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Micro chipping in the UK to become compulsary from April 6th

We’ve only just heard and we are an office of dog lovers, so we’re spreading the word as you can be fined as much as £500 for not complying so well worth a trip to the vet or a company such as Dogs Trust or the NSPCA.

Lovely to have your dog with you on holiday

Lovely to have your dog with you on holiday

So what’s so good about being microchipped (if you’re a dog!) we asked Dogs Trust – ‘A microchip is the most effective way of ensuring lost or stolen dogs get reunited with their family. The charity wants to help as many people as possible comply with the new laws by helping to provide the procedure free of charge with the help of vet practices.’

It’s a very quick procedure which is carried out by vets all over the country and you’ll have a certificate showing the dog or cat belongs to you.  If your dog runs off for a bit of fun on a dog walk, you search for hours with no luck, (which has happened to me with a naughty lovely little terrier we had), then the chip will make sure you are re united with that little pooch.  In my case a very lovely family had found Poppy and taken her to the vets as they didn’t know where else to go – so within 2 or 3 hours I was re united with that little lovable dog.

Need a nap after a busy day!

Need a nap after a busy day!

So don’t forget, by 6th April, dog owners in England, Wales and Scotland must have their pets microchipped and ensure registered address details are kept up to date or risk a fine of up to £500.

If you’ve a dog lover like lots of us at Mulberry Cottages, then just remember we have lots of lovely pet friendly cottages dotted around the south of England, who welcome your furry friend with open arms, so you don’t have to go through that whole episode of trekking off to kennels and feeling guilty, it will keep everyone very happy and add so much to your time away.  Have a look at our pet friendly cottages, we have so many infact over half of our portfolio is pet friendly!

Grayes Manor

Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire

Yes we're ready for a walk - Grayes Manor

Yes we’re ready for a walk – Grayes Manor

Sleeps 6   |   Bedrooms: 4

Apsley Cottage

Nr Cirencester, The Cotswolds

Apsley Cottage in the Cotswolds

Apsley Cottage in the Cotswolds

Sleeps 5+1   |   Bedrooms: 3

Poppy Cottage

Market Bosworth, Leicestershire

So sweet, Poppy Cottage

So sweet, Poppy Cottage

Sleeps 4   |   Bedrooms: 2


Just click on the link here to go through to our selection of pet friendly places.

We have accommodation to suit all budgets – for a full range of properties click here.  It’s a great time to book for Easter cottages, too!  If you’d like to have a chat, do give us a call on 01227 464 958 or use our Live Chat facility on the home page, otherwise please email info@mulberrycottages.com – we’re here 7 days a week.

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