New research is rewriting the origins of our relationships with our furry friends

On an average morning, you might wake up to the sound of your dog scratching at the door to go outside and do its business. Or you might wake up after your cat plops its furry ass on your face…

How you can adopt a dog (and save a life) from a Korean dog meat farm

For those of you who #adoptdontshop and are looking for a place to find the newest member of your family – look no further. Free Korean Dogs and Korean K9 Rescue are two sites that are dedicated to saving dogs…

Why you should always adopt pets from animal shelters

BY RHIANN MOORE It’s a fairly indisputable fact that animals are amazing and deserve to be protected at all costs. Tragically there are many people who decide they are ready for a cat or dog and opt to buy from…

Puppies Behind Bars lets prison inmates raise service dogs

BY: SYDNEY KEEFE  Puppies Behind Bars began in New York in 1997 and its mission is to have prisoners raise and train service dogs for wounded war veterans. After 9/11 Puppies Behind Bars branched out into training explosive detection canines for law…

Study shows that having a dog can protect your child from allergies and obesity

BY: DUSTIN BATTY Dogs have long been considered “man’s best friend,” the best non-human companion that any human could ask for. Indeed, animal studies scholar Donna Haraway describes the intricacies of the human-dog relationship in her Companion Species Manifesto, explaining…

Study shows that dogs judge the morality of their owners

BY BROOKLYN PINHEIRO After a long day of spreading negativity through the world you walk into your apartment eager for your pooch’s unconditional love that you don’t get from anyone else because you suck. Surprise, your dog isn’t down to…

This Toronto dog rescuer is doing her part to help the stray dog crisis in the South

BY BROOKLYN PINHEIRO Emma Gladman’s first rescue dog was her baby, Murphy, a shepherd-retriever mix found roaming the streets in Alabama. Along with her new friend, Gladman found her new calling in rescuing dogs from the southern United States and…

More millennials are opting for dogs instead of having children

As Facebook newsfeeds seem to be filling up with more and more young adults getting engaged, announcing pregnancies or having babies, it’s hard to believe that there’s actually an equal amount showing off a different kind of pride and joy: dogs.  Dogs provide a sense of companionship without…

Early detection of cancer and diabetes is being “sniffed out” by a crew of medical dogs

Canines have been praised for their amazing abilities to comfort when it comes to crises, but their ability to detect diseases in humans is even more astonishing. Our four-legged friends serve as much more than great companions, as it is now being discovered that they…

A new App lets you borrow dogs to hang out with, and even get paid for it

BY: ROB HOFFMAN The enduring relationship between humans and dogs isn’t without reason—according to numerous studies, owning a dog noticeably elevates physical and mental health. According to the international journal Health & Place, “Dog ownership produces considerable health benefit and…

Why Instagram celebrities condemning the Yulin Dog Meat Festival is the irony of the century

BY: ROB HOFFMAN Who’s to blame for a city that kills 10,000 dogs a year in the name of a good meal and celebrating the onset of summer? The most shocking aspect of the Yulin Festival celebration founded in 2009…

This app lets you trade for a new puppy when yours gets less cute

Everyone knows that the first weeks of having a puppy are the most glamorous. These are the moments when the puppy is at “peak-cuteness”,  when complete strangers will barrage you with compliments and even piss on the kitchen floor can’t…