New private jet rental guide aims to help you fly alongside your pet

New private jet rental guide aims to help you fly alongside your pet

The pandemic has left many humans and their pets stranded away from home. Airlines have tightened restrictions and many of them refused to allow pets on their flights. As a result, this year has seen several ‘Noah’s Ark’ private planes filled with furry friends heading back home. The cost of these private planes is usually shared amongst other people who are also stranded and were refused commercial airline travel with their pets. Now a new guide on how to hire…

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Dog parents can now take part in a ‘Great Doggy Bake Off’ during lockdown

Dog parents can now take part in a ‘Great Doggy Bake Off’ during lockdown

Lockdown just got a lot more exciting as dogs and their parents can now team up to bake some delicious pup treats and take part in a ‘Great Doggy Bake Off’. Just like the popular British television series, ‘The Great British Bake Off’, this Bake Off will see humans, and their dogs, take up various challenges and compete in the kitchen. The winner will be crowned ‘Star Barker’. Launched by dog friendly travel platform Dog Furiendly in collaboration with Doggy…

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Joe Biden’s dog to make history as first rescue dog to live in White House

Joe Biden’s dog to make history as first rescue dog to live in White House

For the past four years the White House has been lacking in furry friends but that will come to an end when President-elect Joe Biden and his wife Dr Jill Biden bring their two German Shepherds with them to Washington, D.C. Their two dogs, Major and Champ, will become ‘First Dogs’ when they move into the White House in January 2021. Major will be making history as the first rescue dog to live in the White House. He was adopted…

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French bulldog elected as new mayor of Kentucky town

French bulldog elected as new mayor of Kentucky town

A french bulldog has been elected as the mayor of a small town in Kentucky, USA. The bulldog, a six-month old named Wilbur Beast, won the mayoral election with a record 13,143 votes, the highest winning total ever. The election saw a turnout of 22,985 which was also the highest total ever for an election in the small community of Rabbit Hash, which is located in northern Kentucky. The small Kentucky town isn’t new to electing dogs for mayors. In…

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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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Student shares free hack on how to keep your dogs safe on Bonfire Night

Student shares free hack on how to keep your dogs safe on Bonfire Night

We all know that dogs and fireworks don’t mix. Fireworks can really cause a lot of stress, anxiety and can even lead to dogs running off due to fear of the loud noises. There are many tips out there for keeping your dog calm during fireworks celebration nights such as the upcoming UK Bonfire Night aka Guy Fawkes Night on November 5. Some tips suggest playing soothing music, shutting off windows and keeping your dog indoors during the evening. Meanwhile…

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Pet halloween costumes on the rise in 2020, study finds

Pet halloween costumes on the rise in 2020, study finds

Halloween may look a little different this year due to the pandemic, but that doesn’t mean that pet parents and their furry friends will skip out on the spooky celebrations. Nearly 1 in 5, or 18%, of Americans are planning to dress up their pet this Halloween, according to a survey from the National Retail Federation. The 18% figure is an increase from last year’s 17%, suggesting that dressing up pets is on the rise. The study showed that 148…

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Kids ask their parents for a pet an average of 11 times per day

Kids ask their parents for a pet an average of 11 times per day

Many of us can remember begging our parents for a pet when we were children. It may have seemed like we asked them for a puppy or a kitten all the time. Now, new research shows that kids do indeed ask their parents for a pet quite often. In fact, they ask them for pet on average of 11 times per month. Research conducted by OnePoll and commissioned by Spin Master surveyed 2,000 parents of school-age children in the US…

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Online searches for UK pet friendly rental properties soar to highest level in over 15 years

Online searches for UK pet friendly rental properties soar to highest level in over 15 years

Online searches for pet-friendly UK rental properties have soared post-lockdown to the highest level since available records began in 2004, according to data from residential development review HomeViews and data from Google Trends. Searches for ‘pet friendly rentals’, ‘pet friendly apartments’ and ‘pet friendly’ in the real estate category have all increased dramatically since the UK’s first national lockdown ended, according to Google Trends. Pet parents in the UK often experience difficulties in finding a pet-friendly rental property, taking much…

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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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