If Your Dog Destroys This Toy, It’s OK! There’s a Second Toy Inside
Surprise! You don't have to buy a new chew toy yet.
Dec 1, 2019
This Minimalist Pet Furniture Is So Stylish, Even Humans Will Want to Lounge in It
We love the combined coffee table-cat hammock.
Dec 1, 2019
This Artist Makes Custom Pet Portraits With a Colorful Twist
Your dog, covered in polka dots.
Nov 28, 2019
Does Your Dog Really Love You?
We hope so!
Nov 28, 2019
You Can Buy a Customized Sweater Featuring Your Dog Wearing a Sweater
But is there a human-wearing-sweater sweater for your dog?
Nov 27, 2019
Which Home Style Would These Dog Breeds Choose?
Would your dog approve of these matches?
Nov 25, 2019
Treat Your Cat to a Life of Luxury With This Fancy Cat Tower
Plus this brand has a great donation program.
Nov 24, 2019
This Cat Bed Looks Just Like a Burrito
Help your cat achieve new levels of coziness.
Nov 18, 2019
Complement Your Boho Cat’s Aesthetic With This Macrame Cat Hammock
It's supposedly ergonomic too.
Nov 16, 2019
This Hotel Is Seeking a “Fur Butler” for Its Very Important Dog
We'd be happy to be a fur butler to literally any dog.
Nov 11, 2019
This Etsy Shop Offers a Stunning, Modern Take on Cat Trees and Scratching Posts
Cat trees don't have to look like carpeted towers.
Nov 10, 2019
Here’s Why Playing Is Essential for Your Dog’s Health
Plus, some suggestions for dog-friendly games.
Nov 3, 2019
Celebrate National Cat Day with These Top-Rated Amazon Finds That Cat Parents Swear By
Ten thoughtful treats for your kitty (and you!) on National Cat Day!
Oct 29, 2019
Keep Your Cats Warm This Winter With This Heated Cat House
And you can get one that looks like a mini barn.
Oct 27, 2019
Here’s How To Adopt a Retired Police Dog
Working dogs—just like working humans—retire eventually, so where do K9s go when they’re done with their life’s work? Hopefully right into your home.
Oct 17, 2019
Trader Joe’s Made an Advent Calendar for Cats Because the Dog Version Was So Popular
The treats in the calendar are made of salmon and seaweed, two proven cat-pleasers.
Oct 5, 2019
These Pups Failed to Become Guide Dogs—Here’s How to Adopt Them
Career change dogs, also unfortunately known as failed training dogs, are a great alternative to many families who desire a specific breed and/or a pet with an obedience training background.
Oct 5, 2019
9 Products You Need to Pet-Proof Your Home
Because dogs and cats are adorable monsters.
Oct 4, 2019
A New Study Shows That Dogs Feel Stressed When Their Owners Do
Here’s what you can do about it.
Sep 22, 2019
Stir-Crazy Dogs: Keeping Your Cooped-Up Canines Entertained During Winter
Winter boredom is definitely a problem in my household, and I’ve found that our dogs get just as tired of being cooped up inside as my partner and I do. We take them for regular walks, play in the yard, and do all the normal things that owners do with their dogs, but there are just some days — I’m looking at you, polar vortex — that they don’t get enough exercise. We have two dogs with two very different energy levels.
Aug 8, 2019
Here’s Where I Get “Vintage”-Looking Rugs When I Don’t Want To Pay Vintage Prices
When I tell people where I shop, it's almost always a surprise.
Aug 7, 2019
This Roped Bridge On Etsy Is Your Lazy Cat’s Dream
Cats these days have it all, don’t they? They basically rule the planet, and you’re lying if you say it’s not true. Among all their other throne options, they now have their own artisanal roped bridges.
Jul 16, 2019
I Tried That Tennis Ball Phone Attachment to Improve My Dog Selfies, And It Kinda Worked
It didn’t exactly go as planned.
Jul 13, 2019
Quiet Fireworks Exist, and Your Dog Will Be so Grateful
Such a great idea.
Jul 4, 2019
A Veterinarian Reveals 7 Simple Ways to Keep Your Pets Calm During Fireworks
You know the drill: The fireworks start, and your pup starts pacing and barking and panicking. How can you make him feel safe?
Jul 1, 2019
A New Study Shows that ‘Puppy Dog Eyes’ Are an Actual Thing
They're designed to melt your heart.
