Animal Planet Celebrates #Meow at Internet Cat Video Festival

Yesterday, Animal Planet joined 13,000 passionate cat lovers at the Minnesota State Fair for the Internet Cat Video Festival — a night of music, comedy and videos celebrating fabulous felines led by the Walker Art Center. Animal Planet brought it’s #meow style, with an extraordinary cat butter sculpture (a BuzzFeed favorite) and lots of Animal Planet swag. Together, cat fans enjoyed countless cat videos, witnessed the monumental meeting of Lil…

Vote Discovery to SXSW 2014!

It’s that time of the year again…PanelPicker voting for SXSW Interactive and SXSWedu 2014. If you missed us at SXSW last year, SXSW Interactive Festival, held annually in Austin, brings together leaders in technology and digital creativity to showcase the best technologies of today and explore what’s to come tomorrow, while SXSWedu brings together leaders from the education landscape to collaborate, create and change how we teach and learn. This…

Find Pet-Friendly Products & Services with the Help of the ‘Petfinder Seal of Approval’

Perform a Google search or stroll the isles of your local stores, and it’s clear that there’s a multitude of choices out there for pet parents — from pet care products and toys to important services. Americans spent more than $50 billion on their pets in 2011 and now Petfinder, the online leader in responsible pet ownership, is ready to help owners make responsible decisions about products, services, brands and…

Have a Cat From Hell? Jackson Galaxy Can Help

Is your cat driving you up the wall? Enter Jackson Galaxy, also known as the “Cat Daddy”. On Animal Planet’s very aptly named My Cat From Hell, Jackson works with pet owners whose feline friends are making their lives miserable. These aren’t run of the mill pets behaving badly – on Saturday’s season premiere, Justin and Susanne’s Bengal cat continually attacks Susan and Emile and Mike’s feline duo constantly get…

June is Adopt-a-Shelter-Cat Month: Find Your Purrrr-fect Pet!

Today’s guest blog post is from Samantha Piccirillo, an undergraduate student at University of Maryland and an intern with the Digital Communications & Social Media team at Discovery Communications. I can’t be the only one who has a huge soft spot for adorable kittens, right? Ever since my family adopted my cat, Tiger, who we found through Petfinder, I’ve been so excited to spread the word about Adopt-a-Shelter-Cat Month. Five…

Nominate Your Candidates & Cast Your Votes in Animal Planet’s ‘Decision 2012’

Whether you’re a Democrat, Independent or Republican, there’s one thing that we all can come together on as a nation: our pets. For precisely that reason, Animal Planet has launched Decision 2012 — an online destination to help us finally determine whether dogs, cats or another wildcard animal are America’s favorite pet. American presidents have long had canines by their sides, but who can forget famous White House felines like…

Send (Furry) Love This Valentine’s Day with Petfinder.com’s e-Cards

Looking to send digital greetings this Valentine’s Day to someone special? If so, make sure to check out Petfinder.com’s e-cards, like the one below. What better way to show you care than a furry friend (and spreading the word about pet adoption through Petfinder).         http://www.petfinder.com/tools/ecards/index.cgi?campaign=valentines08

Holiday Gift Guides from Animal Planet, TreeHugger and Parentables

Any procrastinators out there? If you’re still working on your holiday gift list and coming up short in the inspiration department, we have a few gift guides that might help you, even with the pickiest of recipients. Animal Planet has a series of gift guides for hipster pets, overindulged pets, dog and cat lovers, and even green pet lovers. My favorite is the DJ Cat Scratch Turntable from Perpetual Kid:   Meanwhile,…

Animal Planet’s Calling All Cat-Lovers for New Series

You often hear people identifying themselves as a “cat person” or “dog person” and now Animal Planet is introducing you to the real cat people in Must Love Cats. The new series, premiering Saturday at 8pm ET/PT, is a celebration of felines and the people who love them, with the help of host (and musician) John Fulton. From cats that saved their owners’ lives to swanky cat-only hotels, the series…