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May 20, 2024 at 8:00 PM

French bulldog gets irritable with newest home addition: a cat statue

Milo does not like the look of this statue.
May 20, 2024 at 8:00 PM
VIDEO: French bulldog gets irritable with newest home addition: a cat statue
May 16, 2024 at 12:07 AM

Sage, the Miniature poodle, wins Westminster Dog Show 2024

Sage, the Miniature poodle, has won best in show at the 2024 Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show.
May 16, 2024 at 12:07 AM
VIDEO: Sage, the Miniature poodle, wins Westminster Dog Show 2024
May 13, 2024 at 9:14 PM

A puppy named Shamrock was born with green fur

This lucky little puppy has green fur due to a green bile pigment that she was exposed to while in the womb.
May 13, 2024 at 9:14 PM
VIDEO: A puppy named Shamrock was born with green fur
May 13, 2024 at 4:25 PM

Cocker spaniel visits car wash and can't get enough of the cleaning brush

Darla just wants to play with the cleaner's brush!
May 13, 2024 at 4:25 PM
VIDEO: Cocker spaniel visits car wash and can't get enough of the cleaning brush
May 10, 2024 at 6:46 PM

Dogs brought into US must be healthy, chipped and vaccinated, CDC says

The CDC announced that dogs brought into the United States must be healthy, microchipped and protected against rabies. Dr. Jen Ashton explains.
May 10, 2024 at 6:46 PM
VIDEO: Dogs brought into US must be healthy, chipped and vaccinated, CDC says
May 10, 2024 at 6:44 PM

Mariska Hargitay talks partnership with Purina’s Purple Leash Project

Actress Mariska Hargitay teamed up with our sponsor Purina to unveil their Purple Leash Project Statue in Times Square.
May 10, 2024 at 6:44 PM
VIDEO: Mariska Hargitay talks partnership with Purina’s Purple Leash Project
May 8, 2024 at 6:22 PM

Dogs entering US must be 6 months old, microchipped, new rules say

New U.S. rules require all dogs coming into the U.S. to be at least 6 months old and microchipped to help prevent the spread of rabies
May 8, 2024 at 6:22 PM
FILE - A trainer walks with a service dog through the Terminal C at Newark Liberty International Airport while taking part of a training exercise, Saturday, April 1, 2017, in Newark, N.J. All dogs coming into the U.S. from other countries must be at least 6 months old and microchipped, according to new government rules published Wednesday, May 8, 2024. The new rules were prompted by concerns about dogs coming from countries where rabies is common, and applies to dogs brought in by breeders or rescue groups as well as pets traveling with their U.S. owners. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)
May 6, 2024 at 3:30 PM

6-month-old puppy with 5 legs gets adopted

Bella, a 6-month-old puppy, was born with a congenital condition and has five legs instead of four.
May 6, 2024 at 3:30 PM
Bella, a five-legged dog, was adopted from the Wisconsin Humane Society on May 3.
May 2, 2024 at 7:09 PM

Confused dog tries to play fetch with statue

PJ the spaniel loves to play fetch with everyone.
May 2, 2024 at 7:09 PM
VIDEO: Confused dog tries to play fetch with statue
May 2, 2024 at 7:02 PM

Can animals be the missing link in predicting earthquakes? 

Researchers will use a PetPace wearable health tracker to measure dogs’ physiological responses leading up to an earthquake.
May 2, 2024 at 7:02 PM
Researchers will use a PetPace wearable health tracker to measure dogs’ physiological responses leading up to an earthquake.
May 2, 2024 at 4:21 PM

Monitoring of physiological changes in dogs could help detect upcoming earthquakes

A device that dogs wear on their collar could finally make use of thousands of years of anecdotes detailing a change in behavior in animals before an earthquake.
May 2, 2024 at 4:21 PM
Researchers say a wearable device placed on dog collars could help predict earthquakes by measuring physiological changes in dogs.
May 2, 2024 at 12:16 AM

Oklahoma family reunited with missing dog that disappeared during tornado storm

College student Payton McClure was reunited with her Aussie-Corgi mix Jack after being separated by a tornado that touched down in Sulphur, Oklahoma while McClure was away for the weekend.
May 2, 2024 at 12:16 AM
VIDEO: Oklahoma family reunited with missing dog that disappeared during tornado storm
May 1, 2024 at 4:17 PM

Meet Bella, the 5-legged puppy up for adoption

Bella has a very rare condition known as dimelia.
May 1, 2024 at 4:17 PM
VIDEO: Meet Bella, the 5-legged puppy up for adoption
May 1, 2024 at 3:45 PM

Cat shipped in Amazon return package

ABC News' Danny New has more on the cat who was reunited with its family after accidentally getting shipped more than 600 miles away in an Amazon return package.
May 1, 2024 at 3:45 PM
VIDEO: Cat shipped in Amazon return package
April 26, 2024 at 8:36 PM

