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Dying rescue dog is a police K-9 for a day

Eddie the rescue dog doesn’t have long to live, but he certainly has packed a lot of adventures into his remaining time. Most recently, he got to suit up and be a police K-9 for a day, complete with answering…

Husky turned away for her 'weird' eyes gets a new home — and a big hug from the internet

About two years ago, a breeder in New Jersey brought a husky to a rescue group, saying he wasn’t able to sell her because she was “weird” looking. The dog — named Jubilee — had an eyelid condition that made…

Wolf puppies play fetch, surprising researchers

[embedded content] Some dogs just love to play fetch. When you have the ball, they need you to throw it immediately so they can catch it. But it’s not just dogs that love this game. Researchers recently found that wolf…

For this stray dog, there's no place like Subway

[embedded content] Subway’s most loyal customer has four paws and appreciates a meal when she can get one. Every day for the past year, “Subway Sally” has strolled up to the sandwich chain’s location in Portales, New Mexico, looking for…

What are dog whiskers for?

Most dogs are hairy things. Whether their fur is long or short, their bodies are mostly covered all over in hair of some sort. But separate from the fluff and the fur, your pup has long, coarse hairs sticking out…

What does 'no-kill' mean at animal shelters?

In an ideal world, there would be no need for animal shelters. But stray and unwanted pets need a place to go and hopefully they wind up at “no-kill” facilities. But what exactly does “no-kill” mean? The answer isn’t necessarily…

Listen to this pug and you'll understand why the makers of 'Halo' hired him for voice-overs

Gyoza the pug is grunting, growling, huffing and puffing his way to video game stardom. The team at 343 Industries was searching for new noises and sound effects for their upcoming game “Halo Infinite,” the next chapter in one of…

What your cat's tail can tell you

Cats communicate in a variety of ways. Their purrs can have different meanings, but cats also communicate with body language. For example, ear position is a good indicator of how a feline is feeling. Upward ears mean a cat is…

Watch these rescue pups pick out their Christmas presents

[embedded content] It’s no secret: Dogs love Christmas presents, too. These precious adoptable pups at Dogs Trust Ireland celebrated the holidays by picking out a Christmas present from dozens of donated toys. “This year we combined toy donations from our…

13 of the most heartwarming pet stories of the decade

From amazing puppy rescues to grumpy feral cats, the decade was filled with wonderful pet stories that will warm your heart. We had a hard time choosing our favorites, but here’s just a sampling of some of the sweetest pet…