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Wed, Apr 28 | By Robin Wallace | 19

Finding a new way to use technology to help animals, PETA has joined forces with Hot Frog Creative to develop a cruelty-free shopping mobile application, coined the "Be Nice to Bunnies" app. For pet lovers and gadget users, the searchabl… more ›

iPhone App Helps Animal Lovers Find, Buy Cruelty-Free Goods

Sun, Apr 25 | By Robin Wallace | 21

The romantic comedy "The Back-Up Plan," starring Jennifer Lopez and Alex O’Loughlin, opened this weekend at the box office. And for homeless and handicapped pets, the movie is more than just a fun flick. "[Chloe] has a pet store but do… more ›

"The Back-Up Plan" Raises Awareness of Homeless, Handicapped Pets

Wed, Apr 21 | By Robin Wallace | 30

It's time to let the good times roll — hamster style that is! On Saturday, more than 10,000 hamsters are expected to roll into 1,000 different nationwide locations for the annual Hamster Ball Derby hosted by Petco. Racing in run-about … more ›

Calling All Hamsters: It's Derby Time!

Sat, Apr 10 | By Robin Wallace | 35

Last weekend more than 500 dogs made history in the first American Kennel Club Rally, Agility and Obedience trials for mixed-breed canines. "It's been nothing but positive," Lisa Peterson, AKC spokeswoman, told Zootoo Pet News. "I was at… more ›

AKC Rally Events Now Open to Mixed-Breed Dogs

Wed, Apr 7 | By Gabrielle Jonas | 47

For the first time, the most popular name for a female dog is also the most popular name for a new baby girl. Bella was the number one name for female dogs in 2009, according to Veterinary Pet Insurance Co., in Brea, Calif., which tracks its clients'… more ›

Beyond Fido and Fluffy: Top Ten Pet Names for Dogs and Cats

Sat, Apr 3 | By Robin Wallace | 45

Born at a Connecticut animal shelter, Bindu Su, an Aussie Shepherd, has a very complete life, making weekly local nursing home visits, competing in agility events and now, appearing on her very own commemorative United States Postal Service stamp.more ›

Stamps to the Rescue: USPS, Ellen DeGeneres Join Forces to Help Homeless Pets

Sun, Mar 28 | By Zootoo Pet News Staff | 26

Comet — a rescued greyhound with a triumphant life story — has a lot to be happy about these days, and loves to show off his warm smile. And now he has the award to prove how special that smile is! At the Global Pet Expo in Orlando,… more ›

Rescued Greyhound Wins Petrodex Superstar Smiles Photo Contest

Sat, Mar 27 | By Zootoo Pet News Staff | 21

Hailing from every state in America, the third, fourth, and fifth grade entrants of the American Pet Products Association (APPA) Pet Poetry Contest submitted poems describing the love that they have for their pets as they competed for the top prize.<… more ›

Winners Crowned in Second Annual APPA National Children's Pet Poetry Contest

Sun, Mar 21 | By Zootoo Pet News Staff | 27

Being the leader of the free world isn’t always an easy job. So it’s not surprising that many of our nation’s presidents have chosen to keep a furry companion in the White House for some unconditional love when approval ratings go down. … more ›

Hail to the Pets!  A Salute to Our Nation’s First Friends

Wed, Mar 17 | By Jay Speiden | 29

The DFS Crufts Dog Show kicked off last week at the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham, England. The show bills itself as the “Greatest Dog Show in the World” and, if size is any indication of greatness, Crufts more than lives up to the cla… more ›

Crufts — “Greatest Dog Show in the World” — Bounds Into Action in England

Sat, Mar 6 | By Robin Wallace | 20

As Hollywood stars come out for the Oscars, the year's biggest night of awards, some Academy Award-nominated films have already received a more unique honor: a "Pawscar" from the American Humane Association. "Avatar," "Harry Potter and t… more ›

And the 'Pawscar' Goes to... These A-List Animal Actors

Tue, Mar 2 | By Kris O'Donnell | 20

GAINESVILLE, Fla. - When intern Katie O'Rahilly readies the paints and canvas, she knows some anxious would-be artists await her. "They'll turn their heads over and analyze where they're putting the paint and be very delicate about it,"… more ›

Animal Art Therapy: Painting Primates Produce Beautiful Portraits in Safe Haven

Thu, Feb 25 | By Robin Wallace | 45

NEW YORK - By George, he's got it! A nearly 250-pound Great Dane, George, has claimed the records for both the "tallest living dog" and the "tallest dog ever," as officially announced by Guinness World Records. Now dubbed "Giant George,"… more ›

'Giant George' Snags 'Tallest Dog Ever' Record

Tue, Feb 23 | By Robin Wallace | 23

NEW YORK -- Celebrity canine hopefuls walked the red carpet at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show on Saturday, February 13, as Montel Williams attended the auditions for the “Pawsitively Fabulous Photo Contest.” The contest is a na… more ›

Montel Williams Wants to Know: Is Your Dog the Next Celebrity?

Mon, Feb 15 | By Haley Finnegan | 39

Watch out, dalmatians! Cruella De Vil is back, and this time she's dognapping those hopeless pups right off Broadway! Madison Square Garden was the site of "open dog auditions" Thursday as all types of pooches - from professionals to foster dogs - re… more ›

Cruella's Back! Open Dog Auditions Held for "101 Dalmatians" Musical

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