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Posted on: June 22 2016
Half of the UK’s dog owners are not allowed to take part in Bring Your Dog To Work day (on 24th June 2016), according to a survey by Muddy Paws.
The annual event raises funds and awareness for dog rehoming charity All Dogs Matter – all dog owners are encouraged to take their dog to work with them on the day.
In a survey of 1,100 dog owners, Muddy Paws found that 552 (50%) are not allowed to take their dog to work. Rupert Brown, owner of Muddy Paws, said, "More than 20% of the people who responded to our survey run their own businesses, so the 50% is actually low, compared with the wider population.
"Of the 873 survey respondants who do not own their own business, 60% said they are not...
Posted on: April 15 2016
During National Pet Awareness Month, we're thinking about all the workers who own dogs. Do you bring your dog to work with you? How dog-friendly is your workplace?
Let's take a look at some of the world's most famous offices that welcome canine colleagues.
Kurgo is a dog's best friend
Pet product supplier Kurgo has a vibrant office in Massachusetts that is like a nursery for pooches.
Workers sit in booths with gates, so they can either keep dogs in or out. The whole office is an open space where animals and owners can interact. Meeting spaces have chairs at perfect dog-patting height, and wide, open spaces allow the dogs to roam freely. There are plenty of toys for dogs to play...
Posted on: March 16 2016
Team Muddy Paws will be pedalling to Paris from London in June. Rupert Brown, owner of Muddy Paws, and friends will be taking part in the classic London to Paris bike ride to raise money for a number of charities.
"I am raising money for two charities," says Rupert, "Battersea Dogs and Cats Home and Dorset Air Ambulance. I did the London to Paris bike ride two years ago and have foolishly decided to do it again!"
Rupert's group of friends will each ride for their own causes - the team will follow the four-day route together.
"I enjoy road cycling as find it quite relaxing and the feeling of cycling along the Champs Elysees at the end of the challenge was one of the most memorable...
Posted on: February 22 2016
From pugs to Great Danes, retrievers to shih tzus, hundreds of dogs, dog owners and lovers will take part in the world’s largest dog show in a couple of weeks and even more will grace the NEC in Birmingham or tune in to watch televised highlights. Now in its 125th year, Crufts will see in the region of 24,000 dogs over its four days and ticket turnstiles are reported to top those of Glastonbury Festival.
From his rise as a travelling salesman of dog biscuits to the organiser of the world’s largest dog show, Charles Cruft’s story is a fascinating one. After a good deal of success as Secretary of the Toy Spaniel Club, Charles also became Secretary of the Pug Dog Club and became...
Posted on: February 08 2016
Love is in the air. Hearts? Flowers? Chocolates? Romantic suppers for two or simply curling up on the sofa? We’ve got plenty of gift inspiration for dog lovers including these rather fun Victoria Armstrong mugs or doggy doorstops from
When it comes to spoiling the ones you love on Valentine’s Day, don’t forget to include that special something for the Fido in your life. With roughly 24% of all households in the UK owning at least one dog, there’s already a lot of love out there for our four-legged friends but, well, everyone likes to feel special on Valentine’s Day, don’t they?
Pamper your furry friend with a new lead or dog bed. A new toy or perhaps a smart...
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