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It's a cliché at this point that puppies make everything better, but this latest discovery proves that even paradise is better with a puppy to hand. 

The glorious islands of Turks and Caicos are famous thanks to their popularity among celebs, and now, there is a whole new reason to visit the gorgeous sandy strands.

As well as crystal blue waters and soaring temperatures, you can now play with hundreds of puppies on one island in particular.


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The Potcake Place rescue centre is inviting visitors to the islands to come and play with their range of rescue dogs and puppies.

'Our headquarters are located in Saltmills Plaza in the Grace Bay area of Providenciales,' reads the website.

'Pop in, meet some puppies and learn some more about what we do.'


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'We have a constant stream of puppies needing socialisation and adoption.'

'You can come by and take a puppy out to the beach – we'll give you everything you need, you just need to supply some TLC.'

The absolute dream… 


As if lounging on a pool float under the blazing sun wasn't fab enough, you can now soak up those rays with your four-legged friend by your side. 

That's right. Thanks to the good folk over at Fun Boy and Bark, you and your doggo can now enjoy some quality pool time together while chilling on snazzy matching inflatables. 

The popular brands have collaborated to bring us dog-sized pool floats just in time for summer! 

There are two different designs to choose from – a bright pink, convertible race car, and an elegant white yacht. 

Both come in human and dog sizes and the bundle will set you back $169 (approx. €143) – or you can just buy the pooch version for $59 (approx. €50). 

While the price tag might seem a little excessive, it'll comfort you to know that these dog-friendly floaties are made from thick, puncture resistant material so you won't have to worry about any accidental breakages. 

These groovy inflatable also come with drink and snack holders just waiting to be filled with delicious (human and doggy) treats. 

Fun Boy have tonnes of other inflatables including a floating bar which has space to to chill multiple bottles of wine, as well as four cup holders. 

Summer here we come! 


Are you in the market for a pet, but you really cannot decide what breed to go for?

Well, we’ve been there, so we thought we might start going through some of our favourite dog breeds, and help you make the decision.

Our first dog breed? Greyhounds – the most docile and sweet animals ever.

Here are 10 brilliant reasons to adopt a greyhound:

1. You’re saving a life. 

After a brief racing career, many Greyhounds will be put up for adoption. When you adopt a Greyhound you’re saving a dog in need. By adopting you’re helping to make room for these rescues to help other animals in need.

2. They are extremely gentle and affectionate. 

Greyhounds are very gentle dogs and are naturally reserved. They also have have wonderful manners indoors – they’re quiet, clean and gentle.

3. They are incredibly friendly.

If you’re looking a dog that’s easygoing and known for being well mannered when meeting new people, then a Greyhound will make a perfect companion.

4. Low maintenance in terms of health. 

Because of generations of breeding based on only the healthiest and most talented racers, greyhounds do not suffer from congenital illnesses as much as other breeds might.

5. They make great apartment dogs. 

You may be surprised, but greyhounds are quiet indoors, laid back, and love to lounge around in their favourite comfy spot. They’re actually happy to lay around all day while you go to work, and require less exercise than many other breeds.

6. They tend not to shed much.

Due to their smooth, low shedding fur, greyhounds make great house pets. They are also one of the few dogs proven to be less of a risk to those with asthma and other allergenic reactions.

7. They’re easy to groom.

Their short coat is sleek and easy to care for – easily maintained by weekly grooming and an occasional bath.

8. They’re robust, and tend to live long. 

Compared with many other dog breeds that are similar in size, Greyhounds have an longer average life expectancy of 10-13 years. Due to their selective and careful breeding for the track their health concerns are considered minimal compared to other breeds of the same size.

9. They hate the rain. 

Greyhounds are notorious for their hatred of rain – so that will save you having to walk them when the weather is miserable.

10. They are so darn CUTE. 

I mean, COME ON. Look at their gorgeous little faces! How could you not want one?


Today is National pet day, and it has made me SUPER emotional about how much I love my dog. 

Pets are fabulous in all shapes and sizes, but doggos are my number one. 

They don't call dogs 'man's best friend' for nothing, and we're here to tell you why we love dogs so much.

1. They are so DARN cute. 

Do you ever look at your dog, and wonder how something could possibly so bloody cute? Well, so do I. Every time they walk, bark or sleep is a new cuteness discovery that will inevitably put a massive grin on your face. 

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2. They get you moving. 

It can be difficult to get yourself moving after a long day at work, but a dog is a brilliant motivator. When you even glance at their lead, they will freak out with excitement. Dogs need to be walked, and we need to get moving – making them the perfect work out partners. 

3. They make great cuddle partners. 

You know those chilly winter evenings, when you curl up with a glass of vino – and stick on some Netflix? Well, the only thing that makes those nights better is a cuddle from your gorgeous furry friend. 

