News

27.05.16

Death by deaths

Recent news about the suicide of a Taiwanese vet and director of an animal shelter has raised concerns about euthanasia and the pressure put on animal shelters.
29.01.16

Animals Abandoned

As paw-rents, it may be difficult to imagine how some people can heartlessly abandon their pets without good reason. However, a zoo owner from the small town of Gyumri, Armenia has taken it to the next level by leaving all his zoo animals. They are trapped in tiny concrete cells, and mostly without food or water. Read on to find out more.
25.01.16

Accidental Winner

Last weekend at the Elkmont Half-Marathon held at Alabama in the U.S., there was a surprise four-legged and furry participant. Ludivine the hound dog wandered off to the race without her paw-rent and unknowingly participated in it, even coming in seventh place! Read on to find out more.
15.01.16

Good Bacteria Pet Bacteria

After years of being reminded to “wash your hands to prevent the spread of germs and bacteria”, it may come as a shock that researchers from the Stanford School of Medicine are encouraging people not to wash their hands after gardening or petting their dogs. Read on to find out more.
15.12.15

Decked Out in Christmas Cheer: 8th Gaslamp Holiday Pet Parade

Christmas appears to have arrived early at Gaslamp in San Diego! Two days ago, more than 250 pets in creative holiday-themed costumes strutted their stuff down Fouth and Fifth Avenues. Read on to find out how the adorable day went.
11.12.15

Test Tube Puppies

After decades of research, the first litter of puppies conceived through in vitro fertilisation (IVF) have been successfully born, a breakthrough that spells hope for endangered dog species and the prevention of genetic dog diseases.
01.12.15

Searching For Puppy Love?

Looking for “the right one” is not easy, and that applies for both human and pooch partners! Potential paw-rents in the U.S. can now look forward to finding the perfect match through an online “dating” website that matches their personality with rescue dogs, helping in the process of adoption and re-homing.
17.11.15

Santa Claws in Tokyo!

The quirky and innovative Japanese have done it again! This time round, they have created a gigantic kitty that not just meows, but also transforms into “Santa Claws”—it dispenses presents to people who give it oh-so-heavenly nose rubs. Read on to find out more about this unique gentle giant!
13.11.15

Furkids are Harajuku Lovers too!

Harajuku fashion isn’t just limited to quirky Japanese girls anymore: Harajuku Lovers—a clothing line set up by Gwen Stefani—now has a pet range for the funky furkids among us.
09.11.15

New (Zealand) cats on the block!

Did you know only five per cent of New Zealand’s population are humans? The rest are animals! With majority of the country occupied by furries, it’s only natural for them to hop onto the cat cafe bandwagon. That’s right; New Zealand has opened their first cat cafe, and everyone is welcoming it with open arms.