Animal Friends Sponsors Animal Hero Awards

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Last night the Daily Mirror held their Animal Hero Awards, hosted by animal-lover Amanda Holden. Animal Friends sponsored two awards, the Public Service Animal of the Year award, and the Lifetime Achievement award. (more…)

Animal Friends Sponsors Animal Hero Awards

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Tonight Animal Friends are sponsoring two awards at the Daily Mirror’s Animal Hero Awards at the Grosvenor House Hotel in Westminster. The awards ceremony is hosted by Amanda Holden, and we are proud to be sponsoring the awards for Public Service Animal of the Year, and the Lifetime Achievement Award. (more…)

Our Top Ten Fictional Dogs

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Over the years dogs have made appearances in fiction as trusty companions, heroic saviours and best friends. Here is a list of our favourite fictional dogs from film, TV, books and comics. (more…)

10 Ways a Senior Pet Will Melt Your Heart

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To mark Senior Pet Month we thought we’d take a look at some of the ways having an older pet can light up your life. (more…)

Fireworks and pets

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Bonfire night is a scary time for animals what with all of the loud noises and bright, flashing lights from the fireworks. We have created this infographic to help you when looking after your pet not only on Bonfire Night ,but the days surrounding the event, so that they can stay as happy and settled as possible. (more…)

Marianne Helping With Born Free’s Vital Work In Kenya

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Former Charity Coordinator for Animal Friends Pet Insurance, Marianne Matthews (Maz), is currently living out her dream volunteering with Born Free in Kenya and we are delighted to be able to sponsor her. Welcome to the first of Maz’s guest blogs, a series we will be running to see how she is making a difference to wildlife conservation.  (more…)

Keeping Your Pet Safe at Halloween

As we near the end of the year the onset of festivities begin and I for one get very excited about such times. Christmas, New Year’s Eve, Bonfire night; I love all of these celebrations but I found out last year that with the fun-filled merriments comes a few potential hazards for our pets. Halloween is nearing and although it may be exciting for us humans, it can be an entirely different experience for our pets if we don’t prepare and settle them for the night. (more…)

Five Reasons to Love Black Cats

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Today is National Black Cat Day. As animal lovers we were startled to learn that, according to the RSPCA, people are less interested in adopting black cats because they aren’t as photogenic as other colours. In addition, some cultures are still prejudiced against black cats due to superstitions and folklore. And, did you know, that some shelters in America have been forced to suspend adoptions of black cats around Halloween to prevent them from being used as a prop and then discarded. I’m going to stick up for our black moggy friends, bust some myths and tell you why you should consider a black cat. (more…)

Happy Dogs; Walking a Dog for the First Time

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Whether it’s with a puppy you have sourced from a reputable breeder or dog you have adopted, walking a dog for the very first time is an experience that no owner will forget.

This wonderful video of Crunchy the Cavapoo illustrates the sheer joy that a dog gets from taking in the sights and sounds of the great outdoors. (more…)

Growing up with Dogs

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For a long time my household couldn’t have a dog, but while I was growing up dogs were always in the picture. I mean this quite literally; you couldn’t take a family photo without a tail in the corner or a furry head appearing somewhere in the shot. My wider family were very close when I was little and we met up a lot so I always felt like my grandparents’ dogs were my dogs too. (more…)