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Badass Brooklyn Animal Rescue is throwing the adoption event of the summer

This Sunday, you could find the dog of your dreams, when Williamsburg-based animal rescue Badass Brooklyn hosts its annual Summer Fest, featuring more than a 100 adoptable puppers.  Held from 12:00 to 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 11, the free street fair will take over President St. between 3rd...

Friday, June 9, 2017 - 3:44pm

Find the fur baby your life is missing at Union Square’s Adoptapalooza

If your New York apartment is missing the pitter-patter of a four-legged fur baby, or you’re someone who tries to make eye contact with every dog you see on the street in hopes you can pet it, you’re going to want to go to Adoptapalooza in Union Square Park on Sunday. The annual...

Friday, May 19, 2017 - 5:03am

How BarkBox's dog comedy night (temporarily) relieved my human angst

Thursday was a garbage day, so I took myself and my pre-existing conditions — you know, I’m an anxious, depressive female of reproductive age — to a dog comedy night for some levity. Once a month, Bark & Co — the dogcentric start-up behind BarkBox, the monthly...

Tuesday, May 9, 2017 - 1:08pm

NYC animal shelter leads nation in finding fur-ever homes for cats and dogs

Finding a new home can often be a nightmare for New Yorkers, but the process has become a little easier for four-legged residents thanks to Animal Care Centers of NYC. According to ACC’s first-quarter data that was released Wednesday, the center’s overall placement rate for adoptable...

Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 11:43am

What is a furry and why did a woman bring a real dog to a furry convention?

What happened when a woman mistakenly brought a real dog to a furry convention? The story — and the subsequent photos — thankfully went viral. Cheryl Wassus of Monroe, Michigan, took her 1-year-old Bernese mountain dog, Link, to the Motor City Furry Con in Novi on Saturday because this...

Sunday, April 16, 2017 - 1:55pm

Philly cop accused of dumping starved dog in woods

It was a heartbreaking story of animal cruelty over the holidays. Just before Thanksgiving, a starving pit bull left in a garbage bag was found abandoned in the Wissahickon.Now, the PSPCA has announced that the person responsible was a Philadelphia police officer.Michael Long, 33, of the 8200 block...

Friday, March 24, 2017 - 12:58am

Puppy with severe case of mange on the mend and in need of a home

When Sheba, a 4-month-old bulldog mix was found shivering on a Dorchester street on Feb. 22, she had a severe case of mange. It was so bad that all of her fur had been stripped away and her body was covered in painful sores. She was too weak to walk or even stand.Andrea Bessler, a veterinary...

Wednesday, March 15, 2017 - 4:51pm

WATCH: Crusoe the Celebrity Dachshund, the next great NHL goaltender?

Known as the “celebrity Dachshund,” Crusoe the wiener dog is known the internet over thanks to his viral videos and a-dog-able costumes that range from Minions to Batdog.But for his latest masterpiece, he donned Crusoe-sized hockey goalie gear to defend the pipes of a miniature net almost as cute...

Saturday, March 11, 2017 - 11:42am

WATCH: This dog is literally you midweek

It’s Wednesday. You’re hungry. You’re tired. There’s still half a week to go at work. It’s. Just. SO. Much.Even Harley, a nearly 2-year-old golden retriever is like, “Whatever.”He just wants to eat his carrot chunks with as little effort as possible, without even getting up. He attempts a half-...

Wednesday, March 8, 2017 - 10:17pm

Kennel renovation could spare the lives of sick and unwanted dogs

Philadelphia’s Animal Care & Control Team had a problem, but that might be good news for sick and unadoptable dogs that could face euthanization at the shelter.The shelter, known as ACCT Philly, was planning to replace its heating and ventilation system. But during that period, it would not be...

Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 5:27pm

City euthanizes dogs who stopped Queens mugger: Report

Two dogs who stopped a mugger trying to steal a woman's purse on a Queens street have beeneuthanized at a city shelter, according to a published report.“They never gave the dogs a chance,” George Petruncio, who tried to adopt both dogs,told the New York Post. “They did a good thing and this is how...

Saturday, February 25, 2017 - 10:57am

Brooklyn dog walker dies after pups reportedly cause him to fall down stairs

A Brooklyn man has died after the dogs he was hired to walk are believed to have caused him to fall down a flight of stairs, the New York Daily News reported.Police said the 53-year-old dog walker lost control of a client’s two dogs in an apartment building on Carroll Street in Red Hook Thursday...

Friday, February 24, 2017 - 7:06am

Just a president and his dog: How White House canines inspire US pet owners

Presidents' Day is just around the corner, but it’s already gone to the dogs … U.S. presidents’ dogs, that is!Dog-walking and pet-sitting networking site Rover.com has released some fun facts about commander-in-chiefs and their first dogs just in time for Monday’s holiday.Of the 45 presidents who...

Sunday, February 19, 2017 - 11:55am

Scottish brewery gives dog parents their day with paw-ternity leave

With a name like BrewDog, it should be clear that there is one pet the Scottish brewery holds in high regard.Not only are employees of the beer makerencouraged to bring their dogs to work any time they want, the company is now offering one week of paid Puppy Paternal Leave.Yes, you read that...

Friday, February 17, 2017 - 10:30am

Canines rescued from North Philly dogfight

Humane law enforcement officers from the Pennsylvania SPCA seized several canines they said had been used in a dogfight inside a North Philadelphia home Sunday night.The PSPCA found one dog that was dead, and eight others that were alive, including one that was badly injured. The PSPCA believes all...

Tuesday, February 14, 2017 - 1:38am

Dog mauls Queens woman, 75, to death

An elderly Queens woman was mauled to death by a mastiff that she had adopted from a local shelter, reports said.Just before 1 a.m. on Monday, police responded to a 911 call at the woman's 27thStreet home in Long Island City. They found 75-year-old Louise Hermida unconscious with trauma to her...

Monday, February 13, 2017 - 10:20pm

PHOTOS: No longer for the dogs, Westminster opens up to cats, too

Hold your growls, folks.It seems dogs and cats can live in harmony — or at least, sans mass hysteria — as proved this weekend at the 141st annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, where felines made their debut appearance.For the first time in the history of the prestigious show, cats joined...

Sunday, February 12, 2017 - 8:57pm

PHOTOS: Snow dogs in the city

While you're stuck at work or keeping cozy on your couch, the dogs of New York are out mucking it up, doing their best urban "Call of the Wild" impression. Enjoy these pupcicle-pics from Central Park to Tompkins Square Park down to Prospect Park and plenty in between.Related: Photos: This is New...

Thursday, February 9, 2017 - 11:37pm

Meet the dog who offers hugs on the streets of NYC

New Yorkers have a reputation for being unfriendly but one local dog is proving the city (or at least its pets) aren't afraid of spreading some cheer.Louboutina (Loubie),named after French fashion designer Christian Louboutin, is a 5-year-old golden retriever who is becoming famous for offering...

Wednesday, February 8, 2017 - 1:58am

Puppy Bowl: The only big game worth watching

OK, millions who will tune in to Super Bowl LI between the New England Patriots and Atlanta Falcons this Sunday, we know Puppy Bowl isn't the only big game — but it’ll definitely be the cutest.(Unless you’re a cat person. Then this post is not for you, but don’t worry, we’ve got the Kitten Bowl...

Thursday, February 2, 2017 - 10:42pm