Man's best friend has been brought on board to chase foraging birds from local airstrips.
There is no shame in cherishing our pets, who help us connect with our roots and our humanity.
The cloning of a dachshund puppy named Mini-Winnie by a Korean company called Sooam Biotech has raised ethical issues, say scientists.
The Claw animal shelter has been struggling to survive after a week without water and service delivery protests that threaten its offices.
Pigs that go to spas and dogs with psychics are just some of the hopelessly spoiled pets on a new Nat Geo Wild TV show.
Gauteng authorities have dismissed the idea of introducing municipal bylaws to curb dogs barking - similar to those in Cape Town.
Dogs are surprisingly adept at sniffing out lung cancer, results from a pilot project in Austria have suggested.
From a multi-storey compound to the buzzing streets of Jo'burg, man's best friend occupies an almost divine presence, writes Percy Zvomuya.
Cape Town has South Africa's toughest rules to deal with animal behaviour, including noise limits and pooh. But do they work?
On any given morning on the suburban streets of SA, you may see a black man or a black woman walking a pack of pure-bred dogs along the pavement.
Apartheid may be dead and buried, but cultural faux pas are alive and unleashed in the suburbs.
It's all going to the dogs, as pit bulls become the latest fashion accessory for hipsters on the hop.
A black Labrador who became known as the "rattling dog" had 13 golf balls removed from its stomach.
A puppy that had been buried alive in a shallow grave with two black spears driven into its tiny body is recovering well.
Overpowering doggy smells are the biggest turn-off for prospective buyers viewing a home, according to an online poll.
Township mutts pretend to be pampered pooches while strutting their stuff to win Best in Show