Indoor Cat vs Outdoor Cat Explored

This cat is desexed so she can enjoy being an outdoor cat with fewer risks.

Having an indoor cat has its perks. For starters, you’ll have fewer cat fights on your hands and less debris traipsed inside. In addition, your efficient hunter won’t be out catching native (and possibly endangered) critters. However, if you adopt an older cat who’s used to being outdoors they might stick their nose up at … Read more

HUHA Ethical Gift Store: The What, Why, and How

dog in gift packet

The HUHA Ethical Gift Store is both an online and physical shop which allows pet parents to shop for their furkids, friends and family without any worries about whether they’re buying responsibly.  A brainchild of HUHA NZ founder Carolyn Press-McKenzie (we interviewed her for our HUHA story), the online store reflects her deep commitment to … Read more

Dog Size: Uncovering Your Puppy’s Adult Size

Working out your dog's size when they are this little requires cross-referencing your doggie data.

Dog size is not an exact science. In fact, even a single purebred litter can produce an alpha and a runt who vary in size. If you’re wondering how big your puppy will grow and how fast, you’re not alone. Of course, they’re so adorable. But also, so much heavier than last time they sat … Read more

Love Your Pet Day: Pet Parents Have Their Say

We love our fur kids as much as this puppy and kitten love each other!

Love Your Pet Day is only one day a year!? Surely that’s not enough for us Kiwi pet parents? We need 365 days at the bare minimum. And some. And to prove that’s how Kiwi’s feel about our pets, PD has dug a little deeper and done some research. To celebrate the international ‘Love Your Pet … Read more

Kind and Sweet Dog Breeds That Are Perfect for Families

A beagle dog standing on grass with its tail up.

Curious about the kindest dog breeds out there? 🐾 Would dogs like a Beagle or Springer Spaniel top the list? While all dogs make wonderful pets, not every pooch is keen on hugs, hugs, and more hugs. And when it comes to kids, some breeds may be better suited than others. Let’s find out which … Read more

Pet Technology For The Modern Pet Parent

dog using laptop zoom call technology

Good, old-fashioned face-to-fur fun with your pet will never be beaten. But the evolution of everything AI and digital has given rise to pet apps and technology, presenting unique opportunities for improved pet parenting. A variety of everyday products and apps allow us to live more convenient (and connected!) lives, and why should it stop … Read more

First Time Pet Owner: Preparing Mentally

Being a first-time pet owner is like being a new parent – or rather it is being a new parent.

Is becoming a first time pet owner occupying all kinds of awesome daydreams at the moment? Is your work ending up on the backburner while you Google puppies and/or kittens instead? Does imagining being a pet parent make the coffee taste even better? If you’re getting ready to take the leap, you’ll want to be … Read more

Introducing Your Kitten and Cat for the First Time

Only introduce your cats in person once you’ve followed the smell & sight steps.

Kitten and cat first time introductions are crucial to get right. In other words, they form the bedrock of a feline love story (friendship or romance) or of a lifelong rivalry. And for a cat lifelong is anything from 10-15 years. That’s a potential 15 years with two cute felines turned rival gangsters living under one … Read more

How to Stop a Kitten Scratching Furniture

how to stop your kitten scratching furniture feature image is a grey cat on torn couch

Is your new kitten scratching furniture to his heart’s content? Your new pet might be adorable, but that leather living room suite deserves better. Though it’s a really frustrating habit, there are ways to tackle your kitten’s scratching problem. Here are some tips you can use to save your furniture – and your sanity. Why … Read more

Adoptable Dog Café: Interview with The Barkery

Adoptable Dog Café Interview with The Barkery

Adoptable dog café The Barkery is Ōtautahi’s first of its kind. The soon-to-open indoor/outdoor café is somewhere humans and dogs can connect and socialise. It’s also a safe environment for rescue dogs to meet their forever parents and find a new home. Jack Penniket and Ally Mullord are the owners and together they’ve spent more than a … Read more

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