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.

Urgent appeal for tragic ‘Mermaid Puppy’ whose deformed legs make her look like fish

Urgent appeal for tragic ‘Mermaid Puppy’ whose deformed legs make her look like fish

Urgent appeal for tragic ‘Mermaid Puppy’ whose deformed legs make her look like fish A RESCUE dog thrown from a van needs life-changing surgery so she can lose the sad nickname of Mermaid Puppy.

These are the most popular names for rescue dogs

These are the most popular names for rescue dogs

(Picture Dogs Trust / SWNS)Bella and Max are the most common names for rescue dogs taken in over the past year. Another crossbreed, four-year-old Max, is looking for a new home at the Loughborough centre in Leicestershire.

Britain's UNLUCKIEST dog looking for another new home after latest TRAGIC incident

Britain's UNLUCKIEST dog looking for another new home after latest TRAGIC incident

Sadly, Mr Moffatt died recently and Buddy has boomeranged back to the Dogs Trust West Calder rescue centre, where an appeal is being launched to help him find a new forever home.

Buddy the dog deemed 'too ugly to love' needs another new home

Buddy the dog deemed 'too ugly to love' needs another new home

Look at that face (Picture: Dogs Trust)Buddy came to Dogs Trust as a stray in 2014 and spent two years with the charity, overlooked by potential new owners because of his unconventional appearance and deafness.

Lynx campaigners REFUSE to give up on big cat comeback despite Michael Gove set back

Lynx campaigners REFUSE to give up on big cat comeback despite Michael Gove set back

The Eurasian lynx (Image: Chris Godfrey)But Dr Paul O'Donoghue, chief Scientist for Lynx UK Trust, says the arrival of the iconic species has only been delayed by the Government’s rejections.He told supporters: “Our plans are pioneering and would mean an apex predator back in the UK for the first time in 1,300 years."No one has ever tried this before.

Cat Who Wandered the Streets for Years, Is Finally Warm This Winter and Can't Stop Purring

Cat Who Wandered the Streets for Years, Is Finally Warm This Winter and Can't Stop Purring

Padou was fearful of people so Aya began feeding him every day to gain his trust. Aya reached out to Chatons Orphelins Montréal, a local cat rescue group, and together with another volunteer, they set out traps in the area.

Dogs can recognise liars

Dogs can recognise liars

The experiment also showed that dogs don’t like it if people are rude to their owners or treat their owners badly. As most pet owners say, “we don’t trust someone if our dog doesn’t”.

‘Four dogs a week’ fall 30 feet off this low wall

‘Four dogs a week’ fall 30 feet off this low wall

Kelly Davidson’s Jackapoo, Marley shattered his leg after falling the low parapet wall (Picture: Daily Post Wales)Now the 42-year-old is campaigning for more signs to give owners enough warning of the danger, after residents told her it happens all the time.

Pet on the Move? 7 Questions to Ask a Pet Sitter and Dog Walker

Pet on the Move? 7 Questions to Ask a Pet Sitter and Dog Walker

Like many online directories there has been a recent influx of pet-care directories to hit the web, as well as news stories stating that pet sitting is an easy way to earn extra cash. Does the pet sitter exhibit a positive attitude and seem comfortable and competent in caring for your four-legged family member?

Family adopt Arnie, ‘Britain’s biggest puppy’, who weighs 95lbs

Family adopt Arnie, ‘Britain’s biggest puppy’, who weighs 95lbs

‘We can’t be sure how big Arnie will grow to but, even now, he is still the biggest puppy Dogs Trust Glasgow has ever re-homed.

Will you adopt this gorgeous dog who needs daily pedicures?

Will you adopt this gorgeous dog who needs daily pedicures?

(Picture: Dogs Trust/SWNS.COM)Dogs Trust desperately wants someone to give Snow a new home, and will help with future vet bills for her allergy treatment. (Picture: Dogs Trust/SWNS.COM)Staff at Dogs Trust are hoping that when they realise how much Snow loves her daily spa, someone will come forward and adopt her.

Paw outcome? New Zealand council proposes banning all cats

Paw outcome? New Zealand council proposes banning all cats

A regional council in New Zealand has proposed banning all domestic cats in an attempt to protect native animals. The South Island council’s new “pest plan” calls for all domestic cats in the Omaui region to be neutered, microchipped and registered.

How to help a stray dog

Most people, pet parents or not, empathise with the strays on the roads. Says Abhinav Srihan, Fauna Police, “Also, in most of these cases people keep these dogs at home for some time and then give them to shelters.

Pet on the Move? 7 Questions to Ask a Pet Sitter and Dog Walker

Pet on the Move? 7 Questions to Ask a Pet Sitter and Dog Walker

If all tails are wagging and all questions are answered to your satisfaction than you will have a trusted, professional pet sitter and you'll have the peace of mind knowing that your furry family members will be well cared for in your new home!