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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.

Purrfect Pranks For April Fools’ Day (GALLERY)

(CATS AND DOGS/ANIMAL PICTURES) April Fools' Day is finally here! Celebrated by many cultures, far and wide, the holiday is famous for the practical jokes and hoaxes people play on one another. But as it turns out, humans aren't the only animals engaging in pranks. Cats also have a special love for mischief—especially when it involves tricking a dog. Check out the gallery below for some hilarious kitty antics! — Global Animal

7 Basic Commands Every Dog Should Know

(DOGS/PET CARE) Our furry pals are an infinite source of joy and love, but no matter how much affection we share with them, it's critical to implement certain house rules and set behavioral expectations. After all, you want your pooch to be socialized, friendly with people and other animals, and you'll want to prevent any potential behavioral issues as they grow up. Of course, it’s best to start training as early as possible and teach them essential commands from early puppyhood, so they can develop a strong bond with you and understand your expectations early on. Take a look at these seven essential commands to teach your beloved pet from day one. -- Global Animal

How To Camp With Your Dog

(DOGS/LIFE WITH PETS) Camping and hiking trips are so much better with man's best friend. But before you decide to take your dog with you, make sure to do the proper research so it will be a safe and enjoyable trip for all. Continue reading for helpful tips on how to camp with your dog--including researching where dogs are allowed, scheduling a pre-trip vet visit, as well as what you'll need to pack--from medical supplies to pick-up bags. -- Global Animal

Why Are Brachycephalic Breeds Banned From Traveling On Airplanes?

(DOGS/PET TRAVEL) Traveling long distances can be much easier via air. But as a pet parent, you'll need to know about certain airline policies when it comes to boarding the plane with your furry friend. This is especially true if you have a cat or a dog who is considered a Brachycephalic breed. -- Global Animal

Wonder, The Dog Who Broke My Heart

(DOGS/LIFE WITH PETS) Author Wade Rouse tells the story of his beloved dog, Wonder, whom he rescued after finding him starved, bloody, and blind. Make sure to have a box of tissues handy while reading Rouse's story. -- Global Animal
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Why Does Your Dog Yawn?

(PETS/DOG BEHAVIOR/PUPPIES) Many pet parents become concerned with the amount of yawning displayed through their dog or puppy's habits. Is it possible that dogs are that tired all the time? The article below reveals the meaning behind dogs' yawns, and explains how yawning can actually be a form of communication between you and your pet. — Global Animal

The Big, Barking Business Of Dogs

(DOGS/PET CARE) Did you know there are almost 90 million pet dogs nationwide? That's more than a quarter of the entire U.S. population! But as we all know, dogs are more than just pets--they're part of the family. So it really comes as no surprise that Americans spent a whopping $72 billion on their pets last year alone. Read on to learn more about the big business of dogs--from what pet parents would give up for their pets, to how people are prioritizing their dogs' health more than ever before. -- Global Animal
Spaying and neutering can save your pet's life! Photo credit: Petfinder.com

8 Paw-sitive Facts For World Spay Day

(PETS/CATS AND DOGS) Today is the 20th annual World Spay Day—a day meant to shine a light on the positives of spaying and neutering your pets. Spaying/neutering your pet can help save his or her life, as typically spayed/neutered animals live a healthier and longer life. World Spay Day gives communities of animal lovers a unique opportunity to save thousands of animals. Typically, stray cats and dogs who are not spayed or neutered will be put down in a local shelter. By participating in World Spay Day, communities are helping lower the rate of pet euthanasia.— Global Animal

Pet Tech: Giving Your Pet A Better Quality Of Life

(PETS/PET CARE) Most pet parents view their animals as family members, but with our busy work schedules, it can be difficult to give our beloved companions the attention they deserve. Luckily technology is on our side, and it's helping us give our pets a better quality of life. For instance, there are dozens of tech-smart products available to assist with our pets' basic needs, in addition to their exercise, comfort, and of course, fun! There are also several dog-walking and daycare service apps for while you're away. View the infographic below for more on how technology is lending a helping paw to our furry friends. -- Global Animal

Most Popular Dog Breeds By State

(DOGS/DOG BREEDS) Did you know there are an estimated 90 million dogs living in U.S. households today? These breeds vary from large outdoor dogs like Labradors and Huskies, to smaller "apartment" dogs like Chihuahuas and Dachshunds. View the infographic below to see the most popular dog breeds by state--the results might surprise you! -- Global Animal

Love Your Pet Day: Furry Friends Steal The Show

(PETS/PET LOVERS) Did you know February 20 is Love Your Pet Day--aka every "fur child's" favorite holiday? Today is a day dedicated to the special relationship we share with our beloved pets, so be sure to set aside some time to give your pets some extra TLC. Read on to see how pet lovers everywhere are celebrating National Love Your Pet Day, and don't forget to be extra generous with belly rubs, walks, treats, and playtime--not just today, but everyday! -- Global Animal

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 others—who supported our nation's presidents. — 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

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