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What to feed your adult dog

Now that Rover’s reached adulthood you’ll want to make certain that his diet is nutritious enough to keep his body in peak condi...

Why every business should have an office dog

Considering an office dog? Studies show that dogs reduce stress and promote trust amongst co-workers......

Best treats for your pet

Every badass pooch and cool cat deserves a treat from time to time but the trick is finding the best treat for your pet. As a pet o...

Top 10 dogs for kids

Thinking of buying your kid a dog? Wait....luckily for you we’ve done the groundwork. Here our list of the ‘Top 10 dogs for kids’....

Officially the most important thing right now…

is cows sitting like dogs...no really!...

Sad dog diary

Dear Diary – It has occurred to me today that my dearest human has never sniffed my backside. I must bond with him in different ways......

How often should I groom my dog?

We all want to look our best so why would dogs be any different?...

Caring for your dog in winter

There's so much more to caring for your dog in winter than just the coat! (Although a jacket can look kinda cool!)...

Getting your dog used to its name

You’ve found the pawfect name for your new pooch—now you just need to teach your dog its name, which isn’t always as easy ...

10 tips for taking better photos of your dog

Who better than a pro photographer to give us some tips on how to take a pawsome shot of our four-legged pal....

Doggy dress-up made easy

Each dog has its own unique personality so why not emphasize this with some cool doggy daywear?...

10 reasons you absolutely need a dog in your life

There’s an old saying that dog is man’s best friend. Turns out it’s not just an old mutt-lover’s opinion, ...

Cleaning up after your dog

Ok, before we get into this, let's all say it together. Poo. Poop. POOOOO. There, now that we have that out of our system, let's ...

Pug up and stay warm

Pixie, the fashionista Pug, shares her top tips for autumn attire....

Vaccinating your dog

Vaccinations, no body likes them and neither will your dog. However, dog vaccines are important in ensuring your pet is health througho...

The dog vs. cat debate

While pet lovers generally unite in their love for their furry—sometimes scaly—friends, it’s not uncommon to find dog lovers and cat ...

Santa Paws - Canine Claus

Dogs dig Christmas......

The cost of owning a dog

Okay, so you want a dog but can you afford a dog? Often prospective pooch owners forget to consider all the associated costs of own...

Happy dogs plus a cat

Clap along if you feel like that’s what you wanna do…...

Cutest dog parenting moments

There’s nothing more important than family and the same goes for our furry friends too. See for yourself!...

Escape the daily grind, go grab a free doggy hug

It’s amazing how a hug from one of our furry friends can help alleviate stress and improve our wellbeing....

Embarrassing pet health problems

Ever had to pardon your dog for doing a bottom burp in public or apologised to a stranger because your dog just slobbered a...

SuperDogs: saving the world one cute picture at a time

Super pups to the rescue! Faster than a speeding bullet (when food is on the floor), these canine cut...

7 ways pets make life better

Pets inspire so much joy in our lives. While the possibilities and purrfect moments are endless, here at Zookie, we’ve summariz...

15 very very naughty dogs

Devilish dogs or mischievous mutts, we can't help but love them—especially when they give us those adorable puppy dog eyes!...

Million Paws Walk 2016 – it’s not too late to register or donate

Fur-friends join together to fight animal cruelty...

A dog is a horse, of course!

These dogs could easily be mistaken for a small pony....

Socialising your puppy

Being a responsible puppy parent should involve teaching your new bundle of fur social skills. After all, a sociable puppy is a happy...

Dogs cruising in cars

Don't think you're the only one that likes to go for a drive; canines like to chill and cruise too....

Travelling with your dog

If you plan to go on a vacay with your very special friend-your dog-it pays to brush up on a few handy tips and tricks of travellin...

Activities to enjoy with your dog

Dog is a man’s (and woman’s) best friend, so why wouldn’t you want to do cool things with your dog-just like you do with y...

Things to consider before breeding your dog

Just the over-romantic thought of having another little Bella running around is not reason enough to breed your ...

Ticks and tick control for dogs

Given what we know about wretched ticks, the obvious action is to avoid them all together but that’s easier said than done—s...

Keeping fleas away from your dog

The last thing you want is a blood-sucking flea irritating your beloved Fido. However, fleas are clever little critters tha...

Is my dog overweight?

