Uh oh! Dog poop on the street might be DNA tested to fine owners

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By Rachel Oakley in News on Monday 24 August 2015

If one of your pet peeves is dog owners leaving poop lying out on the street, read on. Then pack your bags for Spain’s north-eastern city of Tarragona, because the local government is threatening to track down dog owners who fail to clean up after their pooches… with DNA technology.

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Touching portraits of disabled animals and the strength they possess

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By Rachel Oakley in New Photography on Tuesday 18 August 2015

Aussie photographer Alex Cearns can see the beauty in every animal, including those that might not look like your average pet. In her photo series ‘Perfect Imperfection’, Cearns photographs all kinds of beautiful animals that have struggled to overcome cancer, blindness, mange, and abuse at the hand of humans.

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Your dog will never forgive you if you use the Woof Washer on him

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By Rachel Oakley in Video on Monday 20 July 2015

If you don’t live with dogs, you probably think bath time for Fido is a piece of cake. But it takes many pieces of cake to get Fido in that bathtub because he won’t get washed unless there’s a lot of bribery.

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Proof that cats are slightly crafty

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By Low Lai Chow in Video on Thursday 9 July 2015

First of all, this video of a house cat whispering to a dog and giving it a head massage to get it to relax is just plain weird. But, oh, the voice dubbing certainly helps us make sense of it. That cat isn’t just going to get all the biscuits, the world is giving it […]

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Zen Dogs bring a whole new meaning to the word ‘chilled’

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By Hayley Sarre in New Photography on Sunday 5 July 2015

Australia’s leading animal photographer Alex Cearns has just released a never before seen photo series titled ‘Zen Dogs’. The photo series is a joyful and uplifting series of pooch portraits showing each dog in a Zen-like pose, relaxed and happy, with their eyes blissfully closed.

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Sully the Saint Bernard doesn’t want his dad to leave the bed, ever

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By Rachel Oakley in Video on Friday 15 May 2015

It’s just one of those days. Sully the Saint Bernard just doesn’t want to leave the bed and she sure as heck doesn’t want her owner to leave either. In this cute video, Sully has just greeted her owner home and he’s a little stuck. Stuck under an enormous – yet very loving – Saint Bernard.

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Toddler gives her pet Bull Terrier a thorough checkup in the cutest way possible

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By Rachel Oakley in Video on Thursday 14 May 2015

Toddler Noa loves playtime, but playtime is a little boring when she’s all by herself. So she grabbed the best playmate a toddler could find: her dog Neckar. In this adorable video, Noa gives Neckar a full examination, pretending that he’s at the Vet’s. She’s got the stethoscope to test his heart, a play syringe to administer goodness-knows-what to Neckar’s paw, an otoscope to check her dog’s ears (all clear!), and a plessor to check Neckar’s reflexes.

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A video of dogs splattering paint all around in slo-mo hopes to support shelter animals

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By Rachel Oakley in Video on Thursday 7 May 2015

Normally you wouldn’t really like the idea of a dog standing in a room shaking off paint onto the walls, but for a very special project, these dogs were allowed to do just that. And in slow motion to make it even more artistic and interesting.

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Pugs buried in sand is the latest trend to sweep the nation

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By Rachel Oakley in New Trends on Thursday 23 April 2015

Pugs are cute, we already know this. But take a pug to the beach and bury it in sand and it becomes infinitely cuter.

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An exclusive New York social club is only open to dogs and their human owners

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By Rachel Oakley in Cool Travel on Thursday 9 April 2015

Sometimes you want to take your laptop to a cafe and have your four-legged friend accompany you. Sometimes you want your dog to socialize with other dogs but can’t find an appropriate space for that to happen. And sometimes you want to socialize with people, but only dog people. Enter Ruff Club!

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Maymo the beagle is in enthralled by carrots flying around the room

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By Rachel Oakley in Video on Saturday 21 March 2015

Maymo the beagle loves carrots. So what do you think he does when he sees a whole bunch of them hanging from the ceiling, then flying around the room? Oh, he gets excited.

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Maggie the dog gets autotuned to sound just like Kanye West

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By Rachel Oakley in New Music, Video on Thursday 19 March 2015

Nothing against Kanye West, but you’ve got to give autotune a rest. The fad died with T-Pain’s career. One artist who is quite welcome to use autotune as much as she wants is Maggie. Maggie the dog.

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These dogs think there are imaginary doors in their way outside

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By Rachel Oakley in Video on Saturday 14 March 2015

These poor dogs. All they want to do is play outside, but there’s an imaginary door in their way! We can’t see it, but these dogs obviously can because they’re not stepping foot past that threshold.

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175-pound pit bull named Hulk is just 18 months old and a 3-year-old’s best friend

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By Rachel Oakley in New Photography on Monday 9 March 2015

Pit bulls have got a bad rap over the past few years, but one very energetic pit bull named Hulk is the complete opposite of all your negative perceptions. Hulk is only 18 months old (and therefore still growing) but he’s one of the biggest pit bulls in the world!

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This poor pug misses the jump in the most hilarious way possible

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By Rachel Oakley in Video on Friday 6 March 2015

What’s better than making a slo-mo video of your pet pug running through the woods? Making a slo-mo video of your pet pug missing a jump in the woods!

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