Events

Top dog (and cat) events you don’t want to miss out on – we’ve got the inside scoop on everything from Yappy Hour to pets walking the red carpet. Looking for an excuse to leave work early? You can stay up to speed here on the next National Pet Holiday. We are _pretty_ sure Happy Mew Year for Cats is a legit reason to take January 2nd off. Covering the hottest pet pawties and events, you can stay current all the while perusing adorable puppy pics. See ya later, FOMO.

Coyote attacks have increased in the Stanley Park area in Vancouver, BC in recent weeks, and another attack Monday evening involved one coyote biting two different groups. The BC Conservation Officer Service (COS) released a report on the incident on Tuesday night. According to COS, the attack happened approximately 1:30 am, when a group was having a picnic in the park’s A coyote approached and bit a woman on the leg, and her friend was bitten on the leg right immediately after.

If you missed the news in 2020, the tiny town of Rabbit Hash, Kentucky, decided they had enough of human’s leading the pack. In a close race with Pitbull incumbent Brynneth Pawltro, French Bulldog Wilbur became the town’s new mayor on November 3, 2020. Wilbur’s won by a narrow margin but his campaign slogan gave him the advantage, “Give me liberty or give me… Milk-Bones”.

Sully the Service Dog was sworn in as a Facility Dog at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in February 2019. Then in November 2020, Sully’s devotion and loyalty were honored with a new statue near his home on Long Island.

Max the Miracle Dog, the famous four-legged hero, has been honored with a permanent bronze statue perched on a bench in Hope Park. An English Springer Spaniel, Max is an online star with regular updates from Kerry Irving’s. Photos and videos of their time together at charity walks, lakes, and guest appearances have made the popular spaniel a celebrity.

Baidianr was your average museum cat, chasing mice and living the good life. The kitty would have stayed relatively unknown if it wasn’t for some of the Beijing Palace Museum staff being soccer (or football for those of you in the UK) fans. Staff soon discovered the cat had some amazing psychic abilities.

Now in its 30th year of celebrating the unique beauty of some strange-looking dogs from across the country, the 2018 Ugliest Dog Contest has declared a winner. The champ is Zsa Zsa, a rescued English bulldog hailing from Anoka, Minnesota. This 9-year-old stands out with an extra-long, Looney Tunes-style tongue.

Wes Anderson is coming out with a new film that has subject matter dear to our hearts. Isle of Dogs is a stop-motion animated film written and directed by the famous writer of Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009), Wes Anderson.

Happy Panda Day! These tubby little creatures will warm your cold, cold hearts. They’re the clumsiest bears on the planet and, for obvious reasons, a group of pandas is actually called an embarrassment.

Fiona the most famous hippo in the world is a Philadelphia Eagles fan. Fiona announced her team in preparation for Super Bowl Sunday on The Fiona Show. It turns out, she’s a Philly fan.

Mark February 4th in your calendars, people! Puppy Bowl is back and airs on Animal Planet, on Sunday, February 4th. Puppy Bowl XIV has 90+ puppers from over 48 rescue agencies nation-wide.