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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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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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Traveling with a dog in the car makes motorists drive safer

Traveling with a dog in the car makes motorists drive safer

More than half of motorists in the UK say they drive more carefully and are less stressed when they have their dog in the car with them, according to a survey from car manufacturer Seat in the UK. The survey of 2,000 dog parents who hold a driving license found that 54% say they are more cautious when they have their pooch in the car. Meanwhile, 35% said they feel less stressed behind the wheel with their canine passengers. Younger…

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Majority of Australians support dogs on public transport

Majority of Australians support dogs on public transport

While dogs are humans’ best friends, they are not always allowed to accompany their humans on public transport in Australia, despite a recent YouGov Galaxy poll commissioned by Dogs of Oz showing that 55% of Australians support dogs. In the UK and much of Europe dogs are allowed on buses, trains, and other forms of public transport, though restrictions vary from country to country. However, Australia appears to be behind on dog friendly transport. Currently, dogs on public transport are…

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DOG FRIENDLY WALES: TENBY: The mediterranean-like wonder you need to visit!

DOG FRIENDLY WALES: TENBY: The mediterranean-like wonder you need to visit!

TENBY Looking to visit Wales soon? Well, if you ever find yourself in the south of Wales, UK, we highly recommend the town of Tenby! Especially if you’re looking for a seaside escape! Never have I found a place so beautiful and reminiscent of the coast of Mediterranean Italy in the UK! I took Rocky here back in April 2019 when all the beaches are dog friendly! They allow dogs most of the year except from 1 May to 30…

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11 MUST-HAVES for a ROAD TRIP with your DOG!

11 MUST-HAVES for a ROAD TRIP with your DOG!

It’s summer time which means fun adventures with your four-legged best friend (and doggy ice cream too!) If you’re planning on going on a road trip with your dog and not sure what to pack, then worry not! I am gonna show you the top eleven things you need to pack when you go on a road trip with your pooch! I will also be sure to go over the most important thing you should pack when going on a…

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Rocky’s BIG BRITISH ROAD TRIP: A STEAM BOAT ride in THE LAKE DISTRICT

Rocky’s BIG BRITISH ROAD TRIP: A STEAM BOAT ride in THE LAKE DISTRICT

A STEAMBOAT ride across the Ullswater Lake   Hi my friends it’s your favorite globe-trotting dog, Rocky the Traveller. After our amazing day at Glasgow we circled back down south and made a stop at a place that we’ve been wanting to see for a long time: The Lake District.¬† As usual, my human booked us a hotel at the last possible moment and discovered an accommodation described as a “garden cabin”. We didn’t really read the description and saw…

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Bull Terrier Mania in Glasgow!

Bull Terrier Mania in Glasgow!

Bull Terriers are taking over Glasgow! Meeting my bully brothers and sisters My friends, it is that time now to go on my first ever bull terrier walk and meet my new pals! Before we begin our awesome bully walk I just wanted to take a moment and reflect. I was always more of a person’s dog than a dog’s dog and I used to be quite crazy around other dogs. Why? Well I was always just a big bully…

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The King of the New Forest

The King of the New Forest

It feels wonderful to be back home in the UK and especially in my comfy bed after traveling around France and Switzerland. But it wasn’t long before adventure came knocking once again and I found myself in the mythical land known as the New Forest. Once I set my paws down on the New Forest I realized that it didn’t seem very new at all. History says the New Forest got its name during the era of William the Conqueror…

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Rocky’s adventures throughout Normandy: Visiting Cherbourg, France

Rocky’s adventures throughout Normandy: Visiting Cherbourg, France

My adventures in the Normandy region continued on with a visit to the port city of Cherbourg, France. Only an hour away from our previous visit at Omaha Beach and just across the pond from Dorset, England (well, a 4-hour ferry ride anyway) the first thing I noticed when we visited the city was the abundance of boats! All kinds of boats called Cherbourg their home. We spent most of our first day strolling around the famous Port¬†Chantereyne and admired…

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