Violinist's music calms dogs recovering from abuse at ASPCA

Violinist's music calms dogs recovering from abuse at ASPCA

ASPCAKris Lindsay, senior director at the ASPCA, said Agee’s music has been a wonderful addition to the storytelling program.“It’s really incredible to watch the impact his music has on the dogs and how quickly they respond,” she told TODAY.Energetic dogs soon settle down while listening to Agee play the violin.

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.

'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.

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.

Extreme dog walker reveals how he can work with up to 26 pets at one time

Extreme dog walker reveals how he can work with up to 26 pets at one time

Tim, 33, – who started his business in 2011 after realising that if somebody was going to be paid for walking his dog, it might as well be him – explained how he was able to get all his dogs to pose for the staggering photos, regardless of their species or temperament.

Roaming eye of the tiger! Mighty big cat on mission to woo tigress at London Zoo

Roaming eye of the tiger! Mighty big cat on mission to woo tigress at London Zoo

Sumatran tigers number as few as 400 in the wild (Image: ZSL London Zoo) Stocktaking figures warn that recent assessments in Myanmar show no breeding animals, although less than 10 per cent of potential tiger territory has been surveyed.

Chewy and Hill’s Throw Holiday Party for Shelter Dogs at Peggy Adams

Chewy and Hill’s Throw Holiday Party for Shelter Dogs at Peggy Adams

Chewy and Hill’s Throw Holiday Party for Shelter Dogs at Peggy Adams In honor of Giving Tuesday, Chewy recently partnered with pet food company Hill’s to throw shelter dogs a holiday party at the Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League in West Palm Beach, Florida.

Meet the life-saving dogs sniffing out bomb threats

Meet the life-saving dogs sniffing out bomb threats

Megyn Kelly TODAY goes inside the security program that’s training dogs to find military-grade explosives and other threats. MSA security chairman Michael O’Neil, as well as Jackpot and Barney, two dogs who graduated from the program, join Megyn to discuss how they’re keeping us safe.

Adopt a pet without the adoption fee! Lear more about NBC’s Clear the Shelters program

Adopt a pet without the adoption fee! Lear more about NBC’s Clear the Shelters program

On August 18, NBC and Telemundo TV stations are teaming up with shelters across the country that will waive or lower any adoption fees. Find a participating shelter near you to adopt a dog, cat, rabbit or bird!

New Hope for People and Pets Affected by Domestic Violence

New Hope for People and Pets Affected by Domestic Violence

Marie Philip, deputy commissioner of the Office for Domestic Violence, New York City Human Resources Administration said, “We are in need of innovative programs to give people whatever helps to encourage them to leave an abusive situation, and URIPALS does just that.”