When it comes to decorating your home, sometimes hanging a picture or painting the wall a different hue just won't cut it. Happily, wallpaper is back in a big way, and stores like Anthropologie are featuring charming animal-themed designs like this dog and cat wallpaper.
Created by England-based duo Eliza Fricker and Steve Baines, these two wallpaper designs are clever and, for the discerning animal lover, quite inclusive with many popular and well-loved breeds featured. The dog version showcases Poodles, Cocker Spaniels, Pugs, Frenchies, Chow Chows and more, while we spy Persians, Siamese, and Tabbies among the cats.
We can see this being an adorable addition to a child's room, although, if we're being honest, we've already taken measurements for the accent wall here in the office. What? Is it any secret we really, really, really love animals?
The dogs at the U.K.’s Battersea Dogs & Cats Home are taking the search for a new home into their own paws.
The pups are taking advantage of the Internet trend of taking “selfies” to draw attention to their unique personalities and catch the eye of potential owners online.
Selfies are pictures people (or cats) usually take of themselves, often with a smartphone, and uploaded to Facebook or other social media sites. The dogs are using an iPhone for theirs!
“Sharing selfies online is all the rage and our dogs are tapping into this trend,” says Rob Young, the shelter’s dog adoption manager. “Their photos are very cute and it’s a great way to promote our dogs and help them find a second chance.”
Justine, pictured above, is one of 400 dogs at Battersea who are looking for a home. The 2-year-old pooch is “hoping her perfectly posed picture will be a big hit on social media,” according to her description.
We’re sure it will be!
Check out more of the dogs’ adorable photos on Battersea’s site.
This feline has no shame.
While pretending to nap alongside an unsuspecting (and super trusting) dog, she slowly swipes the food out of his bowl when he’s not looking.
Right under his nose!
If you can’t trust your friends with your food, who can you trust?
Attention, aspiring canine stars of Vine: You're going to need to try harder. Buster Beans rollin' up to his crew with some Chamillionaire blaring in the background is simply perfection.
We won't say how many times we've watched this 7-second clip on loop, but it's...um, it's a lot.
Jack has a talent for balancing — and a nose for romance.
Earlier this year, the 3-year-old Australian Cattle Dog made the rounds on the Internet with photos of him balancing all kinds of things on his nose and head, including books, a stack of cookies and even an egg, reports the Huffington Post.
So, when owner Trey Doig decided to propose to Nicole Lee, he knew the perfect way to do it: By placing the vintage-looking ring on the dog’s nose, of course!
We already knew country star Miranda Lambert had a special place in her heart for rescue dogs. (She has at least six at home.) But last weekend, the singer worked to find homes for dozens of other dogs at an adoption event near her Oklahoma home.
Lots of difficult memories come flooding back with each anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks — and stories of the amazing dogs who helped are always an inspiration.
This year, Animal Planet will air a new documentary on the canines who didn’t hesitate when they were called on to help with search and rescue, sniff for explosives, or comfort the first responders or victims’ families.
Hero Dogs of 9/11, an hour-long special by Dog Files founder Kenn Bell, premieres on tonight at 8 p.m ET on Animal Planet, the day before the 12th anniversary of the coordinated attacks that killed close to 3,000 people. The film chronicles the four-legged heroes’ lives and actions.
Cats have been iPad experts for years. Now, it’s time for dogs to get in the game.
Don’t worry — Fido isn't going to scratch up your screen. Most of the apps involve your dog’s nose, and the devices are protected in cases or plastic wrap.
Your pup won’t exactly be learning to go after those devilish pigs in Angry Birds, as much as he might enjoy that. Instead, the dogs who take the school’s private lessons learn to “paint” on the screen by touching it with their snouts or select from a big Yes or No button (one of which will result in real-life treats). A third app makes the iPad one big camera, with which your adorable pal can take selfies. (And then he'll want his own Instagram account. Of course.)
If you’re thinking there’s not much your dog will get out of this $50 lesson, think again. “If you teach the fun silly stuff, you're developing the skills to teach the harder stuff," said Grossman.
And, she notes, it’s a great way to play with your pup, especially in the city.
“We’re giving people a way to interact with their animals and to help enrich that relationship,” said Grossman. “We’re giving them a game, really, that they can play with their dogs.”
We could watch this video over and over…and over again. But we might run out of tissues.
This sweet puppy is a daddy’s girl, and it shows. When her owner returns from six months overseas, the pup is beyond excited, hugging him, crying, licking, jumping…and talking.
“I know! Daddy was gone a long time, huh?” says the soldier. And it looks like he’s willing to sit and listen to everything she has to say.
We have a feeling this pup isn’t going to let her soldier out of her sight for quite some time!
The right app can mean the difference between waiting in your vet's lobby with a quiet, smiling child engrossed in your phone or tablet instead of one that's fussy, bored, and unhappy. The hard part is figuring out which of all the apps out there are the best for your kid, but we've done the legwork for you!
This winner of the 2013 Apple Design Award at the Worldwide Developers Conference is an app-must for any animal lover who has an iPad. The photography and graphics are beautiful, and while it contains a vast amount of information, it is easy to navigate and never overwhelming. Users have the option to explore the habitats, threats, and educational facts for a variety of animals, or browse videos and photographs. And the origami representations of each animal that transition from one section of the app to the next are engaging and lovely. Whether you’re big or small, we challenge you to not get lost in this app.
Age: All ages