Here's our newsletter No. 1

Following the Summer closure of Jaqs Doggy Day Dreams; Doha, it is with delight to announce our doggy doors have opened here once again and we are actively taking bookings.  Please remember that we only accept four doggy guests at any one time and would therefore recommend bookings are made sooner rather than later, to avoid disappointment if we are unable to help you when required.

Biggest news is the launch of our new website which we have been working hard to tailor to our customer needs and hope you all enjoy the content.  We now request all bookings for our services are made online through the Booking page.

Holidays

Are you prepared for the holidays with any doggy care needs if you are planning to travel or want a pet free staycation?  We only take up to four doggy bookings at any one time and would therefore recommend you book early to guarantee sleepovers for your darlings while you are relaxing; see below the School Calendar 2017 - 2018 should you need a quick glance guide;

Autumn Term 2017

Sunday 10th September to Thursday 14th December

Half Term Holiday: 22nd to 24th October

Term Break: 17th December to 2nd January 2018

 

Spring Term 2018

Wednesday 3rd January to Thursday 29th March

Half Term Holiday: 28th January to 1st February

National Sports Day: 13th February

Term Break: 1st to 5th April

 

Summer Term 2018

Sunday 8th April to 28th June

Holy Month of Ramadan: Reduced school hours from Sunday 13th May to Thursday 14th June

Half Term Holiday: 17th to 21st June

October’s Homemade Dog Treat Recipe – DJ’s Chicken Dips

 

Ingredients

1 chicken breast, 2 tablespoons of plain flour, 1 large egg, 2oz / 60g / 1½ cups of bran flakes or breadcrumbs

 

Oven Temperature and Times

180c / 350f / gas mark 4 – bake for 30 minutes (reduce time for fan assisted ovens)

 

Method

 

  • Crush the bran flakes into small crumbs and place in a dish

  • Cut the raw chicken breast with scissors, into strips, about the size of your little finger

  • Beat the egg with a fork and place into a small dish

  • Place the flour into another small dish

  • Dip each chicken strip into the flour and then the egg, and then dip into the bran flakes/bread crumbs until covered all over

  • Place on a greased baking tray

  • Cook for 30 minutes and then turn off the oven, allow steam to be released by openingand closing the oven door, and then leave in the oven to go cold

 

The treats can be put in the freezer for up to 3 months. Defrosted or fresh treats should be eaten within 3 days and kept in an airtight container in the fridge

Wanting to fly your pets overseas?

 

For the safety of the animal, Qatar Airways does not accept certain breeds of domestic dogs and cats that cannot maintain a normal body temperature and are therefore susceptible to an increased risk of heat stroke. These include:

  • Cats: Birman, Burmese, Exotic, Himalayan, Persian/ Shirazi

  • Dogs: Affenpinscher, Any Pug, American Pit Bull Terrier, Bichon Frise, Bull dog, Boston Terrier, Boxer, Brussels Griffon, Bull Mastiff (English Mastiff), Cane Corso, Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Chihuahua, Chow Chow, Dogo Argentino, Dogue De Bordeaux (French Mastiff), English Mastiff, English Bulldog, English Toy Terrier, Neapolitan Mastiff, Maltese, Newfoundland, French Bulldog, Japanese Chin, Lhasa Apso, Pekingese, Presa Canario, Shar Pei, Shih Tzu, Silky Terrier, Tibetan Spaniel, Staffordshire Bull Terrier, Bull Terrier, Pitbull Terrier, American Staffordshire Bull Terrier, Valley Terrier, Yorkshire Terrier. (Please note that the list is subject to changes)

Note: For the carriage of cats and dogs, it is recommend that you obtain a veterinary certificate certifying that the animal does not fall in any of the above categories. QA also will not accept:

  • Primates that are being carried for research purposes

  • Animals younger than twelve (12) weeks

  • Fragile / weak animals

  • Female animals with suckling young – carriage will only be permitted on the basis of a veterinary certificate stating that both mother and young are fit to travel

  • Cats or dogs which are more than six (6) weeks pregnant - carriage will only be accepted if a veterinary certificate certifies that the animal is fit to travel and there is no risk of birth during the journey

  • Rodents such as mice, rats, marmots, and rabbits are not allowed as excess baggage. Such animals must be transported as cargo.

For the safety and comfort of the animal, it is recommend transporting your pet as cargo during the hotter months (May-October).

 

For more information https://www.qatarairways.com/en/baggage/animals.html

 

There are alternative options ….

for example DJ, Honey and Zsa Zsa travelled to the UK in July 2017 with Lufthansa via Frankfurt

… and Turkish Airlines allow pets to travel on board! See here http://www.pettravel.com/airline_pet_rules/TurkishAirlines.cfm