Kitten is the new black: Morning Zoo November 15 2011

Getty ImagesBringing home a new sugar glider? Print off this checklist to make sure you have everything you need. (Small Animal Channel)

Austin, TX's new animal shelter is a state-of-the-art facility including heated kennels, larger cages, and an indoor rabbit track. Ready, set, hop! (Global Animal)

An omnibus on keeping pet spiders. (The Animal Cabin)

Check out vintage dog-show footage in this fan-made video for Shadowy Men on a Shadowy Planet's "Rover and Rusty." (Trivia alert: SMoaSP provided the theme song for "Kids in the Hall.") (Paw Nation)

Who needs a pocket square when you could rock a kitten instead? Dig this aw-esome gallery of kittens in pockets. (Catster)

An AP/Petside poll asked if rescue animals are America's favorite pet. Do you have a shelter Sheltie of your own? (Petside)

The $100K Photo/Video Challenge has declared its winners. (ASPCA)

Today's adoptable pet du jour is a slow-moving fellow named Meander. (Hee! Reminds me of my college goldfish, the late great Breakfast.) The phrase "foster turtle" is incredibly adorable, but Meander would much rather have a forever home/tank. Michiganders, look him up. (Petfinder)

And finally, a giraffe is not so much a suitable pet...but man, that baby giraffe is keeee-yute. Photos and facts about giraffes galore. (PetSugar)