It’s easy to spot whether someone owns a cat just by looking at their furniture. Cats love taking out their need to claw on the corners of couches, timber chair legs, carpet, curtains and the list goes on! However, it is important to understand that what may seem destructive in our eyes is, from the cat’s point of view a great exercise and a biological need to keep their claws in tiptop shape!
Check out http://dogshome.com/cat-scratching/ for tips to keeping your furniture scratch free!
If you commute through North Melbourne early on a week day morning, you will no doubt see groups of volunteers sporting reflector vests walking equally beaming dogs.
From varied backgrounds and ages, these volunteers play an integral role in socialising, exercising, rehabilitating and ultimately preparing our shelter dogs for adoption.
The enthusiasm and the hours volunteers put into organisations like The Lost Dogs’ Home are being recognised all through this week for National Volunteers Week. We caught up with just a few of our dynamite dog walkers on a cold, wet morning earlier this week.
Have a listen and met our volunteers at: https://dogshome.com/volunteers-walk-the-talk/
Our gorgeous Joy 94.9 Pets-A-Loud Pet of the Week this week is Tales!! (animal id: 939394)
Tales is an absolutely gorgeous 4 year old ginger and white boy who absolutely loves human affection and isn’t afraid to show it. When he’s getting lots of pats and cuddles Tales has a habit of drooling everywhere!
He will need to be brushed regularly to keep his coat in a top notch condition.
You can find his full profile on our website at www.dogshome.com
The Lost Dogs’ Home cares for over 31,000 cats and dogs each year and a significant portion of the intake are cats. Currently, our North Melbourne and Echuca shelters are inundated with sweet and affectionate cats and kittens that just want someone to open their hearts and homes to them.
Last week, Pets-A-Loud spoke with North Melbourne Cat Shelter Manager, Karina Bailey, who shed some light on why there are so many cats at the shelter and encouraged prospective adopters to consider welcoming an adult cat into their home.
Check out the full story online at https://dogshome.com/pets-a-loud-cat-power/
Today we would like to introduce you to Tales (animal id: 939394) a Domestic Medium Hair Cross.
Tales is a lovely, fluffy boy who absolutely loves human attention and isn’t afraid to show it. You can tell he is really enjoying a pat and a cuddle because he starts drooling!
Having medium length hair means Tales will need regular grooming to keep his magnificent coat knot free and looking it’s finest.
You can find his profile, along with all cats currently looking for a new home at www.dogshome.com
For three days, over 20,000 Melbournians of all ages, backgrounds and breeds, converged at the historic Royal Exhibition Building, sharing one major thing in common — their love fordogs.
In a world-first event, The Dog Lovers Show exhibited the very best of responsible pet ownership, advances in vet care, the work of animal welfare organisations, pet care and grooming, obedience and agility demonstrations, as well as plenty to keep the littlecanine enthusiasts entertained!
Read the full story at http://dogshome.com/love-of-dogs/
Looking at Rodger today, it is difficult to imagine that only a few months ago he was struggling to stay afloat in a dam that would have claimed his life, had it not been for the valiant efforts of a good Samaritan.
Rodger was not claimed by his original owners following the mandatory eight-day wait period and so the Home put a call out to the community to find Rodger a home that would love and cherish him.
While browsing The Lost Dogs’ Home website for a friend who had lost their dog, Stephanie Rogers, who had thought about adopting a dog for some time, began reading a story about the pup’s ordeal and rescue.
Full story online now at https://dogshome.com/rodgersdream/
Don’t miss out on your chance to enter the Guinness Book of World Records with your beloved pooch where not one, but four world records are set to be broken this Sunday at the Melbourne Showgrounds for the inaugural World Record Dogs Day.
Categories include the largest dog obedience class, the most dogs wearing bandanas, the biggest dog massage session and pet owners can also get involved with the most faces painted like dogs category.
It’s on THIS SUNDAY find out more at https://dogshome.com/break-a-world-record-for-a-good-cause/