Pets and Animals

Dog home alone fends off intruder

A Virginia family wasn't home when their German sheperd apparently fought off an intruder. "I think the dog did its job," said pet owner Tristan Murrin.

Celebrate International Cat Day

August 8, 2017, is the 15th annual International Cat Day.That's not to be confused with National Cat Day, which Americans celebrate October 29 every year. Or World Cat Day, which is February 17 in Europe and March 1 in Russia.Of…

The 10 states with the fattest dogs, cats

Pet obesity is an epidemic in the U.S. Banfield Pet Hospital's 2017 State of Pet Health Report identified which states have the largest number of obese cats and dogs. Here are the top 10 for each.

Ugly dogs compete for who looks ruffest

There are countless varieties of frightful floofs out there, and in a legendary battle to find the most unsightly oddball of all, one rose above the rest to be crowned World's Ugliest Dog.

World's Ugliest Dog contest 2017

Martha, a Neapolitan Mastiff, topped this year's World's Ugliest Dog contest. Here's a look at some of the adorably scruffy pups who strutted their stuff at the Sonoma-Marin Fair on June 23 in Petaluma, California.

World's Ugliest Dog winners

The World's Ugliest Dog contest started in the 1970s, where not-so-pretty but oh-so-adorable pups are celebrated in Petaluma, California. Here are some highlights of the contest's top dogs from the last decade or so. 

Mike Pence gets a puppy

The country let out a collective "awww" nine days ago, when news broke that one of Vice President Mike Pence's family cats, Oreo, had died.