Pets & Animals

Whether you have a fur baby you adore, are thinking of getting one, or are just an animal lover, this is the place for you. We’ve got answers to your pet questions and advice, fascinating facts about creatures big and small, and, yes, cute pictures.

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11 Dog Breeds That Can Be Left Alone

Not all dogs are clingy. In fact, these pups are perfectly content to have a little time to themselves.

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How My Dog’s Passing Taught Me the Real Meaning of Family

Even in death, my dog shared a valuable lesson.


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The Best Low-Maintenance Dogs for Busy People

There's no shame in admitting it: You want a dog to love, but you don't have a ton of spare...


This Family Raised a Baby Goose for a Year—20 Years Later, It Returned Home

When two adult geese left their gosling behind, a human family stepped in to raise him. Many years later, the...


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14 Best Short-Haired Dogs for Your Family

These short-haired dogs are adorable, family-friendly, and don't need regular appointments at the groomer!

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26 Adoptable Senior Dogs Looking for a New Best Friend

These senior sweethearts are aged to perfection. They're mature, mellow, and have so much lovin' and cuddlin' to give.


11 Monogamous Animals That Mate For Life (It’s Not Just Penguins)

We can all learn a lesson in relationships from these loving animal couples.

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18 Best Dog Breeds for Kids

Looking for a child-friendly fur baby to bring home to your family? Kids and dogs have an almost-magical connection with...


Why Your Pet’s Food Bowl Could Be Making You Sick

What’s more, your pet is at risk, too.


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13 Revealing Secrets Your Dog Knows About You

Dogs notice when you're sad, mad, or suspicious. They can even detect cancer. Turns out, dogs know more about your...


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9 Unexpected Things That Trigger Dog Anxiety

Wondering why your dog’s been chewing the furniture, barking, or going potty in the house recently? It could be anxiety.

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13 Ways to Get Your Cat to Like You

We asked the experts how you can make your standoffish kitty love you as much as you love her. Here’s...


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This Is the Dog Breed That’s Most Compatible with Your Zodiac Sign

Best friendships are made when every sign adopts a dog to match their personality.


19 Toxins Lurking in Your Backyard

Your backyard is supposed to be a safe place, but you could have toxins hiding in plain sight that are...


10 Ways Your Pet Could Be Making You Sick

All those hugs, snuggles, and kisses with your puppy or kitty are great, but could they be opening you up...


The Dog Who Ate Christmas—Was Of Course a Chihuahua Mix!

This ranch family’s pet didn’t care much for the farm’s rules.

This Couple’s Dream of Owning a Christmas Tree Farm Came True

The whole family—whether they’ve got two legs or four—is invited to this Christmas tree farm.


Hawaiian Cowboys: The Side of Hawaii You Never Knew About

A fifth-generation cattle rancher rides 200 years of tradition on Hawaii's Big Island.


The Scary Reason You Should Stop Letting Your Dog Lick Your Face

Think twice before letting your beagle get to first base.


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7 Reasons Every Kid Should Grow Up with a Big Dog

When it comes to dogs, the bigger, the better.


Listen up, Pet Owners: There’s Now a Gadget That Lets You Check on (and Feed!) Your Pets While...

Your pets don’t have to wait until you get home for a treat party anymore.


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7 Secrets to Becoming Every Dog’s Favorite Human

Not that it's a competition. (OK—it kind of is.)


An Old Chicken Coop Becomes a Stunning Shed in This Unbelievable Makeover

Watch this former home for chickens transform into the ultimate 'she shed.'


This Inspiring 83-Year-Old Runs a 210-Acre Farm—and Has No Plans of Retiring

There’s no mandatory retirement age on this sister’s farm.

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How Elephant Polo Is Saving the Elephants—and Kids with Autism

What do you get when you cross the world's largest land mammal with a mallet? Elephant Polo! Bangkok's unique charity...


Look Out, World! These Farmers Are Saving the Environment One Oyster at a Time

The way this South Carolina family harvests and sells oysters proactively cleans nearby rivers—and still keeps hungry customers satisfied.


These Stunning Photos Capture the Beauty of Living on a Farm

Readers sent us almost 2,000 submissions, and picking the grand prize and category winners wasn’t easy. Here are those photos...


Why Your Next Girls’ Getaway Should Be at This Peaceful Crafting Retreat

Dad loved sharing his farm with others, and his family carries on his legacy.



How a Thunderstorm Helped This Little Cowgirl Make Her Dad Proud

She showed her father a thing or two about herding cattle in a storm.