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Mother desperate plea to find daughter’s ‘stolen therapy dog’ from Walsall

The mother of a nine-year-old girl with severe anxiety has appealed for help tracking down her daughter’s ‘therapy dog’ after it was ‘stolen’ in Walsall. Simba, a three-year-old Chihuahua, was believed to have been pinched from Summer Norton’s home near to Wilkes Avenue, Bentley, on Tuesday, July 7. Her mother Emma says the pooch is […]

Cocker spaniel stolen from garden in Holywell Row

Police are appealing for any witnesses to come forward after the theft of a dog near Mildenhall. The incident took place on Monday 6th July at some point between 1pm and 2.20pm when a Cocker Spaniel was stolen from the garden of a farm in Holywell Row. The dog was left in a pen enclosure […]

Coronavirus: Sniffer dogs trial going ‘very well’

A trial to see whether dogs can detect coronavirus is going “very well”, according to the charity behind it. Six dogs are being trained by Medical Detection Dogs in Milton Keynes. Claire Guest, the charity’s co-founder and chief executive, said the dogs were already showing signs that they would be able to sniff out the […]

The Skills That Emotional Service Dogs Can Learn from Service Dogs

As you may be aware, emotional service dogs aren’t required to be trained. This is because, for the most part, ESAs are meant to help their humans feel calmer and more at ease in their presence. Rarely are they required to intervene with their human’s behavior in some way. Despite this, it is a good […]

Fern’s Reunion – A Recall of Events By Her Owner (#FernsLaw)

Standing in the kitchen, just about to start dinner on an ordinary Wednesday evening. I looked over at my phone and could see a voicemail message had appeared. That’s strange I thought, I never heard it ring. I dialled the number to retrieve the message and nestled the phone to my ear, right hand rooting […]

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: https://www.doglost.co.uk/

Dogs helping out on bring your dog to work day

They’ve always been man’s best friend, but lockdown has seen our pampered pooches become office colleagues too. Yesterday was bring your dog to work day and so, in honour of this, we asked readers to share their photos of dogs “helping out” while working from home. We were looking for best-behaved office dog, lockdown hero […]

Blue Cross reveals how to safely give a dog ice cubes in a heatwave

With the UK heatwave in full-swing, feeling sticky and uncomfortable is a rite of passage. But spare a thought for the nation’s hairy dogs. As temperatures soar, our four-legged friends will be looking to cool down, too. Of course, there are a number of ways to help a dog stay comfortable in the heat – […]

Dog walkers fined for breaching beach rules

Seventeen people have been fined for walking their dogs on stretches of beach where their pets are banned during the summer months, Sunderland City Council has warned. The dog walkers were each fined £75 after being given fixed penalty notices for allowing their dogs to roam on stretches of beach at Seaburn and Roker covered […]

Dog rescued after cliff fall

Lifeboat volunteers in Newquay have rescued a dog that went over a cliff at Polly Joke. Two inshore lifeboats were launched with assistance from the coastguard teams from Newquay and St Agnes at 15:50 on Thursday. Arriving at Polly Joke, the lifeboat crews found the dog stranded on a small ledge at the bottom of […]

Help your pet adjust when you go back to work after lockdown

As some return to work, RSPCA is issuing advice to dog owners to help their pets adjust to the change… For many of us, life has changed significantly during the Covid-19 lockdown – and it’s also changed for our dogs. When the restrictions are lifted, we will have to adjust again to returning to our normal routines […]

Karen’s Summary & Volunteer of the Month Award

Karen’s Summary: My name is Karen Boyce.  I joined DogLost in 2004 when my Siberian Husky was stolen from my home in Surrey. At that time the police refused to accept that dogs were stolen. DogLost was reasonably new at the time and there were very few helpers locally. I felt very alone in my […]

A Street Cat Named Bob: Stray who inspired series of books dies

A pet that inspired the book A Street Cat Named Bob has died aged 14. James Bowen met Bob in 2007 during his battle with drug addiction when he found the cat abandoned and injured and decided to look after him. He began taking the ginger cat with him when busking or selling The Big […]

Happy 10th Anniversary to Care For The Paw

On Sunday 14th June, Care For The Paw celebrated its 10th anniversary. Care For The Paw is a non-profit organisation which came into being in July 2010 after the 3 founders met as volunteers at a local dogs’ home. They found that most of the dogs which came into the home were there through no […]

Volunteer of the Month

From Claire Gresty… I’ll like to nominate Will for volunteer of the month! My reason for doing so is he’s extremely helpful, whenever I contact him to help with anything, example photos, videos, apps, graphics etc (or even help with my car stereo!) he’s ever so quick to help and very efficient! He’s helped to […]

Edinburgh dog walkers warned of dangerous blue-green algae in Pentland Hills

Officials at the Pentland Hills Regional park have warned of the potential for harmful blue-green algae blooms in reservoirs. On their Facebook page, the park warned that blue-green algae blooms can produce toxins that are harmful to both dogs and humans. In humans it can cause a rash after skin contact or illness if swallowed […]

Stolen dog recovered on busy dual carriageway near Maidstone

A stolen dog found wandering next to a busy dual carriageway near Maidstone has been returned to its rightful owner. Peanut, a seven-month-old cavapoo, was recovered by a motorist at around 7am on Wednesday 10 June 2020, after he was spotted on the central reservation of the A249, Detling Hill. He was passed into the hands of attending officers […]

How do you adopt a dog in lockdown?

Charities have been rehoming dogs during lockdown, with checks on how people plan to cope when restrictions ease. The Dogs Trust has been using video calls and messages to check out how they can match the right dog to the right home. The trust say they have been inundated with interest but they have to […]

‘Stop and think’ before buying dogs from abroad, says vet

One of the UK’s leading vets has told Radio 1 Newsbeat people need to “stop and think” before buying dogs from abroad. It’s after Love Island stars Molly-Mae Hague and Tommy Fury revealed that a puppy they’d bought from Russia died just six days after they got him home. The couple, who met on the […]