Doggie spa days and advent calendars fuel festive sales boom for Pets at Home

Doggie spa days and advent calendars fuel festive sales boom for Pets at Home

Pets at Home is expecting its biggest ever Christmas, with a surge in sales of dog spa days and advent calendars, as it launches a Deliveroo-style quick delivery service to meet rising demand from new owners.

Pets at Home continues to benefit from booming ownership as profits hit £70m

Pets at Home continues to benefit from booming ownership as profits hit £70m

The boom in pet ownership continues to help Pets At Home hit new records in sales as dog and cat lovers turn to more premium food and products to pamper their pets, the company said.

Pets at Home set to reveal strong sales but slower growth

Pets at Home set to reveal strong sales but slower growth

Pets at Home is set to reveal another jump in sales next week as a buoyant UK pet market continues to drive demand across both its retail and vet divisions.

‘It was quite overwhelming’: how it feels to have your business thrive in a pandemic

‘It was quite overwhelming’: how it feels to have your business thrive in a pandemic

Edel Beattie from The Happy Organiser: ‘Virtual consults more than doubled during lockdown.’“I started my business during the first lockdown in 2020 as I could see there was a need for a service in this area, especially since more people were working from home and trying to juggle kids at the same time.“Virtual consults more than doubled during lockdown.

Want employees to return to the office? Let them bring their pandemic pets along

Want employees to return to the office? Let them bring their pandemic pets along

But people love their dogs and allowing employees to bring their pet to work could be a powerful way to entice those wary workers out of their homes and back to the office.

Paul O’Grady once used a £5 note as a poo bag then used it to buy milk

Paul O’Grady once used a £5 note as a poo bag then used it to buy milk

The 66-year-old star was out walking his beloved dog Buster at the time when his pet needed to do ‘his business’, and Paul was caught short without a poo bag to clean up.

Woman rescues puppy thrown in front of her car on busy road

Woman rescues puppy thrown in front of her car on busy road

She’ll be prioritising her pooch in future relationships (Picture: PA Real Life)But Wilf came into his own in November 2019 when Lexie split up with her boyfriend of six years, after realising that they had grown apart and wanted different things.

6 Low-Cost Franchise Areas to Explore If You're New to Franchising

6 Low-Cost Franchise Areas to Explore If You're New to Franchising

These six emerging low-cost franchise areas have many great business opportunities to explore:.If you prefer to completely depart from the corporate world and enjoy fashion and beauty, there are a growing number of franchise businesses that may interest you.

'Looking for a flamingo?': bird trafficking in Iraq – photo essay

'Looking for a flamingo?': bird trafficking in Iraq – photo essay

Flamingos belonging to Mustafa Ahmed Ali. He sells up to 10 birds a month.Ali, the bird seller, buys his flamingos from poachers in Sheeb, a large swamp area close to the Iranian border.

Escaped guard dog attacks two little girls in street

Escaped guard dog attacks two little girls in street

The huge dog attacks the two toddlers after escaping from a nearby business (Picture: Facebook/Mohammed Hussain)Two young children were rushed to hospital after being mauled by an escaped guard dog.

What to Expect After a Year of the Unexpected

What to Expect After a Year of the Unexpected

At the beginning of the health crisis, organizations were focused on business continuity, employee welfare and productivity, but as we look toward the “next normal,” sustainability efforts will accelerate in the same way remote work has.

The 6-Figure Trainer: Kris Taylor of Taylor Made Working Dogs

The 6-Figure Trainer: Kris Taylor of Taylor Made Working Dogs

“I’ve always had a crazy entrepreneurial mind,” he says, “and I’m a third-generation trainer and I’ve worked with dogs for more than 20 years, but I never put two and two together until that morning.”.

Funeral for Fido: as pet ownership levels rise, so does the end-of-life care business

Funeral for Fido: as pet ownership levels rise, so does the end-of-life care business

The vet who euthanised the small dog arranged to have him cremated for about $400.Our connections with companion animals, and our willingness to spend on them, even after their deaths, is fuelling the booming pet end-of-life business.

Hundreds of dogs face death on streets after Eurotunnel travel ban

Hundreds of dogs face death on streets after Eurotunnel travel ban

Hundreds of dogs face death on the streets of Bulgaria like this puppy (Inset) while others are stuck in a shelter unable to go to confirmed homes (Picture: Street Hearts BG)Hundreds of dogs face a cruel death on Bulgaria’s streets after Eurotunnel imposed a ban on groups of animals being taken across the Channel from France.

Evolving Reddit’s Workforce

Evolving Reddit’s Workforce

To make this all work, we are focusing on creating processes, workflows, and a culture that supports employees being distributed and remote to drive productivity and build connection, belonging, trust, and alignment.

Streetwear Culture Goes to the Dogs

Streetwear Culture Goes to the Dogs

My name is Christopher Cargnoni and I’m the founder of Fresh Pawz, a pet brand dedicated to the streetwear culture.Being in the retail world my entire life, I’m super passionate about brand building and creating products that people can connect to, so I started to research the pet market.

Where I Work: Suzel, the stationery designer working from home

Where I Work: Suzel, the stationery designer working from home

Suzel needs plenty of art in her working space (Picture: Suzel Selçuk)I’m heavily influenced by 90’s culture and used to run a 90’s inspired streetwear brand called Educate Elevate, so I have our old prints and Spike Lee’s Do The Right Thing photo album on my desk, too.

The Texas business owner who is literally eating his own dog food

The Texas business owner who is literally eating his own dog food

“Well, it’s a little naive to say I want to [eat dog food] for 30 days,” he admitted in the first of a series of videos documenting his journey on the company’s YouTube page.

Puppies named after the seven dwarfs get adopted in time for Christmas

Puppies named after the seven dwarfs get adopted in time for Christmas

Seven adorable puppies named after the dwarfs have all found new homes just in time for Christmas.(Picture: Blue Cross / SWNS)Dopey, Doc, Bashful, Happy, Grumpy, Sleepy and Sneezy have all found homes in time for Christmas.

This Franchisor Leans on His Experience In the Military to Lead His Team

This Franchisor Leans on His Experience In the Military to Lead His Team

It’s a skill he learned and cultivated as a young man in the Air Force, but he didn’t realize just how much he loved to build teams and motivate people until he exited the military, got a job in satellite communications -- and hated every minute of it.