Signs your Cats are getting Older
10th March 2021
Stiff joints, aching limbs, crows feet, old age comes to us all but how do we know what to look out for when our beloved feline friends start to enter old age and what can we do to help them? As cats age they sometimes suffer something called feline Cognitive Dysfunction. It can affect memory, ability to learn, awareness of... Read more
Valentine’s Day Safety Tips for your Pets
1st February 2021
As Valentine’s Day draws near and we are all booking flower deliveries and buying boxes of chocolates for our loved ones, let’s not forget about our furry loved ones as lots of these Valentine’s treats can prove hazardous to them. Please see the top 5 hazardous treats to avoid: 1. FLOWERS While not all are toxic to pets it’s not... Read more
Christmas Foods that are Dangerous for your Pets
30th November 2020
Did you know that many of the products we bring into our homes, especially for Christmas, are highly poisonous for cats and dogs? Please be vigilant this Christmas, to avoid an unnecessary trip to the vets, or worse. Highly Poisonous for your pets Christmas is a time when many of our homes are stocked with our favourite festive foods and... Read more
Petpals Franchise Receives letter of thanks from Mayor!
25th November 2020
David and SallyAnn Gray, owners of Petpals Darlington have received a letter from the Mayor of Darlington, congratulating them on reaching the finals of the Pet Industry Federation awards and for their ongoing work caring for dogs in the local Darlington community. ... Read more
Pet care during lockdown#2 – Petpals are still open!
17th November 2020
https://www.petpals.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/Ripl_Video-08b38246-9712-4c5e-ae6d-5ab726afe372-1.mp4 These are just some of the pets we have looked after over the past few weeks! Business as usual at Petpals To update you, very little has changed for our 50+ Petpals business owners since the new lockdown was announced. They are still out there, seven days a week, in all weathers, caring for your pets and particularly caring... Read more
Getting your pets ready for when the clocks go back
22nd October 2020
We know how difficult it can sometimes be for us humans to adjust to the changing of the clocks and darker nights, so let’s help our pets adapt with a few simple actions. Adjusting your pets routine By adjusting your pets routine gradually over a period of days, you could even start a week before the clocks change, should help... Read more
Caring for your pets this Autumn
6th October 2020
Halloween, fireworks and cold, wet weather are all drawing in so it’s time to make sure your pet is safe and well this season. From conkers, acorns and antifreeze to bonfires and fireworks, this can be a hazardous and distressing time for your beloved pets and trying to keep them safe and calm is a must during this season. Autumn... Read more
Petpals, caring for your pets in the ‘New Normal’ COVID-safe way
30th September 2020
So here we are in late September 2020 and COVID is still here, which none of us ever imagined it would be. So that’s the bad news. The GOOD NEWS is that Petpals businesses across the country are now extremely experienced at caring for your pets in a COVID-safe and secure way and we’d like to share some of... Read more
Helping dogs with separation anxiety post COVID
18th September 2020
If you are a dog owner, who is planning to return full time to the office soon, then we’d urge you to start thinking about what you are going to do with your dog when you return to work. If you got your dog as a puppy during lockdown you should treat it really quite seriously, as your dog... Read more
Petpals Franchisees in Double Awards Finals Success!
1st September 2020
Two Petpals franchisees are celebrating reaching the finals of the national Pet Industry Federation awards. With roots that go back to the late 1940’s the Pet Industry Federation represents five specialist pet trade associations. They provide a quality assurance of businesses in the sector, with all members agreeing to adhere to their charters, which represent best practice for the... Read more
Petpals franchisees take ‘Stock’ and buy another territory!
18th August 2020
David and Sallyann Gray, owners of Petpals Darlington and Yarm, one of the most successful franchises in the Petpals network and winners of the Top Franchise award in 2019 Petpals internal awards, have recently expanded their pet care empire, acquiring Petpals Stockton, which they had previously sold eight years ago. The couple who currently employ over 20 staff, will... Read more
Double anniversary celebrations for Petpals!
22nd June 2020
Matt and Louise Wilder from Petpals Romsey and Winchester celebrate 5 years as Petpals business owners L-R Rachael Pattinson, Emma Craggs and Lynn Stevens receiving socially distanced bouquets from dog walking manager Vicky Metcalfe as a thank you for 10 years’ service with Petpals Darlington and Yarm Two Petpals... Read more
Can my dog go back to the dog walker now?
28th May 2020
The answer to this question is resoundingly yes and we can’t wait to see you! Dog walkers have never been stopped from working during lockdown, as the Government recognised that we were providing a vital service to key workers and anyone who was unable to walk their own dog but obviously, as many of our clients were furloughed, the demand... Read more
Is it time for a change of career?
16th May 2020
So Boris has said if you can’t work from home it’s time to go back to work, but what if you’ve realised in the last 8 weeks that you don’t want to go back to your old job? What if the very thought of it fills you with dread and you wish you could stay working from home forever? Well... Read more
Working From Home With Pets Photo Competition
20th April 2020
Thank you so much to all of you who sent us photos and voted for your favourite to win. The votes have been counted and we can now reveal that the winner of the Petpals ‘Working From Home With Pets’ photo competition is…. Frank! Many congratulations to him and his owner Lisa Gardner Sanderson. What a lovely looking chap he... Read more
Enrichment ideas for your cat
16th April 2020
Keeping your cat physically and mentally stimulated is essential to their wellbeing but bear in mind that older cats will probably not play more than three or four times a day, while younger cats will happily play much more often! Keep play short, a couple of minutes at a time is fine and swap toys around to keep them interested.... Read more