Why animals are not the perfect holiday gift

With the festive season upon us, people are brainstorming for the perfect gift. The comfort and joy of a pet may seem like a great option, but global animal shelters and animal welfare organizations discourage giving animals.

KAVU Pet of the Week December 14, 2018

Rusty the cat and Nugget the dog need a home. Rusty is a white and orange domestic short hair. He is eight-months-old. Nugget is a Chihuahua, Miniature smooth haired four-month-old. He arrived at the shelter on December 10, 2018. To learn more go to or call 361-575-8573. 

11 things you do that your dog hates

Dogs are known as man's best friend, but sometimes we make it a little difficult on them. Check out this list of things we do that our dogs hate, as compiled by the Mother Nature Network.

How VetDogs trains service dogs like Sully

These puppers are cute and cuddly, and -- despite a recent crazy report questioning dogs' intelligence -- they're actually very smart. So smart, in fact, that they can perform a very long list of commands.

Study: Dogs really aren't that smart

First of all, let's be clear: Every dog is the best dog, especially yours. But unfortunately, it looks like your drooling, howling, underwear-sniffing, sock-eating angel of perfection is not, you know, especially smart.

Dogs rescued from Iowa puppy mill

Ten puppies are starting a new life in Nebraska. They were part of 170 dogs rescued from a puppy mill in northern Iowa earlier in November.