PetStay welcomes Ian & Claire to the team!

PetStay head office was pleased to welcome Ian and Claire and support them in their new venture as they open the first PetStay branch in the Bromley area. As PetStay’s 43rd branch, PetStay Bromley & South East London. Ian and Claire, along with their Frenchie-Cross Harry, are excited to launch the first PetStay in London and…

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6 dog breeds you’ve probably never heard of

Labradors and French Bulldogs are just two of the most popular dog breeds you will find in the UK, but what about the breeds you haven’t heard about? PetStay takes a look at some of the rarer dog breeds they’ve cared for. Icelandic Sheepdog The Icelandic Sheepdog is a spitz-type dog thought to have been…

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5 Tips for Dog Walking at Night

With dark night’s drawing in and colder weather, we look at PetStay’s top tips for walking safely in the dark with your dog. When the lights are on by 4 in the afternoon it can be difficult to muster the energy to go on a cold dog walk. But even if your four-legged friend is…

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Research shows dogs help older people sleep

Research suggests that older people who own pets fall asleep more easily and feel more positive than those without a pet. According to research from Kingston University and St George’s University of London, older pet owner’s felt more positive in their environment and fell asleep more easily than those who did not have a pet.…

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How to help your dog cope with fireworks and loud noises

With Bonfire Night around the corner, we look at ways to keep your dog calm during fireworks. The dark nights of Autumn and Winter can be extremely stressful for our pets, especially with the loud bangs of fireworks. It’s believed that around half of the UK’s dog population have a problem with loud noises, and…

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Why a dog care franchise is the perfect opportunity for you

Unhappy with your current career and want to become your own boss? If you are out of work or just looking for your next opportunity it might be the perfect time to become a PetStay franchisee. In the UK, 55.6% of employees are dissatisfied with their current jobs (source: CV Library). Many list lack of…

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60 years of Blue Peter Dogs

Blue Peter is celebrating its 60th birthday this month, first airing on the BBC on 16th October 1958. To celebrate the longest running children’s TV show in the world, PetStay is looking back at the Blue Peter dogs we grew up watching. Petra Petra was the first Blue Peter pet, appearing on the show between…

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World Mental Health Day: Pet Therapy and Emotional Support

For World Mental Health Day, PetStay is exploring how animals and dogs can help improve the mental health of their owners. UK charities Barnardo’s and Mind say there has been a rise in those affected by mental health problems especially in young people, while the elderly have been battling with loneliness and isolation.  While not…

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Spooked: Halloween and Anxiety in Dogs

Halloween can be a fun and exciting time for humans – there’s dressing up, decorations and of course sweets! But it can be an incredibly stressful time for our dogs. With ‘spooky’ decorations, loud noises and the doorbell ringing, your dog can start to feel very anxious, especially if they are already prone to noise…

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DIY Autumn Dog Treats

We’re midway through the Great British Bake Off and the leaves are starting to fall from the trees: it must mean it’s Autumn. If you’re inspired to bake and want to try new recipes that won’t be bad for you, why not cook up a treat for your pooch? DIY Pumpkin Snaps  These are perfect…

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