The Pet Owners Association is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to the needs of Pet Owners and their pets.

We offer advice and information to pet owners and deal with consumer issues and concerns. We feature exclusive member benefits, special offers, money saving tips, as well as all the latest news in the pet world.

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Are you troubled by the constant barking of your neighbour’s dogs, or cats messing in your garden? We’ve lots of informative articles on your rights, and how to keep you and your pets on the right side of the law.



Your money matters!

Keeping pets is an expensive business. Here’s our advice section on pet related money matters of all kinds.

See this section too if you are looking for information about working with pets.

We would love to hear from you!

Please get in touch if you have a pet related story or concern you would like to to tell us and our members about.

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Is a Rabbit The Right Pet For You?

Rabbits are intelligent, friendly pets, but they do require commitment, time and attention from their owners if they are to lead a happy, healthy life.

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Just which Popular Pets Live the Longest?

If you’re considering a new pet, it’s important to know its expected lifespan

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Which native U.K. Dog Breeds are at risk of Extinction?

Over 25 of our dog breeds are at risk of dying out .  What breeds are at risk and why have we fallen out of love with these classic breeds?

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Keeping your Home Odour Free as a Dog Owner

Our dogs live in close proximity to us, and spending most of their time indoors can lead to unpleasant pet smells and odours around the home.

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Is your Dog the perfect hound around the House?

Or is your Dog Guilty of one of the 3 Most common and unhealthy Dog Habits in the Kitchen?

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Separation Anxiety in Dogs

How to deal with Separation Anxiety and Destructive Behaviour around the home

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10 Reasons Why Cats Are More Convenient to Own Than Dogs

Why owning a cat has its advantages over owning a dog

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Are You Thinking of Owning a Dog for the First Time?

Advice and things to consider for prospective dog owners wanting to own a dog for the first time.

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POA Pet News and Features

Do Pets get Depressed?

Our pets have strong emotions, just like us humans, but do they get depressed? Read our article on Do Pets get Depressed?

Food and Products that are Poisonous to Dogs

With the run up to Christmas well under way, we take a look at some of the foods and products around the home that could present a risk to your dog.
Do you know which foods are poisonous to dogs?

What to do if your Pet goes Missing

Losing a beloved pet is one of the the worst fears for us as pet owners. So, how can we reduce the risk of losing a beloved cat or dog?
And what should you do if your pet goes missing?

Is your Dog Bored with the same old Dog Walks?

Although dogs enjoy their familiar walks, it’s easy to get into a bit of a rut, especially in the cold, dark months.

So why not spice up your dog walks with our 10 Top Activities to explore and enjoy with your dog?

Do you know how much pet rabbits actually cost to keep?

Rabbits are currently the 3rd most popular pets in the U.K. Although rabbits are fairly cheap pets to buy, you may be surprised at the costs involved to keep them healthy and happy during their lifetime.

Read our revealing article on calculating the costs of keeping pet rabbits.

Are you interested in working with pets?

There are now many opportunities for animal lovers to pursue a career in the pet industry.
We give you advice on starting up a Boarding Kennel or Cattery. If you’re an active person who loves dogs, a career as a Dog Walker may be the ideal job for you!



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POA Competitions

Win a copy of Camper vans, ex-pats & Spanish hounds

This heart-warming story is about a stray called Pedro who was rescued by dog lovers Tania and Sam as they travelled through Spain in their camper van. For a chance to win email us at competitions@pet-owners.co.uk. Draw closes 3rd May 2015.

Win a copy of Life Skills for Puppies

We’ve a copy of this invaluable book to give away in our free prize draw, email us at competitions@pet-owners.co.uk for a chance to win.
Draw closes 12th March 2015.

My Dog has Arthritis

Arthritis affects dogs as well as humans, and it’s believed over a fifth of all dogs will suffer from the condition in their lives.

Enter our prize draw for a chance to win this informative guide to arthritis in dogs by emailing competitions@pet-owners.co.uk

Win a copy of My Dog has Epilepsy

It’s estimated that around 5% of all dogs suffer from epilepsy. This book is a great resource for dog owners living with an epileptic dog.

Prize Draw

We’ve a copy of My Dog has Epilepsy to give away.
Enter our free prize draw by emailing competitions@pet-owners.co.uk  for a chance to win this fascinating book.

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Win a copy of Dog Cookies by Martina Schops

Cook healthy, nutritious treats for your dog with the help of this book. All the recipes contain no colouring, artificial flavourings or additives.

For a chance to win email us at competitions@pet-owners.co.uk

Prize draw closes 25th February 2015

We’ve lots more books for you to win!

Take a look at our full and current list of competitions and prize draws.