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Rescue Dogs: a poem by Toni Newell

On the radio, I heard the news today, There was a rush on dogs, And for them I do pray. I pray they have good homes, With love and stimulation, Assisting their new owners, To cope with isolation. Shelters almost empty, Which is wonderful I know, But when this crisis ends, Will it still be […]

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Shar Pei Snow Frost

The frost was glistening on the grass when Max went out to pee He trotted to the frozen lawn and sank down to his knees   Max slipped then slid while yelping veering left and skidding right Landing at the picket fence he gave himself a fright   Alas! Poor Max was stuck like glue […]

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What is the best method for training my puppy?

Training your new dog is an important stage in every owners’ journey and can be a great bonding experience. But training isn’t always a simple task, especially as a first-timer. We spoke to Royal Canin for some helpful advice on how to train a puppy and some of the most common questions owners ask. Why is it important to train […]

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What do I feed my puppy? 3 questions any new dog owner should ask

A puppy’s diet is very different from an adult dog. Feeding your puppy the right diet gives them the nutrients needed to become healthy adults. The DOGSLife team looks at how much, and what, your puppy should be eating to get the best start Bringing a new puppy home can be one of the most […]

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Founder of Working Animal Charity to Walk Across Australia to Raise Funds and Awareness

Embarking on the journey of a lifetime, Animal Aid Abroad (AAA)’s CEO and founder, Janet, and her rescue dog Jack, are walking across Australia from Melbourne, Victoria to Perth, Western Australia, to raise much-needed funds and awareness for the abused and overworked animals around the globe that the organisation helps. Janet is self-funding this walk […]

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Vida, our miniature dachshund was aged Tessa a boisterous pup By her docked tail possibly part Rottweiler part grown, but solid a concrete wall But she knew at once that her size, weight, strength were irrelevant It’s years that count – knowledge, experience We laughed at the wonder of Tess trying desperately to get her […]

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The sweetest thing, I’ve ever known, Is not wrapped in paper, But chews a bone. It doesn’t rot teeth, But loves to lick, Loves to play, With balls or stick. Not brightly coloured, Nor sticky or gooey, It’s soft and cuddly, Not hard or chewy. It gives us pleasure, Over time, Not just a mouthful, […]

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MERRY CHRISTMAS… WOOF! A poem by James Aitchison

Bow wow, I’ve been a good boy, For Christmas I’d like a bone. A bone that’s big and juicy, A bone I can call my own.   Santa, Santa, I’ve been good, Look — here’s a ball for the tree. Come on, Santa, I’m your friend, There’s no better dog than me! James Aitchison

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Dogs Prayer

Thank you, God, for the food we eat Today we ask for savory meat Tasty sausages and honey ham A bowl of vegies with gravy lamb   A BBQ wouldn’t go astray We promise to be good all day Even quiche with extra cheese Remember to leave out the peas   Lastly, we wish for […]

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Guide dog puppies receive 3,600 new toys!

Guide Dogs Australia has received a donation of more than 3,500 new toys so puppies in training can enjoy some well-earned puppy play in their downtime. The donation drive run by PETstock’s charity arm, PETstock Assist, saw a KONG donated for every KONG purchased in- store during the month of April. PETstock Charity Coordinator, Jessica […]

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