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In a heartwarming story tailor-made for the start of the holiday season, a stray dog followed a team of athletes throughout its grueling 430-mile adventure competition in the Amazon rainforest. The dog, later named Arthur, came upon Team Peak Performance, a Swedish team competing in the Adventure Racing World Championship, while the athletes were sharing a meal in advance of a 20-mile race stage through rough terrain in Ecuador. One of the athletes, Mikael Lindnord, took pity on the scraggly pup hovering near their table and fed the dog a meatball. And that meatball made them friends for life, as far as Arthur was concerned. VIDEO: Dogs Have Feelings, Too The extreme sport of adventur...

Try as she might, Lucy the Golden Retriever has a tough time snatching treats out of the air. On the other paw, her sister Fiona knows exactly what to do. Perhaps uncoordinated Lucy could use some lessons? Share this on Facebook? MORE ON PAWNATION: Golden Retriever Fails Obedience Competition Dolphin Is Fascinated by Girl's Acrobatics Cat Duo Have Very Different Approaches to High Fives...

Daily GIFs: November 24, 2014

Getting through the day can be tough, but you know what makes it easier? Adorable GIFs. Check out these furry mini-flicks floating around the Internet. It's probably the cutest way to waste time and wait for the weekend. 1. Better than a laser pointer. 2. Corgi fail! 3. "No power in the universe can stop me." 4. Squirreling away nuts for the winter. 5. "Bow down and serve your queen." Share this on Facebook? Get another dose of adorable animals:...

Obedience is skill that some dogs thrive at, while others simply don't. They do what they want, and no amount of coaxing or commanding is going to stop them. This Golden Retriever, for example, couldn't care less about an obedience competition. It has a very different set of priorities. Share this on Facebook? MORE ON PAWNATION: Dolphin Is Fascinated by Girl's Acrobatics Cat Is a Total Paper Pusher Owl Receives Awesome Massage...

Why Senior Pets Are the Best

Adopting a dog or cat is an exciting time for every member of the family - especially for the kids. While they may want to take home a puppy or kitten (who can resist those little faces?), there are a lot of excellent reasons to consider adopting a senior dog or cat. Here are just a few of the many reasons older pets are great for families. Credit: Getty Editorial They're a Well-Kept Secret "Compared to the huge undertaking it is to raise a youngster, I find that the pleasures and joys of an adult pet are so underrated," said Gail Buchwald, senior vice president of the ASPCA adoption center. "The best kept secret is getting a pet that's already an adult." Families with busy households an...