Breaking News

Nothing to See Here, Just Some Sexy Male Dancers Holding Kittens

The Thunder from Down Under stopped by the Houston Humane Society, with adorable results.

09/19/2017 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

#HarveyHmag

Operation Reunite Is Bringing Pets, Fosters and Families Together After Harvey

How a Texas-wide organization is linking up pets with vets in the wake of Harvey

09/12/2017 By Laura Furr Mericas

Ice House

Houston’s Creepy, Crawly, Chompy Critters

The surprising species tagged by our local iNaturalist community

08/21/2017 By Morgan Kinney

Who's a Good Boy?

6 Tips for Safer Pet Sitting

Or, how not to let your in-laws' 107-pound yellow Lab get so overheated you have to make a trip to the vet.

08/10/2017 By Jason Bargas

Wildlife

The Other Best Spot for Bat-Watching on the Bayou

A Garden Oaks bridge boasts its own colony of Mexican free-tails—without the mass of onlookers.

08/04/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

Fitness Friday

Meet the Farm Girl Behind Houston's First Goat Yoga Classes

A truly Texan yoga class, says Rachel Henson, "is totally what we're going for."

07/28/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

Jolie Laide

Meet Gus, Houston Zoo's Newest Baby

You'll be surprised how cute a baby warthog can be.

06/30/2017 By Alice Levitt

Ice House

Dog Shows Offer a Chance to Rescue Pure-Bred Pups, Not Just Admire Them

The 40th annual Houston World Series of Dog Shows allows potential pup owners to get to know the breeds before adopting.

06/22/2017 By Marianella Orlando

Cat-feine

First Bite: El Gato Cat Café and Cat Cottage

Unlimited coffee, scary movie nights, and other compelling reasons to visit the city's first cat café.

06/12/2017 By Cara Maines

Ice House

How to Tick Off Texas Readers: Accidentally Confuse a Coral Snake for a Milk Snake

An egregious error and its aftermath

04/10/2017 By Scott Vogel

News

The Houston Zoo Is the Second Most-Visited Zoo in the Nation, All Thanks to You

Just 15 years ago, the Zoo was chronically underfunded — but that was before a public-private partnership changed everything.

02/20/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

Bacon Love

Ritual Has Two Meaty Ways to Celebrate Valentine's Day

Whether your definition of romance is red-hued victuals or kissing a mini pig, the Heights restaurant has your back.

02/10/2017 By Nath Pizzolatto

All the cuteness

Houston Hosts a Puppy Bowl of Its Very Own

Just what your Friday needs: pictures of puppies chasing a football.

02/03/2017 By Amber Tong

Ultimate Guide to Buffalo Bayou Park

Where the Wild Things Are in Buffalo Bayou Park

There’s more to Buffalo Bayou than bats. Alisa Kline, the park’s Texas Master Naturalist, clues us in on some surprising species to watch for.

01/23/2017 By Jeff Balke

Slideshow

Barkitecture Houston

Barkitecture Houston raises funds for Pup Squad Animal Rescue.

10/21/2016 With Kacy Stephenson

Get Out

Finally Form Your Own Wolfpack This Weekend

The St. Francis Wolf Sanctuary is hosting its 11th annual open house Saturday.

09/28/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

Long Goodbye

Meet One of Houston Zoo’s Oldest Residents: Succotash the Sloth

The so-called “Grumpy Cat of wild animals” is a bit of a mystery.

09/19/2016 By Alice Levitt

Bayougraphy

Meet Houston's Real-Deal Snake Charmer: Clint "The Snake Man" Pustejovsky

Meet the man who’s taught one million people to revere, not fear, the snake.

08/22/2016 By Jeanne Lyons Davis

Dept. of Bad PR

How Can Anyone Hate a Possum? Here’s Why You Shouldn’t

Defending the good name of Houston’s most misunderstood marsupial

06/20/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

LOL Café

Houston's First Cat Café Is Coming Soon

The owner is partnering with the Houston Humane Society to place kitties in need.

06/14/2016 By Alice Levitt