Dogs

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

On National Pet Day, let’s look into the dog-walking habits of US pet owners

While most pet owners commemorate every day in countless ways, Wednesday is National Pet Day, an internationally celebrated holiday that both raises awareness for shelter animals still looking for their fur-ever home and celebrates the happiness our four-legged friends bring to our lives. For...

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - 1:33pm

Did you know NYC is home to countless pet-friendly hotels?

Being that New York is the largest city in the country, it may not be at the top — or even on — the “to visit” list of those who love traveling with their pets, but our concrete jungle is actually home to a surprisingly large number of pet-friendly hotels. And if you’...

Friday, April 6, 2018 - 5:07am

National Puppy Day: 6 things to think about before bringing a puppy home

While we all likely live for Fridays, some of us are particularly excited about Friday, March 23, which is National Puppy Day. The internationally celebrated day, which was founded in 2006 by celebrity pet and lifestyle expert Colleen Paige, doesn’t just celebrate the magical cuteness of...

Thursday, March 22, 2018 - 3:48pm

Can you clone a dog?

A feature published in Variety this week revealed that Barbra Streisand’s two dogs, Miss Violet and Miss Scarlett, are actually clones of her late Coton de Tulear, Samantha, who died in 2017. But can you clone a dog, really?   Happy New Year from my three...

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 - 5:37pm

New MTA police officers have a nose for bomb detection

The MTA Police Department just gained 52 extra boots, err, paws on the ground to help detect explosive devices. Thirteen canines and their human counterparts graduated from the department’s explosives detection and anti-terrorism training and were honored at a ceremony at Grand Central...

Thursday, February 1, 2018 - 3:45pm

Pet owners warned of uptick in dog flu cases

As many states are experiencing a very active flu season right now, another form of influenza is also making its rounds across the country, but this one is targeting your four-legged friends. Like human flu, dog flu is highly contagious — and can be deadly in some cases. As of last week,...

Monday, January 15, 2018 - 4:01pm

And the top dog names in New York City are…

New York City loves its dogs, which is evident by how many you probably see on a daily basis as you make your way around town. Thanks to Rover.com’s newly released annual list of popular dog names, we know what some of those puppers are named. The top male and female names — Max and...

Thursday, December 7, 2017 - 1:19pm

These pet-parent life hacks will simplify your whole existence

My cats are my kids. Wait, wait! Hear me out. I love my furry little jerks, but sometimes taking care of them is a hassle (that I’ll gladly take) when life gets busy. And those are cats! Dogs typically require more attention than their feline counterparts, so we’re offering up these...

Tuesday, November 14, 2017 - 6:53pm