Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Fish Hotel in Amsterdam

Finally a way to board your fish while you vacation. Its is common to board dogs, cats and other small mammals while you head on vacation, but there never has been a place to take your fish, until now. The Goudvissen Hotel in Amsterdam is the first hotel for only goldfish. It holds about 80% permanent residents and has a separate chamber to hold your goldfish, keeping colds from spreading between yours and theirs. Also, if you do loose a fish while you are vacationing, you may choose to take one of their permanent ones back with you. For more information:

Friday, July 9, 2010

Meet Thunderdog...Or At Least the Dog Who Wears Thundershirt

Lets face it, many dogs have anxiety problems just like humans. Many dogs are fearful of strangers, thunder, or in last weekend, fireworks. The "Thundershirt" company has created a shirt that constantly applies gentle pressure on the dog's chest, reducing anxiety. Although a direct scientific explanation has not been reached yet, "Thundershirt" offers a money-back guarantee. The constant pressure technique is not something new, veterinarians have used it to calm cattle and weighted vests are used on kids with behavioral problems. Learn more here:

Monday, July 5, 2010

Dog Meets Kittens

Here is a fun video about a dog who adopted kittens. Enough said!

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

17 Common Poisonous Plants

The ASPCA has created a searchable list of pet-poisonous plants that include many common house hold plants. The scary part is most of us have at least one of these in our yard or home. Symptoms of poisoning can include minor problems like an upset stomach and diarrhea all the way to death. Among some of the most common plants are the tulip, azalea, mum, english ivy and yew. Before purchasing your next plant, please consult the ASPCA's website and select both a beautiful and pet-friendly plant.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Your Very Own Backyard Zoo

If you have ever thought your house was a zoo with so many animals, here is your chance to complete the experience with a backyard habitat. Habitat Haven has created DIY(do it yourself) projects that instructs you how to create an outdoor habitat for your pet. Projects ranging in size from a simple patio enclosure to a cavernous tunnel experience are available through the Habitat Haven website. These projects allow your pets to experience the great outdoors while maintaining a safe and comfortable environment. For more ideas and images:

Monday, June 21, 2010

The Matchbox Dog House

Here is another contemporary dog house which combines a beautiful aesthetic with an easy maintenance. The architecture firm Archimania worked with a rescue charity to design this concept driven home. The idea comes from a matchbox composed of outer wrapper and inner box. The inner box may be slid out for a quick hosing down, then returned to the outer shell for use again. For more information visit:

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Top Ten Dog Beaches Announced

On June 10 2010, "FIDO-Friendly Magazine" announced their top ten dog beach picks in the US. Huntington Beach California topped out the list at number one with several other California beaches following suite. Florida beaches also dominated the list, while North Carolina and Chicago slipped in at 7 and 8. For more information on rankings and locations: