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Bopper the Whopper on hunt for home after weight loss

A border collie known as “Bopper the Whopper” is ready to be rehomed after shedding 10kg (22lb). Twelve-year-old Bopper weighed almost 50kg (8st) when he waddled into Gables Farm Dogs and Cats Home in Plymouth in November. Dubbed “Britain’s fattest dog”, he won fans around the world including Radio 1 DJ Greg James. Staff are looking […]

Study reveals the wolf within your pet dog

Wolves lead and dogs follow – but both are equally capable of working with humans, according to research that adds a new twist in the tale of how one was domesticated from the other. Dogs owe their cooperative nature to “the wolf within”, the study, of cubs raised alongside people, suggests. But in the course […]

Sled dogs go on strike mid-race when leader shouts at one of them

The leader of the famous Iditarod sled dog race had to drop out when his dogs refused to run anymore. Nicholas Petit had been favourite to win the 1,000-mile race across Alaska, but his dogs went on strike when he shouted at one of them. ‘I yelled at Joee. And everybody heard Daddy yelling. It […]

New pet theft bill petition

Please support the NEW petition to support the Pet (Theft) Bill. You can sign on this link:- Once you’ve signed & shared, please ensure you confirm your signature to ensure it counts ~ Thanks We need the Government to act now to protect our pets. A change in the law is necessary to deliver justice […]

Ben the Cavachon rescued from Cairngorms in Scotland

While out on an essential training mission the Inverness Coastguard helicopter crew were able to effect an heroic rescue of Ben the Cavachon missing near Loch Avon in the Cairngorms. This from the Maritime and Coastguard Agency Facebook page: “Today whilst out on essential training, our Inverness Coastguard helicopter crew were presented with an ideal […]

Stray dog climbs 24,000-ft mountain

A stray dog has made it to the top of a 24,000-ft Himalayan mountain. The dog called Mera made it to the top of the Baruntse in Nepal without needing any help and was still full of energy, ‘running around’ once she had made it. Mera spent three weeks climbing to the summit with expedition […]

Archie featured in the South Wales Argus.

A DESPERATE appeal has been made for help finding a dog swept away by a river. Mike Buckingham was walking his Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever, Archie, in Sirhowy Country Park, in Caerphilly county borough, this morning when the dog ran into the river. He did not come back out. The former journalist and his wife, Heather […]

Police dog finds lost lamb stuck in old tree stump

A lamb that had been missing from a farm for a week was found stuck in an old tree stump – by a police dog. German shepherd Harry was out for a morning run with handler PC Dave Carter near Norwich on Friday. “PD Harry located a stuck lamb this morning on his leg stretch!! […]

Afghan hounds in head scarves steal the show at Crufts

Many would argue that Afghan hounds are some of the most fabulous dogs in the world – but being fab takes effort. Afghan Hounds are ‘high maintenance’ pets who require regular grooming, weekly baths and brushing to prevent tangling and matting their thick, fine and silky coats. And to make sure their locks were kept […]

Girl, 3, sits in tears waiting for her lost dog to come back .

A chihuahua has gone missing from Gainsborough, leaving three young children “heartbroken”. The dog has been missing since around 3pm on Monday, March 4, from near Ravendale Road – and an appeal to help has been shared around the country on Facebook. The owner, Amy Louise, lives with her children Rosie, 5, Annabelle, 3, Lewis, […]

Is yours a cute commute? Dogs and public transport in UK

More and more workplaces are ending canine segregation and allowing employees to bring their dogs to work. But does your furry friend have a ticket to ride? Did you know that your dogs on the train – “maximum two per passenger”? The possibilities are endless, especially if your workplace has a bring-your-dog-to-work policy, as many […]

Stray Dog Body Language and Three Tips For Approaching Them

As pet parents, we’ve probably all come across a lost or stray dog at some point. Chances are you’ve even spotted a dog, owned and loved, but, way out in-front of their owner; mistakenly thinking you had to swoop in and save the day. But sometimes, it’s not as easy to approach a stray dog, […]

Stolen Amo back home!

Update from owner… ‼️Amo is HOME‼️ I just want to update you all on this evenings events. I received a message from somebody saying they had found a dog like Amo wondering in Bedfordshire, so they sent me photos and sure enough it was her. After a 2 1/2 hour drive each way, Amo is […]


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Raw-meat dog food ‘risk to owners’

Many raw-meat dog foods contain high levels of bacteria that pose a risk to animals and humans, experts warn. Owners are at particular risk if they let their pet lick them after it has eaten raw bone, meat or offal, they say in Vet Record. The diets are becoming increasingly popular, touted by some as offering […]