This month, Exberliner turns the spotlight on pets in the city. We speak to new puppy parents about the boom in dog adoption during lockdown. Take a stroll with us through the history of domestication, delve into the flashy world of four-legged Insta stars and hear our readers’ anonymous pet confessions. We also meet the animals who are more than just pets – they’re lifesavers. And speak to experts urging Berlin to cut pigeons some slack.
PUPPY PANDEMIC – The highs and lows of Berlin’s lockdown pet frenzy
DOMESTICATED BLISS – How wild animals became part of the family
BAD TREATS FOR GOOD BOYS – Razor blades and rat poison in Berlin’s parks
PET INFLUENCERS – Fame, fortune and freebies for savvy animal owners
PET CONFESSIONS – Not-so-cute animal tales from our readers
THE (NON) HUMAN TOUCH – How our four-legged friends can lend a helping hand
IN DEFENCE OF PIGEONS – The overlooked sob story of man’s forgotten pets
POLITICAL NOTEBOOK – Goodbye to the Mietendeckel
BEST OF BERLIN – Internet radio, raunchy sketches, homegrown wine and ethical groceries
BERLIN BITES – Pasta and ramen direct from your Insta feed
BOOKS – Pandemic poetry, German fiction and Anglo writers going Deutsch
…And much, much more!