Ruff life: with Biden's win the White House will get two dogs-in-chief

Ruff life: with Biden's win the White House will get two dogs-in-chief

The Biden family includes two German shepherds: Major, a young rescue dog, and Champ, who lived at One Observatory Circle in Washington with them during Barack Obama’s administration, when Biden served as vice-president.

Dog's poop-sniffing skills help save endangered whales

Dog's poop-sniffing skills help save endangered whales

It almost seems like a fluke that a rescued dog named Eba is helping save killer whales off the coast of Washington state.When the mixed-breed dog was just a few weeks old, someone dumped her outside of the Sacramento animal shelter in California.

Artist makes incredible felt models that look like tiny versions of people’s pets

Artist makes incredible felt models that look like tiny versions of people’s pets

Alyson Gurney, 24, from Washington, DC, makes the felt sculptures looking at pictures that are sent in from customers.The artist said: ‘My favourite part of the whole process is receiving pictures of the real pets with their little felted friend.

I had two minutes to save four animals from slaughter

I had two minutes to save four animals from slaughter

The black and white cat we later named Huru, and the ginger one Yulu; the black and white dog we called Ricky, after our supporter Ricky Gervais, and his little brown friend we called Tom. Yulu and Huru, the two cats who were rescued from a slaughterhouse in Yulin, China, rest in their kennel at the Washington Animal Rescue League (Picture: HSI)They looked so tiny and vulnerable, and had come so close to death.

Dog longevity study: 10,000 pets needed for canine aging study

Dog longevity study: 10,000 pets needed for canine aging study

Five hundred dogs will test a pill that could slow the aging process.“What we learn will potentially be good for dogs and has great potential to translate to human health,” said project co-director Daniel Promislow of the University of Washington School of Medicine.

Petting dogs, cats may reduce stress in students

Petting dogs, cats may reduce stress in students

"Just 10 minutes can have a significant impact," students in our study that interacted with cats and dogs had a significant reduction in cortisol, a major stress hormone," said Patricia Pendry, Associate Professor at Washington State University.

Pet Goldfish Undergoes High Risk Brain Surgery

Pet Goldfish Undergoes High Risk Brain Surgery

The Washington Post said that Pip Joyce and Lyn Orton, George’s guardians, were given two options: either they put their beloved George down or pay for a life-saving, yet high risk, operation to remove the tumor.

George H.W. Bush's former service dog, Sully, shares sweet tribute on Memorial Day

George H.W. Bush's former service dog, Sully, shares sweet tribute on Memorial Day

Sully, the gentle Labrador retriever who comforted former President George H.W. Bush and stayed by his side until he died last year, posed for a touching photo honoring his best late friend on Memorial Day. The canine stood next to a stone at the National World War II Memorial in Washington D.C., honoring the former president, who was a U.S. Navy pilot during World War II.

Dog walkers at Howard University infringe on 'black Mecca', students say

Dog walkers at Howard University infringe on 'black Mecca', students say

In Washington DC, students and alumni of Howard University are objecting to residents who walk their dogs on the campus, feeling these actions infringe on the campus and its history.

Rescue Dogs Search Washington Mudslide

Rescue Dogs Search Washington Mudslide

The selfless efforts of search dogs in Washington, and people like Paula in Indiana teach us that even in the face of tragedy there is always hope.

George H.W. Bush's service dog, Sully, pays respects to late president at US Capitol

George H.W. Bush's service dog, Sully, pays respects to late president at US Capitol

Former President George H.W. Bush's service dog, Sully, arrived at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday morning to pay his respects to the late commander-in-chief, who is lying in state.

Dog Survives Washington Mudslide and Comforts Grieving Family

Dog Survives Washington Mudslide and Comforts Grieving Family

“Linda’s family had lived on their farm outside Oso for five generations,” said USA TODAY. While nothing can fix the sorrow felt by the families involved, finding Buddy is a bright spot in a weekend filled with loss.