The Blog For Dogs

Police investigate after pet dog dies in North Yorkshire

Police are investigating the death of a pet dog in North Yorkshire. North Yorkshire Police is appealing for information as part of an ongoing investigation into the poisoning of two dogs, believed to be as a result of pesticide abuse. On April 23, two spaniels fell seriously ill immediately after a walk, with their owner, […]

Dog owner’s horror after beloved pet killed in Edinburgh hit and run

A pet owner has been left devastated after her beloved French Bulldog was killed in a horror hit and run. Doriana Chodor was out walking her five-year-old pet Hugo when the dog was struck by a white van in Granton, Edinburgh. Doriana, 29, watched on in shock as the driver of the van slowed down after hitting Hugo […]

Pug puppy saved after swallowing a needle

A pug puppy had to be rushed to an animal hospital after a needle and thread became lodged in its stomach. Sonia Wheeler, from Sunderland, dropped the large needle and before she could pick it up Doug swallowed it. Following an X-ray at a local vet Doug was transferred to Wear Referrals, an animal hospital […]

Dog learns to collect shopping for owner shielding at home

An abused dog who was abandoned in a park has re-paid the ultimate favour to his loving owner who rescued him. Niño has become somewhat of a celebrity in his neighbourhood in Bogotá, Colombia, and has been picking up food shopping for his shielding owner during the pandemic. Owner José Ever Henao, 62, is in […]

Tables turned as St Bernard needs mountain rescue

A St Bernard has been rescued after collapsing while walking down England’s highest mountain. Members of the Wasdale Mountain Rescue Team (MRT) went to four-year-old Daisy’s aid on Scafell Pike. A team spokesman said Daisy had been showing signs of pain in her legs and was refusing to move. St Bernards are traditionally on the […]

Volunteer of the Month (July 2020)

From Katherine Renton, owner of Bo: My dog went missing Saturday AM whilst staying with relatives. As soon as Salli got wind of my lost dog she started helping. By Sunday PM Salli had done a tonne of admin for me and messaged to say she was at the location of the only (probable but […]

Woman makes DIY stairlift for her elderly rescue pugs

When Sonya Karimi, 31, from New Orleans, Louisiana, adopted elderly pugs George,13, and Bodhi, 10, and Boston terrier Sam, 10, she noticed they struggled to climb her stairs. Bodhi found it especially tough due to a torn knee ligament. Rather than having to carry the pups up the stairs each time they wanted to go […]

Suffolk kennels dog thefts: Puppies among 17 animals taken

Police have warned people to be vigilant with their pets after 17 dogs, including 13 puppies were stolen. They were taken from from Fiveways Boarding Kennels and Cattery in Barton Mills, Suffolk on Thursday between 15:45 and 19:10 GMT. The dogs included six, five-week-old Labrador puppies, seven Lhasa apso puppies and four older dogs. Police […]

Dog saved by cave rescue team after Merthyr Tydfil fall

A dog has been rescued after falling 25ft (8m) down an earth fissure. Central Beacons Mountain Rescue Team said it was called to Merthyr Tydfil on Sunday evening. But due to the pet being trapped underground it handed the call over to South and Mid Wales Cave Rescue Team (SMWCRT), which successfully recovered the dog […]

Port of Dover: Puppies drenched in oil rescued from van

Six puppies were found drenched in oil at a UK port after being smuggled in an “appalling” state to the UK. The three Maltese, two Havanese and one Bichon Frise pups were spotted at the Port of Dover, Kent, after travelling from Romania, The Dogs Trust (DT) said. Demand for puppies has risen in lockdown, […]

Dog abandoned for ‘not learning to be good’ to be rehomed

An elderly black labrador who was dumped with a note saying he “has not learnt to be good” is to be rehomed. The dog was found tied to railings at Jasmil Kennels in Upchurch, Kent on Monday. Swale Borough Council said the owner was finding it difficult to look after the dog, thought to be […]

Mother desperate plea to find daughter’s ‘stolen therapy dog’ from Walsall

The mother of a nine-year-old girl with severe anxiety has appealed for help tracking down her daughter’s ‘therapy dog’ after it was ‘stolen’ in Walsall. Simba, a three-year-old Chihuahua, was believed to have been pinched from Summer Norton’s home near to Wilkes Avenue, Bentley, on Tuesday, July 7. Her mother Emma says the pooch is […]

Cocker spaniel stolen from garden in Holywell Row

Police are appealing for any witnesses to come forward after the theft of a dog near Mildenhall. The incident took place on Monday 6th July at some point between 1pm and 2.20pm when a Cocker Spaniel was stolen from the garden of a farm in Holywell Row. The dog was left in a pen enclosure […]

Coronavirus: Sniffer dogs trial going ‘very well’

A trial to see whether dogs can detect coronavirus is going “very well”, according to the charity behind it. Six dogs are being trained by Medical Detection Dogs in Milton Keynes. Claire Guest, the charity’s co-founder and chief executive, said the dogs were already showing signs that they would be able to sniff out the […]

Fern’s Reunion – A Recall of Events By Her Owner (#FernsLaw)

Standing in the kitchen, just about to start dinner on an ordinary Wednesday evening. I looked over at my phone and could see a voicemail message had appeared. That’s strange I thought, I never heard it ring. I dialled the number to retrieve the message and nestled the phone to my ear, right hand rooting […]

DOGS FEATURED IN THE COUNTRYMAN’S WEEKLY

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: https://www.doglost.co.uk/

Dogs helping out on bring your dog to work day

They’ve always been man’s best friend, but lockdown has seen our pampered pooches become office colleagues too. Yesterday was bring your dog to work day and so, in honour of this, we asked readers to share their photos of dogs “helping out” while working from home. We were looking for best-behaved office dog, lockdown hero […]

Blue Cross reveals how to safely give a dog ice cubes in a heatwave

With the UK heatwave in full-swing, feeling sticky and uncomfortable is a rite of passage. But spare a thought for the nation’s hairy dogs. As temperatures soar, our four-legged friends will be looking to cool down, too. Of course, there are a number of ways to help a dog stay comfortable in the heat – […]

Dog walkers fined for breaching beach rules

Seventeen people have been fined for walking their dogs on stretches of beach where their pets are banned during the summer months, Sunderland City Council has warned. The dog walkers were each fined £75 after being given fixed penalty notices for allowing their dogs to roam on stretches of beach at Seaburn and Roker covered […]