Jun 26, 2019
These Are The Most Pet-Friendly Workplaces in America
If you’re searching for ways to increase the laughter and minimize the stress in your office, I’m almost certain bringing in a furry companion would do the trick. It’s been proven that pets make the office a happier place, so much so, they’ve got their own day to show how much of an asset they can be for the overall decorum of the workplace.
Jun 21, 2019
The Most Popular Cat Names of 2019 Might Surprise You
We can safely say that the following list of most popular cat names of 2019 is something that only people are concerned about, since cats know their names but decide to ignore you. Since we know plenty of fur parents put a ton of thought into choosing suitable cat monikers (from using pet name generators to seeking cat-naming advice from animal experts), let’s dive right into some of this year’s most common cat names as revealed by UK cat homing organization Cats Protection.
Jun 13, 2019
This Collar Will Keep Your Dog Cool All Summer Long
It helps keep them cool, reduces heat stress, and fights fatigue.
Jun 6, 2019
Asahi Kasei’s Plus-Nyan: The Most Feline Friendly House
We have more than a sneaking suspicion if we were left to our own devices with an unlimited bank account and a blank slate for a residential design, we’d find ourselves with many of the same interior architectural features that Asahi Kasei’s Plus-Nyan house offers its four-legged residents.
Jun 3, 2019
This Cactus-Shaped Cat Scratching Post Is Exactly Why We Have Etsy
If you have a cat, then you’re probably already well versed in what The Internet has done to All Things Cat. You can get just about anything you want for your cat these days online (and plenty of things you don’t want). You can even get an inflatable wizard hat for your feline. But I’m not here today to tell you about inflatable wizard hats for cats.
May 20, 2019
This Ball Lets Your Dog Play Fetch With Themselves
There's one for cats, too.
May 19, 2019
Fish for Feng Shui
Owning a pet requires time and money, things that may be in short supply in your own life. If this is your situation, why not try a fish? Fish not only make good pets for those who may not have the regular life that a dog or a cat requires but they’re also good for your home’s feng shui. Watching them swim is a proven destresser and anxiety reducer.
May 10, 2019
A Fishtank That Doesn’t Look Like The Dentist’s Office
The fish tank above is made from a glass canister that needed a purpose other than taking up space in the recycling bin. It’s made a great alternative to the usual dentist office type aquariums. Click through the jump to see how it all works (for less than $30) and to hear the story behind this (unoriginally named) male Beta named Nemo!This past summer we inherited Nemo and his neon colored tank from a nearby elementary school who was unable to take care of it.
May 9, 2019
How Do I Prevent My Cats From Climbing Onto the Screen?
Q: My husband and I adopted a kitten a few months ago, and now that the warmer weather is coming we need some help cat-proofing the apartment in a new way. We’re lucky enough to have two large 6 foot windows and a sliding door (with screen) that’s about 10 feet tall and 4 feet wide. Any tips for how to keep the cat from climbing on the screens? We keep her nails clipped short, but she manages to grab hold anyway. Any diversion tips? Thanks!
May 8, 2019
Dealing With A Cat Who Pees All Over The House
Once upon a time we were happy people, a family that lived harmoniously with a cat. Then we discovered hidden caches of pee: in the hamper, in trash cans, on quilts. Some members of the family wanted to banish said cat from the house, we refused and dedicated ourselves to solving the problem. Our kitty is a female so she wasn’t spraying the walls to mark her territory, she was just unloading her bladder on, normally, piles of soft things.
May 7, 2019
Quick Tip #14: How to Keep Pets Off Furniture
Every well-run home is teeming with tricks and shortcuts to keep it humming along. We’re sharing our best quick tips — for cleaning, organizing and repairing stuff at home — to save you time and money. Click through for today’s helpful hint, and links to tons more… Pets, in general, aren’t comfortable walking on strange surfaces that make noises. Try placing a piece of ALUMINUM FOIL (or bubble wrap) on the area in question and leave it for two or three days.
May 7, 2019
Pet Prenups Can Save You from Future Heartbreak
While divorce rates have dropped slightly to 39 percent compared to when they were once closer to 50 percent, that is sure is still a high likelihood of a marriage ending. As a result, some millennials have become privy to this bleak forecast for their relationships, which explains the increase with them creating prenups with their partners. In fact, some people are signing contracts to address one issue specifically—with pet-nups.Yes, you read that right.
