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Dogs in Hot Cars – Don’t Risk It!

The days of summer are here - bliss! But it's super important to be mindful of your pets when driving and parking. Here are some helpful tips to raise awareness and prevent incidents of dogs getting locked in cars on hot days.

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Pet sitting | what it takes to be a great sitter

So, you love pets and want a fun part-time job? Perhaps pet sitting is right for you! Here's what it takes to be a successful pet sitter.

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Home visits and dog walks | how long is ideal?

What exactly can you expect from your pet sitter? How long should home visits or and dog walks reasonably take? Find out here!

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Home visits: what to expect from a pet sitter

Home visits are is a great pet sitting service to keep your pet company during the day. Find out more about what they include here.

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Greyhound | Dog Breed Information

Greyhounds are athletic, sweet-natured dogs that are often misunderstood. Though they need regular exercise, they also love naps and cuddles.

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Choosing a puppy - 5 questions to consider

Choosing a puppy and bringing it home is a lifelong commitment. Instead of choosing based on looks, here are some factors you should consider.

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French Bulldog | Dog Breed Information

The French Bulldog, or 'Frenchy' as they are often known, is a charismatic and loyal dog breed. Here's how to keep yours happy and healthy.

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Cattery or cat sitter: which is best?

Every cat is unique. Some cats suit catteries whilst others suit cat sitting. Here are some factors to consider before choosing for your cat.

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Labradoodle | Dog Breed Information

The Labradoodle is a popular dog breed that kicked off the poodle-mix craze in the '90s. Learn more about this loyal, family-friendly pooch.

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Is chocolate bad for dogs?

Should you worry if your dog has eaten chocolate? Discover why chocolate is dangerous for dogs and what to do if your dog eats chocolate.

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Can you leave a young puppy with a dog sitter?

It's the ideal solution for busy puppy-parents, and the best job in the world for dog sitters: puppy boarding! But providing a puppy sitting service is not without its challenges. Discover all you need to know about puppy boarding and puppy daycare below.

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Separation anxiety and stress - What to do if your dog struggles with being alone at home

A lot of us will be going back to the office soon or will at least leave the house more often once the pandemic has passed. Unfortunately, our dogs are not used to this situation (anymore) which can lead to severe separation anxiety. Here are some tips how you can potentially prevent separation stress and how to reduce the stress in case you encounter symptoms with your dog, so they can feel safe and happy without you.

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Pug | Dog Breed Information

Pugs are the original lap dogs. They love cuddles but are also cheeky and fun-loving. Learn how to keep your pug happy and healthy for life.

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Beagle | Dog Breed Information

Beagles are friendly, energetic dogs that make great family pets. Here is everything you need to know to keep your Beagle happy and healthy.

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Staycation holidays with your pet

What are staycations and why are they so popular? Here is what you need to know about staycation holidays and how to enjoy one with your pet!

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The smartest dog breeds in the world

What makes a 'smart' dog breed? Discover 10 of the smartest dog breeds around the world, and what makes them so intelligent.

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Kelpie | Dog Breed Information

The Australian Kelpie is a hard-working and intelligent dog breed. They are known for their herding instincts and incredible athletic ability.

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Meeting your pet sitter: here's what to discuss during a meet & greet

If you are searching for a pet sitter, then you’ll naturally prefer someone you feel comfortable leaving your beloved pet with. It’s important, therefore, to get along really well with your sitter. But how can you be sure of that all-important 'click' when booking a pet sitter via Pawshake? You'll find out during the meet & greet. Here are the do's and don'ts when meeting & greeting.

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Fruit dogs can eat safely | pet owner guide

Can a dog eat fruit safely? Yes! But it's important to know which fruits are safe for dogs and which are dangerous.

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German Shepherd | Dog Breed Information

German Shepherds are loyal, smart and brave dogs. Discover the history of the breed and what it takes to be a responsible owner.

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Top Dog Names in Germany | 2020

Discover the top 20 dog names in Germany for 2020, and what dog names we might expect to see in the future.

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Golden Retriever | Dog Breed Information

Gentle, calm and clever: the Golden Retriever is a great family dog. Here is everything you need to know about these gentle pets.

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10 easy ways to be a better pet owner in 2021

A new year can be a fresh start, so why not take the opportunity to improve your pet care habits this January?

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Jack Russell Terrier | Dog Breed Information

Fun and feisty, the Jack Russell originated as a fox hunting breed in England. They are a great dog for active and experienced owners.

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Ethical gifts for pets

What do you get for your pet without spending too much money? Fun experiences, your time and home-made gifts are the best way to go!

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Dog Enrichment Food Puzzles

Discover 10 quick and simple dog enrichment food puzzles you can put together that will challenge and stimulate their brains.

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Border Collie | Dog Breed Information

Border Collies are an iconic working breed, known to be highly intelligent and energetic. Here's all you need to know about Border Collies.

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Cavoodle | Dog Breed Information

Discover all you need to know about the health, appearance and temperament of the popular Cavoodle dog breed.

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Labrador Retriever | Dog Breed Information

Labrador Retrievers are one of the world's most popular dogs, and it's easy to see why. Here is everything you need to know about this sunny, funny breed.

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6 tips for working from home with a dog

Working from home while keeping your dog happy and healthy is possible, it just takes a little preparation and planning. Here's how!

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