Dog Lovers Show

There are bargains galore to be had if you’re heading to the Dog Lovers Show this Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the Royal Exhibition Building in Carlton. Aussie Dog’s stand at 412 (ground level) will be offering our book Moments of Connection as a gift with purchases of $60 and over at their stand for the entire weekend – unbelievable value! Aussie Dog products are quality toys for animals including dogs, horses and even zoo animals. They’re Australian owned and run and stand by their products with impressive guarantees – check out the one for Staffy toys – all at […] Read more »

Stop the shark massacre

In less than 48 hours, a misguided new policy is set to begin off the coast of Western Australia that will see sharks hunted and killed. Despite more than 100 leading scientists opposing the new ‘catch and kill’ policy and protests from community groups and individuals, the policy is set to start on Friday. The ‘new shark plan’ by the Western Australian Government will see large sharks removed from designated ‘save areas’ and then killed, including nationally protected (and threatened) Great White Sharks, in a bid to prevent human injuries and deaths caused by shark attacks. The ludicrousness of this […] Read more »

Last chance to support human-animal research

Our offer helping the Australian Anthrozoology Research Foundation (AARF) with the purchase of Moments of Connection ends this Friday October 25. Here at Adore Animals, we fully support the amazing work done through the AARF. We’ve long known the benefits that animals have on humans, that’s why we published a coffee table book on the benefits that animals have on children. The book is called Moments of Connection – check out the video of the book here and testimonials here. It’s the perfect synergy to help the AARF by the sale of this book, that’s why we’ve teamed up with […] Read more »

Cha Cha

The magic of friendship between children and dogs is celebrated in this new children’s book series all about Cha Cha the golden labrador puppy. Cha Cha and the Picnic Basket is the first book in a new eight-part series by retired teacher and full-time mother Lisa Stephens. The tales of Cha Cha and his young owners explore values of friendship, family and pet ownership. “These are not simply books about a dog,” says Lisa. “They are stories about the relationship that forms between a new puppy and two little boys, and the significance of this as it continues to develop […] Read more »

We’ve been Grill’d

For the whole month of July, Adore Animals is participating in Local Matters as part of Grill’d support for local organisations. So thanks to Grill’d and your tokens, we have a chance of winning $300 for our organisation to help keep our wheels ticking. Like this panda, we love the vege options and Grill’d veggie burgers are seriously the best in town! But for all those non-vegetarians out there who still love their animals you’ll be pleased to know the beef from Grill’d is free range and from a family-run business in Gippsland; their lamb also free range from south […] Read more »

Second Chance Fundraiser

If you love trivia and animals, then hot tail it along to Second Chance Animal Rescue’s 2013 Trivia Night and Charity Auction. On 4 May, the night will help support the work of SCAR and keep them rescuing and rehoming cats and dogs in need of a ‘second chance’. There will be lots of fun to be had on the night from exciting trivia rounds, great live and silent auction items to win, fun games to play and lots more. Second Chance Animal Rescue Inc. is a non-profit, pro-life community-based organisation operated by volunteers and foster carers. It operates as a […] Read more »

Kitty Litter Alternative

For people with cats, concerned about kitty litter’s waste, disposal and smell, there’s now a solution that could suit you. The first litter in Australia to be made from natural, biodegradable and environmentally sustainable corn is now on the market. Rufus & Coco’s, Wee Kitty’s clumping corn litter forms scoopable clumps that can be easily discarded – either by flushing it away or adding to compost or garden mulch.  Non-toxic to humans and animals, it is also gentle on paws, ideal for sensitive noses as it is virtually dust free, and it will not swell up or cause blockages if […] Read more »

Have your say

Animal behaviourist Dr Joanne Righetti has a survey for pet owners about their life with their pets. This survey is for interest only and takes about 10 minutes to complete. Submissions are anonymous. Results may be used by Dr Jo in her work … If you’re interested in participating, click on this link Read more »

Lead on

It’s not often that we recommend products we’ve been sent – it’s not that they aren’t good, but besides book reviews, we don’t often do it. This product, however, we just want to share. Australian designed, this lead by Rufus & Coco is super-functional and good looking, but it also has two very important safety features that we love. Firstly, it’s reflective, so obviously it’s great for night-time safety. Secondly, it has karabiner-type clips on both ends which means that when you need to tie your dog up to pop into a shop or grab that essential morning coffee, you […] Read more »