Emily Schroeder

Emily Schroeder has been an animal-lover since…well, forever! She spent the early part of her career at Time Inc., working for women’s lifestyle brands like Real Simple and Southern Living (to name a few), in various digital business development roles. And prior to landing her much-loved role as a staff writer for Daily Paws, she spent several years as a communications consultant. When Emily is not writing about our favorite four-legged friends, you can find her spending time with her husband and three adorable kiddos.

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Raised with cats, this pit bull takes fitting in to a whole new level.
Little Paxton sure gets ready for bed exactly like a dog would. He looks like a shaved poodle to boot.
A collection of Russell terriers all gather under one human with the all-important fetch ball, just wanting him to throw it with every fiber of their being.
We could all learn a thing or two from our dogs.
I challenge you to find something cuter! (You can't.)
When your fur baby meets your human baby ... your heart doubles!
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Despite being completely different, it's clear these two animal pals were meant for each other.
You can almost see the friendship begin to blossom in real time!
Mary Peters has taught her Aussie, Secret, to do just about anything. This time, it's painting a masterpiece.
Here's to warm hugs and bring on the extra-large tail wags.
With her long snout ... long body ... and long legs, this beautiful sighthound is anything but ordinary!
On top of testing out his vocal cords, this baby elephant born on June 16 can toddle around with the best of them!
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Two beluga whales at the Mystic Aquarium really seemed to enjoy their private concert.
Whiskers couldn't see when Joshua and Jose found him outside their home. Now, he's a rambunctious kitten with millions of fans on TikTok.
Usually we refer to corgis as "walking loaves of bread," but Hammy and Olivia seem to have a different food group in mind.
"Animals provide a sense of non-judgement. That is something that every human needs more of."
Sunsets and fresh air are the end-of-life therapy this dog dad is delivering. And it has us hitting "play" on the TikTok video again and again.
Wait until you meet this fun-loving cat who turned her owner into an active hiker!
This super sweet little pup really lives up to her name.
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This scene is like something straight out of a Disney fairytale.
Marty's Place gives abandoned dogs lifelong care and a place to call home when they need it most.
Just additional proof that your clever canine is ready to live up to the title of Man's Best Friend—from the start!