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Hold the Hot Dogs… Keep Your Pet Cool This Summer

It took a while for summer to get here but we have seen some hot days.  It‘s great for us but we don’t have an all-over coat, so imagine how unpleasant it can be for our four-legged friends. Sharon Nicholson and her daughter Lucy, from The Dog Room in Cockermouth, offer advice on how to […]

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Cumbrians generosity to help save Red squirrels

In the last edition of the Guide, we ran a feature about the West Lakes Squirrel Initiative. This small group of volunteers protect Red Squirrels in our area and the charitable organisation, headed by Peter Armstrong and Steve Tyson, cover a huge area from Maryport to Muncaster.   They rely solely on donations and sales of […]

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Oak Tree Animals’ Charity is giving away Golden Tickets!

To celebrate their 110th Anniversary Oak Tree want to give their supporters the chance to win an amazing holiday! Why take part? It’s a great way to support local animals in need while putting yourself in the running to win 7 nights in a holiday cottage in the Borrowdale Valley!  Only 660 Golden Tickets are […]

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Tips for taking your pets on holiday this summer from Vets 4 Pets

If you’re taking your pet with you on holiday this summer, here are some tips to ensure a happy and relaxing trip for the whole family. Take your dog out for a walk before a long car journey and make plenty of stops along the way to allow for toilet and water breaks. Keep the […]

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SOS – Save Our Squirrels

Steve Tyson, Peter Armstrong and the volunteers at West Lakes Squirrel Initiative are the unsung heroes of our woodlands. For five years, the initiative has headed up the battle against invading Grey Squirrels.  The introduced species have decimated the native Red Squirrel numbers since their introduction to the UK. Cumbria has long been known as […]

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Let the dogs out at Keylangs fun to run

Keylang’s Fun to Run K9 Play Park is one of those great ideas you can’t believe someone didn’t come up with it sooner. The Doggie Play Park in Aspatria has proven to be a hit since the secure indoor area was opened in January.  Keylang’s is the brainchild of Nicola Rear, she explained why she […]

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The Dogs Trust – Free microchipping

Carlisle City Council has teamed up with The Dogs Trust to offer free microchipping for dogs. Dogs Trust community events will be held between 11am and 3pm on: Monday 3 June: Harraby Community Centre, Edgehill Road. Monday 15 July: Petteril Bank Community Centre, Burnett Road. In addition to free microchipping, the Dogs Trust will also […]

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Hop to it – Caring for your rabbit

Vets4Pets Carlisle offer some top tips to help keep your rabbit in top shape. Rabbits are Britain’s third most popular pet. They are highly intelligent, inquisitive animals, each with their own unique personality.  Rabbits can live for up to 12 years and be very rewarding pets but they do need lots of care and attention. […]

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110 years looking after local animals

Oak Tree Animals’ Charity kick-started their 110th year with a launch attended by the Mayor of Carlisle and Oak Tree’s President, Frank Tebbutt. The charity was founded in 1909 and helped a record 1,700 animals last year. Oak Tree promotes responsible pet ownership through up-to-date advice and education. The service is constantly evolving to the […]

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Saba Douglas-Hamilton – Leading Elephant conservationist brings tour to Barrow in Furness!

Jo Sarsby Management is delighted to announce a brand-new string of tour dates for leading elephant conservationist Saba Douglas-Hamilton in April 2019. Saba will bring her tour to Barrow in Furness on April 15  2019 at the Forum.  After a smash hit tour in 2017, Saba has added brand new material to her acclaimed show A […]

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