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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Working as a Dog Groomer

Advice and guidance on how to start a rewarding career in dog grooming

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Dog Breeds Prone to Sunburn

As the temperature soars this week, do you know whether your dog at risk from sunburn?

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Dog Breeds that can’t Swim

Many dogs enjoy being in and around water, and it’s a common misconception that all breeds of dogs are strong and confident swimmers.

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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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Are you at risk from Lyme Disease?

Dog walkers tend to be physically active and healthy people, but care should be taken on dog walks to avoid the risk of Lyme disease from ticks.

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Just What Do Dog Owners Dislike About Other Dog Owners?

Generally a lovely, caring bunch, there will always be the odd irresponsible dog owner that give us all a bad name.

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How to find a good Dog Breeder

Every dog lover wants to know they are buying a new puppy from a reputable and caring breeder and not a puppy farm.

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5 Reasons why you should keep your Pet’s Vaccinations up to Date

It can be tempting to let your pet’s booster jabs lapse when you’re struggling financially. But trying to save a few pounds could cost you much more in the long run, and even put the life of your pet at risk.

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POA Pet News and Features

Taking your Dog on Holiday

Are you planning on getting away this summer with your Dog? Then follow our essential guide for a stress free break. Read more.

The Financial Cost of Owning a Cat

Cats are now the most popular pet in the country, with over 8 million owned in the UK. Cats are a practical choice of pet to own, especially for people who live in towns and cities and work during the day. Many cat owners suggest owning a cat is cheaper than owning a dog, but the costs are still significant, and with cats living up to 20 years of age, the financial aspect of cat ownership should not be overlooked. So, what are the true costs of owning a cat? Read more

Is Britain Really that Dog Friendly?

Spring is upon us, and with the warmer weather and lighter nights coming, many dog owners start planning days out and holidays. But is your dog welcome at some of the most popular tourist attractions in the U.K.? Read more

The Financial Cost of Owning a Dog

It’s estimated that there are around 9 million dogs in the UK, with nearly a quarter of all households in the country owning one. Dogs are certainly a rewarding pet to own, but with some breeds living up to 15 years, the financial costs involved are significant and should be considered carefully before buying your new dog. So what costs are involved in owning a dog? Read more

Is your Lifestyle affecting your Pet?

Find out how your lifestyle could be affecting the health of your pet. Read more

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 Dog Cookies by Martina Schops

Rustle up some healthy snacks and treats for your dog with the help of Dog Cookies by Martina Schops. Recipes include tasty vegetarian cookies and even doggie ice cream! We’ve a copy of Dog Cookies to give away in our prize draw. Email us at competitions@pet-owners.co.uk for a chance to win.

Prize draw closes 1st September 2015

Win a copy of Your Dog and You…understanding the canine psyche

Discover how your behaviour affects your dog in this fascinating book by Gill Garratt. For a chance to win a copy of this book simply email us at

Prize draw closes 30/08/2015

Win a copy of Winston…the dog who changed my life

This heart-warming book tells the story of how one dog turned an non-dog person into a dog owner. For a chance to win a copy of this book simply email us at
Draw closes 20th August 2015.

We’ve lots more books for you to win!

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