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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Owning a Pet in Later Life

Should you consider taking on a new pet when you get older?

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Managing Jealousy in Your Dog

Your dog, given its close relationship with you and your family can suffer greatly from jealousy with a new arrival or change of regime in the home.

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Your Pet’s Most Irritating Habits!

We love our pets, but sometimes their bad habits drive us to despair. We list below some of the most common gripes.

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The 2016 Dog Microchipping Legislation

What this law will mean to all those of us who keep dogs

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Does Your Dog or Cat Suffer From Bad Breath?

Does your dog or cat have excessively bad breath? If so, is it something you should worry about?

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Taking Your Pet On Holiday in Europe

An introduction to what to consider and some useful contact details if you want to take your pet to the main holiday destination countries of Europe.

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The Law Regarding Controlling Your Dog on Private Property

We look at the amendment to the 1991 Dangerous Dogs Act that came into force in May 2014 with particular regard to your dog on private property.

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Travel Insurance for Pets

With many people now taking their pets on holiday abroad, we look at travel insurance options available for pets

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Win £50 in our POA Caption Competition

With the World Cup finished, we thought we’d celebrate with a great Caption Competition!


What are our football crazy dogs saying?

For a chance to win, simply email your caption to:

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Competition closes 10th September 2014.

For full details of this competition and others we are running click here.

Win a copy of MIAOW by Sir Patrick Moore


Sir Patrick Moore was not only a national icon, he was a cat lover too!

For a chance to win this delightful book, email us at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Prize draw closes 12th October 2014

To read the POA review of this book, please click here.

Win a copy of Dieting With My Dog by Peggy Frezon


Do you and your dog need to lose a couple of pounds for the Summer?

Then this touching and fun story of one woman and her chubby spaniel’s fight with the flab may well strike a chord. We’ve a copy to give away in our free prize draw.

For a chance to win, email us at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Prize draw closes 27th September 2014.

To read the POA review of this book click here.

Win a copy of Dog Friendly Gardening by Karen Bush


If you love gardening, and love your dog, then you’ll love this book!

This fascinating book is packed with essential tips on choosing dog-friendly plants, keeping your dog safe and creating the best garden for you and your dog.
For a chance to win this book, email us at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

To read the POA review of this book click here.

Prize draw closes 11th September 2014.

Win a copy of The Truth about Wolves and Dogs by Toni Shelbourne


Click here to enter the prize draw, and to enter our other exciting free pet book competitions.

We’ve lots more books for you to win! Take a look at our full and current list of competitions and prize draws.

News Features

Hooray! It’s the Summer Holidays!!

Holiday Travel With Your Pet
See our travel section for lots of pet relevant information; dog friendly beaches, travel and packing tips, pet passport information etc. Also our listings of accommodation that welcomes pets

Dogs Left in Hot Cars

Dogs Left in Hot Cars

We ask you not to leave your dog in your car in hot weather, and advise what to do if you see a dog that has been left in this way by its owner.
Read our article on Dogs Left in Hot Cars

Be aware of this Summer nightmare for rabbits and their owners


See our article about Flystrike for more information on the prevention and cure of this nasty condition.

Life’s Tough Out There For an Un-neutered Tom!


Why it’s sensible to get your pet neutered.  To read more see Neutering Your Cat and Neutering Your Dog and Neutering Your Rabbit.

Are you Allergic to your Pet?


Suffering from a mild pet allergy doesn’t always mean you have to part with your best friend. Read more.

Dealing with Pet Hairs Around the Home

Dealing With Pet Hairs Around the Home
So what’s the best way to get pet hair off of furniture, carpets and the car?
Here’s our essential guides for dealing with cat and dog hairs around the home.

Chewing - in puppies and older dogs

Chewing in puppies and older dogs Pet Owners Association
Chewing in puppies and looking at when chewing is excessive or is a sign of another problem. 
See our article to find out more.