Empty bottles help support rescue dogs

Bridgy Staffies United Rescue

CONNIE SAVAGE Staffies United Rescue (SUR) are encouraging people to cash in their empty bottles and donate their 10 cent refund to rescue dogs in need.   It’s as simple as collecting eligible bottles, taking them to a local Containers … [Read more...]

Dog owners connect at Paws and Pizzazz

BY BRIANNA MORRIS-GRANT Paws and Pizzazz has brought Gold Coast dog owners together for a second year. Hundreds of residents and their furry friends gathered at Sanctuary Cove's Marine Village last weekend to enjoy puppaccinos, designer collars … [Read more...]

Therapy dog use on the rise in Australia

Darcy the therapy dog

JESSICA MCLAUGHLIN It is not unusual to use physical therapy and rehabilitation to help people recover from accidents or injuries. It’s a tried and tested recovery technique. But in recent years a much newer and much more surprising recovery … [Read more...]

Brisbane’s Golden Retrievers reunion

ALANNAH KERR On Sunday September 11th, approximately 20 people met in the Colmslie Recreation Reserve Dog Park. But this meeting wasn't about humans. It was a reunion for 15 Golden Retrievers who are related but have different owners. Their … [Read more...]

Walking the black dog

SHARN KENNEDY Our canine friends have always been good to us, but a Brisbane organisation hopes to connect those who may not have their own to those who need it the most. Borrow Dogs is an organisation which connects pets whose owners may not … [Read more...]

Rising heat puts pets at risk

SARAH DIONYSIUS As the mercury begins to rise, animal welfare groups have called for pet owners to be wary of the symptoms of heat stroke in their furry friends. RSPCA Queensland spokesman Michael Beatty said there were a number of signs … [Read more...]