Pets

4 Robots From CES That You Might Want as Your Own Powered Pet

LAS VEGAS—Will pint-sized, gender-neutral robots soon become our next pets? 

Imgur’s Office Vibe Is Fun and Funky, Just Like the Internet’s Favorite Photo Platform

If you ever want to know what the kids are up to these days, head over to Imgur. The 6-year-old image-sharing and hosting community is home to millions of images, […]

Freshpet Tricks People Into Eating Its Dog Food, and It’s Pretty Hilarious

Tricking someone into eating something disgusting—tarantulas, worms, insects in general—is nothing new. Some game shows have whole segments based around that look of horror that comes over someone's face when they realize what they've just swallowed. Usually it's only fun for the audience. But in this new video from ShareAbility, pet food company Freshpet found a way to make it somewhat enjoyable for the victims, too—or at least, not as gross as it sounds.

Rescue Campaign Puts 10 Abandoned Dogs on Tinder, Gets 2,700 Matches in a Week

Turns out, you can find puppy love on a dating app. Literal puppy love is on offer through Tinder thanks to a New York animal shelter and marketing interns at agency BBH. The agency's interns, participating in the Barn program, used the app to post pictures of dogs that need homes.

Love Has Changed the Dog Biscuit Business

Among Rodney Dangerfield’s innumerable one-liners was one complaining about his new pet dog: “His favorite bone is in my arm!” (Hey, it was funny in the ‘80s.) It’s anyone’s guess where the popular association between dogs and bones began. Thoreau wrote about it, as did Jack London.

Pet Food Maker Gives Away ‘Collar Cams’ to Document Your Dog’s Day

There will be no question about who rummaged through the trash, shredded the sofa or butt-scooted across the carpet. The pet cam will tell all. But that's not really the purpose of this lightweight collar camera, the centerpiece of a digital campaign for Nature's Recipe pet food.

Pedigree Uses Bus Shelter Ads to Create Urban Dog-Walking Trails

Here's a nice example of a brand using its ads to help solve a problem. Pedigree wanted to encourage dog owners to give their pets the recommended 30-minute walk each day, so DDB Brussels used bus shelter ads to create dog-walking tour routes through Belgium's largest cities.

Is Your Dog or Cat Out Chasing Tail? Try These Pet Condoms.

Got a pet on the prowl? Afraid Sparky's a sex addict? Then Animal Instinct Pet Condoms are for you. Too bad they're also fictional.

‘Real Simple’ to Launch Limited Edition Pet Line at Target

Real Simple magazine, which has become a big player in the licensed home-goods category with products sold at Bed Bath & Beyond, is now partnering with Target to launch a limited-edition collection of pet products while eyeing the possibility of moving into e-commerce.

Friskies Releases Video Games for Cats

Your iPad is about to get pawed, if Friskies gets their way with it. The cat food purveyor has released three interactive tablet games for cats. You read that correctly: video games for cats.