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Monthly Archives: November 2017

Shelter Sorts Dogs Into Harry Potter-themed Houses

(DOG ADOPTION/ANIMAL VIDEOS) After a Florida animal shelter noticed that many people interested in adopting dogs were focusing on breed rather than personality, they came up with a fun, nerdy way to showcase their dogs' personalities using Harry Potter references. Wanting people see their dogs for who they really are, Pet Alliance Orlando began sorting the dogs into Hogwarts houses. Each dog is sorted based on his/her personality (Gryffindors are brave and heroic, Slytherins are determined and resourceful, Hufflepuffs are kind and loyal, and Ravenclaws are intelligent and witty). Once a dog is sorted into a house, he/she gets a special house banner for their kennel, so that every potential adopter walking by knows exactly which house he’s in. The concept has been a huge success so far, and has actually helped a lot of dogs get adopted into loving forever homes. -- Global Animal

This Dog Doesn’t Beg For Treats–She Buys Them!

(FUNNY DOGS/PETS/CUTE ANIMAL VIDEOS) This dog doesn't beg for treats--she buys them! Holly is a 5-year-old pup who certainly knows how to make her way in a dog-eat-dog world! -- Global Animal

Corgi Tinder Date

(FUNNY PETS/DOGS/CUTE ANIMAL VIDEOS) Let's face it, the online dating world can be pretty ruff! Watch as this handsome Corgi tries out Tinder for the first time. As a social media star on Instagram and Facebook, you’d think Topi would have an easier time finding some puppy love, wouldn't you? -- Global Animal

Why Dogs Are Good For Your Heart

(PETS/DOGS) An animal companion may not just warm your heart, but also help you maintain a healthy heart. In a press release from the American Heart Association, pets—particularly dogs—are associated with lowering blood pressure, stress, cholesterol levels, and incidence of obesity. So, the next time your buddy is nudging you for a walk around the block, just remember that you're not only taking proper steps to keep your dog healthy, but you're also doing your heart some good! Read on for more information on dogs and their relation to human heart health. — Global Animal
Hedgehogs, cute animals, hedgehog facts

15 Fantastic Hedgehog Facts

(HEDGEHOGS/FUN ANIMAL FACTS) Who doesn't love hedgehogs? From their little spikes to their cute beady eyes, there are many things to love about this adorable and loveable animal. Hedgehogs have been domesticated since 4 B.C and permanently immortalized in our culture through characters such as Sonic the Hedgehog. Scroll down for 15 more fun hedgehog facts! — Global Animal

Chew On This: Most Popular Dog Treat Could Be The Most Dangerous

(DOGS/PET CARE) While many pet parents prescribe their dogs' overactive chewing with rawhide treats, they are often unaware of the hidden dangers. For instance, did you know that rawhide chews are often processed with chemical byproducts like hydrogen peroxide and bleach? Choking and blockages are also common risks associated with feeding rawhides. Continue reading below for the facts and myths behind rawhide chews, and check out these safe rawhide alternatives to help deter dogs from destruction. -- Global Animal

Swimming With Sharks: Thrill-Seeking Lives Of Freedivers

(SHARK PICTURES/OCEANS) Brazilian photographer Raul Boesel Jr. released a fascinating look into the ocean world with his enigmatic photographs of freedivers swimming with sharks. "You feel all kinds of emotions when diving with these beautiful animals. They range from happiness, euphoria, anxiety and fear," Boesel said. Although Boesel is right to have a healthy amount of fear toward the wild animals, he clearly also displays a healthy dose of respect and admiration for the ocean dwellers. The photographs are a beautiful display of the delicate bond between humans and wildlife. Read on to learn more about this fascinating experience and see more pictures below. — Global Animal

Meet Azuki, The Cutest Hedgehog From Japan

(PETS/CUTE ANIMAL VIDEOS) Meet Azuki, the cutest little hedgehog from Japan. He likes apples, massages, and hot baths. He's so cute, he has a whopping 270K followers on Instagram! -- Global Animal

Meat-Free Monday: Vegan Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms

(MEATLESS MONDAYS/VEGAN RECIPES) Try these vegan stuffed portobello mushrooms for your next holiday party appetizer or as a main dish for this week's Meatless Monday! These juicy, savory portobello mushroom caps are stuffed with crushed pecans (as a sort of breadcrumb substitute), lightly sauteed celery, onion, garlic, bell pepper, garlic, a hint of ginger, and a few other natural ingredients that give it a beautifully rich, earthy flavor that pairs well with a simple side salad and side of brown rice. Not only are they super easy to make, but they also look too inviting to resist! As always, happy eating! -- Global Animal

Dog High-Fives NYC Marathon Runners

(CUTE DOGS/PETS/FUNNY ANIMAL VIDEOS) Watch this Lab-Beagle rescue dog from Texas give NYC Marathon runners well-deserved high fives to put a little extra pep in their step! For more of Marty McFly, follow him on Instagram. -- Global Animal

Animals Ready For Their Close-Up (GALLERY)

(ANIMAL PICTURES/WILDLIFE PHOTO GALLERY) Need a little pick-me-up? Check out these animals getting up close and personal with the camera! — Global Animal

Horse Discovers The Wonders Of Zippers

(HORSES/FUNNY ANIMAL VIDEOS) This silly horse has just discovered the wonders of zippers and is having a ball! -- Global Animal

Dog Isn’t Allowed In The Baby’s Room

(FUNNY DOGS/PETS/CUTE ANIMAL VIDEOS) This dog isn't allowed in the baby's room, but he still manages to find a way in. Watch him army-crawl into the room via nanny cam. -- Global Animal

Dreaming Kitty Crashes Bike In His Sleep

(CUTE CATS/KITTENS/FUNNY ANIMAL VIDEOS) This sleeping kitty apparently knows how to ride a bicycle in the dream world. Watch him pedal his paws like there's no tomorrow until...CRASH! -- Global Animal