01:56 PM EDT 03/05/2014
Originally posted 02/25/2014 05:00PM
You can't predict what a dog is going to do. So for photographer Lynn Terry, these shots were an amazing surprise – of viral proportions.
The adorable photos she snapped of two pit bulls in a photo booth have spread like wild fire on social media and are making people everywhere smile, and some tear up when they learn the pups's back stories.
Originally posted 02/24/2014 04:15PM
Remember when your cat was just a ball of fluff that fit into the palm of your hand? Or when your puppy unwittingly did floppy somersaults because he hadn't grown into his massive feet?
Until we can figure out how to bottle up all that painfully cute youth and sniff it whenever we're having a bad day, here's the next best thing: 7 then-and-now photos of cats and dogs.
The shots of pets with their owners young and then old makes us crack the goofiest smile – and then swim in a pool of tears under our desks. Whoever decided that pets have to get old should be forced to watch Lassie reruns for the rest of their lives.
Originally posted 02/24/2014 02:00PM
Originally posted 02/19/2014 01:15PM
Things are not always as they appear, and luckily for one kitten, a passerby stopped to take a second look.
Dara Taylor of Elyria, Ohio, was driving to work on Monday when she found a gray kitten frozen to the road in northeast Ohio and rescued it. She says she initially thought it was a chunk of ice and was shocked when it tried to move.
"As I got out of the car, I could hear him meowing so loudly and pitifully and his little heart was beating so fast,” she tells The Chronicle-Telegram.
Originally posted 01/03/2014 09:30AM
Just when you thought Puppy Bowl couldn't get any cuter ...
For the show's 10th year, Animal Planet has booked some very familiar faces to make an appearance: YouTube stars Keyboard Cat and Lil Bub. The musically inclined cat will perform during the halftime show, reports EW, while Lil Bub will "check in throughout the game."
Originally posted 12/17/2013 04:50PM
Another day, another honor for Grumpy Cat – though we doubt it will manage to bring a smile to her face.
The fickle feline (real name: Tardar Sauce) topped Google's list of trending Internet-famous animals in 2013. She was followed by Lil Bub, Tuna the Dog and Grumpy's Christmas music video costar, Colonel Meow.
It's certainly been a great year to be a cat, with Lil Bub winning Best Feature Film at the Tribeca Film Festival and Grumpy Cat landing a movie deal.
Originally posted 12/04/2013 01:00PM
Wildlife officials are heading to a remote area of Everglades National Park to help pilot whales stranded in shallow water.
On Tuesday, officials found 20 to 30 pilot whales either beached or stranded in waters in a remote area of the Florida park near Highland Beach in northern Monroe County.
Rangers helped some of the whales, but about 10 were beached late Tuesday.
Park spokeswoman Linda Friar says six of the whales were pushed back into the water. As of Wednesday, 10 whales died.
Originally posted 11/30/2013 02:20PM
A 6-month-old pit bull that was buried under a pile of rubble for more than a week after a tornado ripped through a central Illinois has been coaxed to freedom with hot dogs and reunited with his owner.
Jacob Montgomery, a member of the Illinois National Guard, was separated from the dog, Dexter, when the Nov. 17 tornado destroyed his third-floor apartment in Washington, Ill. Montgomery combed through the wreckage multiple times but turned up no sign of Dexter.
Nine days after the storm, a neighbor who was looking for his cat, also missing, with the help of a group called Rescuing Animals in Need sent Montgomery a Facebook message to tell him Dexter had been found partially buried in debris where the apartment building used to stand.
"He said, 'I've got your dog right here,'" Montgomery recalled in a statement released by the Illinois National Guard. "As soon as Dexter saw me, his tail started going."
Originally posted 11/27/2013 04:50PM
Thanksgiving is here once again, and while you're ready to dive into some turkey and stuffing, there's one member of your family whose preferences you're maybe not so sure of: your dog.
On this special day, don't be afraid to include your best furry friend in the festivities, just be mindful of certain foods that can make Fido sick – and find out which are just as delicious for him as they are for Mom and Dad.
Our friends at Dogster have put together this infographic to answer the eternal question, "What can dogs eat on Thanksgiving?" Give it a gander before serving your feast:
Originally posted 11/21/2013 02:00PM
Imagine the ideal designer dog. It would be smart, healthy and hypoallergenic. It would have the yap bred out and longevity bred in. And, most important, it would never lose its puppy face.
Enter the "cava-poo-chon." The breed is the newest and latest in the decades-old search for the dog-face fountain of youth and perfect pet accessory. But the American Kennel Club does not recognize the new trend as an official breed, and one expert calls some specially bred small dogs expensive "gimmicks."
"There's always been a market for these forever-ish young dogs," said veteran trainer Steve Haynes (of Fidelio Dog Works Austin, Texas), who is working with 50 first-generation cava-poo-chons.
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