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.

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.

Barbra Streisand’s Beloved Dog Crosses The Rainbow Bridge

It's always heartbreaking when our pets cross the Rainbow Bridge. Just ask mega star Barbra Streisand, whose beloved Coton de Tulear Samantha recently died.

Meghan Markle’s Royal Beagle Gets His Own Children’s Book

What happens when your life plays out like a literal fairytale? Well, you can read all about it an illustrated children's book about Guy the Beagle.

Most Epic Dog Resume Ever Gets Dog Hired as Professional Best Friend

Today's job market forces us to put our best foot forward. Turns out that one pup had some human help putting her best paw forward with an adorable resume!

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.

Study: Little Dogs Lie About Size With Their Pee Stream

New research suggests that little dogs may be sending a special signal in their ‘pee-mail’ that tells other dogs they are bigger than they really…

New Study Shows That Many Pet Car Seat Safety Restraints Are Ineffecti

Subaru and the Center for Pet Safety’s crash test results unsettling With new car safety products designed for dogs entering the market, it’s imp…

Canine Family Tree Maps the Evolution of ‘New World Dog’

A genetic sequence map of modern breed dogs provides evidence that shows canines traveled with humans across the Bering land bridge over 15,000 years ago.

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: Pet Obesity on the Rise for 6th Straight Year

Nationwide confirms that over 1.3 million insurance claims were filed for conditions and diseases related directly to overweight pets in 2015.

What Does Your Dog See When He Watches TV?

Do you leave your TV on for your dog? Ever wondered what his favorite show is? Researchers have found what your pooch likes to binge watch!

Students Can Now De-Stress at Brilliant MIT Puppy Lab

With May being National Mental Health Awareness Month, the MIT Puppy Lab program is right on schedule to relieve high levels of student stress.

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.

BarkPark Is Bringing ‘Country Club’ Fun To Nashville

The makers of BarkBox are bringing dogs in the Nashville, TN area a new experience: A membership part that will have pool parties, themed movies and of cours…

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…

Rescue Of Dog From Earthquake Rubble Will Have You In Tears [Video]

Last week, we told you about how some rescue dogs were helping find humans after a devastating earthquake in Italy. Now, watch as humans repay the favor.

Pets In The Classroom Program Brings Money (and Pets) To Children

For the third year, the Pets in the Classroom grant program is sponsoring a Lesson Plan Contest, and elementary teachers have the chance to win!

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.

Boise, Idaho Tops List Of Best Cities For Dog Parks

The Trust For Public Land has released rankings for Dog Parks across the United States, and Boise, Idaho tops the list of Top Cities for dog parks!

Canine Heroes Help US Veterans With Brain Injuries

September is National Service Dog Month. While all service dogs are heroes, a select few serve our country's heroes with honor. (Tissue alert!)

Survey Says We’d Gladly Pucker Up For Our Pooch

When it comes to kissing, we like to give our pets a peck on the cheek. Here are a few lip-smacking facts, in honor of International Kissing Day.

Cross-Country Cycling Tour Highlights the Plight of Homeless Vets and

This US veteran is choosing to remain 'homeless' to show how important pets are in a vet's life, cycling the country to promote awareness of the plight.

Study: Dogs’ Immune Systems Leave Them Vulnerable As They Age

A recent study shows that a dog's immune system changes as they age, and much like humans, they may have less ability to deal with infection or stress.

“Chewbarka” Lives Up To Nickname and Saves His Family From Fire

A family is thanking their lucky stars, and their chihuahua-dachshund mix, for their lives as the dog saved the entire family from a 5-alarm house fire.

Researchers Find Shared OCD Genes in Dogs, Humans, and Mice

Newest findings indicate that OCD, one of the shared conditions that can affect both us and our pets, can be identified through four genomes.

USDA Moves Animal Welfare Records; Sparks Concern About Secretary Nomi

The U.S. Department of Agriculture unexpectedly removed inspection reports and other information that had previously been available to the general public.

