Grooming and coat care can help relieve your dog of itchy skin. By: oritslama From skin allergies to scurf and a greasy coat, skin health has a big impact on the appearance of your pet. We all love the look and feel of a soft, silky coat, but when allergies cause hair thinning and
Shiloh used to be super-sized. According to SWNS, back in October 2016, the chocolate Lab weighed 146 lbs. — twice the average weight for his breed. The pooch packed on all these extra pounds by routinely scarfing down the large meals offered to him by his previous owners. Too fat to play fetch or go
1. Key Characteristics AKC Group: Toy Height: 10–12.5 inches Weight: 8–10 pounds Life Expectancy: 12–14 years or longer The miniature pinscher, aka min pin, are small, square-shaped dogs who look like miniature Doberman pinschers. They have dark, oval eyes; high-set ears that stand erect if cropped; small feet with toes similar to those of a cat and
A “grande” accident at a Starbucks drive-thru in Denver has caused a stir among pet lovers and hot beverage drinkers alike. According to CBS Denver 4 News, a woman named Deanna Salas-Solano claims a barista at the popular coffee chain handed her a piping hot cup of venti tea (20-ounce) that didn’t have a heat sleeve,
1. Key Characteristics AKC Group: Terrier Height: 9–11 inches Weight: 13–22 pounds Life Expectancy: 13–15 years or longer The West Highland white terrier, often referred to as the Westie, is a small, strongly built dog and one of the most popular terriers. They have black noses and almond-shaped, wide-set, black-rimmed dark brown eyes and ears that
1. Key Characteristics AKC Group: Herding Height: 24–27.5 inches Weight: 70–110 pounds Life Expectancy: 10–12 years or longer Old working dogs developed in France, beaucerons have a black nose; dark brown, slightly oval-shaped eyes; ears, either cropped or natural, that are set high on the head; and a fringed tail covered with hair that usually
Even before the worst of Hurricane Harvey began, dog lover Betty Walter was prepared. According to Today.com, in anticipation of the storm, the 44-year-old woman had rounded up four of her own dogs, a handful of foster dogs awaiting adoption, as well as some friends’ and neighbors’ dogs into her care. As they awaited rescue,
Just after 10 p.m. on Tuesday night, a jet parked in a hangar at a New Jersey airport with a very special delivery on board — 60 homeless dogs from an animal shelter in San Antonio, Texas. The canines were flown north so they could move into St. Hubert’s Animal Welfare Center in Madison, New
A group of guys became a dog’s saving grace this week in Lumberton, Texas. On Monday, Bandit the dog found himself caught in the raging flood waters of Hurricane Harvey. He was moments from being washed far away from his home when a group of volunteer rescuers, made up mostly of local teenagers, stepped in.
Was this poor pup abandoned or did he just get separated from his owners in the commotion of the Hurricane Harvey rescue efforts? The handsome German Shepherd was found alone, in his crate, seemingly left behind on an evacuation bus that had recently unloaded at the makeshift George R. Brown Convention Center mega-shelter on Monday
It was a photo that upset many: two dogs peeking helplessly out of a boat surrounded by flood waters. The pair of pups were left behind to brave the ravages of Hurricane Harvey — which has now been downgraded to a tropical storm as it continues to dump rain on the Houston area — alone.
There are few things cuter than a dog. Unless of course, you add something else that is already adorable onto a dog — like a bowtie. Luckily, plenty of pup owners have had this idea and have followed through. Not only did these pet parents buy a piece of dashing doggie neckwear, they photographed their
Is your dog ready to experience the great outdoors? By: Noodles and Beef Ask any outdoor enthusiast: There’s nothing better than leaving your busy life behind, shutting off the cell phone and truly breathing in the fresh scent of nature, whether you’re deep in the woods or about to summit a mountain. What makes the
Rescue efforts are still underway as thousands in the Houston, Texas, area are feeling — and fleeing — the effects of Hurricane Harvey. In some cases, these refugees in need of help or rescue are pets and other displaced animals local to the region. Scott Olson/Getty From Good Samaritans like Andrew White, who helped his
Let’s face it. The first kiss is always a little awkward, am I right? You spend more time focusing on the state of your breath and whether or not you should keep your eyes open or closed than you do the actual “big moment.” But fear not. It can get more awkward than you’d ever
Pinkie and Pam Wilson are reunited. Video still via: Dallas News Pam Wilson is feeling in the pink again. Wilson, 71, was heartbroken when she walked out of a Dollar General store in Fort Worth, Texas — her car was missing along with Pinkie, her beloved white dog so named because of her pink belly.
