Dogs

A big top pops up in a Chicago park. Following dazzling performances by acrobats and artists, it’s time for the main event. No, it’s not lions, tigers or elephants: it’s rescue dogs. Chicago’s Midnight Circus in the Parks, which started in 2006 as a way to raise money for the city’s parks department, is the
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Don’t try to feed your inappetent pet junky foods that may exacerbate any underlying conditions. By: Timothy Krause It’s a pretty common happening. When the Labrador who lives to eat ignores deliciously tempting treats he’d normally raid your pocket for, then you know something is wrong. But if this happens to your pet, what
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As assistance animals and animal-assisted therapy become increasingly popular and visible in our communities, these amazing and helpful pets are spreading their wings, paws and hooves into new therapeutic modalities. One example is the use of these loving agents of comfort in the treatment of patients battling eating disorders. Shannon Kopp, author of Pound for
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Eric Stonestreet is a man in love! In August, PEOPLE exclusively revealed that the actor is dating pediatric nurse Lindsay Schweitzer — and during an appearance on Wednesday’s Ellen DeGeneres Show, the Modern Family star opened up about the blossoming romance. “Your girlfriend is lovely — I met her backstage,” said Ellen DeGeneres. “She’s a nurse. That’s a good thing
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Heavensown used the money to buy pet food, cover vet costs and pay for 1 month’s power bill for its kennels. All photos by: Heavensown Rescue It’s all about faith, as far as Donna and James Fowler of Heavensown Rescue are concerned. Faith that they can make a difference for any dog in need
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1. Key Characteristics AKC Group: Herding Height: 15–19 inches Weight: 15–30 pounds Life Expectancy: Around 15 years The Pyrenean shepherd is a small herding dog who can run pretty dang fast. The breed is named after the Pyrenees Mountains from which they come. Their heads are triangular in shape, and their eyes are almond-shaped and a dark shade
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Holly is a modern woman. This 5-year-old black Lab has a trick that all other canines should pay attention to: Holly has learned how to pay for her own treats all by herself. Holly’s love for cold hard cash started early, so her pet parent had to get a little creative. Casi Cook “Her obsession
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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
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I’ve had pets in my life since I was a kid – a yellow Lab named Domino, Rocket the Irish setter, a boxer named Killer and several cats – Buddy, Cuz, Dude and Tux. I even owned hamsters, which were named after characters from the Days of Our Lives soap opera. Today, my wife Amy and
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On Sept. 23, we celebrate what’s known as Dogs in Politics Day, or Checkers Day. This special day is based around Richard Nixon’s dog Checkers, who was remarked upon quite a bit during Nixon’s pre-presidential political career. These pets are following in those paw prints — perhaps hoping to be the next Checkers, the
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On Friday, Selena Gomez was spotted in New York City carrying her adorable new dog, a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. Gomez was dressed casually, wearing an oversized red hoodie with fringed black sweatpants Fans are speculating Gomez, 25, shares custody of her dog with her boyfriend, The Weeknd. Earlier this week, he posted a picture on
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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
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It’s always weird when you leave for college and then come back home for that first visit. Things are just different: your friends seem weird, your parents are doing their own thing now, plus your town looks way smaller. Sometimes, even your house no longer seems like your own. Case in point, a freshman at
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At-home vet visits don’t necessarily guarantee a calm pet who’s more comfortable in familiar surroundings. By: RatRanch Imagine life as a country vet: rolling through green hills from one farmhouse to another, greeting neighbors and administering to their dogs and cats — a snapshot right out of All Creatures Great and Small. Well, take
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Our condolences go out to Chloë Grace Moretz, who posted the news of her dog’s death on Instagram on Tuesday. Fuller the dog had been the actress’s “best friend” since she was a kid. While it’s always tough to suffer the loss of a beloved animal, the sadness and nostalgia attached to a childhood pet
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1. Key Characteristics AKC Group: Hound Height: 28–32 inches Weight: 75–110 pounds Life Expectancy: Around 10 years The Scottish deerhound looks similar to a greyhound with a coat. These sight hounds are one of the oldest breeds of dog. They are tall, large dogs with big bones. Their noses can be blue or black, and the eyes are either brown
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