Dogs

1. Key Characteristics AKC Group: Terrier Height: 9–11 inches Weight: 13–22 pounds Life Expectancy: 13–15 years or longer The West Highland white terrier, often referred to as the Westie, is a small, strongly built dog and one of the most popular terriers. They have black noses and almond-shaped, wide-set, black-rimmed dark brown eyes and ears that
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With Hurricane Irma surging toward Florida, many residents are attempting to evacuate the state with their pets — and some are facing trouble. Matt Varga of Kendall, Florida, tried to leave by plane on Thursday, but was denied entrance to the flight he booked because he didn’t have a carrier for his dog, Meeka. Varga
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After a life of service to  Connecticut’s Middletown Police Department and his family, Hunter the German Shepherd said a final farewell to all of his friends. “Officer Michael D’Aresta unfortunately has to make the toughest decision any K9 handler dreads,” the police department posted on its Facebook page about the decision to put Hunter down. “K9 Hunter
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We know some people treat their dogs like royalty, but we didn’t realize that some people actually treat their dogs like God! Take this regal pup living amongst the Miao people in the Jiaobang village in Guizhou province, China. According to the Independent, the villagers have celebrated an annual tradition for centuries in which they
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Make sure your dog has built up the ability to run long distances. By: super_duper_shutter Are you looking for a new workout buddy? One who doesn’t care what time you get up, doesn’t make excuses and never bails when it’s time to exercise? If you’re tired of running on your own or just need a
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Murphy has spent the past 365 days helping others. Since the day he was born, Murphy, PEOPLE’s Guiding Eyes for the Blind guide dog trainee, has been working towards being the best dog he can be, so he can help change the life of a blind/visually-impaired individual after he graduates. Of course, there has been
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Reunited! Chris Evans shared an adorable video on Twitter of his pup Dodger greeting him with kisses after the Captain America star returned home from a 10-week film stint. “After 10 long weeks…” Evans wrote for the heart-warming video. The 36-year-old actor adopted Dodger after meeting him on the set of Gifted back in April. “One of the
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1. Key Characteristics AKC Group: Herding Height: 24–27.5 inches Weight: 70–110 pounds Life Expectancy: 10–12 years or longer Old working dogs developed in France, beaucerons have a black nose; dark brown, slightly oval-shaped eyes; ears, either cropped or natural, that are set high on the head; and a fringed tail covered with hair that usually hangs down
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Even before the worst of Hurricane Harvey began, dog lover Betty Walter was prepared. According to Today.com, in anticipation of the storm, the 44-year-old woman had rounded up four of her own dogs, a handful of foster dogs awaiting adoption, as well as some friends’ and neighbors’ dogs into her care. As they awaited rescue, the
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If a pet isn’t grooming themselves regularly, pseudocoprostasis (or dingleberries) may result. By: zaimoku_woodpile You know the sort of world where your shoulder bag priorities are having separate pockets for poop bags and dogs treats, whereas your pet-less friend only tolerates a designer name hanging off her arm? In my parallel universe, there are often
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A group of guys became a dog’s saving grace this week in Lumberton, Texas. On Monday, Bandit the dog found himself caught in the raging flood waters of Hurricane Harvey. He was moments from being washed far away from his home when a group of volunteer rescuers, made up mostly of local teenagers, stepped in.
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Pet holidays remind us of how much our pets mean to us. By: Stewart Black Some holidays are easy to remember. Thanksgiving, Hanukkah and Christmas, for example, are holidays that we have no trouble remembering. But there is a whole slew of holidays that pass quietly every year, save a social media post or 2.
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Was this poor pup abandoned or did he just get separated from his owners in the commotion of the Hurricane Harvey rescue efforts? The handsome German Shepherd was found alone, in his crate, seemingly left behind on an evacuation bus that had recently unloaded at the makeshift George R. Brown Convention Center mega-shelter on Monday
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It was a photo that upset many: two dogs peeking helplessly out of a boat surrounded by flood waters. The pair of pups were left behind to brave the ravages of Hurricane Harvey — which has now been downgraded to a tropical storm as it continues to dump rain on the Houston area — alone. CNN reporter Ed
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Is your dog ready to experience the great outdoors? By: Noodles and Beef Ask any outdoor enthusiast: There’s nothing better than leaving your busy life behind, shutting off the cell phone and truly breathing in the fresh scent of nature, whether you’re deep in the woods or about to summit a mountain. What makes the
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Our condolences go out to Chloë Grace Moretz, who posted the news of her dog’s death on Instagram on Tuesday. Fuller the dog had been the actress’s “best friend” since she was a kid. While it’s always tough to suffer the loss of a beloved animal, the sadness and nostalgia attached to a childhood pet
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1. Key Characteristics AKC Group: Hound Height: 28–32 inches Weight: 75–110 pounds Life Expectancy: Around 10 years The Scottish deerhound looks similar to a greyhound with a coat. These sight hounds are one of the oldest breeds of dog. They are tall, large dogs with big bones. Their noses can be blue or black, and the eyes are either brown
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Avoid planting anything with sharp thorns or spines in case your pup likes to chomp on things outside. By: ikeofspain Spring has finally sprung, and most of us couldn’t be happier to see it. Flowers are blooming, trees are budding and we can finally take our dogs out for more than a shiver-inducing 5-minute walk.
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After being carelessly torn apart two years ago, the di Bartolo family is full once again. In May 2015, Cali the Rhodesian ridgeback was stolen from the backyard of her Long Island, New York home, leaving behind a heartbroken family. Now, the di Bartolos’ hearts are full once more. Last week, PEOPLE reported that Cali had been
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Almost all high school students flip eagerly through their yearbooks to find their photos, but for Coalville, Utah’s Hailee Blonquist, this year’s class lineup revealed a delightful surprise: The “student” pictured next to her was her golden retriever, Katie, a service dog that has come to school with her every day for the past two
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