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Kelli Bender


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Past articles by Kelli:

The Best New Pet Products of 2022 Picked Out By the Cats and Dogs of

People staffers enlisted their pets as testers to find the best new toys, treats, beds, and accessories for cats and dogs → Read More

The Puppy Bowl Is Coming! Meet Some of the 122 Adorable Canines Competing in the Big Game

Puppy Bowl 2023 is closer than you think, prepare for the biggest night in canine football by meeting a pack of rescue dogs competing in February's Puppy Bowl on Animal Planet and discovery+ → Read More

All About the National Dog Show and What to Expect from the 2022 Show on Thanksgiving Day

The 21st Annual National Dog Show Presented by Purina will start airing at noon in all time zones, right after the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, on Nov. 24 → Read More

WATCH: Shark Week Shares the First Drone Footage of Orca Whales Hunting a Great White Shark

The shocking clip was included in the Shark Week 2022 special Shark House, which is available to stream on Discovery+ → Read More

Christy Carlson Romano Helps Couple Looking to Add More Fun to Their Lives Find the Perfect Dog

Christy Carlson Romano helps animals get adopted on Celebrity Pet Matchmaker, which is sponsored by the PEDIGREE Foundation and premieres exclusively on PEOPLE's digital platforms on August 1 → Read More

Dwayne Johnson Surprises Family Looking to Adopt a Dog with Rescue Puppy: 'Incredible Night'

Dwayne Johnson surprised the Hernandez family with a new puppy named Quail from Best Friends Animal Society at a screening of DC of League of Super Pets in California → Read More

'Extremely Grateful' Dog Rescued from Colorado Mountain Hike

El Paso County Search and Rescue helped the canine get down Barr Trail on Pikes Peak in Colorado → Read More

U.S. Vet Expert Shares How to Keep Your Pets Safe During a Heat Wave: 'Heat Stroke Is Serious'

Dr. José Arce, DVM, and president of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) talked to PEOPLE about how to protect your pets from heat-related illnesses → Read More

Dog with Special Needs Still Searching for Home After One Year in Shelter with No Applications

Bebe is a German shepherd/husky mix at The Animal Pad in San Diego, who had her back legs amputated after spending months crammed in a cage → Read More

Dog Owner Warns About the Dangers of Onion Powder After Pet Almost Dies from Eating Seasoning

Onions contain N-propyl disulfide, which is toxic to dogs because it causes the breakdown of red blood cells and anemia in canines → Read More

Animal Organization Helps 20 Rescue Dogs Reunite with the U.S. Military Members Who Saved Them

SPCA International's Operation Baghdad Pups: Worldwide program is designed to help U.S. service members reunite with the stray and homeless pets they befriended while deployed in foreign countries → Read More

Shark Week 2022 to Include Footage of a Shark in Papua New Guinea Walking on Land — Watch

Biologist Forrest Galante captures some of the first footage of a walking shark in Papua New Guinea in the Shark Week 2022 special Island of the Walking Sharks → Read More

Fluffy Frenchie Overcomes His 'Disgusting' Past to Help Rescue Dogs from Puppy Mills

Stanley is all smiles today, but just a few months ago, the French bulldog was found crammed into a cage inside a filthy Modesto, California, residence used to sell dogs online → Read More

Olympic Gold Medalist Athing Mu Is Ready For Her Next Big Competition with Help From Her Pug

Athing Mu got her dream dog, a pug, after winning two gold medals for track events at the Tokyo Olympics → Read More

Three Orphaned Bear Cubs Move to California Wildlife Center for a Second Chance

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife rescued all of the bear cubs and brought them to the San Diego Humane Society's Ramona Wildlife Center in California → Read More

Get Ready for Shark Week with This Suspenseful Great White Shark Encounter — WATCH

Shark diving expert Jimi Partington encountered a curious great white shark while filming Great White Open Ocean for Shark Week 2022 → Read More

Experts from Minorities in Shark Sciences Share Their Most Shocking Shark Facts

National Geographic has partnered with Minorities in Shark Sciences Shark (MISS) for SharkFest, to encourage diversity and inclusion in the shark sciences field → Read More

Shea the Puppy Is Bringing Smiles to the New York Mets While Training to Become a Service Dog

Shea the 6-month-old Labrador retriever is training to be a service dog with America's VetDogs and is getting a little help from baseball's New York Mets → Read More

Dwayne Johnson Is Here to Help Shark Week Celebrate its 34th Fin-Packed Year

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson is Shark Week's first Master of Ceremonies and will help the summer event kick off on July 24 → Read More

The American Kennel Club Recognizes the 'Sturdy' Bracco Italiano as Its 200th Dog Breed

The Bracco Italiano dog is now eligible to compete in the Sporting Group at AKC events → Read More