How to keep your pet healthy and safe during the summer months

How to keep your pet healthy and safe during the summer months

Summertime is here, and we joyfully bring out the sun-cream, paddling pools and enjoy some al fresco dining. However, when the heat turns up, some dangers to our pets increase too. Ticks and fleas are pesky parasites all year round, but with increased time spent...
Dog lovers dating night is launched

Dog lovers dating night is launched

As Valentines is one of the hardest days of the year for many singles, Monty and Mabel’s in Wilton are hosting an ingenious evening, putting a new twist on dating. Dog lovers are often kindred spirits, so what better way to meet than at a ‘dogs are invited...
Training goes to the dogs

Training goes to the dogs

An informative dog training demonstration with local dog trainer Stephen Harrison from ‘One Man & his Gundogs’, raised money & awareness for local animal charities in Wiltshire. Jo Davies and her staff at Petpals Salisbury, organised the evening on Friday,...
Have your say on dogs

Have your say on dogs

Is it a  dog’s life? Residents, visitors and organisations in North Dorset are invited to give their opinions about rules concerning dogs. What do you think about dogs in public places – like parks – and also when they should be on a lead. After...
Sheep may safely graze

Sheep may safely graze

The increasing number of attacks by dogs on sheep has led to a ban on dog walkers. Fields with livestock near Durrington Walls and  Stonehenge now have restricted access to create some dog free zones after National Trust discussions with tenant farmers concerned by...
Perfect pooch pinches top prize

Perfect pooch pinches top prize

On June 25, Dogwise Training School, Mere, held its annual dog show to help raise funds for Battersea Dogs Home and Happy Landings animal shelter, based in Shepton Mallet. The owner of Dogwise Training School, Tina Hazzard, was delighted to announce that this year’s...
Dog of the month – Not just a winning personality

Dog of the month – Not just a winning personality

Dog’s Trust ‘Dog of the Month’, Clarence, is such a handsome fella, a unique looking crossbreed with a gorgeous mini-mane that emphasises his natural good looks. Being a sensitive chap, Clarence will need to be the only dog in an adult only home for now. He doesn’t...
Cat causes panic

Cat causes panic

Two women rescued a soldier’s wife after she refused to leave her burning home because she could not find her cat. Eventually, the two Good Samaritans led her to safety from her house in Tidworth, Wiltshire. The 28-year-old was rushed by ambulance to Salisbury...
Lenny – Dog of the month

Lenny – Dog of the month

Meet Lenny, Salisbury Dogs Trusts’ Dog of the month. Lenny is a sweet eight-year-old Jack Russell who loves toys and enjoys a good tasty treat. He can take a little while to get to know people, but once he’s settled into a new environment he will bond closely...
Fire and rescue service prepares for pet rescue

Fire and rescue service prepares for pet rescue

Pet resuscitation kits donated to Dorset and Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service by Smokey Paws include pet oxygen masks. It is the latest recipient of the animal masks with in Amesbury, Salisbury, Shaftesbury and Swindon stations. Smokey Paws is a not-for-profit...
Police go to the dogs

Police go to the dogs

Six new general purpose police dogs joined the force this week. The dogs and their handlers completed 13 weeks of intense training and now take to the streets of Wiltshire, Gloucestershire and Avon & Somerset to protect the communities. The group trained together...

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