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For three days in April, people lined up around the block, many waiting as long as three hours, to get in at a new café in New York. What was so special about this particular coffee shop that had people so eager to get a seat? Cats. With the help of the North Shore Animal League, feline fanciers interacted with adoptable …

For three days in April, people lined up around the block, many waiting as long as three hours, to get in at a new café in New York. What was so special about this particular coffee shop that had people so eager to get a seat? Cats. With the help of the North Shore Animal League, feline fanciers interacted with adoptable …

When my husband and I travel, our dog is usually with us, so we often look for dog parks where he can get some off-leash exercise. Two new dog parks have popped up in my area. Dog lovers in Eureka Springs, AR, recently broke ground for a Bark Park. Rachel Brix, a relative newcomer to Eureka Springs, spearheaded the project. …

These days, 68 percent of U.S. households have pets, compared to 1988 when just 56 percent of households had pets, according to the 2013-2014 APPA (American Pet Products Association) National Pet Owners Survey. Over 56.5 million households have dogs, while more than 45 million have cats. The third most popular pets – freshwater fish – swim in at 14.3 million. …

Imagine having to keep all-night vigils by your child’s bedside to make sure she didn’t slip into a coma.That was a normal thing for Debbie Davies and her husband as they attended to their 6-year-old daughter who has Type 1 diabetes, according to an article in The Telegraph. For the past four months, however, a dog named Wendy has relieved …

One of the first things that comes with adopting a new pet is choosing a name, and we know how difficult that can be. Sure, the adoption organization may have already named your pet, but often owners like to choose a new name that has personal meaning to them. Some dogs and cats earn names based on their personality or …

Scientists at a behavioral studies facility in Budapest set quite a tasks for themselves. They set out to analyze, with non-invasive methods, dog brains to see if our canine companions could detect emotions in both human and dog voices and to compare it to human brain activity when given the same stimuli. The hardest part, in my opinion, must have …

You can go home again, and Bravo talk show host Andy Cohen came back with flair as grand marshal of Sunday’s Beggin’ Pet Parade at the annual Soulard Mardi Gras festivities in St. Louis. Participants dress their pets in costumes and walk the parade route through Soulard, a historic French neighborhood in the city. Cohen grew up in nearby Clayton, …

This photo of Chuck, snapped at Senatobia-Tate County Animal Shelter and put on Petfinder, tugged at my heart strings, and in no time at all, my husband and I were on our way to Mississippi to adopt him. Now, a recent article in The Telegraph, a UK newspaper, tells me why I was pretty much destined to make that trip. …

I’ve had the pleasure of slowly enticing a feral cat to come dine on my porch. Little by little he became more tame until one day I was able to touch him. A feline-human bond had been made. Could a scene like that have happened some 5,000 years ago in a Chinese village? Research published last month in the Proceedings …

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