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How to Edit an Animal Listing on Waldo’s Friends’ Pet Finder

Now that you’ve created a Shelter account on Waldo’s Friends and uploaded your animals on the Pet Finder, what’s next? From time to time, you need to let people know what’s going on with your rescues. A fostered dog may now be ready for adoption, or a young kitten may have just completed all her… Continue reading How to Edit an Animal Listing on Waldo’s Friends’ Pet Finder

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How to Use the Shelter Dashboard on Waldo’s Friends

Are you working for a cat animal rescue or dog shelter based in Australia that’s seeking to expand its reach? You’ve come to the right place! Waldo’s Friends aims to help pet rescues connect with prospective fosters and adopters through its Pet Finder—an absolutely free pet rescue listing platform. Utilise this online platform by signing… Continue reading How to Use the Shelter Dashboard on Waldo’s Friends

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How to Post an Animal Listing on Waldo’s Friends’ Pet Finder

Are you looking for ways to spread the word about your rescue animals? Whether they’re in need of temporary care or ready for adoption, you can let everyone know about it by posting your rescues on our brand new and absolutely free pet rescue listing platform. As an ACNC-registered not-for-profit, Waldo’s Friends strives to give… Continue reading How to Post an Animal Listing on Waldo’s Friends’ Pet Finder

Backyard Fun: Create a Sensory Garden for Your Dog

These days, more and more pawrents are concerned about the well-being of their pets. They focus not just on providing for their pets’ basic needs (food, shelter, and medical care), but on finding unique ways to improve their pets’ physical, mental, and social welfare. Canine owners can go the extra mile for their four-legged best… Continue reading Backyard Fun: Create a Sensory Garden for Your Dog

Backyard Fun: Create a Catio for Your Cat

House cats are natural predators who love to hunt. Just like their ancestors that lived in the wild, they have agile bodies made for hunting as well as keen senses that help them catch their prey. You’ll see it in the way your cat leaps to catch the feather at the end of the wand… Continue reading Backyard Fun: Create a Catio for Your Cat

12 Easy DIY Toys to Make for Cats and Dogs

As pawrents, we’ve all fallen under the marketing spell of the “hottest” pet toys and bought them for our furbabies… only to find them ignored and gathering dust in a corner. Instead, our pets have found joy in the simplest of things, such as an old teddy bear or a tattered paper bag that has… Continue reading 12 Easy DIY Toys to Make for Cats and Dogs

Pet Friendly Plants

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Are Monstera Plants Toxic to Cats?

Are Monstera Plants Toxic to Cats?

Yes, monstera plants are toxic to cats.  Native to the tropical regions of the Americas, monsteras come from the family Araceae. The plant is known for its large, unusual leaves that have holes in them. It can grow as tall as 66 feet into the soil or by attaching itself onto trees. The most popular… Continue reading Are Monstera Plants Toxic to Cats?

Are Prayer Plants Toxic to Cats?

Are Prayer Plants Toxic to Cats?

No, prayer plants are not toxic to cats. Prayer plants are non-poisonous for cats and dogs, so they can be safely grown indoors by pet parents. The plant got its name from their leaves that fold together in a prayer position at night. Belonging to the family Marantaceae, they’re found in lowland tropical forests predominantly… Continue reading Are Prayer Plants Toxic to Cats?

Are Air Plants Toxic to Cats?

Are Air Plants Toxic to Cats?

No, air plants are not poisonous to cats. There are about 650 species of the beautiful Tillandsia. They earned the name air plants for their ability to grow without soil and thrive on any type of surface. These evergreens were originally found in deserts, forests, and mountains in the North American region. Multiple sources reveal… Continue reading Are Air Plants Toxic to Cats?

