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The thing about giving and business

There’s a bunch of industries that seem to have always been a little shady. You know thee kind of businesses that you don’t really like, but the only alternative is paying 3x more from an eco-store. Or maybe they’re the kind that leave you so disillusioned that you spend half your free time making your […]

2019 Melbourne Dog Lovers Show

Well, that was kind of crazy but we survived our first Dog Lovers Show! So good to meet so many customers in person for the first time, lots of amazing dogs and to introduce what we’re doing to thousands of new people. This was really our first big marketing push and fun to get under […]

Off The Leash goes to print – Edition #1

There’s only one way to bring people to together with a bipartisan newspaper, and that’s to make one about dogs! We’re excited to bring our dog website & now forum Off The Leash to print with our very first print run of Off The Leash newspapers. In it, you’ll find: Dear Dolly Snoop 10 Questions […]

Frankie Magazine ‘Small Business of the Year’ winner

See this beautiful magazine? The folks at Frankie clearly have great taste (😏) and were kind enough to award us the ‘Small Business of the Year’ title in their famous annual Good Stuff awards. When we started Scratch, we wrote down a list of the publications that we were influenced by, that looked at the […]

Single (pup) Parents Valentines Day Party

Well, that was a Valentines Day to remember! The curtain came down on our Lovers & Leashes Valentines Day party but we’ll be talking about it for a while yet. It’s a pretty simple formula: dogs + drinks + good humans = fun There were doggo treats, single puppy owners, a flowing bar and love […]

Our First 1% for the Planet Donation

You might have seen the little 1% for the Planet on your dog’s Scratch box and our website. But what is it all about? When Mike & I first discussed starting Scratch, we wanted to make sure our business had a positive impact on the environment and society. That it’s purpose was not just improving the […]

Salt in dog food

You know that feeling. Your nostrils get the first whiff of that delicious smell. Drool starts forming at the sides of the mouth. The popcorn pops just fast enough for you to press pause and snatch it out of the microwave. Tasty, but a little bland, you eye off the salt. After a few shakes, […]

Melbourne’s top dog-friendly cafe’s this summer

There’s only one thing I enjoy more than the token smashed avo and a latte on a Saturday morning. A delicious brekkie with a tail wagging at my feet at one of Melbourne’s best dog-friendly cafe’s. What makes a good dog-friendly cafe? They do more than just allow dogs. They welcome them! Water bowls, sun […]

Is grain free dog food better?

As grain free was becoming popular and perceived as higher quality, businesses have found ways to keep the claim but find similarly cheap substitute ingredients. Learn how to spot healthy grain free dog foods.

Dog food and allergies

For two months all my friends have heard me talk about is dogs and sinuses. It’s the middle of Spring in Melbourne and I’ve been struck down by allergies for the first time in my life. As pollen fills the air and bits drop off all sorts of plants, my head seems to swell, my […]

See why most dog food
is full of crap

We don’t send many emails, because, well dog food isn’t that interesting (lets be honest).

But, we will tell you how the pet food industry deliberately confuses us to spend more money on food that often isn’t any healthier.