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🐶 in the news (latest news first)

# Date Details Source
1 19.01.2024's submission on Use of Shock Collars in Ireland
to the Department of Agriculture, Food & Marine's working group.
2 03.10.2023 partaks at International Companion Animal Welfare Conference
(ICAWC) in Nicosia, Cyprus.
3 18.09.2023's founder, Paul Savage, talks about privacy first analytics and why he chose SimpleAnalytics.
4 17.09.2023 refenced in ‘Dangerous’ American Bully XL dogs for sale in Ireland as ban urged in UK after latest death in the Irish Independent and on The Journal.
5 08.08.2023 shares Import and Export numbers of dogs made available under the Freedom of Information Act, 2014. Link
6 23.05.2023 takes part in the Purina Unleashed panel on "Let's talk about Pet Acquisition!" Event Summary
7 25.01.2023 presents at the Permanent Representative of Ireland in Brussels at the workshop “Pet Breeding, Trade and Traceability: Challenges and the way ahead”. Link
8 06.12.2022 referenced by media outlets on the topic of restricted dog breeds in Ireland.
Irish Mirror
9 30.03.2022 Oireachtas Committee - Regulations and Verification systems of online sales of Pets. This meeting is part of the Committee’s Post-Enactment Scrutiny of the Animal Health and Welfare Act 2013. Paul Savage, Founder of presenting. Link
10 26.08.2021 Online Puppy Trade made safer in Ireland - Four Paws International & show the first implementation of VeriPet, the Model Solution for selling pets online. Link

  • 26.02.2023 - mentioned in The Irish Sunday Times in regards to "Inside Ireland’s €120m puppy farm industry — where designer dogs sell to Singapore for €5,000" Link (Paywall)
  • 18.01.2023 - mentioned in regards to Dog Breeding Establishments by DSPCA's Education Officer Gillian Bird. Link
  • 05.10.2022 - partakes in International Companion Animal Welfare Conference (ICAWC) in Sophia, Bulgaria.
  • 14.07.2022 - referenced in the reserach study "Understanding the dog population in the Republic of Ireland: insight from existing data sources?" by Simon J. More, et al. - Link
  • 06.09.2020 - Eoghan McDermott duped by ‘friendly grandmother’ who sold dog from puppy farm - - Link
  • 22.12.2015 - ‘People are getting rid of dogs before Christmas’ - Irish Times - Link
  • 15.11.2015 - mentioned on
  • 20.12.2014 - referenced - Cyber Christmas puppies face New Year on death row

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Founded 2008
Founder / CEO Paul Savage
Members > 200,000+
Daily Visitors ≈ 20,000
Daily Pages Viewed ≈ 100,000
Annual dogs rehomed ≈ 30,000 (31,903 in 2023, 33,682 in 2022)
Breeds listed > 125
Staff 6
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Last updated - 02.01.2024