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.
Ever since Ellen DeGeneres took the mother of all selfies at the Oscars last month, people everywhere have been trying to top it. Well, it appears someone finally has – a koala.
The cuddly residents of the Wild Life Sydney Zoo are the latest members of the animal kingdom to become selfie-obssessed. When a camera was set up on a moveable tripod in their enclosure a few weeks ago, Bruce, Aaron and Bill immediately started posing for snaps.
Jayden, a 6-year-old with Type 1 diabetes, likes to look out the window in his room at the Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital in Houston. The Houston Zoo is located across the street, so he's trying to see the animals.
"We always drive by the zoo to get to the hospital," says his mother. "He had mentioned, 'Mommy, I just want to go to the zoo.' "
But thanks to a little technology, Jayden didn't have to leave his hospital bed to see jaguars, giraffes and sea lions.
This is an adorable reminder to always take that first step.
This is, quite literally, an old dog learning a new trick.
Photographer Candice Sedighan's 11-year-old golden retriever, Champ, has found himself a surrogate father to an unusual brood: A small flock of baby chickens.
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.
She may not be on any official best dressed lists, but we'd take style advice from this kangaroo any day.
Boomeroo – who was adopted by Virginia resident Julia Heckathorn at just 3 weeks old – boasts an entire wardrobe of human clothing. Among the duds filling her closet: shirts, sweaters and dresses, all purchased from baby shops.
"When we first got Boomeroo, she was wearing a little shirt, and she's worn clothes ever since," Heckathorn, 28, told the U.K.'s Daily Mail. "She loves her tops, and when I have to take her top off to clean it, she puts her arms out and waits for me to dress her again."
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