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More people are adopting old dogs – really old dogs

When a German Shepherd rescue organization posted Elmo's photo online last fall, it made no effort to mask the dog's problems. He wore a...

There’s no evidence pet cats cause schizophrenia

As if parents of young children didn't have enough things to worry about, here's another: Some scientists say they think pet cats might increase...

This tennis tournament is using shelter dogs as ballboys

For the second year running, a pro tennis tournament in Brazil will kick its ballboys and ballgirls off the court. In their place will...

Things I learned covering the Westminster dog show

I grew up with dogs (and a cat), as well as a mother who loved dogs - especially Siberian huskies. We had an illustrated...

You know the weather is bad when you find a moose in your basement

It's been a rough winter in the American West, with heavy snowfalls that are causing trouble for even the hardiest locals.Take, for example, the...

Music helps dogs chill out, especially if it’s reggae or soft rock

Does your dog need to relax? Maybe Fido just needs to hear some Bob Marley or Air Supply.Or better yet, get Spot a Spotify...

This cat was weighed down by five pounds of matted fur; now he’s a rising Internet star

When Sinbad the cat showed up at the Anti-Cruelty Society, an animal shelter in Chicago, he weighed more than 11 pounds. Five pounds of...

There’s a bus tour in London for dogs (and their humans)

Dogs, the primary beneficiaries of the pet-humanization trend, get to go a lot of places these days - restaurants, workplaces, yoga. So perhaps it...

An Atlanta animal shelter is hawking cats like used cars

When millions of homeless dogs and cats are awaiting adoption across the United States, animal shelters need to get mighty creative to place the...

Year in Review: Great news stories about animals in 2016

When you write about animals full-time - which is a wonderful gig - it's easy to end up telling depressing stories of death, cruelty...

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