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.
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.
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 […]
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’.
This 9-year old built a no-kill shelter in his garage for strays with a little help from the internet
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.
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.
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!
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.
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, […]
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.
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.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
PetChatz is a pet communication system that lets you interact with your pet when you’re away from home. So it’s kinda like what Skype is to most people in a long distance relationship, except you’re talking to someone who doesn’t talk back. Using your phone or computer, an alarm will alert your pet about your […]