Special Announcement!

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Here at Animal Friends we are always keen to get behind the latest advances in pet care. We’re dedicated to keeping your pets safe and protecting them throughout their lives with our multi-award winning policies, but we wanted to do something more. So, without further ado, we’re delighted to announce our most recent collaborative innovation: the Furtection™ Jacket for dogs and cats!

The Furtection™ collection has been expertly designed to protect your furry friends from anything life throws at them. They are fireproof, windproof, SPF optimised and, not only are they waterproof but they have a motorised flotation function which will be automatically deployed should your pet find themselves immersed in a body of water! Each standard issue Furtection™ jacket also features a poo bag dispenser, so you’ll never be caught short.

As well as these standard functions you can choose from a vast range of add-ons and extras, like a built-in allergen protection bubble which will automatically inflate whenever the integral chemoreceptors in the fabric detect allergens in the air! Other optional bolt-ons include intuitive temperature control, detachable parasol/umbrella, Wi-Fi and a cup holder*.

The Furtection™ Dog collection goes from size “Chihuahua Puppy” all the way to “Zeus the Great Dane” (which comes with a complimentary saddle attachment). The Furtection™ cat range comes in size “Cat”.

Every Furtection™ jacket is made of Fairtrade cotton and all its components are ethically crafted from recycled Spitfire parts, so you know you’re protecting your pet and the environment too! The jackets are available in a range of colours including black, pink, orange and lime green. For the more intrepid wearer there is also our world-first “Invisibilipet” jacket with chromatic nanofibres which change colour to match their surroundings.**

There are also plans to introduce Furtection™ boots, hats and tail-guards in Spring 2016 so your pet can be totally Furtected™!

To buy a Furtection™ jacket simply click here!

*Cup sold separately.

**The jacket only covers their torso, so you’ll still be able to see their legs, heads and tails.

National Puppy Day: Wendy and Hugo

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To celebrate National Puppy Day, we asked staff member Wendy all about her brand new puppy Hugo, a beautiful Husky and Pointer cross. He was collected from Dogs Trust just over a week ago, and has been settling into his new home with Wendy and her family very well by amusing them with his mischievous antics, and demonstrating how loving he is. (more…)

National Puppy Day

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Today is National Puppy Day so to celebrate, here are some interesting facts you may not know about puppies: (more…)

Red Nose Day 2015

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As today is Red Nose Day we’re getting into the spirit of things here at Animal Friends. We held a number of competitions to be “funny for money” and raise some sorely-needed funds for Comic Relief and the incredible work they do. (more…)

British Hen Welfare Trust

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This year, British Hen Welfare Trust celebrates their tenth year. The charity has been finding homes for retired commercial laying hens since 2005, saving them from slaughter and rehoming them to loving families. The charity was involved in the Animal Friends Facebook competition last year, so we caught up with them to find out where the money went, and what they have up their sleeves for 2015. (more…)

Animal Friends is a ‘Company to Inspire Britain’

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For the past two years the London Stock Exchange has published a report named ‘1000 Companies to Inspire Britain’ which celebrates the most dynamic, innovative and fastest-growing small and mid-sized UK companies. We are delighted to report than Animal Friends was named as one of them. (more…)

National Napping Day

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Today is National Napping Day, so here are some interesting facts about sleeping animals: (more…)

Harvey’s Law is Debated in Parliament

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Yesterday Harvey’s Law was debated in Parliament. For the uninitiated Harvey’s Law was a petition largely directed at the Highways Agency, compelling them to scan canine remains for microchips. The Transport Minister, John Hayes, announced that he has told the Highways Agency that he “expects” them to do all that is practical to identify pets killed on the road. (more…)

Introduction to March

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It’s March, which means Easter is around the corner and Lent is already here! The third month of the year signals the end of winter, and with January feeling quite distant now, you may have let those New Year’s resolutions slip slightly. This might include any you had pledged for your pet, but Lent is perfect for getting back on track. As well as using this time to give up your own bad habits, why not help your pet to give up theirs as well? (more…)

International Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day

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Today is International Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day, though I’m sure most dogs don’t need much of an excuse to appreciate a snack or three!

We all know that having a treat now and again is harmless, and can just be a nice little way to improve your day. A square of chocolate or the odd packet of crisps is not going to do us any damage as long as we balance it out with the rest of our nutrition and make sure we don’t overindulge, right? Well, it’s the same with our pets. (more…)