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Does Having Pets and Not Kids Make You Lonely and Bitter?

According to comments Pope Francis made while celebrating Mass on Monday, any married couple who has pets instead of children has made the wrong choice. He was very specific about the consequences of that choice: "In the end, this marriage...Show More Summary

This Puppy Makes a Splash -- By Driving a Car Into a Pond

After her walk on Sunday, Rosie the three-month-old German Shepherd was so excited she jumped into her owner's Dodge Neon, put it in gear, hit the gas, and drove into a pond in Canton, Massachusetts. "She's a handful," said Rosie's owner, John Costello. Share this image Of course, Rosie didn't mean to drive the car into the pond. Show More Summary

Science Diet Pet Food Recalled Over Salmonella Concerns

The maker of Science Diet dog food, Hill’s Pet Nutrition, is issuing a specific recall over salmonella concerns. According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, 62 bags of Science Diet Adult Small & Toy Breed dry dog food (15.5 pounds)...Show More Summary

Another Set of Poison Meatballs Shows Up in Colorado

Still more poison meatballs aimed at dogs have been found. This latest round is again in Colorado, and instead of being scattered randomly in public places, these look like they might have been placed to kill a specific dog. Gail and...Show More Summary

Plane Makes Emergency Landing -- After Dog Poops in the Aisle

On a recent afternoon, a service dog pooped -- twice -- in the aisle of U.S. Airways Flight 598, inbound to Philadelphia from Los Angeles, causing the plane to make an emergency landing in Kansas City, Missouri. Naturally, people took...Show More Summary

PETA Kills Animals and Lies About Health -- Why Do People Take It Seriously?

If you care for either animals or people, here's some solid advice to take to heart: Stay away from PETA. Don't donate to the group. If you've already sent a check or approved a PayPal transfer to, cancel it now. Don't speak kindly of PETA in everyday conversation. Show More Summary

"Tinder for Dogs" Can Help You Find Your Next Best Friend

The BarkBuddy app is being called a "Tinder for dogs," in which you swipe left or right depending on your preference for a pooch, just like you do for people on the popular dating app. Share this image But no, this isn't a dating app for dogs. Show More Summary

Our Monday Miracle is Rambo, a Once-Sickly Stray

Share this image Normally I wouldn't call getting hit by a car a blessing in disguise, but for Rambo the dog, it might just be. Rambo had been a stray -- severely emaciated and festering with parasites -- before he was hit by a car on a fateful 4th of July in 2013. Show More Summary

Do "Dog People" Date "Cat People"? Well, It's Complicated

I hope this isn't TMI for you all, but the truth is that quite a lot of us here at Dogster and Catster, er -- "swing both ways." Although the bulk of my writing has been here on Dogster, the truth is that I have written news items on both sides of the fence. Show More Summary

Videos We Love: Eldad Hagar Rescues a Terrified, Hurt Pit Bull

The stray, hurting Pit Bull was out of options. Things weren't looking good. She was reduced to hiding in a bush in a park, terrified. She was starved, rail thin; her left eye was infected and inflamed, useless; a huge tumor sprouted from her ear. Show More Summary

The Dog Thwarted by Tara the Cat Gets Euthanized; Was That the Right Thing to Do?

One of the biggest viral sensations to hit the Internet this month was the video of Tara the cat fighting off a dog who attacked a four-year-old child. If you haven't watched it yourself, you almost certainly know of it. The story has...Show More Summary

Lamb Crunchys Dog Treats Are Recalled Over Salmonella Fears

Pet Center Inc. is voluntarily recalling its three-ounce bag of Lamb Crunchys dog treats because of salmonella fears, according to the company, which is based in Los Angeles. The recall affects only three-ounce bags with UPC number 727348200038 and date code 122015. Show More Summary

California Is Tops -- In Dogs Poisoned by Marijuana

San Francisco just cannot catch a break when it comes to our dogs. First, we have to deal with some sociopath leaving poisoned meatballs all around the city. Then we plunge off the Best City to Have a Dog list. The second was unsurprising...Show More Summary

Watch This Dog BASE Jump Off a Cliff in a Wingsuit

We don't quite know what to make of this video, because it's of a guy in a wingsuit BASE jumping with his dog strapped to his back. Nothing not crazy about that. Share this image But before you watch it, understand that Dean Potter is a professional in this sort of thing. Show More Summary

Using an Aerial Drone to Walk Your Dog: Cool or Just Creepy?

Aerial drones seem to be the future. Actually, scratch that. They're the present. Drones are increasingly used for lots of things. They've grabbed the headlines because some of the ways they're being used can be very scary, like allowing the government to bomb distant countries by remote control. Show More Summary

Rescued in a Dogfighting Raid, Roo Is Resilient on Three Legs

Share this image This is the story of Roo, a Pit Bull whose resilient spirit shines through the darkness of her horrifying dogfighting ordeal. In August of last year, authorities in Clarkston, Georgia, visited a home in order to serve an arrest warrant in relation to a multistate dogfighting bust. Show More Summary

Will Renaming a Street in San Francisco "Rescue Row" Help Adopt Out More Pets?

In San Francisco, four of the city's major pet rescue organizations are now conveniently located on a single block. San Francisco Animal Care and Control, the SF SPCA, Northern California Family Dog Rescue, and one of our particularShow More Summary

Serendipity: Driver Dumps Dog Right In Front of a Dog Lover's Home

Toni Luisi is a dog lover, so when a cute, happy dog turned up at her gate the other day, she didn't just shoo her away. She took the dog in, checked to see if she had a tag -- she did not -- then took her to the vet to see if she was chipped. Show More Summary

Yes, It's Dog Poop -- But Is It Also Art?

So, let's talk about poop. It's not my favorite subject to start the day off with, but it is a reality in the life of everyone who has ever had a dog, cat, or one of those little people who sometimes show up about nine months after certain incautious heterosexual encounters. Show More Summary

Petco and PetSmart to Stop Selling China-Made Treats Linked to Dog Deaths

Through the years, the FDA has been releasing warnings about jerky treats made in China; the last one came Friday. It said much of what the last one said -- dogs and cats are getting sick and dying from treats made in China -- only the...Show More Summary

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