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Why Your Dog Kicks His Hind Leg When You Rub His Belly

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 11.20.2014 | Science

Fido just can't help himself. Each time you scratch that sweet spot on his belly, his hind leg starts kicking like crazy--but why? Ultimately, it's...

Divorce Confidential: Crafting a Creative Pet Parenting Plan

Caroline Choi | Posted 01.19.2015 | Divorce
Caroline Choi

It's no surprise pet parents are becoming a lot more serious about pet custody. The need to divide this member of your home can be painful and hold so much more value than the division of material possessions.

Here's Why Cats Keep Rubbing Against Our Legs

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 11.19.2014 | Science

Ever wondered why your cat keeps rubbing against your leg? Or why kitty goes crazy over catnip? Well, you're in luck. A new YouTube video (above) ...

The Crosby SoHo New York: Best Hotels in the World

LuxEco Living | Posted 01.15.2015 | Travel
LuxEco Living

I miss my dog! Not enough to fly him cross country in the belly of an airplane. But just enough to settle for a hand carved wooden clone.

Honoring Those Who Make a Difference for Animals

Matthew Bershadker | Posted 01.17.2015 | Green
Matthew Bershadker

Last week, we recognized some of the most remarkable people and animals on the front lines of that effort by bestowing our annual ASPCA Humane Awards.

The Three Lives of Thomasina

Rescue Idiot | Posted 01.14.2015 | Good News
Rescue Idiot

Imagine losing your first home to one of the most devastating storms in history, Hurricane sandy when you were only a few weeks old. Now add to that l...

9 Ways Pets Improve Our Health And Happiness

Kayla Matthews | Posted 01.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Kayla Matthews

November is "Adopt a Senior Pet Month," and adopting a pet isn't just good for your pet; it's good for you, too. Check out these nine scientifically-researched ways that pets improve the lives of their human companions.

Gone Missing: Tips for Finding Lost Pets

Natasha Ashton | Posted 01.28.2015 | Impact
Natasha Ashton

What happens when -- in that split second you weren't watching -- a furry friend wanders off? What do you do next? How far could your pet possibly wander? No matter how prepared the pet parent, it's easy for panic to set in.

A Tribute to Sophie, My Fur Kid

Jim Joseph | Posted 01.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Jim Joseph

Saying goodbye to Sophie was one of the hardest things I've had to do in my life. I guess I'm fortunate to be able to even say that, but it's true.

The Biggest Mistake 99 Percent of All Pet Owners Make

PolicyGenius | Posted 01.06.2015 | Money
PolicyGenius

You remembered the essentials: food and water bowls, a comfy bed, plenty of toys and a toolkit of grooming tools. But over 99 percent of pet owners are forgetting one of the most important products you need for your pet: insurance.

For the Love of Dog, Put Us Out of Business

Robert Shapiro | Posted 01.05.2015 | Green
Robert Shapiro

Don't get us wrong, we love the cheer that lights up chilly December, but to the directors of a no-kill animal shelter in NYC, holidays spell little more than disaster for thousands of momentarily-loved pets in Manhattan alone.

Why I'll Never Write About Kanye West -- Or Cats -- Ever Again

Renee Fisher | Posted 01.05.2015 | Fifty
Renee Fisher

Let's be clear, right off the bat: This is neither a post about cats nor about Kanye West. This is, however, a post about what happens once one writes a blog post that may be less-than-favorable, albeit satiric, about American icons.

Walking Dogs Through Life

Julie Meyer Taylor | Posted 12.31.2014 | Parents
Julie Meyer Taylor

Little Sam was born and I hardly had time to breathe, or sleep, or eat, let alone take walks. I hired a babysitter a couple of hours a week, and when I didn't use the time to collapse on my bed, I scrounged up the leashes.

Halloween Can Be Dangerous -- For Your Pet

GalTime | Posted 12.30.2014 | Green
GalTime

When it comes to Halloween, we're careful to protect our little witches and goblins. Yes, we teach our kids that there may be tricks amongst the treats and that we must check all goodies before our little ones can tear in. We don't always think about taking extra precautions with our pets, but it's important.

Here's Why You Should Dress Up Your Cat Right Meow

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 10.30.2014 | Comedy

There's nothing cuter than a pet in a Halloween costume, except, you know, a pet that's not in a Halloween costume. With more and more Americans d...

25 Simple Ways to Save Money as a Dog Owner

Anna Jane Grossman | Posted 12.29.2014 | Green
Anna Jane Grossman

I work as a dog trainer and am surrounded by a lot of nerdy dog types, all of whom don't skimp when it comes to their doggie pals. But that doesn't mean we spend a bundle.

8 Reasons Pit Bulls Are Better Than Most People

Kathryn Leehane | Posted 12.29.2014 | Green
Kathryn Leehane

I get some mighty odd glares when walking my pit bull. No matter. I'd rather hang out with a pit bull than most people any day. Here's why.

Think You Love Your Dog? Think Again

Trish Mitchell | Posted 12.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Trish Mitchell

This is a rant. Saw a post on a Facebook dog page, supposedly humorous, where a woman laughingly described how her dog was completely neurotic, anxio...

Malaysians Rally Around Activist Who Got Death Threats For Inviting Muslims To Touch Dogs

Religion News Service | Darshini Kandasamy | Posted 10.28.2014 | Religion

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (RNS) Syed Azmi Alhabshi has been labeled a heretic, a closet Christian, a Zionist spy or even a Shiite Muslim. His crime? Invi...

It's Just a Dog

Whitney Fleming | Posted 12.28.2014 | Women
Whitney Fleming

I know most people don't mean harm when they say "it's just a dog." But I have to feel these people are missing out on a lot of beautiful things in life, like just another sunset, just another first snow or just another friend.

'We Have Whiskers, They Have Whiskers:' A Man's Best Friend Is His Cat

Peter Mandel | Posted 12.27.2014 | Good News
Peter Mandel

I am feeling embarrassed even as I write this, but, well, we have whiskers, they have whiskers. It is time for the cold war between men and cats to end.

Feathers Ruffled. Fur Flies. Lessons Learned From Ebola.

Melanie Young | Posted 12.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Melanie Young

But in the eyes of the law, pets are property, not family members. And property is not treated the same as family. Like your children, have you made necessary provisions to make sure your pets will be well cared for and given the water, food, shelter and love that they need and deserve if and when you cannot be there for them?

About a Dog

Jim Moret | Posted 12.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Jim Moret

Why all the fuss over a dog? Ask Nina Pham or Teresa Romero or my daughter, Amanda. They'll all tell you these are not just dogs. They are much more precious. They are members of our family.

13 Spook-Free Safety Tips to Keep Your Kids and Pets Safe This Halloween

Laura McHolm | Posted 12.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Laura McHolm

I called upon two experts that have simple tips for a safe, scare-free Halloween to keep your children and pets safe.

The World's First Animal Rescue News App

Rescue Idiot | Posted 12.26.2014 | Technology
Rescue Idiot

Rescue Idiot is proud to now be the world's first animal rescue news app! Featuring animal rescue news from around the world updated daily, adoptable...