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New Study Shows Kids With Pet Dogs Are Less Anxious

A new study claims dogs are a benefit to children beyond being their best buds and partners in crime. It turns out kids who live in homes with a canine score far lower on clinical measures for anxiety.

Who Needs A Coffee Break When You Can Take A Puppy Break Courtesy Of Uber?

Uber teamed up with Austin Pets Alive to deliver puppies to offices throughout Texas’s music capital for a rare treat to workers. Instead of taking a coffee break or slipping out for lunch, office drones got to cuddle with playful pups.

The Dogs Of The Mayflower

In September of 1620, when the pilgrims set out for the New World, the only animals that were known to have made the journey were two dogs. These dogs belonged to 25-year-old passenger John Goodman. Little is known about these animals, but some information about them has survived. Here is the story.

New Website Helps Pet Owners Find Trusted Sitters For Dogs

A new website called has rolled out the welcome mat for canine owners in looking for reliable pet sitting services for dogs.

Animals From The First Thanksgiving

The pilgrims had to seriously rely on wildlife to survive back in the day. It just wasn't possible to bring a whole host of livestock with them when they came to the New World. In fact, the only animals that came along on the journey for certain were a couple of dogs -- an English mastiff and an English spaniel. So meat had to come in the form of game, and some of what they ate may surprise you.

Friends For Animals Sanctuary -- An Interview With April McCoy

Friends for Animals Sanctuary, Inc. (FFAS) rescues animals scheduled for euthanasia, as well as rehabilitates animals and provides education and adoption of pets to forever homes.  April McCoy was kind enough to answer a few questions about how she became involved, the organization's goals, and some of the victories of FFAS's endeavors.

Paws Like Me 'The eHarmony For Pets And People'

Looking for the perfect pet? Search no longer. With Paws Like Me, you can find your soulmate and give him or her a forever home right now.

U.S. Government Finally Ends Research On Chimps, Hooray!

Happy days are here at last for chimpanzees and animal lovers! The U.S. government has announced that it will finally end decades of research conducted on the primates that so closely resemble humans in their genetic makeup and behavior.

Blitz To The Rescue: The Other Side Of Pitbulls

Pit bulls get a really bad rap in the press -- most of the time. But stories of how wonderful they can be do come along fairly often too. In this case it was Blitz, a pit bull living in Holland, Michigan, when he rushed to the aid of a neighbor woman who was being dragged and beaten by her estranged husband. Now he is hailed as a hero.

Meet The Queen's Beasts

British heraldry has a long tradition of using animals in its imagery. On the grounds of Queen Elizabeth II's favorite residence, Windsor Castle, is St. George's Chapel, and on the roof of the chapel are 76 heraldic statues representing the Queen's (or King's) Beasts. The original statues dated back to the 16th century but were removed in 1682. They were finally restored in 1925.