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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    More Than 70,000 Dogs Live in America’s Research Labs. I Rescued One of Them.

    More than 70,000 dogs live in America’s research laboratories. Now there are seven fewer.

    These Perfect Photos of Maine’s Puffins Will Give You Hope About Nature

    Animal lovers will cheer for this only-in-America, good-news story about how one man brought puffins back to a part of...

    This Surfer Punched a Shark to Save His Friend

    A tiger shark out for blood is no match for cowboy surfer Brian Wargo.

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    20 One Liners Only Dog Owners Will Understand

    Every dog has its day—and that's basically every day if you're a dog owner!

    7 Photos That Prove There’s Nothing Better Than Being a Dog on Cape Cod

    For our four-legged friends, heaven is a place called Cape Cod, Massachusetts. Just take a look at these crazy-happy canines...

    10 Jane Goodall Quotes That Will Restore Your Faith in Humanity

    Jane Goodall's wise words about peace, evolution, and nature will warm your heart and enlighten your mind.

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    4 Incredible Times When Dogs Saved Their Owners and Became Heroes

    Saving lives, comforting strangers, battling bears: Do dogs have instincts to help human beings? These four pets do.

    After Unimaginable Cruelty, How Toefu Became a Dog Whisperer to Help Others

    Can dogs learn from their misfortune? Here’s the story of Toefu the spaniel, who overcame her own abuse to help...

    A Tragic Accident, Then One Woman’s Bold Fight to Make Horse Racing Safer

    Jo Anne Normile discovered a dark side to Thoroughbred racing that most fans don't know about. What she did next...

    Why Does This Woman Have 362 Exotic, Endangered Birds Living In Her Backyard?

    Sure, Michele Raffin has 35 aviaries to clean and many, many beaks to feed. But she does have help, and...

    Gorgeous Glimpses of America’s Last Wild Places

    Fifty years ago, Congress passed the Wilderness Act, preserving our country's most beautiful landscapes for future generations. Take a look...

    6 Unexpected Animal Heroes

    Some of these exceptional creatures are cuddly, some are courageous, but all share an extraordinary spirit.

    Meet Bailey, the Cat Who Loves to Sail

    This meezer may be only three years old, but inside he's an old salt who appreciates the many joys of...

    Can We Save the Cheetah From Extinction?

    A new book by Dr. Laurie Marker and wildlife photographer Suzi Eszterhas takes us inside the world of these magnificent...

    The Dramatic Rescue of Bärle, the Circus Polar Bear

    For 13 years, a female polar bear endured neglect, scorching heat and near-starvation as one of the star attractions at...

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    Do These Dogs Look Like They’re Sorry to You?

    Funny dog pictures with captions from the online sensation,

    There Was Once a Wolf Who Loved Too Much. And What Happened to Him Was a Crime.

    One day in Alaska, a black wolf appeared in front of wildlife photographer Nick Jans. This is the story of...

    Everyday Heroes: “I Carried Him Down the Mountain”

    How hiker Andi Davis saved the life 
of a 50-pound pit bull.

    A Heartwarming Salute to Soldiers and Their Hero Dogs

    On battlefields across the globe, servicemen and women rely on their dogs for safety, comfort, and companionship. Here, a glimpse...

    9 Unusually Detailed Animal Habitats

    See how birds, oysters, snails, caterpillars, moths, and more rely on their inventive natures to create the perfect nesting place.

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    This Man Invented Cat Memes in 1906

    Photographer Harry Whittier Frees (1879-1953) dressed up live cats, dogs, and piglets in tiny clothes and spent hours posing them...

    What It’s Like to Punch a Shark

    A few things went through my mind. The first was, Wow, that’s a very large shark. Second, It’s coming right...

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    Meet the Prisoner With a Gift for Healing Dogs

    Sixty dogs changed one man's life as much as he changed theirs.

    Sorry: Dolphins Aren’t Smiling

    A dolphin's "smile" is actually an illusion. So is our belief that these animals can heal.

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    The 12 Cats of Christmas: Sing Along!

    An updated carol, so you and your feline can haz all the holiday cheer.

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    Funny Clicks: Shark Cat Rides a Roomba, Infomercial Fails, More

    Hey! Did you know we have a Facebook page dedicated to the funny stuff we just found sitting around the