Peek Inside Jennifer Garner’s Cozy Library While She Reads To Her Dog
It’s been a minute since Jennifer Garner’s Alias and 13 Going On 30 days, but the star is hardly finding it tough to stay relevant. Her amazing response to the GIF of her realization at the Oscars notwithstanding, the actress has a truly wonderful Instagram series where she reads children’s books to her golden retriever, Birdie.
Mar 13, 2018
This 549 Square Foot Apartment Is Home to 51 Cats (And Two People)
Before you begin to clutch your pearls, let me just say that this is an actual, literal cat house. A house full of cats. 51 of them to be precise. With two humans. Architecture firm FANAF was charged with renovating this 549 square foot home to make it a healthier and happier home for the humans and cats alike. As part of the reality TV show, Change Your Life, the designers lived with the pair and their cats for a full day to get a sense of their lifestyle and needs.
Mar 10, 2018
This Cardboard Cat Tower Is Inspired By LEGO and Prefab
Wherever a cat decides to lay its head is its home. Seriously — just try convincing your kitty to move off your laptop keyboard (while you’re typing) and watch how quickly you fail. Fortunately for cats and their humans, there are designers in the world who understand how important it is for felines to have their own designated rest and play areas.
Mar 4, 2018
Want to Predict The Hot New Neighborhood? Follow The Dogs
By analyzing every single dog registration in New York City between 2012 and 2016, a new report by the New York Times claims that in order to understand urban real estate trends these days — which neighborhoods are poppin’ versus which may have begun to bottom out — all we need to do is “follow Fido.
Feb 16, 2018
True Story: My Parents’ Cat Is Richer And More Famous Than Me
My parents own an internet famous cat named Pompous Albert. With more than 140,000 followers on Instagram, appearances on People Magazine, Inside Edition, The Dodo, and BuzzFeed, (not to mention commercial deals with Honda), he has quickly risen to fame. Meanwhile, I’m a grownup with a college degree and full-time job just trying to survive adulthood. Pompous Albert and I both had a normal childhood.
Jan 23, 2018
The List You’ve Been Waiting For: The Most Popular Dog Names of 2017
There has been lots to reflect on in the year 2017. Politics, art, climate change and of course, dog names. That’s right, Rover has revealed the top dog names of this year and I know you’ve been waiting with anticipation, so I won’t hold out on you any longer. Actually, I will. Personal anecdote time: My younger brother is named Max and when he was about 9 or so he complained to my mom that she had given him a dog name.
Dec 23, 2017
This Luxury Hotel in India Is For the Dogs — Literally
One pet hotel in India is completely redefining what “pampered pooches” actually means, with amenities for your doggos during boarding or day care that take “lap of luxury” to the next level.
Dec 22, 2017
Easy Gifts to Make That Your Furry Friend Will Flip Out Over
Because face it: when they're happy, you're happy.
Dec 15, 2017
#Catsgiving Is a Twitter Trending Topic We Can Get Behind
Do you love cats? Do you love museums? Do you love jokes? Well today is your day, because it is #catsgiving over on Twitter. From what I can tell, it started as museums tweeting out art and images from their collections that contain cats and snowballed from there. Great! Every day should be #catsgiving! Here’s a cat in a boot. How seasonal! Not to get political or anything, but look at this cat at the White House!
Nov 22, 2017
Science Pawsitively Confirms The Secret To Living Longer, Happier Lives
It’s been well documented that the Swedish may just hold all the secrets to living a happier and healthier life. And according to a new study from Uppsala University (the oldest college in Sweden), one of those secrets is really simple: Adopt a dog.
Nov 22, 2017
You Have to See This Minimalist Cat Furniture Right Meow
Do you ever see something so right, so accurate that you wonder how you didn’t think of it is as an unquestionable fact before? Well, thanks to an advertising campaign from a group of makers from the Japanese city of Okawa, we’ve been presented with another inarguable truth: cats are total minimalists. The campaign, which is designed to renew attention to the city’s legacy as a furniture hub, features cat sized versions of some gorgeous pieces.
Oct 24, 2017
These Dog Houses Are Designed by Starchitects
If your dog is a design buff, then here’s a way to cater to their discerning tastes: Blue Cross for Pets teaming up with the Outdoor Arts Foundation and world-renowned photographer Drew Gardner to present a collection of pet furniture from some top architecture firms. The dog-inspired designs will be unveiled at BowWow Haus London, a public fundraiser and exhibit that will display “artistic dog kennels” created by 80 designers, architects, builders, artists and celebrities.