Weekend Pet Guides

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Sydney Dog-Friendly Walks: Bidjigal Reserve NSW

We love dog-friendly bushwalks more than your average dog family and Bidjigal Reserve did not disappoint. Last month, when Waldo had spent a few too many sullen Saturdays giving us third degree guilt stares, we decided to venture out and find a new walk that satisfied our tried and tested dog walking criteria: The bushwalk… Continue reading Sydney Dog-Friendly Walks: Bidjigal Reserve NSW

5 Fun Sports to Try with Your Dog

A healthy dog is a happy dog! Keep your pooch in tip-top shape through consistent exercise to help him live better and longer. Whether he’s a playful puppy, a full-grown adult, or even a senior dog, your four-legged friend will benefit from active pursuits that’ll keep him physically and mentally stimulated. Aside from giving him… Continue reading 5 Fun Sports to Try with Your Dog

Your Complete Guide to Throwing the Best Pet Party

Birthdays, anniversaries, graduations, baby showers—humans throw parties for every and any occasion we can think of. These lively celebrations bring people together to commemorate a special event, and in the process, create even more unforgettable happy memories.  As a loving pet parent, you can do the same for your best furry friend and surprise him… Continue reading Your Complete Guide to Throwing the Best Pet Party

Seniors

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How Can I Tell if My Dog is a Senior? (6 Ways to Tell)

Have you noticed changes in your dog’s appearance, energy levels, and mobility over the past few months? If you’ve had your pooch for quite some time, it’s normal to see him slowing down as he gets older. However, it’s important to know that not all dogs hit the senior mark at the same time. Aside… Continue reading How Can I Tell if My Dog is a Senior? (6 Ways to Tell)

How Can I Tell if My Cat is a Senior? (6 Ways to Tell)

Aging is a natural process that leads to senescence, “a decline of biological functions and of the organism’s ability to adapt to metabolic stress.” It is normal for your beloved cats grow older through the passing of time. However, the good news is that more and more cats are living longer due to advancements in… Continue reading How Can I Tell if My Cat is a Senior? (6 Ways to Tell)

The Best Food to Feed an Elderly Cat

Just like us, cats go through various life stages and have different needs at every stage. It’ll take years before they are officially called “seniors,” but once they reach the age of 7, their metabolism and activity levels may start to slow down. As such, their nutritional needs alter as well. This Waldo’s Friends article… Continue reading The Best Food to Feed an Elderly Cat

Cat Food

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Can Cats Eat Jelly?

It is not recommended for cats to eat jelly. Jelly is a dessert made from gelatine, sugar, and flavouring. The gelatine comes from collagen extracted from different animal parts, such as chicken, cattle, and pig. Though cats are obligate carnivores that thrive on eating animal-derived protein, the fruit juice or extract used to flavour the… Continue reading Can Cats Eat Jelly?

Can Cats Eat Spaghetti Bolognese?

No, cats cannot eat spaghetti bolognese because of potentially harmful ingredients. Spaghetti bolognese is a popular Italian dish that consists of pasta noodles mixed with meat-based sauce. Though plainly cooked pasta can be eaten by your cat, the other ingredients used to prepare the sauce can cause health complications. When cooked without any seasonings, ground… Continue reading Can Cats Eat Spaghetti Bolognese?

Can Cats Eat Squid?

Yes, cats can eat squid that’s prepared and cooked correctly. Also known as calamari, squid are seafood products that belong to the Decapodiformes superorder. They have soft, elongated bodies, similar to octopuses. But instead of having just eight tentacles, they have 10. Enjoyed by humans in raw, grilled, stuffed, and other forms, squid is packed… Continue reading Can Cats Eat Squid?

Dog Food

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11 Christmas Food Toxic to Dogs and Cats

Ho ho ho! The holidays are here. And with it comes delicious home cooked meals shared with loved ones. If you’re a pet parent having family and friends over this merry month, it’s important to be aware of the appetising Christmas food being prepared and laid out in front of your fur family. Your dog… Continue reading 11 Christmas Food Toxic to Dogs and Cats

Can Dogs Eat Liver?

Yes, dogs can eat liver in moderation. Liver can come from a variety of sources such as pork, beef, chicken, lamb, and duck. It is an organ essential for digestion, regulating the blood’s chemical levels and removing toxic substances. When eaten, liver is a great source of iron, copper, vitamin A, and B vitamins. It… Continue reading Can Dogs Eat Liver?

Can Dogs Eat Berries?

