In the UK, the lives of pets and children are intertwined. In many households, pets aren't merely animals; they're family members who mirror the lives of children in various aspects.
How many times do you want to sit on the sofa only to find your dog or cat has taken your place. You can even have specially prepared meals delivered to your door for your dog or cat depending on their dietary requirements. You take your dog to the groomers, just like you would take your child to have his or her hair cut.
I look after clients looking for pet friendly rentals in London. Number one priority. Will this landlord accept my dog(s) or cat(s)? The rest is less important. People will compromise on the living space to make sure their furry friends are by their side.
Lockdown has seen a boom in UK dog ownership, which has become a ‘pandemic puppy’ poo problem. Some people pick up the poo but leave the bag on the ground. Others just leave the poo to be trodden on.
Every day you see it and people are talking about it more and more. It is rising up the social agenda as a concerning topic of conversation and is becoming an issue across the UK. How long before councils take further action and letting your dog freely off the lead becomes a thing of the past like in some other countries.
When you break it down further; in 2021 there are 12 million dogs and the same number of cats in the UK. On average a dog deposits 340g of waste a day depending on the size of the dog. That equates approximately to 3,000 tonnes.
At Pets Lets we are all about pets and London property. Therefore, we have quickly noted a real correlation between puppy and property prices. Human nature is to see an opportunity and make the most of it. If you want something, you have to ‘pay’ for it.
With property you research into locations, budget and type of property. With dogs you need to research into type of breed, costs, environment and where you live and kind of property. Do you have a garden and of course, if you rent, are you allowed a cat or dog
Walking the dog is not just about getting your four-legged friend some exercise and do its ‘business’. It also concerns you as a dog owner also getting some exercise, clearing your head which is good for your mental health. Dogs and mental health make a good combination.
Modern day life is stressful. City life can be fast paced. Walking the dog gives you the ability to ‘take a breather’, get away from your desk if you are part of the increasing number of people working from home.
An interesting article from Rested Paws discusses how dogs can be a key part of helping to relieve stress. When you come home to a dog that is in your family home, they can easily become the ideal way for you to get rid of some personal stress that is building up. Spending time around a loyal and happy animal can be a key way to raise your mood and to help you take your mind off the stress of the day.