The Blog For Dogs

Boy fined £500 for kicking dog to death in St Ives

A 15-year-old boy has been fined £500 for punching and kicking a “much-loved” pet dog to death. The boy, who cannot be named, was 14 when the “prolonged attack” happened in St Ives, Cornwall on 31 October. He was found guilty of causing unnecessary suffering to a protected animal last month after a two-day trial. The teenager […]

Welcome to new Area Co-ordinator for Warwickshire!

Nominated and mentored by Central co-ordinator LisaP… “I am thrilled to introduce Lin Iddon as Area Co-ordinator for Warwickshire.  Lin is an experienced Area Volunteer & I am delighted that she has agreed to take on this role.  Lin has been an invaluable part of Doglost for many years, she lives on the Warwickshire/Oxfordshire border […]

Puppy and kitten farming to be BANNED in victory for Lucy’s Law

Jubilant animal welfare campaigners are celebrating the astonishing victory of the Lucy’s Law campaign to end the horrors of puppy farming. The Government announced that it will ban the sale of puppies by pet shops, online dealers and other third party sellers. Environment Secretary Michael Gove heaped praise on the campaign which highlighted how these […]

Dogs’ award for providing support and comfort

Two springer spaniels who have become social media sensations for their adventures while out in the Lake District have been given a national award. Max and Paddy have more than 80,000 followers on Facebook, many of whom travel long distances to meet them. They’ve been honoured by the charity, the Peoples’ Dispensary for Sick Animals, […]

Missing Cody in the Metro newspaper

Cody the Staffordshire Bull Terrier cross has been missing for two weeks. James Firsht, from Bounds Green in North London, has lost his beloved dog and fears that he may have been stolen. Cody is a very special dog because he has helped James for years in his battle against depression and drug addiction. James doesn’t […]

Woof justice: Dog charity in £90k rip-off is fighting for survival

A DOG charity fleeced of thousands by an “evil” conwoman is desperate for funds to keep helping pups. Caring Sue Smith has rescued more than 3,000 dogs through her K9 Crusaders charity. But she hit hard times after fraudster Katrina Jones stole nearly £90,000 from her and the centre – and squandered it all on […]

Puppy Holly gets VIP treatment after 999 rescue in Ashford

Puppy Holly made an instant impression on her new neighbours when fire crews had to come and rescue her after she got stuck exploring her new home. Holly, a 12-week-old boxer, somehow squeezed between a shed and the house that her family had just moved into in Snowbell Road in Ashford, Kent. Her owners tried […]

Emmerdale praised for shining a light on puppy farms in emotional scenes

Emmerdale has been praised by Dogs Trust for its scenes shining a light on puppy farms. In Tuesday’s episode (August 14), Zak and Sam Dingle and Lydia Hart discovered distressed puppies being kept in poor living conditions on a farm. Speaking to Digital Spy, a spokesperson for Dogs Trust said: “We firmly believe that intensive breeding methods are abhorrent […]

Lurcher, Blue, has been rejected by 3,420 potential owners

Who could see that happy little face and not want to take four-year-old lurcher, Blue, home? It turns out, over 3,000 could, as that’s how many people have rejected him at the shelter he currently lives at. Dubbed Britain’s unluckiest dog, Blue has now spent over 300 days at his RSPCA kennel in Suffolk. He […]

Devoted pet owner splashes out THOUSANDS a year on buying clothes for her Pug

A devoted dog owner has revealed how she splashes out thousands a year on buying High Street clothes for her two pugs. Emma Burden, 30, from Leicester, goes shopping in the kids’ sections of Next, River Island and Asda to ensure her dogs Marty, three, and Layla, eight, stand out from the crowd. The office supervisor explained how […]

Family’s beloved pet dog shot DEAD in garden on plush London street

A cherished dog has been shot dead in its family’s garden in the one of the most shocking episodes of gun crime targeting pets. Lola the Chihuahua was found in a pool of blood after being gunned down just yards away from where her owner’s children were unpacking from a family trip. Today Lola’s owner […]

Stop what you’re doing and look at these super cool surfing dogs

If you’re having a bad day, don’t worry, we’re about to make things a little better. As long as you’re a dog lover, that is. A bunch of incredibly cool dogs were captured surfing some waves at the World Dog Surfing Championship in California. Yes, that’s an actual thing. And yes, it’s amazing. The pictures […]

‘It was the wife or the dog’

Husband who leapt from upstairs window of blazing home reveals how he had to choose between saving his partner or his pet. A married couple have been left devastated over the death of their dog after a fire burned down their home. Malcolm and Karen Catterall are lucky to be alive after blaze tore through […]

Dogs smuggled into UK as ‘designer puppies’ in squalid conditions exposed in heartbreaking undercover footage

EXCLUSIVE: The charity investigation found 1,200 designer puppies were found by border guards in just two years, but campaigners fear many more go undetected. Dogs Trust campaigner Paula Boyden says the legislation designed to protect animals is failing adding: “Illegally importing puppies needs to end now. We urge the Government to increase the penalties.” We […]

Miracle rescue dog takes to the hill after being left for dead

A MIRACLE dog tied to a post with a broken leg and left for dead is helping her devoted owner compete in strength-sapping ultra marathons. By running at her owner’s side, the remarkable rescue dog is “dragging” her on gruelling training sessions over Lake District fells. By STUART WINTER PUBLISHED: 18:29, Tue, Aug 14, 2018 | UPDATED: 18:57, Tue, […]