“If you’re considering bringing a feline companion into your home, and wondering where to look, an animal shelter is a great option. There are so many reasons to adopt from a shelter, but here are 10 of my favorites….”
“Best friends Henry and Baloo have a lot in common – they have both been rescued and now enjoy long walks in the great outdoors. What makes them special to their many fans is that they are a dog and cat travelling duo….”
“Everyone loves a nice, comfy chair―and these dogs are no exception.
The Knox County Humane Society in Galesburg, Illinois, recently put out a call for used chairs.
‘The shelter pets absolutely love their chairs!’ the organization, a no-kill shelter, wrote on Facebook. “If anyone has any older chairs they no longer want, please think of the shelter pets!”
The public responded in a big way….”
“Our dog Bailee Boo is golden retriever, black lab and German shepherd mix. She loves lollipops. One day, she came with us in the SUV and we had to run into the store for something and left her in the car with it running….”
See pets dressed as superheroes
“If you’re heading down to Comic-Con International early, there’s one event you shouldn’t miss: PAWmicon.
The fifth annual event put on by the Helen Woodward Animal Center will take place earlier than usual this year from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. July 15 instead of coinciding with the mega convention.
The family-friendly event will include a pet costume contest, carnival games for pets and their humans alike, arts and crafts, snacks — including dog-friendly goodies — and more.”
Prosthetic limbs offering pets a new ‘leash’ on life
A 7-year-old German shepherd dog named Star has some new pep in her step. She lost part of her right hind leg at birth, leaving her unable to walk comfortably. Then two months ago she was fitted with a customized prosthetic leg. Star’s owner, Elaine Diasparra, says the difference has been drastic.
“She’s amazing and she can actually go for walks now,” she said.
Getting a Dog May Save Your Life, Especially If You’re Single
Swedish researchers found that people with furry friends, especially the unmarried, have fewer heart problems than those who don’t.
Having a dog can bring a lot of love into your life. It could also make it last a little longer.
Dog ownership lowers early death risk, study finds
Dog owners have a lower risk of death from cardiovascular disease or other causes, a study of 3.4 million Swedes has found.
The team analysed national registries for people aged 40 to 80, and compared them to dog ownership registers.
They found there was a lower risk of cardiovascular disease in owners of dogs, particularly of hunting breeds.
Americans are pet obsessed, spending over $69 billion a year
Americans’ pet addiction has been skyrocketing by the billions for nearly two decades, with early estimates saying U.S. spending statistics on pet food, gear, and vet visits could reach over $69 billion this year, according the American Pet Products Association (APPA).
Hundreds give tearful farewell to heroic war dog
Hundreds turned out to say goodbye to the hero dog whose Marine veteran partner put together a bucket list for him after he was diagnosed with bone cancer. Cena, a black lab who served three tours in Afghanistan as a bomb-sniffer with the Marines, lived his final years with Lance Cpl. Jeff DeYoung, as his service dog.