In January 2013, on a chilly, rainy Washington, DC morning, I adopted a 5-lb, one year-old Yorkie "mix." With 1.4 million dog adoptions in...
At his home in Middletown, a small town of 1900 just north of California's storied wine country, veterinarian Jeff Smith ventured outside after the worst had passed to find only eight of the 20 homes in his neighborhood survived the firestorm.
Did you know that black dogs are often among the last to be adopted and the first to be euthanized in animal shelters?
If I had a big huge red pen and could permanently strike five words from the Standard Veterinary Dialogue, it would be this: "You'll know when it's time."
Remy @myhigherstandard wearing a WILDEBEEST collar and a RUGGED WRIST leash with Mom Jane Larkworthy @wmagjane in YSL heels and a vintage dress by Ja...
Maybe you've had or heard about a pet cat on Prozac, or a dog that doesn't quite seem like itself in the weeks following the death of another animal in the home. Some scientists are starting to seriously investigate the inner lives of animals, including potential signs of mental illness.
If an organization like Friendicoes is forced to shutter under these circumstances, what does that say for our hopes for applying its wisdom and compassion to our country where 4 million homeless animals are disposed of annually?
Cat People of America - rejoice! The US now has its very own Japanese cat café.
This conjures up a whole new level of pooch-spoiling in most people's minds and I am never entirely sure the question is meant as a compliment. No matter, they are here because someone else couldn't meet their obligation to them or worse. Each one of them is adopted.
Anyone who's ever owned a dog knows that sometimes, they double as vacuum cleaners. Food ends up on the floor, and most dogs (and cats!) are more than happy to be of service. While those scraps might seem innocuous, they could be deadly for pets.
With all this talk about fall fashion trends, British women's wear designer Ruby Rufus Isaacs felt that the fashion industry was ignoring one very key, very cute, four-legged demographic: dogs! Here are some of our absolute favorites from the Ruby Rufus collection.
When I first met Gus I thought he was the most obnoxious beast I'd ever had the misfortune of encountering. My husband, Cameron, got Gus as a puppy several years prior to our meeting and hadn't had the heart to discipline him much.
Fall is one of the best times of year to hit the road with your furry friends. Campgrounds are less crowded, hotel rates are lower and cool fall weather is easier on your traveling pets. These five destinations in Canada and the United States promise breathtaking scenery and unforgettable adventures for you and your furry friend this fall.
As it seems with all my new friends these days, I met this incredible woman and her dog on INSTAGRAM. Seeing that it has now become an Olympic spor...
The more time I spend hearing families' personal stories, the more I see that each pet serves a unique purpose at a point in our lives, a task that defines their all-too-brief time on Earth. Oftentimes we don't even recognize that task until the moment has already passed.
How many of us would be truly happy without opposable thumbs, credit cards or social media? I wouldn't. But my dog is a happy boy without all of that just because he is happy to be alive.