Show Us: Your Shop Dogs (Or Cats, Or Whatever)

Admittedly, all my animals are stuffed, but I've been around enough other peoples' shops to know the value of a good shop dog (or cat, or bunny, or whatever floats your goat). Shops can't be all hard work and misery. Sometimes you need some calm time scratching Fido behind the ears or a good squee. » 1/14/15 12:52pm 1/14/15 12:52pm

Amazing Cat That Rescued Boy Gives First Television Interview

This morning, everyone lost their shit over Tara, the hero cat of Bakersfield who saved her owner's 4-year-old son from an unprovoked dog attack in one of the greatest cat videos of all time. Now, Tara finally speaks. Kind of. » 5/14/14 5:04pm 5/14/14 5:04pm

How Hot Does It Get Inside a Parked Car? (Spoiler: SO FREAKING HOT)

It's summer. It's stinking hot. And for any silly person who leaves their pets (or any imbecile who leaves their kids) inside a parked car, watch this video where a doctor traps himself inside a parked car to see how how it gets. Even with all four windows cracked down a bit, the car temperature reaches 117 degrees… » 7/03/13 8:29am 7/03/13 8:29am

In Memory Of Two Dogs And A Car

I spent this past Saturday night burying a dog. Well, 3 am Sunday morning, but still. The dog was this charmingly dumb but very sweet little Pomeranian named Beezus. Around two weeks before that, one of my other dogs, a shaggy terrier named Dirty Girl, died when I was en route to go drive the GT500. In short, it's… » 5/28/12 4:00pm 5/28/12 4:00pm

Why Your Dog Is Probably Glad Running Boards Are Dead

It's National Pet Day on Wednesday, and to celebrate, let's take a look back at how the death of the running board spelled a better motoring life for our canine readers. » 4/11/12 6:00pm 4/11/12 6:00pm

Halo Pet Safety System Makes You Only A Semi-Bad Pet Owner

The unfortunate combination of extreme heat, cars, pets and irresponsible pet owners arrives every year along with the summer season, but this year a company is doing something about the problem. The Halo Pet Safety System consists of a standard-looking pet collar that includes a temperature sensor, along with a… » 6/20/08 3:40pm 6/20/08 3:40pm

Driving While Petting Soon To Be Illegal

California Assemblyman Bill Maze is proposing a new law that would make driving with an animal in your lap illegal and punishable by a $35 fine. The law passed through the California Assembly this week and will be making its way to the Senate. It's a pretty obvious that those crazy old cougars that drive around with… » 5/07/08 1:40pm 5/07/08 1:40pm

Poorly Named Hotdog Monitors In-Car Temperature For The Pooch

We all know the SPCA, PETA and other groups get their knickers in a bunch over leaving animals in cars, and rightly so. Much to the delight of these organizations, Hotdog is a new gadget that will to take a step forward toward keeping pets in overheating cars. This device connects into your cars electrical system and… » 3/21/08 9:45am 3/21/08 9:45am