November 24, 2018After a fatal shooting incident in Thousand Oaks, California, mourners sit on the curb and gaze at photos of friends they lost, wiping away tears. But some who come to leave flowers or a note may feel a warm brush of fur on their legs, or even a lick.
September 23, 2018A harrowing account of how a puppy is affected by parvo virus, and how this one bounced back after a seemingly helpless situation, thanks to prompt medical care and plenty of affection.
September 17, 2018The United States Police Canine Association held the Detector Dog competition, which featured more than 100 dogs from across the country. Police dogs competed, as did dogs from the FBI and CIA.
September 1, 2018A new study – Timmy’s In The Well: Empathy And Prosocial Helping In Dogs – takes what’s known about canine empathy another step; it suggests that not only will dogs try to help someone in distress, they will overcome obstacles to do so.
August 11, 2018Dogs have been by the side of humans for tens of thousands of years and they’ve learned to read our social cues. Dogs not only sense what their owners are feeling, but if it knows a way to help them, they’ll go through barriers to provide help to them.
July 23, 2018Columnist Ellen Whyte first met Kira the Retriever, her mum’s neighbour, seven years ago. She was just a pup back then. On a recent holiday to visit her mum in Spain, Ellen wondered if Kira would remember her.
August 16, 2017If you're a parent or guardian, chances are that your children have asked, more than once, "can we get a pet?"
But won't the adults end up doing all the work? And if you do decide to get a pet, which one is best for your family? The most important thing is that the animal's habits and needs fit into a family's everyday routine.
March 31, 2017Cats and kittens are incredibly easy to train. Mummy cats teach their kittens so, if yours is from a good home, you don’t need to do a thing.
If you adopt a stray, simply showing it a clean tray filled with litter is usually enough. To be certain, watch your new pet and when you see signs it needs to potty, put it in the litter box...
March 23, 2017South Korean animal rights group has filed a complaint with police against former president Park Geun-hye for abandoning nine pet dogs in the presidential Blue House after being dismissed from office.
The dogs are Jindos, a Korean breed of hunting dog known for their loyalty.
Park left the Blue House presidential complex two days...
November 27, 2016
Yesterday I watched the Gremlins – also known as Miko, Mei-Mei and Popo, three silky terriers – pile into the car with their parents, panting and barking with excitement as they went for a family outing.
A few hours later, I saw one of the “wolves”, the two huskies who live with the Doberman across the street, bouncing...