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The Chemical Benefits of Adopting a Dog

Rescue Idiot | Posted 08.03.2014 | Good News
Rescue Idiot

Animal lovers have been saying it for years and years, "animals make me so happy." It turns out a new study by Dognition collected over the past few y...

17 Adorably Helpful Pets Who Double As Household Appliances

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 03.14.2014 | Green

Do you even need a vacuum, really?

An Inspiring Tale of 3 Pussycats

Dr. Reese Halter | Posted 05.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Reese Halter

Recently, I was asked how I remain so optimistic about life. I explained that, "True to my Welsh namesake - The Happy One - I carefully filter the inf...

From Teeth to Dog Hair Sweaters to Nose Necklaces: Unique Ways To Memorialize Your Pets

Aimee Heckel | Posted 05.07.2014 | Weird News
Aimee Heckel

For a few hundred dollars, you can mold your pet's nose and turn it into a sterling silver necklace.

Dognapped! Five Things You Can Do to Prevent Pet Theft

Natasha Ashton | Posted 04.29.2014 | Impact
Natasha Ashton

Whether a furry friend costs $1 or $1,000, our pets are always priceless to us. To keep your dog's paws where they belong (with you!), here are some tips for thwarting thieves.

Who Does Your Dog Think You Are?

Tara Hedman | Posted 04.27.2014 | Green
Tara Hedman

I have a small wooden plaque in my kitchen that reads, "My goal in life is to be the person my dog thinks I am." I suppose that when people read it they see it like a bumper sticker. Curious and meaningless. But to me, it's profound.

Petting Away Depression

Rescue Idiot | Posted 08.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Rescue Idiot

You've seen the TV commercials, the person in black and white and sad while they watch their friends and family in color happy as can be? Then the sad...

10 Reasons To Include Your Pet In Your Wedding

Posted 02.24.2014 | Weddings

Lover.ly -- search, save, shop and share wedding ideas in one place. By Kellee Khalil for Lover.ly Having a pet at your wedding definitely isn't...

REVEALED: Striking Way Dogs Are Just Like Us

| Annie Sneed | Posted 02.22.2014 | Science

You may snicker when you see dog owners talk to their pets as though they were human or view YouTube videos of dogs supposedly speaking English back t...

Like a Handshake, but with Noses and Butts

Sara Reusche | Posted 04.22.2014 | Green
Sara Reusche

In our society, a handshake is the standard greeting for meeting new people. Dogs also have a standard greeting ritual, but as scent-oriented creatures their ritual varies slightly from ours.

Kitten Realizes He's Really Really Really Ridiculously Good-Looking After Watching Zoolander

Leslie Goshko | Posted 04.21.2014 | Comedy
Leslie Goshko

Have you ever found yourself watching a movie and then suddenly a particular scene or character or line just changes your life? Whatever cinematic moment speaks to you, I'm elated and proud to say that I too have found my own.

Your Pet Just May Have 'Super' Vision

LiveScience | Tanya Lewis | Posted 02.19.2014 | Science

A house cat's bizarre antics may be more than just feline folly. The kitty may be seeing things that human eyes can't. Unlike humans, many animals se...

5 Things Dogs Teach You About Life

Michelle Higginson | Posted 04.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Michelle Higginson

Dogs may eat food off of the ground, go to the bathroom outside and say "hello" by sniffing behinds, but we're the ones who have a lot to learn.

To Truly Learn How to Communicate, Love a Cat

Andrea Smith | Posted 04.16.2014 | Women
Andrea Smith

It's Valentine's Day, and men and women everywhere are scurrying around trying to find just the right gift or card to show their special someone they care. Some turn to chocolates, some roses, but do you really know what your sweetie loves?

The Risk of Love

Autumn Chiklis | Posted 04.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Autumn Chiklis

There's a certain level of bravery required in loving what will inevitably be lost. In fact, to love in any way is inherently a gamble -- the risk i...

Arin Greenwood

Meet Gator, The Pit Bull Who Just Got A Second Chance At Life

HuffingtonPost.com | Arin Greenwood | Posted 02.12.2014 | Green

When Gator the pit bull was taken from an Oklahoma animal shelter at the end of January, he weighed just 27 pounds. "A dog his size should've weigh...

All Dogs Go to Heaven: How Pets Draw Us Closer to God

Rev. Dr. Mae Elise Cannon | Posted 04.12.2014 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Mae Elise Cannon

Chief was a beautiful creature. Understated in temperament. Loyal. Sweet. And a part of our family. It was devastating to see him go. While Chief was not my dog -- he belonged to some dear friends -- his loss reminded me of the great value pets play in our lives.

Little Kids Read Books To Shelter Cats, Adorableness Ensues

The Huffington Post | Karin Swanson | Posted 02.24.2016 | Good News

It's an adorable win-win situation: Kids can practice reading while shelter cats get the affection they need. Organized by the Animal Rescue Leagu...

How To Conduct A Wedding Ceremony For Your Pet (Seriously)

Rev. Laurie Sue Brockway | Posted 04.12.2014 | Weddings
Rev. Laurie Sue Brockway

Some people may believe it ridiculous to even think about having a ceremony for pets, but I think pet nuptials can be meaningful as long as they are officiated with love.

Why This Traveler Will Never Set Foot in Sochi (Pt. 2)

Laura Lippstone | Posted 04.10.2014 | Travel
Laura Lippstone

The other day I wrote about why visiting Sochi, Russia -- home of the Winter Olympics -- would not be happening in my lifetime.

WATCH: Never Fear, Mohawk Cat Is Here

The Huffington Post | Cate Matthews | Posted 02.11.2014 | Weird News

This perfectly coiffed, feline rock god isn't the punk rock, cat hero we deserve, but he's the one we sorely needed to see today. And if you take j...

Book of Odds Looks at Valentine's Day: Ten Things About Love's Holiday

Amram Shapiro | Posted 08.09.2014 | Books
Amram Shapiro

Valentine's Day, like love, is complicated. It is named for a saint, yet its roots are pagan. It raises expectations and heart rates, but doesn't al...

10 Things People With Alzheimer's Have Taught Me

Marie Marley | Posted 04.12.2014 | Fifty
Marie Marley

I showed him an old picture of us together. He said, "Ah... She loved me." Then he looked in my eyes the way he had when we were lovers more than 25 years before. He didn't realize I was the woman in the picture, but he remembered that she had loved him.

5 Ways to Make Walks More Fun for Your Dog (and You)

Anna Jane Grossman | Posted 04.08.2014 | Green
Anna Jane Grossman

An enriching walk will also help tire out a dog out both mentally and physically, which can result in better behavior during the inside portions of the day. Here are some ways to make walks as fun as possible for both canines and humans.

Not 'Just a Cat' -- Surprising Responses to My Mourning

Lea Lane | Posted 04.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Lea Lane

She liked just about anyone. But most of all, this darling animal loved me, keeping tight company with me through good times and bad. She was never "just a cat." She was just a great cat.