Afghan hounds in head scarves steal the show at Crufts

Many would argue that Afghan hounds are some of the most fabulous dogs in the world – but being fab takes effort. Afghan Hounds are ‘high maintenance’ pets who require regular grooming, weekly baths and brushing to prevent tangling and matting their thick, fine and silky coats. And to make sure their locks were kept […]

Girl, 3, sits in tears waiting for her lost dog to come back .

A chihuahua has gone missing from Gainsborough, leaving three young children “heartbroken”. The dog has been missing since around 3pm on Monday, March 4, from near Ravendale Road – and an appeal to help has been shared around the country on Facebook. The owner, Amy Louise, lives with her children Rosie, 5, Annabelle, 3, Lewis, […]

Stolen Amo back home!

Update from owner… ‼️Amo is HOME‼️ I just want to update you all on this evenings events. I received a message from somebody saying they had found a dog like Amo wondering in Bedfordshire, so they sent me photos and sure enough it was her. After a 2 1/2 hour drive each way, Amo is […]


CRUFTS is starting tomorrow. Catch up on all the events here…  

Raw-meat dog food ‘risk to owners’

Many raw-meat dog foods contain high levels of bacteria that pose a risk to animals and humans, experts warn. Owners are at particular risk if they let their pet lick them after it has eaten raw bone, meat or offal, they say in Vet Record. The diets are becoming increasingly popular, touted by some as offering […]

Dogs dress up for Blocao parade at Rio carnival

You’ve probably heard of the Rio carnival and know what to expect – colourful outfits and lots of music. And it turns out everyone gets involved, even the pets. These dogs got into the spirit with a range of great costumes at the annual event in Rio de Janeiro in Brazil. The event, called the […]

Should you give your dog pancakes this Pancake Day 2019?

Pancake Day is Tuesday, and we’re super excited to wake up and smother our pancakes in lemon and sugar. Or maybe Nutella and banana, if we’re feeling a little adventurous. But you should hold the chocolate if you’re going to be treating your dog to a pancake – which likely a lot of you will […]

Heartbreak as couple’s beloved dog goes missing on their wedding day

Joy turned to despair for Cramlington couple Ange and Glen Lowes when their rescue terrier Rosie went missing as they got married. A newlywed couple say they will “never stop searching” for their beloved dog Rosie after she went missing on their wedding day. It should have been the happiest day of Ange and Glen […]

APDAWG News March 2019 – Pet Theft Reform, Tuk’s Law, Ealing Animal Charities Fair, Dangerous Dogs, Lucy’s Law in Wales, Next APDAWG Meeting

Hello APDAWG Friends! Pet Theft Reform Meeting & Drop-in A big APDAWG thank you to all who attended our #PetTheftReform meeting on Tues evening (pic above credit Ross Thomson MP). Excellent turn-out (full house) & very interesting speakers including Ross Thomson MP, Debbie Matthews (Founder, Vets Get Scanning), Dr Dan Allen (Animal Geographer, SAMPA Patron), […]

Police probe after dogs fall ill after walks in Culloden

Dogs taken to a popular walking area in Culloden in Inverness have later become unwell, police have said. A substance found near Culloden Avenue, known locally as Gruffalo Walk, on Wednesday is being analysed as part of a police investigation. The number of dogs that have fallen ill was understood to be less than 10. […]

Jules reunited after 2 1/2 years.

Remember the story of the six dogs stolen from a dog walkers van in 2016?  The last one has now been reunited with delighted owner. Message from owners… “We weren’t sure at times if we’d ever be able to write this – Jules returned home this week after 2.5 years since being taken away […]

APDAWG Parliamentry meeting 26th February.

SAMPA  ( Stolen and missing pets alliance) members were kindly invited  yesterday evening  to the APDAWG ( All party parliamentry  dog advisory welfare group) to share our experiences of dog theft, microchipping and the need for tougher sentencing for dog thieves. Among the many speakers were Dr Daniel Allen, Marc Abrahams the vet ( and […]

‘This is a calamity’: the surgeons keeping pugs and bulldogs alive

They’re photogenic and popular on Instagram – but flat-faced dogs often endure serious breathing problems. Now, more and more are having surgery  Sidney, a bulldog, undergoes an operation to improve his breathing at Battersea Dogs & Cats Home. Photograph: Jill Mead/Guardian The most striking thing about Sidney’s mouth, which has been hoisted wide open with […]

Welcome to guest blogger and their appeal for Obie

Thank you Scruffy little terrier for your details article on missing Obie…lots more info,photos etc here…Please share the article below to as many dog loving friends as possible.