Hero Dog Awards: Meet some of the heroic finalists defying the odds

Hero Dog Awards: Meet some of the heroic finalists defying the odds

Hero Dog Awards: Meet some of the heroic finalists defying the odds copied! The American Humane Hero Dog Awards air on Hallmark Channel on Oct. 24.

Hot Aussie firefighters pose half-naked with adorable baby animals

Hot Aussie firefighters pose half-naked with adorable baby animals

The proceeds help animals in need (Picture: Australian Firefighters Calendar/Cover Images) Now the organisers are searching for the hottest firefighters in the world (Picture: Australian Firefighters Calendar/Cover Images)Following the global success of the project, the organisers are now looking to globalise their search for sexy firefighters.

How National Geographic filmmakers bring safari life to Americans

How National Geographic filmmakers bring safari life to Americans

How National Geographic filmmakers bring safari life to Americans copied! For our ongoing TODAY in the Wild series, NBC’s Keir Simmons and National Geographic filmmakers have been tracking the big cats of Africa, and how humans and climate change impact their world. Read More

KLG and Hoda meet a 100-pound tortoise, a coati and more!

KLG and Hoda meet a 100-pound tortoise, a coati and more!

KLG and Hoda meet a 100-pound tortoise, a coati and more! The ladies meet a Sulcata tortoise, an arctic fox, a coati (a relative of the raccoon) and more.

Saint Bernard Breaks Record for World's Longest Dog Tongue

Saint Bernard Breaks Record for World's Longest Dog Tongue

You might want to keep your ice cream cone wayyyy out of reach from this gal: a Saint Bernard named Mochi has been given the title of Longest Tongue on a Dog by the Guinness World Records.

The Camel in Bethnal Green is the best pet-friendly pub in the world

The Camel in Bethnal Green is the best pet-friendly pub in the world

The Camel in Bethnal Green was voted the best pub for pets in the world, not just because they allow dogs and cats to come in and have a bowl of water, but because they have to pub cats called Pie and Steve.

Emma wins the title of world’s fastest pug for the third year running

Emma wins the title of world’s fastest pug for the third year running

(Picture: AP)Although some pugs struggled to compete the 50 metres in under 40 seconds and others got adorably distracted and ran the wrong way, Emma flew across the finishing line.

What Entrepreneurs Are Betting On in the Pet World in the Next Few Years

What Entrepreneurs Are Betting On in the Pet World in the Next Few Years

I went to one of the biggest in the dog world, the Global Pet Expo, in Orlando, Florida to see what owners can expect in the years to come – and what companies are betting on.

George H.W. Bush’s service dog does a social media takeover

George H.W. Bush’s service dog does a social media takeover

Sully, the new service dog of former President George H.W. Bush, took to Instagram to show off how his new gig is going. He “wrote” in one of his posts that he feels like “the luckiest pupper in the world,” TODAY’s Carson Daly reports for PopStart. Read More

Kathie Lee and Hoda meet a baby tiger named Olive!

Kathie Lee and Hoda meet a baby tiger named Olive!

Kathie Lee and Hoda meet a baby tiger named Olive! Dave Salmoni, Animal Planet’s big cat expert, joins the fourth hour with a baby tiger named Olive, as well as a puppy who has been helping teach Olive about playing.

Meet Zsa Zsa, the winner of the World's Ugliest Dog contest

Meet Zsa Zsa, the winner of the World's Ugliest Dog contest

Zsa Zsa the ugly dog met the TODAY anchors while visiting the set with her owners on Monday. Megan Brainard (on right) with Zsa Zsa, the winner of the 2018 Worlds Ugliest Dog Contest stands with 2nd place winner Scamp and Scamp's owner Yvonne Morones on June 23.

Former President George H.W. Bush welcomes new family member: Sully the dog

Former President George H.W. Bush welcomes new family member: Sully the dog

Former President George H.W. Bush gets his own service dog named Sully Then-Vice President George H.W. Bush and the family Golden Cocker Spaniel C. "The first words that President Bush said when Sully walked into the room was, 'Welcome home,' so they're already off to a wonderful start," she said.

Hunter defends herself after photos with dead giraffe cause outrage

Hunter defends herself after photos with dead giraffe cause outrage

Kentucky woman Tessa Thompson Talley killed a rare black giraffe on a legal hunt in June 2017 and posted celebratory photos on Facebook, which were tweeted on June 16 with an angry message by the South Africa-based Africland website.

Zsa Zsa, winner of the World's Ugliest Dog contest, has died

Zsa Zsa, winner of the World's Ugliest Dog contest, has died

Zsa Zsa, the lovable English bulldog who was named the World's Ugliest Dog last month, has died at 9 years old. Zsa Zsa, the winner of the World's Ugliest Dog contest last month, has died at 9 years old.

We live in an age of anxiety – and we can’t blame it all on Trump | Arwa Mahdawi

We live in an age of anxiety – and we can’t blame it all on Trump | Arwa Mahdawi

Barnes & Noble recently announced that US sales of books related to anxiety are up more than 25% from a year ago, leading the retailer to hypothesise that “[Americans] may be living in an anxious nation”.

Beer for 50p a pint? Who would Alan and Eve it? | Brief letters

Beer for 50p a pint? Who would Alan and Eve it? | Brief letters

• I’m pleased that Arwa Mahdawi doesn’t think it appropriate to call dogs Alan (There’s no debate: you don’t call dogs ‘Alan’, G2, 8 August), but the name doesn’t just suit retired footballers.

The summer hat that tops them all | Brief letters

The summer hat that tops them all | Brief letters

• Mike Hine (Letters, 11 August) says Eve “surely had the most significant impact on world history”. • Join the debate – email guardian.letters@theguardian.com • Read more Guardian letters – click here to visit gu.com/letters

Karl Ove Knausgaard is wrong – writers should own dogs

Karl Ove Knausgaard is wrong – writers should own dogs

In an essay for the New Yorker, Karl Ove Knausgaard has detailed two difficult years of owning a dog, wondering if its presence in his home was connected to the fact that he did not write a line of literary prose during that period.

Michael Gove’s puppy-farm ban shows he gets the politics of pets | Anne Perkins

Michael Gove’s puppy-farm ban shows he gets the politics of pets | Anne Perkins

Maybe he has realised that the understanding of the relative place of human and other animal life is undergoing a transformation that is of a quite different order to the boom in small-animal vets and the rise and rise of shops selling stuff for pets.

Rising veganism in the west has a downside | Letters

Rising veganism in the west has a downside | Letters

If vegans reach a big enough majority, the thinking behind eating plants directly rather than eating what eats them might lead to keeping the animals that cats and dogs eat.

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