About 41 percent of Britons have admitted having more conversation with their four-legged friend than their beloved.
Dogs and yes, some cats, have turned into a prized companion for fighters on both sides of eastern Ukraine's separatist war.
Scientists still don't know how dogs became dogs - but they might be close to finding out.
Jacqueline Boyd will be at this weekend's Crufts, reflecting on why this dog show is more than a canine beauty pageant.
Bonnie Berkowitz finds out why it is that certain animals are regarded as pets, and others as pests.
Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet have been friends for years. How have they fared? [PICS.VIDEOS]
Virginia Ironside tells a woman that her elderly male friend is living in the past.
For years, they have seen US soldiers to their final resting place. Now, two horses need to retire...
Karin Brulliard's cat Enzo makes a lot of noise. So she asked an expert what he is saying... [VIDEO]
Being good friends is better than being completely off your loved one's radar, writes Danielle Sepulveres.
Many dog owners suspect their pet is smarter than the average hound, and soon they could be able to prove it.
Man's best friend has a clear strategy for dealing with angry owners.
Why are straight women so drawn to having gay men as friends? Eric Russell tried to find out... [VIDEO]
Wee Wee, rescued from Snowzilla, is spared a trip to the market all thanks to the Smith family.
The idea that people have thousands of internet friends is an urban myth, researchers say.