Fences, steps, planks and posts - our pets enjoy these outdoor features with far more frequency than we do.
After a year of bamboo, growth and lazy days spent in trees, giant panda cub Bao Bao is about to turn one.
Are you a friend of the feline or is there no question that dogs really are man's best mate?
Merrick didn't struggle. He was looking away from us at the moment the vet took away his purring, and his pain.
Cats' eyes are remarkable, staring back at you as they do, with affection and without shame.
Study suggests dogs get jealous when their humans interact with their 'rivals'.
"Meaningful" relationships with pets become more common, but when is animal love too much?
We know them as political animals - now it's time for party leaders to show off their furry friends.
NICK BARNETTCheck your flowerbed and scrutinise your shrubbery. For something unusual may be sprouting there: a garden pet.
For feline fanatic Lizzie Shaw, cats are kinder and friendlier than their canine counterparts.
This little lady is going to whinge and cry unless you let her get her groove on to some pure pop beats.
Braving all weathers to walk a dog is just one of the reasons Sharon Hayward's definitely a cat person.
Pups are more humanised than ever: they dress up, hang at cafes and now they even work out at doggy gyms.
Dog fan Paul Clarke says his pet pooch's love for a mutinous moggy has made him a cat person too.
NICK BARNETTIf we didn't have our own human purposes for it, the sink could well be seen as an invention for cats.
It's paws versus claws in Sue Morrison's house with a rescue dog and four felines.
A five-month-old rescue dog turns an irritated 'only child' Labrador into a doting mother figure.
NICK BARNETTDogs have certain needs you can't ignore, but does that mean ownership should be seen as an exclusive club?
Natalie Thomas was a cat fan with no interest in dogs, but unexpected delivery changed her mind.
When one goat finds himself stuck in a hole, another tries to help him... but the rescue doesn't quite go to plan.
The risks and rewards of overattaching to your pet.
Koala survives an hour clinging to the grille of a speeding car, suffering only a torn nail.
Few things bring pets together like a common love for food. Russell and Lisa join forces at family dinner time.
Molly Prenter's grown up around horses but says it's Chicken and Spock who've taught her the most.
Ruby and Mickey fight like the cat and dog they are during the day, before snuggling up at night.
Turbo the teensy, two-legged chihuahua has a new set of wheels thanks to some creative engineering.
Labradors are Kiws' most popular breed of dogs - but if you own a dog in a rural area, it'll probably be a huntaway, new stats reveal.
NICK BARNETT29 pets surrounded by, or surrounding, their favourite things - or at least their favourite thing for now.
Amidst the fire works and synchronised-dancing, the cutest pups on the block strutted their stuff.
Jazzi has been a guardian angel to Cara Thomas' three-legged cat, and they want her back.
Teddy the Palomino taught me so much in the five years that I rode him, but I'm too big for him now.
There's nothing cuter than an animal friendship, and it's even better when they're from different worlds.
Meet Muck the kune kune, he sits on command, and has learned how to open the fridge (we like his priorities).
The world's favourite chubby-cheeked prince is turning one: we review the top 10 moments in the first year of his life.
Official hashtag for Prince George's first birthday is overshadowed with a new slogan.
Prince George is being feted with much fanfare ahead of his first birthday with what royal watchers want most: more pics of his chubby cheeks.
In this heartwarming video a group of wheelchair-bound pups play fetch. Prepare to weep with joy.
My Scottish terrier has left a hole in my life that a herd of elephants could not fill, writes Andrew Nodwell.
It took the scent of a possum to get Archie 30-metres up a tree. It took a cherry picker to get the dog down.
To a pet the world is a boundless playground, but most of all, it's a collection of places in which to relax.
He's got all the ladies, all the goodies and is living his dream.
Pets that play together stay together, so it's no surprise Scooby and Milo are so attached.
In today's pet photo lineup, the furry creature's guy friends also star.
NICK BARNETTEvery week you see numerous photos of our favourite furry creatures. Today, meet some of their female owners.
Julie Rossman likes whales. No, she reaaallllly likes whales. She's a fool in love with whales.
It's the Internet's favourite time of year, as online voting kicks off for the best cat video.
NICK BARNETTA set of less mainstream reasons why we adore the most elegant of domestic creatures: the feline.
One lovely pup decides to teach his tiny human sister how to get around on the ground: our hearts melt.
NICK BARNETTThe shortest, darkest day may be almost upon us, but in the brief rays of wintery sunshine you'll find pets.
This video of an elephant getting snoozy while being sung to is your happiness trigger for the day.
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