Think you and your pup’s Instagram game is strong? Well you’d need a lot more than your friends’ likes to compete against over 10,000 international entries submitted for this year’s Dog Photographer of the Year Awards. Hosted by the Kennel Club and judged by a range of industry experts, there are ten categories and an overall winner.
One day a hurt owl was found on a porch in Southern California and taken to a vet. The vet figured he had crashed into the side of the house and after looking at his eyes he could tell why. Looking like windows into the galaxy, this owl had unique black-blue eyes with little white dots, lines and clouds.
It’s still a mystery how these lucky porkers retired to a leisurely life on a tropical island, but we do know we’re super jealous. Found on Big Major Cay in the Exumas islands of the Bahamas, there are two theories on their origin. Bunch of pigs 🐷 A post shared by The Swimming Pigs (@theswimmingpigs) on Jun 20, 2017 at 5:56am PDT 🐽 A post shared by The Swimming Pigs (@theswimmingpigs) on May 27, 2017 at 10:27am PDT One is they were left many years ago by pirates, who planned to return and bbq them.
What’s better than taking a tropical vacation? Going on a trip to an island full of puppies, of course. Potcake Place is a dog rescue charity based in Providenciales, an island in the northwest Caicos Islands, which are part of the Turks and Caicos Islands.
The results of the annual World’s Ugliest Dog Contest are in, continuing a 28-year tradition at the Sonoma-Marin Fair in Petaluma, California. While the name may imply they’re making fun of these pooches, they’re actually celebrating what makes each dog beautiful in their own special way. Including purebreds and mutts, many are rescues from shelters or puppy mills.
Large albino cats are extremely rare, with around 300 white lions and 1,200 white tigers estimated to exist. Ligers, the offspring of a male lion and a female tiger, are also extremely rare and almost never happened outside of captivity. Ligers usually have a blend of subtle spots and stripes, with males having short manes.
If you’re looking for some relaxation inspiration, you have to check out the musical duo of Maple and her human nicknamed Trench. Maple is a border collie/golden retriever/sheltie mix that Trench adopted from a rescue when she was a puppy. Known as @acoustictrench on Instagram, he’s known for covering popular tunes of playing his own tracks.
Gigi, a great horned owl, was close to death when she was brought to the Wild at Heart Rescue in Mississippi. The staff thought she must have been hit by a car and suffered head trauma. This led to her losing half her weight, getting parasites and a type of owl pneumonia.
Suffering from a painful ear condition, life was getting tough for this 10-year-old cat. But thanks to a rescue center and a kind new mom, he’s inspiring others to adopt older and special needs animals. His previous humans didn’t get him treatment for his condition and then weren’t able to afford surgery.
Gavel, a German Shepherd from Queensland, Australia, came from a proud pedigree of police puppers and was destined to also join the force. To become a furry officer of the law, you need discipline, bravery and when the situation calls for it, you need to be tough on criminals. In Gavel’s case, the police trainers found he was just too friendly to be taking down bad guys.