Vets are warning that they are seeing an increasing number of dogs falling prey to unpleasant diseases spread by foreign ticks. More and more pooches are travelling on pet passports and then contracting terrible ailments.
Adopting a rescue dog is an exciting time. If you have decided to adopt, you are doing the right thing. But before you go searching for your new companion, it can be helpful to be aware of some potential hurdles you might face. Adopting the ideal dog for your family, lifestyle and situation isn’t always […]
The Dog Rescuers and the Tragic Case of Reo I am an avid viewer of the Channel 5 series the Dog Rescuers which is presented by Alan Davies. The programme follows RSPCA inspectors as they rescue animals from appalling circumstances. Each episode is something of an emotional roller coaster but this week’s offering actually drove […]
Dogs are capable doing some truly amazing things. They assist humans in many different ways, from helping with everyday tasks to saving lives. Dogs will stay by our side through the toughest of times and help us pull through.
Taking on a rescue dog can be a difficult challenge, especially if they have existing issues. You need to build up trust and help to improve their confidence. Settling into a new environment is always going to be daunting for a dog, the first few weeks will be the toughest while they adjust to their […]
When people can’t cope with a dog often there is a very good reason. Situations change and things happen that you don’t plan for. Some dogs need to be rehomed with owners that are more able to cope with their behaviour issues.
If you are thinking of getting a dog you should definitely consider getting a rescue dog. However, they are some things you need to think about before getting one. Having a rescue dog is very rewarding, but it’s important to be aware that some rescue dogs can be a lot of work. Many have had […]
Many celebrities are leading the way for rescue dogs and choosing to adopt over buying a puppy. There are so many rescue dogs in the UK looking for a loving home. Don’t deny them a second chance by getting a puppy instead.
The RSCPA recently did a campaign where they compared rescue animals in need of homes with Game Of Thrones Characters. It was a very clever way of creating awareness of animal rescue and encouraging people to consider it as an option. The RSPCA said ‘Like the diverse cast of Game Of Thrones, the RSPCA wants […]
Rescue centres have certain procedures to follow when they are rehoming a dog. They want to make sure that their rescue dog goes to the most suitable owner, and that new owner has the ability to give the dog what it needs. Before you head down to your local rescue centre, consider some of the […]
Taking on a rescue dog is very different to getting a brand new puppy, and you have to adjust your training accordingly. Rescue dogs may have developed certain behaviours that may not be desirable and are hard to get rid of. Some habits may take weeks, months or years to correct. However, your hard work […]
Trying to find the right place to buy a new dog can sometimes be a little overwhelming. Especially if you haven’t done it before and don’t know where to look. The internet has completely changed the way people buy and sell dogs, and that’s why now more than ever you should do thorough checks. You […]
Although getting a rescue dog is hard work and a big challenge, it is a brilliant thing to do and there are lots of lovely dogs out there needing a forever home. However it is important to be aware of the hard work that could lie ahead. Some rescue dogs are obviously much easier to […]
Want to know more about the different types of working dog? Working dogs can have very important jobs and provide a helping hand to humans. They are specifically chosen because they have desirable traits for a specific role. Pet dog breeds are carefully bred to have the right characteristics, and working dogs are no exception. […]
Taking on a rescue dog is a huge commitment and it can be a challenge, but it’s definitely worth the effort. There are so many dogs needing homes around the country that you will be able to find a dog that suits you. You can still choose the type of dog and the breed you […]