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Fill This Tiny Toy Aquarium With Immortal Fish You Draw Yourself

If your attempts to own and care for a pet fish have resulted in a non-stop procession of toilet-side funerals, this new aquarium from Takara Tomy should help boost your success rate. It’s filled with colorful virtual fish you draw and color yourself that will only die if your smartphone does. » 6/22/15 6:30pm 6/22/15 6:30pm

Dogs Follow People Across Billboards In This Clever Adoption Campaign

The most effective tool an animal shelter has it when it comes to getting pets adopted is the animals themselves. So the Battersea Dogs & Cat Home, a shelter in the UK, created a brilliant ad campaign that had dogs following potential owners from billboard to billboard as they walked through a shopping mall. » 5/06/15 9:28am 5/06/15 9:28am

Do You Love Your Pup Enough to Buy It a $30,000 Doghouse?

What is billed as the world's largest dog show, Crufts 2015, is getting under way in England today. And to commemorate the occasion, Samsung tasked its designers and engineers with creating the world's most advanced and fully featured dog house. Does it matter that it would cost $30,000 to build? Most dog owners would… » 3/05/15 9:45am 3/05/15 9:45am

Japan Is Holding Actual Funerals For Sony's Robotic AIBO Dogs

When a decades old toy breaks down and stops working with no hope of repair, you usually just toss it or find some way to recycle the parts. But what if you're as attached to that toy as you were a pet? In Japan, people are giving Sony's robot AIBO dog actual funerals to say goodbye to their faithful, electronic… » 2/26/15 11:11am 2/26/15 11:11am

It's Ok To Be a Crazy Cat Person When All Your Felines Are Robots

Most people look down on what's become known as 'crazy cat people' but it has less to do with the state of their mental health, and more about the impossible task of keeping a house full of felines clean. But what if those cats didn't need a litter box, never destroyed the furniture, and were immune to hair balls?… » 2/16/15 6:57pm 2/16/15 6:57pm

Caring For a Pet Jellyfish Is a Lot Easier When It's a Robot

If you have trouble keeping a goldfish alive in a simple bowl, the odds of you successfully maintaining a jellyfish are slim to none. But why go to the trouble of setting up a saltwater tank, acclimatizing your new pets, and feeding them planktonic eggs when Hexbug now has a perfectly believable robotic jellyfish » 2/13/15 11:42am 2/13/15 11:42am

Remote Control Fish Suddenly Make an Aquarium Sound Like Fun

An aquarium full of fish is basically just a nature-powered screensaver that you need to feed once a day. Wouldn't it be more exciting if there was more interaction than just tapping on the glass? With Hexbug's new Angelfish Aquabot, you can finally take control of your robotic underwater pet, and make it do more than… » 2/10/15 3:10pm 2/10/15 3:10pm

You'll Finally Understand Felines With the Meowlingual Cat Translator 

Many years ago the Bowlingual translator promised to finally bridge the communications gap between humans and dogs. But since a wagging tail and shredded toilet paper make it easy to figure out what a dog is thinking, it wasn't exactly a must-have gadget. Cats, on the other hand? That's a different story. » 2/05/15 6:40pm 2/05/15 6:40pm

How to Keep Your Dog Safe and Warm This Winter

You wouldn't venture nearly naked into the frozen wastes of your neighborhood during the dead of winter just to use the outhouse, so why do you expect your dog to? This winter hasn't been nearly as intense as last year's snowpacalypse, but it's still a dangerous time of year for pets. Here are the tips and tech… » 1/10/15 2:00pm 1/10/15 2:00pm

A Collar Laser Pointer Is the Dangling Carrot Your Pet Will Never Catch

The only thing better than a toy that keeps your cat and dog occupied for hours is one that requires no intervention on your part. A ball needs to be tossed, a pull toy needs to be tugged, but this laser pointer that clips onto a collar will have your pet chasing, but never catching, that small red dot until they're… » 10/02/14 5:00pm 10/02/14 5:00pm