Dogs Are Constantly Auditioning for Our Affection, Study Suggests

The obsequious dog — humankind's most faithful interspecies ally and least likely of all the intelligent mammals to rise up and challenge our hegemony. We assume that our dogs are really into pleasing us, but we may have underestimated just how into it they are. According to a new study about dog behavior, dogs… » 12/15/13 2:30pm 12/15/13 2:30pm

Your Evening Cry: Saving Obese Shelter Cats

It's about time we start talking about the real issue when it comes to obesity — cats! As a longtime shelter volunteer, I've learned that while a little chub can make a kitten ten times cuter, a lot of chub can turn into mega health problemos*. And also, often a fat animal dumped at the shelter is just a sign that… » 12/24/12 6:30pm 12/24/12 6:30pm

Lil Bub & Andrew WK Ask You to Donate to Your Local Animal Shelter This Holiday Season

It should come as no surprise that two entities as joyful and positive as Andrew WK and Lil Bub coming together for a good cause would create even more joy and positivity, but you might still be taken aback by just how heartwarming it is when it finally happens. Thanks to Vice, the pair have united to ask that you… » 12/12/12 9:30am 12/12/12 9:30am

Adorable Adoptable Animals in Accessories Will Make Your Eyes Leak

Photographer Richard Phibbs has once again leant his talents to the Humane Society of New York, taking snapshots adoptable animals so potential "forever homes" can see their possible "fur buddies" in the best possible light. Doesn't that phrase "forever home" just make you want to lose your shit? Anyway, here are a… » 1/23/12 5:40pm 1/23/12 5:40pm

Oprah Investigates The Bad, Disgusting Business Of Puppy Mills

Warning: Much of the clip at left is difficult to watch. It features an undercover investigation of the way dogs are reared and abused in puppy mills, which are legal businesses that mistreat dogs, using them to churn out as many litters as possible in order to supply those cute, fluffy puppies you see in pet store… » 4/04/08 7:00pm 4/04/08 7:00pm