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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 […]

Protecting our Dogs: Findings of the Pet Food Senate Inquiry

The Senate inquiry into pet food has just handed down its report, with seven recommendations on how to improve pet safety and transparency. Let’s dig into the pet food senate inquiry results and see what they really mean. The pet food senate inquiry report has been scathing in its review of the pet food industry […]

7 Dog GIFs To Sum Up Your Week

Dogs. They’re the best. Especially on slow-mo. We’ve turned our launch party video into seven gifs to sum up your mood every day of the week.

Scratch Launch Party

What’s the point of starting a business to help dogs if you’re stuck behind a desk and don’t get to hang out with them, right?

To kick off Scratch, we invited thirty of Melbourne’s finest woofers down to celebrate with us.

Day one

Good morning! Here we are. Somewhat close to day 1 in a new company. Two guys who still barely know each other but united by a shared belief that: Dogs are the best. What we feed them is compromised by cheap ingredients and outdated business models. It’s ridiculously hard for owners to tell what is […]

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.