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These Bulldog Puppies Who Have A Blast Investigating Red Cups Can Really Find Fun In Anything

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 10.23.2014 | Good News

These pups can turn even the most mundane of objects into their own personal playground. In a video from the Pet Collective uploaded to YouTube, t...

Let's Discuss Pets During Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Jen Reeder | Posted 01.28.2015 | Impact
Jen Reeder

Studies show as many as 48 percent of people in abusive situations stay out of concern for their pets' safety, and more than 70 percent of pet owners entering shelters report their batterer had threatened, injured or killed their pets. But despite this issue, most domestic violence shelters only take humans -- no pets are allowed.

Chihuahua in a Suitcase

Ana Garcia | Posted 12.20.2014 | Travel
Ana Garcia

I am a bit of a snob. I like nice hotels with great food and luxurious spas, so does my Chihuahua, Jacob. Finding a hotel that will take us both, isn't always easy. Jacob's actually more down to earth than I am, and not because he's lower to the ground.

These Pets Went ALL OUT For Halloween

The Huffington Post | Avery Stone | Posted 10.21.2014 | Comedy

Halloween is fast approaching, and no one will get you more excited to dress to the nines than these pets. These little ones strut their stuff in c...

These 15 Geeky Dog Costumes Are Perfect For A Nerd's Best Friend

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 10.21.2014 | Science

When Halloween rolls around, geeks are freaks -- after all, it's another opportunity for cosplay. But why leave Fido out of the fun when there are...

The Good Luck Cat: An Interview With Author Lissa Warren

Brandi Megan Granett | Posted 12.20.2014 | Home
Brandi Megan Granett

Only a human pacemaker could save this beloved member of their family. Warren graciously shared with me some of her influences and experiences behind writing this moving story.

The Miracle of a Microchip

Heather Risinger | Posted 12.20.2014 | Parents
Heather Risinger

Ten years ago my son and I fell in love with a dog at a "Pet Adoption Event" in our grocery store parking lot. He was five at the time, and we went to the store for a couple of groceries, and came home with a dog.

Photographer Creates Moving Tribute To Her Beloved Pooch During The Dog's Final Days

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 10.20.2014 | Good News

When her cherished pet fell ill, this photographer found a beautiful way to honor her little friend. Maria Sharp, 23, a photographer from Cleveland...

These Animals Love Fall As Much As We Do

The Huffington Post | Chris McGonigal & Katherine Boehrer | Posted 10.17.2014 | Green

Whether they're frolicking in a leaf pile or lounging on the porch, our animals love fall just as much as we do. When we asked you to share your fall ...

Want A Better Life? Embrace Chaos

Dr. Shamini Jain | Posted 12.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Shamini Jain

If we think our life stops when we have kids and a job, if we don't pursue our passions no matter how ridiculous they may seem, if we don't stretch ourselves to accommodate that rescue dog who needs a home or a family member or friend who needs our help, we miss out -- big time. Because what we get in return when we embrace this "chaos" is LIFE, in all its fullness and all its glory.

My Dog's Facebook Funeral

Rev. Dr. Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite | Posted 12.14.2014 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite

With the outpouring of prayer and concern at his loss, I realized Facebook is not only sacred community for so many pet lovers, it is also a lesson in how to respond to grief with simple compassion.

Fools and Horses

Remy M. Maisel | Posted 12.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Remy M. Maisel

I am lucky. I have become the person I envied as a child. I am a fool, but I'm a fool with a horse, and I wouldn't trade him for anything.

A Mouse and a Murderer

James Ridgeway and Jean Casella | Posted 12.08.2014 | Crime
James Ridgeway and Jean Casella

he following story came to us by letter from William Blake, who is now in his 27th year of solitary confinement at Elmira Correctional Facility in upstate New York.

"Undercats" Get a Second Chance From Milo's Sanctuary

Jen Reeder | Posted 12.08.2014 | Good News
Jen Reeder

As a pet writer, it goes without saying that I have a soft spot for animals. So when a friend emailed me a photo of a little kitty wearing a tutu and using a wheelchair, I was intrigued.

Man's (and Woman's) Best Friend

Kindness Blog | Posted 12.07.2014 | Impact
Kindness Blog

Across the country, there are nonprofit groups that help people who are homeless care for their pets by providing free food, water, medication, and other supplies. This is an often-overlooked need, but it is such a priceless and incredibly kind service to offer.

Letting Go Of 'Perfect' For A Puppy

Jessie Rosen | Posted 12.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Jessie Rosen

I have spent the past three years saying NO to my boyfriend, then fiancé and now husband's "Can we please get a dog?" I said it so many times that I just stopped saying it and created a look that communicated the same message. It was not a pleasant look.

I on Beauty: Chapter 8 - Living Better with Pets

Irene Michaels | Posted 12.05.2014 | Fifty
Irene Michaels

I have been a pet owner my entire life. My pets are my children, friends, and most definitely my biggest fans. My life wouldn't be the same without them, and most likely, neither would my health.

How To Live With A Pet Allergy (Without Getting Rid Of Your Pet)

Dr. Tim Mainardi | Posted 12.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Tim Mainardi

Environmental changes, medications and allergen immunotherapy are effective strategies that can help pet allergy sufferers to treat their symptoms and live with a pet allergy while still keeping their best friend around.

How Tanzy the Paraplegic Kitten Surprised Everyone

Brandi Megan Granett | Posted 11.29.2014 | Good News
Brandi Megan Granett

When Tanzy first came to Tabby's Place, no one knew whether or not she would survive the animal attack that left the day old kitten without the use of her back legs.

One Fish, Two Fish, Dead Fish, New Fish

Cort Ruddy | Posted 11.29.2014 | Parents
Cort Ruddy

Over the next three months, I went to Pet Smart as often as Norm went to Cheers. The staff would greet me with, "Want the usual?" I became a master of the goldfish switcheroo.

Puppies in the Mist

Lucas Spangher | Posted 11.29.2014 | World
Lucas Spangher

I turned to see them waddling towards me, and they resumed their place at my feet. I paused, I hesitated... and then, feeling like a stupid American tourist, I bent down, gathered them into my shirt, and walked the short distance back to my hut.

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...

My Cat Is My Role Model

Maria Senise | Posted 11.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Senise

My cat, or rather daughter, is the most beautiful creature on the planet. Her name is Moo, and she is my role model. She is so calm and chill all t...

The Academic Impostor Behind The Pit Bull Hysteria

Douglas Anthony Cooper | Posted 10.02.2016 | Green
Douglas Anthony Cooper

Merritt Clifton is prominent not simply because he has been making noise for decades, but because he uniquely claims to be a rigorous statistician: a scholarly expert. People who hate pit bulls lean on this man's putative expertise. And he's a charlatan.

Who Gets The Pets In A Divorce?

Caroline Choi | Posted 11.24.2014 | Divorce
Caroline Choi

Pet custody is another issue that adds to the many layers of divorce. The implementation of a pet parenting plan may be something to consider, especially if it helps lessen the sense of loss you may feel and experience during the divorce process.