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As modern medicine improves, so does our ability to live longer, healthier and more fulfilled lives. People are remaining independent for longer and require higher standards of living when it comes to comfort and lifestyle. One of the things we’re noticing is an increasing need for the inclusion of pets in the lives of the more senior person. ...read more

Day care for dogs has become increasingly popular in recent years as more people understand that dogs need company and supervision during the day. All over the country, lucky dogs enjoy care and companionship at animal-loving places while their owners are at work. Doggy Day Care Port Elizabeth is one such place. ...read more

Animal rescuer, falconer, Wildline chairman, Wild Warrior, co-director of the Urban Raptor Project, gundog trainer… no matter how you look at this man, he is dead set on saving our planet. ...read more

Small Dog Syndrome (SDS) is all about little dogs exhibiting undesired behaviour in the belief that they are less of a nuisance, and less of a danger than larger dogs. Typically, dogs will be over-excited, demand attention and are inclined to snap, yap and bark. ...read more

“I could NEVER foster a dog; I get too attached and wouldn’t be able to give them up!” This is the response I hear time and time again when someone comments on a dog I’m walking or socialising or taking to the vet when I point out: “S/he’s not mine, I’m just fostering her. She’s available for adoption if you know of anyone who would be interested!” ...read more

For some dogs, a short walk and sniff down the road isn’t enough. Most dogs are incredibly athletic and require physical stimulation in addition to, or to supplement, mental stimulation. Although exercise needs are based on a dog’s age, breed, size and overall health, dogs should spend anywhere from 30 minutes to two hours exercising every day. ...read more

Adopting a small animal is a wonderful, rewarding experience. They’re endearing and entertaining, and can be amazing little family members. If you put in the work and attention to detail that they need to be happy, the results are so worthwhile – for them and you. ...read more

Old dog, new dog

18th Sep, 2017
“To see a dog flourish and bloom into a loving, trusting and trustworthy companion is life-defining. There is nothing better than knowing that you are worthy of his or her love and devotion; you have truly earned their adoration and respect.” Adopting adult or senior pets from animal shelters is a truly wonderful thing to do. It’s also easier than you may think… ...read more

Vesper on Wheels

21st Aug, 2017
I first met “Vesper the Brave” one sunny day at Woodrock Animal Rescue Centre, near Johannesburg. This little black-and-tan mite never lacked attention and she was absolutely adorable. She was also paralysed in her hind legs… ...read more

Home Sweet Home

17th Jul, 2017
You researched, discussed, planned, and picked the perfect pet. But what happens once you bring them home? Will they settle in without a hitch? And what if they don’t? How can you ease their way? When is it time to call in help? Our guide will help you get things off to a great start. ...read more

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