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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…

We're celebrating 'Friendsgiving' in rural America

Wondering what “Atlanta to Appalachia” is all about? It’s part of an occasional series about life in the wilds of West Virginia through the eyes of a couple who never dreamed they’d love it there. Read previous installments here. *…

5 things to know about the National Dog Show

[embedded content] Forget football this Thanksgiving Day. For those who love dogs, watch the National Dog Show presented by Purina instead. You meet perfectly coiffed pooches representing 193 breeds, including one new addition, the Azawakh. You can keep up with…

Kitty rescued in Bangladesh after getting stuck in a window

[embedded content] A kitten in Dhaka, Bangladesh, found itself in a precarious position. The feline had managed to get itself stuck in a window on the 3rd floor of a building and couldn’t manage to wiggle out. Three young men…

Dogs really are 'the best people,' and we have the photos to prove it

There’s a lot you can accomplish with peanut butter. Photographer Belinda Richards often relies on this tasty treat to get her four-legged subjects to sit still for the camera. When dogs come in for a portrait at Frog Dog Studios…

Here's a new way to calculate your dog's age in human years

People used to think that to get a rough equivalent of your dog’s age in human years, you just multiplied by seven. But there was really no science behind the equation. The theory was that dogs lived about 10 years…

Why not bring a shelter dog home for the holidays?

As your family gathers together for the holidays this season, do you have space for one more? Some animal shelters are hoping that people will open their homes for a week or two to give homeless dogs a temporary break…