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Dog gear company plays fairy godmother to thousands of animal rescues

For animal rescue groups, Max and Neo is their secret Santa, no matter the time of year. Every Friday, the company ships dozens of donation boxes to rescues throughout the U.S. They contain brightly colored, durable collars and leashes as…

The truth about why pets get returned

Oh, the joy of the holidays, with the possibility of a squirming puppy or fluffy kitten waiting under the Christmas tree. But what happens when house training gets frustrating or an eager child gets bored with his new furry friend?…

How dogs help kids learn to read

I consider myself to be a patient person. I can sit through hours of ballet rehersals and play practices, unending games of Chutes and Ladders (without cheating!), and long, complicated stories about who-had-what-for-lunch at school each day. But I’m finding…

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This Week on Explore (11/6)

Happy December! As we head into yet another busy holiday season, we are here to help remind you to take a minute to reconnect with nature. As part of our core mission, we aim to be the antidote to stress. In…

The ongoing rehabilitation of Michael Vick

The NFL recently announced that Michael Vick will be one of the captains in the 2020 Pro Bowl in January. During his 13-year career, the quarterback spent six seasons with the Atlanta Falcons and five with the Philadelphia Eagles before…

Why dogs love the cold and playing in the snow

When temperatures drop or snow starts to fall, many of us hibernate inside under warm blankets — after stocking up on bread and milk, of course. But not our dogs. Cold? They love the cold! They run around the yard…

Your dog understands more than you think

When we make a road trip to visit my parents, Brodie always comes along for the ride. My mom and dad talk to my crazy border collie mix both in Italian and heavily accented English. “Sit” becomes “sitta” and they…

A better way to convert dog years to human years

Researchers collected DNA samples from 104 Labrador retrievers over a 16-year period. They compared changes in their DNA samples against DNA previously collected from humans. The result? A better sense of what a “dog year” really means.