News and stories for animal lovers of pet rescue, pet adoption. Plus, breed information for dogs & cats and other pets as well as vet tips and great ideas you and your pet will love.

Comfort Dogs Bring Love & Support To Parkland, Florida

(SERVICE ANIMALS/THERAPY DOGS) They say a dog is man's best friend, and these LCC K-9 comfort dogs are proving it to be true. With unconditional love in their hearts, 19 Golden Retrievers made their way to Parkland, Florida, to comfort those affected by the tragic Valentine's Day shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. These specially trained service dogs were dispatched to help those closest to the tragedy relax as they open up about their feelings and what they endured. Read on to find out more about these caring canines and their important mission in Florida. -- Global Animal

Uh-Oh, You’re Home Early! Dogs Behaving Badly

(DOGS/ANIMAL PICTURES) We've all heard that when the cat's away the mice will play, but look what trouble dogs can get into! Have a laugh and be thankful these little rascals don't live in your home. And learn how to stop a destructive dog from chewing furniture and other valuables. — Global Animal

Hiking Tips For You & Your Dog

(DOGS/LIFE WITH PETS) Former wilderness ranger Ceiridwen Terrill has trekked through the woods for pleasure and for work, and she's always done it with her two Shepherd mixes by her side. In the interview below, Terrill talks about safety, guidelines, and supplies while hiking with our four-legged friends. Although Terrill's two dogs have been hiking for years, she outlines the most important tips to protect you and your dog from anything and everything the wild offers. Read on to get all the facts from Terrill and to learn about a few hiking areas that are dog-friendly. — Global Animal

A Guide To Buying The Best Dog Apparel For Icy Winters

(DOGS/PET CARE) Dogs don’t typically like staying inside during winters, especially when they are young and active. Restricting your dog indoors throughout the winter can often cause frustration, anxiety, anger, or depression. Consequently, your pooch can develop anti-social behavior or aggression towards other dogs. Being a pet parent, you need to fulfill your pup’s need to go outside, socialize, and exercise for a while to positively channel his/her energy. Take your pooch for walks for short periods of time, but always be sure to protect him/her appropriately from ice and rain outside. Winter apparel needs vary for different regions and dogs of different breeds and ages. The following buying guide will help you invest wisely on the best dog apparel for icy-cold winters. -- Global Animal
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Animals Cuddle Up For Valentine’s Day (GALLERY)

(PETS/CUTE ANIMAL PICTURES) Still not sure what you're going to do for Valentine's Day? The animals in the heartwarming gallery below have the right idea; spend your day with someone you love. Cuddle up with your Valentine and enjoy these adorable pictures of kittens, puppies, bunnies, squirrels, birds, monkeys, and many other animals from all around the world who are celebrating their love. — Global Animal

Have A Pet-Friendly Valentine’s Day!

(CATS & DOGS/PET CARE) All around the world, February 14 is the day to exchange gifts, flowers, and chocolates--all in the name of St. Valentine. This special time of year can be just as fun for pets as it is for humans, if the right precautions are taken. Read on to learn how you and your furry friend can have a safe and festive Valentine's Day. — Global Animal

How To Potty Train Your New Puppy

(PUPPIES/PETS) Bringing home a new puppy means lots and lots of diligent training. One of the biggest challenges of caring for a new puppy involves training him/her to go potty outside, instead of on the rug. Here are some helpful tips on how to housetrain your dog.— Global Animal

Canine Cabin Fever? Fun Indoor Activities To Keep Tails Wagging This Winter

(DOGS) When the cold temperatures hit, the snow covers the ground, and the ice makes the sidewalks a slippery ice rink, you'll probably want to find some fun indoor activities for your dog to engage in. Your dog's exercise and activity needs will largely depend on factors like his/her age, breed, overall health, and size, but it's safe to say that your four-legged bundle of joy should get between half an hour to 120 minutes of activity each day. And when the cold weather season makes it hard to get outside regularly enough to keep you dog in tip-top shape, you’ll need to find another way. Read on for a look at some fun indoor activities with dogs during the winter so that man’s best friend can maintain optimal health even when the temperature keeps you and your pet inside. -- Global Animal

Beware Of Bloat: Protect Your Dog From This Deadly Condition

(DOGS/PET CARE) While gastric dilation and volvulus (GDV)--more commonly known as bloat--may seem harmless, it can actually be fatal to dogs. Read on to discover which dogs are at higher risk, steps you can take to prevent bloat for your pet, and how to recognize if your dog is suffering from bloat. — Global Animal

Want To Live Longer? Here’s Why Pets Make The Best Medicine

(PETS/DOGS) Did you know that caring for a dog can actually decrease your risk of death? Not only do dogs encourage their guardians to be more physically active, but they also boost social well-being and immune system development. Read on to learn more on how having a dog is beneficial for your health, especially if you live alone. -- Global Animal

Winter Tips For Safe & Happy Pets

(PET CARE/CATS AND DOGS/PET SAFETY) You wouldn't go outside in the cold without bundling up, so why would you expect your dog to? Those of you enduring a snowy winter have plenty of time to check this list twice. Does your pet live in a winter-ready house? Find out below! — Global Animal

The Hunt For California’s Lost ‘Fire Cats’

(LOST CATS/ANIMAL RESCUE) After wildfires and mudslides ravaged California, many cats--both pets and strays--have disappeared. While some are injured, others are still in hiding, with many missing amid the rubble. A number of volunteers and animal welfare organizations have stepped in to help save these scared, displaced cats and reunite them with their beloved families. Read on to learn more about these heroic individuals' dedicated efforts to provide as many happy endings as possible. -- Global Animal

“Say Cheese, Fluffy!” How To Take Pet Photos Like A Pro

(ANIMAL PICTURES/PETS) Like a chocolate soufflé, pet photos are wonderful to enjoy but can be difficult to create. Wish you could take perfect pictures of your beloved pet? Check out these expert tips from a professional pet photographer. — Global Animal

Dogs: Moody As Teenagers, Smart As Two-Year Olds

(DOGS) One human year equals approximately seven dog years. Therefore, dogs should seemingly develop at a faster rate than people. But believe it or not, man's best friend typically has the emotional development of a teenager and the intelligence of a two-year old. As a result, our doggie friends can never, unfortunately, fully understand us. But much like parent and child, these limitations do not inhibit the love between our dogs and ourselves. Read on to learn more about the fascinating and emotional lives of dogs. — Global Animal