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10 Jan

Host an exclusive Puppy Bowl VIP (Very Important Puppy) House Party!


This year’s Puppy Bowl is less than a month away, and if you’re anything like us, you can’t wait to watch. But why just watch the gamewhen you could treat your friends to an exclusive Puppy Bowl party instead?

To celebrate Puppy Bowl’s 10th Anniversary, we’ve teamed up with House Partyto throw tens of thousands of official “Puppy Bowl VIP House Parties” all around the country — and we want you to host one! It’s free and easy: all you have to do is head over to the House Party site and apply today. Everyone who applies will have the opportunity to become an official party “Tailgater” (get it? “Tail”-gater). But the fun doesn’t stop there, because 1,000 applicants will also be selected to join the official Home Team. If you’re chosen for the Home Team, we’ll mail you a Party Pack full of balloons, tattoos, party snacks, game-day accessories and more!

But whether you’re selected to be a Tailgater or a member of the Home Team, you’ll have access to exclusive downloadable game-day recipes, fun party ideas, Puppy Bowl X bios and more, all designed to help you and your friends make this the biggest and best Puppy Bowl yet.

And, as if that wasn’t enough, you’ll also have the chance to enter the Puppy Bowl X Ruff and Ready Sweepstakes, where you could win an Animal Planet VIP Pack, a Bissell SpotBot® Pet Deep Cleaner or even an iPad Mini.

There’s no limit to the number of Puppy Bowl VIP House Parties — so tell your friends! We want to make this the biggest Puppy Bowl ever, and we want your help in spreading the word.

On Twitter? Don’t forget to use the #PuppyBowlParty hashtag and be sure to follow House Partyand intrepid sideline reporter Meep the Bird for party tips and updates.

Applications are open now, so sign up today. We’ll see you on game day!

Haven't heard of House Party?

House Party makes it easy to have a party in your own home and get exclusive access to awesome products for you and your friends. They provide the fun, you provide food, your friends and feedback and promise to have an amazing time.

Their parties are sponsored by the brands you love. You don't pay anything or sell anything. Your party just went from event to epic!

iPad is a trademark of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. Apple is not a participant in or sponsor of this promotion.

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN.  The “Puppy Bowl X Ruff And Ready Sweepstakes” is subject in all respects to the complete Official Rules available at at the Sweepstakes section of the website, or by sending a S.A.S.E. to “Puppy Bowl X Ruff And Ready Sweepstakes – Rules Request”, c/o House Party, Inc., Fifty South Buckhout Street, Suite 301, Irvington, NY 10533.  The Sweepstakes is only open to entrants who are hosts and/or registered guests of the Puppy Bowl VIP (Very Important Puppy) Home Team House Party and/or Puppy Bowl VIP (Very Important Puppy) Tailgater House Party  and, at the time of entry, (a) tweet using #PuppyBowlParty with a photo of you and/or your guests having fun partaking in the ‘ruff and ready’ party action at your Puppy Bowl VIP House Party, (b) are legal residents of the United States, (collectively, the “Sweepstakes Territory”), (c) are at least 18 years old and (d) have internet access and (e) are registered members in good standing of Twitter. The Sweepstakes is void outside the eligible Sweepstakes territory; and where prohibited or restricted by law. Five (5) eligible entrants will be selected to win a Puppy Bowl VIP Prize Pack that will include a Puppy Bowl poster, a Puppy Bowl t-shirt, an Animal Planet water bottle, and an Animal Planet backpack; five (5) eligible entrants will be selected to win a Bissell SpotBot Pet; and one (1) eligible entrant will be selected to win an iPad mini. Entry period begins at 12:01 p.m. Eastern Time on February 2, 2014 and ends at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on February 9, 2014. Winners will be selected February 14, 2014 based on random selection. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received.  Eligibility, entry methods and limits, and prize information and restrictions, are set forth in the Official Rules.  LIMIT:  1 entry per person in this Sweepstakes.  Twitter, Inc., is not a sponsor of this Sweepstakes and does not endorse or otherwise have anything to do with this Sweepstakes.(View Complete Official Rules)

19 Nov

Too Cute Tuesday: Adorable Puppy and Toddler Share Naptime

Credit: Jessica Shyba, Momma's Gone City

We know this has been making the rounds on the Web, but we just had to get in on the cuteness.

