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England begins second lockdown, here are the rules for walking dogs

England begins second lockdown, here are the rules for walking dogs

England entered its second lockdown today in an aim to slow down rising Covid-19 cases across the UK. The lockdown includes new restrictions that extend until 2 December 2020 when the lockdown is lifted. But until then the UK government says you must: Stay at home, except for specific purposes Avoid meeting people you do not live with, except for specific purposes Close certain businesses and venues But what does this mean for those of us with dogs? According to…

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New initiative aims to help homeless dog owners in Scotland

New initiative aims to help homeless dog owners in Scotland

UK-based animal welfare charity Dogs Trust has partnered with Simon Community Scotland, a Scottish homelessness organization, to launch an initiative to increase dog friendly accommodation options for homeless dog owners in Scotland. According to Dogs Trust, many emergency and temporary accommodation providers do not accept dogs, leaving pet parents unable to access the housing and support they and their dogs need, unless they make the heart-breaking decision to give up their pets, who are very often their only source of…

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How to keep your dog safe in the garden and away from toxic plants: Dogs Trust

How to keep your dog safe in the garden and away from toxic plants: Dogs Trust

As the UK’s summer continues to heat up and we spend more time at home with our four-legged pals, charity Dogs Trust revealed tips on how to make sure your garden is dog-friendly. According to the charity, all plants could cause your dog issues if they eat a lot, so they advise to always keep an eye on your dog in the garden. With a bit of training, a dog can make a wonderful gardening companion! Toxic Plants If your…

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Uber Pet officially launches in Australia and New Zealand after successful trials

Uber Pet officially launches in Australia and New Zealand after successful trials

Uber Pet, Uber’s pet friendly option, officially launched today in Australia and across select cities in New Zealand. The feature officially launches on the Uber app after successful trials across cities in New Zealand and Australia. Uber Australia and New Zealand general manager Dom Taylor said the response to the Uber Pet trials had been “incredibly positive”. “It was clear that for many pet owners, especially those without their own car, simple things like taking their pet to the vet or visiting friends and family…

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Beloved dog tourism ambassador passes away in Japan

Beloved dog tourism ambassador passes away in Japan

A popular Akita dog known as Wasao, who earned nationwide popularity for his unique looks, passed away at age 13. The big white furry canine with a squinty-eyed face passed away on Monday according to Kyodo News. He had been widely referred to as “busa kawaii,” a nickname combining two Japanese words — “busaiku,” meaning ugly and “kawaii,” cute. Wasao served as a tourism stationmaster. According to The Japan News, Wasao was found on the Aomori Prefecture by Setsuko Kikuya…

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Dog and human fly in the sky on parasail to celebrate end of isolation

Dog and human fly in the sky on parasail to celebrate end of isolation

Residents of Bay of Islands, New Zealand who happened to look skywards recently may have been surprised to see a west highland terrier fly past at a height of about 300 meters. The New Zealand Herald reports that the dog Rascal flew on a parasail with pet parent Colette Kershaw, to celebrate the end of Covid-19 isolation and to support another Bay of Islands business. Rascal was clipped into a dog harness for the 10-minute flight. While the 7-year-old pooch…

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Prized French sniffer dog arrives in the UK for coronavirus sniffing trials

Prized French sniffer dog arrives in the UK for coronavirus sniffing trials

A Belgian shepherd from France trained in detecting molecules arrived in London today to conduct tests on whether she can smell the coronavirus, reports The Telegraph. Lauded as one of France’s most highly prized sniffer dogs, Ila, a six-year old Belgian shepherd dog, will go through trials in London to see if she can sniff out the coronavirus. Ila’s pet parent and trainer Sidi Drici, says he is confident that the sniffer dog’s “unique molecular” technique could help “save the planet”. la…

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5 pet friendly hotels in Singapore for a relaxing staycation

5 pet friendly hotels in Singapore for a relaxing staycation

Many travel plans have been cancelled amid coronavirus concerns. In Singapore, the government recently announced that people in the country should defer all overseas travel. But that doesn’t rule out staycations. You should still absolutely be socially responsible and avoid going out if you are feeling unwell. If home rests are not for you then perhaps you can use a little relaxing staycation with your pooch. Shopback compiled a list of 5 pet friendly staycation deals in Singapore that will…

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DOG FRIENDLY BRITAIN: A BOAT RIDE IN MERSEA ISLAND!

DOG FRIENDLY BRITAIN: A BOAT RIDE IN MERSEA ISLAND!

My friends! In this series of DOG FRIENDLY BRITAIN, I, Rocky the traveling bull terrier, will take you on journeys around the United Kingdom and show you adventures that you can take your dog in! On this latest adventure I revisit a small little piece of Essex that I had first seen back in 2016. Here’s a few cool snaps from that visit from three years ago. Now flash forward to now in 2019 and Danny and I found ourselves…

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Rocky’s 9 favorite spots in the Jurassic Coast and Dorset!

Rocky’s 9 favorite spots in the Jurassic Coast and Dorset!

Howdy my friends! It’s your favorite traveling dog here, Rocky the Traveller. I always wanted to visit the Jurassic Coast ever since I first heard the name.     The very words of ‘Jurassic Coast’ brought some cool but scary images into my little egghead. Images of dinosaur fossils scattered throughout the beaches of southern England. I even pictured a few of them neatly shaped like a Tyrannosaurus Rex. Perhaps I even imagined a few raptors hanging around the beaches….

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