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When I say there is nothing quite so unpleasant as stepping in a dog’s water dish, I speak from experience (no thanks, Augie). Like a good pet owner, I keep my pup’s water bowl filled with fresh water. It’s located in the kitchen, where I inevitably get busy and distracted and step in the drink. It has happened a...
What Chihuahuas Can Teach Us About Interior Design
I have two Chihuahua mixes and, well, they rule. They fit in just about anywhere. And I do mean anywhere — in a purse, burrowed under the covers or curled up amazingly on the smallest pillow you've ever seen. But Chihuahuas have another hidden...
See a Deluxe 'Catio' Built for Feline Fun
You know those people whom stray animals just seem to find? When it comes to cats, Tom and Liz are those people. At present 16 cats have found their way into their hearts and home. Some are shelter cats once deemed unadoptable, others have wandered onto...
6 Ways to Help Your Dog and Landscape Play Nicely Together
Dogs and outdoor spaces go together naturally. But with their penchant for digging holes, carving runway paths worthy of an international airport and eating plants, some dogs can wreak havoc on landscape design. Knowing what some of the most common problems...
So You're Thinking About Getting a Dog
“When did you become the crazy dog lady?" my sister, Torey, asked the other day out of nowhere. Sure, it was right after I put another picture of my dogs on Facebook, one of thousands on my phone that I have been known to force on complete strangers,...
So You Want to Get a Cat
Cats are great pets. They're independent but still loving and full of character. Set an automatic feeder and you can leave a cat for a day or two without a care in the world that he or she isn't lounging by a sunny window much of the day....
50 Dog Photos Worth a Wag
We asked for your best photos of your dogs in design, and the images are still galloping in like unleashed corgis. As of this writing, you've shared more than 640 great...
How to Help Your Dog Be a Good Neighbor
The doorbell rang the other day and I was surprised to see my neighbor standing on my porch with a beautiful black Labrador retriever on a leash. Mary lost her dog, Shawnee, also a black Lab, to cancer three years ago. Because she and her husband are...
15 Outdoor Pet Projects You'll Lap Up
Houzzers, we put out the call, and once again you answered. Your unconditional love for your pets shines through with the care and thought you've put into...
8 Backyard Ideas to Delight Your Dog
A dog or dogs happily romping in the backyard is a classic dog-owner dream. Achieving this, though, takes more thought than just sending your dog out in the yard and hoping for the best. Take the time to make sure your yard provides your dog with the...
7 Ways Cats Help You Decorate
Cats are more than fuzzy companions who wake you up too early and hear the sound of a tuna can opening from 40 yards. They're also home decor! Here are just a few important elements cats bring to your interior design.
Facebook Meets Fido: Pet Connections for the Digital Age
As technology for communicating over the Internet and for monitoring health gets better, entrepreneurs are inventing ways to apply these new tools to the relationship between you and your pet. And why not? You’ve got an Internet connection in the house...
Incredible Home Catwalks Make for Purr-fectly Happy Felines
In 1988, when home builder Peter Cohen moved into his house in Goleta, California, two roaming outdoor cats came with the property. Shortly after he moved in, one was killed by a car and the other was hit by a car. This prompted Cohen to keep...
Geek Lab: How to Build a Steampunk Cat Transit System
Cats are always looking for something to do. That’s why we developed the Steampunk Cat Transit System (CTS) for a private residence in San Francisco. The homeowners spend...
40 Dogs Who Are Having a Way Better Summer Than You
Dogs are important members of many households. That’s why in the past here on Houzz, we’ve compiled readers’ images of their furry friends at home, in the office or...
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