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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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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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Stray dog kept visiting dealership in Brazil, then gets hired

Stray dog kept visiting dealership in Brazil, then gets hired

Sometimes it takes a little patience to get the job you want. In this case, a stray dog who kept visiting a dealership in Brazil was adopted and then given a job as a ‘consultant’. The dog, named Tucson Prime after one of Hyundai’s car models, is now a worldwide social media star with over 150,000 followers and growing on Instagram. Tucson was first found by Emerson Mariano, the manager of the dealership located in Serra. According to The Gazette,…

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10 supplies you need to pack for a road trip with your pet (Condé Nast Traveler)

10 supplies you need to pack for a road trip with your pet (Condé Nast Traveler)

Who says you need to fly anywhere to go on an adventure? With the current pandemic, more people are opting for staycations which makes it much easier for pets to come along for the ride. If you’re planning a road trip with your furry friend, Condé Nast Traveler put together a list of ten essential supplies to make your travels with your pet easier. The list includes the brands that Condé Nast recommended but similar options are also available elsewhere….

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Want to go on a road trip with your dog? Check out these spots near English highway routes

Want to go on a road trip with your dog? Check out these spots near English highway routes

Drivers in England planning a post lockdown trip with their dogs are being urged to take a break and enjoy one of the many outstanding walks that can be found just off England’s motorways and major A roads this summer. After the restrictions of the last few months it’s completely understandable that humans want to get back out and many will be including their dogs in the fun. To make sure drivers and their pooches stay happy and safe on…

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Here are some useful apps for when you travel with your dog

Here are some useful apps for when you travel with your dog

As lockdown continues to ease across the USA more people are traveling within the states again and many of them will be bringing their dogs with them. While traveling with a dog is a bit different and sometimes more challenging (but worth it) than traveling on your own, there are some apps out there that can help make it easier. Travel news site Peter Greenberg Worldwide put together a small list of useful apps for when you travel with your…

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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 on public transport. 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…

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