Adopting a pet

101 funny names for dogs

"What's in a dog name?" Well, maybe that isn't the exact quote ... but it is a question that most aspiring dog owners ask themselves while they're looking to add a new member to their pack. And, unlike the process of naming a human, you have way more... more

Pet rats: A guide to the surprisingly smart and affectionate rodent

If your knowledge of rats extends about as far as Pizza Rat — the viral rodent who carried a slice of pizza down a flight of subway stairs — that’s about to change. Though their reputation of being dirty street animals precedes them, domestic rats can be more like common... more

How to guides

5 ways to adopt a dog on the cheap

You really want a dog, but you really don’t want your bank account to take a huge hit. There are ways to adopt a canine on a budget, you just need to know where to find the deals. Before you go sniffing around for savings, it’s important to note that... more

10 large cat breeds: All the basics about big house cats

The bigger, the better — maybe that’s your mantra. If you’re considering a big house cat — large breeds like Maine Coons or Persians, for instance — it’s just a good idea to do your homework before bringing one home. There are physical attributes (hello, shedding fur!), personality traits (ever... more

The 9 best pets for kids — and how to choose one

It’s an exciting time — your family is about to get bigger! Soon there will be somebody barking, meowing or even hopping around your house, keeping the kids company and making lots of memories. But before you get sucked into a flurry of new pet selfies, we’re here to ask... more

Woman Adopts Stray Dog Who Saved Her From Her Attackers

Georgia Bradley spent thousands to adopt her new best friend.  A feisty stray dog saved a woman from a violent attack, and the two are now best friends. Georgia Bradley, 25, lives in Calstock, Cornwall --a county in Britain. She was vacationing in Greece when she first met the... more

Puppy Bowls Helped These Pets Find New Homes

Local puppy bowls helped animals find their new humans.  While 111.3 million people tuned in to see the Patriots and Falcons face off in the Super Bowl this year, we all know what the REAL crowd-pleaser is every February: the Puppy Bowl. And thanks to the efforts of... more

Pawsitive Progression: Adoption Rates Soar at Virginia Animal Shelter

The Richmond pound found a way to raise its adoption rate to 90 percent over the last five years. Nearly 3 million cats and dogs are euthanized at government-run animal shelters each year, according to the ASPCA. But a Virginia pound is doing its part to reduce that number and... more