My cat loves to be petted, but the comfort is mine, too | Hannah Jane Parkinson

My cat loves to be petted, but the comfort is mine, too | Hannah Jane Parkinson

Miles arrived in my flat and bolted under the desk and didn’t come out for days. He likes petting, which has no practical purpose except his own comfort and pleasure. Cats are said to gravitate towards dying patients in care homes, to comfort them in their final hours.

Meet Natalie Morales' new puppy at her home!

Meet Natalie Morales' new puppy at her home!

Katie Levingston Natalie's son Luke named Obi, whom Morales calls “a masterful Jedi,” after Obi-Wan Kenobi from “Star Wars.” She says little Obi is fitting in nicely at her home with her family’s other rescue dog, Zara.

Luke Bryan adopts 18-year-old rescue dog

Luke Bryan adopts 18-year-old rescue dog

(Click on the Instagram image to see more images of Poochie.) "We pulled 18-year-old Poochie from a shelter after his family surrendered him due to becoming allergic," Lavonne Redferrin, Proverbs 12:10 Animal Rescue's director and founder told People magazine .

HEARTBREAKING: The 'adorable' dog so unlucky in love he has been rejected 3,000 times

HEARTBREAKING: The 'adorable' dog so unlucky in love he has been rejected 3,000 times

We absolutely adore him and just want to see him settle into a long term home.” Blue the lurcher is described as calm and friendly and yet nobody has offered him a home (Image: RSPCA) Playful Blue has been overlooked by more than 3,000 potential owners (Image: RSPCA) As the RSPCA was making a case for Blue to be rehomed, it detailed the average times different breeds spend waiting at its rescue centres before being adopted.

Britain's most love-starved dog DESPERATE for a permanent home after 5 years in a shelter

Britain's most love-starved dog DESPERATE for a permanent home after 5 years in a shelter

Muffin has been in a dogs home for almost all of her five years (Image: Dogs Trust) Ms Cochrane continued: “After all the hard work she has put in, we really hope Muffin finally finds her special someone.

Pet Dental Cleaning: What You Need to Know

Pet Dental Cleaning: What You Need to Know

During the dental cleaning itself, your vet will remove plaque and tartar build-up from all surfaces of your pet’s teeth. Keeping Your Pet’s Teeth Clean at Home Since veterinary dental treatments require general anesthesia and can be costly, it’s smart to practice good pet dental care at home.

Is this be Britain’s unluckiest dog? Pet waiting more than a 1,000 DAYS for new home

Is this be Britain’s unluckiest dog? Pet waiting more than a 1,000 DAYS for new home

Zen is being backed by a Valentine's Day appeal (Image: NAWT) “Either the potential owners have pulled out, or their circumstances have changed and they could no longer give Zen a home.” Despite being feted on social media, coached by top trainers and having sleepovers and days out with animal charity staff, he awaits his forever home.

New York Woman Adopts Homeless Dog She Met on Vacation in Columbia

New York Woman Adopts Homeless Dog She Met on Vacation in Columbia

“After several exchanges, we agreed on a plan [that] I was going to get Dominga from her usual spot in the square and bring her to a local vet where she would be treated for any health issues [and would be] spayed and boarded until we could find a flight volunteer for her trip to New York City.” Things didn’t turn out quite as expected, though.

Our hearts melt for these amazing pooches up for a hero award at Crufts dog show

Our hearts melt for these amazing pooches up for a hero award at Crufts dog show

David and his hero dog, Finn (Picture: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire) Finn the German Shepherd is the epitome of man’s best friend – he bravely defended his human during a robbery and saved his life.

RSPCA issues Valentine's Day appeal for HEARTBROKEN dog - 'We CAN'T understand it'

RSPCA issues Valentine's Day appeal for HEARTBROKEN dog - 'We CAN'T understand it'

He especially loves the beach, and we have learnt he likes to swim.” To help find Hector a home, the RSPCA has created a special online page to help potential owners decide if he is the dog for them.

Fury as puppy bought and dumped on SAME DAY - warning over click-and-buy CRISIS

Fury as puppy bought and dumped on SAME DAY - warning over click-and-buy CRISIS

The tragic stories of Truffle the 12 week old Jack Russell and April the tiny cockapoo are being highlighted by Battersea Dogs and Cats Home to show how people are buying pets on impulse over the internet.

Peta being sued by owners of Dog’s Way Home star Bella over ‘smear campaign’

Peta being sued by owners of Dog’s Way Home star Bella over ‘smear campaign’

Shelby stars as young pup Bella in Dog’s Way Home (Picture: Sony) The owners of an adorable mixed-breed pup named Shelby who starred in A Dog Way’s Home are allegedly suing Peta for defamation after what they have called a ‘smear campaign’.

Find Albi! Family plea to reunite missing pet dog with heartbroken autistic child

Find Albi! Family plea to reunite missing pet dog with heartbroken autistic child

Reward offered to reunite Albi with autistic child (Image: Sharon Morton) Blonde-haired Mollie Matthews cannot come to terms with the way that two-year-old Albi the poodle-terrier cross has vanished out of her life.

Could you give Hector – Britain’s loneliest dog – a forever home?

Could you give Hector – Britain’s loneliest dog – a forever home?

(Picture: SWNS) A dog called Hector has been branded as the ‘loneliest dog in Britain’ after spending more than 500 days at an animal shelter. (Picture: SWNS) ‘He’s an active boy who is looking for like-minded owners who can take him on plenty of adventures.

6 Must-Have Products for Cats and Dogs Home Alone

6 Must-Have Products for Cats and Dogs Home Alone

Some pet parents try to encourage their cats to drink more water by refreshing the bowl throughout the day, but this can be hard if you’re away from home much.

Beth Stern has opened her home to close to 900 foster cats

Beth Stern has opened her home to close to 900 foster cats

Over the past five and a half years, Stern says she and her husband, Howard Stern, have opened their home to close to 900 fosters. Beth Stern: My cats with Howard Stern are 'our family' Currently, Stern has about 12 fosters in her home.

Baby chihuaua looking for forever home after being dropped from sky by hawk

Baby chihuaua looking for forever home after being dropped from sky by hawk

(Picture: Jennifer Olohan /SWNS.COM) An animal shelter has been inundated with requests to adopt a puppy that was snatched and dumped on a building site by a hawk.

Miracle dog survives DEADLY -20C snows after being lost in the snow for TWO WEEKS

Miracle dog survives DEADLY -20C snows after being lost in the snow for TWO WEEKS

Old Lady the St Bernard trapped in woods for 17 days (Image: Ruff Start Rescue/Facebook) Old Lady has already endured the torment of spending much of her life on a puppy breeding farm but fortitude and strong will has seen her survive this greatest challenge.

Snow WARNING for dogs: Family pets IN DANGER of heat stroke if they play out in the cold

Snow WARNING for dogs: Family pets IN DANGER of heat stroke if they play out in the cold

“It took about four days for Charlie to recover at home as his muscles were sore and I also had to keep him calm, which wasn’t easy.” With the coldest weather of the winter striking the UK this week, bringing snows and heavy frosts, Vets Now are warning how pets can be at risk from heat stroke and hyperthermia – conditions normally associated with hot summer months.

Natalie Morales rescues adorable puppy – find out the story behind his name!

Natalie Morales rescues adorable puppy – find out the story behind his name!

Natalie, her husband, Joe, and sons, Luke and Josh, opened their home to another rescue dog — a sweet-eyed fuzzball named Obi. And from what we can tell, her job (and enduring devotion to rescue animals) had a whole lot to do with it.

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