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Meet Maggie-May: The Office Dog!

We chat to the office workers who have fostered Maggie from PetRescue...

The pet-loving team at this Melbourne office have a new starter...

But unlike most workplaces, this new recruit isn't like your regular newbie - as she has four legs, a healthy appetite for sticking her head in bins and can beat Usain Bolt in a 100 meter sprint!

Rescue Greyhound Maggie-May has found a new home as a foster dog with these office workers - in a scheme created by our friends at PetRescue.

The Workplace Foster Care Program helps homeless pets by offering them workplaces around Australia in which they can be looked after, fed, walked and everything else a pet needs for a second chance at happiness. The rescue pets are fostered by the companies until they find new owners ready to adopt.

One happy pet this happened too was foster Greyhound "Fern", who had a wonderful stay with this team for 3 weeks until she found her home with a new adopted family.

Studies and polls have shown that a pet-friendly workplace can decrease stress, improve morale and productivity, reduce absenteeism and increase staff retention rates.

Welcoming a rescue pet into the workplace doesn't just help one pet - it can also raise awareness of fostering for all pets in need and freeing up space for rescue groups to save even more lives.

PetRescue supports more than 800 independent rescue groups throughout Australia, helping to find new homes for rescue animals.

For more information on PetRescue, their Foster Care Program and to adopt Maggie-May contact the team at www.PetRescue.com.au


How do I toilet train my cat

I rescued an adult female, desexed cat six months ago. Apparently she’s always been an outside cat. I have another cat who is mostly indoors and I would only let outside during the day if I was home. Luna didn’t like being indoors and wasn’t using the litter tray properly. I had her confined in the bathroom for a few days to get use to it and she would go next to it, rarely in it. She will sometimes use a tray otherwise will urinate or poop on the floor. I am at wits end. I have two trays, I’ve changed the type of litter, put dirt in the tray, picked up the poop and put it in the tray to show her that where it goes. I’ve used spray in the tray to attract her to want to use the tray. I bought felliway diffuser which is meant to calm cats and have also used the rescue remedy drops in her food. I’ve recently moved house where there is a cat enclosure so she can go in and out when ever she pleases but still goes in the kitchen (as I now close the bathroom door when she started going to the toilet in there), but tonight I noticed she’s been going in the spare room if anything is left on the floor which is carpeted. So I’ve now cleared that whole room to prevent her from going to the toilet. She is still going in the kitchen. I’ve tried cleaning the area and eliminating her scent by using water and vinegar then once dry use bi carb soda and hydrogen peroxide and it has made no difference. She’s been tested for a bladder infection which came up negative. I love animals. I have another cat which she now gets along with and two dogs which she is still getting use to. I don’t know what else to do and I don’t want to give her up but feel like I will have no choice.