Canine catwalk! Dogs arrive for the first day of Crufts

Canine catwalk! Crufts begins in Birmingham – and this year’s four-legged competitors arrive looking snug in fleeces, snoods, and some VERY garish onesies The 128th year of the famous dog show runs at Birmingham National Exhibition Centre (NEC) for four days  Canine competitors arrived at the venue today – looking perfectly groomed and wearing an array of outfits   Annual show […]

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Inseparable Senior Shelter Dogs Get Married to Increase Their Chances of Being Adopted Together

This is a little ditty about Jack and Diane. No, not the famous emu and donkey friends adopted by Jeffery Dean Morgan. This is the story of two inseparable senior dogs living at Kennebec Valley Humane Society in Augusta, Maine. According to Bangor Daily News, the dogs are so enamored with one another, the shelter’s staff used to joke that […]

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Free Therapy Dog Sessions Help Those Affected By Alzheimer's Smile, Engage and Transform

The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America‘s Education and Resource Center in New York City is always an engaging place to visit, but one day a month it gets especially fluffy. The non-profit organization recently started hosting free therapy dog bonding sessions at their center to anyone affected by Alzheimer’s, not just those who have a dementia-related illness, but their caregivers, family […]

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Dog Owners Need to Watch Out For Xylitol: Dog Dies After Eating Brownies With Sugar Substitute

A dog owner from West London, England, is turning her grief into an important lesson for other pet parents. According to Metro, Kate Chacksfield’s canine Ruby died after sneaking and eating two brownies the contained xylitol — a natural sugar substitute. Xylitol is toxic to dogs and can cause low blood sugar, seizures, liver failure and even death in canines who ingest […]

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10 Valentine's Day Gifts to Get If Your Pet Is the Love of Your Life

Buy it! Haute Dog Coat, $39.00; TheOliverThomas.com Buy it! Blue Buffalo Kitty Yums Savory Salmon Cat Treats, $2.39; Chewy.com Buy it! Bling Dog Collar, $24.00; LazyBonezz.com Buy it! Loving Pets Bella Bowls Pet Bowl, $3.82;  Chewy.com Buy it! Love My Pup Be Mine Valentine’s Day Dog Dress, $14.99; Petco.com Buy it! Jackson Galaxy Dumpling Cat Bed, $29.99; PetSmart.com Buy it! Fiona Dog Bolster, $27.99; Wayfair.com Buy […]

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Dog Learns Tricks Based on Harry Potter Spells, So Everything He Does Is Magic

Teaching your dog to sit, stay and speak seems like a snooze-fest when you could be schooling your canine in magic instead. Youtuber Brizzy Voices has taking pet training out of the muggle world and into the wizarding world of Harry Potter. Obvious Potterhead and proud dog mom to Remus (possibly named for the Potter character Remus Lupin), she recently posted […]

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He's Hired! Talented Dog Has Resume, 'Chief Joy Officer' Title and Sweet Job Perks

All dogs are special, but Cooper really knows how to work it. The lovable and very professional chocolate Lab/golden retriever mix was recently hired as the Chief Joy Officer of the Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin Robbins charity, Joy in Childhood Foundation. He serves as the first canine leader of the Foundation’s Dogs for Joy program, which employs specially trained pups […]

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Want to Protect Your Kids from Allergies? Study Says Get a Dog … or Two

Owning a pet comes with all kinds of health perks, and a recent study out of Sweden just found another. The study, published on Dec. 19 in the journal PLOS ONE, set out to see what effect having multiple pets had on the development of allergies in children, after several other studies “indicated that early pet keeping could protect the infant […]

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