Oct 21, 2017
Amazon’s Pet (and Also Human) Costumes Are On Sale Today
Possibly one of the best (or at least one of the most entertaining) parts of having a furry friend is dressing them up for holidays, and Halloween is obviously peak costume season. Thankfully, Amazon has a bunch of outfits for your doggos that will pawsitively draw a crowd of fawning fans. Costumes included in this Amazon Deal of the Day range from superheroes to sushi to sweets, and aren’t just for the dogs—human (both adult and kid) costumes are up to 35% off, as well.
Oct 9, 2017
Is Your Pet an Art Lover? Here’s an Exhibit Just for Furry Friends
A pet food company in Singapore is offering your furry friends the chance to get in touch with their artistic sides at the world’s first art exhibition for cats and dogs. The featured artists went to great lengths to curate a collection of interactive installations that appeal to the four-legged animals and their humans. The “PAW-sitive: Interactive Art for Pets by Wellness” exhibit commemorates the pet food brand’s 10th anniversary.
Oct 6, 2017
Trick-or-Treat Yo’ Pet: 20 Fantastic Dog & Cat Costumes From Etsy
Behold a cat dressed as a stack of pancakes, because if we didn’t already love Halloween, this vision has given us even greater reason to flip out over All Hallows Eve. Should you have a kitty or pup patient enough to withstand layers of felt and velcro, don’t miss 20 of our favorite pet costumes, from sweet to silly to spooky, in sizes for the teeniest kitten and the most massive pooch, all available from Etsy.
Oct 3, 2017
Basic to Bougie: 10 Things Design-Obsessed Dog Lovers Need in Their Home
You love design, you love your dog, it’s only natural that you’d want great looking, modern pet pieces at home, right? Well, lucky for you (and Fido), the Internet delivers with a plethora of stylish dog beds, bowls and beyond. From basic dog treat jars to totally bougie acrylic and brass feeders (thanks Jonathan Adler!), here are 10 fabulous things for your home and fur baby. Let’s start with the most five-star piece of the bunch….
Sep 30, 2017
Here Are The Most Dog Friendly Cities in the US
It’s no secret that modern Americans love our doggos — to the tune of 89 million dog-owning households — and that we sometimes (always?) base decisions around whether or not the dog can tag along. But where, exactly, is the most dog-obsessed city in the country? According to the methodology in this new research from WalletHub, which ranked the 100 most populated U.S.
Sep 30, 2017
Before & After: An Old Wicker Chest Becomes a Discreet Litter Box Cover
Charlie’s mother was holding onto her old wicker chest for sentimental reasons, even though it was super damaged. After languishing in storage for a year, Charlie stepped in to give this piece a new, pet-focused purpose. From Charlie: My mom had this wicker chest for almost 25 years now. It had served as a decorative piece with storage in its glory days (the ’90s!). But as time went by, it had become beaten up and old.
Sep 10, 2017
This Simple Vase Hides a Sentimental Secret
There’s nothing pretty about the loss of a pet — at least there wasn’t, until Big Sky Urns in Montana stepped in to make the process of grieving a little more cheerful with its handmade ceramic and wood flower vases, which double as a final resting place for your dog or cat once they’ve crossed over the Rainbow Bridge.
Aug 14, 2017
Here Are The Winners Of the Annie Selke Rug Design Challenge
You came, you saw, you voted. Today, Annie Selke revealed the winning designs of their first ever Rug Design Challenge. Let’s see who they are! Last month, we announced that we’re partnering with Annie Selke for their first ever Rug Design Challenge, tasking fourteen design bloggers to create their very own rug designs. To recap: Your favorite bloggers and digital influencers will take part in a year long project to design a custom rug for the brand.
Jul 21, 2017
9 Things Design-Obsessed Cat Lovers Need in Their Home
From aesthetically pleasing litter boxes to posh kitty beds, the pet industry is starting to cater more and more to the design-loving cat person and their menagerie. If you’ve ever brought home a carpet-covered cat tree only to have your cat look at it in disdain, or witness your tabby scratching up your tired-looking furniture, you must know it’s a sign. As a discerning species, your cat naturally deserves the best—and, so does your home.
Jul 18, 2017
Annie Selke Rug Design Challenge: Voting Starts Now!
Last month, we announced that we’re partnering with Annie Selke for their first ever Rug Design Challenge, tasking fourteen design bloggers to create their very own rug designs. And here’s where you come in: Now is the time to vote for your favorites! To recap how it’s going to work: Your favorite bloggers and digital influencers will take part in a year long project to design a custom rug for the brand.
