Some folks believe that shelters only house big, high energy pooches, and while there are plenty of them to go around for people who like the extra activity, some homes can accommodate only pint-sized pups. If your apartment is the perfect sanctuary for a tiny tot, check out your local shelters and rescues before you call up the breeder. You'll be surprised at how many cute and compact canines are in need of an adoring family. It's Adopt a Shelter Pet Month, and while we encourage this practice year-round, here's a sampling of 10 lovable littles that you can find among the thousands of pets awaiting you on Petfinder.
One sad side effect of the nation's economic struggles is the increase in pets showing up at animal shelters, turned in by families who can no longer afford their upkeep. But while most of you said that you'd never give up your fuzzy buddy, even if you faced bankruptcy, it can sometimes feel as though our pets are eating us out of house and home. If you seem to be spending more on pet food than you are on your own food, consider these seven tips to keep your furry friend from ingesting your monthly budget!
You may have seen the video of two sea otters holding hands that is now a cute-animal hall of famer, but you may be surprised to know that there is a pragmatic reason behind the hand-holding. Perhaps even more surprising, sea otters play a key role in the fight against global warming. And sure, they're considered to be one of the most playful animals of the sea, but did you know that they have an unexpected feisty side, too? They may be known for their stuffed-animal-like cuteness, but there is so much more to the sea otter that makes them one of the most fascinating, important, and resilient animals in the world. Here are seven reasons why these furry mammals are otterly lovable.
We've all got someone (or two or three . . .) on our gift list who rocks to their own special beat. So this holiday season, treat them to something spectacular that's easy on the eyes, music to their ears, and perfectly in tune with their personal sense of style.
Not only do Beats Solo HD headphones deliver the superior sound Beats by Dr. Dre products are famous for, but they also look as good as they sound — drenched in colors that are red like a heart, teal like Miami, white like snow, and lots more.
Tim Burton's next adorably gruesome animated adventure, Frankenweenie, comes out in theaters today, and I'm totally smitten by Sparky, the pointy-nosed Bull Terrier so loved by little Victor that his buddy brings him back from the dead. He's, of course, adorable when alive, but he's almost more darling in his undead form with a few stitches and missing parts! Resurrected Sparky has now joined a long line of movie critters that aren't real . . . but I wish they were! Check out the others in this slideshow, and chime in with your favorites.
Last week, scientists in Japan released a study demonstrating that viewing images of cute critters can improve concentration. A paper titled "Power of Kawaii" describes experiments in which groups of university students were asked to perform tasks before and after looking at photos of puppies and kittens. Researchers report that "viewing cute images makes participants behave more deliberately and perform tasks with greater time and care."
You heard that right: all that time you spend on PetSugar actually helps you focus on completing the sales report for which your boss is impatiently tapping his toe. So go ahead and click through this slideshow of insanely adorable Instagram fuzzies without fear of wasting valuable time. It's now a work-related activity! You're very welcome.
We're very excited to share what was in our September POPSUGAR Must Have box! October is sold out, so sign up now to receive our November shipment.
It's officially Fall, so I'm checking out the indie darling of film festivals and curling up with a good book. My favorite item in the September box is the perfect scarf. Wrap yourself up in it to look cute and stay warm as temperatures drop, though we're not quite ready to say goodbye to that Summer skin glow. Back to school for my girls means having to be organized with endless to-do lists and getting dinner on the table, while still sneaking in a sweet treat for myself. We have you covered on all fronts, so we hope you love our September Must Have box!
Anyone who’s ever spent a night in a five-star hotel or received V.I.P. treatment at an event knows that true indulgence is all in the details—fresh flowers, incredible views, oh-so-comfy seating. And while it seems impossible to replicate that same pampering atmosphere at home, you can surround yourself with easy, affordable luxury just by focusing on the “little things”—simple ways to treat the senses.
For starters, try Renuzit® brand’s new Tempting Indulgences™ air fresheners, a guilt-free way to surround yourself with warm, inviting, and scrumptious-smelling scents like Chocolate Covered Cherries, Crème Brulee, and Red Velvet Cake.
Then, consider other easy ideas for bringing opulence home. Give an old dresser a fancy makeover with dressy new drawer pulls. Add candles to a cake stand for an elegant centerpiece. Create a playlist of classic or light jazz music to enjoy while dining.
Feeling crafty? Get started on an a DIY project of your own!
We're fast approaching the spoooookiest time of year, which is a great time to have fun with your furry gremlin, ghoul, or chupacabra. But beyond tricks and treats, October brings adorable new animal film stars and pet photography sensations our way. Have a silly but safe month, and be sure to check out our October must haves!