Labrador retrievers, cocker spaniels and poodles have been the most popular purebred dog breeds in the United States for years, according to the American Kenel Club. Factors, including Hollywood, pop culture and the economy, help drive changes in breed popularity.
Dogs and cats can’t brush, spit, gargle or floss on their own. So owners who want to avoid bad pet breath will need to lend a hand.
A Northern California animal rescue group is trying to help an orphaned bobcat kitten with a problem: She’s too nice.
Lou Wegner, a 16-year-old actor and singer from Columbus, Ohio, started Kids Against Animal Cruelty when he was 14. The organization, which uses social networking to encourage adoptions at high-kill animal shelters, has helped 20,000 pets escape euthanasia in two years.
Carla Waller believes in promises. She was married for 37 years, held one job for 35 and never adopted a pet she didn’t keep for life. Until now. A number of organizations have popped up to help pet lovers like Waller, arranging homes for animals given up due to foreclosure.