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Shop dogs of Florence

Certain shops in Florence are famous for their doggies in the windows. Harry Cochrane meets two of these dogs.

NEWS

City animal shelter to close

The animal shelter in via del Termine between Florence and Sesto Fiorentino will close its doors on December 31.

COMMUNITY

What if Flush the cocker spaniel were a millennial?

Flush @flushthedog Just sniffing around #Florence with my human @ElizabethBB who calls me her “Pretty Sportive Friend”. OUT NOW: @VirginiaWoolfReal’s “Flush” (yup, it’s me!) Fetch your copy > amzn.to/2Ao8KJN   ...

ART + CULTURE

Four-legged friends in Florence’s museums

  Ancient Egyptian cats, Renaissance hunting hounds, Futurist horses galloping wildly: no matter the era, no matter the style, pets have been a mainstay across cultures and their artistic expressions ...

COMMUNITY

Fostering animals in Florence: the fundamentals

Pet owners, present author not excluded, love to full-on gush about the joys that four-legged friends bring to our lives. While The Florentine’s print and online pet special is primarily a celebratory ...

THINGS TO DO

Pet-friendly hotels in the heart of Florence

Pets sure do make life a whole lot more fun, but there’s one thing you can usually count on them complicating (or at least making much more expensive). We’re of ...

COMMUNITY

“Expets” of Florence

Is any love purer than that between pet and padrone? Numerous studies have shown that four-legged (or two-winged) friends can enhance one’s quality of life, providing companionship, love and plenty ...

COMMUNITY

Shop dogs of Florence

Pups peeking out of bike baskets or strutting down sidewalks are found at every turn in Florence, but the Shop Dog is a specific, smile-boosting breed of canine found here in droves.

ART + CULTURE

Isabella Blagden

If you were a part of the English speaking expat community in Florence in the latter half of the 1800s and needed a chaperone or a place to stay or were ill or simply wanted a shoulder to cry on, more than likely you called Isabella Blagden for help.

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Pet parenthood in Florence

Georgette Jupe-Pradier, of the Girl in Florence blog, shares her favourite shops, groomers, vets and boarding options for dog owners in Florence, Italy.

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