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Is this the coolest job for a dog? Canine Cottages is looking for four-legged staycation critics

Is this the coolest job for a dog? Canine Cottages is looking for four-legged staycation critics

Is your dog looking for a job? Then maybe reviewing UK staycations is right up their alley. UK-based dog friendly holiday cottage accommodation site Canine Cottages is now “hiring” ten dogs to become dog friendly cottage critics. “We’re on a nationwide hunt for a pack of top dogs who are all up for reviewing our finest dog-friendly cottages and sharing their adventures,” Canine Cottages said in a Facebook post. The winners get to experience what it is like to stay…

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“A great way to keep your dog from getting bored”, the Dog Smart Hide and Seek puzzle review

“A great way to keep your dog from getting bored”, the Dog Smart Hide and Seek puzzle review

This year, due to the pandemic, we’ve gotten to spend more time with our dogs, which is a great thing for them and for us. But for a lot of us, we have had to stay indoors a lot more than we are used to. During the first lockdowns in March, some countries in Europe had restrictions on how long you can walk your dog for. Unless you have plenty of room in your home, plenty of toys and treats…

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Blind golden retriever has his own guide ‘puppy’ to help him

Blind golden retriever has his own guide ‘puppy’ to help him

Guide dogs have the important task of helping blind humans get around, but what if a blind dog needs help getting their way around? That’s where a guide puppy comes in. A 10-year old golden retriever named Tao lost both of his eyes due to glaucoma and has been given his own guide dog puppy, Oko, to help him navigate through life. According to The Independent, Oko the guide puppy, who is also a golden retriever, keeps Tao company when…

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Tips on how to bring dogs safely bring dogs back to work

Tips on how to bring dogs safely bring dogs back to work

As office workers across the UK gradually return to work, safety has become the biggest priority to ensure workers stay protected during the pandemic. Those who are planning to bring their dogs in the office, must also make sure they do so in a safe manner. Pet food brand Purina has put together tips on how to safely bring back man’s best friend to the office. -To minimize the chance of exposure, try to ensure that no one strokes or…

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Telling your dog ‘I love you’ sends their heart rate soaring

Telling your dog ‘I love you’ sends their heart rate soaring

Dogs have many ways to show us that they are excited, whether it’s with a tail wag, spinning around in circles or cuddling, but new research shows that three simple words sends their excitement levels through the roof. Telling your dog ‘I love you’ sends a dog’s heart rate soaring by 46.2% according to new research from dog friendly accommodation site Canine Cottages.  Canine Cottages equipped dogs with heart rate monitors and set up a series of scenarios to measure…

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7 socially distanced activities to do with your pet this fall

7 socially distanced activities to do with your pet this fall

Fall (or autumn as they say in the UK) is just around the corner, and while the leaves will still fall as they always do, this year the season will be different due to the pandemic. This means activities you might normally enjoy, such as large meet-ups and dog walks with fellow pet parents, may be restricted or altogether canceled. But that only means you will have to get a little creative when it comes to having fun this fall….

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More families are traveling with their pets this autumn

More families are traveling with their pets this autumn

Pets are part of the family and this autumn more pets will get to join in on the family fun. The pandemic has changed the way people travel, with more families opting to go on staycations. This means that family vacations are going to get a lot furrier this year. Data from travel site Vrbo showed an increase of over 50% in families traveling with pets this autumn in the US. The data was based on an analysis of Vrbo…

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America’s best dog friendly historical walking tours

America’s best dog friendly historical walking tours

Road trips with man’s best friend are an exciting way to go and explore somewhere new amid this pandemic and staycations look to be popular than ever, especially with a four-legged friend. One exciting staycation idea is the historical walking tour. Historical walking tours allow travelers to learn about a place and understand its unique history and culture, and many of them allow dogs to join in on the fun! Many famous American cities and towns offer fun and engaging…

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Maryland’s SPCA Festival for Animals goes virtual to support pets in need of homes

Maryland’s SPCA Festival for Animals goes virtual to support pets in need of homes

Maryland’s Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals’ ‘Festival for the Animals’ kicks off tomorrow virtually. From September 9 to September 26, pet parents are encouraged to grab their pet for a ‘classic walkathon’ and help the SPCA unlock $65,000 in donations. Due to the pandemic, this year’s event will be virtual. “Take 3,000 steps a day—representing every pet adopted annually—by walking, running, or playing with your furry friend,” the Maryland SPCA states. “Every mile we complete together will unlock…

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Tiny dog travels 10,000 miles to rejoin owners after being left behind due to Covid-19

Tiny dog travels 10,000 miles to rejoin owners after being left behind due to Covid-19

They say dogs eventually find their way home, but sometimes they have to fly over 10,000 miles on an epic journey across the different countries to get there. The dog, a tiny dachshund named Pipsqueak, embarked on a journey of more than 10,000 miles to make it home, according to CNN.  Pip was stranded in South Carolina at the height of the Covid-19 pandemic after her owners were forced to abandon their global sailing adventure and take a flight home…

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