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Tampa, Austin and Las Vegas rank as America’s most pet friendly cities

Tampa, Austin and Las Vegas rank as America’s most pet friendly cities

Having a beloved furry friend is a great stress reliever, especially during these times of social isolation caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. For those with a furry companion, living in a pet friendly city is a welcome bonus and pet parents who live in Tampa, Florida will be pleased to know they live in the most pet friendly city in the US, according to a new study from personal finance website WalletHub. The study compared the pet-friendliness of the 100…

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Coronavirus-sniffing dogs dispatched at Dubai Airport

Coronavirus-sniffing dogs dispatched at Dubai Airport

Dubai International Airport this week started using police dogs for on-airport rapid Covid-19 testing, which reportedly can produce results in minutes with 92%, reports SFGate. Typically in the United Arab Emirates, all arriving passengers must submit to Covid-19 testing prior to their trips and show negative results to be admitted into the country. Earlier reports of using dogs to sniff out the coronavirus proved that the concept could work in test environments. Recently, a study showed that dogs accurately identify…

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11 of the best pet friendly seaside hotels in the UK: Dog Furiendly

11 of the best pet friendly seaside hotels in the UK: Dog Furiendly

There’s nothing quite like some vitamin ‘sea’ to help you and your dog refresh amid this pandemic. Especially long sunny walks, playing frisbee, launching tennis balls and even jumping in for a swim. For those living in the UK, there is plenty of beautiful coastline to enjoy with man’s best friend and best of all there are many luxurious dog friendly hotels to stay in. Dog adventure directory Dog Furiendly put together a list of 11 dog friendly hotels by…

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Dogs Trust warns tens of thousands of dogs could be at risk of abandonment due to pandemic

Dogs Trust warns tens of thousands of dogs could be at risk of abandonment due to pandemic

UK dog charity Dogs Trust is predicting tens of thousands of stray or abandoned dogs could need help as a result of the pandemic, and warned it is already starting to see the impact of the Coronavirus crisis for many dogs. Demand for puppies has soared during lockdown, with Google searches for ‘buy a puppy’ increasing by 166% since lockdown was announced on 23 March, according to data from Propellernet. But as the UK braces itself for the full economic impact…

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Dogstival to go ahead in September at Burley Park, New Forest

Dogstival to go ahead in September at Burley Park, New Forest

Dogstival, the UK’s festival for dogs and dog lovers, is set to go ahead at a new venue of Burley Park, New Forest, UK on the 5th and 6th of September. The festival was supposed to take place earlier in the year at Pylewell Park but was postponed due to the pandemic. The venue change to the Burley Park was due to the lack of availability of last year’s venue Pylewell Park. Dogstival had its debut last year and saw…

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Brits encouraged to have a staycation in the UK

Brits encouraged to have a staycation in the UK

Pet travel site PetsPyjamas launched a campaign encouraging pet parents in the UK to take a holiday with their pets within the country. The campaign, ‘We’re Barking Britain’, aims to help the UK’s pandemic-struck hospitality sector. According to PetsPyjamas, if just 10% of the nation’s 9.9 million dog owners were to take a holiday in the UK in 2020, it could generate more than £2 billion for the country’s hospitality industry. The travel site’s ‘We’re Barking Britain’ campaign features travel…

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The world’s most pet friendly airlines ranked

The world’s most pet friendly airlines ranked

Many of us would gladly give up our luggage and leg room for a cheaper airplane ticket. But there is one detail where no passenger is prepared to give up: the comfort of your pet. Australia insurance company Budget Direct checked out the pet-friendly policies of the top 50 airlines in the world (as voted for by customers). It rated them out of ten in categories such as cost-per-pet, cabin allowance, and openness to welcoming ‘unusual’ animals. Each airline ended…

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100 pets booked for a mission ‘impawssible’ flight from China to North America

100 pets booked for a mission ‘impawssible’ flight from China to North America

A plan to fly hundreds of dogs on a chartered plane, dubbed ‘Mission Impawssible’, aims to reunite families from the US and Canada with the dogs they had left in China during the coronavirus pandemic. The ‘mission’ started in May 2020 when Kyla Robertson was trying to find a way to bring her dog Sugar home, according to CNN. Ready to return to Vancouver after two years in China, Robertson and her husband ran into hurdle after hurdle trying to…

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Dog rescued by lifeguards after falling 60 feet while chasing rabbit

Dog rescued by lifeguards after falling 60 feet while chasing rabbit

Lifeguards from the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) in the UK rescued a dog after he fell 60 feet from a cliff while chasing a rabbit. According to Cornwall Live, Ronnie, a Jack Russell-corgi cross, was being walked by his owner along the top of the cliffs between Perran Sands and Perranporth, on the coast of Cornwall, when he caught sight of a rabbit and chased the rabbit in the direction of the cliff edge. By the time Ronnie’s owner,…

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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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