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?
We've been thoroughly enjoying Orphan Black, BBC America's show about a young woman who discovers, to her shock, that she's a clone. But what if, instead of being an orphan with no knowledge of her genetic heritage, Sarah was raised by loving parents? How might they try to ensure she grew up to be a happy and fully…
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…
Baby Sirius Black needs a home! Berry, the German Shepherd dog who played the pup version of the animagus Sirius Black, is up for adoption. Hurry now to save Padfoot!
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.
You helped Voldermort Cat find a good home — now it's Terminator Dog's turn. Hachi, the Chow Chow (mix) was severely burned, leaving him looking like a Terminator. Some folks are calling these marks "unsightly," but we beg to differ.
The Adoption Institute's protesting the new horror movie Orphan because they believe it's negatively influencing would-be parents. But frankly if someone goes ahead and adopts one of these soulless dead-eyed kids who weeps blood, they're pretty much asking for it.