Make Your Own Dog Bow Tie

Make Your Own Dog Bow Tie Craft Kits Dogs look so smart in a bow tie! It is a great accessory that isn’t too bulky or awkward for a dog to wear.  There are lots of bow ties to choose from, but have you ever tried to make your own dog bow tie? Hand making your…

Your Dog Could Help Save Other Dogs’ Lives

Your dog could be a hero!  Did you know that your dog could help save other dogs’ lives? January is National Blood Donor Month in the USA, an awareness day that has been recognised since the 1970s.  In the UK, we have a blood donation day in June but when I discovered an exciting UK…

New Year For You And Your Dog

Happy New Year! The New Year is always a time for new beginnings, fresh perspectives and thinking about being positive, healthy and happy. Have you thought about the New Year for you and your dog?  What changes you might make?  What resolutions you will commit to?  How you are going to care for yourselves after…

The Big Gift Guide For Dog Lovers

‘Tis the season to be jolly and I am getting very excited.  I love giving and receiving gifts and as a pet-lover, there is a gold-mine of fabulous goodies out there!  Last week, I collated a round-up of my top 10 stocking fillers and secret Santa gifts for dog and cat lovers.  Everything on the…

10 Stocking Fillers & Secret Santa Gifts For Dog & Cat Lovers

I’ve just started my Christmas shopping in earnest so I am making lists-galore!  I have family and friends to buy for as well as needing gifts for various secret Santas.  I am from a pet-crazy family, so although not everything is dog or cat-related, much of it is.  Barks & Squeaks has just opened the…

Christmas Parties, Fairs & Events for You and Your Dog

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!  We are just entering the festive party season so if you are looking for something fun and Christmassy to do with your four-legged friends, then look no further!  I have collated a list of some of the best Christmas parties, fairs and events for you and your…

My dog is chipped so why do I need a collar tag?

My dogs have had microchips for years.  And if you are in the UK, your dogs are probably chipped too (well, they should be).  On 6th April 2016 new laws for mandatory microchipping came into force.  Microchips don’t track your dog’s movements, but they do store your contact information so if your dog is found,…

5 Uses for Dog Bandanas

Why would you put a bandana on your dog? I love bandanas on dogs!  They are fun, colourful and fashionable.  You only have to take a quick glance at Instagram to see that all the top dog fashionistas are sporting a cool bandana.  But why would you adorn your furry friend with such an accessory?…

8 Tips For Taking Your Dog On Holiday

We love our dogs, don’t we?  Dogs are part of the family and we are increasingly including them in more aspects of our lives, including our holidays.   To cater for this trend, there are a growing number of dog-friendly places to visit, to stay and to eat and drink.  And perhaps it is self-perpetuating,…

Dog Instagram Influencers

Barks & Squeaks has taken the exciting step of working with Dog Instagram Influencers.  If you are not sure what they are, have a read of our last blog post:  Internet Stars and Dog and Cat Brand Ambassadors.  Dog Instagram Influencers act as ambassadors for particular brands.  We held a competition to find our own…

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