The internet is an unrivalled source of information
on everything and anything. 

We have discovered some interesting websites, which you may find of use, in addition to the information we provide on our site.



Cats Protection is a UK registered charity working to care for, rescue and rehome cats. Here at the Oaks we undertake work for the North Ayrshire branch, who have many cats looking for loving ‘forever’ homes.

PDSA is a UK registered charity that provides free veterinary services for “Pets in Need of Vets”.  It is run by a team of vets and nurses and is funded entirely by public support.

Dog’s Trust is known as the UK’s largest dog welfare charity.  They work to rehome dogs as well as provide outreach programs, education, campaigns and legislation information for every dog to lead a happy and healthy life.  Their Scottish rehoming centres are in Uddingston and West Calder.

Scotland’s animal welfare charity that aims to prevent cruelty to animals and promote the five freedoms required by every animal.  Rehoming and rescue centres of the SSPCA are located throughout Scotland.  The Ayrshire and SW Scotland centre is in Ayr.

Hessilhead Wildlife Rescue is situated near Beith in North Ayrshire. They aim to rescue, treat, rehabilitate and release all species of Scottish wildlife. And, they are available to give advice on all manner of wildlife problems. View their poster here.

Pet Food


Hill’s™Pet Nutrition

Hill's has a mission to help enrich and lengthen the special relationships between people and their pets.  

To learn more about Science Plan™ and Prescription Diet™ pet foods visit

Developed by Veterinary Surgeon John Burns, Burns Pet Food uses whole grains and high quality animal proteins. Burns Real Food for Pets are just that; simple foods which are intended to allow the body to function naturally.

Royal Canin focuses solely on nutritional solutions to meet the needs of each and every pet.  They have a range of food from breed specific to veterinary diets. They have created prescription foods to suit clinical conditions that can be used under the recommendation of your vet. 

A complete pet food created from high quality ingredients, which has been scientifically formulated by Purina vets and nutritionists, to help your pet enjoy a long and healthy life.

James Wellbeloved make naturally healthy, hypoallergenic dog food, cat food, ferret food and treats. Their food is made from only natural ingredients with no artificial colours, flavours or preservatives. They believe natural goodness tastes best.



Anibase is a national database that manages the details of over 5 million microchipped animals.





Petplan specialises in pet insurance for domestic animals.  There are a variety of insurance policies available, “designed to suit both your pocket and you pet’s needs.” 

Pet Bereavement


Living with Pet Bereavement discusses a wide variety of issues concerning before and after losing your pet.  Whilst gaining information, you can also share your own experience and help others.

The Blue Cross have an excellent range of leaflets entitled Time to Say Goodbye which can be downloaded or read online.  They also have a Pet Bereavement Support Service via telephone or email.

A small charity that recognises and supports the special bond between a pet and their owner.  They run a Pet Loss Support Programme.

Pet Travel


DEFRA advice for the requirements for taking your pet abroad.  Start thinking about this well in advance of when you may want to travel.

Excellent leaflet available entitled “Taking your pet abroad”

General Health


Website providing a wealth of information on various animal issues from basic husbandry and care to veterinary issues.


Dedicated to providing care and advice to cat owners, animal professionals and veterinary staff.

Formerly known as the Feline Advisory Bureau.  They have an A-Z of cat health and owners can participate in important studies about feline diseases.

The National Office of Animal Health, aiming to promote the benefits of safe, effective, quality medicines for all animals.

A website dedicated to helping your dog cope with fireworks.

Dog Training


Obedience and agility training for dogs across Ayrshire. Various classes throughout the week at “Ros and Paws” indoor training centre in Kilmarnock.  One-to-one training is also available.

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