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FINN’S REUNITED STORY

A great example of how local groups can work together. On the 17th of December Sam Henry (Jonathan Howarth from Doglost) received a phone call from a friend saying that an overseas dog had escaped from a temporary home after four days of being in the UK. Jonathan contacted the family giving advice and scenting […]

Zara opens first range for pets

As humans, we like to treat ourselves. New clothes and makeup are just some of the ways we like to make ourselves feel good. But what about our pets? They deserve a gift every once in a while, and with the launch of Zara Home’s debut pet collection, there has never been a better excuse. […]

Dad uses JCB digger to rescue dog trapped underground for 30 hours.

This is the moment a deaf missing dog was reunited with its owner after being stuck down a rabbit hole for 30 hours. Cocker spaniel Dizzy disappeared during a walk with Duncan Flowers in Burlish Top, Worcestershire, on Sunday. Mr Flowers, 54, put out an appeal on social media and was overwhelmed when a group […]

Can dog groomers stay open during lockdown?

Hair and beauty salons have also had to close, meaning you’ll have to wait a little longer for that haircut or manicure – but if it’s your dog that’s in need of a trim, can you still take them to the pet groomer during lockdown? And are vets open if you need them? The government […]

DOGS FEATURED IN THE COUNTRYMAN’S WEEKLY

The following dogs are featured in the DogLost column in the current issue of The Countryman’s Weekly. For further details on each dog, enter the 6 digit DogLost ID in the search box on the website: http://www.doglost.co.uk

Dog owners ‘may be forced to break rules’ due to lack of walking spots

Local authorities are being urged to ease rules on where dogs can be walked to stop people breaking lockdown rules. Many Councils across England and Wales have introduced Public Spaces Protection Orders (PSPOs) banning dogs from certain parks, fields and beauty spots. As England enters another national lockdown and with Wales already under tier four […]

Where is Rosie? – #GetRosieHomeForXmas

Rosie, a Fox Red Labrador, has been missing from her home in the Swinton area of Greater Manchester since Tuesday 8th December 2020. On the date in question, Rosie’s owner, Elaine, let her into the garden for around 10 minutes before noticing she had disappeared. Despite extensive searching efforts in the area, there has been […]

Dog theft: Organised crime driving ‘epidemic’ of dog snatching

Demand for dogs skyrocketed in lockdown and has risen again in the run-up to Christmas. Prices have soared as a result. Organised crime is exploiting the situation by smuggling puppies from abroad and stealing dogs in the UK. Dog thefts are now believed to be at an unprecedented high, with puppies stolen for immediate sale and adults taken for forced breeding on […]

Rare green puppy ‘Pistachio’ born in Italy

This year has been an unpredictable one, to say the least. But things got even stranger for Italian farmer Cristian Mallocci when his dog, Spelacchia, gave birth to a puppy with green fur. The tiny pooch was immediately named Pistachio. The puppy was part of a five-dog litter born at the farm on the Mediterranean […]

Knee surgery gives new life to former street dog

A dog rescued from Greece after being involved in a car accident when he was just days old has been given a new lease of life at a County Durham animal hospital. Rocco was taken to a vet in Athens for treatment by Christine Innes and Bruce Schlaitzer, who were living in the country at […]

The ‘Bonnie and Clyde’ of dogs who went missing together

Two dogs who are best friends from separate owners went missing on the same walk in Richmond on Tuesday and are suspected to have been stolen. Pip, an Irish Terrier, and Vinnie, a French Bulldog, were being walked in Palewell Park, Sheen, by a dog walker at 9:30am. Pip and Vinnie have been inseparable ever […]

Dog warden scoops RSPCA gold award for sixth year

Dog warden Laura Yeates has proven she’s leading the way when it comes to reuniting lost dogs with their owners and looking after every stray dog in the council’s care. The Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council dog warden has been awarded the RSPCA Gold Stray Dog PawPrint Award for the sixth year in a row, […]

Cardiff students go on dog walks to stop loneliness

Students in a city under lockdown are being invited to go dog walking as a way to get out and meet each other during the coronavirus pandemic. Chaplains at Cardiff University have started a weekly walk and talk event with their canine companions. The activity aims to provide support for students who may be struggling […]

Lola the black Labrador goes missing in Taplow with her muzzle on

There are growing concerns regarding the welfare of a dog after it went missing with its muzzle on. Lola, the seven-year-old black Labrador from Taplow, went missing at around 7am on Wednesday, October 7 near Amerden Lakes and Jubilee River, which is behind the River Road towpath. She was wearing a beige face muzzle to stop her from […]

Lockdown year ‘worst ever’ for dog thefts

For many dog owners, the coronavirus pandemic has meant more time at home with their canine companions. However, some experts are claiming the demand for dogs during lockdown has led to a significant increase in pets being stolen, with one – Wayne May from the organisation DogLost – saying: “I’ve been doing this for 30 […]