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Purebred Dogs Are All Frankensteins, Adopt A Mutt Instead

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 07.29.2014 | Comedy

Adam Conover from "Adam Ruins Everything" is here to, well, ruin everything for all you purebred dog lovers by giving the lowdown on how breeding can ...

The Decision to Neuter Pets Just Got More Complicated

Hal Herzog | Posted 05.01.2013 | Science
Hal Herzog

While neutering reduces suffering in general, it may well put your individual pet at greater risk of a serious disease such as cancer. It's a classic conflict between what is best for the individual versus what is best for society. Is there an alternative to routine de-sexing of pets?

What the AKC Won't Tell You About Its Top 10 Breeds

Ingrid Newkirk | Posted 04.08.2013 | Green
Ingrid Newkirk

As with so many slick marketing campaigns, the American Kennel Club has glossed over the downside of purebred dogs, including the fact that they often suffer miserably from congenital defects and inherited diseases. Here is the info that you won't hear from the AKC about those top 10 breeds.

Bo Obama: Every Dog Needs a Job

Lisa Rogak | Posted 03.24.2013 | Green
Lisa Rogak

While the confetti is still being swept up from the streets of Washington following the inauguration, and President Barack Obama begins his second term, it's clear that one of his most valuable companions -- Bo -- also knows that it's time to buckle down and get to work.

What To Do If Your Pet Goes Missing

AP | SUE MANNING | Posted 09.05.2012 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES -- More owners are reporting lost or stolen pets, but the online nation is coming to the rescue. The number of dogs being stolen in the U...

ASPCA Pummels Puppy Mills With Pressure From Consumers, Politicians

Ed Sayres | Posted 08.01.2012 | Impact
Ed Sayres

Hurting puppies is unfathomable to most of us. Americans love puppies, and many of us agree with the late Charles M. Schulz's sentiments: "Happiness is a warm puppy." But despite all the adoration, puppies (and their mothers) continue to suffer in puppy mills.

And America's Favorite Dog Is...

AP | Posted 04.29.2012 | Green

NEW YORK (AP) — The American Kennel Club says the Labrador Retriever is the most popular dog in America for the 21st straight year. A...

Thousands Of Dogs Heading To New York To Vie For Best In Show

Posted 02.14.2012 | Green

From Mother Nature Network's John Platt: This week, thousands of show dogs, their trainers and their owners are descending upon New York City, wher...

Dog Snatching Jumps Up By 32% This Year, Group Reports

The Huffington Post | Tara Kelly | Posted 10.16.2011 | Green

Hold on tight to your precious pooches. Dog theft is up, says the American Kennel Club (AKC). The organization's national database shows at least a...

The Government Asked for Pets for Defense in the 1940s

Kate Kelly | Posted 10.03.2011 | Home
Kate Kelly

What if the U.S. government wanted your dog to enlist in the military? That's exactly the request that went out in 1942 shortly after Pearl Harbor.

Great Scott! A New Breed Is on Top Thanks to Westminster!

Wendy Diamond | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Wendy Diamond

Introducing Hickory, the 135th Best in Show winner at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show and arguably the most famous Scottish Deerhound in the world.

The Most Popular Dog In America

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

NEW YORK — The American Kennel Club says the Labrador retriever is the most popular dog in America for the 20th straight year. The German sheph...

Is The Upper East Side A High Maintenance Poodle?

DNA Info | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

A week-long contest will determine which dog and cat breeds, from the Upper East Side to Chelsea, best represents the city....

Lucky Beams with Terrier Pride for this Year's Best in Show!

Wendy Diamond | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Wendy Diamond

Scottish Terrier, Sadie, takes home top prize of the 134th annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show.

It's Time to Catch Up With Britain: Crufts, the AKC, the BBC, and USA Network

Bruce Friedrich | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Bruce Friedrich

It's time that the U.S. catches up with Britain's animal welfare standards. If breeders want something to manipulate and deform within an inch of their lives, they should take up bonsai.

Stump, the Geezer -- A Shaggy Dog Tale

Tom Alderman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tom Alderman

Geezers of America, rejoice. There's a new icon for you and his name is Stump -- Stump, the Dog, and he has validated your remarkable status.

Lucky Diamond Guest Spot on Celebrity Apprentice

Wendy Diamond | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Wendy Diamond

This week was our always-entertaining Annual Halloween Pet Costume Party benefiting the Humane Society and par usual the party featured some downright adorable canine costumes.