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Animals land in shelters for many reasons, including that their humans moved or had a baby. By: 825545 Of the numerous causes that have captivated my interest and attention, animal rights has always been high on the list. I considered myself to be reasonably informed on the basics of animal advocacy, legislative efforts, protection and
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Rachael Ray is definitely on Santa’s nice list. For the third year in a row, the celebrity chef is rallying famous friends to help donate money to animals in need this season through her #SantaPaws campaign. Celebrities like Miranda Lambert, Carrie Underwood and Hilary Duff have already posted about the campaign, which kicked off on
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“I get knocked down, but I get up again. You’re never going to keep me down” … unless you have a camera. Over the weekend, Twitter user @PendleburyErik shared a video that is short, but earth-shattering. He captured his dog having a solo bounce session on the trampoline in his backyard. “Just know I woke
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Pet insurance is big business now. By: saucysalad Nothing like a great veterinary conference in the best city in the world to get my mind off my pre-holiday anxiety. Two busy days in New York City afforded me some great continuing education and got me thinking about the major changes that have taken place in
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Jurassic Bark! Attack of the [Canine] Clones! Mutt-iplicity! The doggie clone jokes write themselves, folks. With that out of the way, the latest news in the scientific community regarding the topic of animal cloning is serious futuristic business. LiveScience reports that South Korean scientists recently announced the birth of three clone puppies, all of which
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Leaving a pet outside without any shelter all day or all night can be considered abuse. By: chandacastillo Nobody likes to see pets being neglected, mishandled or abused, but the unfortunate truth is that it happens a lot more than we’d like to think. When it’s a neighbor, we are afforded a front-row seat to
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Hold onto your hearts and just try to control your squees: The video you are about to watch will make even the most bah humbug-iest person’s biological clock start to tick … or purr with delight. When professional photographers Erin and Theresa Rouse of Hello Little, a Milwaukee-area photography studio, planned a newborn shoot for
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You’re not imagining it: Your dog loves looking deeply into your eyes while you smile just as much as you love your pup’s sweet doggie grin. It’s clearly a mutual admiration between the two of you, but it’s also science. Every time you lovingly gaze into your canine’s eyes, its levels of oxytocin — the hormone
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Sometimes, “sidestepping” is not a problem at all for dogs — it’s just how they walk. By: moviedo Have you ever seen a dog walking or running at a slight angle while still moving forward? It’s almost like their front legs aren’t keeping up with their back legs, so the rear end starts to angle
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1. Key Characteristics Weight: 6–10 pounds Life Expectancy: 11–16 years The Somali is a beautiful, medium-sized cat with a full, fluffy tail. Some of its features resemble a wild fox, such as its large ears. This muscular cat has large, expressive eyes that range from green to copper. The ticked coat usually comes in ruddy, red,
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If your dog swallows something harmful, it’s best to see the vet right away. By: ctaylorfotography What’s the difference between a dog needing urgent treatment and a true emergency? In my book, an emergency is immediately life-threatening, while urgent treatment is important, but the dog isn’t in imminent danger. You’d be surprised how some people
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Meet the new top dog. Unseating last year’s winner of the National Dog Show presented by Purina, Gia the Greyhound, is Newton the Brussels Griffon. Newton, known in the show circuit as GCH Somerset Wynzall Hashtag, beat out more than 2,000 other dogs for the Best in Show title, taking the Toy Group before winning the
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The competition will be ‘ruff’ at this year’s National Dog Show Presented by Purina, which airs on Thanksgiving Day at 12 p.m. ET. More than 2,000 dogs are in the running for the title of Best in Show, in an event co-host John O’Hurley calls “a perfect piece of programming on the great family day
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  Kylie Jenner is one proud mom — dog mom, that is. On Wednesday, the expectant reality star took to her website and app to share all the reasons she’s feeling extra grateful ahead of Thanksgiving this year. While she made no mention of her own baby — multiple sources have confirmed to PEOPLE that
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For This is Us fans it might be a natural reflex to pick up a box of tissues every time you see Justin Hartley, but we promise this is good news. Just like the rest of us, the actor, 40, is preparing for Thanksgiving and the holiday season. “I used to have a tradition where I
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Instruct your guests on how to help you look after the well-being of your pet while they stay with you. By: hjwest And just like that, the holidays are upon us. Lots of food, lots of commotion, lots of family and friends. And lots of interactions between your guests and their children, your pets, your
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An Orlando pet shelter is betting on a bit of magic to help boost adoption rates for its toughest customers – i.e. bully breeds, including pit bulls. Much like students who don the sorting hat and await assignment into the proper Hogwarts house in the enduringly popular Harry Potter franchise (which turned 20 this year),
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