All thanks to some of today’s latest 3D-printing technologies, Derby, a Husky mix dog can now walk again. Born with severely deformed front paws, Derby was set to be euthanised until he was picked up by a no-kill shelter names Peace and Paws. They gave him a chance at life, and soon after, this adorable […]
Instead of placing a sweet ad online to get ‘Eddie the Terrible’ adopted, someone at the Humane Society of Silicon Valley decided to let truth reign. And sometimes the truth hurts. But Eddie’s just a dog so he won’t know any better. The post was titled ‘Three Reasons You DON’T Want To Adopt Eddie The […]
Have you put up your tree to outshine all trees yet? If so, you have my prayers that your pet doesn’t morph into Conan the Destroyer during this festive time of the year. And I certainly hope that the owners of these frisky fur babies have learned their lessons from Christmases past and segregate their […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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.
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’.