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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.

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Celebrate Respect Your Cat Day With These Purr-fect Cat Facts

(CATS/PETS) March 28 is annual Respect Your Cat Day—as if you needed an unofficial holiday to love and cherish your adorable feline friend, but everyone deserves their own special day. It's the "purr-fect" day to spend lavishing your beloved cat and showing them how much they are loved. — Global Animal

Coping With Coronavirus: Dogs Enjoying Quarantine (PHOTOS)

(PETS/DOG PICTURES) While Americans attempt to curb the coronavirus outbreak by staying at home, pets nationwide are living their best lives as they hang out with their guardians practically 24-7. Take a look at how these Instagram dogs are handling the coronavirus pandemic--whether they're stocking up on TP or helping out around the home paw-ffice.

Self-Isolation Doesn’t Have To Be Lonely: Shelter Encourages Fostering A Pet During COVID-19 Pandemic

(ANIMAL RESCUE/PETS) In a grand effort to curb the coronavirus pandemic, Americans are being urged to shelter in place. But self-isolation doesn't have to be lonely. Now is the perfect time to foster or adopt a pet. Not only do shelters and pet adoption facilities desperately need people to foster pets amid the temporary lockdown, but people can also help rescue themselves during these crazy times. Multiple vetted organizations have all confirmed pets are not at risk of spreading COVID-19 and studies have proven time and time again that bringing an animal into your home makes you happier and healthier. Read on to learn more about how fostering a pet can serve as a source of comfort during crisis. -- Global Animal

Animals Ready To Shamrock For St. Patty’s Day (GALLERY)

(CATS AND DOGS/CUTE ANIMAL PICTURES) Who needs a pot of gold when you have this much cuteness? Check out these photos of animals who are ready to shamrock this St. Patrick's Day! — Global Animal

Canine Cabin Fever? Fun Indoor Activities To Keep Tails Wagging

(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

National Napping Day: Do Pets Dream?

(PETS/ANIMAL BEHAVIOR) In celebration of National Napping Day, we tackle the age-old question: do pets dream? Ask any pet guardian who's seen a sleeping cat swat the air, or heard a dog bark while in a slumber, and you'll be told that animals certainly do dream. So, perhaps the question is: what do pets dream of? Wouldn't we like to know! Does a napping cat rehash the day's events? Or, do dogs in dreamland imagine streets lined with treats? This provocative pet question even prompted the creation of "Stu's Song" in The Hangover, that asks, "What do tigers dream of?" We have the answers — read on to find out. — Global Animal

It Hurts To Say Goodbye: Grieving The Loss Of A Pet

(ANIMAL CONNECTION) Coping with the death of a loved one is one of the most painful experiences a person can endure. Here are some kind words and advice for getting through this time of bereavement. — 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

Once Bitten, Twice Shy: How To Stop Puppy Bites

(PET CARE/PUPPIES) Even though puppy bites are innocent 'love bites' to most adoring pet parents, sometimes a nipping problem can get out of hand. Here are some helpful tips to prevent any further pain from puppy bites. – Global Animal

Protect Your Furniture, Give Your Cat A Mani-Pedi

(PET CARE/CATS) Trimming your cat's claws may seem daunting, but it's an important part of maintaining a cat's health. Not to mention, it's also a good way to protect your lap and your furniture from scratches. Here are some tips from the Humane Society on how to successfully trim your pet's nails. — Global Animal

Energizing Exercises With Your Dogs

(PET CARE/DOGS) Not only can introducing your dog to different forms of exercise help minimize their risk of joint pain later in life, but it can also help him/her get the most out of their active doggy lifestyles. Read on for more information and check out these great new ideas for exercising with your pet. — Global Animal
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Festive Felines: Cats In Christmas Trees (GALLERY)

(CATS/FUNNY ANIMAL PICTURES) Christmas is finally here and many pets are getting themselves into the holiday spirit, while others are simply getting into trouble. Check out these festive felines and decide whether they've been naughty or nice. — Global Animal

Mazel Tov! Pets Celebrate Hanukkah (GALLERY)

(HOLIDAYS/ANIMAL PICTURES/HANUKKAH) ’Tis the season to spin the dreidel and light the menorah! Check out these precious pets as they celebrate the Festival of Lights! — Global Animal

Tips For Bringing A Puppy Home For The Holidays

(DOGS/PET ADOPTION) It's finally the holiday season, and for many, there's no better gift than a new puppy. However, it's important that pet parents understand the importance of adoption as well as how to properly care for their new pet. Choosing to adopt a furry friend is a very important (and sometimes difficult) decision. If your children or loved ones are hoping for a pet puppy this holiday season, there are several things you can do to ensure an easy and successful transition. Here are six tail-wagging tips that will help you find the perfect pup this holiday season! — Global Animal

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