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Toxic Household Items To Keep Away From Your Dogs

Even though we may think that our homes are (relatively) pet-safe, there’s many common household items that are toxic to our four-legged friends, and we’re not just talking about food! Dogs will be dogs, and this means they’re prone to “taste testing” inedible objects and foods, which can be fatal.

From cleaning agents, plants and medication, it’s important to store these items out of sight, safely away from your pets.

Some of these items will be common knowledge to many people, but some aren’t as obvious. Continue reading Toxic Household Items To Keep Away From Your Dogs

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DIY Snuffle Mat – Enrichment Games for Dogs

DIY Snuffle Mat

With all this extra time most of us have at home lately, we’d like to share an easy DIY Snuffle Mat tutorial to help keep your canines (and even felines!) entertained.

Mental enrichment for dogs is a very important part of their overall wellbeing and many bored dogs start showing problematic behaviours when they aren’t getting enough enrichment. There’s loads of different enrichment toys available on the market, but these snuffle mats are an easy and fun project to make for your pooch using only a few materials. Continue reading DIY Snuffle Mat – Enrichment Games for Dogs

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Blueberry and Coconut Dog Treats

Blueberry Coconut Dog Treats

It’s International Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day on Sunday, so we’re celebrating with a healthy dog treat recipe for all you canine owners out there.

Even though IDBAD is celebrated all over the world, nobody knows where the day originated from or why, but we’re sure many dogs know how to celebrate it!

These dog treats are super easy to make and most importantly, delicious – we tried them on our dogs and they loved them!

We’ve swapped out regular flour for coconut flour, which helps with digestion, and we’ve incorporated blueberries which are a great low-calorie treat and they’re packed with antioxidants, vitamins C and K, and fibre. Continue reading Blueberry and Coconut Dog Treats

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Outside Dogs – Yay nor Nay?

Outside dogs

Here at the Dogs’ Refuge Home, one of our most important policies is our policy surrounding outside-only dogs. We know, it’s a controversial subject, but a very important subject.

Now, if you’ve been active on our social channels, you’ll know from time to time, we get a few disgruntled people who have been declined a rescue dog. We don’t take these decisions lightly and we always do our best to match our dogs with a prospective dog-owner, but when it comes to a dog being outside 24/7, we have to put the interests of the dog first.

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Amber Lives Happily Ever After

Ian has suffered from depression for quite some time, but since fostering and adopting Amber, he has noticed a significant positive change in his mental health. He says having a waggling tail to come home to each day has given him something to look forward too. On top of that, Ian has made new friends and reconnected with old friends because of their mutual love of dogs.

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