Stressed pit bull in shelter for a year relaxes in princess tent

Stressed pit bull in shelter for a year relaxes in princess tent

Courtesy of I Heart Dogs Rescue and Animal HavenStarsky enjoyed his special place for about a week until he discovered that tent poles make excellent chew toys.Starsky is one of more than 100 dogs cared for by staff and volunteers at the nonprofit I Heart Dogs Rescue and Animal Haven in Michigan.

Meet, 'rent' or adopt a dog through Zoom meetings

Meet, 'rent' or adopt a dog through Zoom meetings

Pedigree's Dogs on Zoom campaign helps shelters like Nashville Humane Association host virtual meet-and-greets with adoptable dogs, and sponsors adoption fees for pets adopted through the program.Michigan Animal Rescue League launched a videoconferencing fundraiser in which people can "rent" an adoptable dog, cat or kitten to appear in Zoom meetings.

How did dogs evolve to become a man's best friend?

How did dogs evolve to become a man's best friend?

Through the power of genomics, scientists at the University of Michigan compared the DNA of a dog and wolf to identify the genes involved in domestication. The researchers used statistical methods to tease out genetic changes of ancient dogs and wolves, found at burial sites from around 5,000 years ago.