Our grooming team is currently restricted and has suffered interruption over the past few months. At the moment we cannot meet the demand for our grooming service. We are actively seeking an experienced groomer and will hopefully soon be expanding our grooming team and capacity. Therefore, we are introducing changes to our grooming service moving forward…
It's that time of year again! We hope you all have a fantastic Christmas and New Year! To ensure we pet owners, our planet and our cherished pets have a wonderful time, it's important for us to consider how we celebrate this period to ensure an ethical and enjoyable Christmas and New Year for our special companions....
The Calm Room is a brand new supportive space in Madeley Street which is for pet bereavement consulting, the collection of ashes, euthanasia and pet loss support. Measures have also been taken in the creation of the Calm Room to cater for the needs of neurodiverse people also.
This Christmas Gage and Basteyn are without a family and a home. They lost their number one person, Belinda, just a few weeks ago and now they need our help. Help Basteyn and Gage get a new home for Christmas. Donate to Cherished Pets Foundation. Or consider adopting Basteyn and Gage.
The past year has been particularly challenging. In addition to dealing with the ongoing disruption caused by the COVID pandemic, many people and pets in our community are facing personal crises. The requests for help that we receive vary day to day. Every pet, every human and every circumstance is unique. However, our ground-breaking and innovative Veterinary Social Work (VSW) service professionally and consistently responds to the daily enquiries and requests. Please consider giving to our charity, Cherished Pets Foundation, for your end-of-financial-year gift.
I think it’s pretty fair to say that the coronavirus pandemic has affected us all. Even our pets have been impacted too. In June, we conducted a short survey of our Foundation beneficiaries and volunteers to find out how suspending these services had affected them. Read all the results here.
Shakti was rescued from an abusive home at four months of age. I didn’t choose her, she chose me. Finding each other was the most serendipitous experience imaginable. After hearing her story, without any thought, never having seen her I said, “I’ll have her”. That was the beginning of 15 happy, adventurous years with my girl. The best dog anyone could wish for. She was re-christened Shakti (Indian goddess of power and strength) and she took over my life. Read all about Shakti and her owner’s wonderful life together and their special bond by clicking below.
Going for a walk in the park, to the beach or around the block should be enjoyable for everyone. If we respect other people and animals when we are out walking, we can all enjoy our time outside. Whether your dog is on or off leash, they should always be under your supervision. You should always be able to see your dog and call them back to you. Train your dog to come back to you when called. If you are not sure they will come back, then keep them on leash and seek the help of a qualified trainer. This will help keep your dog safe. In this blog post, Natalie Davey discussing tips and tricks for responsible dog walking to make sure that walking your dog is an experience enjoyable for everyone.
One of the challenges we are facing with the isolation strategies that are in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19 is trying to stay connected from a distance. Connection through our pets is one of Cherished Pet’s core values so we have been getting creative and finding new ways to stay in touch. Some of our volunteers met up online for a virtual social morning tea. They made a cuppa and sat in front of screen to join other volunteers for an “around the water cooler” chat.