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In this July 2014 photo provided by Kris Rotonda, Rotonda, who founded YouMustLoveDogsDating.com, poses with his girlfriend Denise Fernandez and three of his four dogs, Kobe, a bichon frise, Jordan, a bull mastiff German shepherd and Samoyed mix, and Coco, a Yorkie in Clearwater, Fla. "Dogs on first dates are amazing icebreakers," said Rotonda, who started up the site last year that now has 2 million members. “You find out right off the bat how everyone in a relationship will fit in.” (AP Photo/Rebecca Brittain)

Pet-friendly dating sites match up people, pooches

  LOS ANGELES (AP) — On these dating sites, a passion for pets will help you find more than just puppy love. Sites like PetsDating.com and YouMustLoveDogsDating.com have found a new niche as singles flock […]

08/20/2014

These border collies inspired emotion researcher Christine Harris, a professor of psychology at the University of California-San Diego, to do a study on pet jealousy. (AP Photo/University of California-San Diego, Steve Harris)

Study drops hints that dogs could get jealous

LOS ANGELES (AP) — When Shetland sheepdog Maggie comes home from the groomer, her owners praise and pet her shiny coat, much to the chagrin of pit bull Stormy, who will head-butt her until their […]

08/13/2014

This photo taken on May 12, 2014, shows beloved family pets memorialized with statues at the Los Angeles Pet Cemetery in Calabasas, Calif. Saying goodbye to a beloved dog or cat is hard. Despite many options, an estimated 70 percent of owners will leave the body with their veterinarian to dispose of. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)

Pet burials range from bottom of sea to sky above

LOS ANGELES (AP) — More pets are buried in U.S. backyards than any other place, but that is becoming illegal in more and more places. For those who want something unique, though, the sky’s the […]

05/29/2014

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Man with Alzheimer’s can’t speak except to family dogs

Below is a video that’s making the rounds of a guy with severe Alzheimer’s who’s lost the ability to speak . . . except to the family DOGS.  In the video, it almost seems like he’s […]

04/28/2014

In this Thursday, April 10, 2014 photo, a canine guest helps himself from the table at a birthday for one-year-old bulldog Cornelio, at the Pet Central spa in Mexico City. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)

Pet boom in Mexico amid rising middle class

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Camila celebrated her first birthday in a blue-and-white striped dress with tulle appliques, playing with her guests in a room decorated with pink balloons, lilacs and Hello Kitty posters. When the […]

04/15/2014

PetSmart groomer, Michelle Boch, assisted by salon manager, Joel Mitchell, adds color during a chalking treatment to a 2 year old dachshund, Sugarplum, at PetSmart in Culver City, Calif. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel)

Groomers are dazzling up dogs with bling, bows

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sugarplum went into the salon as a reddish-blonde dachshund mix and came out with pink and green ears, a rainbow tail and a bow in her fur. “It’s like having a […]

01/01/2014

How smart are dogs? | VIDEO

Meet an extraordinary Border collie and other dogs that are changing our view of canine intelligence. New discoveries are revealing that “man’s best friend” is smarter than we ever thought, with a brain that resembles […]

11/18/2012

Cat trapping plan put on hold by LA judge

LOS ANGELES (AP) – A $150 million renovation project at a Venice apartment complex is on hold until November because of a couple dozen stray cats. Owners of the Lincoln Place apartments planned to trap […]

10/26/2012

Salmonella fear spurs firm to recall dog treats

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) – A pet food company is voluntarily recalling dog treats that could be contaminated with salmonella. Nature’s Recipe announced Saturday the recall of a limited supply of its “Nature’s Recipe Oven Baked […]

10/13/2012

Caged pit bull dies in heat wave

(AP) – A caged pit bull with no water and no shade has been found dead in a Southern California backyard during a triple-digit heat wave. A second dog was near death when it was […]

08/09/2012

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