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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    TGIF: Super-Cute Videos to Start Your Weekend

    Since some things need very little introduction, I shall not stand on ceremony. Here, videos that just made your weekend...

    Cute Video: Surprised Red Panda!

    If you need a pick me up to get going on a post-holiday Monday, keep this video in your back...

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    Do You Judge a Cat by Its Color?

    Don't judge a feline by its fur.

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    Hero Pets: A Truly Golden Retriever

    Loyal even in the midst of crisis, Yogi the dog played a vital role in rescuing his owner after a...

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    Hero Pets: Pudding the Cat’s Life-Saving Sense

    The Jung family adopted a new family pet one winter—and soon discovered it had a lifesaving meow.

    7 Amazing Hero Pets

    Inspiring stories on four legs: These animals prove that some furry friends can make all the difference.

    Hero Pets: A Pig That Calms Special-Needs Kids

    For special-needs students in San Francisco, pot-bellied pig Buttercup provides comfort—and a bit of fun.

    Hero Pets: A Herd of Elephants Mourns Its Helper

    Connections between man and beast can run deep, as one family learned after saving elephants in South Africa.

    Hero Pets: A Little Girl’s Lifeline Is Her Dog

    For young Alida Knobloch, loyal pooch Mr. Gibbs is a true lifesaver.

    Hero Pets: A Lion’s Big Heart

    Jupiter the lion may weigh in at 550 pounds, but his demeanor with handler Ana Julia Torres proves that even...

    Sea Otters: Adorable Partners in the Fight Against Global Warming

    These cuddly creatures might save the climate.

    Love Unleashed: Our Favorite Dog Stories

    From Tim Tebow, Dean Koontz, and more: inspirational stories to make any pet lover weak in the knees.

    Dog Stories: Dean Koontz’s Five Favorite Canine Books

    The famous author and dog lover recommends top inspirational stories to read now.

    Dog Stories: Roma on Her Adored Master, Steve Madden

    A dearly departed doggy shares an inspirational story with the guy who played fetch all those years.

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    Dog Stories: Tim Tebow on Otis, His Comeback Dog

    We know him for football and his faith, but long before he was famous on the field, Tebow showed true...

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    Funny Pictures of Dogs in Tutus

    Lace up your toe shoes, and sing along to these cute dog ballerinas and their matching pop song quotes.

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    The Lolcat’s Meow

    Next month, the Internet phenomena of adorable cats doing painfully cute things—like fitting themselves into way-too-tiny boxes and creeping up

    Remarkable Animal Friendships

    Remarkable Animal Friendships

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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

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    Funny Photos: Dogs in Sunglasses

    Doggone hilarious: Our readers sent in the funny dog photos, and we provided the celebrity quotes thought bubbles.

    Bear Attack: The Story of Seven Boys and One Grizzly

    Seven high school students were near the end of their month-long survival course in the Alaskan wilderness, but the real...

    6 Secrets for a Well-Behaved Pet

    Is your pet's bad behavior driving you crazy? Here's how to fix six common problems.

    The Year’s Most Miraculous Happy Endings

    The Year’s Most Miraculous Happy Endings

    A Hanukkah Story

    How a cat's chance encounter with a lit menorah brought one family new meaning to the holiday.

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    Dog People vs. Cat People: The Surprising Differences crossed responses to lifestyle surveys by so-called dog and cat people. Take a look at the conclusions and tell...

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    Mason the Miracle Dog

    Any dog’s love and loyalty can feel like a miracle. By that measure, Mason, a one-year-old terrier mix, may be

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    Give Your Indoor Cat the Gift of the Great Outdoors

    Even though Buttercup is an indoor cat, she can still get a taste of the outdoor life. What about giving