The Blog For Dogs

Loyal labrador waits for owner outside hospital not knowing he is dead

This loyal dog has been waiting at the entrance to a hospital for over a week, unaware his owner is dead. Toto’s owner reportedly asked for him to be brought to his bedside so he could say a final goodbye. But when the six-year-old labrador’s owner passed away, none of his relatives took Toto with […]

Dog auditions open for Oz production

A theatre production of the Wizard of Oz is holding auditions for a special pooch that can look adoringly at Dorothy as she sings Over the Rainbow. The New Theatre Royal in Lincoln is staging the production in April. Artistic director Natalie Hayes-Cowley said those auditioning needed to be small, obedient, and not bark at […]

Dogs dumped by side of road in cage in Somerset

Two “soaking wet and very matted” dogs have been found dumped in a cage by the side of the road in Somerset. The dogs, who have been named Cashew and Almond by the RSPCA, were found by the A36 in Beckington at about 09:00 GMT on Sunday 3 March. They were not microchipped and are […]

Missing goat found 25 miles away catching tram to Manchester

A goat was found 25 miles away from home trying to catch a tram to Manchester. Belle, a pygmy goat, had been reported missing earlier that week. She was discovered at a tram station, waiting behind the yellow line with other commuters. It’s not clear how she came to be there, or if we’ve underestimated […]

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:- https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/244530 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 […]