A beauty pageant just took place in Iowa, and the contestants are a bunch of slobs

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Events on Monday 24 November 2014

It’s safe to say that some people just have too much time on their hands. That can be a good or bad thing, and it’s up to you how you judge this next story. The 35th annual Beautiful Bulldog Pageant just took place at Drake University’s campus in Des Moines, Iowa. Why bulldogs? Well, that’s […]

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Head to northern Scotland for an action-packed sleddog safari

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in Cool Travel on Thursday 20 November 2014

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Action-packed vacations don’t ordinarily come to mind when dreaming of Scotland, but one company is offering once-in-a-lifetime sleddog holidays in the northern area of the country. Starting every November, the Cairngorm Sleddog Centre in Aviemore, Scotland, offers 3-hour sleddog safaris that take adventurous travellers into Cairngorms National Park led by a team of 12 sleddogs.

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Adorable images of pups in mid-shake

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Photography on Thursday 30 October 2014

We all know how cute puppies are, but they get even cuter when they’re caught mid-shake! These pictures are from photographer Carli Davidson for her Shake Puppies series of 61 pups. From an adorably wrinkly shar pei to a blue-eyed pit bull, this collection of photos is part of Davidson’s new book, which, as it […]

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A lot of puppy love went into the production of this doggie book

Kenny Ong Contributor

By Kenny Ong in New Photography on Friday 26 September 2014

Seth Casteel, who made dog lovers the world over go gaga with his series of underwater shots of dogs back in 2012, is going to make them happy again with his launch of Underwater Puppies this month. Working with 1500 puppies, the book is filled with cute, wriggling puppies diving after a ball thrown into the pool.

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This Great Dane ate 43 socks: it was an X-ray that revealed the truth!

Lost At E Minor Contributor

By Lost At E Minor in New Trends on Friday 5 September 2014

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!

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Touching portraits of heroic dogs who helped on 9/11

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Events, New Photography on Wednesday 3 September 2014

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.

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Pit bulls in a New York dog home are given a makeover to change stereotypes

Milo Sumner Contributor

By Milo Sumner in New Photography on Sunday 31 August 2014

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.

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Wagging tails, wet fur, and a barking good time: a puppy pool party like no other!

Lost At E Minor Contributor

By Lost At E Minor in New Events on Friday 22 August 2014

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 […]

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Heartwarming photography of orphaned boys with their adopted dogs

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Photography on Friday 1 August 2014

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.

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There’s an app that lets you search for your dead pet’s doppelganger (so you can adopt them)

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in Tech on Thursday 5 June 2014

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 […]

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So now it’s conclusive: cat people are OFFICIALLY smarter than dog people

Zolton Editor

By Zolton in New Trends on Tuesday 3 June 2014

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!

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Wet Dog: a photo series showing dogs that are having a worse day than you

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Monday 26 May 2014

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’.

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For the love of dogs: Humans making out with dogs

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Thursday 17 April 2014

‘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.

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Here’s a new trend: dining with dogs

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Trends on Friday 7 March 2014

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. […]

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Small dog art by Jo Fallon

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By Jo Fallon in New Illustration on Saturday 23 November 2013

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.

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