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.
Are you a friend of the feline or is there no question that dogs really are man's best mate?
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.
A month shy of his first birthday, Prince George toddles off, pursued by his mother.
Busta's abundance of torque means he now gets walked with an industrial strength chain.
NICK BARNETTThese adorabled four-legged creatures will take your life-hardened heart and melt it a little. You're welcome.
NICK BARNETTKnowing a disabled pet's future isn't going to be standard, would you adopt it?
NICK BARNETTIf your pet could write you a thankyou note, the humble blanket would undoubtedly get a glowing mention.
Is baby shaming just a new way of sharing the everyday frustrations of parenting? Or is it something we should be concerned about?
NICK BARNETTIt's hard to think of anywhere safer and more homey than the place where heat comes from - pets certainly agree.
This wee goat's reaction to the return of his donkey friend will melt your heart.
Kleptomaniac cat has eye for baby clothing
Helen Cooper wants to find the owners of the baby's facecloth, pair of socks, scarf and knitted cardigan Rascal brought home.
A huge influx of unwanted kittens is prompting vets to take action by cutting the cost of desexing cats.
NICK BARNETTYou may think pets live simple lives, but every minute of the day, there's a job to do.
Your chance to meet Cango and Shomari
Two more cheetahs are heading to Wellington Zoo, direct from the wilds of Christchurch.
A fall from a truck and befriending a hunter are the escapades that brought two pigs together.
This video is without a doubt the most heart-warming thing you will see today.
Yes, someone has actually studied why we love cat videos. How? By watching a ton of them.
A painting by Kashin the elephant, who died five years ago, is expected to bring up to $3000 at auction.
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