Does your dog really need "natural" food?

Feb 23, 2018
General Mills is set to pay $8 billion for pet food maker Blue Buffalo. That’s the company that markets, among other products, “farm-to-table canine cuisine.” Here’s what’s behind this deal — and why this market is so red hot. Click…

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.
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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…

How to help your pup keep calm and carry on this Fourth of July

Jun 30, 2017
Firework pharmacopeia for our furry friends.
A dog wearing an American flag.
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Dogs share the aisle with employees at DogVacay's offices in Santa Monica, California. Employees of the company, known as an Airbnb for canines, share office space with their own and others' dogs.
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A dog and his FitBark: Will pet wearables take off?

Feb 18, 2016
Now you can track what your canine is really doing when you're at work.
Molly Wood's dog wearing a FitBark.
Guisel Contreras

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