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Big Walkies Alert: Save the Date

Do you love taking your dog for a walk? Fancy taking part in the Best. Walk. Ever? Then take a look at our Big Walkies event!
We're proud and privileged to announce that on the 20th September we will host our very own Big Walkies Sponsored Dog Walk at Shipley Country Park! What is Big Walkies? Bi…

5 Things All Staffie Owners Know to be True

These are truths universally known...
1. There is no such thing as too many belly rubs   2. "Indestructible" toys do not exist   3. Your arms quickly get used to tug of war games     4. You'll alwa…

Lola's Story

Lola's story highlights the issues with selling your dog online
On Monday 13th October Lola, an 8 month old Staffy, was brought into our Centre. A month previously she had been given away by her owner through a site called Gumtree. Imagine the …

Helping Your Dog to Travel Safely

Dogs make great companions and love to go where they owners go. But there are several things to take into consideration if you are taking your dog in the car with you. Have a read of our blog post for information on keeping your dog safe
If you are like me, you treat your pet as part of the family and try to include them into as much of your life as possible. The thought of leaving your companion at home when they …

5 Reasons Why A Rescue Dog Will Be Your Best Friend

Everybody knows that a dog is man's best friend, but there are some reasons why rescue dogs make extra special friends!
Everybody knows that a dog is man's best friend, but there are some reasons why rescue dogs make extra special friends! They're grateful Sometimes rescue dogs have come from ve…

Growing Up With A Dog

Dogs and children communicate very differently, but they can be great friends and help children develop kindness and a sense of responsibility. Have a read of the guidelines National RSPCA have provided
Everybody who has grown up with a dog knows what wonderful companions they can make for children. They're your comforter, best friend and playmate all rolled into one furry package…

Bark in the Park 2014

This year saw our fourth annual dog show, Bark in the Park, at Markeaton Park. Have a read about this fantastic day and some of the lovely dogs we saw!
An overcast morning signalled the start to our fourth annual dog show, Bark in the Park, held at Markeaton Park. We had faith in the weather forecast that assured us the sun would …

Why staffies make great family pets

Staffies currently have a bad reputation, mainly due to their portrayal in the media, but their true characters couldn't be further from that. Read why Staffies can make great family pets.
The Staffordshire bull terrier has received a lot of bad press over the years and is still pictured by many as an intimidating status dog. This reputation is really undeserved as …