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Dogs are the canine companions who have shared our lives for millennia.

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Prairie dogs possess strong family bonds and sophisticated language skills.

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Every dog needs a collar, chiefly because they need something on which to hang their leash, license, ID and rabies vaccination tag. There are so many styles of collar out there that it's easy to get one that reflects your dog's (or your) personality—but collars serve purposes beyond identification...

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From "the leader of the pack" to "the top dog," plenty of simplistic metaphors come from the canine world. But relationships between canines can be pretty complex, beginning with the very first meeting.

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Here's a list of six techniques that can help reduce your dog or puppy’s barking. While all can be successful, you shouldn't expect miraculous results overnight and what might work for your pup may not work for another. The longer your dog has been practicing the barking behavior, the longer it will...

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Prairie dogs are one of the most controversial and widely misunderstood wildlife species in North America. Since early European migration onto the North American grasslands, prairie dogs have been celebrated as an essential keystone species for healthy grasslands ecosystems, but also vilified and...

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Some content adapted from Wild Neighbors

Across the country, entire communities ban or restrict dogs because of their breed or perceived breed. The HSUS opposes such public policies as inhumane and ineffective. There is no evidence that breed-specific laws reduce dog bites or attacks on people and they divert resources from more effective...

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If your dog seems to worry when you're heading out, destroys stuff when you leave the house, follows you from room to room when you're home, goes berserk when you come back and seems to be eyeing you suspiciously even before you leave—you may be dealing with a case of separation anxiety. Dogs with...

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Entertainment Dogs may dig for entertainment when they learn that roots and soil "play back." Your dog may be digging for entertainment if: They're left alone in the yard for long periods of time without the company of their human family. Their environment is relatively barren—with no playmates or...

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Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) introduced a resolution condemning the annual dog meat festival that takes place in Yulin, China. The festival, scheduled to occur this year on June 21st, involves the capture and cruel killing of thousands of dogs. Hastings’ resolution calls on the Chinese...

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Humane Society International
Dog in a cage at a South Korea dog meat farm

With a head the size of a basketball, broad shoulders and massive paws, Florence might at first seem imposing. But the mastiff mix’s wagging tail and puppy-like wonder in her wrinkle-topped eyes are endearing. When you toss her a stuffed toy, she gives it a good shake and pins it against the ground...

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Ruthanne Johnson

Contents How many dogs are used in experiments every year? What kinds of experiments are dogs used in? What kinds of institutions use dogs in experiments? Which laboratories in the U.S. have the largest number of dogs in their possession? Where do laboratories get the dogs they use in experiments...

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Wanda the dog has discerning tastes when it comes to cars. Instead of jumping in adopter Morgan’s spacious Jeep when it’s time to go out, the 150-pound Great Dane opts for a significantly smaller ride: A two-door Dodge Challenger belonging to Morgan’s husband. “She literally takes up the entire...

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By Kelly L. Williams

Editor’s note: thanks to a generous donation from Jim and Mary Schwebel, the reward for information leading to the arrest in this case has been raised to $10,000. The Humane Society of the United States is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the identification, arrest and...

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When your beloved dog is lost, it can be a traumatic experience for both of you. But don't panic—you need to think clearly, act quickly and create a game plan for recovering your pet based on typical lost dog behavior and your dog’s personality. Conduct a search Start with a thorough physical search...

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Update: This press release has been corrected. The original draft incorrectly named the University of Vermont as directly connected with these particular experiments. WASHINGTON—Today the Humane Society of the United States revealed the results of an undercover investigation at an animal testing...

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If you're like most parents planning a weekend outing for your family, you might take your children camping, to an amusement park, or a baseball game. Not so for many parents in rural Louisiana. Or Alabama, Mississippi, Texas, Florida, and a handful of other states where feral pigs roam. A weekend...

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Danielle Ring

The first step on the road to pet ownership is to ask yourself some tough questions: Why do you want a puppy? Can you afford one? Are you prepared to take care of a dog every day for his entire life?

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A woman pushes a cart through a warehouse. A small Yorkshire Terrier dog sits on the bottom shelf of the trolly, looking at the camera.

When Kim Headen first began bringing Charlie to work, he behaved like any good Yorkshire terrier allowed to visit an office filled with china and crystal should. He sat happily under Headen’s desk in the warehouse at Replacements, Ltd., the Greensboro, North Carolina, company that is the world’s...

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By Jodie Valade
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By Karen E. Lange