Pets allowed on Auckland trains after overwhelming public approval

Pets allowed on Auckland trains after overwhelming public approval

Passengers in Auckland, New Zealand are now able to bring domestic pets enclosed in suitable carriers or pet dogs that are leashed and muzzled on board. Auckland Transport had carried out two trials and surveyed train customers before it announced that its trial of pets on Auckland’s trains became permanent. Stacey van der Putten, Group Manager of Metro Services says the majority of people who completed the survey, support having pets on trains, with only 12% opposed. “Our customers have…

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TSA explosives-sniffing dog retires with tennis ball surprise

TSA explosives-sniffing dog retires with tennis ball surprise

A longtime and well-loved TSA (Transportation Security Administration) explosives-sniffing canine is calling it a career. TTirado the federal agent dog is retiring after serving with TSA for eight years. His last day on the job was May 29. Before fully retiring, TTirado used his masterful detection skills to sniff one last suitcase: his retirement gift! The suitcase was surrounded by balloons and once TTirado sniffed the suitcase his reward fell from the sky. The video captured below shows dozens of…

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Sundays at Iceland mall are now dog friendly

Sundays at Iceland mall are now dog friendly

Sundays at the Kringlan shopping mall in Reykjavík, Iceland are made for four legs, and a wagging tail. Vísir reports that as of last week, the Icelandic shopping mall is allowing local pet parents to bring their four-legged pals on their Sunday shopping expeditions. The pets and their pet parents must follow the mall’s rules. The rules state that they must be held in escalators and/or picked up if the situation requires. According to the mall’s regulations, dogs are not allowed…

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Sightseeing at night and day in Bath, UK

Sightseeing at night and day in Bath, UK

Bath is not only something you do to relax from a long day, but it is also one of the most beautiful cities in the UK. Named after its Roman-built baths, Bath attracts tourists from all over the world with its magnificent architecture, vibrant atmosphere, and rich history. Did you know that Bath is also the only city in the UK to achieve World Heritage status? Among some of the must see sights are the Putney Bridge, the Bath Abbey…

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Tips on helping your dog adjust when you go back to work

Tips on helping your dog adjust when you go back to work

As the UK lockdown continues to lift gradually and some return to work, the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) has issued advice to dog owners to help their beloved pets adjust to the change. The Covid-19 lockdown saw more people spend time at home and as a result they shared more time with their furry companions. But as restrictions continue to lift and normalcy returns, both humans and their dogs will have to learn to…

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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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Private ‘pet jet’ to take animals across India

Private ‘pet jet’ to take animals across India

A private chartered ‘pet jet’ is all set to fly six pets from Delhi to Mumbai in mid-June. According to the Mumbai Mirror, India’s nationwide lockdown left various people across stranded in different parts of the country due to travel restrictions related to the pandemic. Several pets were also left stranded away from their pet parents as several of them had to rush to their home cities and leave their pets behind. However, thanks to entrepreneur and cyber security researcher…

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More offices could be dog friendly after lockdown

More offices could be dog friendly after lockdown

More workplaces in the UK could be dog-friendly after lockdown, reports Mix 96 citing data from office space site Offices.co.uk. Lockdowns around the UK have seen many workers shift to home working which means they get to see their dogs more often. Now it seems that many workers can continue to spend time with their dogs once they return to office. Offices.co.uk points to an example in Aylesbury.  Office spaces in Aylesbury are already taking a more flexible position to…

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Cyprus’ Animal Party calls for pets to be on all buses

Cyprus’ Animal Party calls for pets to be on all buses

The Animal Party Cyprus, a political party in Cyprus which advocates on behalf of animals, is calling for pets to be allowed on public transport, reports Cyprus Mail. The Party is urging the relevant ministry to issue detailed directions to private public transport companies. “It is important to allow animals on buses,” party leader Kyriakos Kyriacou told the Cyprus Mail. He explained that those who do not drive or do not have a car face difficulties when they need to…

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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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