Dogs can connect neighbors, but in multicultural areas they can also reinforce racial barriers.
American cities are getting more diverse, but neighbors of different races don't necessarily socialize with each other. A sociologist in North Carolina discovered one surprising reason why.
A Wire Fox Terrier named King is trotted out before being named Best in Show on the second night of the 2019 Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show.
A global research effort is targeting inherited disorders in dogs.
Give the Good Boy a pat.
There's a big difference between rehoming and abandonment.
Pounds and shelters are not happy places for dogs to stay in for a long time, though. So everyone tries to find an unwanted dog a new home as quickly as possible.
Different councils and different rescue organisations can have different rules about how long they can keep animals.
The institution of pet-keeping is fundamentally unjust as it involves the manipulation of animals’ bodies, behaviours and emotional lives.
Don’t do these doggie-doo don'ts.
Don't believe what you read on the label: 'biodegradable' bags might not break down in landfill.
Dogs get all the love.
Pet owners spend a lot more on dogs than cats, and new research suggests it has a lot to do with how differently canines and felines behave.
School ‘well-being dogs’ could help to reduce stress and make children happier.
The results of a new animal cruelty study are clear. People view fighting animal cruelty as a public responsibility and want crimes against animals to be taken more seriously.
A new study examines how to best enforce and prevent animal abuse, including through a dedicated anti-cruelty policing unit.
What’s the best way to remember a beloved pet?
Backyard burial for your beloved animals raises some surprising problems.
Be careful what you feed your dog.
Raw meat dog food products are growing in popularity. But a new study warns of the risks of bacterial contamination not only to your pet but also to yourself or others in your house.
Animal cruelty investigators are doing unappreciated work for low pay and without union benefits or protections.
Animal cruelty investigators do challenging and unappreciated work for very low pay, and normally without union benefits or protections.
This pug is suffering from extreme summer heat at 37C.
If dogs are bred with known health disorders, what role should vets play in discouraging potential owners from animals that could cost them both financially and emotionally?
Dogs are more sensitive than humans to the psychotropic (mind-altering) effects of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) in cannabis products.
Pets are vulnerable to cannabis toxicity - by ingesting cannabis products and also by inhaling second hand smoke. In some cases this can be lethal.
Cats and dogs in the UK eat billions of tonnes of meat every year, but insect pet food could change this.
“I feel like he never hears me…”
When it comes to their own "voices", studies show that cats and dogs use different vocal signals to communicate different messages.
Some dogs may associate car travel with trips to the beach or park – while others only remember trips to the vet.
Travel can come with danger, so dogs have mostly evolved to avoid being over-adventurous. That said, dogs may see some kinds of travel as a chance to find things they want -- like food or a mate.
Your dog can help your garden grow.
Don't let your dog's poo go to landfill and contribute to our waste problem - compost it instead.
Catnip induces changes in cat behavior.
Catnip can induce changes in cat behavior. An expert argues that giving it to cats raises questions about human power and animal autonomy.
Beagle X puppies adopted from RSPCA ACT in 2017.
Alison Maddalena/RSPCA ACT
Around 175,000 dogs and cats in Australian animal shelters are put down each year. But you can gift a pet a new home this Christmas, with the support of animal welfare groups.