Californian law change means pet shops can sell only rescued animals

Californian law change means pet shops can sell only rescued animals

The change means cats, dogs and rabbits sold by retailers cannot be sourced from breeders, only from animal shelters. A couple hoping to adopt a cat from a San Diego shelter on Friday, told NBC News the move was a step forward for the state.

THE BIGGEST LOSER... pet edition! Competition celebrates animals' fight to lose weight

THE BIGGEST LOSER... pet edition! Competition celebrates animals' fight to lose weight

Bulging Borris the joint winner in Pet Fit Club contest (Image: PDSA) Lardy Labrador Sadie was 41 per cent over her ideal weight (Image: PDSA) Slimline Sadie has lost almost two stone (Image: PDSA) Fat-busting Borris now weighs a trim 3st 4lbs (Image: PDSA) Owner Annmarie, 46, from Deal, Kent, described how Borris has become a different animal since embarking on his fitness regime.

Canicross is the new fitness craze that lets you work out with your dog

Canicross is the new fitness craze that lets you work out with your dog

If you run with your dog anyway, it’s worth investing in the equipment and trying canicross instead. If you need a bit of moral support you can join group canicross sessions, who meet regularly for rural runs.

Running with your dog can keep you fit, but needs to be done responsibly

Running with your dog can keep you fit, but needs to be done responsibly

As a fellow “dog runner” and longtime reader of the Guardian, I was intrigued, and subsequently disappointed, to read Zoe Williams’ article (The dog and I can run together – what could possibly go wrong?, Weekend, 15 December).

Dog killed during fox hunt after it was chased across a motorway

Dog killed during fox hunt after it was chased across a motorway

Hunt saboteurs shared the images on social media (Picture: Beds & Bucks Hunt Sabs)‘The hound was killed outright, the car driver was not injured and we thank her for her sympathy and understanding after this most unfortunate accident.

Telepuppy: the psychics who will tell you what your pet is really thinking

Telepuppy: the psychics who will tell you what your pet is really thinking

Realizing she had abruptly developed the ability to communicate with animals, Plotzker expanded her existing psychic business to cater to pets. This is according to Sonya Fitzpatrick, the woman who had inspired Plotzker so many years ago, and who is described (admittedly by herself) “as the most experienced and trusted animal communicator in the world”.

11 best dog collars

11 best dog collars

It is one-size-fits-all, but it’s likely to overwhelm a tiny dog and although it has a sturdy clasp for an ID tag and lead, it doesn't appear to be the comfiest collar for 24/7 wear.

Why Dylan Dreyer's dog is the best big sister to baby Calvin

Why Dylan Dreyer's dog is the best big sister to baby Calvin

Then, after her son Calvin was born, Bosco adjusted wonderfully to having a new addition to the family. She always knew Bosco would be a part of their family — and fit in perfectly — from the moment they got her.

Is your dog fat? Fitness trackers help put fat pets on a diet

Is your dog fat? Fitness trackers help put fat pets on a diet

He moved to San Francisco for three months, tracked down Czech manufacturers and a customer service subcontractor.Owners willing to splurgeTwo years later, production and sales of the Actijoy fitness trackers have begun, with one unit costing about $300.

Thug who threw friend’s dog against wall when he tripped over it jailed

Thug who threw friend’s dog against wall when he tripped over it jailed

Robert Fitzgerald, 38, killed the tiny Yorkshire terrier called Titch after he flew into a rage when he tripped over it (Picture: SWNS.com)A neighbour, Jade Leech, who had been asked to keep an eye on the dog by its owners, found the dead pet wrapped in bedding the day after the attack.

Man strangled friend’s dog to death after angry phone call from boss

Man strangled friend’s dog to death after angry phone call from boss

Titch died of blunt force trauma to the head, causing a brain haemorrhage and fracture to the skull (Picture: SWNS)The court heard the callous became stressed following an angry phone call with his employers on April 21 this year.

Dog who lost her legs after nearly being eaten could be US's most heroic dog

Dog who lost her legs after nearly being eaten could be US's most heroic dog

(Picture: Elizabeth Howell/SWNS.COM)Her story has clearly touched the nation, as Chi Chi is now up for a bravery award. Owner Elizabeth Howell, 46, had started an Instagram to document Chi’s recovery and life, and a follower took notice, nominating her for the American Humane Society’s annual Hero Dog Awards.

Ukrainian Elena Ivanickaya tattoos cat

Ukrainian Elena Ivanickaya tattoos cat

Picture: InstagramSource:SuppliedA WANNABE Instagram star could face criminal proceedings for tattooing her cat to make it as “glamorous” as her.Ukrainian fitness fanatic Elena Ivanickaya sparked outrage after having an image of the winged Egyptian God, Anubis, inked onto her pet Sphynx’s chest.Photos show the bald moggy unconscious as a tattoo artist works on its chest, The Sun reports.Elena Ivanickaya had her cat inked.