This golden retriever made adorable entrance as ring bearer at his owner's wedding

With his tail wagging, Pancakes couldn't seem more excited about his two humans getting married.
April 26, 2024 at 8:36 PM
VIDEO: This golden retriever made adorable entrance as ring bearer at his owner's wedding
1 month ago

This cat showed up at a police station. Now he's part of the force as ‘Officer Donut’

The Kentwood Police Department in Michigan took in Donut for a year, making him the leader of their "feline unit." Now, he's going to his forever home.
1 month ago
VIDEO: This cat showed up at a police station. Now he's part of the force as ‘Officer Donut’
1 month ago

Ways that pets can help with stress and mental health

ABC News chief medical correspondent Dr. Jen Ashton talks about how animals can lower anxiety and increase productivity.
1 month ago
VIDEO: Ways that pets can help with stress and mental health
1 month ago

What to know about dog adoption

The CEO and volunteers from Associated Humane Societies stop by with its adoptable dogs and share how people can contribute to their local shelters.
1 month ago
VIDEO: What to know about dog adoption
1 month ago

Deaf and blind puppy has ‘great love story’ with her human dad

Sheridan Wright captured her husband Erik and their puppy Nellie falling deeper in love by the day.
1 month ago
VIDEO: Deaf and blind puppy has ‘great love story’ with her human dad
1 month ago

Watch this dog that can solve math problems with her paw

Luna, a mini cockapoo, has a unique talent for solving math problems with help from her owner.
1 month ago
VIDEO: Watch this dog that can solve math problems with her paw
1 month ago
VIDEO: Dog that never went on walks without pregnant mom now won’t leave newborn baby behind
1 month ago

Dad speaks out after son's pet octopus gives birth to 50 babies

An Oklahoma father and son are going viral on TikTok documenting their adventures with a pet octopus and 50 octopus babies.
1 month ago
The Clifford family seen here is from Edmond, Okla.
1 month ago

Golden retrievers meet in honor of Boston Marathon beloved dogs

A group of golden retrievers and their owners came together for a meetup honoring the late Boston Marathon dogs Spencer and Penny.
1 month ago
Golden retrievers and their owners gathered at Boston Common on April 14, 2024 for a “Golden Strong” meetup held in honor of the late Boston Marathon dog Spencer and his late canine sister Penny.
1 month ago

Cesar Millan talks about how training dogs can make us better humans

Dog behaviorist Cesar Millan talks about the new season of "Better Human Better Dog" premiering Friday on Nat Geo.
1 month ago
VIDEO: Cesar Millan talks about how training dogs can make us better humans
1 month ago

These volunteers rescue stray dogs in Ukraine and find homes for them in the US

The nonprofit Transform A Street Dog began its Kyiv-based rescue operations in 2018 and hasn't slowed down since, despite regularly facing danger after Russia's 2022 invasion of Ukraine.
1 month ago
VIDEO: These volunteers rescue stray dogs in Ukraine and find homes for them in the US
2 months ago

This wheelchair assisted pup is so excited for her afternoon walk

Scooty was so excited to get her wheelchair attached to head outside for an afternoon walk!
2 months ago
VIDEO: This wheelchair assisted pup is so excited for her afternoon walk
2 months ago

Family reunited with missing dog after contacting drone team

A dog named Guinness was found safe by a search and rescue team after it went missing for two days after getting hit by a car.
2 months ago
VIDEO: Family reunited with missing dog after contacting drone team
2 months ago

Digital creator shares video of her dog staying with her during a seizure

Jaime Simpson said that despite feeling embarrassed to share a video of her having a seizure, she wanted to use it to raise awareness about epilepsy.
2 months ago
VIDEO: Digital creator shares video of her dog staying with her during a seizure
2 months ago

Kansas City Pet Projects vets save the life of abandoned dog

Horton the pit bull was found frozen and unresponsive, after urgent treatment by the dedicated vets, Horton survived and is now warm and happy in his forever home.
2 months ago
VIDEO: Kansas City Pet Projects vets save the life of abandoned dog
2 months ago

Rescue dog gets limo ride to new forever home

Chester, an adorable pit bull who was rescued by Ohio’s Euclid animal shelter, got to travel in style to his forever home.
2 months ago
VIDEO: Rescue dog gets limo ride to new forever home
2 months ago

Watch this little boy go down in huddle of puppy love

This 5-year-old from Poland was swept to the ground when he was playing tag with a group of Newfoundland pups but his smile shows he was living his best life.
2 months ago
VIDEO: Watch this little boy go down in huddle of puppy love
2 months ago

Dog found frozen and unresponsive in abandoned home finds a forever family

After a lot of love and care at the KC Pet Project in Kansas City, Horton found even more love at his new home.
2 months ago
VIDEO: Dog found frozen and unresponsive in abandoned home finds a forever family
2 months ago