May 6, 2019
Keep Your Pets Happy Without a Yard
Whether you’re a renter or city dweller, living with a yard can come at a premium. The absence of a yard can also seemingly make life for your pet unpleasant, but after six years I can attest that not only can living without a yard be fine, but even fun! For the past six years my husband and I have lived in Chicago — a city notorious for its lack of yard space. But for each of those years, we’ve lived with a cat, and most recently added a dog to our family.
May 6, 2019
IKEA Recycling Bin to DIY Top-Entry Litter Box
The first time I saw a top-entry litter box, I wondered where it had been all my life. That top-oriented entrance hole looked like it would cut down dramatically on my cat tracking litter out of the box on her paws and eliminate accidental out-of-the-box spraying. Unfortunately, that kind of litter box can be expensive. But now someone has figured out a way to make one with a simple IKEA hack.
May 4, 2019
Top 10 Reasons Why Dogs Are Totally Worth It
Yes, pets are a massive pain in the ass, but we also love them to death. Since today is focused on all the ways to keep their hair and stink at bay, it’s nice to also celebrate the wiggly, slobbery, and sweet fur babies that they are. (For cat people, Nancy just wrote a great post about living with a kitty that you can read here.) So, here are the top ten reasons why dogs keep the world happily humming along. 1. You never have to be alone in the house. Like ever. Not for a minute.
May 4, 2019
How To Teach Pets to Not Eat Cords
Pet owners know this scene all too well: you walk into a room and find your beloved pet eating your television cord, your phone charging cord, or some other important electronic cord which should not be gnawed. If this sounds familiar, worry not: here are three steps I’ve taken to train two dogs and two cats to leave cords alone: 1. Always correct the behavior when you catch them in the act. If you find your dog chewing on a cord, use your disciplinary word of choice.
May 4, 2019
Tips For Negotiating a Lease with Exotic Pets
I am an exotic pet person. This came as quite a surprise to me when I moved to a new city and called a vet specializing in small animals to see if they could fit in one of my guinea pigs who had developed a sneeze during our move, but was told that the vet did not treat “exotic pets”. Surprise! Both of my guinea pigs and my little mouse are exotic pets. I assure you they all felt quite fancy when I informed them of their status.
May 4, 2019
Tricky Transitions: Moving In With a Partner (and Pet)
You’re all set to shack up with your love except one little problem: his pet. No matter how you feel about his furry friend, it can be a tricky path to navigate. We can help. Try these tips to keep everyone living peacefully. Pets are super fun, until they’re not. Even the cutest pup seems like a devil when she mysteriously wants a 4am walk and won’t stop barking until she gets it.
May 4, 2019
Alice, I’m Allergic to My Neighbors’ Cats (and They’re Everywhere)
Hi Alice! I recently moved into an apartment building that allows cats. Although I am severely allergic, I never thought it would be a problem— why should a cat confined in a separate apartment bother me? Then, the day I moved in, I met a neighbor who happily told me I moved to the “cat floor.” Uh oh. I wasn’t confused for long: my neighbors open their doors and let their cats roam around the common area by the elevator!
May 4, 2019
Neighbor Favors: Tips to Help Keep Your Dog From Barking When You Are Out
All dogs love hanging out with their humans, but if you need to leave Fluffy home alone once in a while, how do you make sure he doesn’t bring the house down with his bark? Besides good training (always a good idea), try these tips to keep him happy (and quiet) while you’re away. Dogs can hang out alone, but don’t close him up all day without company, a meal or a walk. If you need to be away from home for more than four hours, you’ll need to make arrangements for Fido.
May 4, 2019
3 Lessons Your Dog Can Teach You About Happiness at Home
Owning a dog has been one of the greatest joys in my life so far. My Boston Terrier, Bacon, is pretty much my best friend. He’s given me so much love, so many cuddles, and – if I’m being honest – has actually put a few things into perspective for me at home. The rug? It might get peed on. The pillows? They might get chewed. But they’re just things, and they can be replaced (which gives you an excuse to shop, so… wash?
May 4, 2019
It’s a Family Affair: Incorporating Your Pets Into Your Wedding
As a life-long dog lover, I need not tell you that I am assertedly pro-pets-at-weddings. Furry friends are a part of the family! They’ve been there for so many milestones in your relationship, so why shouldn’t they be part of the big day, too? If you can swing it, the best way to get pets involved in the wedding is to invite them. Ines and Wes, above, were married poolside at a private home in Texas, so it made sense that their cocker spaniel, Gatsby, got in on the fun.
