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Month: February 2017

10 Reasons Why You Should Adopt An Older Animal

Older animals find themselves in rescue too but are normally overlooked. Here are 10 reasons why you should adopt an older animal. Continue reading

The Misunderstood Staffordshire Bull Terrier

The Staffordshire Bull Terrier is a popular breed in Britain with thousands of them up and down the country. Sadly, one of the most common breeds of dog that are found in rescue is the staffie because these dogs are being overbred and kept for the wrong reasons. The staffie is commonly seen as a status dog and portrayed by the media in a negative light. For staffie lovers such as myself, it is not only heartbreaking seeing all these unwanted dogs in rescue, but also just as sad to hear the negative comments people make about the breed. Staffies make great pets and it’s sad that they are so misunderstood. Examples of common misconceptions that are made are as follows; Continue reading

The Importance Of Caring For Rabbits

Rabbits are regularly sold as easy and cheap pets, however, if you are thinking about getting rabbits, make sure you know how to care for them before you bring them home. There are lots of things to look out for when you own rabbits,  and here are some things to look out for.

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So You Want A Pet?

Owning a pet is one of the most rewarding things you could ever do, but before you get a pet, please consider the following;

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The Problem With Pet Shops

Pet shops have been around for such a long time, you would be hard pushed to find a high street without one. Most pet shops sell animals, however, there are a few that don’t and the latter are the ones who should be applauded as responsible pet shops sell products and not pets. Selling animals in pet shops is outdated and treats animals as if they are fashion accessories. Too many pets are purchased on impulse, leading to rescues becoming crowded. Here are some reasons why pet shops that sell animals are problematic.

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Things That Amaze And Annoy Me In Rescue

Ok, so it’s another sarcastic post, as I enjoyed writing about 10 of the most annoying things to say to an animal rescuer so much. Here are things that amaze and annoy me in rescue.

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