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Helping Pets Before They're in Harm's Way

Matthew Bershadker | Posted 05.01.2015 | Green
Matthew Bershadker

The ASPCA's Cruelty Intervention Advocacy is a holistic intervention approach that takes into account how the societal challenges that pet owners often face -- including poverty, housing restrictions, lack of transportation, and limited resources -- profoundly affect the animals under their care. I'd like to share why this uncommon approach is so necessary to keep animals alive.

7 Ways My Dog Taught Me to Be a Better Person

Alivia Hall | Posted 05.03.2015 | Healthy Living
Alivia Hall

All in all, I am a firm believer that if you are a true dog lover, owning a dog can bring so much joy to your life. A dog is called "man's best friend" for all of these reasons listed, and many more.

3 Ways to Get Your Dog Into Show Biz

Sarah Hodgson | Posted 04.29.2015 | Green
Sarah Hodgson

Bamboozle -- my 10 pound trick dog, sat poised off camera, awaiting his signal. As I steadied my outstretched palm -- his signal to stay -- I waited for the director's cue.

I Figured Out What Serge Normant Loves More than Hair! Frances Tulk-Hart Came With Me to Find Out

Suzanne Donaldson | Posted 04.24.2015 | Style
Suzanne Donaldson

Serge Normant loves Sarah Jessica Parker, Julia Roberts, Jessica Chastian and Katie Holmes to name a few, but the woman who truly stole his heart is Emma. Emma is a short haired blonde beauty with two very long ears and who can speak three different languages. Très chic!

The Heartbreak Of Losing Our Family Pet

Teresa Kindred | Posted 04.16.2015 | Fifty
Teresa Kindred

Last night while the whole family was gathered together to watch a basketball game we noticed Murphy, our Cocker Spaniel, was acting strangely. I called the vet and described his behavior and she advised me to bring him in to the office. I

Mrs. Sizzle and Ysa Perez Hang with Rincon the Bully and His Busy Dad Brendon Beck

Suzanne Donaldson | Posted 04.14.2015 | Good News
Suzanne Donaldson

The dog and model du jour are none other than Brendon Beck of "Beck and Call Catering" and @Rincon_da-bully Photographer Ysa Perez followed these two around for a day to learn the ins and outs of catering, cuteness, and mutual respect for each other.

The Moms of Tuna, Toast and Finn Tell Us What National Pet Day Means to Them

This Dog's Life | Posted 04.11.2015 | Green
This Dog's Life

For any pet owner, every day is a day to celebrate having a furry friend in your life. Besides bringing joy, companionship and love, they are also l...

Dear Human: A Letter From Your Dog

Janet Eve Josselyn | Posted 04.10.2015 | Fifty
Janet Eve Josselyn

I am concerned about your obsession with hoarding my excrement. When we go outside, you always lunge for it with your little blue baggie so you can get it before anyone else does and then you just throw it away. Can you explain that to me?

This Dog Is Absolutely Terrified Of Two Orange Traffic Cones

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 04.09.2015 | Comedy

Sometimes the little things can be really, really scary. Just ask Hank the dog from the video above. While out for a walk, he froze and stared at ...

Dog Saved From 'Death Row' Nurses Orphaned Raccoons

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 04.09.2015 | Good News

A few days after Crystal Crotwell's new foster dog, Piper, gave birth to four puppies in February, she got a call about two baby raccoons whose mother...

What Has Hank The Dog So Petrified?

The Huffington Post | Sebastian Murdock | Posted 04.09.2015 | Weird News

There comes a time in every dog's life when fear must be met with bravery. This is one of those times, sort of. In a scene straight out of "The Bla...

This Mop Has A Big Surprise For You

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 04.05.2015 | Comedy

What would you do if your mop got up and started moving? Well, you'd probably realize it was a dog. That's exactly what happened when this Hungari...

