Woof

Pet Fashion Show Raises More Than $100,000 for Animals in Need

Interfaith Ministries' Best Friends Brunch benefited AniMeals on Wheels, which feeds homebound seniors' pets.

02/20/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Wildlife Wednesday

Frigid Weather Threatened Thousands of Our State's Sea Turtles, But These Texans Saved Them

The Texas State Aquarium has rescued more than 1,000 freezing turtles since December.

02/07/2018 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Fitness Friday

Meet the Houston Yogis Saving the Elephants, One 'Om' at a Time

If you're looking for a sweat session you can feel good about, the search is over.

02/02/2018 By Alexis Vargas

Ice House

Meet the Cats of Discovery Green

June and Mars are the downtown park's furry protectors.

01/30/2018 By Morgan Kinney

Ice House

Winter Is For the Birds. Specifically, Purple Martins.

When they arrive this month, the North American swallow needs to be cared for by Houston "landlords."

12/29/2017 By Morgan Kinney

Best Places to Work 2017

Working Like a Dog (Or Cat): Our Favorite Office Pets in 2017

Furry pals make going to work better.

12/04/2017 By Brittanie Shey

Go Wild

Feast With the Beasts Is More Fun Than You Knew

Eating a bundt cake while meeting a sloth? Heaven.

11/06/2017 Videography by Alice Levitt

Ice House

Where Do Animals Go During a Hurricane?

Harvey left us wondering: do critters hunker down during natural disasters?

10/30/2017 By Morgan Kinney

Zoo Babies

Checking In On Houston’s Zoo Babies

Because we know it’s your No. 1 concern right now.

09/22/2017 By Laura Furr Mericas

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