Potential Corgi Shortage – Say It Ain’t So! (Spoiler Alert: It Ain

Pembroke Welsh Corgis join the Vulnerable Breed List in the UK, but hold strong in the hearts of Americans Corgis have captured the heart of the royal family…

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!

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)?

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…

Last Surviving 9/11 Search and Rescue Dog Given Hero’s Farewell

Bretagne, the last of the nearly 300 search and rescue dogs that worked at Ground Zero following 9/11 has been laid to rest at the age of 16.

Rocco the Doxie Channels Inner Squirrel, Gets Stuck in Tree Stump

We guess he was barking up the wrong tree. Rocco the Dachshund got stuck in a tree stump and had to be rescued by the fire department.

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!

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.

Michael Phelps Dives Into Pet Nutrition With Nulo Food’s WE DECIDE C

Olympic gold medalist Michael Phelps partners with Nulo Pet Food to encourage pet parents to offer the best in nutrition in the new WE DECIDE campaign.

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.

President Bush’s New Family Member Is Service Dog Named Sully

Former President George H.W. Bush recently had a furry new addition to the presidential family, a service dog named Sully, provided by America’s Vet Do…

Experts Say 2016 Will Be the Year of Ticks and Mosquitoes

The 2016 Parasite Forecasts predicts plenty of mosquitoes and ticks, which increases the chance that your pet may catch a parasite-transmitted disease.

Bayer Provides Free Health Care to K9 For Warriors Service Dogs

K9 For Warriors is a nonprofit organization that trains veterans and service dogs. These warriors can take advantage of free health care and pet products.

Johnny Depp’s Dogs Receive Death Threats… From The Australian Gove

Even the title of sexiest man alive won’t help you when you illegally sneak your dogs into Australia… as Johnny Depp is learning the hard way. T…

Dog Parkers: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

Touted as a safe place to temporarily leave your dog while you're out running errands, Dog Parker crates have been causing controversy. What do you think?

New Study To Examine Why Owners Surrender Dogs To Shelters

Is incompatibility the main reason why people surrender their dogs? Researchers want to prove if dogs pick up on human behavior, in order to end to shelter o…

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.

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!

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…

Dying Man’s Last Wish Granted When His Dog Visits Hospital [Video]

A dying man was granted his last wish in Scotland when he was able to give his beloved border collie one last kiss before he passed. You’re going to ne…

Don’t Worry Human, Science Says Your Dog Loves You… Lots

The way pooches spread the love to anyone and everyone at the dog park, it can sometimes seem like our dogs don’t discriminate in their affections; but…

Montreal Citizens Can Voice Opinion On Montreal’s Pitbull Regulation

The City of Montreal wants to hear the voices of citizens, after repealing the city's pitbull ban that was put in place by the prior administration.

“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…

Nicole Miller Designs Pet Products to Benefit Puppies Behind Bars Prog

Nicole Miller has designed a new puppy line. All proceeds go to Puppies Behind Bars, an organization that trains inmates to help prepare service dogs.

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.

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.

Free Lead Toxicity Blood Tests Available for Dogs in Flint

Flint, Michigan is holding free screening events for local pet parents, who want to ensure their dogs haven't been poisoned by Flint River's water.

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.

Lady Gaga Goes Goo-Goo For New Puppy

Lady Gaga has added to her furry family with a yet-to-be-named French Bulldog puppy, and didn't waste a second getting him on Instagram.

Women Speak! Fido Is No Longer Just Man’s Best Friend

Survey shows a staggering 99 percent of women consider their dog as part of the family There is no better feeling then waking up next to your best friend &nd…

Comrade Cat Runs For President In Russia

First Russia... then the world! We'll be closely following the upcoming Presidential race in Russia, where Barsik the Cat has declared his "Cat"-diacy!

Survey: Many Pet Owners Don’t Travel Due To Inadequate Boarding Opti

According to a recent survey, many pet parents opt to have a staycation because they don't want to put their dog in boarding because of cost.

This Pet Carrier Received the Highest Crash Test Rating From CPS

After rigorous testing by the Center for Pet Safety, Gen7 Commuter Pet Carrier & Car Seat proved to be one of the safest carrier on the market.