General: Pets

4 Reasons Why It’s a Great Time to Be a Dog

In celebration of National Dog Day, we’ve hounded the best products and experiences for pampered pooches.

Science Proves Your Dog Doesn’t Like Your Enemy Either

New research shows that your canine companion knows when someone is snubbing you—and will snub them right back. 

Dogs Can Be Pessimists, Too

Dogs may seem happy-go-lucky, but according to a new study some pooches might actually be cynics. 

6 Insanely Adorable Photos of Puppies Swimming

Photographer Seth Casteel captures unique underwater puppy portraits. 

How Can I Get My Dog to Stop Ruining My Lawn?

Give your destructive doggy something to do—besides wreaking havoc on your grass—with these fun activities.

3 Really Easy Pets

Critters that basically take care of themselves.

Do Turtles Make Good Pets?

Some pets only look low-maintenance. Get the facts before adopting a turtle, hermit crab, or iguana.

4 Low-Maintenance Pets

Somewhere between a puppy and a pet rock lies (or swims) the best low-maintenance pet for you. Real Simple polled vets and pet-store owners to discover the least demanding species across four creature categories. (Note: Ponies need not apply.)

The Best Indestructible Dog Toys

Try one of these tough toys when your dog chews everything in sight.

5 Ways to Lower Your Pet Expenses

Caring for your loveable four-legged friend doesn’t have to put a dent in your wallet. Follow these 5 budget-saving tips.