eating…

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.

Behind-The-Scenes at Sweet 16 Bash for Maria Menounos’ Pooch!

Human b-day celebrations are so passe! That's why actress Maria Menounos hosted a birthday party for her lovely 16-year-old Bichon Frise.

Rescue Dogs Get Their First Show on Hallmark

Hallmark Channel's inaugural "2018 American Rescue Dog Show" will feature shelter dogs of all shapes and size competing for titles in adorable categories.

Wellness Teams With Jackson Galaxy Foundation To Feed Pets In Need

'Tis the season to give with Wellness and Jackson Galaxy. For a limited time, buy Wellness Pet Food at and they'll donate a meal to a shelter pet.

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.

Dog Finds Out That Eating 21 Pacifiers Really Sucks

A vet removed 21 from a dog's stomach, and posted the pictures on Facebook to remind pet parents of the dangers about dogs eating just about anything!

Beloved Baseball Bat-Retrieving Dog Passes Away [Video]

It's a sad time for fans of the Minor League baseball team, Trenton Thunder. Their famous bat-retrieving dog Derby passed away from cancer over the weekend.

Facility Dog Stands On Guard for Canadian Children Testifying in Court

Children have to testify in court cases, and the process is terrifying. A city in Ontario has acquired a court dog to help ease their anxiety and fears.

Study Finds Most Pet Travel Seats Not Effective During Car Crashes

Subaru of America and Center for Pet Safety joint pilot study have garnered interesting results. The results of the best travel safety products for pets.

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.

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.

Military Bomb-Sniffing Dog Joins Handler for Well-Deserved Retirement

Explosives sniffer dog Rick is set to retire after 6 years in service, and he's found his forever home with his ex-handler Amanda Cubbage.

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!

Study: Early Exposure To Pets May Reduce Childhood Allergies and Obesi

New research suggests that when we expose children to pets when they are infants, we may be helping reduce their risk of childhood allergies and obesity.

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…

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.

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?"

American Kennel Club Adds 4 Dog Breeds To Its Ranks

Just in time for the New Year, the American Kennel Club gives official recognition to four dog breeds While some of them may be familiar to PetGuide readers,…

Lawsuit Alleges Rachel Ray’s Dog Food Contains Pesticide

Rachel Ray is part of a class-action lawsuit about her ‘Nutrish’ dog food line, with customers saying her ‘natural’ food contains che…

Mysterious Mutts: Study Shows Shelters Often Misidentify Dog Breeds

A study published in the peer-reviewed journal PLOS One sheds a light on the low accuracy rates of breed guessing at shelters.

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.

Study: People More Empathetic Toward Dogs Than Fellow Humans

We love our pets like their family members. Research says we tend to be more disturbed by the suffering of dogs than we are the suffering of humans.

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.

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…

IKEA Doggy Parking Bays A BÄD Storage Solution

Why does IKEA need places for customers to "park" their dogs while they shop? We can't be the only ones who think that this idea is missing a few screws.

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

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.

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…