Hot Diggity Dog – Protect Pets from Heatstroke

As Ireland looks set to sizzle in the coming days with temperatures soaring to above 25 degrees Celsius Irish pet-experts, Petmania, are warning pet owners to be vigilant for the signs of heatstroke.

The effect of heatstroke on household pets can be detrimental to their health causing organ disfunction, respiratory distress and neurological damage. If left untreated can be fatal for animals. Read more



Family Carers Ireland Launch Counselling Service

Family Carers Ireland is pleased to announce a new free online counselling service available to family carers funded through the Dormant Account Fund administered by Pobal. Launched today the service was set up in recognition that family carers often live with higher levels of anxiety, depression and stress than the general population. Read more


Media Release: Covid-19 Causes Car-Search Crash

Media Release 12.05.2020

Car searches stall – 89 per cent drop since virus

A digital survey conducted by Sligo based web-developers, Dmac Media has identified a sudden and significant drop in consumer interest in purchasing new or used cars with a year on year decline of 89 percent when comparing March 2019 with March 2020. In March 2019, there were 971,020 searches and this has dropped to 104,550 for the same period in 2020. This poses a major challenge for car dealers as the economy slowly opens. Read more


No adoptions and (fur) baby-boom predicted for animal shelters

Petmania launch food appeal and fundraiser for rescue partners

 Animal shelters across the country are struggling in the face of Covid-19. With the current restrictions in place the normal rate of adoption and rehoming is not taking place. Animal rescue centres have predicted a surge in returns of animals following lockdown and a spike in cat and dog litters. Fundraising has ground to a halt adding further pressure to the rescue centres. Read more



Irish Charity podcast on Russian TV Tuesday 28 April

Debbie Deegan is well known for her work in turning around the lives of Russian children living in orphanages by making care, love, education and friendship a part of their everyday lives. In more recent years she has continued the work with children in Dublin with the same philosophy and results. Read more


Include your Pooch in your Pared back wedding 

Petmania launch ‘Dog of Honour’ pamper packages and bridalwear

Planning to walk down the aisle with your best friend this year? Hotly tipped as one of the wedding trends of 2020, dogs are about to become centre-stage at weddings taking place across Ireland.

Especially created for our four-legged friends, Petmania Grooming Studio has launched its range of gorgeous luxury handmade bridal wearables plus a special ‘Dog-of-Honour’ Pamper Package to ensure pets are looking their best on your big day. Read more


Joanna Fortune hosts Family Carers Ireland online ‘Carers’ Coffee Club’

Guidance and support for family carers during COVID-19

Psychotherapist and parenting expertJoanna Fortune is set to hosts Family Carers Ireland’s online ‘Carers’ Coffee Club’, an online resource for family carers to get together via Facebook Live. The next ‘Club’ will take place on Thursday, April 23rd at 11am with guest Joanna Fortune, Psychotherapist who will answer question on how to approach parenting during a Pandemic when you have additional care needs to consider. Read more


Irish Life donates €350,000 to Family Carers Ireland

Irish Life supports essential services for family carers during COVID-19

Family Carers Ireland today announced it has received vital funding from Irish Life to support family carers during and post the current COVID-19 pandemic. Family Carers Ireland will receive a donation of €350,000 to support its essential services for family carers. Read more


Petmania has created the perfect ‘at-home’ pooch pamper

10 steps to a DIY Doggie Day Spa

Trips to the salon are temporarily suspended and whilst everyone’s true hair colour begins to peek out and we master the art of the home spa and mani-pedi, what of our four-legged friends? Read more


Keep dogs and pet-owners egg-stremely safe for Easter

Did you know that ordinary chocolate is toxic for dogs? It can have a long term effect on dogs’ health and in extreme cases can be lethal. With Easter just around the corner the classic chocolate bunny is a no-no for furry friends.

Having launched its dog-friendly Easter egg treats the Irish pet store is warning dog owners to be vigilant this Easter and ensure that pets don’t sniff-out chocolatey treats. Read more