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Why Are Dogs So Insanely Happy to See Us When We Get Home?

Unlike a certain companion animal that will go unnamed, dogs lose their minds when reunited with their owners. But it’s not immediately obvious why our canine companions should grant us such an over-the-top greeting—especially considering the power imbalance that exists between the two species. We spoke to the experts… » 7/31/15 2:28pm Friday 2:28pm

'Dog Flipping' Is the Hottest New Crime Trend

Last December, a Yorkshire terrier named Sushi ran away from her Houston home and popped up not in a “Missing Dog” sign, but rather for sale online. Sushi’s not alone—the pup’s part of a wave of pets that have been kidnapped and resold on Craigslist and other sites, either back to their owners or others. It’s like … » 7/21/15 7:30pm 7/21/15 7:30pm

Media Is Setting an Unhealthy Beauty Standard for Dogs

“Why don’t I look like that,” the dog asks, putting his paw to the television. On the screen, four chubby golden retriever puppies bound down the stairs to an overflowing bowl of dog food. A single dog tear rolls from the dog’s dog eye as he watches the puppies, their bodies displaying a chunky perfection that he will… » 7/17/15 3:10pm 7/17/15 3:10pm

'Tindog,' the Tinder for Dog Lovers is Here 

If you’ve ever looked into the loving eyes of your dog-son and thought, “If only there was some sort of dating app for dogs where I could find a match for Mister Scruffballs,” well, your wish has been granted. Tindog, a new app that connects dog lovers together based on location, has launched this week. Like Tinder,… » 6/24/15 10:30pm 6/24/15 10:30pm

Your Dog Can Tell When Someone Is Mean To You 

Dogs are truly loyal creatures. A Japanese study revealed that dogs know if someone is mean to their owners and will even refuse food that person offers to them. Kazuo Fujita, a professor of comparative cognition at Kyoto University, led the research project which consisted of three groups and 18 dogs. They used a… » 6/14/15 4:45pm 6/14/15 4:45pm

Therapy Dog Gets License Revoked Because He Dresses Like a Biker

It’s not just teenage girls who have to deal with dress code shaming, dogs do too. A 5-year-old Boston terrier named Chopper the Biker Dog who goes around visiting hospitals and senior centers on his mini motorcycle had his therapy dog license revoked because of his outfit. Chopper’s usual attire consists of a leather… » 6/05/15 10:10am 6/05/15 10:10am

That Time Mike Huckabee's Loser Son Allegedly Tortured a Dog to Death

Welcome to Loser Sons of Politics, a new column where the politically minded among the Jezebel staff recall with fondness the antics of the loser sons of politicians. Today (because it’s a very big and special day for the former Arkansas Governor), we’re recalling that time Mike Huckabee’s loser son David killed a dog… » 5/05/15 3:00pm 5/05/15 3:00pm

Flight Attendant Gets Stitches After Bite From Barbra Streisand's Dog

Earlier this week a flight attendant who works on Ron Perelman’s private jet was bitten by Barbra Streisand’s 12-year-old fluffball, Samantha, reports Page Six. After petting Sammie “without showing her hand first,” the flight attendant was given a bite that required her to get stitches, and Streisand is… » 5/01/15 2:20pm 5/01/15 2:20pm

The Next Frontier in the Weed Business Is Sick, Old Dogs

Given how much Americans love their pets and how often they express that love by spending large amounts of money (not criticizing; I own a quadruple-decker cat tower), it was only a matter of time before somebody started selling cannabis treats for sad sick old dogs. Welcome to the latest frontier in marijuana… » 4/13/15 7:45pm 4/13/15 7:45pm