Archive for June, 2011

Get ready to date a dog

Date a dog is a new advertisement campaign  for all shelter dogs in Holland who are trying to find good homes. This campaign uses really creative images that catch the eye with unusual images of people interacting with dogs.

This is one of the posters the foundation is using for the campaign.  If you want to know more about the campaign, see the cool images and practice your Dutch visit

Advertisement Campaign - Courtesy of Date a Dog


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Colombia’s canine flood victims are in deep water

With the recent tragedy of widespread flooding in Colombia thousands of people and animals have been left with nothing.  Valeria Martin Ethology Foundation has rescued a huge amount of dogs and are looking for people to take them into adoption. If you are interested in adopting a dog or helping this organization with donations in kind or cash please contact Andres Varon on 320 461 4823.

Mongrel adopted from the foundation

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Website uses face recognition to match you with a mongrel

A brilliant webpage which matches your facial features with those of  homeless dogs has had us captivated all day.

The software in action

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The surfing dogs of California

Every year on the beaches of California dogs get off the streets and into the sea to surf the waves and compete in the Loews Coronado Bay Resort Surf Dog Comeptition. According to the organizers website each dog had 10 minutes to catch his or her top two waves and is scored on confidence level, length of ride and overall ability to “grip it and rip it.” Winners score the ultimate pet vacation at Loews Coronado Bay Resort and endless bragging rights. If you want to see some of the coolest pictures from this year’s competition visit the guardian online.

mongrel surfing in California.                                                Courtesy of the

Mongrel surfing in California. Courtesy of the

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We salute anyone who loves mongrels. Hello Bangkok mongrels

Mongrels of the World has found a really cool blog about Bangkok’s street dogs.

After reading the posts you’ll get a great idea of the challenges Bangkok street dogs face, and perhaps better appreciate their ability to stay positive during all the hot, dusty days and hungry nights spent scraping out a living in the Thai capital. You can follow the blog at

I'm Back After A Long Nap -- What'd I Miss? Courtesy of Bangkok Street Dogs

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