Dog Vacay For When You Vacay

I recently started a new full-time job and for the first time in two years I am working full-time in an office. Not only am I mourning the loss of my former flexible work from home schedule but I’m pretty sure my dogs are too. Luckily, my office is close enough that I can take a long lunch and run home to let my pups out as needed which is a huge relief for me. Now I have to think about who will watch my guys when I go on vacation this summer (wishful thinking). Enter Dog Vacay, a newly launched start-up dedicated to pet sitting. Dog Vacay is an online marketplace for...

How Do You Create Great Turtle Turf?

How Do You Create Great Turtle Turf? Raise A Paw Pawesome is no stranger to the discussion of awesome pet homes but we haven’t tackled turtle turf yet, so I thought it only fair to ask, what is the right kind of home for a pet turtle? First, indoor turtles live in an aquarium and although it’s similar to a fish tank, it’s not quite the same. Unlike fish, our turtle friends are reptiles which means that they need both land and water in their habitat. When purchasing a turtle aquarium, make sure that you consider the size your turtle will grow into as an adult. Here is a...

Find and Adopt a Dog Who Looks Just Like...

Find and Adopt a Dog Who Looks Just Like You! Doggelgänger This may be one of the most clever (and high tech!) adoption promotions I’ve ever seen. Pedigree’s New Zealand branch hired design agency Colenso BBDO to come up with a new way to get the word out on pup adoptions. Using the idea that dog owners tend to look like their pets, Colenso teamed up with NEC to develop Doggelgänger, “Human to canine pairing software, designed to connect real homeless dogs to their human doubles.” The site uses NEC’s facial recognition technology, normally used for anti-terrorism and...

An Ikea Expedit Bookcase Turned Hamster ...

An Ikea Expedit Bookcase Turned Hamster Mansion Pet Projects  When I was a freshman in high school I had a hamster. It was a bittersweet experience as my hamster lived only a few months and when I found his cold, hard body one morning it took weeks for me to get over his death. To make matter worse, no one at school understood why I was so upset about a hamster. I got looks of pity when my eyes welled up, but not of the sympathetic kind. During my little hammie’s short life, he lived a simple one in a large bi-level metal cage. There was nothing warm or comforting about...