“Dog and human alike, we just have to figure it out”

Mar 26, 2021
Dogs returning to pet-care facilities are acting differently than before the pandemic.
Tara Robertson, owner of PupStars Pet Care in Chicago, works with one of her canine customers.
Courtesy of Tara Robertson

Walmart unleashes new pet offerings

Nov 16, 2020
Can the mega-retailer compete with specialty stores in the nearly $100 billion pet sector?
A newly adopted pup gets a belly rub in Escondido, California. More Americans have acquired pets during the pandemic.
Ariana Drehsler/AFP via Getty Images

How to be a dog photographer

Dec 27, 2018
We go behind the lens with a photographer of four-legged subjects.
Ellen Shershow tries to capture the unique personality of each pet she photographs.
Courtesy of Ellen Shershow

She's a trainer who was schooled by dogs

Oct 26, 2018
She did it for the love of Lola, a rescue. Then it became her profession.
Some of Renee Bogaarts' furriest clients.
Courtesy of Renee Bogaarts

She's a trainer who was schooled by dogs

Oct 26, 2018
She did it for the love of Lola, a rescue. Then it became her profession.
Some of Renee Bogaarts' furriest clients.
Courtesy of Renee Bogaarts

Here’s how animal shelters are preparing for fear-inducing fireworks

Jul 3, 2018
More pets go missing around the Fourth of July holiday than any other time. Amid the din and the bright lights of the fireworks, dogs and cats often scramble for cover and end up losing their way. Animal shelters are gearing up to handle the influx of runaways. Click the audio player above to hear […]

Even dogs need to have experience to get a job

Feb 19, 2018
There's a lot of training that goes into becoming a working dog.
Patch, a service dog, picks up an arm strap with a stylus for his owner Annette Ramirez.
Courtesy Annette Ramirez

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What rescue puppies teach us about supply and demand

Dec 7, 2017
Puppies sometimes make cross-country journeys to meet adoption demands.
Kelly Brown drives the Brother Wolf van through Rutherford County, North Carolina on her way to receive dogs for the trip to Connecticut.
Timothy O'Connell for Topic

Why it's so hard to qualify as a dog walker

Oct 13, 2017
Laine Higgins wanted to earn some extra cash. So she applied for a job as a dog walker in New York City with one of the many on-demand dog-walking services. And was denied. “I got one question wrong on the safety test, and I think what did me in was all of the questions they […]