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There’s been an awakening at Petco. The pet store just announced their new Star Wars Pet Fans Collection with new bedding, home accessories and toys for cats and dogs.

I also spotted what appears to be a Death Star hamster ball (which hasn’t been released yet), and it makes me want to run out and buy a hamster immediately. UPDATE: It’s a dog treat ball – damn.

It’s all really cute. Between the costumes, the awesome Chewbacca cat bed and all those adorable pet socks, there’s a lot here for Star Wars fans and pets alike.

Check out some selections from the new collection below.

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With Halloween right around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about costumes–and when I say costumes, I mean costumes for the whole family, pets included.

So, in honor of the upcoming Star Wars film, maybe you should consider dressing up your furry feline or canine friend as a dewback? Sure, dewbacks–the large, toothy lizards that the Empire and other denizens of Tatooine used to get around town–aren’t exactly warm and friendly in the movies, but as you can see from the above pic, the costume is pretty darn cute. Who knows? Maybe ratcheting up the cuteness factor will help that tiny plush stormtrooper find the droids he’s looking for.

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Guys, this is the best hoodie I have ever seen. It has ears, thumb hooks, little paw prints, pom poms, and a pouch for your fur baby. I repeat, this hoodie comes with a cozy space for you pet to cuddle in.

Unihabitat, famous for making adorable pet beds, has just announced their brilliant new pet/person product called the Nyangaroo Parka (or the Mewgaroo Hoodie in English).

The soft pouch sits comfortably right at belly level and provides plenty of room for your cat to walk in a million circles before finally curling up to nap. And the second best element is the double layer pocket which allows you to remove the inner pocket for easy cleaning. It even has extra long drawstrings with fluffy ends to give your pet something to play with.

The Mewgaroo Hoodie goes on sale May 26 for 7,000 yen (US$59) in a medium size. A larger version will be available sans the ears.

After the break there’s tons of “aww” inducing pics and a video too. Check it out.

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Here’s another story about 501st cosplayers doing good—and this time it’s for animals. The cosplayers are all members of the Capital City Garrison in Eastern Ontario and they volunteered their time to pose with adoptable animals from the Ottawa Humane Society. Let’s hope these guys find new homes.

See Also: Donning A Costume For The Sake Of Charity

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We’ve all seen dogs and cats wearing cosplay, but what about hamsters? I honestly didn’t think it was possible (um… they are rather small), but Japanese Twitter user @ykh31 was able to create some clever manga cosplay “costumes” for her hamster, Mojako, and it actually looks like the little guy likes getting all dressed up.

See Also: More cosplaying pets

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Catman has only one question that he needs answered: Where’s the cat nip going? Tell him meow!

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The latest wondrous thing to come out of 3D printing is a pair of prosthetic legs for this adorable pup. Derby was born with deformed front legs that made it impossible for him to walk properly let alone run.

3D Systems designed Derby a custom pair of prosthetic front legs and they have completely changed his life—now he runs just like any other dog. It’s incredible to watch!

See the video after the break (go get tissues first).

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If your kitty hails from the land of ice and snow and thinks nothing of charging into battle against the family dog–then you may want to buy this Crocheted Viking Helmet. It’s made by Etsy seller iheartneedlework, and it can be tailored to fit your cat (or even your small dog). It’s made from 100 percent acrylic yarn—and yes, there are ear holes for your kitty too.

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This little Shih-Tzu is named Munchkin, and for Halloween his human transformed him into an adorable teddy bear. Cindy Roth, made the costume and shared details on how you can make one for your pet:

Measure your dog in the front from feet to top of head (Munchkin is 14?). Buy a teddy bear in similar color to your dog in their size (I got hers on Amazon for $30). Cut the face off, cut the bottom of the feet off, cut open the back. Take all the stuffing out except for the arms. Bear only goes on front part of their body/legs and back half is exposed. Put a string or velcro through the back behind the neck to tie/close. The bear’s arms hung down, so I sewed them up a bit higher so they stuck out to sides more instead of hanging down. Took me maybe 15 minutes to make!

It looks pretty easy to duplicate and wouldn’t cost too much, unless you’ve got a big dog. I wouldn’t try this one with a German Shepard.

See another picture and video after the break.

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