Category Archives: Amazing Animals

For These Pups, “It’s A Dog’s Life” Isn’t A Bad Thing

Every relationship has its ups and downs, and when there’s trouble in paradise, sometimes a partner ends up in the dog house. If that person has one of these dog houses, then watch out! Finding new ways to be in the dog house might be a thing. You won’t find any flea-ridden clap-traps here, take a look at these fancy bowwow abodes and see how a few lucky dogs live even better than their owners. Love dogs? See our complete line of dog slippers here!

Single Door Goliath

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Image from Blythe Wood Works

Boasting 24 square feet interior space, with real-world options like raised foundations, air conditioning, porches, and decks, the Goliath would make us feel right at home. Base price is $1883 and fully loaded adds another $4000.

Victorian Cozy Kennel

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Image from Little Cottage Company

At 80 square feet, with 8 foot ceilings, this beautiful “kennel” is larger than some micro apartments! Constructed seemingly to residential home requirements, add in a TV and a lounger and you could make this into an AirBnB! No price listed.

Cape Cod Kennel

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Image from Little Cottage Company

Same size as the Victorian, this cute “starter home” adds curb appeal with the addition of three dormers.

Posh Living for Paris Hilton’s Dogs

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Image from Paris Hilton’s Twitter feed

The famous heiress has provides for her pampered pups with a $325,000 luxury house. Let’s allow the video to explain:

Dream Dog House by Samsung

Priced at a paltry (by Paris Hilton standards) $30,475 this futuristic high-tech features a ton of nice touches, but we’re not sure if they’re fully appreciated by the residents. See more here:

Celebrity Brick Estate

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Image from Beyond the Crate

Custom-built and designed by world-famous Alan Mowrer, this dog retreat features running water, lighting, air conditioning, and heat. Final designs take into account the breed of dog and the location where it will be built. Prices start at $25,000.

Celebrity Hacienda

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Image from Beyond the Crate

More at home in warmer climates than it’s Brick Estate sibling, the Hacienda prides itself on a level of luxury and comfort matched only by the elite retreats of the rich and famous. Starts at $30,000.

1/4-Scale Great Dane Mansion

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Image from The Daily Mail UK

We saved the biggest and best for last. Considered the finest dog house in the world, this generously appointed canine mansion is 1/4 the size of its parent house: the 3-bedroom $2 million ‘Hedron House’. Our favorite feature: retina scans on the doors to keep out strays.

July is Wild About Wildlife Month

July is a busy month for organizations dedicated to helping and protecting animals. To participate, we’ve put together a selection of events. Some are a little more serious than others, but it’s our hope that you’ll find something that might inspire!

July 1st: Animal Sanctuary Day

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Many different types of animal sanctuaries have events on this day, from spreading awareness to their cause to adoption marathons. Using your favorite search tool, try looking for “my local animal sanctuary”. Maybe there’s a near-by event that you’d like to check out!

July 10th: Don’t Step on a Bee Day

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While this event might seem whimsical at first glance, it’s actually pretty serious. July brings warm weather, and that means more bare feet. Bee-ing (sorry) aware for bees while skipping barefoot through those beautiful parks and meadows can keep your day carefree and fun.

July 12th: Cow Appreciation Day

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Mostly associated with Chik-fil-A for their promotion of a free meal if you come dressed as a cow, Cow Appreciation Day is actually about spreading awareness of how important the bovine is.

July 14th: Shark Awareness Day

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Educating folks and reversing negative preconceived notions (largely media-driven) about sharks is the purpose for this event.

July 15th: I Love Horses Day

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Trying to preserve the remaining wild horse and burro habitats is the goal for the organizations running this American holiday.

July 15th: Pet Fire Safety Day

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A team effort from the American Kennel Club and ADT Security Services, Pet Fire Safety Day strives to educate pet owners about potential risks when pets are left home alone. Proven prevention measure are provided.

July 16th: World Snake Day

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A global event, World Snake Day has similar goals as Shark Awareness Day. Both creatures are subject to unnecessary hostility due to ignorance, as well as habitats that are being heavily impacted by human activities.

July 29th: International Tiger Day

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One of the most admired animals, tigers are also some of the most vulnerable to extinction. This world-wide event wants to make everyone aware of how delicate the tiger’s existence is.

July 31st: Mutt’s Day

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The goal for Mutt’s Day is to raise awareness of the plight of mixed breed dogs in shelters around the nation, and to educate the public about the numbers of mixed breed dogs that are looking for new homes.

Top Dogs: Highlights From The 139th Westminster Dog Show

The 139th annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show wrapped up in New York City this past Tuesday, with thousands of dogs strutting their stuff and hoping to take home the top prize.

This year’s best in show champ was Miss P the beagle, whose great-uncle Uno was the first beagle to win Westminster in 2008.



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8 Polite Animals You’d Want To Invite To Tea and Marmalade Sandwiches

Paddington, the movie based on the beloved children’s book series, arrives in theaters this weekend. Paddington Bear, also known as Paddington Brown, is a very polite bear from Peru, living in London with a family of humans. He has many adventures, including riding the Underground, making toffee, and of course taking marmalade sandwiches with his tea at teatime.

In honor of Paddington’s big screen debut, we’ve put together a list of his well-mannered animal friends who would be excellent guests at any tea party!


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Reindeer Games: 9 Fun Facts About Santa’s Favorite Animal

There’s less than a week until Christmas, and that means Santa Claus and his elves are hard at work packing up presents for the children of the world. In honor of Santa’s latest upcoming worldwide trek, we’ve gathered up some fun facts about his preferred mode of transportation: reindeer!


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Humanity: Rescuers Make Crippled Bunny Walk Again With Custom Wheelchair

Ariel Bunny Wheelchair Today we bring you the story of Ariel, a bunny that can’t hop. Ariel was found abandoned in the streets of NYC, homeless and motionless. The doctors established that the little hopper suffered from limb hind paresis, most likely caused from an attack by another animal. This deprived Ariel of that special bunny skill – the ability to hop. Continue reading

Perfect Hop: Bunny Scores Flawless Run in Rabbit Competition

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Stretching the bunny agility to its very limit, this brown little hopper managed to score a perfect run during a certain bunny competition. There’s just something so special about seeing these cuties doing their best to reach the final line, and young Brownie is no exception. Continue reading