Study: Dogs Respond to Baby Talk

You may be one of the pet parents who baby talk to your dog. Researchers are looking into dog-directed speech and if dogs respond to it.

Widower’s $1 Million Donation To Winnipeg Humane Society Offers New

With the biggest donation ever made to the organization, the Winnipeg Humane Society opens the Joyce Gauthier Behaviour and Training Centre. In an amazing sh…

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.

This Is What Happens When a Dog Eats Gorilla Glue

Please — don't try this at home, pups! An Oklahoma pooch found herself in a sticky situation after getting ahold of a bottle of Gorilla Glue.

Study: Family Dogs Benefit Children With Disabilities

New research has found that the family dog can make a big difference in the lives of children with disabilities in their health and activity levels.

VW’s Tiguan Was Life of The Party at Wags, Wheels and Waffles in Cal

Volkswagen is looking to be the car of choice for dog owners, and to prove it, were the life of the party at the shelter charity event in California.

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.

Experts Say Canine Influenza Has Spread to Infect Cats

It's made the jump! Despite the virus being called canine influenza, experts have confirmed the virus has also been found in a group of felines.

Study: Labradors Gain Weight Due To Gene Deletion

Almost 60 percent of Labradors in the US are overweight. And a scientific discovery says that it may be linked to a breed-specific gene mutation.

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.

Top 11 Pet News Stories of 2017

Hard to believe we are wrapping up another year. We covered some amazing stories - here are the top news stories of 2017!

Falsely Accused Dog Released From Custody, Was 1 Day Away From Euthani

A case of mistaken identity has a happy ending when a dog was returned to his family after months of court hearings and tearful visits through chain links.

Study: Millennials Make Up a Quarter of All Pet Owners

Forget human babies - it's all about fur babies! The next generation is all about pets, and their spending habits prove it.

Looking to Invest? Numbers Show Petcare Stocks Are Your Best Bet

Reports shows an upward trend in US dollars spent on pets, and the latest stock numbers released confirm that people love spending on their pets.

Dangerous “Strep Zoo” Making The Rounds in Arizona Pets

Officials in Arizona say that at least one dog has died from Streptococcus Zooepidemicus, and over 30 others show similar symptoms.

Concert Cellist Performs for Florida Humane Society Shelter

Professional cellist Natalie Helm performed for a very select group of furry music lovers Florida's Humane Society of Sarasota County.

Labrador Helping Mexico’s Earthquake Efforts Earns Presidential Than

As Mexico picks pieces of life back up after devastating earthquakes that recently struck, a Labrador Retriever is emerging as a hero in the rescue efforts.

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.

Chernobyl Puppies Are On Their Way To The United States

Puppies rescued from Chernobyl ruins are in quarantine in Ukraine, awaiting clean bills of health to come to the United States for adoption.

Study: Canine Helicopter-Moms Raise Guide Dog Dropouts

Think your dog has what it takes to be a guide dog? New research shows that pups with mothers who hover over them need not apply!

Dog-In Held At LaGuardia Airport To Protest Death On United Airlines

In response to the horrific death of a puppy killed because he was forced into an overhead cabin, animal activists held a dog-in at LaGuardia Airport.

Dogs On The Inside: Inspiring Documentary About Rescue Dogs and Inmate

This touching movie follows a program that aims to save shelter dogs while giving inmates a new perspective on life. Life is not always easy for humans. In t…

Italian Grocer Introduces Dog-Friendly Shopping Carts

Leaving Fido tied at a post outside your local grocery store isn't fair. That's why an Italian grocer adapted his carts so you and pooch can shop together.

DNA Evidence Saves Dog In Case Of Mistaken Identity

It sounds a plot twist from a television crime show - DNA evidence was used to prove a case of mistaken identity for a dog who had been sentenced to death.

New Law Means Mexico Will Stop Euthanizing Retired Police Dogs

After serving your community bravely, you shouldn't be rewarded with death! That's what happened to Mexican K9 dogs - but now they can be adopted.

TV Goes To The Dogs During NatGeo WILD’S BarkFest

This weekend, prepare for a TV coma of epic proportions! NatGeo WILD presents BarkFest, a 48-hour marathon of back-to-back episodes all about dogs. An offsho…

American Humane Turns Shelter Dogs to Service Dogs For Veterans

American Humane launches a new program that will take shelter dogs and train them to be service dogs for military veterans suffering from brain injuries and/…

Can Therapy Dogs Help Lower Medication for Pre-Op Kids?

The University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine to study the effects of animal therapy with children about to undergo surgery.

Brands Are Cashing In On Millennial’s ‘Fur Baby’ Trend

Pets are 'starter children' say 44% of millennials. Brands cash in on our love of pets, selling high-end products for our beloved fur babies.

