Yummy DIY festive treats for your pet pals

Pet treats

While its strongly advised to never give a pet as a surprise gift to a friend or relative, adopting a fur-friend into your home could be your festive wish this year. If you’re considering welcoming a doggo, kitty or other pet into your home this year, there’s many reasons to consider adoption.

According to RSPCA, over 19,000 dogs, more than 35,000 cats and over 40,000 other animals were received by RSPCA shelters and sites nationally during 2021/22. Of the animals they rescue, Pet Rescue recorded 85% pet adoptions in the same period with Victorians taking over Queenslanders for the highest rate of pet adoptions.

There are many deserving pets that are looking for a place to call home however there are some things to consider before you dive into the role of a new pet parent or welcome a new fur-kid to your home.

  • Lifestyle:How will your pet fit into your lifestyle? Consider how your pet will be cared for if you have to travel. There are animal-loving pet sitters available across the country to help you on that front. Also think about exercising the pet. Are you able to go on daily walks with your dog or provide stimulating activities for your kitty or guinea pig?
  • Costs: Depending on the size and breed of the pet, consider the costs to feed and provide shelter.
  • Space: Is there ample room in your home our outdoors for your pet to have their own space to retreat to with toys, food and water when they need some time on their own?
  • Security and Safety:Is your home set up to ensure your pet can’t get out if frightened? Research microchipping and an ID tag for your pet to ensure they are returned home, if they accidently get lost.

Of course, there are many, many benefits to adopting a pet pal.

  • Health and wellbeing:As we all know, pet provide companionship, and the drive to get out and be active to keep our minds and bodies healthy. Pets are known to increase social connections, reduce stress and improve our moods. Not only are these benefits for humans adopting pets, but also for pets who are getting their second chance at life.
  • Microchipped and desexed:Often when you adopt a pet from a shelter, they are already microchipped and desexed by the rescue group.
  • Matured in behaviour:Adopting a pet from a shelter means that they have been around other animals and generally are more socially mature and may also have toilet training complete or underway.

There are many rescue groups across Australia that can help connect you with a pet pal that is looking for their forever home. This festive season, consider pet adoption for a new or additional fur-kid to benefit you and your

Sydney and Melbourne’s Best Dog-Friendly Eateries

It’s always great to get outdoors and enjoy a brisk walk or a meandering stroll with our four legged friend.  It’s even better coupled with a coffee in hand!

Many cafes across Australia are now embracing the dog loving community and opening their doors to our fur pals. The realisation that pets are now showered with human-like adoration is one that will see many pup-loving businesses become popular spots for the vast pet loving community.

Here are some of the best dog friendly cafes in Sydney and Melbourne to get you started, but we’d love to hear your favourites from around the country –  share your faves with us on Facebook. Continue reading “Sydney and Melbourne’s Best Dog-Friendly Eateries”

Doggy Cake for Your Best Friend

Our dogs are more than companions, they are our fitness motivators, our stress relievers, our confidants and our best friends.

For many of us, our dogs have a special place in our hearts and what better way to celebrate this bond and friendship than with a cake!

Whether it’s your dog’s birthday, adoption day or just because, setting aside some time to celebrate the bond we share with our pets is a great way to show you care. Continue reading “Doggy Cake for Your Best Friend”