Other websites of interest...........

Guide to Pet-Safe House Plants.....informative and practical advice

The Simple Dollar offers a wide range of articles calculating the lifetime cost of pet ownership as well as other issues in their updated 2017 Pet Cost Guide

This Redfin article offers good tips about how to prepare your house for bringing home a rescue pet.

Veronica Kannen kindly emailed her experience:

 "Bringing Pringles home for the first time was so much because he was so spooked. It took him about a month to be totally relaxed, the cat didn't help either ..... she's kind of a bully. One thing though that really stressed me out was that he didn't poop for almost two days. And like, searching everywhere online most places said he would have to soon or it might be explosive when I was at work. I found this article about how to help when a pup gets backed up that really saved me and my carpet. I actually gave him some warm chicken broth and also some pumpkin and chicken mash and it was almost instantly successful. I know some people have the opposite issue but I figure the tip can help since it's just simple foods. 
Once we cleared that obstacle it was really just keeping him feeling loved and relaxed in his new home (even though my cat Sushi was honestly awful to him) I made my bedroom home base and let him relax without her meddling. I found this article on transitioning a pup into a new space also pretty helpful since it's focused on older dogs and Pringles is around five. With lots of love and treats he warmed up a bunch it just was a bit of a process, hope these can help others like me who are adopting older pups since labs are just so sweet." 
Puppyleaks and Pethelpful are informative websites with blogs, articles and useful tips

Pet Care in High-rise Flats and Apartments. Tips and resources are available here

Petful.com - is a great resource of information, recipes and articles

Ageing In Place - Having a pet can improve the quality of life

Pet Safety – A Review of Pet Safety at Home and Out of Town

Dog Samaratins  - a dog rescue charity based in Church Stretton,                                Shropshire, UK

Battersea Cats' and Dogs' Home - is London's largest Rehoming                       Centre for cats and dogs

Best Friends - works to rescue pets and supports adoption.                                   (Based in USA )

Sussex German Shepherd Rescue  - re homing of dogs across UK

Expertise - offers a home safety guide for pet owners 

Aqua Dogs  Canine Hydrotherapy Centre based in Caerphilly

Pet Blood Bank UK - Charity for vets and pet owners

Animal Search UK  - is the leading search service for missing pets in                                 Britain  

Hope Rescue - is a registered charity established in 2005. Primarily a co-ordinating rescue. Most of their work involves moving dogs from 'put to sleep' or 'emergency' situations. They secure rescue spaces for these dogs with reputable rescues such as the Dogs Trust, Blue Cross and RSPCA

Guide Dogs You don’t need to have lost all your sight, or to be registered as blind or partially-sighted for Guide Dogs to help you.

Hearing Dogs for Deaf People  - is a national UK charity and centre of excellence in training hearing dogs to alert deaf people to household sounds and danger signals such as the alarm clock, doorbell and smoke alarm

RSPCA - the oldest welfare charity and the first to introduce a law to protect animals and work hard to ensure that all animals can live free from pain and suffering

Blue Cross - How this animal welfare charity helps:

 "Pets are at the heart of everything we do. Each year, thousands of cats, dogs, small pets and horses turn to our animal hospitals, clinics and rehoming services for treatment and to find them the happy homes they deserve. Meanwhile, our Education and Behaviour Teams prepare future pet owners to take responsibility and look after their pets for life"

No-Smoke - has many articles about the harmful effects of                               second-hand smoke to pets

PDSA - This charity offers reduced cost and free veterinary care for pets in need, subject to eligibility

Cats and Canines - is a 100% Australian owned and operated business which specialises in quality natural pet food,treats and health care products at affordable prices

The Cinnamon Trust- is the only specialist UK national charity which seeks to relieve the anxieties, problems and sometimes injustices faced by elderly and terminally ill people and their pets

Cats Protection - is the UK's leading feline welfare charity. Their vision is a world where every cat is treated with kindness and an understanding of its needs

Cat Chat - their online homing services are given free of charge to rescue centres large and small.They also help vet practices to find homes for cats left in their care

Pet Friendly Holidays/Resources in UK

Pet Friendly accommodation and travel




The Dog Trust - a national UK charity whose mission is to bring                                about the day when all dogs can enjoy a happy life,                          free from the threat of unnecessary destruction

Greyhounds4me - supports many greyhound charities in their                                        fundraising

Global Greyhound Walk - is an annual dog-walking event that brings together greyhounds, lurchers, other sighthounds and their owners to raise awareness of the breeds and to show the public just what wonderful pets they make

LurcherSos Rescue - a UK charity whose mission is to rescue, rehabilitate and home abused, abandoned and neglected Lurchers, Greyhounds and Sighthounds

Greyhound Compassion -  a charity that raises money for greyhounds and galgos ( Spanish greyhound) in UK, Ireland and Spain. They aim to raise awareness of the breed's plight and the long shadow cast by the racing and gambling industries

The Pet Charity - this is a one-stop site for information and guidance on keeping pets both large and small. All information is put together by experts and endorsed by pet-keeping organisations so the right advice will enable a good pet search. Care sheets, guidance and useful links are available.