Who Actually Adopts Who?

July 31, 2017 Heather Murphy

I'm not sure about you but the dogs that have come into my life have all been adopted. It's only with the recent addition of number three that got me thinking “Actually who adopts who?” I always thought I'd chosen my dogs but now I'm not so sure. Number three definitely adopted us that's for sure! We recently moved out of our Wellington house and upon 15 minutes of us arriving at our new house this dog turned up - a little Foxie cross. He was super excited to welcome in the new neighbours!       The truck left...

Be Prepared For Your Pet - 4 things you need to do now!

September 07, 2016 Heather Murphy

The Prepared Pet! Being in NZ, living on fault-lines, near volcanoes or flood plains really means we should be thinking of the 'What if" scenario.  Are you prepared?  Not just for yourself but for you pet too? What if we had another devastating earthquake - we've all seen the effects of Christchurch 5 years ago and the devastation that unfolded, with the hundreds of displaced pets. Be prepared for your pet! Water: Living in Wellington (and right on top of the fault line) we all know that we should have a supply of water that lasts 100 days! That's a lot of...

Elephant Nature Park and The Dog Project

April 18, 2016 Heather Murphy

Our special Guest Blogger is Christine  who shares her story of volunteering with rescued elephants and dogs in Thailand. Being educated on the plight of these animals and animal tourism allows you to make informed decisions on your travels. We hope you find this read as educational as we did. Elephant Nature Park, Chiang Mai, by Christine Morrissey I visited Elephant Nature Park as a volunteer with the elephants in Chiang Mai, Thailand in 2009. I went over quite naive about the welfare of animals used in animal tourism. After the experience of spending a week there my views changed forever. I...