Wagglepets: Review

Since December last year, we have been ambassadors for Wagglepets. When we first started, I wrote a review of the service, explaining what Wagglepets is and giving some insight into how we were finding it so far. Now we are four months in, I wanted to give an updated review. What is Wagglepets? Wagglepets is the ultimate subscription box service for dogs. Unlike human subscription boxes that tend to provide little luxuries once a month, Wagglepets delivers literally everything you could possibly need as a dog owner, including: Insurance Age and size appropriate food Activity tracker Poo bags Treats Treatments such…

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10 reasons to rescue a pet

Once you have decided on the right pet for your family, the next step is to decide where to get it from. It is all too easy to head to the nearest petshop or find a breeder, but here are 10 reasons why you should stop and think about it. 1. Save a life Last year, over 47,500 dogs were abandoned in council pounds. This is in addition to those handed in to charities. It also doesn’t take into account other pets. On average, one unwanted dog is put to sleep every two hours in the UK, simply because they…

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Toddling dogs and teenage cats

Have you ever noticed the striking similarity between dogs and toddlers or between teens and cats? I’m not talking appearances here, although my staffie does look rather like a stroppy toddler when she sulks. But just think about the mannerisms. If you don’t believe me, here are a few short experiments that you can conduct at home to see for yourself. Toddling dogs 1: Tantrums Give a ball to a toddler and an identical ball to a dog. After five minutes, take both balls away and watch carefully.  Bottom lip out, temper tantrum. Walking back and forth to where you…

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A day in the life of a dangerous dog

Staffies. The dangerous, ugly menaces that are walking our streets, savaging our children and biting our postmen. To alert people to the threat they pose, here is a diary of a day in the life of a dangerous dog. 3:00 am: Threat to house and home The predator is awake. She glares at the bedroom door and gets ready to attack. BANG, BANG, BANG. “Mum, mum, mum, mum, mum, wakeup, mum, mum. You’re not going to believe what’s happened, you’ve got to help me. Yes I know it’s 3 am, yes I know you’re tired. But look, my blanket has…

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Caring for an elderly dog

Please note: I am an ambassador for Wagglepets, you can obtain a 50% discount off your first your first box using the code NATALIE50 at the checkout. Many years ago, I was working shifts and often had days off during the week. I spent a lot of time on my own, which wasn’t a problem to me but I realised that I could be putting my time to rather better use. So, I went along to my local dog shelter and started to walk the dogs there on my days off. My (now) husband agreed that this was a good…

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5 Gift ideas for dogs

The past few weeks, Bubbles has been spoilt even more than usual, and she loves it. This got me thinking about all the dogs in shelters who have nobody to spoil them. And so many of those are soppy staffies like Bubbles. So if you can manage to find an extra gift, do spare a thought for the dogs at your local shelter and drop a gift off for them. Many shelters also have an Amazon gift list so you can buy something that will be sent to them directly. Here are my 5 gift ideas for dogs. 1. A…

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What is Wagglepets? Review & Discount

You may have noticed from my guilty dogs blog post and the dancing dog at the side of my page that I am an ambassador for Wagglepets. If you decide to sign up too, you can have 50% off your first box with discount code NATALIE50. So, what is Wagglepets? Wagglepets is a subscription service for dogs that provides literally everything they need.  When I was contacted and offered the opportunity to become an ambassador for the brand, it literally couldn’t have come at a better time. Things have been really, really tough here lately. My husband still can’t walk so the…

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