Yes and no.  A berry is defined by Wikipedia as “a small, pulpy, and often edible fruit.” This type of fruit has a sweet, sour, or tart flavour and does not have a stone or pit. However, seeds or pips (small hard seeds) may be found within it. Strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, cranberries, blackberries, red currants,… Continue reading Can Dogs Eat Berries?

Shelter Products

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10 Dog-Themed Products to Show Your Support for Animal Shelters

If you’re a true believer in the “Adopt don’t shop” mantra, then don’t stop at adopting your little bundle of joy. Continue showing your support for the great work done by animal rescue shelters by purchasing these adorable rescue parent products from shelter online shops. Take your pick from these 10 bark-tastic products that will… Continue reading 10 Dog-Themed Products to Show Your Support for Animal Shelters

10 Purr-fect Animal Shelter Items for Cat Lovers

Raise your hand if you’re a certified cat lady or a mad cat man who’s all for responsible pet ownership. By purchasing these 10 animal shelter items for cat lovers (which you can gift to yourself or someone else!), you show your support for rescue shelters that take in abandoned cats until they’re ready to… Continue reading 10 Purr-fect Animal Shelter Items for Cat Lovers

10 Paw-Some Dog-Themed Products for Rescue Supporters

A proud pooch parent can never own too many dog-themed products, and a proud rescue pet parent can never support too many shelters! Here are 10 options that will definitely make the cut if you’re keen to spread the #adoptdontshop love, while snagging some sweet goods for friends and family. The best part? These dog-themed… Continue reading 10 Paw-Some Dog-Themed Products for Rescue Supporters

Cruelty Free

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Is Winter in Venice Cruelty Free?

Yes, Winter in Venice is cruelty free. Winter in Venice is a collection of high-end bath and body products created by Ermila Jayasuriya Curtis. Their formulations are packed with all-natural ingredients such as shea butter, sweet almond oil, natural fruit and plant extracts, and essential vitamins. Meant to leave the body feeling nourished and cared… Continue reading Is Winter in Venice Cruelty Free?

Is WildMint Cosmetics Cruelty Free?

Yes, WildMint Cosmetics is cruelty free. Shipped from the UK, WildMint Cosmetics manufactures skin care and hair care products using the finest botanical ingredients. These include antioxidant cleansers, multi-vitamin hydrating moisturisers, replenishing shampoos, and superfood scrubs.  On their FAQs page, WildMint Cosmetics discusses their cruelty free stance by answering the following questions: “Are your products… Continue reading Is WildMint Cosmetics Cruelty Free?

Is VERED Organic Botanicals Cruelty Free?

Yes, VERED Organic Botanicals is cruelty free. VERED Organic Botanicals was created by Vered Back, who is a master herbalist, aromatherapist, esthetician, and artisanal perfumer from New York. Her face, body, and scent collections are made using certified organic essential oils and herbs. Meanwhile, the formulas are developed by integrating holistic modalities with the natural… Continue reading Is VERED Organic Botanicals Cruelty Free?

Environment and Conservation

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How to Responsibly Fundraise for Australian Bushfires

People from all over the world have shown their generosity by donating money and coming up with creative ways to help Australia’s relief and recovery efforts for the bushfires. Setting up a fundraiser is another way you can show your support for the volunteers and evacuees, as well as the wildlife animals and habitat gravely… Continue reading How to Responsibly Fundraise for Australian Bushfires

10 Ways to Help Wildlife Injured by Australian Bushfires

With approximately 18.6 million hectares (46 million acres) of land burned by the bushfires across Australia, it comes as no surprise that over 1.25 billion animals have been tragically killed, gravely injured, or displaced from forests and reserves that they consider home. Minister of the Environment Sussan Ley estimates that in New South Wales alone,… Continue reading 10 Ways to Help Wildlife Injured by Australian Bushfires

10 Other Ways You Can Support Bushfire Recovery

Help comes in many forms, and any kind of assistance is greatly appreciated by the survivors of a natural disaster. Donating funds to help Australia recover from the wake of the catastrophic bushfires and record breaking heat may be the most obvious and fastest way to assist the country, but there are other ways you… Continue reading 10 Other Ways You Can Support Bushfire Recovery