'Lifeless' dog found 'almost starved to death' chained to goalpost - 'Broke our hearts'

'Lifeless' dog found 'almost starved to death' chained to goalpost - 'Broke our hearts'

But in the care of a foster home she has put on weight and her personality is "starting to come through".In a Facebook post, Helping Yorkshire Poundies said: "Sometimes there are just no words.

A genetic study has debunked the stereotypes leashed to dog breeds

A genetic study has debunked the stereotypes leashed to dog breeds

Overall, the study is a reminder that pet owners (particularly those looking to find a clone-like stand-in for old companions ) are better off choosing dogs based on their individuality and behaviors, not their breeding.

Getting a dog helped me heal after a suicide attempt

Getting a dog helped me heal after a suicide attempt

Even if I did want to talk, I felt like there was no one there to help me or turn to – even though my partner of 12 years, Annette, 56, is the most loving person I know.

Meet Red, the cross-eyed Maine Coon kitten who will steal your heart

Meet Red, the cross-eyed Maine Coon kitten who will steal your heart

As a little kitty (Picture: Cattery Maine Coons UK / SWNS) ‘He’s got a ridiculous amount of confidence for a cat that’s cross-eyed’ (Picture: Cattery Maine Coons UK / SWNS)Rebecca and her four-year-old son Eli spent hours delivering the kittens on December 18.

Soul animal: A dog or a cat: Which is your soul animal?

Soul animal: A dog or a cat: Which is your soul animal?

Training a cat is typically more difficult than a dog, because a cat has its way of doing things, and he will do only what he likes to do.If that is how you like your things to be, you may be a cat person.

Britain’s loneliest dog has been in an animal shelter for nine years

Britain’s loneliest dog has been in an animal shelter for nine years

Staff at his animal shelter call him ‘the perfect pet’ but note Freddie is ‘complex’ and needs a strong owner as he tends to over-guard and this puts people off.

Adorable dog saved from cancer thanks to nose amputation

Adorable dog saved from cancer thanks to nose amputation

Oh buddy (Picture: SWNS)This is Yogi, a Border Terrier who’s had to have his nose removed to save his life from a rare form of soft-tissue cancer.

The history-making winner of this year's National Dog Show stops by TODAY

The history-making winner of this year's National Dog Show stops by TODAY

A Scottish deerhound named Claire just made history by becoming the first dog to win the Best in Show title two years in a row at the National Dog Show in Philadelphia.

Mayim Bialik talks response to 'Jeopardy!' hosting: 'We're all learning as we go here'

Mayim Bialik talks response to 'Jeopardy!' hosting: 'We're all learning as we go here'

Ken Jennings and Bialik will continue hosting "Jeopardy!"On "Call Me Kat" and in a new cat food promotion, Bialik is fine with the felines."We have noticed a marked difference in our lives (since her cats began eating the food)," Bialik, a spokesperson for the brand, says.

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.