Tag Archives: Dogs

Amtrak goes all in on dogs (and pet fares add up) | WTOP

Amtrak has expanded its onboard pet travel options to include weekday Acela service. (Courtesy Amtrak)

Jeff Clabaugh | jclabaugh@wtop.com, March 4, 2021, 10:43 AM

Amtrak is looking for all the new passengers it can get with ridership still down about 75% from pre-pandemic levels, and that includes more dogs and cats.

Amtrak has expanded its onboard pet program to include weekday Acela trains. Previously, small pets in carriers were only allowed on weekend Acela trains. Pets are already allowed seven days a week on regular Northeast Corridor trains.

Pet fare is $26 per one-way trip (or 800 Amtrak rewards points), and its pet policy limits dogs and cats to no more than 20 pounds. They must remain in a carrier at all times.

Source: Amtrak goes all in on dogs (and pet fares add up) | WTOP

The wolf in our dogs. — Learning from Dogs

Study reveals the wolf within your pet dog

The wolf in our dogs. — Learning from Dogs

The Art and Science of Pet Behavior: They’re Not People | San Diego Humane Society

Maybe when you were little, your parents said to you, “Will you please just behave?” They were talking about your socialization. Socialization is a big word, and when applied to cats an…

Source: The Art and Science of Pet Behavior: They’re Not People | San Diego Humane Society

Lab dog to lap dog: Research animals get new lease on life


Eight states have passed laws requiring research institutions to offer healthy dogs and cats up for adoption, rather than killing them.

Source: Lab dog to lap dog: Research animals get new lease on life

Why scientists are teaching AI to think like a dog

Robotic canines could assist elderly people and those with disabilities.

Source: Why scientists are teaching AI to think like a dog