Puppy and toddler found in 2,000-year-old burial

Around Jesus’ time about 2,000 years ago, a toddler in Roman-era Europe was laid to rest in a burial containing a funeral banquet and a pet dog wearing a belled collar, according to the French National Institute for Preventive Archaeological Research (INRAP). Researchers don’t yet know whether the puppy died of natural causes or whether […]

Is there a puppy heaven? Owners think so, headstones in pet cemeteries show

Pet owners in the 19th century dearly loved their furry friends, but contemporary pet owners are more likely to believe in an afterlife where they’ll see their deceased pets once more.  Meaningful relationships between people and animals — unto death and beyond — have existed for thousands of years. Human graves dating to the Stone […]