Climate Changer Dog Fleece

Climate Changer Dog Fleece

Just wanted to share our latest purchase for Hank – a brand new fleece for those chilly winter mornings. This is not a full-on winter coat but is great to put on when your dog could just do with a little extra warmth. You can see Hank here modelling it beautifully.  We got him a Medium which fits him just right. It also comes in Black, Grey or Pink and we pondered long and hard about which colour to get – but hopefully you’ll agree the Orange fleece suits him quite well. You can check out all the different colours by clicking on the Ruffwear Fleece link...

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Dog Crate Update

Dog Crate Update

I’ve just updated my original post on car crates with the resultant review of my purchase of the Trixie Car Crate. As you can see I’ve had to modify it slightly by removing the top panel to make it more comfortable / appealing and adding some pipe insulation to pad the bars. It was actually a real bonus that I could take the top panel out which I obviously wouldn’t have been able to do with a complete wire cage one. Now we have one happy Hank on all our car journeys! Get this from Amazon by clicking on the pic...

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The First Week With A New Dog

The First Week With A New Dog

We have been truly blessed with getting such a beautiful new member of the family, Hank (and when I say beautiful I mean both in and outside) – and really all credit must go to Szabolcs Szalmasi and his wife Julia who are one of the team of Vizslamentes foster families – that take in the rescue Hungarian Vizsla and GSP dogs in Hungary, care for them, feed them up if necessary, assess them and generally give them a loving stable environment before the dogs are found permanent homes elsewhere – usually in Hungary and the UK.

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How To Make Your Dog Crate More Cosy

How To Make Your Dog Crate More Cosy

If you want to make your dog crate/cage more cosy for your dog then make (as my wife did here) or buy a cover for it. Your dog will enjoy the privacy and, as an added bonus, it will look a lot nicer as well! Amazon has a selection of dog crate covers ranging from practical (but not very pretty) to the elaborate. NotontheHighStreet.com also has an attractive high end...

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Vizslamentes Vizsla Rescue Dogs

Vizslamentes Vizsla Rescue Dogs

I thought I’d share another photo of our new rescue dog that we are getting from the Hungarian Vizsla Rescue charity Vizslamentes. They rescue both Vizslas and Pointers in Hungary and then find them “forever” homes in other European countries such as Germany and United Kingdom. They have representatives in each country and we’ve had a home visit to assess our suitability as adoptive dog parents and thankfully passed the audition! So we are really excited about him coming to join us. He was found stray last year in northern Hungary and saved from the “kill shelter” by Vizslamentes. They did actually find him a home with a family in Budapest but unfortunately after a few months that didn’t work out so we are now the lucky family. It really quite shocking the number of dogs they deal with – every week they announce a couple of new dogs – some that have been treated atrociously! By May this year they had already processed over 100...

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