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?"

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.

We Have the Finalists of the 2017 American Humane Hero Dog Awards!

These brave dogs have been voted as this year's doggy heroes for these prestigious awards. Now's your chance to pick the overall 2017 winner!

Dog Dies After United Flight Attendant Insists It Be Stowed In Overhea

A United Airlines flight attendant insisted that a passenger stow her dog in the overhead bin during a flight, and the results were heartbreaking.

Fallen Officer Puppy Program a Tribute to Fallen Officers

What a touch tribute to these heros. Future police dogs are being given the honor of carrying on fallen officer's namesakes.

Westminster Kennel Club Pairs With Pratt Institute for Annual Art Cont

What do you get when you combine talented artists and The Westminster Kennel Club? An art contest that awards a $10,000 first place prize!

Woman Rescues Hurricane Irma Dog and Restores Faith in Humanity

The displaced pets from Hurricanes Harvey and Irma have been tugging at our hearts, and one dog in Florida found a home in the middle of the storm.

SFSPCA Holiday Windows Event Brings Adoptable Pets to Macy’s

Is something furry on your Christmas wish list? The annual Holiday Windows event in San Francisco is the perfect place if you're looking to adopt a pet.

Would You Buy a Genetically Modified Super Dog?

Like something from a sci-fi movie, scientists in China have announced that they are now able to create super dogs with specific enhanced abilities.

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…

New Research Shows Dogs Help Their Humans Live Longer

We know that dogs make our lives better in immeasurable ways, but new research from Sweden shows that they actually can help us live longer lives as well!

Bachelor Alum on a Mission to Save Rescue Animals in Atlanta

If you needed reason to love Bachelor alum Lorenzo Borghese, the Italian prince is heading to Atlanta for the "Wheels and Wings" animal rescue event.

RIP Uggie: The Canine Star Of “The Artist” Dies

We’re hearing some sad news today – Jack Russell Terrier Uggie, the star of 2011’s award-winning film “The Artist”, has died at…

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.

Gorgeous Blondes Gather To Celebrate The Golden Retriever’s Birthday

The Golden Retriever just marked its 150th Breed Anniversary and 361 fair-haired doggos gathered at a Scottish estate to celebrate. Legend has it that 150 ye…

Story of Airport Service Dog’s Retirement Party Gives Us Wings!

A loyal canine employee at a Florida airport has been given the retirement party of a lifetime after several years of hard work and faithful service.

“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…

Cat Fight Against Lisa Vanderpump Ensues Over Allegations of Dog Chari

A lawsuit has been filed against The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Lisa Vanderpump and her hubby amid dog charity fraud allegations.

Share How Awesome Your Dog Is With The World With

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

Terminally Ill Patients Able to Keep Pets Thanks to Pet Peace of Mind

Best friends until the end! The Pet Peace of Mind program allows patients who are terminally ill to keep their beloved pet by their side.

Baron Von Furrypants & Leonardo DiCatprio Among Top 10 Wackiest P

Get down from there, Sir Theodorable Purrsalot! If you're looking for a name that stands out from the pet crowd, consider one of these wacky monikers.

Super Sniffer Dog Helps Eradicate Invasive Ant Species

Invasive ants are a problem on the Channel Islands, but a solution has been found in the form of Tobias, the yellow Labrador Lab with a special talent.

Deaf Dog Proves Victorious as an Agility Champion

We love it when a dog proves everyone wrong. Once deemed "Untrainable," this skilled pup has won a coveted champion agility title.

Mars Petcare Looks To Pioneer Genetic Testing For Canine Eye Disorders

Mars Petcare has bought a company that specializes in canine eye disorders in their efforts to pioneer genetic health testing for companion animals.

Work-From-Home Dad Names Dog as Multiple “Employee of Quarter”

Working like a dog pays off for one pup in Woodstock, Georgia, who has won 'Employee of the Quarter' several times as an employee of her dad's sales center.

Voluntarily Recall Of Five Rachael Ray Nutrish Wet Cat Food Varieties

Ainsworth Pet Nutrition of Meadville, PA is voluntarily recalling five varieties of Rachael Ray Nutrish wet cat food, including Ocean Fish-a-licious, Lip Sma…

Wrongfully Imprisoned Man and His Prison Pup Enjoy Their Freedom

It's an unbelievable story that's true. A man wrongly imprisoned for almost four decades has been released, and he's bringing his dog Innocent with him.

