13 Surprising Dog Facts

Dog knowledge goes far beyond understanding what to feed them and how to care for them. Our canine friends have storied histories and fascinating biologies that make for some truly astounding trivia. These incredible dog facts will demonstrate just how much there is to know (and love!) about your pup and all those who came … Read more

15 Reasons Why You Should Own a Dog

Dogs play an important role in our society. They provide us with companionship, protection, and assistance. They also help us to stay healthy and active. Dogs have been part of human society for thousands of years. In fact, they are one of the first animals to be domesticated by humans. Today, there are over 400 … Read more

7 Reasons Dogs May Be Able to See Ghosts

Throughout history, we’ve passed down stories about ghosts: paranormal apparitions of those who have died, watching over us from the afterlife… or trapped in a state of limbo between life and death. But despite all the storied legends, the eerie photos, and the assurances of psychic mediums, we still don’t know for sure whether or … Read more

6 Reasons Dogs May Be Able to Sense Spirits

It’s a situation many dog owners have experienced: you’re having a relaxing evening at home when, suddenly, your dog becomes fixated on… nothing. You’ve double- and triple-checked, but that spot on the wall is totally blank. Yet your dog won’t stop staring at it, pawing at it, barking at it, and doing everything he can … Read more

What Is a Dog’s Purpose?

In the 2010 book — A Dog’s Purpose, author W. Bruce Cameron examines life from a canine perspective, searching for the answer to the titular question: what is a dog’s purpose in life? The dogs in the story live such varied lives that the question may not have a singular answer. Could it be a … Read more

Do Dogs See Color?

The world is full of beauty, and so much of that beauty is due to color. From the stunning blue of the sky to the lush greens of the trees to the shocking reds and purples of the wildflowers, color is critical to both our understanding and our appreciation of our surroundings. But what about … Read more

Do Dogs Know When You’re Sad?

Ever had a day that left you feeling down, only to come home and find your dog being uncharacteristically gentle? Rather than barking, jumping, and begging you for attention, he comes up to you and nuzzles you, then lays down in your lap. It’s almost like he can tell you’re having a bad day and … Read more

4 Reasons Cats Live Longer than Dogs

It’s a sad fact of pet ownership: our furry friends aren’t going to be around forever. The best we can do is enjoy the happy years we have with our cats and dogs — and provide them with as much comfort as we can when old age catches up with them. But there’s a pretty … Read more

Highest Military Rank by a Dog: Canines in Courage

 The war dog with the highest U.S. military rank was a Marine named Sergeant-Major Jiggs. Let’s read more about him. Jiggs was originally acquired by the Marines to bolster soldier morale during World War I. Marines saw themselves as fearsome dogs of war so they acquired a real-life bulldog, the service’s mascot, to promote the image … Read more

What Is the Meaning of Your Dog’s Barks?

Anyone who says dogs can’t talk has never owned a dog! OK, maybe they don’t speak the way we humans do, but there’s no denying how many unique sounds dogs can produce. And at times, they certainly seem to follow patterns similar to our own speech: different sounds are produced in response to different audiences, … Read more