While a little treat every now and then won’t harm, too frequent treats and too little exercise can turn a once feisty doggy into a la...

Puppy proofing your house

Life’s better with a pet—but not if your puppy trashes your home within seconds of stepping its paw through the door! Hence, there...

Why you should desex your dog

Desexing is not an unnecessary cruelty toward animals. It is actually a healthy procedure for your dog that minimises multiple...

Socialising your adult dog

The best time to socialize your dog is when it’s a puppy, but what if you adopt an older dog?...

Has your dog's licking got out of control?

If you have a dog, chances are you've wondered why they like to lick you so much!...

When your dog bites

What would you do if you dog decided to bite another dog or human? Even a placid pooch can get snappy, so it pays to know what to do in ...

Training your new puppy

Having a new puppy is super exciting—you have a new member of the family that’s furry and fun. However, don’t allow yourself to beco...

Change of ownership for your pet

Pet owners are fully responsible and legally liable for the actions of their pets, so if you choose to give away or sell yo...

10 bizarre pet costumes

Hunting down the weirdest dress ups for pets....

Pet lovers pay it forward - Placing Pets

Looking for a place to stay for your fur baby? Say hello to Australia’s first free pet-sitting community....

You’re invited! Cutest doggie birthdays

Everybody loves a birthday even these adorable pooches!...

Beauty school dropouts

They may not be the funniest, or the cutest, but we love our pets unconditionally…Move over Ugly Cat!...

The best place to buy your pet

The choice to get a pet is a big decision, and not one to be taken lightly, but it doesn't end there! The same care, or perha...

Chewbarka: an ode to the new Star Wars movie

These pets are serious Star Wars fans. Who can blame 'em!...

What happens if you put dogs in a photo booth?

On the count of three. 1... 2......

Christmas gifts for your furry family

Wondering what to buy your fur baby for Christmas? Pixie the pug shares her festive season wants; they might just give...

Why pet insurance is important

Many of us see the value of insurance when it comes to our health or our families. So why should our pets be any different?...

Fostering a dog

Fostering a dog is very much like becoming a foster parent. You will have to provide temporary shelter for a homeless dog, care for it, and ...

10 epic lumberjack beards - dog edition

Run Forest ruuun! There’s a whole pack of lumberjack-bearded dogs heading your way!...

Window lickers, we all know one

There sure are some “special” pets out there!...

The pawfect healthy tea party

Pixie, the fashionista pug and Zookie blogger, recently hosted a tea party with her fur friends Honey, Lolly and Duke to creat...

Duffy the blind Terrier sees owners for the first time

Witness Duffy the Irish Terrier’s excitement as he sees his owners for the first time in months after...

Deaf dog learns sign language

When she first arrived at the animal shelter, Rose the Pit Bull wasn’t responding to commands. The volunteers soon realized sh...

Sydney's first Dog Lovers Show

On a sunny day in early November 2014, Sydney saw its first official Dog Lovers Show. We sent Eleanor Langley to check it all...

10 reasons why dogs are overrated

Sure, dogs may be cute and always happy to see you… But besides giving us heart-melting puppy dog eyes, they’re totally ov...

The costs of adopting a dog

Bringing a dog into your home means that you are emotionally, physically, and financially prepared for a new family member. When...

I'm not fat, I'm just furry...

Burrrrrrpppppp… oh excuse me!...

Celebrating National Walk Your Dog Week

Time to head outdoors with your canine pal in tow for National Walk Your Dog Week, which runs from October 1-7....

Purebred vs. mixed vs. mutt

A breed is a subspecies dog. While dog species are all pretty much the same looking - four legs and a tail - the breed itself ca...

What’s on: Woofstock

Looking for a fun day out for yourself and your four-pawed friend? Look no further than Woofstock......

It’s National Dog Day

Us humans have Father’s Day and Mother’s Day so why not have a day that’s just for our canine companions!...

Sydney Dog Lovers Show - celebrating our four-legged friends

With a whole bunch of cute canines all under one “wroof”, it’s a dog lovers’ paradise!...

Pet Dental Health Month - so long stinky breath

Kiss goodbye to pongy pet breath......

Pets on vacay

Our furry friends need to kick back too you know…...

Could you be a potential puppy parent?

What do you say to becoming a pet parent to a beautiful Labrador puppy—who you would train and educate while someone ...

