The Blog For Dogs

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 […]


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 […]