Where cats are more popular than dogs in the U.S.—and all over the world

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City Dogs Rescue gives abandoned pups a second chance

(Katherine Frey / The Washington Post)

D.C.-based City Dogs Rescue helps find new homes for abandoned animals in high-kill shelters.


Rare Lemur among baby animals debuted at Cleveland zoo

The Cleveland Metroparks Zoo in Ohio has welcomed a baby lemur, giraffe and two meerkats this summer.


Rehabilitated turtle from NJ released in Md.

A sea turtle that was rehabilitated in Maryland after being found stunned by the cold in New Jersey has been returned to its natural habitat.


Animal Watch: Virginia is for lovebirds

Ten pairs are surrendered to the Loudoun County shelter and made available for adoption.


Loudoun County pet adoption

(Loudoun County Animal Shelter / Loudoun County Animal Services)

Dogs, cats and other animals in need of homes are available from the Loudoun County Animal Shelter.


Montgomery County Adopt-A-Pet

(Montgomery County Animal Services / Montgomery County Animal Services)

Remy is a 7-year-old mixed-breed female that is looking for a home.

‘Citizen Canine’ tracks the social status of dogs and cats from property to person

It wasn’t long ago that Americans considered cats and dogs too stinky and unsanitary to let inside. Now pets are considered members of the family, writes David Grimm in his new book.