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Divorce Confidential: Crafting a Creative Pet Parenting Plan

Caroline Choi | Posted 01.19.2015 | Divorce
Caroline Choi

It's no surprise pet parents are becoming a lot more serious about pet custody. The need to divide this member of your home can be painful and hold so much more value than the division of material possessions.

When This Man's Girlfriend Gave Him An Ultimatum, He Chose The Dog

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 11.06.2014 | Divorce

From dividing up belongings to moving out of a shared apartment, breakups can be tough. But what do you do when you have a furry friend to further com...

A Smurf Travel Adventure

Posted 11.06.2013 | Travel

Traveling with stuffed animals isn’t just for kids, folks. Reddit user ThisNameTookAwhile was given a Smurf toy several months before his Euro t...

Are Your Stuffed Animals More Well-Traveled Than You?

Posted 10.22.2013 | Travel

Is your furry companion in need of a … companion? Why not treat them on a vacation with their other furry friends? Unagi Travel, started by Sono...

PHOTOS: Bring Home A New Friend For The Holidays

Aaron Sankin | Posted 12.22.2011 | San Francisco

As long as you remember to poke holes in the box, a new pet is one of the best gifts you can put under the Christmas tree/Hanukah menorah/Festivus pol...

Report: Coyotes Surround Woman, Her Dogs In Lincoln Park

Posted 12.07.2011 | Chicago

A Chicago woman claims she was surrounded by a trio of coyotes while she walked her two dogs in the city's Lincoln Park neighborhood early Tuesday. ...

Skunks In The City: Smelly Encounters On The Rise

Posted 11.26.2011 | Chicago

Notice a different scent in the air lately? No, we're not talking about that crispy, autumn air -- rather, skunk sightings are reportedly on the rise ...

Penguins To Say Bye (For Now) To Lincoln Park Zoo

Posted 11.23.2011 | Chicago

With the temporary closure of their penguin exhibit pending, Lincoln Park Zoo officials are urging fans of the waddling sea birds to stop in for a vis...

Raccoons Bunk In Suburban Woman's Dining Room

Wilmette, IL Patch | Wilmette, IL Patch | Posted 11.02.2011 | Chicago

With both children and grandchildren in the area, family dropping in is a constant for Sylvia Flinn at her Wilmette home. However, when Flinn played h...

Zoo Animals Stay Cool, Roosters Evade Capture & Squirrel Hunting Gone Wrong

The Huffington Post | Joe Erbentraut | Posted 09.19.2011 | Chicago

With the temperatures rising to oven-like heights these days, it can be easy to forget that us human types are not the only ones having to deal with t...

Critter Beat: Peacock Named 'Fluffy' Reunited With Family & More

The Huffington Post | Joe Erbentraut | Posted 09.11.2011 | Chicago

Our first round-up of animal-related news two weeks ago received so much positive feedback that we've decided to bring the feature back on a semi-regu...

Animal Shelter's AC Units Stolen, Pets In Peril

Posted 08.31.2011 | Chicago

Some 100 orphaned cats and dogs living in a Chicago animal welfare center are in danger heading into the expected-to-be-hot weekend after vandals eith...

Duck, Turtle, Cat: Today In Furry Friends

Posted 08.29.2011 | Chicago

It's been a busy day at HuffPost Chicago and we've been so inundated with animal news in particular that we decided to pull it all together for our fr...

PHOTOS: The Furriest Travel Companions

Posted 09.07.2012 | Travel

Apparently, it's not hard to come by adults who travel with furry companions. In August, Travelodge reported that roughly 25% of male business travele...