Animals

Innovator’s harmless dog poo bags set to clean up across the globe

A dog lover is all set for global sales after innovating a range of sustainable dog poo bags that dissolve in water. The idea for what George Greer calls a ‘revolutionary’ new environmentally-friendly product came after walking his beloved four-year-old Swiss Shepherd, Noah. What should have been an enjoyable stroll turned into a rubbish-strewn obstacle course as […]

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Sharon Payne takes early retirement and becomes a dog whisperer

Sharon Payne, 57 from Milton Keynes has been home and pet sitting through Homesitters Ltd since April 2018 after taking early retirement from a busy career working for a food packaging company. Before retiring at the age of 55 Sharon talked to a financial adviser who advised her it would be wise to continue earning […]

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Could becoming a home and pet sitter boost your retirement income?

The cost of living is going up with energy, fuel and food prices all rising leading to many people being concerned about their finances. With inflation expected to hit 7% by spring[i] the crisis may get worse, before it gets better. For retired people on a fixed pension income this can be worrying as there […]

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Why home and pet sitting is good for your health

Looking for a’retirement hobby’?  Homesitters could be just the opportunity you need Visiting new places can be a real tonic and a way to escape the hum drum of everyday life. For people that have retired and no longer have to spend their days working, getting out and about exploring is one of the things […]

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‘Dog-friendly’ town centre a hit with shoppers and their pets

A BOOMING town centre continues to lead the way with shoppers in North Wales. And Mold has also become a favourite with pet owners after more than 20 businesses signed-up to allow dogs onto their premises. ‘Dog-Friendly Mold’ encourages anyone visiting the town with their four-legged friends to “leave only footprints” and ensure waste is […]

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A dog-friendly housebuilder’s guide to the best South Wales ‘walkies’

In celebration of Walk Your Dog Month (January), Barratt Developments South Wales has worked with its dog-owning residents to share the top dog-friendly jaunts in South Wales — from Chepstow to Loughor. What’s more, free dog treats and water stations are now available at all Barratt Homes and David Wilson Homes sales offices across South […]

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Forget Blue Monday – these adorable animal pictures will make you smile

Whether you buy into the concept of ‘Blue Monday’ or not, Christmas has passed, we’re all back at work, it’s a bit cold and holiday season is still a long way off – so anything that can lift our mood is most welcome.  Therefore, in the spirit of sharing smiles. we hope you enjoy this […]

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7 Ways to Get Your Pets Involved this Christmas

The festive period is a time to express gratitude, bond and make memories with your loved ones. For pet owners, furry friends unquestionably qualify as a loved one – 95% of dog owners and 93% of cat owners agree that owning their pet makes them happy, according to veterinary charity PDSA’s recent report. With this […]

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After Half A Century The Endangered Monk Seal Is Back In Elba Seaside

The beautiful monk seal made its reappearance in the transparent waters of the Tuscan islands after years of absence. This year certainly is special for Elba island and the Tuscan archipelago: after recent sightings of dolphins, striped dolphins, whales and sperm whales after 50 years, the monk seal has returned for a swim. The first […]

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