Starving dog abandoned with recliner thrives in forever home

Starving dog abandoned with recliner thrives in forever home

It’s hard to believe that a robust, happy dog who loves playing with his canine “sister,” eating ice cream and lounging on his family’s sofas nearly starved to death less than two months ago.

Shelter pets find work (and homes) as hotel 'lobby dogs'

Shelter pets find work (and homes) as hotel 'lobby dogs'

Courtesy of the Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort and SpaThe program helps dogs get used to socializing with people and children, and gives guests a chance to spend time with a dog, which can be particularly meaningful if they’re missing one at home.

Goats detect slight emotional changes in other goats' calls

Goats detect slight emotional changes in other goats' calls

But a new study finds that goats recognize slight emotional changes in other goats’ calls and respond both behaviorally and physiologically, which indicates the listener’s feelings shift, too. Researchers think that by understanding how goats responding to other goats' calls they can uncover the social lives of the creatures.

Meet the real-life Batman who gives freedom rides to shelter animals

Meet the real-life Batman who gives freedom rides to shelter animals

On his most recent transport, Van Dorn spent several days driving four dogs from Florida to Vermont, including two pit bull puppies named Ace and Zeus.

'Cuddle Club' unites senior people and senior dogs in the sweetest way

'Cuddle Club' unites senior people and senior dogs in the sweetest way

The first time Vince Louie went with his local senior group to participate in an animal rescue organization’s “Cuddle Club,” he didn’t plan on adopting a dog. He’s grateful to Muttville for rescuing Monte and offering programs for seniors like the Cuddle Club.

When Mazie met Blonnie: 'Oreo cow' helps girl get through health crisis

When Mazie met Blonnie: 'Oreo cow' helps girl get through health crisis

Courtesy Emily Watkins-Bunn Constant pain By then, Mazie had endured frustrating symptoms since she was a baby, including hearing loss and ear problems that required multiple surgeries.

Pet-Friendly Vacations for Spring Break: Orlando, Florida

Pet-Friendly Vacations for Spring Break: Orlando, Florida

The modern boutique hotel chain’s pet-friendly “arf” program provides guests with a special complimentary dog bed, dog bowl and a doggie bag filled with dog treats and dog toys.

Traveling with Dogs: 10 Dogs Who Are Ready to Hit the Road

Traveling with Dogs: 10 Dogs Who Are Ready to Hit the Road

8. Riding in Style Courtesy of littlelunathecavalier/Instagram “Get in the car, hooman; adventures await!” 9. Keep your dog safe during car rides by getting the right supplies, like a seat-belt tether, a dog car seat or a dog carrier that can be securely stowed.

Look Inside the New AKC Museum of the Dog in NYC

Look Inside the New AKC Museum of the Dog in NYC

Take a Tour of the AKC Museum of the Dog in New York People have been in love with man’s best friend for centuries. The rich history of these beloved creatures is now on display in New York City at the American Kennel Club (AKC) Museum of the Dog , which opened February 8.

Puppy Bowl XV: A Behind-the-Scenes Look

Puppy Bowl XV: A Behind-the-Scenes Look

Courtesy of Victoria Schade I spend game days standing on the left edge of the field, watching the puppy action to make sure everyone is having a good time. Courtesy of Victoria Schade The Puppy Bowl shoot is busy all week, even when there’s a break in the official action on the field.

17 Photos of Sleepy Dogs That’ll Make You Want to Climb Back into Bed

17 Photos of Sleepy Dogs That’ll Make You Want to Climb Back into Bed

2. Sleeping Sausages Courtesy of obi_and_kato/Instagram For these dogs, snoozing is always better when you can do it with a buddy… especially when your buddy is just as tiny, furry and cute as you are.

5 Winter Street Style Looks for Your Dog

5 Winter Street Style Looks for Your Dog

Chic Puffer Vest Courtesy of Tilden Brighton When there’s a chill in the air, this Fab Dog color block puffer vest keeps fashion-conscious canines warm and looking good.

New York Family Rescues Dog While on a Trip 1,000 Miles Away From Home

New York Family Rescues Dog While on a Trip 1,000 Miles Away From Home

Courtesy of Faith Dallal Meeting Bacon: Love at First Sight In March 2016, Dallal and her family were on a trip to visit relatives in New Orleans, Louisiana, when they happened upon a scruffy little face that brought their months-long search for a dog to a happy end.

Magical Dog Performs Tricks Based Off ‘Harry Potter’ Spells

Magical Dog Performs Tricks Based Off ‘Harry Potter’ Spells

Remus’ mom, “Harry Potter” fan and voiceover actress, Anna Brisbin, teaches him all of the tricks (… er, spells?) and recently shared the magical results on her YouTube page, BrizzyVoices , which has more than 1 million followers, and on the doxie’s Instagram, @remus_the_doxie .

Obese Dog Rescued from Euthanasia Sheds Nearly Half His Body Weight

Obese Dog Rescued from Euthanasia Sheds Nearly Half His Body Weight

Courtesy of youcandothiskai/Facebook This time last year, Kai was living with a family who allowed the dog to gain more than double his ideal weight.

Libby Riddles Talks About Life as First Woman to Win the Iditarod

Libby Riddles Talks About Life as First Woman to Win the Iditarod

I should just go home.’ Courtesy of Libby Riddles [Then I remembered,] ‘Hey, wait a minute, I have to go help my dogs!’ I shut up, got up and started running after [my] dog team.

From racetrack to hospital: How 1 greyhound is changing lives of sick kids

From racetrack to hospital: How 1 greyhound is changing lives of sick kids

Finn’s naps are part of his work as a therapy dog at Riley’s Children Health in Indianapolis, where he helps comfort sick kids. Loubie the 'Hugging Dog' brings joy and love to children with disabilities “We decided we were going to foster (Finn), especially when we found out what his name was,” Moore explained.

15 Funny Thoughts Pet Parents Have When Grooming Dogs and Cats

15 Funny Thoughts Pet Parents Have When Grooming Dogs and Cats

Between the sad puppy dog eyes and the angry kitty claws, it’s one of the less rewarding ways to spend time with your furry best friend. Grooming tip: Tolomeo recommends diluting your dog shampoo with water—it’ll be easier to apply and faster to rinse.

Saving Sadie: Dog Shot and Left for Dead Gets Second Chance at Life

Saving Sadie: Dog Shot and Left for Dead Gets Second Chance at Life

“They [the shelter] took Sadie knowing full well that no one would adopt her there with her injuries,” says Joal Derse Dauer, a local from Muskego, Wisconsin, had been donating blankets at the shelter when she noticed Sadie’s sad eyes and instantly was drawn to her.

From Shelter to Showbiz: Rescue Dog Maggie’s Journey to Fame

From Shelter to Showbiz: Rescue Dog Maggie’s Journey to Fame

“I wanted a companion, a friend, a dog to teach and learn from, to join [me] on adventures, and I knew she, or he, was going to come from a shelter or rescue.”