Meet TurboRoo, a two-legged chihuahua with 3D printed wheels for his front legs

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By Low Lai Chow in Tech on Monday 10 November 2014

Born with his two front legs missing, two-legged chihuahua TurboRoo was just a six-month-old puppy when he got fitted for a 3D-printed wheelchair to help him walk on ground. The feisty dog uses the device to push him forward as he walks on his hind legs. Like Lazarus, the cat with a cleft palate, TurboRoo […]

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IKEA uses stores in SIngapore to find new homes for homeless animals

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By Low Lai Chow in New Trends on Tuesday 29 July 2014

Swedish furniture chain giant IKEA has been recently experimenting with putting life-sized cardboard cutouts of actual homeless cats and dogs on its showroom pieces — such as couches and rugs — in Singapore, to get customers thinking about bringing a potential pet home. The cutouts come with unique barcodes that can be scanned with a mobile device to get instant information about the actual animal pictured.

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Meet Peanut, the 2014 winner of the world’s ugliest dog competition

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Eco on Thursday 26 June 2014

And we can see why. The 26th World’s Ugliest Dog contest held at the Sonoma-Marin Fairgrounds in Petaluma, California just wrapped up and 2-year-old rescue dog, Peanut, bagged the esteemed honor with his dashing grin, eye-popping peepers, and beautiful fur.

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

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

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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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This 9-year old built a no-kill shelter in his garage for strays with a little help from the internet

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Events on Friday 23 May 2014

Better prep some tissue, just in case the feels get to you. 9-year old Ken from the Philippines dreamed about building an animal shelter to rescue strays from the city pound, where most of them are put down. Like any kid his age, he didn’t have the money to put up the shelter.

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Too cute for words! Animals with stuffed animals

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By Low Lai Chow in New Photography on Wednesday 21 May 2014

What an astonishingly simple idea, and what a brilliant one too. We’re not sure who’s behind the Animals With Stuffed Animals photoblog dedicated to ‘only photos of cute animals and their favorite stuffed pets’, but he or she has us taking our hats, beanies and truck caps off to him or her.

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The complete guide on where to touch animals

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Illustration on Sunday 11 May 2014

Do you know what body parts of certain animals are ok and not ok to touch? Knowing could mean the difference between life and death. For instance, dogs love unlimited belly rubs, cats however, are a different story. Snakes? Yeah you can touch them all you want – provided you have a 20 foot pole with you. Unicorns? Only those with pure hearts can dare touch their enchanting manes!

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Photographer lends his talents to adoptable dogs with this tender photo series

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Thursday 1 May 2014

Photographer, dog lover, and all-around good guy Brian Moss wanted to help out the homeless animals in his community, but didn’t have the emotional strength to volunteer – especially at ‘kill centres’. Instead, he leveraged his skills with the camera and created, ‘Rescue Me’, a touching photo series featuring the beautiful and adoptable dogs of the Bergen County Protect and Rescue in New Jersey.

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Photos of celebrities using their cats as a furry scarf

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By Low Lai Chow in New Trends on Saturday 5 April 2014

Did you know that you can use cats for other things besides having them sit around the house, murder house lizards or scratch the furniture? Here’s an alternative use for cats that are often overlooked by cat owners: as a scarf. Marlon Brando has done it, John Lennon has done it on his walks outdoors, […]

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Cats making themselves at home in inconceivable places

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By Low Lai Chow in New Eco on Friday 4 April 2014

Some things in the world simply defy explanation. We just have to accept that cats will always be cats and do cat things in their cat ways. Such as setting up cat camp in every space they take a fancy to and forcing said space to submit to the Rule of Cat instantly.

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Now you can spray paint your pooch (no, it’s not a joke)

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By Rachel Oakley in New Products on Saturday 15 March 2014

First there were doggie sweaters for wintery days. Then there were all sorts of costumes. Even carriages to stroll your dog around town. But now there’s a new trend that’s raising an eyebrow: spraypainting your pooch! Developed by entrepreneur Abe Geary and showcased on the U.S. show Shark Tank, PetPaint has already racked up $95,000 in sales in pet stores.

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The pros and cons of owning a pet dinosaur

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Design on Saturday 22 February 2014

Here’s a very handy infographic just in case we do bring dinosaurs back to life and make them our pets. Just in case. Artist and ‘purveyor of fine dinosaurian pet portraiture’, John Conway, has created ‘The Dinosaur Pet Guide’, which will inform you about the pleasures and pitfalls of today’s common dinosaurian pets. Here he lists down everything that’s good and bad – mostly bad – of having a big, giant lizard/bird with pointy teeth as a pet. He categorizes and colour-codes each dinosaur under ‘favourable’, ‘caution’, and ‘beware’, with the Tyrannosaurus Rex falling mostly under the red zone, naturally.

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Do baboons really raise dogs as pets? Turns out, they can

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Eco on Wednesday 12 February 2014

Turns out baboons are kinda like the mafia of the animal world. The following video shows a baboon kidnapping a puppy from its mother, dragging it by its tail and giving it their own version of hospitality. Animal lovers beware, the first minute of the video is pretty heart-breaking to watch, especially when you hear […]

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Video chat with your pet with the PetChatz

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By Rachel Oakley in Tech on Tuesday 17 December 2013

Admit it, when you’re on vacation you wish the neighbors would put the phone up to Fido so you can say hello. We know, you’re obsessed with that furry four-legged friend. And a brand new invention may just stop you from missing those pets while you’re away. Introducing PetChatz. Invented by a Minnesota-based startup, PetChatz […]

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