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Tim Kirby
Key Breed Details   Big (+) ·       Golden Retrievers are among the most reliable and trustworthy breeds around ·       Extremely adaptable and fits in with most people’s lifestyles ·       They remain very puppy-like well into their golden years ·       Always eager to please and biddable making them the perfect first dog for novice owners ·       Highly trainable thanks to their intelligence and …
French Bulldog as a Pet? Read Our New Pet Guide
Tim Kirby
                  Where did the  French Bulldog Breed originate? The French bulldog is believed to have originated as a relative of both the American bulldog and English bulldog. The French bulldog as we see it today, is a descendant from a breed that an ancient Greek tribe know as …
Tim Kirby
       What about a Greyhound as a Pet?   Did you know….. Positives ·       Greyhounds are very loyal, loving and devoted dogs ·       They have low maintenance coats ·       They are very good around children ·       They have low shedding coats ·       They are easy to house train ·       In the right hands Greyhounds are easy to train   Points to consider Greyhounds need a ton of …
Tim Kirby
Every doggy like me, needs a loving owner just like you to help us through life. As dogs we have our own features and habits, but essentially we can live together! That’s what makes the bond between humans and dogs so special, we interact and offer one another so much in a two way process. …
Tim Kirby
  Good morning everyone, what an amazing dream I had last night! In it, I could see all of my best friends who are all different dog breeds, and each so different in every way. My dream  was about a doggy event called “bark in the park” which I was at on a gorgeous sunny August …
Tim Kirby
The first 8 weeks in my life were critical, so my daddy tells me! My story started in Dublin City centre, where I was the last puppy born into a litter of ten. My mammy was a Staffy, and daddy was a Boxer breed.  We were all different colours, Josh my brother was brindle, Sally …
Fostering A Pet | Cheer Up the Lonely Today
Tim Kirby
At a recent summer show as I strolled along with our beloved dog “rascal”, a stranger approached us and began to feverishly rub rascal’s head with the exuberance of a 5-year-old child. This “man” then asked me all about Rascal and how long we had owned him. As I replied, I noticed how a veil …
Tim Kirby






 Need another reason to love your pet? Numerous studies have shown that dogs and cats are good for human health. I’m a passionate advocate for the human-animal bond — that's not a surprise to anyone. That link between us and our dogs, cats, horses, birds and other pets goes beyond unconditional love and companionship. The invisible …
Tim Kirby
Research shows interacting with animals can help foster emotional intelligence and human connection. Harry Truman famously said, “If you want a friend in Washington, get a dog!” Actually, there is much dispute whether he ever uttered those words. But I bet when you just read his supposed quote, you instinctively agreed with it, didn’t you? The …
Fostering a Dog Can Reduce Loneliness and Depression
Tim Kirby
“Tim, I would really love a dog for the children, but I’m so nervous as I’ve never had a dog before, what if something awful happens, maybe I’m safer not to get one” uttered Paula's quivering voice down the phone to me last January. I replied, “Yes Paula, you can choose to deny yourself and your …
Pet Adoption and Pet Fostering - Important Things To Consider
Tim Kirby
In a recent publication (Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science), a group of researchers set out to understand the reasons why some pets were given up for fostering and adoption. This was the first study where a significant number of cases had been documented and thereby gives an insight into the underlying reasons why pet …
Tim Kirby
Need another reason to love your pet? Numerous studies have shown that dogs and cats are good for human health I'm a passionate advocate for the human-animal bond — that's not a surprise to anyone. That link between us and our dogs, cats, horses, birds and other pets goes beyond unconditional love and companionship. The invisible …

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