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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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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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British pets will need EU pet passport to travel to Northern Ireland

British pets will need EU pet passport to travel to Northern Ireland

British pets, including dogs, cats, and ferrets, will need an EU pet passport to travel to Northern Ireland after the end of the Brexit transition period, according to The Telegraph. The creation of an internal “pet border” in the United Kingdom from 1 January 2021 is a result of the Withdrawal Agreement the prime minister negotiated with Brussels. That deal effectively keeps Northern Ireland, which is part of the UK, in the EU’s customs territory and moves the border between…

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The Guide to Social Distancing With Your Dog: Dogfriendly.com

The Guide to Social Distancing With Your Dog: Dogfriendly.com

As dogs all over the world are happy that their pet parents are home so much more during the lockdown and taking them on walks, dogs during this time need to stay on leashes more than ever as they can create more human to human contact. By visiting with other dogs, your dog will bring you close to the other dog parents and visa versa. Also, although there is no evidence of dogs catching coronavirus, they are certainly capable of…

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A robot buddy for your pet: Trying out the VARRAM pet fitness robot

A robot buddy for your pet: Trying out the VARRAM pet fitness robot

A new kind of companion for busy pet parents who worry about leaving their pets at home alone over long periods of time, VARRAM has launched the VARRAM Pet Fitness Robot, an industry-leading, artificial intelligence-powered, five-sense-stimulating pet companion. The company’s innovative robot was designed to appeal to pets, but it is not your average pet toy. The pet fitness robot’s advanced technology allows pet owners to remotely track and monitor their pet’s activity, decide when their pets are active, set the…

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Couple stranded in Costa Rica because they refuse to leave their pug behind

Couple stranded in Costa Rica because they refuse to leave their pug behind

A UK couple traveling the world with their pet pug Pebbles say they are stranded in Costa Rica because they can’t take her home on a repatriation flight, reports Metro. Abbey Walsh and Hugh Thomas, both 25 year of age, have visited more than 25 countries with Pebbles. The couple landed in Costa Rica on March 12 during the midst of the coronavirus pandemic which led to travel interruptions and cancelled flights across the world. The couple were then offered…

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UK: Which online pet shops are still delivering food and essentials?

UK: Which online pet shops are still delivering food and essentials?

During the UK lockdown, the government deemed pet stores as essential retail stores which means they are still open. So while you can still drive to the shops to grab essentials, online shopping is an option if you are unable to make it to the shops. The Independent put together a list of pet shops that are still delivering during the lockdown. Pets at Home. NHS workers receive a 10% discount. Online orders are expected to experience delays. The shops…

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The most dog-friendly National Trust UK parks ranked  

The most dog-friendly National Trust UK parks ranked  

Europe’s largest conservation charity, The National Trust, is known for its historic properties, gardens, farmland and nature reserves. Naturally, it attracts dogs and their dog parents. Dog parents can take their dog to many of the National Trust attractions and go for a dog walk in a beautiful heritage site and have a tea along with cake in one of the many cafes across the National Trust parks. The National Trust owns more than 500 historic properties, 780 miles of…

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New York improv theater unleashes dog lovers comedy show

New York improv theater unleashes dog lovers comedy show

The Improv Asylum in New York City is launching a comedy show for dogs and their human companions this month. The show, “Comedy Unleashed” takes place on March 30th 2020. While dog friendly comedy shows are not a new innovation, this show goes a step further than just being a ‘dogs allowed’ show. It is a comedy show that is especially made for dogs and dog lovers and features amenities for dogs. The show will feature specialty cocktails for the…

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