'APPALLING!' Fury at dog-smuggling gangs as UK campaigners issue plea

'APPALLING!' Fury at dog-smuggling gangs as UK campaigners issue plea

Daisy the dachshund's puppy born days after being smuggles into UK (Image: Beth Walsh) The mother dog was seized at a border checkpoint as part of a consignment of pedigree breeds heavily pregnant with lucrative puppies.

Christmas MIRACLE! Britain's UNLUCKIEST dog finally gets a break - 'We are so happy!'

Christmas MIRACLE! Britain's UNLUCKIEST dog finally gets a break - 'We are so happy!'

We’re looking forward to our first Christmas with her.”UK's unluckiest dog Daisy rolling with joy as she gets new home (Image: Battersea Dogs and Cats Home)Sad-eyed Daisy who spent 124 days in care before getting new hone (Image: Battersea Dogs and Cats Home)Daisy’s predicament as a “boomerang dog” – one that has been returned to a rescue centre – highlights the predicament faced by elderly pets coming through Battersea’s gates, with many having to wait far longer to be re-homed than their younger counterparts.Over the past three years, more than 900 dogs aged seven or over have been found new homes by Battersea, with the average stay before being resettled 40 days.

Daisy is the the ‘unluckiest rescue dog’ who has spent 100 days at Battersea as no one will adopt her

Daisy is the the ‘unluckiest rescue dog’ who has spent 100 days at Battersea as no one will adopt her

She still loves playing with toys and chasing squirrels (Picture: Battersea Dog and Cats Home)Steve continued: ‘Older dogs, like Daisy, are already house trained and while many still have a lot of get-up-and-go, older dogs need a lot less exercise making them a lot less work for a new owner.

‘Unluckiest rescue dog in the UK’ Unwanted Daisy boomerangs back to pets home

‘Unluckiest rescue dog in the UK’ Unwanted Daisy boomerangs back to pets home

This is the second time that the black mastiff-cross has found herself looking for a family at the famous animal home which has been rescuing pets since 1860 and last year helped 7,000 dogs and cats.

6 best dog activity trackers

6 best dog activity trackers

I felt the daily health index, which monitors your dog’s recent activity and sleep patterns and compares them to their typical patterns and that of similar dogs, shown as a percentage each day, was most useful.