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Looking for a way to find your lost dog that doesn't include visiting countless shelters, posting numerous flyers and offering hefty rewards? With FindingRover.com, you can locate your missing pet using facial recognition technology, according to the Associated Press. FindingRover.com is a website and app that reconnects owners and their dogs by using picture of the missing pooch. With a smartphone, take a front-facing image of your dog that has a clear shot of its eyes and nose - the two most important features the facial recognition technology uses to identify the animal. Once the photo is approved, FindingRover.com keeps the pet's file in its system. When a lost dog is located, the...

Making Your Yard Dog-Friendly

In the excitement of preparing to adopt a dog, there are so many things to think about-everything from a bed to food to toys. If you have a fenced-in yard, you may want to consider some simple additions to make it a haven you and your new best friend can enjoy together. Our friends at Beneful have these tips for transforming your yard into a pooch's paradise. Credit: Flickr/mccun934 - When planning your homemade hideaway, think about the things that you and your four-legged friend might enjoy doing together. - Although it's easy to get excited about all the possibilities, keep it simple and avoid overpowering your yard with playthings. - Include elements that both of you can enjoy, such...

When it comes to owning dogs and cats, the choice is clear -- for me, anyway. But in the United States, the divide is pretty even -- there are only slightly more dog owners than cat owners. Credit: Getty Creative According to numbers from Euromonitor, the largest pet market research firm in the world, as reported by The Washington Post, Arkansas is the most dog-friendly state, with a 1.35-to-1 dog-to-cat ratio. Massachusetts is the most cat-friendly state, with a 1.87 cat-to-dog ratio. Go here for a cool rollover map of the States and their ratios. There's an interactive world map at the bottom of the Washington Post article. RELATED: Pet Poisons Lurk in Gardens Regionally, there are...

WASHINGTON - Dogs show jealousy when their owners spend time with what appears to be another dog, suggesting that the emotion may have survivalist roots, US researchers said Wednesday. Credit: Getty Creative Scientists tested 36 dogs and their owners with an experiment in which the owners were told to play with three separate objects in front of their dog. One of the objects was a toy dog that barked and wagged its tail when a button on it was pushed. The owners were told to play with it as if it were a real dog for one minute. They were told to do the same in the next phase of the experiment with a toy jack-o-lantern pail, acting as if it were a dog and playing with it. Finally, they...

3 Benefits of Pets in the Workplace

Most American households have at least one pet. There are myriad reasons for having a pet, not the least of which being that they offer significant health benefits to people. But have you ever considered the possible benefits of bringing pets into the workplace? Here are three reasons why you may want to bring it up to your boss at the next office meeting. Credit: Getty Creative 1. Help Reduce Stress Dogs and cats are frequently recognized as great stress-relievers. Look into the eyes of a pet and suddenly your worries and deadlines seem to melt away. In fact, according to a 2012 research study published in the International Journal of Workplace Health Management, on-the-job stress levels...