The Great Dane and the young deer hit it off instantly. Video stills via: Nat Geo Kate and Pippin were best friends. Isobel Springett discovered Pippin, an abandoned fawn, in the woods near her farm while out on a walk with her Great Dane, Kate. The mother deer never returned, so when the fawn cried
Release the Hounds! You don’t want your pup to be tardy for the party. Aug. 26 is National Dog Day, and canines across America are showing their puppy pride on Instagram (and beyond) with the hashtag #partydog. All types of pups have turned up for this celebration. Let’s check out who’s on the VIP list.
1. Key Characteristics AKC Group: Non-Sporting Height: 17–20 inches Weight: 40–70 pounds Life Expectancy: Around 15 years The chow chow is a medium-to-large, muscular and powerful dog of Chinese origin. The head is large and can be flanked by long hair, which sometimes makes the dog appear similar to a lion. The large nose is
The latest in “celebrity animals leading glamorous lives” news comes from multi-hyphenate Paris Hilton. The deejay, known for her eclectic collection of pets, recently posted several pictures of her dog house, or, more accurately, dog mansion, to Twitter. “My dogs live in this two-story doggy mansion that has air conditioning, heating, designer furniture, and a
Ah, Tinder. Where dreams of romantic love are born, and nightmares of dog theft are realized. A New Jersey family’s 2-year-old Maltese, Maggie, was stolen on Sunday when a house sitter who was also dog-sitting invited her Tinder match over to hang out. According to NJ.com, the 18-year-old woman had never met the man before,
National Dog Day is Aug. 26 — have you made plans to celebrate? If you’re not a pet owner yet, may we suggest heading to your local shelter or rescue and finding a new best friend to brighten your days and cuddle with at night? And, oh yeah, that new good boy or girl is
Is your dog a strong swimmer? By: wplynn If you’re lucky enough to live near a body of water, it’s likely you’ve been out on a boat at least once or twice. Boating is an excellent recreational activity and comes in so many forms: fishing, whale watching, kayaking or a pleasure cruise. So naturally, we
It’s hard to imagine what life would be like without my wife, Courtney, and beautiful children – my daughter, Gia, my son, Dominic, and (naturally) our two four-legged children, Julio and Juanita. The truth is I’ve always wanted dogs – and of course, children, however, back when I was single and constantly traveling and working,
Unnecessary stress can tax your elderly or sick pet’s immune system. By: Karen Blaha Another summer is winding down, and some of my patients didn’t fare well while their humans went on vacation. Stress and inadequate monitoring under someone else were enough to endanger some of my more fragile friends. Aged and sick pets require
They don’t call this time of year the dog days of summer for nothing. The phrase originated in ancient Europe and refers to the dog star, Sirius, so it’s fitting that Monty’s Dog Beach & Bar in Crikvenica, Croatia, has become a go-to canine travel destination. Located in the small harbor of Podvorska and shaped
What Is It: NomNomNow, human-grade, restaurant-quality fresh dog food, delivered to your doorstep Who Tried It: Spoon the Dog (@luvspoonie on Instagram), and Saryn Chorney, PEOPLE Pets editor Level of Difficulty: 2 (eating it was easy for Spoon, but figuring out the right portions and arranging for delivery took a bit more effort) Raise your
Don’t force dogs to get to know each other — let them sniff out the situation. By: Bob Haarmens Rescuing a dog from a shelter is one of the absolute best ways to truly help an animal in need. Over 3 million dogs end up in shelters across the U.S. each year, and sadly, about
1. Key Characteristics AKC Group: Toy Height: 9–10 inches Weight: 8–11 pounds Life Expectancy: 12–15 years Silky terriers are small, loving dogs with Australian roots. The eyes are almond-shaped and dark in color. The small ears are triangular and stand up on the head. The feet are small and — funny enough — resemble the
Home: Some pets never have one to call their own. We’d like to help change that by introducing you to an adoptable pet every week. Today, meet Dwayne, a handsome dog who loves to spend time with people, even after a lifetime of abuse. Dwayne is all smiles now, but it has been a hard