First discovered in Mexico, the Chihuahua is best known for being the smallest dog breed in the world. Extremely loyal to its owner, the breed has recently become a popular culture icon in the United States, most notably Paris Hilton's Chihuahua,...
When a broken and beaten dog thought to have been used in a fighting operation for bait and breeding wandered up to a home in Nashville, Tennessee, it may have been the best move for her and for other dogs caught up in senseless acts of abuse.
ROME - Stray cats prowling the ruins of ancient Rome can rest easy on their marble pedestals -- a feline colony tucked away near the spot where Julius Caesar was murdered is no longer threatened with closure.
WASHINGTON - The man they call the Dog Whisperer led thousands of Washington dog lovers and their four-legged pals on a "pack walk" Saturday to raise election-year awareness of the plight of unwanted canines.
INLE LAKE, Myanmar - They are known for their sleek good looks, alluring eyes and sunny disposition, but one group of "Burmese" are virtually unknown in modern Myanmar -- the country's namesake pedigree cats.
Twenty-three Shetland Sheepdogs that had been confiscated from two separate but related residences in Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn, NY back in February have finally been released into the hands of READ MORE
A lot of time and a lot of effort goes into saving just some of the estimated 4 million dogs and cats that are euthanized in the U.S. every year. A lot of committed souls are at work, each contributing his or her talents and time to the crusade, often for the humble reward of knowing... READ MORE
Lucky, the rescued Maltese declared by the Guinness Book of World Records to be "the animal photographed with the most famous people," lost her battle with cancer on Tuesday. She lived to be about 15 years old.
MANILA - More than 200 pitbulls rescued from an illegal online dog-fighting operation in the Philippines were saved from a mass cull after two animal shelters agreed to care for them, rescuers said Thursday.
Patrick the Pit Bull’s Extraordinary Recovery from a Life of Abuse and Neglect
The Will to Survive - Patrick's Story, Part 1 familiarized petMD readers with Patrick the Pitbull. I am so grateful that Patrick was given a second chance and was able to... READ MORE
Petfinder.com has launched their third annual Foster A Lonely Pet For The Holidays. With the mantra that everyone deserves a home for the holidays, Petfinder.com has teamed up with hundreds of shelters and rescue groups to try and find each animal housed there at least a temporary... READ MORE
The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) has a warning for tender-hearted Americans getting into the gifting spirit of the holidays: Watch out for Internet scammers playing on your weakness for animal welfare.
LoLa spent the first five years of her life living in a puppy mill before she was rescued by volunteers at the National Mill Dog Rescue (NMDR). There she was diagnosed with severe dental disease and was suspected of being pregnant. The NMDR immediately took her into surgery, extracted... READ MORE
Diabetes Friendly Foundation is a Dallas-based organization focused on improving the lives of people living with diabetes. It is having its second annual "K9s for Kids" benefit on November 19 during National Diabetes Awareness Month.