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25

Jul

11 things humans do that dogs hateThere are many ways you can drive a dog nuts — and you probably aren’t even aware of them. So if you want to be your dog’s best friend, find out how you can fix your annoying habits.

11 things humans do that dogs hate
There are many ways you can drive a dog nuts — and you probably aren’t even aware of them. So if you want to be your dog’s best friend, find out how you can fix your annoying habits.

24

Jul

Furry with envy: Dogs gets jealous, tooWhen seeing their owners interact with a toy dog instead of them, many pooches would nudge their owners to regain their attention.

Furry with envy: Dogs gets jealous, too
When seeing their owners interact with a toy dog instead of them, many pooches would nudge their owners to regain their attention.

23

Jul

You’d think a beagle rescued from a testing lab might not make a great pet (but you’d be so wrong)Melanie Kaplan’s rescued beagle, Alexander Hamilton, is different from most rescued dogs. He wasn’t found wandering the streets or adopted from an animal shelter. Hamilton, or “Hammy” for short, was rescued from a laboratory where experiments are conducted on animals — a lab funded by taxpayer money.Hamilton is one of the DC7, seven beagles freed from a Washington-area lab last year by the Beagle Freedom Project, a nonprofit that works to release dogs used in research.Read more.

You’d think a beagle rescued from a testing lab might not make a great pet (but you’d be so wrong)
Melanie Kaplan’s rescued beagle, Alexander Hamilton, is different from most rescued dogs. He wasn’t found wandering the streets or adopted from an animal shelter.
 
Hamilton, or “Hammy” for short, was rescued from a laboratory where experiments are conducted on animals — a lab funded by taxpayer money.

Hamilton is one of the DC7, seven beagles freed from a Washington-area lab last year by the Beagle Freedom Project, a nonprofit that works to release dogs used in research.

Read more.

How to take your dog anywhere, with the help of 6 smart phone appsIt can be hard navigating a trip when you have a canine companion with you. These apps help keep Fido safe and make finding dog-friendly hotels, parks, and restaurants easy.

How to take your dog anywhere, with the help of 6 smart phone apps
It can be hard navigating a trip when you have a canine companion with you. These apps help keep Fido safe and make finding dog-friendly hotels, parks, and restaurants easy.

21

Jul

With Lifelines, photographer shines a light on homeless folks and their pets
In this heartwarming photo series, Austin-based photographer Norah Levine documents the chronically misunderstood relationship between homeless people and the pets they love.

20

Jul

Meet Piper, the one-eyed bulldog with a passion for painting
This English bulldog was once known for her grumpy disposition, but these days she’s famous for her paintings, which benefit the dog rescue she once called home.

17

Jul

Pooch-friendly beaches: 10 getaways for the dog days of summer

Pooch-friendly beaches: 10 getaways for the dog days of summer

New app raises funds for animal shelters with every stepTurn your next walk into a fundraiser for your favorite animal rescue organization.

New app raises funds for animal shelters with every step
Turn your next walk into a fundraiser for your favorite animal rescue organization.

15

Jul

Dog’s last day is reason for celebration, as well as tearsWhen Jordan Roberts learned her dog’s cancer was untreatable, she chose to give him the perfect last day and had a friend photograph it. (You might need a hanky for this one, but it’s worth it.)

Dog’s last day is reason for celebration, as well as tears
When Jordan Roberts learned her dog’s cancer was untreatable, she chose to give him the perfect last day and had a friend photograph it. (You might need a hanky for this one, but it’s worth it.)

10

Jul

Dog breed tests: Do they really work?MNN’s science editor explores the mysterious world of dog DNA testing.

Dog breed tests: Do they really work?
MNN’s science editor explores the mysterious world of dog DNA testing.