A New Generation of Bomb-Sniffing Dogs Picked Based on Brain Scans

To make sure that the puppies they chose have what it takes to complete the course, researchers are using fMRI machines to look for specific brain activity.

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…

Top 10 Wackiest Dog Names of 2013 Announced

Topping the list of 10 Wackiest Dog Names of 2013 are Sir Knuckles da Dragon, HotRod Whoofington and Captain Underpants. We love these names!

250 Furry “Extras” Find Homes Thanks To Critically Acclaimed Movie

It’s the stuff movies are made of – Stray dogs used as extras are adopted after filming wraps for foreign film “White God.” We love w…

Petco’s In-Store Kitchens Reveal What Goes In Your Pet’s Meal

In select stores, pet parents will be able to see human-grade dog food being made on the spot and get a chance to pick up a freshly made meal for their pet.

Fat Or Fluffy? Researchers Say ¼ Crufts Show Dogs Are Overweight

According to research, some of the pooches at Crufts aren't ready for the swimsuit portion of the competition. Is obesity a concern for the famous dog show?

Researchers at Virginia Tech May Have Hope For Brain Cancer Patients

As the United States mourns the death of beloved Senator John McCain, researchers at the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech ar…

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!

New UK Television Show Believes Dogs Can Fly… a Plane

Sky 1 Channel and Oxford Scientific films have teamed up to create a show called "Dogs Might Fly"... and it's exactly what it sounds like.

FreeKibble.com’s 3rd Annual March Kibble Madness Starts Tomorrow

March Madness starts tomorrow, and FreeKibble.com will have you cheering for an animal mascot. Get ready for the 3rd Annual March Kibble Madness!

Are More Women Picking Bichons Over Babies?

Is pet parenthood overtaking motherhood? Don’t be surprised if the next time you look into a stroller expecting to go ga-ga over a cute little baby, yo…

Study: Pup Parents Plaster Social Media With Dog Pics

We use social media to update the world on our everything we love. New information shows we use social media for pet postings approximately once a day!

Are You Lazy Enough To Send Your Dog To Fat Camp?

If your dog has too much weight and you have too much money, why not send him to fat camp? Pet obesity is on the rise and this is a troubling concern. As pet…

Clear The Shelters Finds Furever Families For Over 70,000 Homeless Pet

NBC/Telemundo's annual "Clear The Shelters" initiative recently wrapped up, resulting in over 70,000 homeless pets gaining new furever families.

AKC Announces The Most Popular Dogs In The U.S. For 2014

This breed may never have taken home the Best in Show title, but the Labrador Retriever is still #1 one with North Americans! Talk about a never-ending winni…

New San Francisco Law: Pet Stores Can Only Sell Rescue Pets

A new amendment to a health code in San Francisco now bans pet stores within the city from selling dogs or cats - but they can come from rescues.

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…

Study: Pet Parents Want More Natural and Organic Products

New data shows there are more natural and organic products for pets available than ever before as consumer demand increases.

Fort McMurray Pet Owners Need Help After Wildfires Rage Through City

Forced to leave their pets behind because of raging wild fires, the pet parents of Fort McMurray are frantic with worry for their furry loved ones.

Poop Scoop – Turns Out “Green” Poop Bags Aren’t The Sh*t After

FTC warns dog poop companies that its ‘biodegradable’ waste bags aren’t what they claim I shop at the public market. I recycle. I do my bes…

Study: Dogs Know If You’re Acting Like A Jerk, So Don’t!

As if people judging you wasn't enough, it turns out that your dog knows when people act like jerks, and he doesn't like it one bit.

Study: Dogs Make Your Heart Happy and Healthier

New research from Sweden continues to confirm the belief that having a dog doesn't just make your heart happy, but makes it healthier, too!

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…

Study: Like Humans, Dogs Integrate Learned Information While Sleeping

Most dog owners will tell you--their dogs are people too! Now new research shows that dogs' brains even look similar to ours when we are sleeping!

Anderson Cooper is a Proud New Papa to Puppy Lilly

This just in: the CNN news anchor has adopted a beautiful puppy. After the loss of his dog Molly, it's obvious that Anderson Cooper has more love to give.