'Miracle' Pup Survives Being Hit By Car, Clubbed And Left For Dead In A Ditch

AP | Posted 04.02.2015 | Crime

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) -- The stray dog was hit by a car, clubbed in the head and left for dead in a ditch in Washington state. Days later, the 1-year-ol...

Mom's the Word for Kitty

Jerry Zezima | Posted 04.01.2015 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

At the risk of starting a scandal involving promiscuous sex and teenage pregnancy, I have been living in a cathouse for almost two decades. And the madam of the establishment was the mother of nine children.

Why Daycare Should Not Be Your Dog's Primary Source of Exercise

Andrea Servadio | Posted 03.31.2015 | HuffPost Home
Andrea Servadio

One of the most common mistakes dog owners make is not giving their furry friend enough exercise, which can lead to boredom and potentially neurotic and destructive behaviors.

Deputy Spots Pit Bull On The Loose, Ends Up Befriending Goofy Pup

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 03.31.2015 | Good News

One policeman made a pretty unlikely pal while on the job. Deputy Mark Elsaid of the Lee County Sheriff's Office in Florida was on patrol earlier ...

Notable 21st Century Living Women: Mary-Lee-by-the-Sea

A.J. Condeelis | Posted 03.25.2015 | Women
A.J. Condeelis

Mary Lee Alvarez lives in Guánica, Puerto Rico. I refer to her in my HP Blog bio as one of my three fairy godmothers who helped me rescue a dog. But due to her stature and magical quality she is the main fairy godmother and I mean that in the best way possible despite the hokey Disney sparkly connotations that come along with it.

World's Worst Guard Dog Would Rather Sleep In A Hammock, Thank You Very Much

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 03.19.2015 | Comedy

Beware of dog. Unless it's this dog. You could proceed with caution, if you feel like it. Your choice, really. (function(d, s, id) { var js, fj...

Dogs, Take Note: This Is How You Make Your Owner Jealous

The Huffington Post | Simon McCormack | Posted 04.06.2015 | Weird News

Some dogs are consumed with the thoughts of food, other dogs love long walks or sticking their heads out the window. This dog lives to make his owner ...

Senior Rescue Beagle Knows the Key to Happiness

Sara Alize Cross | Posted 03.18.2015 | Green
Sara Alize Cross

Obviously I had known she wouldn't last forever, but before this I thought we had a few more years together. It was a rough few months, coming to terms with her imminent mortality.

What My Dog Thinks About My Sanity

Janet Eve Josselyn | Posted 03.17.2015 | Fifty
Janet Eve Josselyn

To be fair, though, Nigel is scared of many things, including the vacuum cleaner, coffee grinder, leaf blower, lawn mower and just basically anything that makes noise. All of that makes sense, but he also becomes unnerved when I talk on the phone.

Russell Madness - A Hilarious, Adventurous Film Perfect for Sharing With Younger Kids

KIDS FIRST! | Posted 03.12.2015 | Teen

This film tells the story of Russell, an undersized but big-hearted terrier who dreams of having a family of his own. After running away from his pet story, Russell gets taken in by The Ferraros, a family desperate to revive their grandfather's pro wrestling arena.

Give All NYC Animals the Shelters They Deserve

Matthew Bershadker | Posted 03.06.2015 | New York
Matthew Bershadker

While Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Staten Island have their own vital full-service municipal shelters, Queens and the Bronx only have inadequate "animal receiving centers." These centers do not provide shelter, medical, or adoption services for homeless animals. Instead, dogs and cats brought to these centers are transported to already overtaxed shelters in Brooklyn and Manhattan.

Myth: Positive Training Is Permissive

Sara Reusche | Posted 05.04.2015 | Green
Sara Reusche

If you made a training mistake and your dog is engaging in unwanted or dangerous behavior, by all means interrupt it!

The Shameful Truth Behind America's Use Of Leghold Traps

The Dodo | Posted 03.04.2015 | Green

Every year on public and private land throughout the country, thousands of animals suffer and die slow deaths after becoming ensnared in leghold traps...