Over 500 sausage dogs dressed in Christmas outfits gather in Hyde Park

Over 500 sausage dogs dressed in Christmas outfits gather in Hyde Park

Dachshund Millie takes part in a sausage dog festive walk (Picture: Jonathan Brady/PA)  Lulu takes part in a sausage dog festive walk (Picture: Jonathan Brady/PA)  Dachshunds Sabrina (left) and Lola (right) take part in a sausage dog festive walk in Hyde Park (Picture: Jonathan Brady/PA)

Is it worth buying pet insurance?

Is it worth buying pet insurance?

Every week a Guardian Money reader submits a question, and it’s up to you to help him or her out – a selection of the best answers will appear in next Saturday’s paper. We’re getting a cockapoo puppy at Christmas (yes, it’s for life).

Home for Christmas! Stolen dog ABANDONED by sick breeders - 'My best friend is back!'

Home for Christmas! Stolen dog ABANDONED by sick breeders - 'My best friend is back!'

Bella's three-year ordeal left her riddled with mange (Image: Kennel Club/Francesca Sharp)Much-loved Bella as only reunited with her pining owner after being dumped on the streets having been treated abominably by unscrupulous breeders looking for fat profits.

Dog pajamas allow owners to curl up with their pets in matching outfits

Dog pajamas allow owners to curl up with their pets in matching outfits

4. PajamaGram Family Christmas Pajamas Set, $25+, Amazon 7. PajamaGram Matching Personalized Family Christmas Pajamas, $18+, Amazon This set comes with a dog hoodie and matching pajama pants for the humans. 9. PajamaGram Matching Candy Cane Fleece Christmas Pajamas, $20+, Amazon

NOT JUST FOR CHRISTMAS: Heartbreak as adorable puppies DUMPED in freezing weather

NOT JUST FOR CHRISTMAS: Heartbreak as adorable puppies DUMPED in freezing weather

Bramble and Crumble were barely alive when they were rescued huddling against their litter-mates’ bodies.“These pups were abandoned in a cage behind an old sofa, in a remote shed, so the chances of them ever being found was almost zero,” said Inspector Stubbs.“It’s just fortunate that someone was out walking their dogs which picked up the pups’ scent because, if not, the chances are there would have been four dead puppies in the cage, had they been left undiscovered any longer.”The vulnerable cockapoos, aged between six and seven weeks and too young to be taken away from their mother, are believed to have been suffering at the location for two days.

Let sleeping dogs lie (in the kitchen) | Brief letters

Let sleeping dogs lie (in the kitchen) | Brief letters

• So chief whip Julian Smith thinks MPs can be persuaded to back Theresa May by the thought that otherwise they might lose some of their Christmas break (Report, 1 December). • Read more Guardian letters – click here to visit gu.com/letters

TODAY's puppy with a purpose, Sunny, now has his own plush! Here's how to get one

TODAY's puppy with a purpose, Sunny, now has his own plush! Here's how to get one

This holiday season, you can make sure your disposition stays Sunny with this sweet plush made to look just like TODAY's puppy with a purpose. TODAY SUNNY PLUSH, $29.95, NBC Store TODAY SUNNY PLUSH, $29.95, NBC Store

Dramatic Bald-Eagle Rescue; Lead Poisoning to Blame

Dramatic Bald-Eagle Rescue; Lead Poisoning to Blame

Lead poisoning, which can cause lethargy and an inability to fly, certainly matched the symptoms of the eagle currently undergoing treatment at Avian Haven. "She is eating and active," says Amy. You can stay updated on progress through the Animal Haven facebook page and check out the gallery for incredible rescue photos.

Deck the Dog House with Holiday Decorations

Deck the Dog House with Holiday Decorations

Spread some of that holiday spirit around and decorate your outdoor dog house or dog crate with pet-friendly decor. The bars of a dog crate provide a fantastic opportunity for hanging pup-safe holiday decorations.

Grumpy Cat and Other Feline Celebrities Meet in Los Angeles

Grumpy Cat and Other Feline Celebrities Meet in Los Angeles

As reported by Claudia Puig, of USA Today, Los Angeles hosted the Internet Cat Video Film Festival this past weekend and showcased 85 cute kitty “meow-vies.” The footage ranged from only a few seconds-long to short films.

Paw-fect presents: 15 of the best Christmas gifts for dogs and cats

Paw-fect presents: 15 of the best Christmas gifts for dogs and cats

Ideal for the pet-owning interiors fan on your Christmas gift list. Take a tour of our pick of the best Christmas gifts for pets and their owners in our gallery above…