4. They love you unconditionally.

No matter what, your dog will always love you unconditionally. Even if you accidently step on his tail, or give him a scolding for peeing in the kitchen – they will love you, and that is something you cannot put a price on. 

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5. They can actually prevent allergies. 

I had no idea, but apparently dogs can actually lower your chance of becoming allergic to animals, by up to 33 percent, according to a 2004 study in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. Every day is a school day. 

6. They're empathetic, and can help with trauma. 

Dogs are extremely empathetic animals, and can tell if you are upset or feeling under the weather. Dogs are great companions for people who are suffering through a loss or trauma, as they relieve stress. Dogs can sense human body language, emotions, and feelings, which paves the way for an unbreakable bond.

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7. They teach you to enjoy life. 

Dogs (sadly) don't live as long as humans do, but they live every moment to the fullest. They enjoy everything, from simple walks on the beach and treats to road trips and playing fetch. Dogs are examples of how amazing life can be, and set a great example to humans! 


Everyone likes to update their wardrobes with a shiny new garment every now and again – so why wouldn't we do the same for our beloved doggos? 

Sure, we reckon our pooches are pretty adorable just the way they are, but what pet wouldn't want to add a little magic to their evening walks? 

Enter Beauty and The Beast– themed harnesses. 

That's right. You dogs will soon be the envy of pugs and poodles everywhere when they're seen prancing along the street dress as one of Disney's greatest couples. 

Designed to look like the outfits worn by Belle and the Beast, these sparkly creations will have you four-legged friends looking like royalty in no time. 

As well as being super stylish, they also serve a practical purpose, featuring functional tummy straps and a D-ring for their lead to be clipped on. 

The underside is lined with luxurious soft fleece fabric to ensure you pooch is comfortable at all times. 

All harness are handmade, and come in sizes XS, S, M, L and XL, as well as custom sizes.

They are available to from Poochusir on Etsy, and cost £20.00. 


This won't come as a major surprise but dogs make you more appealing.


“Having a dog really says something about you,” she told NYTimes.

“It says you can care for a creature, that you can follow a schedule, get home to feed it, that you can walk it and love it and spend time with it.”

But wait, there's more!

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Match.com recently surveyed users and found that owning a pet can be a total make or break for single folk looking for love.

Nearly one-third of the 1,200 respondents admitted to being “more attracted” to the opposite sex because they had their very own doggo.


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More than half of the respondents said they would be more inclined to date someone if they considered adopting an animal, and the majority admitted they wouldn’t pursue a relationship if that person didn’t like pets.

Too right. 


Have you ever wondered what you canine best friend dreams about while they sleep?

Well, thanks to science we have the answer, and it's enough to make any person's heart explode.

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Dr. Deirdre Barrett, who is a Clinical and Evolutionary Psychologist and teacher at Harvard Medical School, recently had a Q&A with people about the topic of doggie dreaming.


"Dogs are generally extremely attached to their human owners, it’s likely your dog is dreaming of your face, your smell and of pleasing or annoying you."

CAN YOU COPE? I can't…

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Basically, Dr. Barrett explained that "humans dream about the same things they’re interested in by day, though more visually and less logically. There’s no reason to think animals are any different."


The point being made here is that your dog is obsessed with you, and dreams about you because your the most important thing ever.

Makes perfect sense to me…


I mean it didn't come from nowhere – dogs really are a '(wo)man's best friend.'

Listen, as an animal lover, I genuinely like all animals, but dogs take things to another level for me. 

My dog, Tipper is his name FYI, is the absolute LIGHT of my life. 

When I come home from work, it's his little face I look forward to seeing the most (sorry mum). 

And I know for a fact that I'm not alone in my feelings – but what is it about our gorgeous doggos that has us falling so in love? 

Well, allow me to lay out the facts: 

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1. They're so frickin' CUTE. 

Can we just take a moment for how gorgeous dogs are? Seriously, my sweet pupper is 12, and everytime I look at his I swear he gets cuter. He has aged like a fine wine, as all dogs do. I'm not choosy, I love them ALL, and can hand-on-heart say that I think all dogs are cute, even the weird ones. 

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2. Those sweet sweet cuddles. 

Sorry but is there anything better than flopping onto the couch after a long day of being a kween, to find your ANGEL hopping up next to you? No, there is not. There's something so comforting about having your dog nestled up beside you. 

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3. They don't talk back. 

I have gone on absolute RANTS to my dog about stuff that just happens to be bothering me (yes, kind of crazy, I know). The best bit? He doesn't talk back. I don't need to be told that I'm 'overreacting' or that I'm being a tad 'dramatic', and thankfully, dogs just sit there, starring at you as you go off on one. Ideal set up, tbh.

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4. They make you happier

So, actual studies have been done in this department. Apparently, interacting with a dog lowers your stress levels, which ultimately leads to more relaxation, better moods, and less anxiety. One study even found that dogs are more effective at lowering people’s stress levels than their significant others. Amen to that! 

