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“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

Meowna Lisa: Cats Imitate Famous Masterpieces (GALLERY)

(CATS/ANIMAL PICTURES) The Internet world loves to be amused by cats and their hilarious antics. We love to giggle at galleries of cats pranking dogs and dapper kitties posing as characters from The Great Gatsby. But as it turns out, some cats have a more artistic side. As Irish writer Oscar Wilde once said, “Paradoxically though it may seem, it is none the less true that life imitates art far more than art imitates life.” In the spirit of aestheticism, check out this gallery of some serious felines imitating world-renowned paintings. — 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
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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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Purr-fect Presents? Tips To Responsibly Give A Pet As A Gift

(CATS AND DOGS/PET CARE) Thinking about giving someone a pet this holiday season? Before you make the big decision, check out these tips to ensure your gift will bring everyone joy! And don't forget to visit our pet adoption database! — Global Animal

Grrr-inchmas: Dogs Who Are Over The Holidays (GALLERY)

(FUNNY PETS/DOGS/ANIMAL PICTURES) It's beginning to look a lot like Grrr-inchmas for these scruffy Scrooges. These festive four-legged friends simply cannot wait for the holidays to be over. But don't worry, pups! The holiday cheer will soon be so last year. — Global Animal

Why Puppies Don’t Make The Perfect Gift

(HOLIDAYS/PETS) With the holiday season in full gear, much of our time is spent shopping for amazing gifts for our loved ones. While gifting a puppy may seem like a lovable gesture, it's not a very smart or practical choice. Read on to learn why giving a puppy isn't the perfect gift. — 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

Doggy Jealousy: How To Deal With A Desirous Dog

(ANIMAL BEHAVIOR/DOGS) Do dogs get jealous? You bet they do! But how can you tell when your dog is feeling jealous? Perhaps he/she whines when you hug friends or family, or growls while you're giving attention to another dog. Whether you just had a baby or adopted a new furry friend into your household, check out these great tips and tricks to help find balance in your family dynamic. -- 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

Top 10 Reasons Why Dogs Are Better Than Facelifts

(DOGS/LIFE WITH PETS) Dr. Robert Tornambe, a long-time dog lover, explains why getting a dog is a better decision than getting a facelift (if that wasn't already obvious). Check out the good doctor's top 10 reasons for choosing Fido over facelifts below. While some reasons are silly, others are surprisingly deep. But one thing is certain--all of his arguments are convincing. – Global Animal

No Dog Left Behind: Senior Dog Rescued After Family Moves Away

(PIT BULLS/DOG RESCUE) Would you be loyal enough to wait for your family if they left you? This devoted senior pup was abandoned at home after his family moved away. Luckily for him, his neighbors saw poor Stewie and knew they had to do something for the poor guy. Read on to find out about this faithful boy and his journey. -- Global Animal
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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 these soldiers and the dogs who loyally awaited their safe return. We salute our brave members of the Air Force, Navy, Marines, Army, and National Guard, and their canine companions! — Global Animal