A couple months ago, Lara and I adopted an 8-year old Cocker Spaniel and named him Rufio. Can an older dog really involve less effort and energy than a puppy? And can one integrate as fully into an active family? This is our experience.
When Wiley first came home last February, I was barely able to walk, desperately single and exploited at work. No more, in large part thanks to him.
Often a synonym of evil manipulation—from Iran faking missiles to Vogue faking women bodies—Photoshop's powers can also be used to help the weak and bring happiness to the world. Take Budapest-based photographer Sarolta Bán, who has decided to turn photos of abandoned dogs into awesome images that may bring them into…
Is adopting a child a benevolent or a foolish act? If you were taking a cold evolutionary perspective, it would appear to be the latter. So why do many animals, including elephant seals and humans, do it all the time?
Rick and Erica Jones have been trying to adopt a baby for the past three years. Unfortunately for the Michigan couple, their adoption agency (Morningstar Adoption Center) doesn't have the means to market their clients—nor do the Jones's have the enough money to pay for the services of a larger, more successful…
A new and simple blood test can predict the gender of a fetus after just seven weeks of pregnancy. It's great for predicting gender-related diseases, but the specter of sex selection looms large.