Pet Adoption

Why Buying a Puppy Is Not the Same as Rescuing One

Janetta Harvey | Posted 29.06.2015 | UK
Janetta Harvey

It's never been easier to buy a puppy. The puppy farming industry is huge. In the past, many people bought from pet shops, or local ads, and that still happens, but nowadays, there are thousands of online sites listing millions of puppies for sale around the world, offering a smorgasbord of misery. The scale is mind boggling and hideous if, like me, you loathe the way our relationship with dogs has been infected by a consumerist, disposable way of life.

What's So Wrong With 'Pet Parenting'?

Marie Carter | Posted 19.06.2015 | UK Parents
Marie Carter

What's so wrong anyway with treating a dog or even a cat like a 'fur kid'? Or perhaps I am already on a losing argument when I use the term 'fur kid', as it is so often derided? Pets have 'personhood'; they can act and create a relationship.

Pets and Children: Why Every Child Should Own a Pet

Elena Barbiero | Posted 13.11.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Elena Barbiero

It's not always practical to own a pet, especially in cities: it's undoubtedly a sign of responsibility to not acquire one, when the environment and resources to give an animal a good life are not there.