At least one prospective juror in New Jersey could take a bite out of crime.
Cumberland County has summoned IV Griner to jury duty. The only problem is that IV is a 5-year-old German shepherd.
Owner Barrett Griner IV tells KYW-TV in Philadelphia he figured out the mistake as soon as the summons arrived at his Bridgeton, N.J., home. He uses the Roman numeral for four in his name, whereas his dog is named using the letters "I'' and "V."
One of these things is not like the other … and that's what makes it adorable!
Photographer Grace Chon has been capturing images of her 10-month-old son, Jasper, and the family's rescue pup, Zoey, dressed in matching clothes for the past three months.
Whether it's party hats or hoodies the two are modeling, they're always happy to pose for the camera – or just be in each other's company.
Yep, it's puppy love!
Watch What Happens Live host Andy Cohen adopted a beagle-foxhound mix last fall, and he still couldn't be happier.
"I'm madly in love," Cohen told PEOPLE at the ASPCA's 17th Annual Bergh Ball Gala in New York City Thursday night. "My assistant, on the way out tonight, was saying she's never seen me with this look in my eye, and it's true."
There's nothing we love more than a good holiday, and today marks just about the greatest one of all (sorry, Christmas): National Pet Day.
Choosing to stay away from the ongoing dog vs. cat debate, we here at PEOPLE Pets are celebrating by sharing our favorite photos of camaraderie; the rare moments when dogs and cats play nice.
Below, you'll find five of our favorites, and the perfect dose of cuteness to kick off your weekend.
Have you ever called a politician a bonehead? Think the world would be a better place if pets made all major life decisions? Even the ones that have nothing to do with bacon or the mailman? You might want to consider moving to Divide, Colo.
Pa Kettle the bloodhound has been elected mayor of the small mountain town, reports the Associated Press. He beat out 10 other animals competing for the unofficial title in an online race benefiting the Teller County Regional Animal Shelter. Each vote raised $1 for the rescue, and the election also spotlighted groups such as Teller County Search and Rescue (for which Pa Kettle works as a search-and-rescue hound).
Romeo the boxer had never eaten a cheeseburger, gotten a pedicure or traveled in a cop car before.
So when he was diagnosed with inoperable bone cancer, his owner Riina Cooke created a bucket list for him. This way, Romeo could spend his final days living out his hopes and dreams (and, of course, bond with his owners).
"When I found out [about the diagnosis], I was in shock," Cooke, of British Columbia, Canada, told Today. "He watched me cry, and he would get upset when I got upset because he was a very sensitive dog. It took a couple of days to digest, but then I took him to the park, and we started putting together the bucket list."
We've been patiently waiting for a wedding that would top Prince William and Kate's 2011 nuptials. There have been many close calls, and we haven't even seen Kimye tie yet, meaning the best may be yet to come.
But leave it to a pair of dogs to remind the world just what true puppy love is all about.
Meet Pete and Tally. They're newlyweds, who just happen to have furry paws (to have and to hold), wagging tails (for better, for worse) and an enduring love for each other (until death do they part).
Like all great love stories, their fairy tale has unfolded on Instagram, from those nerve-wracking first dates to their wedding day.
As Miley Cyrus mourns the death of her dog Floyd, she's found herself a cutie who's happy to lend a paw.
The singer, 21, took to Twitter on Friday to introduce fans to Moonie, a new doggy addition from her mother, Tish.
"My mama knew my heart was broken & this morning I woke up to Moonie kisses," she wrote, adding, "No one could ever replace my baby Floyd but this precious angel is lendin me some fur to cry on along with my other babies."
Home. Some pets never have one to call their own. We'd like to help change that by introducing you to an extraordinary adoptable pet every week. In honor of Adopt-a-Greyhound Month, we'd like you to meet Missy, a 3-year-old former racing dog who has been waiting too long for her forever home.
This beautiful and friendly pup comes from good stock, with both of her parents having made names for themselves on the track. Missy (short for Missing You) was adopted into a loving home shortly after she retired from racing, but sadly she was returned when the family decided they no longer had time for her.
There's a long history at PEOPLE Pets of animals carrying out the dreams of our editors. Last September, Joseph Gordon-Levitt planted a kiss on a kitten. Before that, Tom Hardy puckered up to a pooch. Today, we add two more to that illustrious list: a pair of huskies fortunate enough to cuddle Benedict Cumberbatch.
The British actor recently graced the cover of High Life magazine, the in-flight publication of British Airways, and the cover story's writer took to Twitter to share some precious outtakes from the shoot.
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