Theo the puppy and Beau the little boy share a remarkable friendship. And they espcially love sharing naptime together.

Click through to the photo gallery to see how their relationship blossomed!

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29 Oct

Sloths Get Their Nap on in Our Newest Live Cam!


They're so peculiar looking, they're adorable. And now you can watch the cuteness live 24/7 on our new Live Sloth Cam! Thanks to our friends at Zoo Atlanta, we're able to give you an inside look into these mysterious, mostly lethargic, animals. The sloth cam features two-toed sloths Cocoa (20), Okra (19), and Bonnie (13).

And that's not all! Prepare for overwhelming cuteness when our newest series, Meet the Sloths, premieres Saturday, November 9, at 11AM E/P!

Watch the Sloth Cam now!

23 Oct

Show Us Your Animal-Themed Pumpkins!

We took a break from watching animal videos last Friday to get together and carve some Animal Planet-themed pumpkins at our Silver Spring, Md., headquarters.

See the results below!

Think you can do better? Share your animal-themed pumpkins with us at!


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23 Oct

These Sweet Kittens are Ready for Halloween


Halloween is almost here and if you've yet to figure out what to dress your pet up as, get some cute inspiration from these three adorable kittens dressed up as Tootsie Rolls.

It seems appropriate given that these little ones are just too sweet for words.

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23 Jul

Keeping Cool: Animals Get Creative


A white tiger is cooled off with water in the Ouwehand Zoo in Rhenen, on July 23, 2013, as temperatures reach 32 degrees Celsius (89.6 F). Credit: Koen van Weel/AFP/Getty Images

I think we can all agree that summer has been a bit hotter than usual. And we're not the only ones who are feeling it.

How are your pets keeping cool this summer? Share your photos with us by emailing them to!

And after you do that, check out these examples of other animals and their creative attempts to keep cool:

Etta, one of Interactive Producer Jodi Westrick's cat, chills out on the fridge.

Keeping cool without a pool!

14 Feb

Single Goats Scream Like Humans in Horror, Disapprove of Valentine's Day


YOU might be all lovey-dovey smoochypoo today but some people — and, GOATS — not so much. Watch these goats who disapprove of this touchy-feely love day:

And, just because we know you want to see more animals that scream:

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11 Feb

Ruff Monday? Dog Starts Week Off Right [VIDEO]


Here's an oldie but goodie - getting a slow start to your Monday? Check out this adorable pooch kicking off his week! I'm sure you can relate -

Adorable, wasn't it?!  There's nothing cuter than pets acting like humans. Watch a few of our other favorites:

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10 Oct

Dog Has Serious Bed Shredding Skillz [PHOTO]


The latest CUTE from The Daily Treat:

Impressive, right?

Is your dog a champion bed shredder like this super shredder ? Share your stories and comments on the Animal Planet Facebook page or in the comments below!Dog Shreds Beds Like Nobody's Business




5 Oct

Wee Hamster Leads Cats in Decision 2012 Cuteness Poll


From The Daily Treat:

Decision 2012

Snuggles the Service Hamster is Cleaning Up in the Cuteness Polls

Could independent candidate Snuggles the service hamster ( exactly does a service hamster work?) be cuter than Louie Dewey Mocha Latte the fluffy kitty? Recent results from Animal Planet's Decision 2012 say yes - with Snuggles leading in cuteness polls by more than 2000 votes! 

[Related: Decision 2012 - How it Works]

Do you agree? Does Snuggles the service hamster deserve the win or should it go to the felines? Cast your vote today at Decision 2012

About Decision 2012

Animal Planet's Decision 2012 is open to all breeds and creeds and our most recent check of the leaderboard did not disappoint in the candidate diversity department! 

[Related: Why Dogs Rock and Cats are 'Meh']





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