Behavior

Dog Is Shelter Kittens’ Newest Nanny

Bretta Nelson said, “It’s such a win-win for everyone involved. Boots loves it. Most of the kittens love it.” Read more

Agoraphobic Dog Needs Forever Home

Whisper was kept in a shed or indoor cage and had limited to zero access to the outside world. The pet is terrified of humans and dogs. Read more

Study from UC San Diego Finds Truth in Doggy Jealousy

“Our study suggests not only that dogs do engage in what appears to be jealous behaviors, but also that they were seeking to break up the connection between the owners and a seeming rival.” Read more

Pet Therapy and How It Works for Dogs and Humans

We noticed Vegas, our pit bull, was still afraid of things around the house and getting worse – plastic bags, airplanes, lawnmowers, the cat, a toy etc. I was always asking ‘how can I help her?’ What can I do to build her confidence? Read more

We Rather Be Homeless than Dogless

Elizabeth Woodward’s dog helps her deal with her rare illness, but Woodward’s neighbors think the dog’s barks are annoying and want the dog gone. Read more

Dog Causes Owner's Car to Crash into Pet Grooming Shop

Police officers did not charge Ingrid Zeiffer with reckless driving but they hope next time Zeiffer takes her dog to the groomers, the pet rides safely inside a crate. Read more

Miniature Pinscher Saves Owner from Cancer Twice

If the pet owner had ignored the dog’s unusual actions, he would have been paralyzed within six months and dead within the year. Read more

Rescue Dog Helps Apprehend Neighborhood Thief

Thanks to Squid, a recently adopted shelter dog, a thief in Boulder, Col., was caught in the act and is now behind bars. Read more

Dog Helps Owners run Corner Store in Japan

It’s unclear if the dog was trained to do this or just decided it felt like being helpful, but he patiently awaits customers stopping by the service window to make a purchase, and actually opens it up for them. Read more

Oklahoma Dog Mourns Owner's Death

Animal Control was called when the loyal pet refused to leave his owners side. The dog was very thirsty, confused and scared.. Read more

Volunteers Needed to Participate in Dog Study

The objective is to shed light on how owners’ moods influence their pets’ moods and behaviors. Read more

Waffle, the Ball Thief or Collector?

She collects balls of all sizes – from tiny bouncy balls to big space hoppers. She must have collected almost 1,000 since we first got her. Read more

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