The yellow dog campaign was started in November 2012 to make dogs that need space easily identifiable by encouraging owners to tie a yellow ribbon around the dog’s lead or tying a yellow bandana around its neck. The campaign is part of a wider international campaign which now covers 20 countries.
There are several reasons why dogs may need space. These include:
They may be ill
They may be old
They may be hurt
A female dog may be in season
They may be in training
The dog may be nervous
They may have had bad life experiences
The person walking the dog may be nervous of other dogs
They may be a new family who are unsure as to their behaviour with other dogs.
The campaign asks dog owners and members of the public not to approach pets in the yellow apparel and dog walkers are asked to keep their dogs on leads when they see a yellow dog.
More information about the Yellow Dog campaign can be found by visiting their website www.yellowdoguk.co.uk and Willow Veterinary Group clients can obtain a 10% discount on Yellow Dog merchandise by entering the code WILLOWSVETGROUP
2) The Cheshire Pet Network
The Cheshire Pet Network brings pet owners together with local businesses offering pet related services including
The Willows Veterinary Group came to realise that there are a lot of animal charities and rescue centres who do great work in the local community but who struggle with marketing themselves.
To help them we set up a rehoming website which brings together many of the local rescue organisations. On the website, not only do the organisations get to promote themselves and their events but they can also ‘showcase’ the animals in their care that need a home.