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Featured Furkidz: Weekend Argus 28th June

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These 7 wonderful dogs are now stars. They've all had their picture published in the Weekend Argus seeking new homes! They are just a small sample of the numerous and amazing animals currently available for adoption at shelters around the country.

The dogs in our shelters have been lost or abandoned or sometimes even, sadly abused, and are really looking for a new lease of life with loving owners. You'll find them by browsing through any of the shelters featured on our website or feel free to make an inquiry directly, on 0742758105. If you are quick, you may even still pick up one of our stars from the Weekend Argus.

The newspapers have shown their generousity by featuring these FurKidz, perhaps, it's your turn to show an equal generousity of spirit too, by adopting rather than buying, and giving any of these dogs a loving new home 

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World Dog Day and World Cat Day

url by Katharina Hendrickx

Do you feel like your kitty or doggy deserves a special day to be celebrated? Then the World Dog or the World Cat Day is just the right thing for you and your furry companion! The Animal miracle network and the IFAW, the International Fund for Animal Welfare, founded the days. The true meaning of them is to be a gentle reminder of your responsibilities as a pet owner. What better way to do that then celebrating with your partner in crime? 

The World Dog Day, celebrated each year on the 26th of August, honors the special bond and friendship between dogs and humans. This bond is ancient and has evolved over thousands of years. Dogs are trained to live with us and they are the perfect human companions. However, that means they also need us to take care of them and provide them with all they need to be happy. It is also proven that the wellbeing of humans and dogs is inseparably linked to each other. This means it is beneficial to our own health to take good care of our four-legged companions. The World Dog Day was especially invented to encourage people to adopt dogs that do not have the fortune to have a home and their other, human half. Even if you already have your furry fella it is a day to celebrate your time together.

Here are some recipes to spoil your doggie: Click here

The World Cat Day is celebrated on the 8th of August around the world. Founded by the IFAW it is meant to value all the years with your personal Garfield. The history of the friendship between humans and cats dates back as far as 9500 years. A statistic found that cats are currently the most popular pets in the world. It is said that the interaction with cats may reduce stress and improve mental health. Most importantly, they are faithful companions and friends, which makes them such great pets.

Ideas how to spoil your fur ball:  Click here

However, these special days are not the only pet-related days out there. If you want to celebrate more spoiling days, here are some suggestions:

January: Walk your pet month

February 20th: Love your pet Day 

March 23rd: Puppy day

April 18th: Pet Owners Day

May: Chip your pet month

June 4th: Hug your Cat Day

July: Pet Fire Safety Day

August 5th: Work like a Dog Day

September 23rd: Dogs in Politics Day

October 4th: World Animal Day

November: Adopt a senior Pet Month

December 2nd: Mutt Day

 

10 Things you did not know about your dog!

 images by Katharina Hendrickx

A dog is a man's best friend but how much do we actually know about our furry fellas? New researches and studies reveal surprising facts, which will give you a whole new perspective on our faithful companions. 

1.    Dogs yawn contagiously when they see their owner yawn. A study also shows that dogs yawn out of empathy, which means the yawning is emotional (PLOS ONE Journal).

2.    Statistics suggest that there are more than 9 million pet dogs in South Africa, more than in France.

3.    Dogs cannot only recognize familiar faces on images but they can also read people's facial expressions. They are able to conclude if you are happy, sad, angry etc. (Animal Cognition Journal).

4.    Dogs are able to sniff out testicle and other sorts of cancer with an accuracy of 99%. This is more precise than any human-built scanner. Using their incredible sense of smell dogs are trained with blood samples of cancer patience.

5.    A new study from Vienna, Austria, suggests that the relationship between a dog and its owner is strikingly similar to a parent-child relationship. Adult dogs behave to their owners like children to their parents.

6.    Dogs have a slightly higher body temperature than humans. The average body temperature of a dog is between 38°C and 39°C.

7.    The nose print of a dog is as distinctive as a human's fingerprint. The dog can be precisely identified by it.

8.    An American study reveals that around 1 million dogs were named primary beneficiary in their owners will.

9.    A new study on the brain of dogs suggests that dogs have emotions very similar to humans, which makes dogs capable of love and affection.

10.  Dogs can easily overheat, as they don't have an efficient perspiration system. They only sweat underneath their paws. These are the only glands they have. 

 

 

Featured Furkidz: Weekend Argus 31st May

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 Husky Janu Kola2 Penny1

These 7 wonderful dogs are now stars. They've all had their picture published in the Weekend Argus seeking new homes! They are just a small sample of the numerous and amazing animals currently available for adoption at shelters around the country.

The dogs in our shelters have been lost or abandoned or sometimes even, sadly abused, and are really looking for a new lease of life with loving owners. You'll find them by browsing through any of the shelters featured on our website or feel free to make an inquiry directly, on 0742758105. If you are quick, you may even still pick up one of our stars from the Weekend Argus.

The newspapers have shown their generousity by featuring these FurKidz, perhaps, it's your turn to show an equal generousity of spirit too, by adopting rather than buying, and giving any of these dogs a loving new home.

Rupert Scamp1 Toby           

 

Featured Furkidz: Weekend Argus 17th May

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 Curly Dante Lucky Marilyn 

These 7 wonderful dogs are now stars. They've all had their picture published in the Weekend Argus seeking new homes! They are just a small sample of the numerous and amazing animals currently available for adoption at shelters around the country.

The dogs in our shelters have been lost or abandoned or sometimes even, sadly abused, and are really looking for a new lease of life with loving owners. You'll find them by browsing through any of the shelters featured on our website or feel free to make an inquiry directly, on 0742758105. If you are quick, you may even still pick up one of our stars from the Weekend Argus.

The newspapers have shown their generousity by featuring these FurKidz, perhaps, it's your turn to show an equal generousity of spirit too, by adopting rather than buying, and giving any of these dogs a loving new home.

         Milkey Sid Zaka 

 

Featured Furkidz: Weekend Argus 10th May

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 Bright Eyes Cole Dio Elma    

These 7 wonderful dogs are now stars. They've all had their picture published in the Weekend Argus seeking new homes! They are just a small sample of the numerous and amazing animals currently available for adoption at shelters around the country.

The dogs in our shelters have been lost or abandoned or sometimes even, sadly abused, and are really looking for a new lease of life with loving owners. You'll find them by browsing through any of the shelters featured on our website or feel free to make an inquiry directly, on 0742758105. If you are quick, you may even still pick up one of our stars from the Weekend Argus.

The newspapers have shown their generousity by featuring these FurKidz, perhaps, it's your turn to show an equal generousity of spirit too, by adopting rather than buying, and giving any of these dogs a loving new home.

Tiger Anne Pepper

 

Featured Furkidz: Weekend Argus 26th April

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These 7 wonderful dogs are now stars. They've all had their picture published in the Weekend Argus seeking new homes! They are just a small sample of the numerous and amazing animals currently available for adoption at shelters around the country.

The dogs in our shelters have been lost or abandoned or sometimes even, sadly abused, and are really looking for a new lease of life with loving owners. You'll find them by browsing through any of the shelters featured on our website or feel free to make an inquiry directly, on 0742758105. If you are quick, you may even still pick up one of our stars from the Weekend Argus.

The newspapers have shown their generousity by featuring these FurKidz, perhaps, it's your turn to show an equal generousity of spirit too, by adopting rather than buying, and giving any of these dogs a loving new home.   

   MinionRexSimba

 

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