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Work with us

Work with us

Our Family Dog is one-stop-shop for first-time dog owners, placing the needs of both dogs and their owners at the heart of what we do. We provide simple, accessible, non-judgmental advice to help owners align the needs of their dogs with their own busy lifestyles.

We’re a community interest company, registered in England and Wales. Registration number 11764877. 

Why is this needed? 

Studies have identified a mismatch between the expectations and reality of dog ownership, and a lack of preparation by owners prior to acquiring a dog. The main reasons cited by owners who relinquish their dogs to rescue centres are being unprepared for the commitment of dog ownership and problem behaviours with their dogs. This is often because the needs of dogs are at odds with their owners’ lifestyles. 

Our aim is to break this cycle by better preparing people for dog ownership through the provision of timely and relevant advice and support. 

Informed by behaviour change theory, our audience-centric approach allows us to better understand the needs, lifestyles and challenges faced by dog owners; so that we can create more effective and sustainable solutions to dog welfare problems. 

Our work aligns with the latest science and best practice in animal heath, welfare, behaviour and training. We are governed by a set of guiding principles to support dog owners to meet the health, happiness and welfare needs of their dogs. 

Please get in touch if you would like to find out more about our work. 

Why work with us

Our Family Dog has over 10,000 unique monthly visitors and a growing social media presence. We are the only website which is designed specifically for first-time dog owners, offering dog care services and pet retailers a shop window to engage directly with this audience as they begin their life with a dog. By working with us, you will help us to reach more first-time dog owners and improve the lives of dogs. As a non-profit, all our profits are invested back into the business.

How we can work together

Please first read our guiding principles to make sure that we’re a good match. If so, please get in touch, We’d love to hear from you. 

Sponsorship opportunities. Promote your product or service through a sponsored post, sponsor one of our existing high-ranking pages or engage with new puppy owners through our Puppy First Year email series. 

Become an affiliate partner. If you want to get your product or service in front of first-time dog owners, please get in touch about working with us as an affiliate partner.

Link to us. If you are looking for good quality information for dog owners to promote on your website, please link to us. If you do, please let us know. 

Connect with us on social media. Find us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram