How to beat the heat with your dog this summer

It’s still only June and temperatures reached 44º last week, so it looks like it’s going to be a long, hot summer. This is our fourth summer in Madrid so even though we’re not quite used to it, we’ve picked up some tips along the way on how to keep cool. 1. Change your routine…

Everything you need to know about owning a pet in Madrid

So you’ve decided to move to Madrid, and of course your furry friends are coming with you! If you’re not sure where to start, this guide will help you with travel, accommodation, and getting to know the city in a pet-friendly way. Where to live: First of all, Madrid is quite a dog-friendly city. There are…

Pet-ccesories you never knew you needed (until now!)

At the Doctor Loulittle zoo, we’re constantly tripping over harnesses, collars, multi-function leashes, poop bags and fancy dispensers, hands-free running kits, cani-x gear, multi-purpose bowls, and a whole other range of *must-have* gadgets for the dogs and cats… Seriously, my bank balance hates me. While browsing Etsy for a new collar for Cailín today (because…

Doggy-date at Cinesa cinema!

To celebrate the release of “The Secret Life of Pets” or (“Mascotas” in Spanish) Cinesa cinemas, along with Fundación Affinity are holding a special pet-friendly screening of the film! For the first time, dogs-owners will be allowed to attend the movie with their furry friends.  The screeningwill take place on Friday 5th August at 5:30 in…

Sleep tight, Sr Perro

This morning while scrolling through my newsfeed, I saw the heartbreaking news that Colega, the smiling schnauzer-cross whose little face and bow-tie grace the doors of so many establishments in Spain, went to sleep for the last time this morning. After nine years with the loyal canine, Micaela said goodbye to him this morning. Most…

How the Doctor Loulittle Zoo came to be

𝟙𝕤𝕥 𝕔𝕒𝕥 (𝔹𝕖𝕒𝕥𝕣𝕚𝕔𝕖 𝕊𝕦𝕞𝕞𝕖𝕣): Me- Babe, I really think it’s time for us to adopt a kitten. If our friends can do it, then we can! And we don’t have any plans to move anywhere soon…   (Fast forward to moving to Spain a year later and bringing an extremely irate cat on the plane.)…

Madrid Metro to allow dogs from 6th July

Dogs will now be allowed to travel on the Madrid Metro from Wednesday 6th July. Great news for dog owners in the city! In a statement on their website published today, 5th July, Metro de Madrid have said that they will now allow dogs to travel accompanied by an owner under the following conditions: only one…

Madrid to ban the sale of live animals in pet shops

The Asamblea de Madrid (Madrid government) have proposed banning the display of cats and dogs in pet shops in the province. The change in the Law for Protection of Companion Animals in Madrid, which will be debated on the 14th July, proposes the ban, suggesting instead the sale of pets via a catalogue system or similar…