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Petplan May prize draw winner: Chilterns Dog Rescue Society

Petplan May prize draw winner: Chilterns Dog Rescue Society
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The winner of Petplan’s monthly £500 prize draw for May was Chilterns Dog Rescue Society – and they are a hugely deserving charity.

Founded in 1963, they have rehomed more than 18,000 dogs and continue to do amazing work at their premises in Chivery, near Tring.

We spoke to Rescue Centre Manager, Sara Muncke, to find out more about the charity and the work they do…

How to take the perfect pet photograph

How to take the perfect pet photograph
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Taking a great photograph that captures a family member perfectly is not easy – and when your subject happens to be a pet, things become even trickier.

No matter how many times you point and press and bribe with treats and toys, trying to get the perfect snap can often prove a frustratingly difficult endeavour.

So, to help you capture your pet’s personality perfectly, Petplan spoke to award-winning photographer and Paws Pet Photography founder, Paul Walker, to get his top tips on how to get the most out of your pet pictures…

Petplan’s favourite pet quotes and sayings of all time

Petplan’s favourite pet quotes and sayings of all time
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From Ancient Egyptian Pharaohs to modern day pet owners, cats, dogs and other domesticated animals have always inspired people from all walks of life.

Great books have been written – such as White Fang or Black Beauty – and some classic films have been made – such as Beethoven’s Big Break.

However, the thing most people are inspired to do by their pets is talk about them. So, with that in mind, here are a few of our favourite pet quotes and sayings of all time…

Pets in the news: heart-warming dogs and walkies with drones

Pets in the news: heart-warming dogs and walkies with drones
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Whether it’s hero cats or surfing spaniels, pets will always fill newspaper columns and television airtime.

May has been no different, with dozens of great stories from around the world showing just how much we continue to be obsessed with animals and their behaviour.

Here are a few of our favourite silly stories and cockle-warming tales…

Petplan April prize draw winner: Wild Acre Rescue

Petplan April prize draw winner: Wild Acre Rescue
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Petplan’s monthly £500 prize draw continues to help dozens of charities continue their great work – and this month’s winners, Wild Acre Rescue, are a brilliant example.

Based in Cradley Heath in the West Midlands, Wild Acre Rescue takes ill-treated, abandoned and homeless animals into care with the aim of moving them into ‘forever homes’.

We spoke to one of the founders of the charity, Angela Gelenscer, to find out more about their work…

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