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Free 5 Day Recall Challenge by Praise and Paw

Let me introduce myself, my name is Kayleigh and I am the Head Behavioural Practitioner at Praise and Paw. I am hosting a Free 5 Day Recall Challenge starting on Monday the 27th of April, the challenge itself is focused on teaching owners how to train their dogs to be called away from the things they […]


Dear Hoomans I have noticed over the past couple of weeks you have been staying in  my home for extended periods of time. It is lovely having you here but I  feel I should set a few ground rules. I would appreciate it if you  would follow the rules whilst you are staying with me. […]

Stray dog Billy is helping out staff at Battersea during the COVID-19 lockdown

As the coronavirus pandemic forces us into lockdown, one dog is lending a helping paw. Two-year-old Billy the Bully Kutta has volunteered at Battersea Dogs Home during the lockdown, helping out staff by manning the security gates, answering calls on reception, and checking in on food supplies. The giant rescue dog – who weights 52kg, […]

Animal charities beg people not to use sky lanterns during clap for carers

Animal charities and farmers have blasted the growing use of sky lanterns and fireworks during weekly tributes to NHS and care workers. The lanterns have been sold for use in the Clap For Carers initiative taking place every Thursday, but are blamed for causing serious harm to livestock and wildlife. Fireworks have been known to […]

Increase in dogs dumped daily

At least one dog a day is being dumped in the Fens area of Cambridgeshire since the pandemic, a warden has said. Caroline Trigg is a dog warden at Fenland District Council and also runs Ravenswood Pet Rescue, which needs donations to help rescue efforts and buy pet food for owners in need.  Ms Trigg said the council […]

Lucy’s Law spells the beginning of the end for puppy farming

Today (Monday 6 April) the Government has introduced landmark new legislation to tackle the low-welfare, high volume supply of puppies and kittens, by banning their commercial third-party sale in England. ‘Lucy’s Law’ means that anyone wanting to get a new puppy or kitten in England must now buy direct from a breeder, or consider adopting […]

Charity says dogs ‘could sniff out’ COVID-19

The Medical Detection Dogs charity is looking into whether man’s best friend could smell coronavirus. The charity, based in Milton Keynes, trains dogs to detect the odour of human disease and believes “in principle” they could detect COVID-19. Working with the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) and Durham University, they said dogs could be ready after six […]

Artisan Rare Breeds Director, Wayne is a hero!

Shoutout for Wayne May and his local animal rescue, Artisan Rare Breeds! Yesterday afternoon an air ambulance landed in a horse field on London Road near Bluewater which subsequently scared all the horse’s. One of the horses became impaled on the fence, the fire brigade were called along with Artisan Rare Breeds director, Wayne. Wayne […]


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Dog rescue centres struggle as lockdown dries up funds

Dog shelters are facing closure because of the lockdown to tackle the coronavirus outbreak. Animal charities have had to shut fundraising shops and close centres to the public as well as put adoptions on hold.  The RSPCA’s York branch has an emergency appeal to raise its £60,000 monthly cost to keep from closing down. It […]

Battersea Cats & Dogs Home suspends intake amid COVID-19 pandemic

A shelter for cats and dogs has had to stop accepting rescue animals due to the coronavirus outbreak. Battersea Cats And Dogs Home said it had suspended its intake and feared it would have to take in a larger-than-average number of animals once it is able to open its doors again. Its three sites are […]