Jul 6, 2017
This Furniture Show Is Entirely Devoted to Cats
Cat lovers, you have to check this out right meow. This new design show in Singapore is totally devoted to furniture that’s exclusively for felines. Aptly named 9 Lives, the show includes practical and aesthetically pleasing furniture exclusively for our feline friends. The show features nine designers (one for each of the lives) who “express their take on furniture design for cats for urban, compact living spaces.
Feb 24, 2017
A 200-Word Essay Could Win You a Gorgeous Catskills Cabin
If conveying your innermost thoughts via the written word isn’t exactly in your wheelhouse, allow us to kindly encourage you to knock the dust off those essay-writing skills you acquired back in the day. Because the only thing that stands between you and some cushy lakeside digs are a mere 200 words. According to Curbed, the owners of this gorgeous Catskills cabin are holding an essay-writing contest with plans to give the Bethel, NY home to whoever comes up with the most convincing words.
Feb 11, 2017
Venus Flytrap Bait: The World’s Cutest Butterfly Dog Costume
Now, this is what we call a couple’s costume. You get a cute-yet-creepy Venus Flytrap Fascinator, your pooch gets a sweet set of monarch wings to go along with it. Crafted from lightweight felt that’s looped right onto your pet’s harness, this is a costume your dog won’t mind prancing around in.
Oct 11, 2016
How to Turn Your Pup’s Poncho into a Cute Costume
If you’re donning a Dali-inspired Lobster Costume this Halloween, then your sidekick should be something that brings out your best—that’s right—glorious butter. Painting a store-bought poncho makes this costume completely no-sew, and guarantees a perfect fit. Laid-back pooches, like our office dog Zuzu (above), won’t mind getting topped off with a silly butter pat hat. Combined, you two will make a delectable duo.
Sep 29, 2016
Real Life in a Small Space: How This Couple Makes a Tiny Studio Work
Andy, Danielle and two cats share a 325 square foot studio in Chicago. Yes, you read that correctly: 325 tiny square feet. They not only do it stylishly, as evidenced by their house tour, but considering their big smiles (and the fact that they’re still living in the apartment together), they also share it successfully! I love this couple and their home, and had to ask them more questions about how they manage in so little square feet.
Sep 21, 2016
Pampered Pets: 9 Incredibly Cool Dog Dens & Cat Caves
We have officially crossed the threshold into the dog days of summer (which actually has nothing to do with canines, but rather the dog star Sirius…who knew?). To commemorate the stretch of heat (and lethargy) associated with this period, we scoured Etsy and rounded up 9 super cool, modern pet houses—from cat friendly cardboard to designer edifices—for your furry friends to ride out the season.
Aug 9, 2016
Hannah’s Bright & Beautiful Apartment (With a Show-Stealing Dog)
Name: Hannah Location: Chicago, Illinois Two years ago my husband and I and our winsome Goldendoodle, Hadley moved out of a typical, dark, old Chicago three-flat apartment and into this beautiful, new construction condo near the hip neighborhood of Logan Square. My husband, Josh is in medical school and I work from home as a Creative Director so it was very important to us to have a bright, sunny, and inspiring space to spend our days studying and working!
Mar 26, 2016
Behavior We Accept from Our Pets (That We’d Never Let a Roommate Get Away With)
My roommate has this weird habit of bursting into the bathroom when I’m using it and chatting up a storm. Though I’m used to it by now, it’s really kind of rude when you think about it. I mean, hello, privacy, you know? Of course my roommate is a cat, so it’s a tad bit more socially acceptable than if my roommate were a human. But it sure makes me think about the other things my furry roommate does that would be totally uncool if he were a human.
Jul 14, 2015
IKEA Issues KÄT: The World’s First Cat-Proof Sofa
Cat owners rejoice! IKEA customers have been pleading for pet-friendly furniture for years, and the Swedish giant finally responded this week with KÄT, a sofa/cat scratcher hybrid that is designed specifically for pet-loving people. KÄT has normal cushions for human comfort, but its unique base is made from corrugated cardboard. It’s perfect for felines who want to sharpen their claws….without ruining your furniture.
Apr 1, 2015
Roomba Pet Series: Cleans After your Pets
If you’re an AT fan with a dog who has an affinity for shedding (if you’re like me, he sheds more hair than it looks like he has on his body), then you know what a pain it is to keep your space looking good under the carpet of dog hair that rests on top. IRobot’s Roombas have always been a favorite of pet owners for the little upkeep required to reap the results of a twice-daily room vacuuming. Now, iRobot has released a line just for pet owners like us!
Sep 3, 2008
Exercise Your Dog's Mind with These Interactive Dog Puzzles
Exercise Your Dog's Mind with These Interactive Dog Puzzles
Mar 6, 2018