Dogs

Everything to know about Dogs, the Netflix documentary dedicated to our furry friends

Almost every article about the upcoming Netflix Dogs docuseries warns readers that, yes, they should absolutely be prepared to cry (good tears). After all, canines are one of the few things that's right with this always confusing, often troubling world we call home.  They're lazy and...

Wednesday, October 31, 2018 - 3:11pm

Cats more welcome in NYC apartments than dogs, new data shows

Dogs are among the most beloved New Yorkers, but new data shows that their arch rivals may actually be more welcome tenants in NYC apartments. That’s right, according to new data from real estate and analytics firm NeighborhoodX, cats have a slight edge over dogs when it comes to pet-...

Friday, October 12, 2018 - 3:26pm

Puppies sold in pet stores sickened 118 people over two years

It’s almost impossible to resist playing with puppies when you see them — that’s why pet stores and adoption centers let people pet and handle the dogs. After all, nothing bad can happen — right? Unfortunately, petting those adorable pups in a pet store sent more than 100...

Monday, September 24, 2018 - 5:32pm

Can the Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade 2018 be saved?

As a Halloween institution in New York City, it’s hard to be more iconic than the Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade. But the beloved 28-year tradition looks like it won’t be back for a Halloween Dog Parade 2018, organizers say, after they were hit with a huge bill to hold the event...

Monday, September 24, 2018 - 2:52pm

Dog art gallery Human's Best Friend is an Instagram pup-up

Tired: Taking Instas of your pup. Wired: Taking Instas with your pup at a pop-up dog art gallery coming to the West Village called Human’s Best Friend. Described as “a pop-up experience for dogs and the humans who love them,” Human’s Best Friend is coming to the West...

Tuesday, September 11, 2018 - 1:19pm

Experts raise alarm about using dog DNA tests to make medical decisions for your pup

If you’re wondering what kinds of dog breeds make up the loveable mutt you recently adopted, you might opt for an at-home dog DNA test. Yup, like the ones you can do on yourself to see where your ancestors are from. But don’t use that kit to make health decisions for your pup, experts...

Thursday, August 30, 2018 - 12:20pm

Pamper your pup on National Dog Day

To many pups, Sunday is one of the most wonderful days of the year as it’s National Dog Day —but isn’t every day, if we really think about it? National Dog Day is celebrated every Aug. 26 and was founded in 2004 by animal advocate and pet and family lifestyle expert Colleen Paige...

Friday, August 24, 2018 - 12:55pm

People are eating ice cream that looks like real-life puppies

Dogs that look like humans got their moment in the spotlight. But what about dessert that resembles dogs? Puppy ice cream is absolutely mystifying — and, some argue, somewhat concerning — and it’s taking the internet by storm. We’ll prove it. Puppy ice cream from the J.C....

Tuesday, August 21, 2018 - 5:26pm

This dog stole a GoPro and if you know what's good for you, you'll watch

Here's a simple fact: dogs are the best. They’re floppy, they’re derpy, they make the best pillows — and they’re also pros at stealing things (like our hearts). One pupper confiscated her owner’s camera, and the footage captured will make you believe in the power...

Monday, July 30, 2018 - 10:54am

Call 911 on dogs riding NYC subway, MTA tells commuters

The world is a terrible place right now, and sharing videos of urban wildlife — whether it’s an avocado squirrel, a pizza rat or just a dog trying to get a break from the heat on an air-conditioned subway car — is one of the few joys we have left. But the MTA, the transit agency...

Wednesday, July 18, 2018 - 7:45pm

Should you be giving your dog ice cubes this summer?

If you think this summer’s bad for you, just imaging going through it in a fur coat. That’s what your furry friend is suffering in the summer heat. But what can you give your poor pooch to help with the heat? Is ice bad for dogs? What about ice cubes? Here’s what you can and can...

Tuesday, July 17, 2018 - 4:34pm

It’s wedding season. Here’s how to include your dog in your wedding

Wedding season is officially underway, and while many soon-to-be-married couples follow longstanding traditions, the trend of having dogs in weddings continues to grow in popularity. “I think overall dog trends have changed, and the viewpoint on dogs has become more family-oriented,”...

Friday, June 22, 2018 - 2:13pm

How to spot dog heat stroke symptoms

Much of the United States seemed to go directly from a brutally cold winter to brutal summer temperatures. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, areas of the United States tied — or broke — nearly 8,6000 daily heat records in May. During these days we tend...

Friday, June 8, 2018 - 11:51am

Nordic company offering paid 'pawternity leave' for employees with new pets

Moms and dads in the United States often grapple with how much parental leave — either paid or unpaid — to take. That’s not the case in several Nordic countries — and the CEO of a company based in Finland is taking the country’s already-amazing parental leave policy to...

Thursday, June 7, 2018 - 10:57am

It may be spring, but dog flu is still something to be concerned about

While peak flu season for humans is thankfully over after a particularly infectious winter, there is no end for dog flu, which has seen nearly 500 cases of the highly transmissible, airborne virus across the country this year. “We think about it spreading because it does have a seasonality...

Wednesday, May 30, 2018 - 10:47am

Scientists have pinpointed the exact age at which puppies are the cutest

Puppies: Always adorable! But if you're susceptible to adoption or the inability to stop bestowing boops and num-nums, beware. Science has determined the precise age when pups reach peak cuteness. A new study found there's an "optimal age" for puppy cuteness to humans, which is...

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - 5:06pm

Dogs are helping New Yorkers learn Yiddish

Yiddish has been spoken for more than a thousand years, but anyone thinking it’s a dead language in today’s world need only look to the Workmen’s Circle to see that’s not true at all. In fact, the city-based Jewish social justice organization has been teaching the ancient...

Monday, May 21, 2018 - 3:38pm

Corgis convene in Herald Square to celebrate Lifetime’s 'Harry & Meghan: A Royal Romance'

The world has been eagerly awaiting the royal wedding of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry for months — and that includes Corgis, Queen Elizabeth’s preferred breed of pooches, which took over Herald Square Tuesday afternoon in anticipation of the world premiere of Lifetime’s “...

Wednesday, May 9, 2018 - 3:13pm

How to make your dog an Instagram star

Stacie Grissom is a self-described “crazy dog person,” which certainly comes in handy at her day job as head of content at Bark.   “All I do is talk about dogs, take pictures of dogs, look at dogs and tell dog stories in different mediums and channels,” Grissom...

Monday, April 30, 2018 - 7:19am

Hate your job? This company will hire you to take pics of dogs

Last month we filled you in on a life-changing secret: you can actually get paid to travel and take pictures. Now, we’re bringing you some even better (and cuter) news. If you love dogs and you’re looking for the ultimate dream job or side hustle, listen up.   The Points Guy...

Friday, April 27, 2018 - 5:49pm