Author - Sarah O'Dwyer

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5 Best Places to Walk Your Dog In Tipperary

Regular exercise is essential to help keep our dogs from gaining excessive weight, and to ensure their overall physical and mental health remains intact. Getting out and about helps keep the brain active, is a great stress reliever and boredom buster; both for dogs and humans! Check out our blog post below on the best walking trails both you and your dog can avail of in County Tipperary 1. Glen of Aherlow The Glen of Aherlow is a gorgeous place for afternoon walks...

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5 Best Places to Walk Your Dog In Athlone

Regular exercise is essential to help keep our dogs from gaining excessive weight, and to ensure their overall physical and mental health remains intact. Getting out and about helps keep the brain active, is a great stress reliever and boredom buster; both for dogs and humans! Check out our blog post below on the best walking trails both you and your dog can avail of in Athlone. 1. Burgess Park Athlone Burgess Park is a public park in Athlone. The park is located...

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Ireland’s Top 10 Puppy Names 2023

And for the second year running, the most popular puppy name is... Bailey! Top 10 Puppy Names The Irish owned pet-retailer has surveyed over 1,600 pet-parents in Ireland as part of its annual Puppy of the Year competition. The survey has unveiled that across the nation, the top-ten most popular names for man’s best friend are: Bailey Luna Teddy Milo Rosie Bruno Cooper Ruby Bella Max Bailey takes the top spot away from last year's Luna, who dropped to second. Teddy remains a consistent third, with new appearances from Milo, Rosie, Bruno, Ruby, and...

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Cats and Children-The Do’s and Don’ts

Cats can make wonderful companions for people of all ages. They are a great addition to a family home, and can help teach children empathy, responsibility and compassion. However, it’s important that if you’re thinking of introducing a new feline friend into your home, that you familiarise yourself with some essential safety tips first. After all, as cute as cats are, they have sharp claws and aren’t afraid to use them if a young child clashes with them. Check out our top...

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5 Best Places to Walk Your Dog In Meath

This month for Operation TransPAWmation, we’re shining a light on all the different ways you can have fun and get out and exercise with your furry friend. Regular exercise is essential to help keep our dogs from gaining excessive weight, and to ensure their overall physical and mental health remains intact. Getting out and about helps keep the brain active, is a great stress reliever and boredom buster; both for dogs and humans! Check out our blog post below on the...

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5 Best Places To Walk Your Dog in Dublin

This month for Operation TransPAWmation, we’re shining a light on all the different ways you can have fun and get out and exercise with your furry friend. Regular exercise is essential to help keep our dogs from gaining excessive weight, and to ensure their overall physical and mental health remains intact. Getting out and about helps keep the brain active, is a great stress reliever and boredom buster; both for dogs and humans! Check out our blog post below on the best...

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Buying a Gift For Your Pet This Christmas

With their unwavering loyalty, happy tail wags and joyful greetings at the front door after a long day at work, most pet owners would agree that their fur babies deserve the world. But how exactly do you find the perfect gift for your pet? Whether your dog helped you get out of the house for a walk every day or your cat was there to make you laugh with their shenanigans, our four legged family members deserve a gift under the...

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Ireland’s Top 10 Puppy Names

And for the second year running, the most popular puppy name is... Luna! Top 10 Puppy Names The Irish owned pet-retailer has surveyed over 1,600 pet-parents in Ireland as part of its annual Puppy of the Year competition. The survey has unveiled that across the nation, the top-ten most popular names for man’s best friend are: Luna Bailey Teddy Bella Millie Toby Coco Cooper Bonnie Buddy Luna keeps the crown as Ireland's most popular dog name; Bailey remains in second place, with Teddy moving up two spots. Bella dropped from third last year to...

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HAS YOUR PUPPY GOT WHAT IT TAKES TO BE NAMED PETMANIA’S PUPPY OF THE YEAR 2022?

Amazing prize worth €1,500 for the winning pooch Petmania, along with sponsors BETA, has launched the hugely popular Puppy of the Year Competition for 2022. Entry opens today, Thursday, 1st September 2022 and adorable pooches have just three weeks to enter the competition to be in with a chance of becoming Petmania Puppy of the Year 2022. To enter Petmania Puppy of the Year 2022, log on to www.petmania.ie/poty and complete the entry form. Once all entries have been verified, Petmania will open online and in-store voting,...

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Adopt an Animal with North West SPCA

If you have been thinking of getting a dog or cat, then look to adopt an animal. Think Adoption First. Meet NWSPCA, who are partnered with our store in Westport. Find out below how you can offer a forever home to one of the dogs or cats in their care. Who are they? NWSCPA are a rescue based in Ballina, Mayo, and have been in operation for 22 years. They are dedicated caring for unwanted dogs, cats, small and large animals and...

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