Barbara Woodley hoarded more than 300 dogs, only to keep them in deplorable conditions. It took a three-year legal battle, an army of volunteers, and hundreds of very special new owners to save these broken creatures.
From playing practical jokes to manipulating currency to performing amazing acts of heroism, our planetmates are a funnier, shrewder, kindlier, more altruistic, and more empathetic bunch than most of us realize.
They break your heart. They cover you with fur. They bring you small rodents. Three writers contemplate the special relationship between people and pets. Here, David Rakoff on why he just doesn't want to share his Italian pastry with your pet.
Our December issue features Oprah's Favorite Things—as well as your chance to win them all! You'll also find our easy holiday declutter plan, Dr. Oz's guide to sleeping better (starting tonight) and the ultimate holiday menu.