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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

7 foods to keep away from your pet this Thanksgiving (and some alternatives)

We give thanks for our furry family members and want to spoil them year ‘round, but while we indulge in Thanksgiving goodies, we need to be the humans in the relationship and monitor what our party animals get into. Here are some pet safety tips to get you through your Thanksgiving meal. 1...

Wednesday, November 29, 2017 - 2:41am

'Cat Friday:' The ASPCA's adoption deal you can’t refuse

We all know that Black Friday is the day people shop until they drop, but for those looking to bring a feline friend home for the holidays, the ASPCA might have a deal you can’t refuse. For the seventh year in a row, the day after Thanksgiving is the ASPCA’s “Cat Friday,”...

Wednesday, November 22, 2017 - 10:29am

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

K9 officer hot car deaths at a record high: PETA

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) told Metro exclusively that at least 13 K9 officers died as a result of being left in a hot car so far this year, already surpassing 2016’s K9 officer fatality numbers. Of the 13 K9 officer deaths, two resulted in criminal charges, four...

Friday, November 10, 2017 - 6:32pm

Woman's heart literally breaks after her beloved dog's death. Here's how that's medically possible

“It broke my heart.” It’s a common thing we say when something painful or sad happens, like a breakup with your significant other or the death of a loved one. But our hearts don’t actually break into pieces like they do on cartoons, right? Technically no, but you can...

Monday, October 23, 2017 - 2:48pm

How a Yorkie named Andrew helps city seniors care for their pets

From helping you get exercise to lowering blood pressure and lessening anxiety, the benefits of pet ownership are immeasurable. But owning a pet can be costly and daunting, especially for senior citizens living on a fixed income or suffering from health issues that may result in hospitalizations...

Friday, October 20, 2017 - 5:06am

NY's biggest Pet Fashion Show brings Broadway 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...

Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 4:16pm

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