There’s an Airbnb-type service for pets in Australia!

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By Rachel Oakley in Cool Websites on Tuesday 19 May 2015

We’ve got Airbnb for humans so why not an Airbnb-inspired service for pets? Well, now there is! It’s called Mad Paws and it’s an Australian first.

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Can you guess what this pet python swallowed by its X-ray?

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By Rachel Oakley in News on Monday 18 May 2015

Winston the woma python seems to have mistaken barbecue utensils for food. Ouch! This poor little guy swallowed a pair of tongs as his owner fed him a dead rat. When Aaron couldn’t get the tongs back from Winston (his grip was way too strong!), he left them in Winston’s cage. Err, bad idea. Later it was discovered that the python had swallowed the BBQ tongs whole.

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The latest trend in Taiwan: grooming your dog to have a perfectly round or square head

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By Rachel Oakley in New Trends on Monday 27 April 2015

You might have a really cute dog, one with his own Instagram account, but he won’t get followers unless you make him stand out of the crowd. And over in Taiwan, pet owners are taking their dogs to the salon to make sure they really do stand out.

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Fox thinks he’s a dog after being rescued and raised by humans

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By Inigo del Castillo in News on Thursday 26 March 2015

What does the fox say? Apparently, bark bark. This is Todd the fox, he was rescued by Emma D’Sylva when he was just 4 months old. In the seven months since his adoption, he’s been living with Emma and her two Labradors, Sky and Oakley, and now thinks he’s a dog himself.

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Tiny cockatiel frightens a giant Great Dane and his goofy reaction is hilarious

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By Rachel Oakley in Video on Wednesday 18 March 2015

Cockatiels are known for their melodious tweets. And Great Danes are known for their goofiness. So put them both together in a home video and you’ve got gold. As the cockatiel moves in closer toward its four-legged friend, he lets out a screeching tweet. The dog’s reaction?

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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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In Japan, robotic dogs are given a proper family funeral when they cease to work

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By Kenny Ong in News on Wednesday 4 March 2015

AIBO the robotic dog was sold in Japan by Sony between 1999 and 2006. Equipped with artificial intelligence, these dogs were able to develop their own personality and they were so popular that the initial batch of 3000 units were sold out in 20 minutes flat, in spite of the $US2,000 price tag.

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Hard working dogs take a break from their routines to sit for photos (and a few treats)

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By Rachel Oakley in New Photography on Friday 13 February 2015

Photographer and dog lover Andrew Fladeboe set out to capture images of animals because he believed no one was portraying them the way he saw them.

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Shiba Inu gets a lift, shows us all how to swim in mid-air

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By Low Lai Chow in New Trends on Sunday 4 January 2015

We can’t get enough of watching this Shiba Inu stoically trying to swim in mid-air, but just… can’t… reach the water with his woefully short legs. Thanks to this video by graphic designer Tommy Returntables on Instagram of his dog Maruko doing just that, our day has been made.

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A donut-shaped fish tank that revolves as your fish swims around ‘the city’

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By Rachel Oakley in New Design on Friday 12 December 2014

You can grab yourself a regular fish tank or you can grab yourself the Flying Fish Bowl by Yael Mer and Shay Alkalau of Raw Edges. This wall-mounted fish tank contains 12 litres of water and is designed like a small city inside, with scenery including small industrial factories, oil rigs, nuclear stations, and drains!

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Dog protects baby from horrifying vacuum noise!

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By Nicole Hughes in News on Tuesday 2 December 2014

Mum’s are typically the ones to protect their young from any harm. But, in this case, the dog does the mum’s protective work. Discovering their pets’ protective nature while vacuuming, this family decided to film the instinctive behaviour and upload it to YouTube. The results are hilariously adorable.

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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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