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Pittsburgh Hotel Dog Has A Better Job Than Most Humans

Pittsburgh Hotel Dog Has A Better Job Than Most Humans

Meet the Fairmont's Canine Ambassador

Pittsburgh's Fairmont Hotel has appointed its first "canine ambassador," a lab-boxer mix named Edie that guests can take on walks around the city. Read More »

Giraffe Gives Dying Zoo Worker A Kiss Goodbye

Giraffe Gives Dying Zoo Worker A Kiss Goodbye

Get ready to sob

A zoo worker with terminal cancer had a tender moment when one of the giraffes he cared for approached him to say goodbye. Read More »

5 Animal Jobs You Didn't Know Exist

5 Animal Jobs You Didn't Know Exist

They don't require a degree and they're all hiring now

Cool and odd animal jobs that don't require specialized schooling. Who even knew these fascinating careers existed? Read More »

Landed a New Job Working With Animals Thanks to Help From Neighbors

Landed a New Job Working With Animals Thanks to Help From Neighbors

How a healthcare specialist got her job at a veterinary hospital

Public relations specialist Peggy Schunk shares how she benefited from the peer support from Neighbors-helping-Neighbors USA during her successful job search. Read More »

Cool Jobs: Now Accepting Ghost Host Applications

Cool Jobs: Now Accepting Ghost Host Applications

Who you gonna call?

Lots of ways to make money exist out there and we're opening your eyes to employment possibilities you may never have considered every Monday with Cool Jobs. Read More »

Wisconsin Dairy Workers Charged with Animal Cruelty

Wisconsin Dairy Workers Charged with Animal Cruelty

Video so brutal it requires proof of age to view

Four Wisconsin dairy workers have been charged with animal cruelty after being caught allegedly mistreating cows in an activist group's undercover video. Read More »

Going To Waste? Biotech Scholar Works As Pooper Scooper

Going To Waste? Biotech Scholar Works As Pooper Scooper

When Allison Manderino graduated in 2008 with a degree in lab-based animal sciences and a specialization in biotechnology she was chock-full of hope. She had a college degree, in the sciences no less. She would be an in-demand property, riding through the recession on her stellar credentials. Read More »

Confessions of a Taxidermist: Sometimes Gross, Never Boring

Confessions of a Taxidermist: Sometimes Gross, Never Boring

My name is Heidi. I'm a 36-year-old professional reporter and researcher. My husband Kaylan is a professional taxidermist who runs and operates his own studio, called In Tune Taxidermy, here in Castle Rock, Colo. I have on many occasions been promoted to "assistant taxidermist" when my husband is in a bind; I... Read More »

Confessions of a Pet Detective

Confessions of a Pet Detective

Kat Manning's job may sound straight out of Hollywood, but not in the way you expect. She's a pet detective, but it's nothing like the old Jim Carrey character, Ace Ventura. She's never even seen that movie, and her days are really more like 'CSI' meets 'Cold Case.' The Dallas, Texas, resident and her chocolate... Read More »

Dog Detective Checks Up on Malicious Dog Walkers

Dog Detective Checks Up on Malicious Dog Walkers

How much could possibly go wrong hiring someone to walk your dog? The answer it seems is, plenty! That's why some New York City dog owners hire pooch private eye Brock Schwartz, reports the New York Post. Either by trailing the dog-walkers on the streets of Manhattan or by installing doggy cams in apartments,... Read More »

Confessions of a Pet Groomer

Confessions of a Pet Groomer

Ah, I love the smell of wet dog in the morning! Twenty-two years ago, at the age of 34, I decided to switch careers and become Renee, the dog and cat groomer. I founded Pet-i-Care, my own dog and cat grooming salon in Buffalo, N.Y. Read More »

Secrets of a Skunk Whisperer

Secrets of a Skunk Whisperer

Think your job is difficult, unpredictable, dangerous ... maybe even smelly? Just imagine if there was an angry skunk involved! We had a chat with Ned Bruha, vice president of The Skunk Whisperer, an Oklahoma-based company specializing in humane wildlife control methods, to get the secrets of his trade. Hi... Read More »

Triple Crown Jobs

Secretariat, Churchill Downs, Smarty Jones, The Kentucky Derby, War Admiral, The Triple Crown -- they're synonymous with the thrill and triumph of horse racing to millions of fans. But the combination of gambling, celebrity sightings and a renewed interest in a horse named Seabiscuit have led to a surge in... Read More »

10 Jobs That Let You Work With Animals

10 Jobs That Let You Work With Animals

There's more than just veterinarians

If you were the kid who enjoyed a day at Sea World more than Six Flags, slept with your cat at the foot of your bed every night, or describe your dog as being one of your best friends, you may be interested in a career involving animals. Traditionally, the first job that comes to mind in animal interaction is... Read More »

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