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This Rescued Pit Bull's Nonstop Smile Is Completely Contagious

The Huffington Post | Landess Kearns | Posted 09.08.2016 | Good News

From the moment Meatball the pit bull met his forever family, he’s been grinning from ear to ear. The near-permanent grin has won him a dedicated In...

7 Reasons Why Dogs Are The Best

Gabrielle Pfeiffer | Posted 08.17.2016 | Entertainment
Gabrielle Pfeiffer

There are cat people, and then there are dog people. I like to consider myself a little bit of both, but having a dog is definitely better than having a cat in my opinion.

Ann Devito Has a Way With Illustrating Dogs

Suzanne Donaldson | Posted 04.25.2016 | Arts
Suzanne Donaldson

Ann DeVito loves dogs. So much so that she recently had a book come out called Dog Love, published by Penguin Books, that features different breeds of dogs. It inspired me to reach out to this wonderful artist to highlight dogs and inspire some new illustrations!

Does Your Dog Have a Soul?

Barbara Falconer Newhall | Posted 04.14.2017 | Religion
Barbara Falconer Newhall

Julie Barton calls Bunker her soulmate. They were as emotionally close as a dog and a person can be. But, to hear Barton tell it, there was more than just friendship going on here between dog and human. There was healing.

What The Loss Of Our Family Dog Taught Me About Gratitude

Sharon Kurtzman | Posted 03.13.2017 | Fifty
Sharon Kurtzman

I wondered if my gratitude jar had opened the door to bad luck. Following our dear pup's death, the jar was a taunting, glass finger; one that nah, nah, nah-nah, nah dared me to find something good in my life. About a week after Midnite died, I plunked down at my desk with the jar in view.

The Scent Your Dog Loves Most

Dr. Karen Becker | Posted 09.29.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Karen Becker

Here's a neat new scientific finding for dog lovers - did you know your scent activates the pleasure centers in your pet's brain? According to neuroec...

Dog Treat Tragedy Results in Drive for Rescue

Suzanne DeWitt Hall | Posted 08.27.2016 | Good News
Suzanne DeWitt Hall

In my case, the lemons came in the form of losing my beloved Sam. The lemonade was rescuing my Max and learning about the incredibly selfless,wonderful people out there daily who aid and comfort the millions of abandoned dogs. It is my honor to help them the way we do.

Your Boyfriend or Your Dog? Which Would You Choose?

Roz Warren | Posted 07.22.2016 | Comedy
Roz Warren

A Bichon Frise is a small, white, incredibly cute dog. We Bichon owners love our "fluffs," but this attachment can present challenges. One Bichon owne...

Ten Reasons Dogs Really Are Our Best Friends

Jennifer Lizza | Posted 06.17.2016 | Good News
Jennifer Lizza

If you have never loved a dog you are missing out on so much more than you could ever imagine. If you have never been loved by a dog you are missing out on even more than that. There is a reason that dogs are referred to as "Man's best friend."

Dogs and Underdogs Before and After Degrassi: The Next Generation

Elizabeth Abbott | Posted 05.24.2016 | Entertainment
Elizabeth Abbott

I met Imali years in the dog park where she was tossing Frisbees to Quincey, her sleek Doberman Pinscher. Quincey was one lucky dog!

Dog Lovers

Sabine Ludwig | Posted 12.25.2014 | Comedy
Sabine Ludwig

We come from all over: From big cities, sleepy towns and small villages nestled in between green wineries. And - we are all dog lovers. We feel the ...

Celebrating Check the Chip Day With Happy Pet Reunion Stories

Jen Reeder | Posted 01.28.2015 | Good News
Jen Reeder

To help pet owners remember the importance of keeping microchip information updated, the American Animal Hospital Association and American Veterinary Medical Association designated August 15 as Check the Chip Day.

First City in Iran to Ban Killing Stray Dogs and the Woman Behind It

Negar Mojtahedi | Posted 10.08.2014 | Impact
Negar Mojtahedi

Shooting stray dogs is common practice in Iran. However, now the northwestern city of Tabriz has become the first and only city in the country to outlaw killing street dogs. It's all thanks to the efforts of one Iranian woman who is campaigning for those who can't speak for themselves.

What Your Dog Wants to Tell You But Can't

Shannon Kaiser | Posted 10.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Shannon Kaiser

Little did I know that that following my heart that day would transform my life. After meeting my new best friend, my entire life changed. I realized I could no longer settle in my life. I had a furry friend I was responsible for, and that meant giving us a life we really deserved.

Cat People Way More Likely To Date Dog People Than Vice Versa. Plus Other Fun Facts About Pets And Dating

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 06.14.2014 | Good News

If you're single and ready to mingle, run to your local animal shelter. Now. A survey by Match.com and PetSmart Charities released last month shows...

Cat People Are Smarter Than Dog People, New Study Shows

LiveScience | Rachael Rettner | Posted 05.29.2014 | Science

SAN FRANCISCO — "Dog people" and "cat people" really do have different personalities, according to a new study. People who said they were dog lover...

Eight Dog Tricks I Value Most

Holly Robinson | Posted 06.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Holly Robinson

My dog is now 8 years old, which makes him as middle-aged as I am, and he is comfortable in his own white furry skin. I'm trying to take lessons from him. You can't teach an old dog new tricks, maybe, but this dog has plenty to teach an old writer.

Do Our Dogs Look And Act More Like Us Over Time?

Next Avenue | Donna Sapolin | Posted 04.06.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Donna Sapolin Every day I think to myself how much the dogs I see walking around New York City look like their owner...

5 Things Dogs Teach You About Life

Michelle Higginson | Posted 04.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Michelle Higginson

Dogs may eat food off of the ground, go to the bathroom outside and say "hello" by sniffing behinds, but we're the ones who have a lot to learn.

Why This Traveler Will Never Set Foot in Sochi (Pt. 2)

Laura Lippstone | Posted 04.10.2014 | Travel
Laura Lippstone

The other day I wrote about why visiting Sochi, Russia -- home of the Winter Olympics -- would not be happening in my lifetime.

23 Signs Your Pet Is Actually Your First-Born Child

The Huffington Post | Amanda Scherker | Posted 01.23.2014 | Comedy

The United States birth rate just hit a record low, as more and more twenty- and thirty-somethings are putting off the parenting phase of their lives....

Extraordinary Friendships: Why We Love Our Pets

Posted 07.31.2013 | Home

When I was just starting out as an actress, one of my first big jobs was the lead in the London production of "Barefoot in the Park." It was a life-ch...

Every Dog-Lover Should See This Video

The Huffington Post | Posted 06.27.2013 | Good News

Remember that Super Bowl Ram Trucks commercial set to radio broadcaster Paul Harvey's "So God Made A Farmer" speech? This may be better. Dog lovers...

How Loving Dogs Taught Me About Empathy

Dogster | Posted 07.24.2013 | Good News
Dogster

Growing up in a gravely dysfunctional household where coldness was the prevailing sentiment, I turned to animals for unconditional love. Even a mound full of Texas fire ants became friends.

Remembering Luis: Fields of Barley, Fields of Gold

Joanna Perry-Folino | Posted 07.22.2013 | Fifty
Joanna Perry-Folino

I'm going to be brave here and tell you exactly what I fear about my dating life now that I'm over 50. I'm terrified there's no one out there for me. That no one who can put up with my nuttiness, my anxieties, my insecurities, my moodiness.