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ASPCA wants to help you #FindYourFido

There is a dog on the loose in New York City this month. He goes by the name Fido, and he is a VIP (very important pup) with a very important job. Fido — who, by the way, is a life-size cardboard cutout of a dog — is the ASPCA’S handsome ambassador for the roughly 3.3 million...

Tuesday, October 3, 2017 - 4:05pm

No, your dog is not big-boned; New Animal Planet show helps fat pets beat thebulge

Fat cats and fat dogs, meet your weight loss daddy. Animal Planet premieres My Big Fat Pet Makeover on Saturday with host dog trainer Travis Brorsen helping the pudgy pets and their parents live healthier lives. In the freshman season of the show, Brorsen spends four months with the flabby pet...

Thursday, September 28, 2017 - 5:54pm

Your dog-sitting app is probably illegal

Talk about a ruff turn of events. The apps that many New Yorkers use to ensure their fur-kids are taken care of are actually illegal per an obscure city law, the New York Daily News reported. via GIPHY The law put in place by the city’s Department of Health and Mental Hygiene states that...

Tuesday, July 25, 2017 - 1:35pm

Have a 4th of July Your Whole Family Can Enjoy With These Pet Safety Tips

The 4th of July is a time for family, friends, food and fireworks, but not everyone enjoys the noise. Between people with PTSD being triggered by the bangs and flashes and the number of accidents involving pyrotechnics, humans have a lot to think about. Our pets are another concern. Trips to the...

Sunday, July 2, 2017 - 1:33am

‘Kitty Hall’ adoption event finds fur-ever homes for felines

Updated, June 30: More than a dozen cats found their humans during Thursday's "Kitty Hall" adoption event in City Hall Park. It was the first-ever pet adoption put on by a city mayor.   “Kitty Hall is a purr-fect example of our commitment to animal welfare, and we are...

Friday, June 30, 2017 - 12:16pm

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

Meet Instagram sensation Tuna the dog in Boston

Celebrities come in all shapes and sizes, but few are as cute as Tuna, the famous pup behind the popular Tuna Melts My Heart Instagram account. The 6-year-old Chiweenie and his owner Courtney Dasher will be in the South End on May 30 for a special meet and greet appearance at the Boston Veterinary...

Friday, May 26, 2017 - 2:16pm

New job opening requires you to play with cats all day

Dream job alert: If you love playing with cats all day, and you’re also looking for a career change, then it's time to polish up your dusty resume. A veterinary clinic located in Dublin, Ireland, has a job opening that involves cuddling adorable kittens for a living. If you're a...

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 - 1:57pm

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

As temps climb, make sure to keep your pets cool

As temperatures climb this week, with Boston hitting over 90 degrees on Thursday, the Animal Rescue League is reminding pet owners that leaving a dog in a hot car is both unsafe and against the law in Massachusetts. The commonsense practice became an official law last August and now allows for...

Thursday, May 18, 2017 - 10:38am

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

Raining cats and dogs: 5 Boston area pet events

From friendly furballs to cute critters, the city is hosting a slew of events catered to the animal-loving crowd. Get your paws on these five pet parties this weekend. 1. Petting zoo and ice cream social block party at Continuum  Grab a free scoop from Gracie's and meet a few baby...

Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 11:35am

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

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

Wanted: Pet sitters, not teachers

Over the next decade, spending money on education will slow, while spending on anything pet-related will grow, according to a new study from the Conference Board.The New York-based company released a consumer report that predicts education spending will grow just 2 percent by 2025. Pet industries,...

Saturday, February 18, 2017 - 11:47am

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

NY's biggest Pet Fashion Show brings Broadway and world style to the runway

Not even thundersnow could keep away the stylish dogs, cats, a couple of rats and even a bearded dragon from the 2017 New York Pet Fashion Show last night at the Hotel Pennsylvania.Billed as the country’s largest charitable pet fashion show, now in its 14th year, the event’s theme was Global...

Friday, February 10, 2017 - 7:03pm

City tells Staten Island woman to get rid of Wilbur

Five years after bringing her pet pig, Wilbur, home from a Utah breeder, Cristy Matteo of Staten Island is being forced to give him up by the end of the month.“Someone called 311 on me, that’s how this whole thing started,” Matteo told SILive.com on Sunday. “Almost five years, and I never had a...

Tuesday, January 17, 2017 - 10:04am

Tips to prepare your pets for winter

Outdoor exercise is good for pets no matter the season, but experts say snow and ice isn’t always a winter wonderland for man’s best friend.When the temperatures dip, pets —just like their human companions —need to bundle up. Pets can suffer from hypothermia and frostbite. Owners should also be on...

Tuesday, December 20, 2016 - 3:30pm

Get in the Christmas spirit with these holiday photos from PuppyCon

This chilly, slushy Saturday was pretty “meh” by most standards; that is, unless you spent your afternoon at the inaugural PuppyCon. Santa-clad dogs convened at Turnstyle, the underground shopping center at Columbus Circle, where they lapped up Bowser Beerand posed in a holiday photo booth at Dog...

Monday, December 19, 2016 - 9:11pm