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5. They get you moving.

It can be pretty hard to get your ass off the couch sometimes, but we all know that fresh air is suuuper good for you. Thankfully, we know our doggos need walking, and we must oblige them, therefore, we get a bit of exercise too. Handy excuse not to go to the gym – 'have to walk the dog, sorry hun'. 

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6. They love you unconditionally. 

There's a lot to be said for being loved unconditionally – and dogs are the perfect example of that level of love. Think about it – you can accidently step on them, or give them a little smack when the pee on your new runners (it happens), but they never cease to adore you. 



It is all well and good to have the likes of Kendall and Gigi modelling your clothes, right?

Well, for Alessandro Michele, the creative director of Gucci, human models are SO last season, and we are here for it! 

The brand dropped a Year of the Dog capsule collection to celebrate Chinese New Year, and of course, canines were at the centre of the campaign.

Inspired by a pillow given to Alessandro Michele by artist Helen Downie the dog motifs of Bosco and Orso, Creative Director’s Boston Terriers, appear on ready-to-wear pieces. 

The clothes are, naturally, bloody majestic, but the dogs are even more impressive! 

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In the shots shared on Instagram, we are introduced to corgis, poodles, pekingese puppers and spaniels – that are all 100 times more successful than your typical human. 

A handful of people feature in the campaign, but honestly they are just there to wear clothing, while the doggos are the absolute stars of the show. 

Too right! 

Have a gawk through these paws-itively brilliant snaps (see what we did there?)

Oh, and if you have a dog at home who is model material – be sure to share a pic!







They say a dog is a 'man's best friend' – which, to be honest, is totally false and downright offensive.

Now, we're not saying that male dog owners are in any way inadequate, in fact, some of the greatest friendships of all time have been between man and pup (just look at Tom Hardy).

We're just saying that women have a certain 'je ne sais quoi' when it comes understanding the needs of our four-legged friends.

Maybe it's our motherly instincts kicking in? Or perhaps we're better able to read situations?

Wrong, and wrong again.

A 2017 study published in the journal Royal Society of Open Science found that while both genders are pretty good at figuring out what dogs are trying to communicate , women are actually more fluent in 'dog' than their male counterparts.

For the study, researchers recorded the sounds of 18 dogs growling in response to different situations including guarding food from other dogs, playing tug of war, or feeling threatened by the approach of a stranger for example.

40 participants were then asked to identify the emotion behind the growl, be that fear, playfulness, aggression, despair or happiness.

Final results showed that humans had a 63 per cent success rate of identifying the context of the growl (compared to a 33 per cent chance rate).

Speaking to Broadly, Tamás Faragó, the lead author of the study, said: “It seems that there are biologically rooted rules to how mammalian vocalizations encode emotions and these shared processes help humans to assess the emotional load of not just dogs but other mammal species' vocal emotion expressions.”

“Women are likely more empathic and sensitive to others' emotions and this helps them to better associate the contexts with the emotional content of the growls.”

Excuse us while we add 'Expert Dog Whisperer' to our CVs.


Let's face it; we have a lot to be grateful for when it comes to our dogs.

From their trust and their loyalty to their warm, soft, cuddly…

Sorry, we got momentarily distracted.

Anyway, in addition to all of these things, apparently we can also thank the adorable little lads for keeping us healthy.

According to a study of 3.4 million people, dog owners have a lower risk of developing cardiovascular disease.

Researchers at Uppsala University in Sweden have posited the theory that this is due to the fact that dogs have the ability to change their owner's  bacterial microbiome by exposing them to bacteria they had not yet encountered.

Commenting on the study, which spanned 11 years, lead study author, Mwenya Mubanga said: "The results showed that single dog owners had a 33% reduction in risk of death and 11% reduction in risk of heart attack."

However, it's worth noting that researchers have acknowledged the fact that previous medical history could play a role in their examination of the issue.

Senior author of the study, Tove Fall, elaborated on this, saying: "There might also be differences between owners and non-owners already before buying a dog, which could have influenced our results, such as those people choosing to get a dog tending to be more active and of better health."

The study has been published in Scientific Reports.


Calling all pet owners!

IKEA has just launched an exciting to range of pint-sized furniture, specially designed for your furry friends.

The new range, cleverly named 'Lurvig' (the Swedish word for 'hairy'), offers everything from dog beds and couch covers to scratching posts and feeding bowls, all in keeping with the slick and simplistic style the furniture company is so famous for.

A spokesperson for IKEA said:

"Created by pet loving designers with support from trained veterinarians, the range covers all the bases of our shared life with pets indoors and out, so you and your pet can enjoy your home together."

The new collection has hit stores in the US, Canada, France and Japan , and although there is no official date for an Irish release, it's reported that the range will be rolled out in other stores across the world from March 2018.

In the meantime though, you and your doggo can drool over what's to come.