Dog Chipping Law

The news this week has been dominated by the controversy of the Same Sex Marriage Bill wending its way through parliament – while a huge change in doggie law got very few headlines.

If it goes ahead, all dogs in Britain will have to be micro-chipped by 2016 or owners could face huge fines. (Free chipping will be on offer for owners who need it thanks to the the Dogs’ Trust and other charities).

This sounds great in principle  because at the moment so many lost dogs never get reunited with their owners because they haven’t been chipped. If they stray a long way from home – or worse are stolen and then dumped – no-one knows where they belong.

But many dogs are “lost” because that is just what their owner intended. Pups that chew up the house, unwanted Christmas surprises, owners who have fallen on hard times – there are many reasons why dogs are thrown out and left to fend for themselves.  It is very sad but usually they are picked up by a council dog warden and often, they at least get the chance of a new and better home after being adopted at the pound.

Since most are unchipped, their owners  feel secure in the knowledge that the animal won’t be returned but if by law the dog was chipped, what would happen then if the owner didn’t want it any longer?


Mollie (adorable, abused lurcher and our very own pound rescue dog).

Chipping will certainly work for genuine lost dogs but what about the others? Will an owner make a trip to the pound with the unwanted pet  to explain the dog needs a new home – or will the dog’s story end very differently?


Back in Stock!

Amazing for fast drying and warmth!It’s been REALLY cold over the past few weeks and we’ve struggled to keep up with demand for our luxury towelling rug coat – so apologies if you tried to order and we were out of stock in your chosen size.

The good news is – that while we can’t do anything about the freezing cold weather – we do now have stock of the towelling rug coat in all sizes from 14 inch (36 cms) to 30 inch (76 cms).

The towelling rug is excellent for use after bathing, hydrotherapy, swimming – or just a special treat after a long, cold walk!  It’s especially popular because it dries your dog so much faster than a normal towel.  Don’t just take our word for it – check out the customer reviews on our website!

That’s because it features quality wadding (think duvet!) sandwiched between two layers of 390gsm Italian double-sided towelling – which makes it ultra absorbent.  It is completed by a very wide belt with velcro adjustment. A great gift for your four-legged friend when you think he/she deserves a little TLC. 🙂


Your dog’s best friend is its towelling rug coat 🙂

And we’ve saved the best till last ….. we have also extended our Special 10% online discount so that people who couldn’t get their size earlier don’t lose out. Make sure you click the box saying ‘Apply’ when you add your ‘Special10’ code at checkout.