Rover, an online social network for finding a dog sitter, has fetched some extra cash. TechCrunch reports that the company has raised $7 million in series B funding from the Foundry Group, with participation from existing investor Madrona Venture Group.
If you’ve ever seen the YouTube viral hit “Tickling Slow Loris,” in which an adorable wide-eyed creature throws his arms up while being tickled by his loving owner, then you probably thought that the slow loris was the cutest thing ever and maybe even wished you had one of your own for a pet. Conservationists are calling for YouTube to ban these adorable videos of domesticated slow lorises because they believe that these videos are fueling a brutal and illegal pet trade that is putting these creatures at risk of extinction.
How many pets are online? How many pet owners are tweeting and Facebooking for their cats and dogs? How many pets have a YouTube page? A new infographic reveals that Fido and Fluffy are hitting the social web a lot more often than you may think!
Happy MEOW-loween! It’s Monday and it’s Halloween, so this week we bring you the Halloween edition of our Weekly Dose Of Cute. Our adorable video roundup includes pets and babies in costumes. So prepare yourself for cute overload!
Sure, you’re a busy person. But, you are also a dog owner. So, you have, as a good friend of mine say, a “first world problem.” How do make sure the dog walker is giving your dog much needed exercise? One solution comes from:
Have you ever had that moment of panic when you realized your pet was missing? There are a variety of pet trackng products on the market. But, SnapTracs (a subsidiary of Qualcomm) hopes their Tagg Pet Tracker is a better solution for pet owners .
A back flipping dog, a three-piece band of cats, and an elephant painting a self-portrait are just a few of the amazing pet tricks you can find on YouTube. We’ve put together a list including these awesome tricks and more, to inspire you to teach your own dog, or cat, or even hamster a few new things.
Halloween is just around the corner. You probably already have your own costume planned, but what about your pets? Here are 10 videos of pets in costumes to help you come up with great Halloween plans for your dog, cat or even hamster!
hi5 is expanding its gaming section with the addition of RockYou’s Pets game to all of its users. The RockYou Pet game has gained a steady following in its own right, so hi5 is seemingly looking to ramp up the offerings of its own game channel by layering in online activity that is sure to keep users around for extended periods of time, with game titles they already know and trust.
For RockYou, the new partnership means that hi5′s 63 million users will be able to access its gaming products. As one of the major application developers, RockYou has been among the first to create game apps for most of the major platforms, from Facebook to MySpace. So it’s no surprise to see RockYou reaching further with the new partnership with hi5.
If you are planning to start a niche social networking site but couldn’t decide on what niche to market, perhaps you’re best bet would on pets and pet lovers niche, more particulary dogs and dog lovers. Social networking sites for dogs and dog lovers have been around since niche social networking sites have became popular. One dog/dog lovers-related site even got an award from the 2007 UK Social Find of the Year.Could DoggySpace repeat the same feat, only time could tell.