All About Our Connection To Pets: Dogs, Cats, Puppies, Kittens, People & Pets, Animal Psychology & Pet Behavior, plus much more

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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How One Dog’s Selfie Almost Cost Him His Home

(PIT BULLS/BREED SPECIFIC LEGISLATION) Diggy the dog took the Internet by storm with a selfie that went viral in June. But his fame almost cost him his new home after the Waterford Township police saw the photo. Unfortunately for Diggy and his new family, they had violated the township’s ban on pit bulls and were […]

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So let's all think twice before judging this entire breed. Photo Credit: Tumblr

26 Pictures That Show What Pit Bulls Are Really Like (GALLERY)

(PIT BULLS/DOG PICTURES) With many municipalities across the globe calling on breed-specific legislation and “dangerous dog laws,” pit bulls have become a hot topic of debate lately. While some regard these dogs as dangerous killers who should be banned outright, others view them as misunderstood victims of breed discrimination. Support for these laws is based […]

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<p>Sirius Dog Run honors the only canine victim from the 9/11 terrorist attacks in New York City. </p>

In Memory Of Sirius, Police Dog Killed On 9/11

(SEPTEMBER 11TH/ANIMAL HEROES/POLICE DOGS) NEW YORK — Today is the anniversary of that fateful day of terror. Not all first responder victims were of the two-legged kind. Sirius, a Port Authority Police Department K-9, was killed when the Second Tower collapsed. Read on about the only police dog killed in the attacks that day, the […]

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NYC Dog Park Honors K-9 Killed On 9/11

(ANIMAL HEROES/POLICE DOGS) New York’s Sirius Dog Run is a tribute of remembrance and honor to the only police K-9, Sirius, killed in the terror attacks of September 11, 2001. Like many other heroic animals, Sirius performed his duties flawlessly until his final day, and was rightfully honored along with all the other fallen heroes. […]

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<p>Rescue teams search through the rubble for survivors. Photo credit: Barcroft Media</p>

Portraits Honor 9/11 Search & Rescue Dogs

(DOG PICTURES/ANIMAL HEROES) Nearly 100 search and rescue dogs were deployed to help find survivors at the World Trade Center and Pentagon sites following the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. Photographer Charlotte Dumas located 15 of these now senior-aged heroes and has commemorated them in a touching series of portraits entitled “Retrieved.” Traveling to 12 different […]

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New Dog Best Friend Helps Blind Dog

Dynamic Duo: How Our Four-Legged Friends Help Each Other

(ANIMAL FRIENDS/TOUCHING TALES) Sometimes good things happen without any explanation. Just six months before Hoshi the dog lost his eyes to glaucoma, his parents adopted Zen, a tiny pup in poor health. No one was sure if Zen would click with the blind pooch, but it turns out he was exactly what Hoshi needed—forming a […]

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A Dog’s Devotion Lasts Forever

(DOGS/TOUCHING TALES) Hard times brought Negão and his guardian together, but how do you tell man’s best friend that his person is gone? The loyal companion to a homeless man who suddenly fell ill with a fatal infection, Negão still waits for his human outside of the hospital where he passed away. In fact, Negão […]

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