Bulldogs. They can be your workout companion or your couch mate. More than anything, they can become a devoted friend and a lifelong member of your family.
A dog is a four-legged mate that can bring endless joy to your lifestyle. Whether you have had a doggy your entire life, or are looking to bring one into your family group for the very first time, this page will provide you with handy information on what is involved.
Why adopt someone special from RSPCA Australia ?
By picking the adoption option you are offering an animal an opportunity for a second chance. By adopting a dog or puppy from RSPCA South Australia you can change a life forever. And they will change yours too, with devotion, unconditional love and happiness.
All dogs and pups offered for adoption from RSPCA South Australia are vet-checked, vaccinated, microchipped and sterilized. All you will need to do is sign up them with your regional council and your new dog will be life ready. When buying a dog or puppy from pet shop or dog breeder, new owners must often put together all of this themselves at their own expense.
Dog ownership is a gratifying experience that encourages healthier living and brings great enjoyment to people's lives. It also brings with it a level of responsibility and commitment to ensure all the physical and emotional demands of the pooch are fulfilled. If you already own a pet, it is important to know if it will get along with your dog. This site has useful information on this topic.
Doggy ownership may not be for everyone. We ask people to carefully consider a number of factors.
If you are thinking of rescuing a pooch, ask yourself:
- Am I over 18?
- Am I in a financial position to meet the continuous expenses related with caring for a dog?
- Do I have the place to ensure a pooch is safe and secure at all times?
- Does my current daily life allow me quality time to work out, play and spend time with a pooch?
- Am I committed to care for a dog its whole life, which for some breeds can be around 15 years?
What will I need?
Here is a checklist of the essential items you will need as a new doggy owner:
- Dog collar and ID tag
- Dog leash and harness
- Food and water bowls
- Dog or puppy food (RSPCA recommends Hill's Pet Nutrition).
- Cozy bedding.
- Dog basket, kennel or sheltered space outdoors.
- Squeaky toys or balls for physical stimulation.
- Food treats.
- Poop scooper and bags.
- Pet grooming and cleaning products.
- Tick, worm and flea control products.
For more info, pay a visit to RSPCA website.
A smart collar which has the ability to keep your pup seen and protected day and night has been invented in Australia.
A model for the Tech Tails Collar has been created by Sydney-based entrepreneurs Dave Hill and Oracio Wong. It comes complete LED, Fiber-Optic, and USB rechargeable Lithium battery technology.
According to the entrepreneurs, the integrated collar will give dog owners peace of mind whenever they walk their pooch after dark.
With the push of a button, a pup owner can choose between three settings: slow flash, fast flash and steady or constant glow.
Tech Tails is now developing a new design that will feature a GPS which can track down lost or stolen pets down to the nearest foot. It also tracks a pup's food consumption, accurately calculated against physical activity.
A Kickstarter campaign aiming to fund the commercialization of the product has already been launched. Unless the venture gets fully funded, they will not get any of the pledges and would have to get funding elsewhere. But, should the funding come through, the Tech Tails dog collars will be available next year, retailing at $80-$ 249.