There’s nothing like a good story, and the story behind how dogs became a part of our world is very interesting! Scientists shared that they’ve recently studied DNA to try to trace back the origins of man’s best friend. The study charted the course of dogs from their place in the wild to their life as domestic companions today. It’s a journey that goes back more than 15,000 years (that’s a lot in people and dog years!) and points to packs of wolves that made their way from the wild into areas populated by humans. It’s no surprise that the story also extends across multiple regions, cultures and environments around the world. After all, we all know both wolves and dogs are very smart, and humans certainly love their fun, loyal and enjoyable companionship! This also signifies the continued need to protect wolf species around the world in the wild. What important ancestors to our beloved furry friends, and such a necessary and significant part of our world and history.