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Dog-friendly weddings and doggie detoxes among top dog travel trends in 2021

Dog-friendly weddings and doggie detoxes among top dog travel trends in 2021

When it comes to traveling with your dog, the world is set to get even more dog friendly this year. Dog-friendly weddings, doggie detoxes and puppy getaways are among the top dog travel trends in 2021, according to Country Living UK. Data from dog-friendly travel company, PetsPyjamas showed that there has been an 80% increase in pup-friendly bookings for next year already, with more owners wanting to include their four-legged in future travel plans. “With dogs having proved themselves to…

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Here are the new rules for taking your pet from Great Britain to the EU in 2021

Here are the new rules for taking your pet from Great Britain to the EU in 2021

These days it seems like we are all in need of a long vacation, including our four-legged friends. With the arrival of a few vaccines, it feels like next year could finally see travel open up again across UK and Europe and perhaps a long-awaited vacation to Europe with our furry friends. However, for those pet owners who live in Great Britain (England, Scotland and Wales, including the Channel Islands and Isle of Man), traveling to the EU will be…

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Most popular 2020 American dog names include coronavirus-related names

Most popular 2020 American dog names include coronavirus-related names

Names are a big part of dogs’ lives. Most dogs will come to their owners once their name is called and they will likely remember their names for the rest of their lives. This year, due to the Covid-19 restrictions and an increase in working from home, pet adoption has boomed. This combined with dogs become increasingly part of our family has led to some unique names for dogs in 2020, according to a survey from Rover, the network of…

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UK vets cite concerns as they face triple threat of Covid-19, exotic diseases and Brexit

UK vets cite concerns as they face triple threat of Covid-19, exotic diseases and Brexit

As the UK nears the end of its Brexit transition period, a new report from the British Veterinary Association warns of the combined impact of the coronavirus pandemic, Brexit and exotic disease on veterinary capacity. On January 31 2020, the UK officially left the European Union and entered into a “transition period” which ends at the end of 2020. During the transition period, there was no change to the rules relevant to border movements between the UK and EU, including on…

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Majority of Australians believe pets make the workplace better

Majority of Australians believe pets make the workplace better

As cities across Australia start to open back up and employees return to work, many believe that now is the time for the workplace to become more pet friendly. For those dogs who have spent much of the lockdown with their pet parents, joining them in the workplace could be beneficial for them as well as for the workers in the office. The majority of Aussies (3 in 5) believe pets make the workplace better, according to research by PureProfile…

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Pandemic gives rise to drive-through pet blessings in The Philippines

Pandemic gives rise to drive-through pet blessings in The Philippines

Pet parents in the Philippines had their pets blessed via a drive-through ceremony this past Sunday to mark World Animal Day and the feast of Saint Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals. Amid rising cases in the country, drivers brought their pets to a Catholic priest and from a safe distance inside their owners’ cars, the animals, which included cats, dogs, and birds, were sprinkled with holy water by the priest in Manila, reports Reuters. The Philippines has…

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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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It’s National Dog Day today! Here’s 20 ways to celebrate!

It’s National Dog Day today! Here’s 20 ways to celebrate!

Today is National Dog Day, otherwise known as Dog Appreciation Day and International Dog Day! The holiday is celebrated around the world by dog lovers and their furry friends. According the official National Dog Day page, the day was founded in 2004 by Animal Welfare Advocate and Pet Lifestyle Expert, Colleen Paige. The day celebrates all breeds, mixed and pure and serves to help boost awareness to the public about the number of dogs that need to be rescued each…

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Uber Pet arrives in Hong Kong

Uber Pet arrives in Hong Kong

Hong Kong pet parents rejoice as Uber Pet is set to launch in Hong Kong to provide a safe and convenient option to travel around the city with pets. The new in-app option will be available to Hong Kongers starting from August 28. Hong Kong will be the second market in Asia Pacific to welcome Uber Pet on board, following its availability in the US,  Australia and New Zealand.  “From now on, whether you are taking your family dog for…

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