Digital creator wants you to know there's more to her videos about her service dog

Ashton McGrady's videos of her service dog Forest often go viral but she wants everyone to know there is more to those viral moments.
2 months ago
VIDEO: Digital creator wants you to know there's more to her videos about her service dog
2 months ago

Senior dog is adopted after more than 700 days in shelter

Velcro, a 10-year-old dog with arthritis and special needs, was matched with Jeanette Finch-Walton by Austin Pets Alive! "Velcro has adopted me, I didn't adopt him," Finch-Walton said.
2 months ago
VIDEO: Senior dog is adopted after more than 700 days in shelter
2 months ago

Meet America’s most popular dogs

The American Kennel Club revealed the top dog breeds for 2023 on "GMA," according to its registration statistics.
2 months ago
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2 months ago

Non-profit Puppies Behind Bars transforms live

Incarcerated individuals are raising puppies to become service animals for veterans and first responders.
2 months ago
VIDEO: Non-profit Puppies Behind Bars transforms live
2 months ago

Golden retriever unimpressed by baby's hilarious antics

This golden retriever in Summerdale, Alabama, couldn't care less about the baby's nonstop laughter.
2 months ago
VIDEO: Golden retriever unimpressed by baby's hilarious antics
2 months ago

Mom and husky teach toddler to howl

"This is basically every morning at my house. Both dog and boy vying for attention!"
2 months ago
VIDEO: Mom and husky teach toddler to howl
2 months ago

Interacting with dogs can have health benefits, study shows

ABC News chief medical correspondent Dr. Jen Ashton discusses how interacting with dogs can reduce stress and promote relaxation and concentration.
2 months ago
VIDEO: Interacting with dogs can have health benefits, study shows
2 months ago

Playing with dogs could make you happier, study finds

A new small study, published in the Plos One journal, suggests that playing with dogs can lead to stress reduction, stimulate brain activity and help with concentration.
2 months ago
In this undated stock photo, a young golden retriever is playing with his owners.
2 months ago

New study says interacting with dogs could make you happier

Interacting with dogs reduces stress and promotes relaxation and concentration, according to a study from South Korea.
2 months ago
VIDEO: VIDEO: New study says interacting with dogs could make you happier
2 months ago

This farm's golden retriever experience is a dog lover's dream destination

Golden Dog Farm offers a "happy" hour where guests can play with at least ten golden retrievers for 90 minutes.
2 months ago
A "happy" of Butternut Goldens at Golden Dog Farm in Vermont.
2 months ago

Agent rescues dog from swollen river in Peru

An agent in Peru sprang into action and got into the water to rescue a dog that was stranded in a swollen river.
2 months ago
VIDEO: Agent rescues dog from swollen river in Peru
2 months ago

Shelter dogs get treated to donuts for Polish holiday

DuPage County Animal Services in Illinois treated their adoptable shelter dogs to special donuts in observance of Pączki Day, a Polish-American tradition.
2 months ago
VIDEO: Shelter dogs get treated to donuts for Polish holiday
2 months ago

Golden retriever dog farm becoming a tourist hot spot in Vermont

ABC News' Will Reeve is in golden retriever heaven at Golden Dog Farm in Vermont.
2 months ago
VIDEO: Golden retriever dog farm becoming a tourist hot spot in Vermont
3 months ago

Adorably patient dog doesn't realize sliding door to backyard is wide open

Proof that some barriers are imaginary.
3 months ago
VIDEO: Adorably patient dog doesn't realize sliding door to backyard is wide open
3 months ago

Meet Sir Indiana Bones, the cat patrolling an Oklahoma museum

ABC News’ Danny New introduces us to the patrol cat guarding Oklahoma City’s Museum of Osteology.
3 months ago
VIDEO: Meet Sir Indiana Bones, the cat patrolling an Oklahoma museum
3 months ago

Teacher says foster puppies help her students learn to read

A first grade teacher at Hanby Elementary School in Wilmington, Delaware, is connecting students with foster puppies, an initiative that is also encouraging kids to read.
3 months ago
Brooke Hughes, a first-grade teacher at Hanby Elementary School in Wilmington, Del., started the Foster Tales Puppy Therapy program that encourages students to read to foster puppies.
3 months ago

Obese golden retriever who couldn't stand gets new lease on life

Frannie the golden retriever has undergone an incredible transformation, losing 31 pounds in just two months.
3 months ago
VIDEO: Golden Retriever who was obese and couldn't stand now loves chasing tennis balls
3 months ago

How to keep pets safe in cold weather

Veterinarian Dr. Lisa Lippman shares some tips to keep pets safe in the winter.
3 months ago
VIDEO: How to keep pets safe in cold weather