May 3, 2019
The Sweet Strange History of Cat Funerals
Funerals, of course, are not a happy occasion, but they serve an important purpose: they give the bereaved a chance to celebrate the dead person’s life, to mourn together, and hopefully, to begin the healing process. When a pet dies things are a bit murkier. For a human death there’s an accepted script to follow: for a dog or cat, no so much. But anyone looking for a fitting way to mourn Fido or Fluffy might be heartened to hear that cat (and dog!
May 3, 2019
The Tech Gear Your Dog Would Tell You to Buy (If They Could Talk)
Tech tools make your life more convenient and more interesting, but who says humans should have all the fun? After all, what does your dog get for entertainment, just a few bones to chew on and a stuffed animal or two? It’s time to upgrade your tech tools and toys for your pup. As a bonus, a few of these will help ease your guilt when your workplace or the world in general isn’t as dog-friendly as you’d like.
May 3, 2019
5 Things Your Dog Does to Secretly Keep You Healthy
As a devoted pet owner, you try your best to make sure your dog is living the healthiest life possible, with plenty of walks, regular check-ups at the vet and only the very best dog food. You do everything in your power to make sure he is healthy and happy, and as it turns out, your dog is returning the favor. Owning a dog—or even borrowing a friend’s for an afternoon—can be extremely beneficial to your mental and physical wellness.
May 3, 2019
Can You Afford a Pet? The Hidden Costs to Budget For
There’s nothing quite like coming home to a happy dog or curling up on the couch with a purring kitten. The kind of unconditional love that comes with having pets is priceless, but that doesn’t mean it comes without a cost. It’s totally worth it, but having a new furry—or fishy, or feathery—friend around can be more expensive than you know, and it’s something you need to prepare for.
May 3, 2019
7 Things You Need to Do Before Adopting a Pet
Ever get the feeling that the only thing your apartment is missing is a cute little companion to come home to? Adopting a pet may seem like a great idea, but you also need to make sure you’re prepared before you commit to anything. Make sure you check off this pre-pet checklist before you pay a visit to your local shelter: Pets can be expensive, so make sure you know your budget realistically before you decide to take in an animal.
May 3, 2019
If Dogs Were Named After IKEA Furniture
Names like Max and Bella—the top two dog names in 2016—are great and all, but what you name your pets says a lot about you. And if people can name their dogs after things like quinoa and kale (seriously, the names Quinoa and Kale are on the rise for dogs, as well as Tofu, Whiskey, and Taffy) or TV characters like Eleven and Khaleesi, then I don’t think it’s too much of a stretch to name your furry friend after your favorite furniture.
May 3, 2019
How Your Pets Make You Healthier
You love your pets, and you know they love you back (unconditionally, too). But did you know that your pets can actually have a positive impact on your health—both physically and mentally? Living with animals can make a huge difference in your life, and not just in your daily routine. Whether you’re a cat or dog person (or even a guinea pig person!) here are some of the health benefits you get out of living with your furry—or maybe even scaly—friends.
May 3, 2019
This Animal-Loving Bride Swapped Bouquets for Adorable, Adoptable Puppies
Making decisions for your big day can be ruff — unless it involves puppies. When Meghan Butler of Charlotte, North Carolina, and her bridesmaids were celebrating her bachelorette party, the women knew there had to be a way they could incorporate puppies into Meghan’s big day. So Meghan, an attorney, and her crew of pals opted to trade their traditional bridesmaid bouquets for puppies.
May 3, 2019
4 Things No One Warned Me About Before I Adopted a Dog
“Are you going to take it on walks? Are you going to have time for it? Can you afford it?” There were a lot of things my friends warned me about before I adopted the painfully adorable dog above (my mom also shared many of her concerns). But even with my friends’ advice and nearly a decade of pet sitting experience under my belt, I was surprised by a few unexpected things after bringing Stanley home from the LA-SPCA.
May 3, 2019
This is How Much I Spent on My Rescue Dog in Just the First Month
I recently adopted an adorable rescue dog named Stanley. It’s not like I thought adopting a dog was going to be free or anything — my cat eats better than I do, so I know the price of organic pet food. But I wasn’t quite prepared for how much money I spent on Stanley in the first month. He may not be a puppy, but he still needed a lot of things to get him settled into his new home.
May 3, 2019
New Show ‘Animal Cribs’ Tackles Over The Top Renovations For Your Pets
Renovation shows are having a moment, and yet with all the options past and present, there hasn’t been one totally dedicated to one very important part of the family: animals. Thankfully, Animal Planet is on it, and a familiar face is taking on these extreme home makeovers (pet edition). You might recognize Antonio Ballatore as the winner of HGTV’s Design Star and the host of The Antonio Treatment.
