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Adoption helps save the lives of animals in need. Photo Credit: OlgaKay

Give Thanks For Animals: Fostering Pets

(ANIMAL SHELTERS/RESCUE PETS) Becoming a pet foster parent is a great way to help animals. It saves animals from overcrowded shelters, and allows the foster families the joy of caring for pets without the long-term commitment. Read on for a first hand account about fostering pets, and for a beginner’s guide to animal fostering. — […]

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Two Peas In A Pod: Paralyzed Pup Befriends Newborn Baby

(ANIMAL FRIENDSHIPS/KIDS AND PETS) Artie, a paralyzed rescue Dachshund, was more than excited to welcome a new friend into his world. When Sadie and Bill Cheaney brought home their newborn son Ben, an instant bond formed between the two. Some might say Artie even taught Ben to crawl all on his own! Read on to […]

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This soldier returns from Afghanistan to be greeted by her faithful dog. Photo Credit: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k0zMzfegs5s

Tissue Alert! Videos Of Dogs Greeting Soldiers

(DOGS/ANIMAL VIDEOS) This Veteran’s Day, our heartfelt appreciation goes to the men and women who have served in the U.S. military. The profound sacrifices of military families are felt in this tear-jerking video series. Each video clip captures an emotional reunion between a returning soldier and his/her dog(s). What’s unmistakable is the intense connection between […]

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How Old Is My Dog? 5 Ways To Determine Your Dog’s Age

(DOGS/LIFE WITH PETS) Many dog parents–especially those who adopted their furry friends–often wonder: how old is my dog? Determining your dog’s age is an important part of understanding your pet’s needs. This includes choosing the best dog food, accurately interpreting your pet’s behavior, observing medical symptoms more effectively, and knowing when it’s time to visit […]

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<p>Shelters find that black animals are often ignored for reasons ranging from superstitions to logistics. Photo Credit: AP</p>

Superstition Leaves Black Pets Homeless

(SHELTER ANIMALS/PET ADOPTION) Black Dog and Black Cat Syndrome are real, but these phenomenons have more to do with screwy superstition than any overt ‘racism.’ Read why black pets are less likely to be adopted–and maybe buck the trend yourself with the next animal you adopt into your family. – Global Animal

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Trick-Or-Treat! Halloween Pet Recipes

(HALLOWEEN/PETS) Halloween might be a time to gorge on all of those KitKats, but your pets shouldn’t have to miss out on all the sweets. As you prepare your animal companions for a spooky holiday, why not whip up some tasty Halloween treats to go along with their costumes? They might not be able to […]

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Halloween Howlers Show Off Their Costumes (GALLERY)

(CUTE ANIMAL PICTURES/DOGS/HALLOWEEN COSTUMES FOR PETS) Halloween is right around the corner and it’s time to get creative with not just your own costume, but your furry loved one’s as well. You shouldn’t be the only one who gets to have a little fun this Halloween! Check out these adorable pets as they “put on […]

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You may want to reconsider kissing your dog on the lips.

Should You Kiss Your Dog?

(DOGS/LIFE WITH PETS) We all love getting kisses from our furry friends. After all, it’s only natural! But many pet parents often wonder whether kissing your dog is actually safe. It seems harmless enough, but dogs’ mouths are hosts to a large array of various types of bacteria, viruses, and yeast. Some bacteria can even […]

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A dog wears a marijuana sticker at the ''Smokey Bears Picnic'', a pro-marijuana gathering in Portsmouth on the South coast of England. The gathering was to raise awareness for the decriminalisation of marijuana in the UK. Photo Credit: Sion Touhig via Getty Images

Pets On Pot: Does Medical Marijuana Help Or Hurt Pets?

(PET HEALTH/PETS) The legalization of marijuana has been a controversial topic for several years now. While many can attest to the healing properties of medical marijuana, others believe it is too dangerous to use as it lacks FDA-approval. But with medical marijuana now legal in 23 states, many are beginning to ask whether it’s safe […]

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olly, Willow, Vulcan, Candy—and The Queen. Read more about the exclusive Annie Leibovitz portrait honoring the Queen on her 90th birthday  Photo Credit: Vanity Fair

‘Cheerio’ To One Of The Queen’s Last Royal Corgis

(FAMOUS DOGS/ROYAL CORGIS) Queen Elizabeth II is in mourning following the recent death of one of her beloved corgis. Holly, the 13-year-old prestigious pup, was one of the two remaining Welsh corgis in the Royal family. The dignified dog had to be put down after suffering from an illness, and was buried last week in […]

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The Truth About Crazy Cat People & Why We Need Them

(CATS/STRAY ANIMALS) What do you picture when someone uses the phrase, “crazy cat lady?” An older woman with more than five cats? Someone who spends all of their money on cat toys and food? In reality, “crazy cat ladies” are the ones who rescue and help care for our stray and/or feral feline friends. If […]

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Pups Prescriped To Ease Post-NFL Pain

(SERVICE DOGS/THERAPY ANIMALS) More than 40 percent of retired NFL players suffer from brain injuries likely caused by repeated head traumas. And while conversations surrounding NFL player safety have surfaced in recent years, discourse is beginning to focus more and more on treatment and recovery options for retired players, military veterans, and those alike. Niklaus, […]

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They say when you rescue a dog, the dog rescues you! So true!!

The Life of a Pitbull: Lulu in Santa Monica

(PIT BULLS/DOGS) As Global Animal founders, we have met and worked with many dogs, and want to share our experience with the latest addition to our family. Lulu was adopted at an NKLA (No Kill Los Angeles) event through “Angel City Pitts” three years ago, when she was three years old. She was rescued from […]

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A pit bull dog named OJ wears sunglasses as he stands on The Embarcadero with his owner in San Francisco, California March 16, 2015. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith (UNITED STATES - Tags: SOCIETY ANIMALS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) - RTR4TLU6

Are Chihuahuas More Aggressive Than Pit Bulls?

(PIT BULLS/DOGS) While many stereotype pit bulls as dangerous and aggressive, a new study proves that in many situations, the nation’s most feared dog is actually just as docile as other dog breeds. In fact, the research shows out of the 35 most common dog breeds, Chihuahuas are actually the most aggressive. But even so, […]

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