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Unbelievable: 89 Dogs Rescued From a Hoarder; Here's One Dog's Story

The Pet Collective | Posted 07.06.2013 | Green
The Pet Collective

Arwen is a 10-year-old pittie mix. She was one of 89 dogs found in a bad hoarding situation. Our story starts in the Mojave Desert where an animal h...

It's Be Kind To Animals Week!

Natasha Ashton | Posted 07.05.2013 | Impact
Natasha Ashton

Back in 2000 when I was still living in the UK, I was involved in a terrible car accident. I was driving on a highway when all of a sudden a rabbit da...

PHOTOS: Local Pets Up For Adoption

Posted 05.03.2013 | Chicago

Recent news that the city's Animal Care and Control facility is understaffed and failing to meet its own standards for veterinary examinations for the...

You Need To See These Chihuahuas

The Huffington Post | Will Wrigley | Posted 05.02.2013 | DC

Nothing says Cinco de Mayo quite like...a Chihuahua race? The second annual Running of the Chihuahuas, being held Saturday, May 4, starting at 11 a...

Remembering Tango

Pam Townsend | Posted 07.01.2013 | DC
Pam Townsend

Today would have been Tango's 14th birthday. I'd hoped to be celebrating; instead, I'm mourning his passing three weeks ago and reflecting on his life with us.

5 Ways To Include Your Pooch In Your Wedding

Matthew David Hopkins | Posted 07.01.2013 | Weddings
Matthew David Hopkins

Oftentimes, we're as close to our pets as we are to our own family members, so it only makes sense we want them with us when we tie the knot.

Pregnant Dog Abandoned By Her Owners At The Shelter Is Saved

The Pet Collective | Posted 06.27.2013 | Green
The Pet Collective

There is no harder lesson about spaying and neutering your dog than the story of Mimi. Mimi, an unspayed Maltese, suddenly became pregnant. She was only four-years-old when the adorable, white fluffy dog was turned into the shelter.

Pet Adoption: Translating Attitudes Into Action

Jan Wilkins | Posted 04.25.2013 | Impact
Jan Wilkins

Pet homelessness is a solvable goal. If each person looking for a new pet chose adoption, a lifelong home for every pet could be a reality. I've followed my passion for pets throughout my career, and I hope to inspire others to consider how adopting a pet can change their life, too.

Veterinary Confidential

Jennifer Scarlett, D.V.M | Posted 06.24.2013 | San Francisco
Jennifer Scarlett, D.V.M

Unlike us humans, who value face-to-face introductions, dogs prefer some latitude and movement when they meet. Meeting nose-to-nose may seem the most polite way to us, but it's the least preferred approach.

AWW: Why This Pup Is So Special

Posted 04.23.2013 | Divorce

After a divorce or a bad breakup, it's only natural to seek out something to take your mind off the split, be it a dependable friend who indulges your...

This April 26, Cat Lovers Celebrate Hairball Awareness Day, Avoid Gag Reflex

Lisa Rogak | Posted 06.23.2013 | Green
Lisa Rogak

On National Hairball Awareness Day, on April 26, 2013, cat lovers around the world will gather to show their strength and increase their resolve to prevent the condition that dogs their feline friends.

April Is Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month: Use Your Voice to Protect All Animals

Cathy Chester | Posted 06.23.2013 | Impact
Cathy Chester

April is Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month, and the ASPCA is urging supporters across the country to support their efforts to fight animal cruelty. This post is dedicated to their efforts, and to the efforts of animal lovers everywhere who spend time saving all animals from cruelty and danger.

The Happiest Goodbye: New Beginnings for Bono the Rescue Cat

Helen Brown | Posted 06.22.2013 | Books
Helen Brown

I woke with a mop of cat in my face. Bono's owlish eyes gazed unblinking at me. Closing my eyes, I pretended to sleep. The feather duster of Bono's tail brushed my cheek. He mewed urgently.

Found Wandering Alone With a Badly Broken Leg, Augie Finds His Perfect Home

The Pet Collective | Posted 06.20.2013 | Green
The Pet Collective

Who knows how Augie got there, but there he was. Found wandering through an orchard with a broken leg, and no identification. How had he become separated from his home? When had he been hit by the car that broke his leg? How long had he been wandering around in this pain?

PHOTOS: Adopt These Local Pets, Chicago!

Posted 04.19.2013 | Chicago

It's been a tough week, Chicago. And though we can't offer up the services of Chicagoland's favorite troupe of comfort dogs -- they're currently bu...

Turn Your Pet Into A ... Diamond?

Posted 04.19.2013 | Green

From Mother Nature Network's Benyamin Cohen: Think taxidermy is the only way to memorialize a deceased pet? Think again. A Chicago-based company ca...

How Bono the Rescue Cat Became a Rock Star

Helen Brown | Posted 06.16.2013 | Good News
Helen Brown

Bono refused to budge from under the bed. Nobody said it was going to be easy. The whole point of fostering this cat was to accustom him to human company so he'd have a chance of finding a permanent home.

Abused Dog Keeps Running Away From Home and Finally Finds Help

The Pet Collective | Posted 06.13.2013 | Green
The Pet Collective

Meet Emerson, an adorably sweet little Papillion/Pomeranian mix. You'd never guess the struggles this tiny guy has faced by looking at him now, but little Emerson is a fighter and a survivor. This is where Emerson's story begins.

PHOTOS: Adopt These Pets, Chicago!

Posted 04.12.2013 | Chicago

It's been a few weeks, but we're back at it. Far too many Chicagoland pets are currently stuck in animal shelters, awaiting their forever homes, an...

Must Love Dogs: More Singles Getting Pets

GalTime | Posted 06.12.2013 | Women

A new study suggests American singles are taking their search for love into the wild. The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) says there has been a major rise in pet ownership among singles since 2006 as they look to fill a sense of love and family in their lives. I

A Rocky Start: How Our Foster Cat Bono Nearly Broke Our Hearts

Helen Brown | Posted 06.12.2013 | Books
Helen Brown

Lydia opened the carry case. Bono burst into the living room. He whirled around the center of the room, faster and faster like a tornado building strength. Then, to our absolute horror, he disappeared up the fireplace.

LOOK: Astronauts & Their Pets

Melissa Cronin | Posted 04.11.2013 | Science

From National Pistachio Day to National Tap Dance Day, our calendars are so full of celebrations, it seems like there's no space for anything else. Sp...

Life is a Gift

Sue Shanahan | Posted 06.10.2013 | Arts
Sue Shanahan

The gift is always wrapped in risk. It takes courage to open it and dive in. From cradle to grave we've been indoctrinated to dedicate ourselves to safety. Which doesn't seem like such a bad thing, until you consider all you're likely to miss.

Albuquerque Is Top For Pets

AP | Posted 06.10.2013 | Travel

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque has been named America's best city for four-legged travelers. The travel booking site Priceline....

Welcome Bono: How Fostering a Cat While Visiting New York Can Be a Key to the City's Heart

Helen Brown | Posted 06.08.2013 | Books
Helen Brown

Bono was the strangest looking cat I'd ever seen. Apart from his enormous head, shaggy feet and the feather duster tip of his ridiculously long tail, he was entirely shaved.