Furry Friday: 39 pets appreciating landscaping


Fences, steps, planks and posts - our pets enjoy these outdoor features with far more frequency than we do.

Watch an adorable baby panda's first year


After a year of bamboo, growth and lazy days spent in trees, giant panda cub Bao Bao is about to turn one.

Are you paws down a cat or dog person?

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Are you a friend of the feline or is there no question that dogs really are man's best mate?

Four legs good: Farewell to Merrick


Merrick didn't struggle. He was looking away from us at the moment the vet took away his purring, and his pain.

Furry Friday: 34 cute cats stare us down


Cats' eyes are remarkable, staring back at you as they do, with affection and without shame.

Do dogs get jealous?


Study suggests dogs get jealous when their humans interact with their 'rivals'.

Bowing down to our animal overlords

Kathryn Walters

"Meaningful" relationships with pets become more common, but when is animal love too much?

Politicians and their pets

Cunliffe and dog

We know them as political animals - now it's time for party leaders to show off their furry friends.

35 adorable garden pets

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Check your flowerbed and scrutinise your shrubbery. For something unusual may be sprouting there: a garden pet.

I don't just love cats, I'm a sucker for cats

For feline fanatic Lizzie Shaw, cats are kinder and friendlier than their canine counterparts.

Video: Crying soothed by Katy Perry


This little lady is going to whinge and cry unless you let her get her groove on to some pure pop beats.

Give me cats over dogs any day


Braving all weathers to walk a dog is just one of the reasons Sharon Hayward's definitely a cat person.

This fitness boot camp's a breed apart


Pups are more humanised than ever: they dress up, hang at cafes and now they even work out at doggy gyms.

Loving pup buys time for 'evil cat'

Cat and dog

Dog fan Paul Clarke says his pet pooch's love for a mutinous moggy has made him a cat person too.

Furry Friday: A cat in your sink

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If we didn't have our own human purposes for it, the sink could well be seen as an invention for cats.

Cats rule the roost over rescue dog

Bear the rescue dog, Lexie and Woody.

It's paws versus claws in Sue Morrison's house with a rescue dog and four felines.

Rescue pup helps 'only dog' thrive

Kara and Bear

A five-month-old rescue dog turns an irritated 'only child' Labrador into a doting mother figure.

Is the bar too high for dog lovers?

Four legs good


Dogs have certain needs you can't ignore, but does that mean ownership should be seen as an exclusive club?

Cat fan converted to puppy love

Natalie Thomas was a cat fan with no interest in dogs, but unexpected delivery changed her mind.

Goat stuck in a baaad situation


When one goat finds himself stuck in a hole, another tries to help him... but the rescue doesn't quite go to plan.

Puppy love or crazy cat lady?


The risks and rewards of overattaching to your pet.

Koala's 'remarkable' journey


Koala survives an hour clinging to the grille of a speeding car, suffering only a torn nail.

Friendship of fur and food

Few things bring pets together like a common love for food. Russell and Lisa join forces at family dinner time.

My incredible ponies help me learn

Molly Prenter's grown up around horses but says it's Chicken and Spock who've taught her the most.

Cat and dog's love/hate combo

Ruby and Mickey

Ruby and Mickey fight like the cat and dog they are during the day, before snuggling up at night.

Turbo the chihuahua's new set of wheels


Turbo the teensy, two-legged chihuahua has a new set of wheels thanks to some creative engineering.

Revealed: The dogs Kiwis love most

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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.

29 cute pets and their cuddle buddies

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29 pets surrounded by, or surrounding, their favourite things - or at least their favourite thing for now.

The real stars of the opening ceremony


Amidst the fire works and synchronised-dancing, the cutest pups on the block strutted their stuff.

Three-legged cats' canine bestie is missing

Jazzi has been a guardian angel to Cara Thomas' three-legged cat, and they want her back.

Teddy the perfect Palomino pony

Teddy and Lily

Teddy the Palomino taught me so much in the five years that I rode him, but I'm too big for him now.

Are your pets bessie mates?

goat cat

There's nothing cuter than an animal friendship, and it's even better when they're from different worlds.

Piggy in the middle of town

Muck the pig

Meet Muck the kune kune, he sits on command, and has learned how to open the fridge (we like his priorities).

Prince George: A year of firsts

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The world's favourite chubby-cheeked prince is turning one: we review the top 10 moments in the first year of his life.

Prince George celebrated with a cheeky hashtag

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Official hashtag for Prince George's first birthday is overshadowed with a new slogan.

Prince George gets ready to party

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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.

Video: Wheelchair dogs play fetch


In this heartwarming video a group of wheelchair-bound pups play fetch. Prepare to weep with joy.

Farewell to a big-hearted, faithful friend

Walking a dog

My Scottish terrier has left a hole in my life that a herd of elephants could not fill, writes Andrew Nodwell.

Dog rescued from tree by cherry picker

Archie the dog

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.

28 cute animals just lounging


To a pet the world is a boundless playground, but most of all, it's a collection of places in which to relax.

The glam life of a surfing pig


He's got all the ladies, all the goodies and is living his dream.

Cat and dog in purr-fect partnership

Best Buddies

Pets that play together stay together, so it's no surprise Scooby and Milo are so attached.

27 men with their pets


In today's pet photo lineup, the furry creature's guy friends also star.

Furry Friday: Ladies a pet

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Every week you see numerous photos of our favourite furry creatures. Today, meet some of their female owners.

Whale scream: Animal lover freaks out

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Julie Rossman likes whales. No, she reaaallllly likes whales. She's a fool in love with whales.

Which feline will get the Golden Kitty Award?

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It's the Internet's favourite time of year, as online voting kicks off for the best cat video.

Furry Friday: Why we love cats

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A set of less mainstream reasons why we adore the most elegant of domestic creatures: the feline.

Dog-baby crawling school


One lovely pup decides to teach his tiny human sister how to get around on the ground: our hearts melt.

Furry Friday: A ray of light

Four legs good


The shortest, darkest day may be almost upon us, but in the brief rays of wintery sunshine you'll find pets.

Elephants snore, like lullabies


This video of an elephant getting snoozy while being sung to is your happiness trigger for the day.
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