Becoming a pet owner

101 dog facts to delight and fascinate animal lovers

They say dogs are humans’ best buds, but how much do we really know about our furry four-legged friends? From the one breed that doesn’t bark to the real (adorable) reason pups love to curl up in a ball shape, here are 101 fun dog facts that will only make... more

25 reasons dogs are the best pets on Earth

If you're a dog owner, you probably already know just how awesome dogs are. They fill your life with love, loyalty, fur and plenty of reasons to smile. Here are just a few more of the amazing and adorable reasons why dogs are the best pets in the world... more

20 fun and easy DIY cat toys that kitties can’t resist

Enter a caption... You have to respect an animal that can make a toy out of an empty cardboard box. Or a bag. Or a simple ball of yarn. Whether they know it or not, cat people constantly try to prove to their felines that they, too, can make something... more

How to guides

17 DIY dog toys you can make from things in your house

The graveyard of deceased dog toys is vast. If your dog is one of the talented that can rip up a stuffed toy in 20 seconds flat, it may feel like toy funerals are happening far too frequently and your hard earned money is being thrown out the window. Here’s... more

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

8 kid-friendly dog breeds that may be a perfect fit for your family

Welcoming a furry friend into your home is research-proven to benefit your children’s well-being. Pet ownership may be beneficial to child and adolescent emotional, cognitive, behavioral, educational and social development, according to a recent study published in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. Of all the animals... more

10 signs your family is ready for a pet

Pets can be an important part of family life, but knowing the right time to bring an animal into your home is tricky. To learn more about how parents can tell if their kids are ready for a pet, we talked to Gina DiNardo, a spokesperson at the American Kennel Club... more

How to guides

Expensive dog breeds: What to know about them and their price tags

You have your sights set on a pricey pup, the likes of which could command the attention of crowds at Westminster — or at the very least a solid Instagram fan base. But how much will a pretty purebred set you back? That price will be at the discretion of... more