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.

Survey Says Pet Parents Celebrate Their Pets More Than Ever

According to the results of a new study from Mars Petcare US, pet parents celebrate their furbabies with paw-tastic parties.

Playful Pup Stabs Owner During Game of Keep-Away

A lovable puppy who thought she'd found herself a new toy accidentally stabbed her owner, and left local law enforcement wondering what happened.

Paw and Order: Lost Puppy Arrested for Resisting Belly Rubs

You have the right to lick the arresting officer. Pup gets paw printed and a "mutt" shot after he's found by police officers.

Super Dog Sniffs Out Superbugs at Vancouver Hospital

Dogs have a new role - sniffing out superbugs such as C. difficile in hospitals. The bug causes diarrhea and even death in millions. Meet Angus, hero dog.

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.

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!

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.

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.

Win a Trip to Washington With Your Cat on National Cat Day

Mars Petcare wants to celebrate your cat this National Cat Day, and are sponsoring a contest that could put you and your kitty in Washington, D.C.!

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!

Golden Retrievers Bring Comfort to Maryland High School After Shooting

Comfort Dogs brought emotional support to staff and students at Great Mills High School as they returned back after a shooting two weeks ago.

US Olympians Go For the Gold While Clearing the Shelters

Take a look at how these inspirational Olympic Stars are helping shelter pets all over the country find their forever homes!

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.

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.

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.

Highly Contagious Canine Flu Making The Rounds In Los Angeles

Los Angeles County officials are warning pet owners that a strain of the canine flu is going around, so be on the lookout for symptoms.

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…

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!

Stranger’s Generosity Means Much-Needed Surgery For a Homeless Man

An Australian woman saw a need and decided she would help--she created a GoFundMe account for a dog whose homeless owner couldn't pay for surgery.

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.

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!

UK Protects Puppies With Tighter Pet Dealer Laws

The UK has made the sale of any puppy under eight weeks old illegal, and tightened laws that will protect animals against irresponsible breeders.

Pitbull Named Top “American Hero Dog” At The 2013 American Humane

Elle the therapy dog teaches children about dog safety, reading, and overcoming prejudice Each year, the American Humane Association honors American Hero Dog…

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.

Brave Hiker Carries Injured Dog Down 6 Miles Of Treacherous Mountain

A heroic woman carried an injured dog down six miles down a treacherous mountain and gained a grateful furry family member. Tia Vargas was exploring Table Ro…

Do Pets Create Community?

There's no doubt that we share a strong bond with our pets. But does this special bond translate to become its own community?

AKC’s CHF Funded Study of 9/11 Search and Rescue Dogs Enters 14th Ye

Did you know about this long-term medical study? The AKC's CHF funded research has followed the health of 9/11 search and rescue dogs since October 2001.

Go Behind-the-Scenes as Firefighters (With Puppies!) Shoot Their 2017

Must-see TV show features adorable puppies and firemen, detailing how the infamous Australian 'Firefighters With Puppies' calendar is made.

Handler Shows Pics, Video of “A Dog’s Purpose” Pooch Actor Hercu

Another video of "A Dog's Purpose," starring dog actor Hercules, has surfaced. This time, it's from his handler, to show that the dog is happy and safe.

About 50% of Fortune 500 Companies Offer Pet Insurance to Employees

People are looking for job benefits that include pets. Pet insurance is a popular perk, as nearly half of Fortune 500 companies offer this to its employees.

Rescue Dog Slated For Euthanasia Is Hero To Hurricane Harvey Victims

While the world watches the devastating effects on the United States from Hurricane Harvey, the unlikeliest of heroes come out of the waters.

Petco Named As One Of World’s Most Ethical Companies

For the 6th year in a row, Petco has been designated as one of the world's most ethical companies, and is only 1 of 3 retail companies honored in 2017.

Buy a Bag and Give a Meal to Pets in Need This Holiday Season

Giving feels good - especially when it's for rescue dogs and cats. Give PetSmart's "Buy a Bag, Give a Meal" a boost before it ends on December 31.

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.