How Older People Can Prepare for Getting a Dog

Owning a dog is an immensely rewarding experience, and it is crucial that people do their research and ensure they are prepared for the commitment of owning a pet. Age UK, the country’s largest charity dedicated to helping everyone make the most of later life, has been working on an online guide for older people looking to get a pet, which the Kennel Club has contributed to. From cost, care requirements, veterinary considerations and making sure your home is ready for a dog or other pet, there are lots of things to… Read More

Will you Support your Favourite Dog Friendly Business?

The annual Be Dog Friendly Awards have returned and at the Kennel Club, we are asking for your help in nominating the top dog friendly businesses in the UK. Will you help us champion local businesses that open their doors to dogs by recommending your favourite dog friendly haunt for the Be Dog Friendly Awards held in conjunction with Dog Friendly? We want to hear about any business or area that opens its doors to dogs from cafes, to beaches, hotels to towns, caravan sites or high street stores. The awards not… Read More

‘Charlie Appeal’ launched to help young rescue dog

Calling all dog lovers!  An appeal has been launched to raise money for a one year-old rescue dog that needs an expensive life-changing operation to help him lead a normal life. Poor Charlie, an Old English Sheepdog, was emaciated, riddled with fleas, had worms and kennel cough and was due to be put down, when he was rescued from the pound by a Kennel Club Breed Rescue organisation, the Old English Sheepdog (OES) Rescue & Welfare charity. When OES Rescue & Welfare first took in Charlie, they noticed that, along with his… Read More

Do You Know A Hero Dog?

We all know dogs are man’s best friend, and some dogs really do a lot to  earn this nickname.  So far hundreds of inspiring stories about the relationship between dogs and people have been received by the Kennel Club for its annual Eukanuba Friends for Life competition, being held at Crufts in March. There is only one week left to send nominations to the Kennel Club if you feel that your life, or the life of somebody that you know, has been changed dramatically by your/their dog, whether a companion dog, service… Read More

Fashion Goes To The Dogs: Hound Themed Pashmina Launched For Charity

The worlds of fashion and dogs are colliding!  A tailor of classic bespoke British clothing is launching a beautiful limited collection of canine-print pashminas and she has pledged to donate part of her profits to the Kennel Club Charitable Trust (KCCT), a charity dedicated to supporting dog health and welfare.  A lovely gesture for man’s best friend 🙂 The pashminas have been created by Pip Howeson with artist Jeremy Houghton and will be launched at the Country Life Fair at Fulham Palace, London, SW1 on Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 September, and… Read More

Open Letter Regarding TV Show ‘Release The Hounds’

An open letter to Kate Maddigan, ITV Commissioning Editor for Entertainment, regarding ITV2 show ‘Release the Hounds’ Dear Ms Maddigan, The Kennel Club is gravely concerned about the new ITV2 television show, ‘Release the Hounds’, which shows a pack of dogs being released on contestants as they race to get to a cash prize. Whilst we appreciate the dogs in the programme are probably well trained, we are appalled that the premise of the show promotes dog aggression for entertainment purposes, particularly when there is so much concern amongst animal welfare charities… Read More

Help save dogs’ lives! Rescue charity faces closure if money cannot be raised in six weeks

If you’ve ever wanted to help save a dog’s life but never knew how – now is your chance!  A charity which rescues abandoned or unclaimed stray dogs from being destroyed is appealing for urgent donations to save it from closure. Safe and Sound is a registered charity which has so far saved the lives of lots of dogs but is now struggling with funding which could see it shutting down in as little as six weeks if the required £10,000 funding is not found in time.   The charity has had to… Read More

Top Dog Heroes Revealed As Hero Dogs Join Forces For International Dog Day

Superdogs across the country have been uniting today (Tuesday 26th August) for International Dog Day! Dogs Unite, a Guide Dogs initiative, called on all dogs to become heroes for the day by taking part in a sponsored dog walk to raise vital funds for Guide Dogs. By signing up to their own ‘My Dogs Unite’ sponsored walk, K9 crusaders were sent special superdog capes, to help turn the ordinary dog walk into an extraordinary one – changing the lives of those living with sight loss by raising vital funds for guide dogs…. Read More

Why I’m Supporting The Kennel Club’s ‘Be Dog Friendly’ Campaign

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Henrietta Morrison, founder and MD of challenger food for pets brand, Lily’s Kitchen (www.lilyskitchen.co.uk) speaks out on why she is supporting The Kennel Club’s ‘Be Dog Friendly’ campaign and awards as well as providing some insight into some of her own favourite dog friendly places in the UK.