Dog diabetes

Just like humans, dogs can develop diabetes and while diabetes can’t be cured—it can be managed, so it’s possible for your pet to live a long a...

Science says we love our dog like our baby

Ever worried that you treat your dog just like a baby? You're not alone......

The process of adopting a dog

Don’t worry, this isn’t some 42-step program. Adopting a dog is quite a simple process and while each animal shelter will have...

Adding a dog to your pet family

Thinking of growing your pet family with the addition of a dog? Well, you might want to consider the best way to go about it...

10 things to do before getting a dog

Before you pick up your new dog and drive into the sunset to start your new life together, there’s a couple of things y...

Smooching your pooch is good for health

Scientists say kissing your dog could actually boost your health!...

Yay for Take Your Dog To work Day!

Hurray, a national day that allows you to take your beloved pooch to meet the boss…...

Finding the best pet for you

Really want a pet but stuck on which one would be right for you? Here are some things to consider when wondering which pet is b...

YOU SHALL NOT PASS! Dogs terrified of cats.

Check out this strange compilation of dogs that just can’t bring themselves to go near the family cat. One does ...

Pets and allergies

Sometimes your best friend can in fact be your worst enemy. Here we outline what causes pet allergies and how to deal with them....

Dogs in bandanas break World Record

More than 22,000 pet owners and their pooches turned out to join the RSPCA’s 2015 Million Paws Walk…...

Double the cute! Babies and their pets

Have you had your shot of cuteness this morning?...

Kitten V German Shepard

Awww... now that looks comfortable.......

Adorable dog portraits

Stuttgart-based photographer Samuel Jurcic creates adorable portraits of his dog....

Pets dressed as their owners

Swiss photographer Sebastian Magnani, has cleverly spliced the furry features of pets with the head and shoulders of their owne...

9 geekiest dogs on the interwebs

The nerd is strong in this pup. These are 9 of the nerdiest canines this side of Middle Earth....

9 dogs who look like they’re laughing

These cheerful canines are bound to crack you up!...

Barkour. This pooch has mad skills.

Watch professional parkour athlete, Alex Duong, and the amazing Jumpy hit up their local park to show off some wicked-co...

Bath time: dog edition

Scrub-a-dub-dub! These pooches like a bubble bath as much as the rest of us. Don’t forget behind the ears!...

Dogs that think they're human

You’ve heard of dogs looking like their owners? Well, this takes it to a whole new level....

The benefits of pet adoption

Pet adoption is fast becoming a popular method of acquiring a new best friend. People are being encouraged to adopt an animal i...

Why do I need to register my pet?

Got a new pet? Wondering if registering it is essential…well yes it is!...

Top 10 names for dogs

You’ve chosen a new furry best friend but it doesn’t have a name yet. Perhaps if you look at the top 10 names for dogs it’ll inspire y...

We're diggin' National Puppy Day

National Puppy Day is fast approaching and there are plenty of ways you can celebrate…...

Barking and bonnets at the Easter Dog Parade

You'd be barking mad to miss this Easter egg-stravaganza......

What pet should I get? Dr. Seuss has the answer

A new Dr. Seuss book, What Pet Should I Get?, will be released this summer....

Top 5 dogs for inner-city living

Live in the big smoke? Thinking of getting a dog? Zookie checks out the paw-fect dogs for city dwellers......

Interview: Renee Zezula from Holidaying With Dogs

Fancy some R&R with your four-legged pal in 2015? Renee Zezula from www.holidayingwithdogs.com.au a dedica...

The pawwwfect pedicure - first canine nail bar opens in Oz

Anyone who has ever had to trim a dog’s nails knows that it’s a struggle. They squeal, they squir...

Top dogs prepare for 139th Westminster Dog Show

Brace yourself for the cream of the canine crop at the Westminster Dog Show....

You'd be barking mad to miss Puppy Bowl

Forget the Super Bowl, we’re hanging out for Puppy Bowl 2015—the annual TV show that emulates the Super Bowl with an...

Choosing a dog breed

There are over 400 dog breeds in the world, each with their own specific physical characteristics and temperaments. If you're a little ...

Firm rental rules seeing pets get the push

No pet lover wants to see their beloved cat or dog given up to a shelter, but tough no-pet rental rules prove to ...

The best ball boys in the world

We're just loving this trio of furry ball fetchers...