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40 Beagles Rescued From A Testing Lab In Spain Come To America

The Pet Collective | Posted 08.23.2013 | Green
The Pet Collective

40 beagles born into a life of lab testing in Spain found themselves homeless and in jeopardy of being euthanized. There were two options: find a rescue that could help these animals, or face euthanasia. A plea for the beagles was sent out to rescues around the world.

Working Like a Dog: Tips for Pet Parents on Take Your Dog to Work Day

Natasha Ashton | Posted 08.21.2013 | Impact
Natasha Ashton

Bringing your best friend to work has so many benefits, and with a little preparation and mindfulness, it can be a wonderful way to to celebrate the value of pets in the workplace - and of course, to show off your furry family member!

Have You Taken Your Pet to Work and Reaped the Rewards?

Peter Veash | Posted 08.20.2013 | Business
Peter Veash

With 'bring your dog to work day' upon us (June 21) I hope many of you reading this have your pets sniffing at your feet, or maybe trying to forage fo...

Pets Are Better For Your Social Life Than What?

Posted 06.18.2013 | Green

From LAPTOP's Cherlynn Low: Who needs a Facebook friend when you can have furry friend at your side? According to a new study, almost half of Ameri...

Why Losing a Pet is So Hard--and How to Get Through It

Holly Robinson | Posted 08.17.2013 | HuffPost Home
Holly Robinson

Everyone said I would know when the time was right, but I didn't. I called the vet asking her to euthanize our dog and canceled three times. Then a f...

Suffering And Neglected: Dog With Cancer Is Rescued And Becomes Therapy Dog To Cancer Patients

The Pet Collective | Posted 08.15.2013 | Green
The Pet Collective

Who says only cats have nine lives? Molly, a yellow Labrador Retriever who has lived through the worst, will tell you otherwise.

Save on Summer Pet Costs

GalTime | Posted 08.14.2013 | Green
GalTime

Despite the carefree nature of the season, there are some surprising expenses associated with pet ownership during summer months. Read on for tips to keep your pets healthy without sabotaging your vacation fund

Travels With Journey: The San Ysidro Ranch Is a 5 Paw Resort

LuxEco Living | Posted 08.10.2013 | Travel
LuxEco Living

There are many reasons why you should travel with your pet and stay at the San Ysidro Ranch: plush accommodations, best dog mattress to fit his or her size, organic dog treats, and filtered water, separate sleeping space, in-room spa service for you and your dog...

Abandoned Dog, Born With Genetic Defects, Finds The Perfect Home

The Pet Collective | Posted 08.09.2013 | Green
The Pet Collective

Linda was told that a one-year-old blind, deaf and albino Chiweenie (Chihuahua & Dachshund mix) was about to be dumped on the street if someone didn't pick her up immediately. Instead of finding a shy, shaking, fearful dog, the dog turned out to be the opposite.

This Angel Costume Is Designed to Improve a Blind Dog's Quality of Life

Anna Jane Grossman | Posted 06.06.2013 | Good News
Anna Jane Grossman

Last year, Silvie Bordeaux, a Los Angeles publicist, made a pact with God. Shortly after she learned that her 12-year-old toy poodle, Muffin, had go...

When a Spiritual Lesson Cancels All of Your Plans

Nitika Chopra | Posted 08.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Nitika Chopra

What I uncovered was this total belief that I had to be highly active in order to be okay with what I was doing in the world. That if I didn't wake up slightly stressed by all the meetings and deadlines I had on my plate for the day, I wasn't doing enough to make a difference.

You Can't Judge a Book (or a Dog) by Its Cover

Jennifer Scarlett, D.V.M | Posted 08.06.2013 | San Francisco
Jennifer Scarlett, D.V.M

Instead of a dog being judged by its cover -- its superficial appearance -- research shows that its individual behavioral characteristics more closely follow those of its close relatives than traits associated with its breed.

Paw Preference, Agression Linked In Study Of Pet Dogs

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 06.04.2013 | Science

Ever wonder why Spot just can't seem to warm up to strangers? Being a left-pawed dog might have something to do with it. New research published in...

Relief for Itchy Pets

Donna Solomon, DVM | Posted 08.04.2013 | Chicago
Donna Solomon, DVM

Most dogs and cats will occasionally lick their feet or rub their face. There are some pets, however, that are consumed by this activity to the point that they traumatize their skin till its raw and inflamed. These pets are suffering and need a therapeutic plan of action to help.

Obese Pugs, Relinquished By Owner, Find A New Healthy Home

The Pet Collective | Posted 08.01.2013 | Green
The Pet Collective

This is a testament to the dangers of overfeeding your pet. There are many stories of neglect, abuse and abandonment. For Sunny and Rosie, their pre...

The Day I Discovered My Dog Is A Murderer

Lisa K. Friedman | Posted 07.27.2013 | Fifty
Lisa K. Friedman

My dog is a murderer. According to the veterinarian, he is still a puppy and his traits are just beginning to show through; I am worried for the future of our biosphere.

Odin The Dog, Abandoned And In Pain, Saved By Rescue But Now Needs A Home

The Pet Collective | Posted 07.25.2013 | Green
The Pet Collective

Odin turned up at the shelter with a severe medical condition in his left eye. His previous owners did not provide treatment, and probably didn't even realize the severe pain this condition caused him.

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.

WATCH: Super-Smart Dog Understands Sentences

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 05.24.2013 | Science

Who said you can't teach an old dog new tricks? Chaser, a 9-year-old border collie that gained fame for understanding more than 1,000 English word...

Germier Than You Ever Imagined

Posted 05.23.2013 | Science

By: Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience Senior Writer Published: 05/22/2013 05:28 PM EDT on LiveScience Your loyal pooch may be bringing a whole world o...

10 Critical Tips for Alzheimer's Caregivers

Marie Marley | Posted 07.23.2013 | Fifty
Marie Marley

Being an Alzheimer's caregiver is hard work that requires a lot of knowledge and many skills for getting along and for connecting with the person. Here are some tips to help you out on your caregiving journey.

7 Ways To Keep Your Pet Safe

BrightNest | Posted 07.22.2013 | HuffPost Home

A lot of work goes into maintaining a safe home. There are smoke detectors to check, germs to disinfect and chemicals to watch out for. And if you hav...

Dad vs. The Dog Lobby: See Who Won and Why

Vincent O'Keefe | Posted 07.20.2013 | Parents
Vincent O'Keefe

My first mistake was taking them to the local pet store "just to learn about different pets." Unless you plan on getting a pet, don't do this.

Puppies With Deadly Case Of Mange Saved By Good Samaritan

The Pet Collective | Posted 07.19.2013 | Green
The Pet Collective

This story is about four Boston Terrier pups that got mange from their mother. They would have been okay, had they received the proper medical care....

Meet The Canine Minister To A Man With Alzheimer's

Guideposts | Posted 07.18.2013 | Religion
Guideposts

Casey wasn't the most popular dog in her owner Carol Baird's neighborhood. She had a heart of gold but a nose for trouble. So when a man rapped on Carol's door, said he lived three blocks away and then asked for her dog's name, Carol braced herself.