This is one for the ages: a three-year-old Great Dane was rushed to a Portland emergency animal hospital recently after suddenly coming down ill. Was it something it ate? Ah, yes, indeed. Try socks, 43 and 1/2 (that’s right, a half) of them!
We all know that hundreds of firefighters, police officers and ambulance crews helped out on 9/11 to rescue those trapped in the World Trade Center, but rarely do we hear about the heroic rescue dogs of that fateful day. With the help of FEMA, photographer Charlotte Dumas tracked down 15 dogs who worked to find survivors in the rubble of the twin towers, and fittingly named her photo series Retrieved.
Some breeds of dog are unfairly stereotyped, and none more so that the pit bull. We look at a greyhound and think racing, associate a chihuahua with socialites and the west highland terrier with monopoly. None of these associations are negative and, more importantly, unlikely to affect the decision of a potential adopter.
Sigh, if only we were canines. Yes, that’s right. They seem to have all the fun. The aptly named Lucky Puppy, a doggy daycare center located in Michigan, threw a puppy pool party recently for all their happy ‘guests’ and amongst a backdrop of a 3 acre playground and 7 acres of nature trails, much […]
Robindra Boys is a project of photographer Sam Edmonds that captures young street children living in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Each young child in these photos is an orphan, having lost his parents or been separated from them, and taking up residence in a park called Robindra Shorbod. In this part of Dhaka, these orphaned boys sell recyclable plastic containers for food, which they share with their loyal canine friends.
If you’ve lost a pet, there’s a new app that allows you to search for your deceased pet’s doppelganger. Not only that, but after you’ve found your pet’s twin, you get the opportunity to find out where the animal is located so you can go ahead and adopt it. The app is called PetMatch and […]
We always had our suspicions, but now, thanks to the good folk at Carroll University in Wisconsin, it’s been confirmed by science: cat owners are officially smarter than their dog loving peers. Yes, according to Live Science ‘cat lovers scored higher than dog lovers on measures such as introversion, open-mindedness and a term used far too loosely in society, sensitivity’. Sensitivity!
Fact: dogs are walking, barking, balls of fur that embody everlasting happiness and unconditional love. Another fact: these same creatures turn into metaphorical pits of gloom and sorrow – with matching puppy dog eyes – as they endure the torturous ritual called, ‘bath time’.
‘For the Love of Dogs’ is a series by photographer Chris Sembrot, wherein he captures various dog owners in the act of kissing – and to some extent Frenching – their canine buddies. The Philadelphia-based photographer says he created this series to display the unconditional love between man and man’s best friend.
Out with the dry food, in with the filet mignon! There’s a new trend going around and it’s all about feeding your pooch human food. And we’re not talking a scrap of meat here and there, we’re talking about households going out of their way to make an extra plate of food for the dog. […]
Jo Fallon is an UK illustrator and designer currently based in Japan. She draws custom pet portraits for the owners of awesome dogs, where the personality of their furry baby is allowed to take centre stage against a bold, bright background.
What an idea. A couple of years ago, New Zealand’s Pedigree Adoption Drive, aided by Colenso BBDO Auckland, decided to use facial mapping software to match canines looking for adoption to the humans they resemble. It works like this: interested human uploads a photo, software scans a database of thousands of adoptable dogs for a […]
This is a really awesome feel good story. Break and read in case you’re having a bad day. Rupee was an eight-month old stray puppy, dying of starvation and dehydration in a dump in Northern India. Joanne Lefson found him and decided to nurse him back to health. She told the Daily Mail, ‘When I saw him on that dumpsite he couldn’t have had more than an hour to live. He couldn’t even walk ten meters without collapsing’. She continues, ‘The little fellow had heart, I could tell that but he was very weak from having no food and water for days, perhaps weeks’.
This video bothered me so much when that big, stupid baboon stole a helpless puppy from its family. I gradually felt better as the video continued and the poor pup wasn’t made into its dinner. The narrator claims that baboons actually steal puppies to keep as pets, just like humans. I’m not sure I buy […]
Long gone are the days of Fido sitting in the backyard in a makeshift doghouse. Designers are now getting into the wonderful world of canine doggie dream homes with the likes of Kazuyo Sejima, Kenya Hara and the architectural firm Reiser + Umemoto getting in on the craze. And the best thing about Architecture for […]