New L.A. Dog Park Offers Respite To Homeless Residents’ Pets

A new dog park in Los Angeles is helping homeless people with pets have the option of coming off the streets without having to give up their pets to do so. I…

Watch Hero Dogs of 9/11 Tonight On Animal Planet

On September 11, 2001, 300 of the 10,000 emergency rescue workers were dogs. Their job was not only to help rescue efforts when the towers fell; they were al…

Study: Having a Dog Makes You More Attractive

Research indicates that people with dogs appeared much more attractive to potential partners, who also viewed them as caring and responsible.

These Teens Train Abandoned Dogs To Give Them A Second Chance At Life

What do you do when a few shelter dogs need proper training before finding a home? You send them to high school and give them a second chance at happiness!

Woman Leaves For China While Her Cat Is Still Missing At Airport

The owner of a cat who escaped her carrier at JFK airport was sadly forced to leave for China, without her furry friend. An attorney who took a new job in Ch…

Dog Finds A New Home and Job After Hurricane Matthew [Video]

Four months on and Charlotte, North Carolina, is still recovering from Hurricane Matthew. A displaced dog is thanking her rescuers by lending a helping paw.

Ring-Bearing Dog Loses Wedding Rings Right Before Ceremony

Dogs are often included in wedding parties. But when it comes to keeping the rings safe, perhaps you should give that job to someone more reliable!

Man Scams Tourists With Dyed Dog He Says is a Panda

A Russian is being investigated for defrauding tourists--he charged them big bucks to take pictures with a dog that he dyed to look like a panda.

Dazzling The Dance Floor With Matching Prom Dresses

Perfect hair, nails done, and a fab dress – all common prom concerns. Thankfully, Erin Condrin doesn’t have to do it alone: her trusty service do…

Parvo Outbreak Worries UK Puppy Parents

A spike in the number of Parvovirus cases seen in puppies across England has owners on alert for signs of the deadly disease. In the United Kingdom, the dead…

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.

Animal Control Officers Are in the Doghouse… For a Good Cause

Some brave animal control officials in Michigan want to make sure you know just how dangerous the chilly elements are to our pets.

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?

‘Dog Whisperer’ Cesar Millan Under Investigation After Animal Crue

Just in - According to an L.A. County Animal Control spokesman, "Dog Whisperer" host Cesar Millan is being investigated for animal cruelty.

Search and Rescue Dogs Saving Lives After Earthquake in Italy

These brave search and rescue dogs are going above the call of duty by helping in the aftermath of the big earthquake in Italy.

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.

“Throw Away Dogs” Recruited as Police K9 Heroes

There's no such thing as a "throw away dog." That's because an organization is giving former stray dogs a second chance in the police force.

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.

Study: Discovery Made to Genetic Link in Dog Disc Disease

Disc disease, known as chondrodystrophy, in some breeds is a common cause of back pain and paralysis. New research now may change that understanding.

Special Delivery: Beloved Pooch Memory Lives On By Owner Who Mails Ten

What better way to celebrate your dog's playful life than to mail out the toy that made her so happy to hundreds of pooches: tennis balls.

Happy Ending For Bi-Ped Puppy Mill Rescue

A rescued puppy mill dog with two legs is living a life with the happiest of endings, after his new dad travelled across the country to bring him home.

Alaska Airlines Introduces Stricter Policies for Emotional Support Ani

Passengers with therapy animals will have to submit additional documentation and their comfort animal must be on the list of those approved on flights.

Study: Pets Provide Benefits for Homeless Youth

Being a teen on the streets is unimaginably hard, but having a pet by your side makes it more bearable, according to findings from a new Canadian study.

Karma, the Dental Therapy Dog, Will Make You Smile!

A little Chihuahua-mix named Karma gives dental patients in San Francisco proof that some love and cuddles can make even the scariest of times much better.

Dog Owners-Only Apartments Come To Denmark

There’s good news for pet parents looking to live with other people who love their dogs just as much–only catch is you’ll need to live in D…

Why Are Dogs Turning Blue in Mumbai?

Mumbai dogs are turning blue! No, this isn't some crazy Mumbai pet fashion trend. Unfortunately it is due to industrial waste in the Kasadi River.

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.

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.

US Postal Service Says Dog Bite Numbers Are on the Rise

Kicking off Bite Prevention Week, the US Postal Service is reporting the highest number of dog attacks on employees in 30 years.

Study: Owning Pets Makes Better Neighbors

Fences may make better neighbors, but according to a recent study, so do pets. Being a pet owner helps foster a communal feeling in your neighborhood.

Kids Invited to Enter TurfMutt’s “Be a Backyard Superhero” Conte

Schoolyards are an important place for kids to blow off steam - just like dogs need backyards. Students can win $5,000 to improve their green spaces.