Deaf man adopts deaf dog and teaches him commands with sign language

Deaf man adopts deaf dog and teaches him commands with sign language

Nick and Emerson (Picture: WABI5 News)Meet Emerson – he’s a very good doggo but sadly he’s deaf and visually impaired. Nick, from Maine, U.S., adopted Emerson as a 12-week-old puppy after reading a Facebook post about him.

People share pictures of pets named after Harry Potter characters

People share pictures of pets named after Harry Potter characters

pic.twitter.com/4kawvXB6eM — Cyclone (@JulyCyclone) My babies are Luna and Neville ⚡️ pic.twitter.com/1pByZbpCvt — Aureylian △⃒⃘ (@aureylian) The thread has inspired more than 230 responses from pet owners around the world. pic.twitter.com/7V3Lg7N2Gl — Brandy🐱🐰🐺 (@_zombielemonade) Popular names include Dobby, Ginny and Luna, but Minerva is a popular choice for cats – for obvious reasons.

Victory for Finn the Police Dog: Law to save brave frontline animals BACKED

Victory for Finn the Police Dog: Law to save brave frontline animals BACKED

The new law will protect service animals on the frontline (Image: PA) This Bill will offer stronger protection for the many brave service animals that help to protect us Michael Gove - Environment Secretary This get-out will be abolished by the Animal Welfare (Service Animals) Bill which has been introduced as private members’ legislation but will now be given Government support when it gets its second reading today.

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).

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

Watch: Amazing dog gleefully leaps into pile of leaves

Watch: Amazing dog gleefully leaps into pile of leaves

Watch: Amazing dog gleefully leaps into pile of leaves copied! One video shows an adorable corgi on a treadmill getting his cardio on, while his pal is just hanging out. And another video shows a pooch leaping out of a car and charging into a pile of leaves.

Rabies alert in Gauteng

Rabies alert in Gauteng

complete record of rabies vaccinations could be an infection risk, and members where they could potentially infect domestic pets.” Read: Rabies worse scourge than Ebola The virus is spread of protection against rabies is to avoid contact with stray, wild or unfamiliar

Don’t let your pets be an afterthought this Guy Fawkes

Don’t let your pets be an afterthought this Guy Fawkes

Read: Kids with pets may have lower asthma riskHowever, you can certainly make things more bearable for your pets, by providing a safe haven for them during this stressful time.NSPCA spokesperson Christine Kuch told Health24 that animal owners have the responsibility to ensure that their pets aren’t exposed to the negative effects of Guy Fawkes celebrations.

Is it worth buying an electronic cat flap to keep neighbours' pets out?

Is it worth buying an electronic cat flap to keep neighbours' pets out?

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. Are they worth the money, and do they always work?

Oh look, here’s that pooing dogs calendar you were after

Oh look, here’s that pooing dogs calendar you were after

(Picture: poopingpooches.com)If you’re going to rely on good old glossy paper rather than your phone, you might as well choose a calendar that brings you true joy each time you flip the page to a new month.

How a Dog Psychic Brought Me Closer to My Dog

How a Dog Psychic Brought Me Closer to My Dog

He thinks I’m a good dog mom and that Charles was receiving waves of love when Sully thought of me. Honestly, I don’t know if Charles was a true dog communicator.

Political correctness gone mad in jerk row | Brief letters

Political correctness gone mad in jerk row | Brief letters

Christine Benson (Letters, 17 August) need not be concerned. • Join the debate – email guardian.letters@theguardian.com • Read more Guardian letters – click here to visit gu.com/letters