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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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The 12 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 time. Experts say these low-key canines are your best bets.

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18 Best Dog Breeds for Kids

The best family dogs are patient, tolerant, and loyal. You can't go wrong with any of these best dogs for...

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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.

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!

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.

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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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...

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...

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.

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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.

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...

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...

Sarah Conyer Didn’t Even Know What an Alpaca Was. Now She and Her Husband Run an Adorable Alpa...

One day at lunch, a coworker had to explain to Sarah Conyer what an alpaca is. Now the animals play...

9 Signs You’re a Great Neighbor

Barking dogs, loud music, late-night parties—we all know the signs of a bad neighbor. Here's how to tell if you're...

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These Boys Adopted An Orphaned Baby Owl, and Maybe You Should Too

The Larson family immediately fell in love with the tiny fur ball.

When the Bison Walked in Front of Our Car, I Knew My Sons and I Picked the Perfect Rockies Road Trip

Adventures abound for a mom and her two boys amidst the glaciers, lakes, and forests of Alberta’s Rocky Mountains.

This Story About a Broken Fence Will Change the Way You See Your Neighbors

Good fences make good neighbors, but a good attitude about a bad fence can work just as well.

Warning: You Will Want to Adopt an Orphaned Baby Squirrel After Reading This

Our children learned to cherish life, no matter how small, by caring for an orphan baby squirrel.

Things You Learn in Alaska: Baby Moose Twins Are Actually Adorable

Phil and RaShelle watch the cutest baby moose grow up before their eyes.

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Memorable Pets for Alzheimer’s Patients

My beloved grandma Lil succumbed to ever-worsening dementia before she passed away from heart failure at age 90. Yet even