You are no doubt excited to start your life with a new family member, but you must remember that your dog needs time to adjust to the changes in its life.
What to Expect: Puppy Edition!
Getting a puppy is a very exciting time, but it can also be quite stressful! Continue reading What to Expect: Puppy Edition!
The Pet Surrender Crisis: How You Can Help
How you can help us manage the WA pet surrender crisis.
Keep Your Dog Safe & Happy This Easter
Our tips, tricks and warnings that will keep your pup healthy, happy and included this Easter!
Weighing In On Pet Obesity
Weighing In On Pet Obesity
How To Keep Your Dog Happy Through Mental Enrichment
Most of us will know the importance physical exercise plays in our dogs’ overall wellbeing, but we can often forget about how important it is to also provide mental enrichment on a daily basis. Continue reading How To Keep Your Dog Happy Through Mental Enrichment
Preparing Your Dog For Your Newborn
If you’re ready to welcome a new baby into your life and you’ve already got a beloved pooch, now is the time to start preparing your home and your dog for the arrival of your baby. Continue reading Preparing Your Dog For Your Newborn
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
DIY Snuffle Mat – Enrichment Games for Dogs
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
Outside Dogs – Yay nor Nay?
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.