Tim Tebow mourning dog shows complicated grief of pet loss

Tim Tebow mourning dog shows complicated grief of pet loss

The unconditional love from a pet to owners causes deep emotional reactions, said Nielsen, who helps clients deal with the grief of losing a pet.“It’s profound because you are you're making a decision to actively take the life of your animal,” Nielsen said.

Meet the man who fills his home with senior and special needs pets

Meet the man who fills his home with senior and special needs pets

Greig, 55, started adopting senior and special needs animals in 2013 when he was grieving the death of his beloved dog, Wolfgang, who was hit by a car.

Dave Bautista adopts bonded pit bulls who were separated at shelter

Dave Bautista adopts bonded pit bulls who were separated at shelter

“He has an amazing heart for animals, but I think what is even more beautiful about how he connects with pit bulls is that it's just such a seamless, loving, humble way that he reaches out to dogs and he really connects,” Lisa Bricker, the director of development at Frankie’s Friends, a charitable pet foundation, told TODAY.davebautista/ Instagram"They just won the #DogLottery," actor Justin Long wrote in a comment on the post.

We're celebrating the season of giving with a holiday sweepstakes!

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'I'm here for you': Dogs help young victims of abuse in courts, hospitals

'I'm here for you': Dogs help young victims of abuse in courts, hospitals

And I just said, 'Well, you know, sometimes he is just here to help kids,’” Jones, program manager for victim services in the St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney's Office, told TODAY Parents.

Jenna Bush Hager announces November book club pick

Jenna Bush Hager announces November book club pick

"I am into having a family book club," said Jenna, "let’s discuss it around the turkey.In order to be entered, follow the Read With Jenna Instagram account and comment on the post above explaining why you or your book club deserve a copy of the book.

Sad dog photographed riding bus alone in England

Sad dog photographed riding bus alone in England

Gemma Louise Burton said she boarded the bus on her way to college last week and immediately noticed there was a dog riding by herself.

How the Victorians turned mere beasts into man’s best friends

How the Victorians turned mere beasts into man’s best friends

“Many people kept cats during the Victorian period and felt affectionate towards them, but they were still very much seen as utility animals, which kept mice and vermin down,” Hamlett said.

Weekend TODAY anchors get scared on air by fake mouse — watch the funny video

Weekend TODAY anchors get scared on air by fake mouse — watch the funny video

In other news: A mouse literally fell out of the ceiling in our White House booth and landed on my lap.— Peter Alexander (@PeterAlexander).

Man who invented labradoodle says it is his 'life's regret'

Man who invented labradoodle says it is his 'life's regret'

Conron decided to breed a poodle and a labrador following a request from a blind woman in Hawaii, who needed a guide dog that wouldn’t inflame her husband’s allergies.

You can track the sea turtle named after TODAY — here's how

You can track the sea turtle named after TODAY — here's how

Loggerhead Marinelife Center is on the front lines of the conservation effort to protect and save the dwindling sea turtle population.

Cow cuddling lets people relax with help of friendly bovines

Cow cuddling lets people relax with help of friendly bovines

It’s received so much attention in recent months that people have been driving for hours for the chance to embrace, brush and talk to the sociable bovines, said owner Suzanne Vullers.Every "cow cuddling" session is different: Some people like to sit quietly with the animals; others talk to them.

Woman flies American Airlines with service miniature horse

Woman flies American Airlines with service miniature horse

Passengers and crew members on the American Airlines flight to Omaha, Nebraska, were just as intrigued by the 135-pound service animal named Flirty.“Even the pilots had to come out and say ‘hi,’” Flirty’s owner, Abrea Hensley, on Instagram.

Pawdicures are a thing! People are wearing matching nail polish with their dogs

Pawdicures are a thing! People are wearing matching nail polish with their dogs

Some sport bright colors and fun designs:Others are ready for holiday festivities:While a professional groomer can help, you can also try it yourself as long as you use a non-toxic, pet-friendly polish.Summers DIYed the pawdicure and said said her pup Duncan was loving it.

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'This is meant to be': Dierks Bentley adopts a puppy live on TODAY

'This is meant to be': Dierks Bentley adopts a puppy live on TODAY

"I've been texting back-and-forth with my wife and kids," he said during a conversation with Jenna Bush Hager and Willie Geist , while the dog's adoption paperwork was being taken care of.

Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner pay tribute to late dog with matching tattoos

Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner pay tribute to late dog with matching tattoos

Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner found a special way to honor their late dog Waldo Picasso. Prior to Waldo's passing, Jonas had said living in New York with dogs was a unique, enjoyable experience.

This pizza shop is helping pet owners find their lost dogs and cats

This pizza shop is helping pet owners find their lost dogs and cats

After posting an invitation on Facebook for locals to drop off flyers with their own missing pets to be put on pizza boxes, he woke up the next morning to dozens of messages, texts and phone calls.

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.

How to keep your pets safe in a dangerous heat wave

How to keep your pets safe in a dangerous heat wave

The American Society for the Prevention of Animal Cruelty has put out a list of tips people can use to make sure their pets stay safe in escalating temperatures this weekend, when TODAY's Al Roker says more than 100 heat records could be smashed.