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When Did I Become A Person With Allergies?!

SELF | Posted 03.23.2017 | Healthy Living
SELF

For SELF, by Amy Marturana. As a kid, I really resented the fact that we couldn’t get a cat or dog. Both my mom and brother were really allergic. W...

Animal Shelter Outcomes Are Improving

Matthew Bershadker | Posted 03.23.2017 | Impact
Matthew Bershadker

There are thousands of animal shelters and rescue organizations around the country dedicated to the welfare of vulnerable dogs and cats. And while eac...

Stray Cat Wanders Into Nursing Home, Gets Permanent Job Offer

The Huffington Post | Hilary Hanson | Posted 03.17.2017 | Weird News

Oreo is a little cat with an important responsibility: Looking out for the residents of a Cleveland, Ohio, nursing home. “Oreo found us,” Dana Car...

Patrick Stewart Is A Total Mush Around His New Foster Pit Bull

The Huffington Post | Jillian Capewell | Posted 03.10.2017 | Entertainment

Sir Patrick Stewart has spent many on-screen hours mentoring the X-Men as Professor Charles Xavier — but now the actor has taken on a new protegé. ...

5 Problems Only People With Multiple Cats Will Understand

Galina Nemirovsky | Posted 03.13.2017 | Comedy
Galina Nemirovsky

You’ll never know who had diarrhea in the litter box. You never know who shat out a red string. Or a gold thread. Or a rubber band (or two). You don...

I Don't Want To Kill My Dog

Amy L. Freeman | Posted 03.07.2017 | Healthy Living
Amy L. Freeman

I was sitting on a bench at a playground watching my son play, as my dog Sally sniffed the bushes nearby. A gentle, rather distinguished Shepherd mix ...

Dog Found With Nose And Ears Cut Off Just Met His New Forever Family

The Huffington Post | Hilary Hanson | Posted 03.13.2017 | Crime

There’s a happy ending for the Detroit dog who made national headlines after experiencing brutal abuse. The Michigan Humane Society had rescued Baro...

7 Reasons Why Rescuing A Puppy Means Rescuing Your Health

HuffPost Partner Studio | Posted 03.01.2017 | Healthy Living

From forging an unbreakable bond with your furry friend to creating a healthy daily schedule, there are so many reasons why rescuing a puppy is just a...

This Golden Retriever Has An Adorable Obsession

The Huffington Post | Elyse Wanshel | Posted 02.15.2017 | Weird News

This retriever has a heart of gold. Whenever Cesar Fernandez-Chavez walks his dog, Louboutina, or Loubie for short, around his Manhattan neighborhood,...

This Distracted Beagle Is Already Our Favorite At Westminster Dog Show

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 02.13.2017 | Sports

Bless Mia the beagle for behaving like a dog during Saturday’s showing at the Westminster Dog Show in New York. She didn’t conquer the agility com...

Animal Shelter's Version Of 'The Bachelor' Is Way Better Than The Real Thing

The Huffington Post | Hilary Hanson | Posted 02.11.2017 | Weird News

Whether you love or hate “The Bachelor,” you have to admit — wouldn’t it probably be better with dogs? The people over at the Santa Fe Animal ...

The Humane Society Is Fighting Back After USDA Hides Animal Welfare Data

The Huffington Post | Hilary Hanson | Posted 02.07.2017 | Politics

At least one animal advocacy group has made it clear that it will fight the U.S. Department of Agriculture over the deletion of years of animal welfar...

How Some Of Trump's Bad Tweets Are Helping Puppies And Kittens

The Huffington Post | Hilary Hanson | Posted 02.01.2017 | Politics

Here’s a little solace when you’re thinking about President Donald Trump’s rampant Twitter habit. Sometimes, those presidential barbs may be hel...

People Are Loving This Police Department's Unofficial K-9 Pug

The Huffington Post | Hilary Hanson | Posted 01.27.2017 | Weird News

A pug pictured with his police officer human dad is stealing a lot of hearts across the internet. “Introducing the Rochester Police Department’s n...

Dogs Love Chilling To Reggae, Says Noteworthy New Study

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 01.27.2017 | Weird News

Listening to music with your dog? Fido won’t have a bone to pick with reggae. A new study published in the journal Physiology and Behavior suggests ...

In Alaska, Divorce Courts Must Now Consider Pet Wellbeing

The Huffington Post | Hilary Hanson | Posted 01.26.2017 | Divorce

This month, Alaska became the first state in which judges are required to consider animal welfare in cases where divorcing couples have a pet. Legisla...

Georgia Veterinary Hospital Has A Ballsy Message For Tom Brady

The Huffington Post | Steven Hoffer | Posted 01.26.2017 | Weird News

A veterinary office in Georgia has a message at Tom Brady — and they’re punching below the belt. The Case Veterinary Hospital in Savannah used the...

Humane Society President Points To 'Major Change' In Businesses Nationwide

OWN | Lisa Capretto | Posted 01.25.2017 | OWN

Humane Society president Wayne Pacelle believes there’s an unprecedented change taking place in our society in terms of animal rights. It’s an awa...

Dear Finn: How My Golden Retriever Changed My Life

The Huffington Post | Jordan Schultz | Posted 01.24.2017 | Impact

Dear Finn, This may not be the most relevant story for a site where I usually write about sports, and it’s unlike anything I’ve ever composed befo...

These Rescue Animals Love Their Tiny Human Brother So Much

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 01.23.2017 | Parents

Kasey Boggs is a true animal lover. She and her husband, Blake, live in Missouri with an adorable pack of rescue animals, including Mia the cat, two w...

These Adorable Pets Are Supporting The Women's March

The Huffington Post | Hilary Hanson | Posted 01.21.2017 | Politics

As hundreds of thousands of people turn out to call for equality in the wake of President Donald Trump’s election, some four-legged supporters came ...

Pets in the White House: Why the First Family Should Include Furry Friends

Natasha Ashton | Posted 01.19.2017 | Politics
Natasha Ashton

On January 20, history will be made when a mold-breaking, non-politician is sworn into the office of President of the United States. But for all of hi...

Puppy Reunites With Firefighters Who Pulled Her From Burning House

The Huffington Post | Hilary Hanson | Posted 01.13.2017 | Good News

A resilient puppy had a joyous reunion this week with firefighters who saved her from a burning house in October. “Hex is happy to be reunited with ...

Faithful Dog Stays With Paralyzed Owner In The Snow For 20 Hours

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 01.14.2017 | Good News

This golden retriever is undoubtedly her Michigan owner’s best friend. Kelsey reportedly stayed with her owner, a man identified only as Bob, and ke...

A Trump White House Without A Pet Would Break A Long, Weird History

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 01.12.2017 | Politics

Though it’s a move that could land any PR-minded official in the doghouse, there’s a chance the Trump White House might take a paws on presidentia...