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

<p>Dog lovers all, the Kennedys built a special play area near the West Wing for their children and the family pets. J.F.K. was the first President to request that his dogs come out to meet the presidential helicopter when he arrived at the White House. Photo credit: TIME Life Pictures/Corbis</p>

In Dogs We Trust: Presidents & Their Pets

(FAMOUS PETS/DOGS) As we celebrate Presidents’ Day, it just doesn’t seem right to leave out those who gave their unconditional love to many of America’s leaders. That can be a tall order. Of course, we’re speaking about the First Pets. Read on for more about the many beloved animals throughout history—dogs, cats, horses, parrots, and […]

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Celebrity Dog Dads: The Perfect Valentines (GALLERY)

(DOG PICTURES/CELEBRITIES) Valentine’s Day is finally upon us, and if you’re still in need for a Valentine, look no further! There’s no one we would rather spend our day with than these hunky celebrity dog dads. Ryan Gosling (The Notebook), Channing Tatum (Magic Mike), Brad Pitt (12 Years a Slave), Josh Hutcherson (The Hunger Games), […]

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Rastacaps & Rover: Music That’s Jamaican Dogs Crazy

(DOGS/PETS) Dogs love reggae! Who knew?! According to researchers, dogs prefer reggae over any other genre of music. After placing heart monitors on shelter pups, reggae lowered their heart rates the most. Let’s face it, these fury friends are stressed out in shelters. They deserve to relax while they wait for their forever families. Read […]

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Can You Give Your Pet The Flu?

(PETS) Did you know that people can pass the flu to their pets? Studies show flu infections are more common in cats and dogs than previously thought. In one study, scientists analyzed cat blood samples and found that 30 percent of the cats had been infected with seasonal flu, and 20 percent had been infected […]

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Doggy Dating? Match With The Perfect Rescue Pooch

(RESCUE PETS/ANIMAL ADOPTION) Your search for the perfect four-legged rescue companion just got easier. Paws Like Me helps people find the perfect K-9 match for you. By using a personality test, the website takes your energy, confidence, and independence into consideration. Elizabeth Holmes, CEO of Paws Like Me, came up with this idea since many […]

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Cat Training? Yes, It’s Paw-ssible!

(LIFE WITH PETS/CATS) We’ve all heard that it’s impossible to train a cat, but the Humane Society begs to differ. Want your feline companion to stop clawing the furniture, come when you call, or fetch your slippers? Here are some tips on how to train your cat using the positive power of rewards. — Global […]

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Dogs Who Think They’re Christmas Trees (GALLERY)

(DOGS/CUTE ANIMAL PICTURES) Happy holidays! Not in the Christmas spirit? Take a look at these festive pups! Whether it be a Corgi dressed as a Christmas tree or a pug wrapped in presents, these dogs know how to deck the halls and are guaranteed to put a smile on your face. — Global Animal

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My Cat Dies In The Time Of Trump

(PETS & POLITICS/OP-ED) Omar the cat died today. A veterinarian came to our home, and with two quick shots, Omar was put out of his pain after 19 years of life. The vet said it’s better to be a day early than a day late, and that we seemed to hit the ‘sweet spot’ between […]

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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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