I have a dog

Your dog really is your companion and you’ll do anything for him.

Tips for a happy dog

Your dog is your friend – and you’ll do everything for him. But, truth be told, he doesn’t really need much because a busy dog is a happy dog. So just take him out for a walk or a brisk run, or do some training with him. It doesn’t get any better for a dog than doing fun things with his owner! 

Tips for a happy dog

Taking care of your dog

Your dog really is your companion and you’ll do anything for him. It’s why you'll always look for the optimum solution if you need to be away for a day, if he has to be nursed back to health after an operation, if he’s in need of a good trim or if he just wants to chew on a juicy bone. Check out our offering here.


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What if you're no longer there to care for your dog?

Nobody likes to think about dying, but it’s important to consider what will then happen to your pet. Would a family member or a friend be able to take your dog in, for example? If not, perhaps our “When you’re no longer there” arrangement might be a good option.

Within the framework of our “When you’re no longer there” arrangement the DOA will assume responsibility for your dog if you die. It will give you the peace of mind that your companion will be in good hands, which in itself is very reassuring. It’s easy to register for the arrangement; simply complete the form and return it to us.


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Challenge your dog!

A dog wants more than to just run around and be stroked. He wants to be able to use his nose, discover new things and think for himself. If he doesn’t get the opportunity to do these things he can become bored and start behaving badly. And that would be a shame, because all it takes is a few minutes a day playing seeking games, and it’s fun too! 

We call these seeking games “brain teasers”. For example, you could hide something tasty in some old jeans, or a towel or a box. Then, by sweeping with his nose, pulling, pushing, gripping with his paws, or setting his teeth into something, your dog will go looking for the treat. And he’ll be so proud when he finds it! Interested in a workshop?

Let's go to the workshop Thinking and Doing games

Lost & Found

Have you lost your dog?

Perhaps your dog has already been found and is now with us, waiting faithfully for you!

Take a look at the found animals

Search tips for missing pets

These tips will help you find your missing companion as quickly as possible.

Read the search tips