Responsible Pet Ownership

For many of us, pets are important members of the family. A pet can bring a lot of joy, but they are also a big responsibility. Pets are not accessories who can be thrown aside and forgotten. Pets are companions who need love, care and devotion for their whole lives.

Are you Ready for a pet?

To become a caring and responsible pet owner, there are many different things to be considered before acquiring a pet. Some of these considerations are more straightforward than others, but to become a truly responsible owner, they all need to be thought about properly and answered honestly.

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Why Do You Want to Have a Pet?

Discover the motivations behind pet ownership


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Quiz: What Pet Best Suits My Lifestyle?

Find out what pet might be perfect for you


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The Responsible Way to Acquiring a Pet

Where should you purchase your pet from? 


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Does a Dog Fit My Lifestyle?

Test yourself with our '30-day dog challenge'


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Cat at home

Does a Cat Fit My Lifestyle?

Test yourself with our '30-day cat challenge'


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Guinea pigs as pets

Does a Small Mammal Fit My Lifestyle?

Test yourself with our '30-day challenge'


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Animals are not Presents

Too often, the animals gifted as presents end up back in a shelter after the holidays are over.


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How to become your pet’s best friend?
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The Beauty of Adoption

It’s a way of giving a loving new home to a shelter animal – and maybe even saving its life. There are many different animal care issues to consider during the adoption process, but it will all be worthwhile when the new owner goes home with their adopted pet. FIND OUT MORE

How to become your pet’s best friend?

You have already taken on the responsibility for an animal? Our pet guides offer many helpful tips and useful information for the everyday life with an animal.

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Being a Responsible Pet Owner

How to become your pet’s best friend? 


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Dogs and their Needs

Guide for dog owners: What does my dog need?


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Small Mammals as Pets

Guinea pigs, rabbits, hamsters, mice, and rats – only for committed families 


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Worth knowing about companion animals

Facts about dogs, cats, guinea pigs and other lovely animals

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Cruelty to Animals

#PreventCrueltyToAnimals


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Breeding defects in dogs

What you should know!


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Pain in Pets

What your pet feels, and how to understand the warning signs


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The Beauty of Adoption

Adopting a pet is a wonderful process


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Fake Animal Rescue Videos

How to spot orchestrated animal rescues  


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Guinea Pigs – Their History

Where do they come from originally? Where does their name come from?


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10 Facts about Cats

Surprising facts about our feline friends


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10 Facts about Rats

What do you know about this little rodents? 


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10 Facts about Rabbits

You can house-train them, do clicker training and much more


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13 Facts about Guinea Pigs

We’re all aware that guinea pigs are funny little creatures, here are some fun facts about them


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10 Facts about Dogs

Surprising facts about “man’s best friend”


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Pet mice – 10 facts worth knowing

10 Facts about Pet Mice

They are the domesticated form of the house mouse and belong to a fascinating species


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