Category Archives: Dog Art

Second Chance and Underwater Dog Photos

Seth Casteel is the photographer of the fantastic “underwater dogs” photo series, which you can see at his website Little Friends. Check out these great images of dogs diving for toys underwater! Wired Magazine posted a profile and interview with Casteel here.

On February 9th, the photos mysteriously landed on Reddit, Facebook, Google+ and then Warholian, becoming one of the hottest trends amongst viewers on at least five or six continents.

More than 1,000 people all over the world have subsequently asked him to shoot photos of their pets. He’s got a line of publishing houses fighting to get the rights to his forthcoming book of underwater dog photos, and he’s made appearance on, or in, most major American news publications from the The New York Times to Good Morning America.

Casteel’s website also drives donations to the non-profit rescue site Second Chance Photos, whose mission is to create professional shots of adoptable dogs in order to give them a better shot at finding a home. You can see some compelling and heartbreaking before and after pictures at their site.


Dawg Media

Hey! How are you? We haven’t been updating the blog much lately, but we haven’t forgotten, either. Sometimes ya just get busy. Plus, summer in Tucson is here, and things move a little more slowly when the heat sets in…

Anyway, we wanted to take a minute to ask for some help updating our Dawg Media. As you know, we have two picture pages on this blog, one with individual daycare dawg portraits (Gallery), and one with general daycare playtime pics (Dawgs Being Dawgs). We also have a You Tube Channel, where we post short videos of playtime here at Dawg House.

When you get a chance, click on those links and poke around. If you don’t see an individual portrait of your dawg, let us know and we’ll add one! If you don’t see a playtime pic of your dawg, let us know about that too! And if you don’t see a video of your dawg, send us a note! We’ll get right on it. You can leave a comment on the blawg pages or send us an email at:


A Pug In Pug Slippers

Dog Fort / Tulip

It’s going to be a chilly, rainy New Years’ this weekend, so we thought to share a couple things to help fill your weekend and make you feel all warm inside.

This weekend at The Loft is what looks to be a great animated feature called My Dog Tulip: “Beautifully animated and featuring the voices of Christopher Plummer, Isabella Rossellini and the late Lynn Redgrave, MY DOG TULIP is a moving, bittersweet and often hilarious retrospective account of author J. R. Ackerley’s 16-year relationship with his adopted Alsatian, Tulip.”

The Loft

My Dog Tulip


DOG FORT is a little harder to describe…

“Dog Fort comics are generally multipanes that include a recon team of dog lobsters, led by team leader Red Lobster, checking in with a communications officer named Dog Fort for further instructions.”

We don’t usually support putting costumes on your pets, but in this case it might be justified…

Dog Fort (link to the above post)

Dog Fort Origins

Enjoy, and we’ll see you in 2011!



This weekend is the holiday version of the 4th Ave.  Street Fair—Friday (today) through Sunday. There are SO many options for unique gifts that it’s always worth a trip to mosey through.  Plus, there is food, beer, lemonade, fudge… and … Continue reading

Hyperbole and a Half

Here’s another great find, brought to my attention by my (still) favorite daily web-roundup site, –it’s a blog called “Hyperbole and a Half.”

Last week Hyperbole posted a funny story called “Dogs Don’t Understand Basic Concepts Like Moving,” which you can read here. The cartoons that go with the story make the whole thing…

I found another great cartoon / story on the site simply called “Dog,” and you can link to that by clicking here. Another great sample cartoon:



Attention Dogs