The best dogs of 2020 that helped us through tough times

The best dogs of 2020 that helped us through tough times

Maxine rides around New York in her owner Bryan’s backpack (Picture: Bryan Reisberg / SWNS.COM).Proof that any dog can learn new tricks (Picture: @aircorg / SWNS.COM).Grumpy Dog. Chico’s underbite makes him look like a very angry boy (Picture: Kennedy News and Media).

Ailing swan rode New York subway — and ‘nobody really cared’

Ailing swan rode New York subway — and ‘nobody really cared’

If you rode New York City's subway last week, you might've spotted an unusual passenger: A sick adult swan took the A train on her way to receive treatment at an animal clinic.

Australia's Indigenous culture has always had a place for dogs. They are part of our dreaming

Australia's Indigenous culture has always had a place for dogs. They are part of our dreaming

It started on a cold January day six years ago, when I was working in New York City and walked into a pet shop where animal adoptions were taking place.

A 4-pound Chihuahua born with a cleft palate is the 2020 American Hero Dog

A 4-pound Chihuahua born with a cleft palate is the 2020 American Hero Dog

Even though she was sick — the dog survived several bouts of aspiration pneumonia — she wanted to care for the other babies at The Mia Foundation, a nonprofit in Rochester, New York, that rescues animals born with birth defects.

Oprah reveals dog Sadie is in quarantine over coronavirus fears

Oprah reveals dog Sadie is in quarantine over coronavirus fears

While King explained that she did not think pets can infect their owners, Winfrey interrupted and said: “I heard about a pug in New York!

Two pet cats test positive for COVID-19

Two pet cats test positive for COVID-19

Two pet cats in New York state have tested positive for COVID-19, according to federal officials.In addition, people who test positive for COVID-19 should restrict contact with their pets and wear a face mask during necessary interactions.

Shuttering of animal shelters prompts surge in pet fostering amid pandemic

Shuttering of animal shelters prompts surge in pet fostering amid pandemic

Shapiro is among thousands of volunteers who answered the call of animal shelters nationwide to foster a pet amid the worsening coronavirus pandemic.The number of animals needing homes is likely to climb, said Susan Schroeder, of owner Bronx Tails cat rescue in New York City.

New York Pet Fashion Show: Dogs wow in futuristic space fashion

New York Pet Fashion Show: Dogs wow in futuristic space fashion

(Picture: Johannes EISELE/AFP) He knows he looks good (Picture: Johannes EISELE/AFP) Mama alien with her fur babies (Picture: Johannes EISELE/AFP) When two divas meet on the red carpet (Picture: REUTERS/Caitlin Ochs) Finishing touches for this babe (Picture: Reuters/Caitlin Ochs) The humans did pretty well at the futuristic fashion too (Picture: Reuters/Caitlin Ochs) We can’t handle this cuteness (Picture: Reuters/Caitlin Ochs) Does the outfit include batteries?

The real star of Monday night's Cowboys-Giants game was a black cat

The real star of Monday night's Cowboys-Giants game was a black cat

The black cat is one of several resident strays that live in the bleachers at MetLife Stadium and usually come out after the game, building security officials told New York Giants reporter Madelyn Burke.

Dog goes for a wild ride after getting stuck in car bumper

Dog goes for a wild ride after getting stuck in car bumper

Coco the dog is home safe after going on a wild ride in upstate New York.Coco did suffer some injuries, including a broken elbow, but the pooch is in stable condition and now resting at home with her family.

William Wegman: ‘Weimaraners are serious and try hard. They’re spooky and shadowy’

William Wegman: ‘Weimaraners are serious and try hard. They’re spooky and shadowy’

Photograph: William Wegman/Courtesy Sperone Westwater, New York Three major shows this year serve as a testament to Wegman’s restless and endlessly inventive career: the wide-ranging career survey Outside In at the Shelbourne Museum in Vermont; Being Human at Masi Lugano in Switzerland, which is on until 6 January 2020; and a stall at the Frieze Masters in London, which focuses on his early conceptual pieces, and closes today.

'Mustache puppy' Salvador Dolly looks exactly like a certain artist

'Mustache puppy' Salvador Dolly looks exactly like a certain artist

The mustachioed puppy went viral after Hearts & Bones Rescue, which is jointly based in Salvador Dolly’s city of birth, Dallas, and New York City, posted a picture of her on Facebook on July 26 after rescuing her and her family via Dallas Animal Services.

Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner pay tribute to late dog with matching tattoos

Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner pay tribute to late dog with matching tattoos

Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner found a special way to honor their late dog Waldo Picasso. Prior to Waldo's passing, Jonas had said living in New York with dogs was a unique, enjoyable experience.

New York becomes first state to ban cat declawing

New York becomes first state to ban cat declawing

— New York became the first U.S. state to ban the declawing of cats Monday, joining most of Europe, several Canadian provinces and a growing list of American cities that already prohibit a procedure animal advocates call cruel and unnecessary.

Would You Like a Cat with That Coffee? Yes Please!

Would You Like a Cat with That Coffee? Yes Please!

Located in Oakland, California, The Cat Town Café & Adoption Center has become the first cat café in the United States which opened in late October, reports Carol Pogash of the New York Times.

April the giraffe is going on birth control, won't have any more babies

April the giraffe is going on birth control, won't have any more babies

The 17-year-old giraffe and mother of five is being put on birth control Friday and will no longer be part of the breeding program at her home in Animal Adventure Park in Harpursville, New York, park officials announced on Thursday.

New Yorker's trick to beat rule that dogs can only travel if they fit in a bag

New Yorker's trick to beat rule that dogs can only travel if they fit in a bag

Yes, that’s a dog in a blue Ikea bag (Picture: Twitter/ Christopher Sebela)The subway in New York has a very strange rule that only permits dogs to travel on trains if they are small enough to fit in a bag.

Is this the world's pickiest eater? Extra-long restaurant order goes viral

Is this the world's pickiest eater? Extra-long restaurant order goes viral

On Monday, Anna Silman, senior culture writer at New York Magazine's The Cut, posted a photo of an order for one beef burger her friend (who happens to be a chef) allegedly received in his kitchen.

Stray Dogs at Winter Olympic Games in Sochi Overshadow Opening Ceremony

Stray Dogs at Winter Olympic Games in Sochi Overshadow Opening Ceremony

According to the New York Times, “residents of Sochi have reported seeing dogs shot with poison darts, then tossed into waiting trucks.” Although virtually every country has to deal with pet overpopulation, including our own, Russia is being criticized for entirely focusing their efforts on killing otherwise healthy animals instead of building animal shelters or supporting spay and neuter programs.

Bone appétit! Pet-friendly restaurant offers $40 steak for your dog

Bone appétit! Pet-friendly restaurant offers $40 steak for your dog

The Wilson, a restaurant in New York City, is now offering a special dog-friendly menu that is available to four-legged friends coming in to dine with their humans. Chremus, an adventurous Great Dane, recently enjoyed the $16 chicken bowl, which was served with poached baby carrots, avocado and mixed greens.

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