Monthly Archive:: March 2011

Help Shelter Pets With Petfinder’s “Adopt the Internet Day!”

Adopt-internet-day_logo In honor of Petfinder's 15th birthday, Animal Planet, The Daily Treat and Petfinder is asking people everywhere to pledge to spread the word online about adoptable pets on March 15, 2011!

What You Can Do

1. Add a Petfinder badge to your Web site or Facebook page to show your support.

2. Take Petfinder's pledge that you will tell one person about pet adoption on March 15. By pledging, you'll enter for a chance to win one of 10 Pet Hair Eraser® Vacuums from BISSELL.

3. Caption a Petfinder adoptable-pet photo on ICanHasCheezburger! The photos with the best captions will be featured on the ICanHasCheezburger.com homepage on March 15.

Happy-max-Petfinder 4. On March 15, donate your Facebook status and photo to an adoptable Petfinder pet. Simply replace your photo with one from the Adopt-the-Internet All-Stars gallery and post one of these messages:

Message One:  More than 320,000 pets are waiting for homes on Petfinder.com. Help Petfinder Adopt the Internet today and find forever homes for as many as possible!

Message Two: I adopted my pet from Petfinder and now I want to help get this pet adopted! If you want to help pets in need of forever homes, please repost this!

5. On March 15, share an adoptable Petfinder pet on Twitter with the hashtag #adopttheinternet.

6. Add a link to your blog, Facebook or Twitter post to Petfinder.com

No amount of support is too small  — spread the word!

WATCH: Dogs Sledding Downhill…Without a Sled

Just when you thought you'd seen Extreme Sports Sporting Dog breeds tackle just about every sport out there — snowboarding, skateboarding, dock diving, wake-boarding, motocross and even skydiving….comes the newest craze of doggie daredevils – Snow Sliding Dogs. It is just about the most hysterical thing we've seen..in the last 45 minutes, at least.

Why Do Labs Dominate This 'Sport?'

Is this whole competitive-downhill-sliding thing only a Lab thing? Does anyone know? A cursory search of 'teh internets' indicates that Labrador Retrievers are definitely dominating in this particular, lesser known Olympic activity. Do Labs have some rare sledding gene none of us knew about?

Check out these furry goofballs in action below. These redonkulous videos are sure to bust any Monday morning blues you're grappling with today! Enjoy!

 

Mark Zuckerberg’s New Dog Resembles Ginormous Dust Mop

Hungarian-Puli-Mark Zuckerberg Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg revealed his softer side this week as he introduced his new pup, Beast, to the world. A redonkulously adorbs, (and quite rare) fluffy white Hungarian Puli, Beast already has his own Facebook Page, (shocker!) featuring pictures of the Facebook CEO and founder and his girlfriend, Priscilla Chan, holding and playing with the darling pup.

As of this writing, Beast is already up to  about 16,500 “likes," with Zuckerberg and Chan listed as the Page owners.

What is a Puli? 

Described as a mop on springs, the Puli is full of bouncing energy. Busy and curious, these super smart dogs are known to be also headstrong and tough and sometimes aggressive toward other dogs. Alert and watchful, it is also protective of its family, with a hankering for boisterous barking. Like many dogs, the Puli is an energetic breed on the lookout for a job, preferably something to herd.

A Puli: Great For Picking Up Dust Bunnies Around the House

According to Animal Planet's Dogs 101, the Puli's  nonshedding coat can be brushed or corded; if brushed, it needs brushing every one to two days. If corded, the cords must be regularly separated because the coat tends to hold dirt; bathing is time consuming and drying takes as much as one day. Pets can be clipped, but then part of the breed's unique appeal is lost….and he'll look more like a swiffer than a wet mop. Learn more about the Puli dog breed here>

Mark Zuckerberg- Pricillia Chan - New Dog Puli Beast

Reprint courtesy of The Daily Treat at AnimalPlanet.com


WATCH: Muttropolis Talks Dog Poop on NBC’s Today Show!

In case you missed it: Watch Muttropolis Co-Founder Janet McCulley talk with Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb about pet product trends and dog poop — on an apple! Seriously.

Last week we shared how thrilled we were to be invited to appear on the Today Show with none other than Hoda and Kathie Lee to talk about some of our favorite pet products. Without hesitation  we whisked off from California only a few hours later with our favorite dog toys, treats (and poop bags!) in tow for some fun in the Big Apple! 

Everyone at the NBC studios were so incredibly warm and welcoming, and we had an absolute fantastic experience—brief as it was!  All the innovative pet products featured during the segment can be found here at Muttropolis or on The Today Show website here! In case you missed the segment, check out the video below and be amused!

 

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