Pets & Animals

2014 Pet Guide

Check out profiles of Cooper and the other cover finalists as part of our fourth annual pet issue, which also features stories on therapy dogs, a look at the problem of pet obesity, and a list of Orlando’s Top Vets.

2014 Pet Finalists

He weighs only 2 pounds, but Cooper the rabbit is a heavyweight when it comes to getting the vote out. The Netherland dwarf bunny won the online reader poll in our Cover Pet competition by a comfy margin. Check out Cooper and the other cover finalists.

Pets 2012: Pets Rule!

Why? Because we adore them. So in praise of the best pals you’ll ever have, we explore the world of dogs, cats, birds and more—from medical advances to cool apps, lovable greeters to a Cover Pet finalist who swims with swans. Plus, our annual Top Vets list.

Cover Pet Contest Gallery

We asked readers to send us photos of their pets for our inaugural cover pet contest, and, doggone it, did they ever — more than 130 pics of dogs, cats, birds and even a mouse. We picked 15 finalists and then asked readers to select their favorite. More than 4,500 votes were cast, with man’s best friend taking the top four spots. On this page, you’ll find photos of the winner, runners-up and a sampling of finalists.