May 3, 2019
If Your Cat Could Write a Wish List, Here’s What Would Be On It
The holiday season is a time when people gather with friends and family, exchanging gifts and celebrating with loved ones. And when you’re a pet owner, that totally extends to your furry friends, too. If you have that all-too-familiar urge to spoil your cat this year, we’ve got you covered. You may not be able to read your cat’s mind, but if they had a wish list, these items would probably make the cut—not to mention, you’ll enjoy them too.
May 3, 2019
Here’s How To Get Your Cats and Dogs To Like Each Other, According to Jackson Galaxy and Zoe Sandor
Sharing a space when everybody doesn’t like each other is no fun. It’s almost harder when the ones who are fighting have four legs and don’t speak. That’s every episode of Animal Planet’s new show, Cat vs. Dog, where cat whisperer Jackson Galaxy and dog trainer Zoe Sandor help a household with interspecies fur children become one big happy family—or at least attempt to.
May 3, 2019
Here’s How to Protect Your Pets During Cold Weather
Many places in the United States are facing an extreme cold front this week, with temperatures much chillier than normal for early in the winter season. While that might means you need to bundle up a bit more for New Year’s Eve festivities, don’t forget about your four legged family members. Here are a few ways that you can protect pets from the cold.
May 3, 2019
Meet The Superstars of Sunday’s Kitten Bowl
Greetings, fellow cat people! I’m assuming since you clicked on this article you are, in fact, a cat person (but not that cat person). Our most treasured of sporting events is a mere four days away. That’s right, Kitten Bowl V is right around the corner airing on Sunday, February 4 on The Hallmark Channel. https://www.youtube.
May 3, 2019
This Year’s Puppy Bowl Includes Adult Rescue Dogs, Sloths, and Chickens
Not to be outdone by the Kitten Bowl, the 14th annual Puppy Bowl from Animal Planet has stepped up its game in the hopes of again earning your love as the best and derpiest part of Super Bowl Sunday. Commence countdown to cute overload. In just two days, Animal Planet will revive its annual alternative Super Bowl programming and halftime show featuring adoptable animals from shelters and rescues around the country. Starting at 3 p.m.
May 3, 2019
Lunar New Year: These Pups Are Ready For the Year of the Dog
Friday marked Lunar New Year, and the good news for good doggos and playful puppers the world over is that this is their year—literally. It’s now officially the Year of the Dog, and four-legged floofballs were all over Instagram celebrating the momentous occasion. The house is clean, the red envelopes stuffed, the dumplings sealed, and now these pups are ready to party. Check out some of the most festive Fidos on Instagram. Happy lunar new year!!! 新年快樂!!!
May 3, 2019
Should You Let Your Pet Sleep With You? We Dug Up the Answer
Pets belong on the bed. At our house anyway, and at many of yours, I bet. In fact, surveys on the topic show that around half of pet owners let them sleep on the bed. As for us, our little guy Truffle starts out wedged between my pillows and my husband’s, but at some point in the night moves to curl up to my back, a solid, warm little brick that’s surprisingly immovable for 16 pounds.
May 3, 2019
This Treat-Dispensing Mobile Camera Follows Your Pets Around Like a Personal Videographer
Move over, Roomba. There’s a new way to terrorize, I mean, follow your furry friend’s every move when you’re not home. It’s the world’s first mobile pet camera—complete with a built-in treat dispenser. The VAVA Mobile Pet Camera claims to give pet owners increased peace of mind while helping to “end pet boredom and separation anxiety.
May 3, 2019
Dog Lovers Will Want to Fetch, I Mean, Catch This New Netflix Series
We’re already stocking up on Kleenex. A new Netflix docuseries is heading to your television with six incredible stories about (wo)man’s best friend. “Dogs,” co-produced by Glen Zipper and Amy Berg, follows six individual stories “celebrating the deep emotional bonds between people and their beloved four-legged friends,” Variety reports.
May 3, 2019
This $16 Amazon Find Will Keep Your Pets Cozy All Winter
If you’re the type of person to tuck your short-haired, pleading-eyed pets in under the blankets the second the thermometer dips below 70 (I’m seeing you seeing me seeing you), then you’re going to love the latest development in home decor: heated pet beds.
May 3, 2019