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The Business of Dog Smuggling and How It Works

One of the largest animal welfare issues is the one that most people aren't aware of: puppy trafficking. As the popularity of pets, dogs...

13 Commonly Banned Dog Breeds

Some countries and U.S. states pass breed discrimination laws now, banning owners from adopting certain breeds. The way these laws work can be complicated....

8 Laws All Dog Owners Should Be Aware Of

As a dog owner in the United States, it is your responsibility to be aware of (and abide by) any laws that pertain to...

Adopting Emotional Support Dog: How to Do It Correctly

Not everyone really understands what an emotional support dog is. Many are aware that emotional support dogs exist, but they can’t really differentiate between...

Animal Abusers Will Now Be Registered Just Like Sex Offenders

New laws in some cities and states will now log animal abusers to a registry, which is a huge step forward for animal rights...

How to Make Your Dog an Emotional Support Dog

Your dog offers you comfort and support any time you have an emotional need or crisis. You have often felt like you would be...

TOP #1: Irresponsible Breeding of Dogs

Thanks for tuning into the very first episode of Theory of Pets show - a podcast for dedicated pet owners where I discuss all things...

Man Refuses to Do Community Service After Biting His Dog

And he called it puuuuppy loooove…That old tune may still ring out in the homes of our elders, but for a Staten Island pet...

You’ll Never Guess What These Pit Bulls Did to Avoid Euthanasia

Despite the humor of Pit Bull parents dressing their dogs up like other breeds or even other animals, the ban of these canines is...

Lion Dog Reunited With Owner After Legal Debacle

In case you haven't been following the news of this ongoing drama, "Charles the Monarch" a Labradoodle that was shaved down to look like...

Irish Politician Gets “Bitten” on Comments About “Dangerous” Dog Breeds

There has been a lot of controversy on certain dog breeds. You know the ones that always seem to have bad press swirling around...

Philly Says No to Selling Puppies in Pet Stores and Flea...

This is another breakthrough ordinance supporting better treatment of animals. Philadelphia joins over 140 towns and cities that have set up restrictions for the...

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Enjoying summer with your pooch in a dog park while he runs around freely can be fun, and it's also be a great way...
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Each year approximately 8,000 to 10,000 dogs are diagnosed with osteosarcoma. Most frequently seen in large and giant breed dogs, this aggressive bone cancer...
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