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Kennel Club warns of leaving your dog in a hot car

Kennel Club warns of leaving your dog in a hot car

As the UK continues to ease its lockdown, more people are finding themselves on the road during the hot weather, with some taking their four-legged pals along for the ride. Now, UK-based Kennel Club has urged pet parents to be extra vigilant about not leaving their dog in the car, especially as the weather reaches blazing temperatures. Some businesses that were pet friendly before the lockdown, such as garden centers, may not be pet friendly anymore due to Covid-19, so…

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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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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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Blind man with guide dog takes Uber to court after being refused a ride over 100 times

Blind man with guide dog takes Uber to court after being refused a ride over 100 times

A blind man from Cardiff, Wales is taking ride-hailing giant Uber after he was refused a ride with his guide dog on more than 100 different occasions. Dan Williams, an entrepreneur based in Cardiff, is bringing the legal challenge against Uber claiming they regularly refuse to give him a ride with his dog Zodiac. Under Uber’s page for taking dogs, it says: “The ground rules: you must always allow service dogs in Uber rides to accompany their riders – it’s…

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Pet parents organizing a Noah’s Ark style flight for pets to come home during pandemic

Pet parents organizing a Noah’s Ark style flight for pets to come home during pandemic

A Noah’s Ark-style flight from Australia to the US is being organised by pet parents desperate to get their cats and dogs home during the Covid-19 pandemic. The cost of the Boeing 747 private charter could exceed USD 1 million (AUD 1.5 million) with pet owners and other passengers on the flight splitting the cost. Families, including Americans who were working in Australia but suddenly lost their jobs and visas when the crisis hit, were faced with the dilemma of…

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Chris Evans tries to give his pooch a haircut in quarantine, ‘It went so wrong, so fast’

Chris Evans tries to give his pooch a haircut in quarantine, ‘It went so wrong, so fast’

Captain America star Chris Evans is known for saving the world in Marvel films like the Avengers and the Captain America series, but even he couldn’t give his dog a proper haircut. Last week, the dog-loving star attempted to give his dog Dodger a haircut. He told his followers on Instagram about his dog grooming endeavor, “I assured him I knew what I was doing. He seemed skeptical at first, but with the help of a few treats, I talked…

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Go on a virtual tour in Switzerland with this adorable dog

Go on a virtual tour in Switzerland with this adorable dog

A fluffy White Swiss Shepherd is giving online tours of some of Switzerland’s most breathtaking places via Instagram. Rasta, a White Swiss Shepherd is here to save the day as many of us are longing to travel but cannot due to lockdowns. Rasta and his mom, Sylvia Michel, are exploring Switzerland together and documenting their adventures to the country’s magnificent countryside including waterfalls, lakes and mountains. Over the years, Michel, a professional photographer, has been capturing Rasta and Switzerland’s breathtaking…

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Amid lockdown in Moscow, some dogs find new homes via online delivery

Amid lockdown in Moscow, some dogs find new homes via online delivery

Stuck at home during Moscow’s coronavirus lockdown, Alexandra Novatova opted to use a delivery service, a big decision, because she was ordering more than a pizza or a shipment of toilet paper. She got a dog brought to her door. Novatova chose the pooch, a shepherd mix, from a 12-hour online broadcast. Animal shelter volunteers showed dogs and cats to try to match them with humans. Dog adoption is on the rise in many parts of the world as people…

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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 extends lockdown by 3 weeks, have the rules changed for walking your dog?

UK extends lockdown by 3 weeks, have the rules changed for walking your dog?

The UK government announced yesterday that it would extend its current nationwide lockdown measures by at least another three weeks. In a statement Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said the advice from the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE) is that relaxing any of the measures currently in place would risk damage to both public health and the economy. So have the rules changed from the previous Covid-19 lockdown measures? According to the UK government guidelines on social distancing it appears…

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