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How To Live In The Present? Look To Your Pet

OWN | Posted 04.12.2014 | OWN

Dogs and cats can help reduce loneliness, provide a nonjudgmental source of companionship and enrich their owners' lives. According to author Eckhart ...

8 Pets That May Actually Be Illegal In Your State

The Huffington Post | Clarke Reilly | Posted 04.09.2014 | Green

At some point in our lives, the majority of us have known the joys of caring for a beloved pet, whether it was an adorably loyal Labrador or a Jackson...

Impossibly Cute Hedgehog Appears To Love Costumes, Calendars And Short Walks On The Beach

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 04.09.2014 | Green

Marutaro is a tiny hedgehog bursting with emotion. Or at least, it appears this way, thanks to the expressive miniature paper masks his owner construc...

26 Majestic Dogs Who Totally Redefine Perfection

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 04.08.2014 | Comedy

Because everybody knows dogs are perfect, even when it doesn't look like it.

Do Our Dogs Look And Act More Like Us Over Time?

Next Avenue | Donna Sapolin | Posted 04.06.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Donna Sapolin Every day I think to myself how much the dogs I see walking around New York City look like their owner...

The 8 Sneakiest Hotel Cheats You're Totally Guilty Of

Thrillist | Posted 06.03.2014 | Travel
Thrillist

Sure, these antics are frowned upon, but they're de rigueur and wildly popular for getting the most out of a hotel stay on the sly.

Dog Training: A Little Effort Goes a Long Way

Nicole Wilde | Posted 06.03.2014 | Green
Nicole Wilde

The thing is, having a well-trained dog doesn't happen overnight. But you don't have to drill your dog in obedience for hours a day; in fact, dogs learn better in shorter practice sessions.

5 Reasons Every Girl Should Have a Dog

Kendra Alvey | Posted 06.02.2014 | Women
Kendra Alvey

Every girl needs a dog. I'm not saying boys don't need dogs. And I'm not cat bashing, either. Cats are cute. Yeah, I said it. But, I still say every girl needs a dog. Please hold all eye rolls until I've pled my case.

Get Your Dog a Pet!

Victoria Buchholz | Posted 06.01.2014 | Good News
Victoria Buchholz

I know I can't fix her leg, but I wonder how I can fix the rest. And then it occurs to me: when I was broken inside, what fixed me was her.

Get Up Swinging: More Than a Pet

Lara Huffman | Posted 05.31.2014 | Women
Lara Huffman

Two days after we adopted Boomer, or she adopted us, my hair fell out. I stared at my reflection (and a crazy-looking woman looked back) for a couple of moments, and then I said aloud, "F*ck it. Go downstairs and cuddle your puppy."

Homeless

Jana Lee Frazier | Posted 05.28.2014 | Good News
Jana Lee Frazier

We are both afraid. But she is braver than I am. This morning, she climbed calmly, willingly up into the station wagon of these people who are strangers to her. To come here. I, too, got into a car that brought me to this place.

Now Domestic Violence Victims Won't Have To Leave Their Pets Behind

AP | JENNIFER PELTZ | Posted 03.26.2014 | Crime

NEW YORK (AP) — When her abusive husband left for work last fall, she grabbed her kids, her dog and her bags, only to run up against a heart-wrenchi...

7 Ways to Avoid Loneliness

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 05.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

While we can connect somewhat with another intellectually, this is not what takes away loneliness. Loneliness vanishes when we connect with each other from our hearts.

Pet Custody Cases Are On The Rise, And Here's Why

Maria Cognetti | Posted 05.24.2014 | Divorce
Maria Cognetti

As the issue of pets in divorces continues to garner more attention, we will most probably see an increase in these types of disputes. Spouses that believe this tactic offers an easy way to gain an edge in negotiations should seriously think twice and be aware that this can come back to "bite" them in the long run.

How Loss Affects Our Daily Lives

Guy Winch, Ph.D. | Posted 05.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Guy Winch, Ph.D.

Recovering from loss takes time but there are ways to treat our psychological injuries. Caring for our emotional wounds will help accelerate the recovery process so we emerge from our loss with our lives, identities, relationships, and beliefs intact.

Forget the Smart Home, This Is the Smart Dog House

Chip Chick | Posted 05.19.2014 | Technology
Chip Chick

Technology is finally ready to help dogs be just as big of antisocial homebodies as their human masters! Your furry friend can now move on up into T-Pai, a two-story modern marvel built for doggie luxury.

My Beagle and Me

Bill Stieger | Posted 05.18.2014 | Good News
Bill Stieger

One habit of my beagle, Parker, nearly landed him at animal rescue. He liked to pee atop our bed! I confessed to my wife that I could take it no longer. "But he loves you so much," she said.

Shape up with Your Pup: Exercise Technology Goes to the Dogs

Natasha Ashton | Posted 05.17.2014 | Green
Natasha Ashton

I've talked before about our pets' sometimes precarious relationship with technology, but I've recently discovered some pretty neat devices that can a...

Travels With Journey and Friends: The Four Seasons Biltmore is one of the Best Pet-Friendly Resorts in the World

LuxEco Living | Posted 05.14.2014 | Travel
LuxEco Living

By Nancy and James Chuda founders of LuxEcoLiving Media Group and Healthy Child Healthy World Santa Barbara California photos courtesy LuxEcoLiving...

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.

WATCH: Don't Be Fooled!

AP | SUE MANNING | Posted 02.27.2014 | Science

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The next time you start shaking your finger and shouting "Shame on you!" because your dog chewed up your favorite fuzzy slippers,...