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It took a pandemic for this old dog to finally find a home

This is what love in the time of coronavirus looks like: It’s a big, bright-eyed dog named Toretto who had no idea that his chances of leaving the shelter were fading fast. Indeed, the dog with the ever-twirling tail had…

6 questions pet owners are asking during the COVID-19 pandemic

Many pet owners are spending a lot more time at home these days, and they have lots of questions about how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting their animals and their daily activities. Here are some answers. Is my dog stressed…

Homeless pets need your help as coronavirus closes shelters

There are so many obvious victims of the COVID-19 pandemic, but there are plenty that aren’t as apparent. Animal shelters and rescues are among those impacted but the coronavirus. As more people across the United States are being told to…

Pets are being abandoned in China because of the coronavirus lockdown

People aren’t the only victims of the coronavirus making its way around the globe. In China, where the outbreak started, thousands of homeless pets wander the streets or are starving in their homes. The virus — known as COVID-19 —…

Rescue dogs find help in unlikely places

It used to be that lost dogs or those needing new homes didn’t have all that many resources. Good Samaritans put up flyers on telephone poles or hoped that people would visit the animal shelter. But with the amazing reach…

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Dogs 'see' the world through their noses

On the whole, we humans don’t rely on smell to experience the world. Instead, we emphasize our sense of sight. If we smell something, that information serves as a cue to look for the source, not to interpret the smell…

Dogs 'see' the world through their noses

On the whole, we humans don’t rely on smell to experience the world. Instead, we emphasize our sense of sight. If we smell something, that information serves as a cue to look for the source, not to interpret the smell…