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Does Your Dog Have a Soul?

Barbara Falconer Newhall | Posted 04.13.2016 | 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.

26 Things Only Dog Owners Understand

PureWow | Posted 03.23.2016 | HuffPost Home
PureWow

The day you brought Buddy home still feels like yesterday. And you've probably documented every moment of his life--from tiny fledgling puppy to full-...

Dog Waited In This Spot For A Month For Her Family To Return

The Dodo | Annum Masroor | Posted 02.13.2016 | Green

A dog was tragically separated from her family when she reportedly fell off their boat and into the Chao Phraya river in Bangkok, Thailand....

A Senior's Best Friend: Why Older Adults and Pets Go Together

Laura Dixon | Posted 01.28.2016 | Fifty
Laura Dixon

Pet cats, dogs, birds and fish may be the smallest members of our households, but they claim a big place in our hearts. Our furry, feathered and scaly friends provide unconditional companionship, regardless of our current employment status, physical ability or age.

The Crazy Dog Owners Who Make You Seem Normal

Thrillist | Posted 11.18.2015 | HuffPost Home
Thrillist

America has always had a thing for dogs, and not just the coney kind. They're our best friends. They're our most loyal companions. And they give us all somebody else to blame when we fart. They're kind of the best. But dog owners?

Can Pet Affection Improve Heart Health?

Ornish Living | Posted 09.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Ornish Living

The strong human-to-animal bond is powerfully therapeutic. Few things can compare to the spontaneous lift, the brightening of our spirits felt upon arriving back home at the end of a long day, to be greeted at the door by a loving and devoted pet.

27 DIYs That Will Make Life Better for You and Your Fur Baby

Hometalk | Posted 08.25.2015 | HuffPost Home
Hometalk

Get ready for a lot of tail wagging, purring, and melodious chirping, because these tiny home upgrades from animal loving bloggers have made some pets very happy. Here are some DIY ideas that they won't be able to get enough of.

Cat Helps You Get Beach Body Ready

Leslie Goshko | Posted 08.05.2015 | Comedy
Leslie Goshko

Although I'm a gent who usually plays his cards close to his vest, I decided to help those less fortunate than me and share my top five beach body secrets. Are you ready? Are you ready to be drop-dead "oh my god, who IS that" gorgeous? Because with great power comes great responsibility.

If I Raised My Kid Like a Pet, I'd Be In Prison

Mary Katherine Backstrom | Posted 08.03.2015 | Comedy
Mary Katherine Backstrom

You can absolutely love an animal to the moon and back. But at some point we have to acknowledge that this whole child/pet comparison thing is a little bit crazy. Pets and kids are not the same. If I raised my kid like a pet, I'd be in prison. And that's a pretty huge difference.

Girl Puts GPS Trackers On Cats -- Reveals Late-Night Burger King Runs

Van Winkle's | Posted 07.17.2016 | Entertainment
Van Winkle's

Outdoor cats are known night-wanderers. It's in their nature to slink off into the darkness whenever the mood strikes. But where do their evening pursuits take them? 13-year-old Evahn Martinsen was so curious that she took to strapping a GPS as part of her school science project.

5 Ways for Dog Owners to Prevent Dog Bites

Nancy Laws | Posted 06.10.2016 | Green
Nancy Laws

I completely support the need for insurance for all dog owners, prevention is the best policy, and finding ways to protect yourself and those around you from the possibility of being injured by a pet is important.

Why People Love Their Dogs So Much, According To Science

Posted 05.14.2015 | Healthy Living

By MaryAnn Barone Whether it’s during a run through the park or after offering a treat, there’s no feeling like looking at your pet adoringly a...

Our New Normal

Nancy Davis Kho | Posted 06.24.2015 | Parents
Nancy Davis Kho

On Tuesday when we heard a ruckus from his spot in the corner, we both awoke and yelled, "Achilles, stop it!" It didn't stop. "STOP IT!" then "Achilles, what the hell, we're trying to sleep! SHUT UP! Because that's something really nice you should say to a confused, terrified dog who is having a seizure for the first time in his ten healthy, energetic years of life.

15 Pets Totally Chill With Their Life Decisions

The Huffington Post | Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson | Posted 04.23.2015 | HuffPost Home

Pets take lounging around pretty seriously. And while they often choose to chill out in some peculiar places, nothing stands in the way of them enjoyi...

Dear Human: A Letter From Your Dog

Janet Eve Josselyn | Posted 06.10.2015 | 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?

Sam Smith + Cats = Raw Emotion

Leslie Goshko | Posted 04.20.2015 | Comedy
Leslie Goshko

It happens every morning: you grab your keys, you grab your bag, and you give a perfunctory "See you later!" before you head out the door. You leave as if you two just didn't have a night of wild, abandoned cuddling. And now, your heartbroken feline sits alone.

The 3 Surprising Ways 'Pet Parents' Are Treating Their Pets Like Humans

Sean Conlon | Posted 03.25.2015 | Business
Sean Conlon

Could today's children experience "sibling rivalry" -- with the family dog? As an increasing number of Americans consider their pets to be like children -- and themselves to be "pet parents" -- the concept of sibling rivalry is taking on a whole new dimension.

Your Pet Says More About Your Personality Than You Might Think

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 01.16.2015 | Science

Cat people and dog people really do have different personality traits, new research suggests. People who own cats tend to be more creative, adventurou...

5 Cat Lady Myths That Just Aren't True

Adina Evans | Posted 12.07.2014 | Women
Adina Evans

Let's face it: whether we have dogs, ferrets, birds or cats, we're all pretty crazy about our pets. So, why are women with cats commonly called "crazy cat ladies," as though they've just been branded with the scarlet letter?

World Pet Day Helps Support Animal Charities In Cutest Way Possible

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 09.28.2014 | Good News

There's no better feeling than coming home at the end of a long day to the unconditional love of a family pet. They shower us with slobbery kisses, of...

Cats Raging to "Crazy Train" by Ozzy Osbourne Is the Only Catharsis You'll Need Today

Leslie Goshko | Posted 09.29.2014 | Comedy
Leslie Goshko

Let's face it, sometimes, you feel like this: All blissed-out in your happy baby pose. But more often than not, you probably feel like this: And ...

Some Practical, Kinda Gross Ways To Repurpose Your Pet's Hair

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 07.21.2014 | HuffPost Home

As any pet owner will tell you, cuddling with a furry dog or cat is a dream. There are, however, some drawbacks. With furriness comes fur. With fur...

Cats Relaxing to "Take It Easy" by The Eagles Is the Only Therapy You'll Need Today

Leslie Goshko | Posted 09.15.2014 | Comedy
Leslie Goshko

Had a bad morning? Got into a fight? Anxious about the state of the world? Not to worry! Thanks to the some carefree cats and The Eagles, you can now enjoy the effects of what feels like an all-day spa treatment. All without ever having to leave your desk and in under two minutes.

Single White Tomcat Seeks Mate

Leslie Goshko | Posted 08.04.2014 | Comedy
Leslie Goshko

Can you stare into space for hours on end? Well, neither can I. But I can do a good solid 5 minutes of not blinking where you'd swear I'm gazing straight into your soul. And you know why you feel that way? Because I'm gazing straight into your soul.

6 Life Lessons From Your Dog

Maria Rodale | Posted 07.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Pam Peeke, MD, MPH, FACP, best-selling author and expert on health, fitness, and nutrition As a child, I never had a dog. I didn't u...