Who’s top dog? Uncovering our four favourite breeds

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Who can resist a gorgeous Labrador Retriever or a playful Cocker Spaniel? And everyone loves a classic German Shepherd or an adorable Westie, right? After weeks of passionate debate in the zooplus office, we’ve finally chosen our four absolute favourite Continue reading Who’s top dog? Uncovering our four favourite breeds






Fudge and Fern: Introducing our Guinea Pig friends!

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  My little girl, Holly, has always loved animals.  As soon as she learned to crawl she would stalk our cat through the house, and at age 7 I finally agreed to get her a pet of her own.  However, Continue reading Fudge and Fern: Introducing our Guinea Pig friends!






Maine Coons – easy like a cat, loving like a dog!

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Do you ever wish you could have a pet that’s self-sufficient like a cat but affectionate like a dog? Well that’s what I have in my sweet, playful Morris. I’ve had him for 2 years now and he’s constantly showing Continue reading Maine Coons – easy like a cat, loving like a dog!






Choosing a family pet, Part 3: Rabbits and Guinea Pigs

Two Rabbits together on the grass

Rabbit and Guinea Pig Costs: Rabbits or guinea pigs can cost £15 upwards from a reputable breeder, or can be free from friends with a surplus. You will need a cage (from around £30) and you may want an indoor Continue reading Choosing a family pet, Part 3: Rabbits and Guinea Pigs






Choosing a family pet, Part 2: Cats

A young girl meeting a young kitten

How much does having a cat cost?: The initial outlay for a cat can be as much as a £50 donation to a rescue centre or perhaps not even that for a moggy or less popular black cat, which are Continue reading Choosing a family pet, Part 2: Cats






Choosing a Family Pet, Part 1: Dogs

Family enjoying a picnic with their dog

Most children want a pet, pets can offer a lot to a family and children in particular. Potentially children can learn to take responsibility, learn about compassion and, of course, get a lot of pure enjoyment out of a pet, Continue reading Choosing a Family Pet, Part 1: Dogs