A Warm Welcome To All Who Love Dogs

Derek Collinson
Derek Collinson, Waggly Dogs Founder

Dogs Make Us Happy And Show us How To Love

Every day I look forward to going for a walk with a friend’s mixed breed called Angus. And of course it's a real joy to meet other cute dogs and their warm and friendly human companions. So what is it about our canine best friend that brings out the best version of us and enables us to appreciate that a stranger is just a friend we do not know?

The fact is that dogs have an incredible ability to unite people and make them happy. They light up our lives with their unconditional, infinite love and literally jump for joy when they greet us. All human beings need to love and be loved and dogs show us how!

In Return Dogs Deserve Happiness

In return for enriching and enlightening our lives I believe the least we can do for our canine companions is to take care of their emotional and physical needs so that they live happy, healthy and fulfilling lives! The purpose of Waggly Dogs is to provide the information you need to provide this care. We do so by featuring articles from leading experts on dog breedsdog fooddog caredog behaviordog-human relationship and many other topics.

Help Us To Help Homeless Dogs In Shelters

Waggly Dogs also has an important role to play when for a variety of reasons dogs become homeless or are treated cruelly and are rescued by dog shelters and animal charities.

We are committed to helping these homeless dogs find forever homes by donating 25% of our profit to dog charities.

You can help boost our donations by buying the products we promote. Just visit our dog products online shop here to see these products and any current special offers.

Love and light,

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Derek Collinson

Dog Lover & Waggly Dogs Founder

ANSWERS TO YOUR DOG QUESTIONS

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Dogs Need Together Time and Alone Time, Just Like Us

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Working for Food Enriches Dogs’ Lives and Breaks the Boredom

Positive stress challenges dogs and breaks up the monotonous same old same old. Sometimes people claim that they wish they could be a dog because they’d just get to lay around, sniff, drool, play, and have food delivered to them in a bowl. It may surprise you, then, to know that a life of laziness is not actually what dogs want or need. Research...
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6 Best Holiday Gifts for Your Dog

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Child Friendly Dog Breeds For You And Your Family

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Can All Dogs Swim? The Truth About Dog Swimming

Lots of dogs enjoy swimming. In fact, they love it so much there’s even a special name for it: the Doggy Paddle! Dog swimming is great exercise for them, a five minute swim is the equivalent of a 5 mile walk. It builds strength and flexibility, keeps weight stable – and because it’s low impact it can even help...
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This is what we really care about

Our Vision

Waggly Dogs will be known as the most caring online dog magazine by doing all it can to give every dog a forever home.

Our Mission

Waggly Dogs exists to ensure that all dogs receive the emotional and physical support they need to lead happy fulfilling lives.

Our Values

Waggly Dogs is guided by the following principles - compassion, kindness and respect for dogs and other sentient beings.

Dog Rescue

We are committed to donating 25% of our profit to not for profit dog shelters and dog charities that provide the love and care rescue dogs need until they find their forever homes.

Heart To Heart

You can make the relationship with your dog stronger. Find out how to really make a heart to heart connection with your best friend with our expert dog-human relationship articles.

Expert Advice

Get the facts from our dog-savvy authors. Find out about the human-dog relationship, dog emotions, dog breeds, dog behaviour, dog communication, dog nutrition, dog training and dog care.

Want to know how to create a happy fulfilling life for your dog?

These leading experts can show you how!

Jessica Pierce, Ph.D

Bioethicist

Jessica specialises in the ethics of keeping pets and is a respected author for Psychology Today. Her 2009 book Wild Justice: The Moral Lives of Animals, written in collaboration with cognitive ethologist Marc Bekoff, builds a scientific case that nonhuman animals exhibit a broad range of prosocial behaviors, including empathy, cooperation and fairness.

Rupert Sheldrake, Ph.D

Biologist

Rupert Sheldrake, Ph.D is an internationally renowned biologist who has conducted research into and writes about the unexplained power of animals and his research into the existence of animal telepathy.

Marc Bekoff, Ph.D

Biologist, ethologist and behavioural ecologist

Marc is Professor Emeritus of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Colorado, Boulder. He offers unique insights into the relationship between humans and their companion dogs on a deep emotional level and has his articles regularly published on Psychology today.

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