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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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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How to Wash Your Dog and How Often

We offer you tips and advice about bathing your dog at home.

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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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Is your Dog ready for the new Compulsory 2016 Microchipping Law?

Is your dog one of the estimated 3 million dogs that is still not microchipped in the U.K.?

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Separation Anxiety in Dogs

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

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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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10 Reasons Not to Let Your Dog Sleep On Your Bed

It can be tempting to let your dog sleep with you on or even in bed at night, but we explain why it’s not a good idea.

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Renting Property as a Pet Owner

In one of two articles about rented accommodation and pets, we look at how to find a property to rent when you are a pet owner.

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POA Pet News and Features

How to Prevent your Dog from Barking

Excessive barking by dogs is a common behavioural problem. Constant barking can lead to bad feelings with neighbours and in extreme cases could result in you being reported to your local authority. Here’s our advice on preventing your dog from barking.

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.

Win a copy of Living with an Older Dog by David Alderton and Derek Hall

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

Prize draw closes 15th December 2014

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!



POA Competitions

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

Win a copy of Know your Dog

This hardback book explains how to read your dog, and includes mental workouts for your dog.

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

Prize draw closes 13th February 2015

Win a copy of Dinner with Rover

Fancy sharing tasty and healthy meals with your dog? This delightful book shows you how!

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

Prize draw closes 1st February 2015.

Win a copy of Dog Relax by Sabina Pilgus

It’s not just humans that feel the effects of a busy and stress filled lifestyle. Our dogs can also feel stressed too! This fascinating book reveals how to recognise the signs of stress in our dogs, and how to relieve them through massage and other techniques!

We’ve a copy of Dog Relax to give away in a our free prize draw.

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

Prize draw closes 20th January 2015.

Win a copy of Dogs on Wheels by Norm Mort

For a chance to win this lovely book email us competitions@pet-owners.co.uk
Draw closes 30th December 2014

We’ve lots more books for you to win!

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