Gus Kenworthy Rescues Another Puppy From Korea

Olympic skier and all-around amazing human Gus Kenworthy has adopted a new puppy into their family, just months after his beloved puppy Beemo died of a heart…

Does Your Pet Really Need Ray-Bans for the Solar Eclipse?

One of nature's most awe-inspiring sights - a total solar eclipse - takes place August 21, 2017. You have your glasses, but does your dog need a pair?

Shelter Dog Sniffs Out Child Pornography on Computer Hardware

Gia, a former shelter pup in Florida, is a rare hardware-sniffing dog who aids police officers in finding drives that are used by child pornographers.

Study: Current Dog Bite Prevention Methods Ineffective And Simplistic

It turns out that we don't know enough about preventing dog bites. Researchers say reading canine body language is ineffective when preventing dog bites.

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.

Family Dog Saves Two Girls Struck by Lightning

Lightning strikes at a family reunion - two young girls in Utah are lucky to be alive thanks to a quick thinking family dog.

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!

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.

AKC Humane Fund Honors ACE Winners

The winners of the 19th Annual AKC Humane Fund Awards for Canine Excellence (ACE) have been named, and we believe you’ll love the five amazing winners!…

New Technology Decreases Number of Dog Attacks on Postal Workers

Compared to last year, there have been fewer reports of postal employees attacked by dogs, and it's all thanks to new safety measures.

First-Ever Identical Twin Pups Born to Irish Wolfhound

It's not uncommon for dogs to have many pups in a litter. However, there's never been a case of identical twin pups... until now!

This $1.5 Million Dog Jacket is Made From Real Gold and Diamonds

The reason why Doggy Armour decided to produce such an extravagant dog jacket is to be able to donate more protective coats for anti-poaching pooches.

New Report Shows Army’s Failure In Taking Care Of Heroic Canines

A new report from the Department of Defense details the mishandling of the adoptions of military canines who served in Operation Enduring Freedom.

Cat Declawing Now Banned In Denver, Colorado

It’s official in Denver, Colorado–veterinarians are now banned from declawing cats unless the procedure is medically necessary. Veterinarian Aubr…

Woman Turns Tragedy Into Tenderness After Losing Beloved Dog

An Arkansas woman turns her grief over the loss of her dog into acts of kindness and service to others as she celebrates the life of her furry best friend.

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.

Wishes Do Come True, Thanks To Petco Foundation’s Holiday Wishes Cam

How would you like to make a wish come true for worthy animal welfare organizations? Petco Foundation is going to make that wish come true!

Humane Society Fights Back Against USDA Records Removal

The USDA is removing years' worth of data about inspection reports for animal facilities and breeders. Now, animal welfare groups are fighting back.

Report: Middle-Aged Male Dogs Break The Most Stuff

In the battle of sexes (Pet Edition), it turns out that middle-aged, male pets are more likely to destroy your electronics, according to a new report by Squa…

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.

Man Travels The Country In RV With His 6 Rescue Dogs

A man and his six rescue dogs are on a mission to clear shelters as they travel around the country in an RV visiting every state.

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!

Dogs Take to the Streets at the Second Annual Women’s March

During the Second Annual Women's March for the anniversary of Trump's inauguration, dogs took to the street to add some bark to the conversation.

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.

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.

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.

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.

AKC Reunite Team Brings Hurricane Relief To Furry Victims

Cleanup from Hurricane Matthew is underway. The AKC Reunite Team is helping lead efforts for pet disaster in Florida, North Carolina and South Carolina.

Ohio Burger King Lets Dying Dog Have It His Way In His Last Days

A Burger King in Ohio is offering a terminally ill dog the opportunity to have his favorite food ‘his way,’so that he can be happy in his last da…

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.

How We Can Do Better: Try Compassion, Not Verbal Abuse When Educating

Sarah Palin’s now-famous photograph shouldn’t be used as a political platform, but as a chance to respectfully educate and openly communicate abo…

“Free From” Claims Help Drive $30 Billion in Pet Foods Sales

It turns out that we want our pets to eat just as well as we do. And it's this focus on quality that's behind a growing niche of natural pet food products.

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.