The Blog For Dogs

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 […]


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:

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 […]

Artisan Rare Breeds urgently need donations of dog & cat food!

Wayne and his team at Artisan Rare Breeds urgently need your help! They only have food for the next 2 days, if you believe you can help them please contact them today via email at or donate via their PayPal (using the same email). They are a HMRC registered charity (XT37291).


We would also like to urge you to follow all government restrictions and advice, which is listed below: “When we reduce our day-to-day contact with other people, we will reduce the spread of the infection. That is why the government is now (23 March 2020) introducing three new measures. Requiring people to stay at home, […]

Police warn of dog scam relating to COVID-19

Police are warning people to be vigilant after a suspected conman tried to get a homeowner to hand over their dog for coronavirus quarantine. The man went to a house in Marton, Middlesbrough, and told the victim their dog needed to be taken away. When questioned, the man walked away and drove off in a […]

Stolen therapy dog Lottie has sadly crossed the rainbow bridge

Lottie, a therapy dog who was stolen from a 12-year-old girl with autism has sadly crossed the rainbow bridge. Three-year-old Dalmatian Lottie was taken from Chloe Hopkins’ home in Peatling Parva, Leicestershire, in early December. An appeal to find the dog was widely shared on social media and was backed by TV presenter Chris Packham. Chloe’s mother, […]

Police dog saved after being swept away in River Taff

A police dog has been rescued after being swept away in the River Taff during a training exercise in Rhondda Cynon Taff.  South Wales Police tweeted to say Shelley the black Labrador jumped in between Upper Boat and Rhydyfelin, near Pontypridd, on Sunday. But they later confirmed a member of the public had rescued her […]

Meet ‘unicorn’ puppy Rae

In these gloomy coronavirus times, we need some light in the darkness, and of course it comes in the form of dogs – what else? Please let us introduce the most adorable pooch in the entire world: Rae, the ‘unicorn’ puppy with one ear, placed in the middle of her forehead. After losing her ear due […]

#DogTheftAwarenessDay 2020

Today is #DogTheftAwarenessDay. #DogTheft continues to rise as criminals see this as a low-risk, high-reward crime. Please SHARE widely to help raise awareness & SIGN this new government petition which wants prison sentences for #PetTheft  🐾 🐾

Cocker Spaniel saved from cliff face in dramatic rescue

Coastguards rescued a dog that got stuck on a cliff-face in West Dorset. Both the West Bay and Lyme Regis Coastguard Rescue teams were alerted by Solent Coastguard NMOC (National Maritime Operations Centre) to reports of a dog that was trapped on the cliff face near Eype yesterday afternoon. The two year old Cocker Spaniel […]

Sausages used to save collie lost in Highlands forest

Mountain rescuers cooked sausages and bacon on a disposable barbecue to find a frightened dog in one of the remotest parts of the UK. Nell ran off on Sunday during the rescue of her owner and a fellow ultra marathon runner after they got into difficulty in Fisherfield Forest. Two members of Dundonnell Mountain Rescue […]

This week’s volunteer of the week goes to…

Emma Sparkes! Here’s why; From Amanda Jones…She’s always around to help and has reunited two dogs in the last two weeks. I would also like to personally nominate Emma for her innovative, new ideas for the blog and for her help when using new features on Excel! 🤣

Harley’s seven day runaway

From Lost Dog Recovery UK South… SAFE- HARLEY, a Romanian rescue escaped from his home on 27th February, the first sighting was 1.5 miles from home, so posters were quickly put up in surrounding villages, but it was hoped Harley would make his way back home to his German Shepherd friend Carrie. Subsequent sightings indicated […]

Boris, the 6ft Pyrenean mountain dog is bound to be a hit at Crufts!

He is over 6ft tall, described as ‘blond and nutty’ and enjoys being in front of the camera. Meet Boris – one of more than 70 Pyrenean mountain dogs hoping for glory at Crufts this week. And getting a big blond hound ready for judging is a huge task, as his owner Susan Reilly knows.  […]

The story of Twm the Border Collie

The time a community came together ❤️ I’d like to start by saying we cannot stress enough the importance of keeping our pets safe it’s a heartbreaking situation to be in as many know some are happy endings some are devastating. This is a happy story of the lovely Twm a young tri colour collie […]

Fern’s Law – Sign the petition

Many missing microchipped pets are never reunited as it’s optional to scan & check microchip registration. It’s time veterinary professionals, authorities and rescues checked pet & keeper match on the original database at a pets 1st consultation or yearly checkup. It’s their only chance to get homeMore details Vets can play a valuable role in […]