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Why You May Want a Therapy Dog When You’re Sick

A therapy dog is truly a special breed of animal. Unlike service dogs, which are used to help people with a specific disability, therapy dogs are specially trained and credentialed to provide love, su…

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Just a Couple of Guinea Pigs Playing Basketball (Video)

Animal Trainer Barbara Heidenreich is clearly a genius. Using treats as rewards, she's taught her guinea pigs to play basketball. Each guinea pig even knows his designated basket, so it's a proper…

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Loyal Dog Stays By Dead Owner’s Side for 23 Days (Video)

A missing man was found in his crashed pickup truck, but he wasn't alone. Rescue workers discovered Jimmy's body 23 days later. His dog BeBe, a small Maltese who followed him everywhere, stayed by…

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It’s National Mutt Day! 5 Reasons These Dogs Rule

Growing up, we called them Heinz 57. The American Kennel Club calls them All-American Dogs. No matter what your preferred name is for mixed breed dogs, people who have adopted mutts all agree that the…

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Florida Cat Dials 911 And Gets Adopted

Zeke, the cat, apparently had enough of being at a homeless animal shelter. The clever cat got on the phone and dialed 911. According to ABC news, after 911 was dialed and no one responded to the d…

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Cat Saves Owner’s Life By Knocking On Neighbor’s Window

Dogs usually are the pets that make headlines for saving the lives of their owners, but in this case, the hero was an English black cat named Slinky Malinki. Former nurse Janet Rawlison had taken m…

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Do You Favor One of Your Pets?

Friends frequently ask me which of my dogs I love more, Sanchez or Gina. It's a funny question, as I doubt many people ask parents of human children which child they love the most. But, by appearance …

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Jeans Designed by Lions, Tigers & Bears

Distressed jeans have been in fashion for years, but now you can actually cover your tush in a pair playfully torn apart by lions, tigers or bears. A volunteer group called the Mineko Club came up wit…

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Firefighter Saves Dogs, Then Pays Their Medical Bills

Utah, my home state, doesn't always make headlines for positive stories; polygamy, bizarre politics and air pollution are often tied to news about the state. However, community involvement and helping…

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5 Lessons I Learned About Aging from My Senior Dog

I've been noticing some subtle behavior changes in my 11-year-old Lab, Sanchez, as he matures. He definitely is more set in his ways and seems to have a different agenda in his senior years. Every tim…

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No end in sight for the stray cats you feed? This is why the Neutering part of TNR is so very import…