Month: February 2018

The world was recently introduced to Sunny, the newest Today show Puppy with a Purpose. The adorable yellow Labrador is from The Guide Dog Foundation and will be training with the staff of Studio 1A and trainer Olivia Poff at least four days a week on set. Once the 8-week-old puppy completes all of his training,
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In case you hadn’t heard, the U.K. is experiencing some of the most bitterly cold weather conditions in 27 years. And while some Brits and their pets are hiding indoors, huddled by the fireplace, one fierce kitty is showing off his playful prowess to the world. His name is Amuse Bouche (“Bouche” or “Boo” for
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Has Taylor Swift swapped her trademark snakes for birds of prey? The pop superstar surprised guests at the Ventana resort in the scenic hills of Big Sur, California, recently when she was spotted getting back to nature on a woodsy excursion. Clad in an artfully torn grey sweatshirt, a fresh-faced and happy Swift posed with
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*This article first appeared on Time.com Barbra Streisand cloned a beloved dog, as revealed in a wide-ranging cover story for Variety. Her two pups Miss Violet and Miss Scarlett (who appear periodically on her Instagram) are clones of her Coton du Tulear Samantha, who passed away in May of 2017. Streisand has a third Coton
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It was a wild ride for Tedge, but he is back in his owner’s arms. According to Boston 25, the 1-year-old Chihuahua-Beagle mix’s owner, Theron Miller, is a Montana-based truck driver who takes the little dog on many of his hauls across the country. Miller and Tedge were on one of these jobs last month
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It’s not Halloween, nor is it National Black Cat Appreciation Day or even National Black Cat Day, but thanks to the success of Marvel’s latest blockbuster superhero film Black Panther, adoptions of oft-stygmatized, black-coated kitties appear to be on the rise. The Daily Dot reports that one blogger on Tumblr recently posted about the surprisingly positive
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  Barbra Streisand is seeing doubles. The Academy Award-winning songstress recently revealed to Variety that two of her three dogs — all fluffy, white Coton du Tulears — are clones of her late dog, Samantha. Samantha died in 2017 at 14 years old, but before the dog crossed the rainbow bridge, Streisand, 75, had cells taken from
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Meet the proud, precious members of the Southeastern Guide Dogs Puppy Academy in Palmetto, Florida. While it may look like these pups are just palling around, they are actually up to much more. All of these golden retrievers, labradors and “goldadors” are working to become service dogs for the visually-impaired and veterans with disabilities. Dogs born
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Cross-species friendships always warm the heart. By: pangrea Whether in love or friendship, the saying that opposites attract holds true time and time again. For these 5 dogs, it’s no different. Through some unusual circumstances, these dogs made connections with furry animals you wouldn’t normally see hanging around canines. Look past the differences in genetic
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Murphy makes being a straight-A student look easy. PEOPLE’s Guide-Dog-at-Large is getting big, which means graduation is approaching. But before Murphy can get his doggie diploma from Guiding Eyes for the Blind and be placed with his handler, he still has a few more important hurdles to jump. The most recent of these was his
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Stanley the cat was on the last of his nine lives — at 17 years old, he was in end-stage kidney failure and the veterinarian said the only way to save the black-and-white feline was a kidney transplant, if he even qualified for the surgery. Another condition: Stanley’s owner would be required to adopt the
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  Youtube influencer Cory Williams, also known as “Mr. Safety,” pulled a mean prank on his kitty recently. Williams’ cat Sparta is an animal influencer himself who goes by the moniker “The Mean Kitty,” on Youtube.  The Internet famous feline’s adventures alongside his human and animal family members are regularly documented by his exhibitionist dad,
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Maker: Carnivore Meat CompanyCause: Potential for salmonellaAnnouncement: Customer email shared online — Petful trying to verifyWhat was recalled: 1 lb. bags of Vital Essentials Freeze-Dried Beef Nibblets Entrée for Dogs with Lot #13753 According to the company email, which Petful has not been able to independently verify, the “product was distributed in the continental USA through independent
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Maker: Northwest NaturalsCause: Potential for listeriaAnnouncement: FDA report dated Feb. 23, 2018What was recalled: 5 lb. frozen chubs of Chicken & Salmon Recipe dog food with UPC #0 87316 38440 6 and best by code 15 082218 This recall is for a product that was distributed more than a year ago. As the FDA put it,
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Maker: TruPet, LLCCause: Potential for salmonellaAnnouncement: FDA report dated Feb. 23, 2018What was recalled: 2.5 oz. packages of TruPet Treat Me Crunchy Beef Delight with Lot #20190514 13753 These dog treats were distributed directly through TruDog.com, as well as via online retailer Chewy.com. According to the FDA report, no other TruPet products other than the specific one identified above are
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1. Key Characteristics Weight: 10–15 pounds for males, 6–10 pounds for females Life Expectancy: 14 years Birmans are medium to large cats with round blue eyes and muscular bodies often mistaken for ragdolls or ragamuffins. Their coats are light in color with darker points in varying shades. They also have distinctive white bottoms on their
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Sometimes having one of your pet isn’t enough. For those who want more of their mutt’s mug (and who doesn’t?), there are pet portrait classes. The Paint Place in New York City offers the pet-obsessed a chance to create a masterpiece starring their pet. “Paint Your Pet” is the most popular class at The Paint
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There’s a “latte” to love about Boris and Horton. The New York City spot is the first dog-friendly cafe in the Big Apple. Named after the owner’s canines, Boris and Horton offers up coffee, wine, beer and canine companionship. Visitors can bring their own pooch or hang out with the rescue dogs that frequently stop
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  Emotional support animals are at the center of another airline controversy. According to The Washington Post, a emotional support dog injured a girl on a Southwest Airlines flight from Phoenix to Portland, Oregon. This is the latest in a string of emotional support animal issues for airlines, which also includes the eviction of an
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Weigh all the pros and cons before breeding your dog. By: reneeviehmann Are you considering having your female dog give birth to a litter of pups? Today’s article is the story of a client’s dog who fell pregnant accidentally while her person was debating just this. Once the pups arrived, it was shocking to see
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Caught between a branch and a furry place, that is where Emily Whitton found herself. The woman recently climbed a 60-ft. tree to rescue her friend’s 13-week-old kitten, Bella, who scampered up the mammoth tree after sneaking out of the house. According to The Telegraph, instead of helping the gray-and-white cat down, Whitton got stuck
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