Giant George

Giant George is one popular dog. The World’s Tallest Dog EVER, George – standing at nearly five feet and 111 kilograms – has more than 75,000 Facebook likes, his own website and is even on Twitter, although how he manages to text with those big paws, I have no idea! There’s also Giant George the […]

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Pets in modern Australia

Australians have traditionally enjoyed a close affinity with companion animals but demographic and lifestyle changes, as well as increased regulation, are creating challenges for pet owners and the pet industry alike. In an environment where dogs are restricted on beaches (in Greater Sydney they are not allowed on any beaches), where the majority of strata-title

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Donation to QLD Rescue

As part of our commitment to help our animal friends in the Queensland floods as part of Animal Disaster Recovery, we’ve donated funds to Animal Rescue QLD. Animal Rescue QLD Inc began as a result of the January 2011 floods and the overwhelming need to help displaced, lost or abandoned animals. They rescued 72 dogs

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Get aware and HELP

For those of you who don’t know the horror of puppy farms – it’s time to get acquainted. We see this destruction everyday and everyday we’re devastated by it. And it’s not just puppy farms, it’s euthanasia at shelters (that are supposed to be safe havens for animals – praise the NO kill shelters), live

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A new version of planking – avoiding the bath at all costs. Like all responsible citizens of the world – we do not recommend you try this at home with your dog. Instead, perhaps try a new bubble bath mix!

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Miss Belle nose reds

Those of us who have dogs know they are pretty amazing creatures. Among others, we have assistance dogs, dogs for the vision and hearing impaired and dogs for rehabilitation. But Miss Bella shows us another use for dogs’ intelligence and that super-sensitive nose – by sniffing out dodgy reds! Seven-year-old Miss Louisa Belle, a red Bloodhound, has

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Rehoming Luca & Bambi

This story came from a PetRescue member, an organisation called CatsNDogs. It’s such a great story so we wanted to share it. Luca & Bambi are a pair of Italian Greyhounds whose owner passed away. Her son took on the two dogs but already having three dogs of his own he was unable to accommodate them and

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Socialisation is key

The number of dogs being put up for rehoming could be significantly reduced if owners paid greater attention to ongoing socialisation from an early age, says a leading animal behaviourist. According to Dr Kersti Seksel, a veterinary specialist in behavioural medicine, the number one reason owners surrender their dogs to shelters and pounds can be attributed to

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Oscar’s Law Support Rally

Hundreds of people and their dogs gathered on the steps of Parliament House today in Melbourne to raise awareness to end the factory farming of dogs. As guest speaker Derryn Hinch says ignorance is no longer an excuse for this cruel practice to continue. Oscar’s Law, which will change the way animals are kept, bred and sold, is supported

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Love me, love my pet

Could it be that singles of both sexes are choosing to put their love for their pets ahead of finding a partner? According to new research, 83 per cent of single women and 64 per cent of single men wouldn’t start a relationship with someone who didn’t like their pet. Going by the adage, a dog’s a great judge of character,

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