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Teaching Old Dogs Really, Really New Tricks

Ask A Single Dog Owner
Amelia answers questions about being single and taking care of a dog. Read More »
Dr. Dog
This pup is the hardest working pet in the vet business. Read More »
Dogs Behind The Wheel!

There’s a joke about how there’s more sheep than people in New Zealand. And now, there’s more driving dogs than anywhere else in the world, too. Members of the New Zealand Society For the Prevention of Animals wanted to prove how intelligent their shelter dogs were — so they taught them to drive. Like, really. Three dogs were taught how to drive stick shift. I can’t even drive stick shift! [CBS News]

Your Daily Cry: Fiona Apple Cancels Tour To Be With Dying Dog

I Love My Dog
Amelia is terrified of losing her dog, Lucca. Read More »
Fostering Animals
Why you don't need to adopt a pet to save a life. Read More »
Ask A Single Dog Owner
Amelia answers questions about being single and taking care of a dog. Read More »

Whether you like Fiona Apple’s music or not, it’s tough not to be moved by this sweet and sad letter, explaining to fans that she won’t be going on tour so that she can stay home and take care of her dying dog. Her 14-year-old dog Janet is sick with cancer, and Apple doesn’t want to risk going on tour in South America. Animal lovers will no doubt empathize with Apple’s choice. Her full letter — posted to her Facebook page – is after the jump.

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Great Dane Zeus Takes Top Honors As Tallest Dog In The World

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Sick Doggie
This man helps his sick dog sleep better with nightly swims. Read More »
Bigger IS Better

I pretty much love anything comically oversized, and that goes double for  animals. So you better believe I’m a little bit obsessed with Zeus, the 44-inch tall Great Dane that took top honors as the tallest dog in the world. The Otsego, Michigan, pup is just three-years-old, and stands 7-feet 4-inches when on his hind legs. He weighs a lean 115 pounds, and eats up to 12 cups of food a day (aw, a growing boy!). “Zeus is an awesome dog,” said his owner Denise Dorlag. “The only downside is that everything costs more; the food, medicines, transport. We had to get a van to be able to transport him, oh, and if he steps on your foot – he leaves bruises!” We bet! [Discovery]

It’s Time To Cry: Man Helps Sick Dog Sleep

Dog & Cat Love
This dog and cat have something weird going on. Watch »
Baby Vs. French Bulldog
Our ovaries are confused. Read More »
Shoes For Dogs
Jeremy Scott's made your pooch a pair of stuffed animal sneakers. Read More »

Wisconsin man John Unger loves his pup Schoep a lot. He’s had the 19-year-old Husky since the dog was a puppy. So when vets told him that Schoep was suffering from painful arthritis that made it impossible for him to sleep, Unger decided to help him in the only way he could — he took Schoep swimming in nearby Lake Superior. The calming water lulls Schoep to sleep. Unger does this every night. Explains photographer Hannah Stonehouse Hudson:

“Shep falls asleep every night when he is carried into the lake. The buoyancy of the water soothes his arthritic bones. Lake Superior is very warm right now, so the temp of the water is perfect. I was so happy I got to capture this moment for John. By the way, John rescued Shep as an 8 month old puppy, and he’s been by his side through many adventures.”

Schoep also saved Unger’s life.

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7 Adorable Interspecies Adoptions

Earlier this week, important news broke: a mutt named Lejon adopted white lion cub JoJo after JoJo’s mom became sick and was unable to take care of her. They’re the best of friends, and oh my God, my mind is exploding from the combined cuteness. Make. It. Stop.

But Lejon is hardly the only animal to take up caring for another species in  need. After the jump, we’ve got several more surprising (and super cute) inter-species adoptions.

Dog Surfing!
Watch lil' Abbie Girl hang 10! Read More »
Cats & Lasers
cats and laser pointers
It's the cat video to end all cat videos. Read More »

12 Patriotic Animals Totally Partying This 4th Of July

Humans aren’t the only species to get into the holiday spirit. Check out these animals — festooned with ridiculous hats and outfits — doing their best to get into the 4th of July festivities.

Victoria Beckham’s Dog Is Better Dressed Than Us

Baby Vs. French Bulldog
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Soldiers Reunite With Dogs
Soldiers reunite with their adopted Afgan dogs. Watch »
Dog Shuts Up Baby
This dog tells an annoying baby to shut up. Watch »

Earlier this week, Victoria Beckham kindly put us all in our place by posting a photo of her dog Harry wearing one of her dresses. A dress that I definitely can’t afford. Harry was apparently being treated to a dress fitting because he suffered through getting his teeth cleaned. I wonder what Vicky does for David when he goes to the dentist. [Twitter]

Dog And Cat Perverts Engage In Bizarre Love Affair

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Meet Thomas O’Malley Flufferpants and her dog companion Murkin. Both were rescued — Thomas was a feral cat and Murkin a shelter dog — and developed a strange attraction. The pair are virtually inseparable these days, after Murkin helped nurse Thomas through surgery to remove two infected teeth. Love takes many strange forms.

Ann Romney Says Family Dog “Loved” Traveling On Top Of The Car

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Whoa boy, DogCarGate just won’t end, and now it’s Mitt Romney’s wife Ann who’s speaking out and defending the family’s practice of traveling with their dog Seamus on top of the car. The Romneys had previously gotten flack for admitting to a strapping Seamus (in a crate) to the roof of the car during a 1983 family trip from Boston to Ontario. And in an interview with Diane Sawyer earlier this week, Ann Romney claimed the dog loved traveling that way.

“The dog loved it,” Ann Romney said. “He would see that crate and, you know, he would, like, go crazy because he was going with us on vacation.  It was to me a kinder thing to bring him along than to leave him in the kennel for two weeks.” Keep reading »

Meet Cody, The Dog With The World’s Most Awkward Howl

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The main thing I measure an animal’s cuteness by is its fluff factor. The less you can see of its face, the better. Cody has a great fluff-to-face ratio, which makes him appealing to me. But he has other things going for him, namely his howl. How in God’s name does he make that noise? He sounds like a grown man going bungee jumping. He just sounds absolutely terrified. Which leads me to my secondary measure of animal cuteness: how awkward it is. I feel an intense connection with any animal that’s just a little bit odd. Duh, because I am a little bit odd. Cody, you shall be mine. [Buzzfeed]

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