Brutally honest adoption ad for 'demonic Chihuahua' goes viral

Brutally honest adoption ad for 'demonic Chihuahua' goes viral

"I am convinced at this point he is not a real dog, but more like a vessel for a traumatized Victorian child that now haunts our home.”Second Chance Pet Adoption LeagueTyfanee Fortuna, Prancer’s current foster owner, with some photos and videos of the two-year-old pup, trying to find a way to make the dog sound appealing to future adoptive owners.

The science of why you’re a dog person or a cat person

The science of why you’re a dog person or a cat person

Cat people, however, would likely tell you that the reason they love their feline friends is that they’re affectionate only when they want to be, and aren’t as needy or naive as dogs.

Separation Anxiety in Dogs

Separation Anxiety in Dogs

In some dogs, however, separation anxiety might be triggered if there is a change in the family’s daily life or the dog’s routine.Time spent at the veterinary clinic What are the signs of separation anxiety?

Petflix and chill: does your dog need a streaming service?

Petflix and chill: does your dog need a streaming service?

I know it’s the latter, but I let the songs play, charmed by the idea that he might enjoy them, while recognising that I’m allowing Spotify to capitalise on my indefatigable love for my dog.

Dogfishing: The sinister dating trend haunting the apps

Dogfishing: The sinister dating trend haunting the apps

(Picture: Ella Byworth/)One of the greatest tragedies of my entire life occurred earlier this week, when I thought I had been the first person to coin a new dating trend: dogfishing.

YouTuber Brooke Houts under fire after video shows her smacking, shoving dog

YouTuber Brooke Houts under fire after video shows her smacking, shoving dog

YouTube personality Brooke Houts is under investigation after a video uploaded to her channel showed her smacking, shoving and yelling at her dog.“We are aware of the incident and we’re looking into the matter,” a spokesperson for the Los Angeles Police Department told TODAY.The shocking video showed Houts, who has more than 300,000 subscribers, smacking, scolding and shoving her Doberman pinscher, Sphinx.

Melodramatic dog fakes own death in walk protest

Melodramatic dog fakes own death in walk protest

Begbie at home, again alive (Picture: Kennedy News and Media) ‘I told them he was fine and just having a tantrum and sulking so he wouldn’t move because he was playing dead.’ Begbie staged a minute-long protest before conceding defeat and starting plodding along the road in Muthill, Perth and Kinross.

Dog personalities change depending on how you treat them

Dog personalities change depending on how you treat them

Like owner, like dog (Picture: Getty) ‘When humans go through big changes in life, their personality traits can change,’ explained lead author William Chopik. ‘There are a lot of things we can do with dogs – like obedience classes and training – that we can’t do with people.

Dogs' personalities change over time just like humans

Dogs' personalities change over time just like humans

Exposure to obedience classes to dogs and training were associated with more positive personality traits across the dog's lifespan, Chopik suggested. The findings showed that dogs and owners share specific personality traits indicating that extroverted humans rated their dogs as more excitable and active.

Dog Idioms and Sayings

Dog Idioms and Sayings

But then again, for all we know half of our dogs’ barking may reference us, perhaps not in a positive light: But before our imagination about canine language gets us into the doghouse, let’s examine some human expressions referencing dogs, what they mean and which breeds might best illustrate the phrases.

7 Calm Dog Breeds Who Love to Sleep

7 Calm Dog Breeds Who Love to Sleep

4. Pug Via iStock.com/Alexandr Zhenzhirov This toy breed has been around since before 400 B.C. and is a miniature of the mastiff-type dog. These seven dog breeds generally are considered to love their naps as much as their pet parents.

'Fly sweet angel': See Jenna Dewan and Channing Tatum's tributes to late dog

'Fly sweet angel': See Jenna Dewan and Channing Tatum's tributes to late dog

Dewan, 38, shared a sweet gallery of photos of herself and her and Tatum's 5-year-old daughter, Everly, snuggling up to Lulu. While Meeka loves accompanying Dewan to the spa, Lulu's more adventurous personality made it easy for her to bond with Tatum.

Personality tests are all the rage – but what do they really tell you?

Personality tests are all the rage – but what do they really tell you?

The gold standard of personality tests is the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), which divides people into 16 types, depending on their self-reported preferences for things such as extroversion or introversion. The reason this is amazing is because I’ve mainly dated women, and we all know queers love their cats.

Franken-Dogs: 9 Wickedly Cute Mixed Breed Dogs

Franken-Dogs: 9 Wickedly Cute Mixed Breed Dogs

One reason this adorable cross breed dog skyrocketed into pupularity is because it requires less grooming compared to a regular Golden Retriever, thanks to its Poodle side, but has the wonderful laid-back personality for which goldies are known.

Bring home the right pooch, the right friend

Bring home the right pooch, the right friend

Suitable to familyIf you have children at home, you can choose from children-friendly, gentle and lovable breeds like Pug, English Cocker Spaniel, Boxer, Beagle, Basset Hound, Labrador, German Shepherd and Golden Retriever, amongst others.

Dogs could help you get a date and make you look more attractive, research finds

Dogs could help you get a date and make you look more attractive, research finds

They flock to Donut – “a particularly cute dog,” he says – and he often finds himself surrounded by a gaggle of young women who want to know how old she is (4), if he raised her from a puppy (yes) and if they can pet her (sure).