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Virtual dog show coming soon, aims to raise money for coronavirus

Virtual dog show coming soon, aims to raise money for coronavirus

Dog Furiendly, a digital dog friendly community, is partnering with dog-related businesses across the UK, to host a virtual dog show. The virtual dog show, ‘Bark Aid’, will raise funds for charities that desperately need support to cope with coronavirus crisis. Dog parents will show off their beloved pooch by uploading photos in a series of fun categories from the comfort of their home. Each category will raise funds for a charity in need such as Fare Share who redistribute…

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The 8 best dog friendly cars for UK dog lovers

The 8 best dog friendly cars for UK dog lovers

The UK is known as a nation of dog lovers and with that in mind, it’s important to consider man’s best friend when it comes time to look for a new car. In the car, dogs should be kept comfortable and, if needed, restrained, for safety reasons. When buying a new car, keep that in mind. These security restraints could be in the form of a doggy seat belt harness, a dog crate, or a dog guard. In the UK…

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Coronavirus Crisis sees more dogs and cats finding loving homes

Coronavirus Crisis sees more dogs and cats finding loving homes

There is some positive news amid the current coronavirus crisis and lockdowns. The number of people adopting pets across the world is soaring. According to UK-based animal shelter Battersea Dogs & Cats Home, more than 150 Battersea dogs and cats found loving new homes last week as the UK public opened their doors and hearts to rescue pets amid the coronavirus health crisis. “At such a challenging time, Battersea saw a small ray of hope as its staff managed to…

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UK: Police say you are not allowed to drive anywhere to walk your dog

UK: Police say you are not allowed to drive anywhere to walk your dog

In the midst of the coronavirus lockdown, police in the UK have warned people not to get in their cars to drive to a location to walk their dogs or exercise. The UK announced a nationwide lockdown on Monday to fight the spread of the coronavirus. It said that people were allowed to leave their houses for for only a few necessary reasons including one form of exercise a day, for example a run, walk, or cycle – alone or…

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Can I walk my dog during UK lockdown? Rules for dogs explained

Can I walk my dog during UK lockdown? Rules for dogs explained

The UK announced a nationwide lockdown on Monday to fight the spread of the coronavirus. The lockdown means people must not leave their homes unless it’s for ‘absolutely necessary’ reasons. So do those absolutely necessary reasons include walking your dog? According to government guidelines You should only leave the house for one of four reasons: Shopping for basic necessities, for example food and medicine, which must be as infrequent as possible. One form of exercise a day, for example a…

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Dog working from home during crisis? There’s an Instagram account for that!

Dog working from home during crisis? There’s an Instagram account for that!

Instagram account @DogsWorkingFromHome made its first post during the onset of the coronavirus crisis, and already has hundreds of submissions, according to The Guardian. The coronavirus outbreak has meant that many countries across the world are having their employees work from home to slow the spread of the disease. This means colleagues can out each other’s pets during video conferences. Mark Polchleb, a brand manager from Melbourne, thought this pet video conferencing experience deserved its own home online.  “I just…

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Dogs can help ease stress during self-quarantine

Dogs can help ease stress during self-quarantine

As a response to the Covid-19 outbreak, more people are social distancing and undergoing self-quarantine, but man’s best friend can help with emotional support during the isolation. In a Q and A session published in the Medical Express, University of Arizona biological anthropologist and comparative psychologist Evan MacLean spoke about how dogs may provide welcome emotional support during the pandemic. MacLean, an assistant professor of anthropology and director of the Arizona Canine Cognition Center in the College of Social and…

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Walking the dog becomes a get out of jail card for locked down Spain

Walking the dog becomes a get out of jail card for locked down Spain

Walking the dog has become an enviable get-out-of-jail card in lockdown Spain with many dog parents offering their dogs for rent and others resorting to walking fake dogs to get out of the house. Unlike in Italy, where people can go out to stretch their legs despite a national lockdown, Spain has banned all such outside trips under its state of emergency amid the coronavirus crisis. But those in Spain can step outside if they have a four-legged friend but…

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London Dog Week postponed until further notice due to coronavirus

London Dog Week postponed until further notice due to coronavirus

London Dog Week, a celebration of dogs and dog lovers in the capital of the UK, has been postponed until further notice due to the ongoing Covid-19 (Coronavirus) Pandemic. The event was originally scheduled for 23 – 29 March 2020. In an update, London Dog Week stated, “Along with our partners and extra government precautions we have made the decision to postpone London Dog Week due to concerns surrounding Covid-19. We are very sad that the week has to be…

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9 fun indoor activities to entertain your dog during isolation

9 fun indoor activities to entertain your dog during isolation

With much of the world now gone into either quarantine or self-isolation, dogs are getting to spend much more time with their humans than ever before! But this also means that dog parks, group dog walks and other fun outdoor activities are now limited for the foreseeable future! But worry not! Below are nine activities that could entertain your dog while your locked inside your home. Enjoy! Puzzle/interactive toys: This could entertain your dog for a long time. It also…

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