Hot dogs: what soaring puppy thefts tell us about Britain today

Hot dogs: what soaring puppy thefts tell us about Britain today

Photograph: Suffolk Police Annie and Betsy – and the other dogs stolen that day, 13 of which were puppies – had become the latest victims of surging demand for canine pets.

Family offer £4,000 reward after 17 dogs and puppies stolen from kennels

Family offer £4,000 reward after 17 dogs and puppies stolen from kennels

Meanwhile, Melissa and Darren are offering £2000 each for the safe return of chocolate-coloured cocker spaniel Annie, and grey and white cockapoo Betsy, to their home in Chippenham, near Newmarket.

Tina malkani gholap: Planning to adopt a second pet baby? Here’s how to avoid furry sibling rivalry

Tina malkani gholap: Planning to adopt a second pet baby? Here’s how to avoid furry sibling rivalry

Sreetama Ghosh Nandi has five furry babies — Luke, Juno, Squash, Haichi and Mia. Adopting a second pet, when you already have one can actually be quite similar to having another child and prepping your first one for the arrival of a new sibling.

Abandoned dog Billy is helping out staff at Battersea during the lockdown

Abandoned dog Billy is helping out staff at Battersea during the lockdown

Two-year-old Billy the Bully Kutta has volunteered at Battersea Dogs Home during the lockdown, helping out staff by manning the security gates, answering calls on reception, and checking in on food supplies.

Adorable dog shows his love by sitting on top of his much smaller doggy sibling

Adorable dog shows his love by sitting on top of his much smaller doggy sibling

Jennifer and her husband have four dogs in total; they got Archie when he was eight weeks old, and also look after his adoptive siblings Bruce and Annie.

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Dogs Trust stops adoptions during Christmas so people don't rush into it

Dogs Trust stops adoptions during Christmas so people don't rush into it

You’ll have to wait if you’re planning to adopt a dog (Picture: Getty)Yes, getting a dog as a Christmas present is a wonderful gift but are you really prepared for a pet?

Rescued circus tigers to arrive in Florida after 18-month ordeal in Guatemala

Rescued circus tigers to arrive in Florida after 18-month ordeal in Guatemala

Workers for the California-based Animal Defenders International say they endured the harassment after rescuing six lions and 15 tigers from circuses in the Central American country following a 2017 law banning live performances by animals.

Sick reality INSIDE a puppy farm exposed as defenceless dogs suffer in 'brutal' industry

Sick reality INSIDE a puppy farm exposed as defenceless dogs suffer in 'brutal' industry

Mr Abraham said their welfare was completely compromised (Image: BBC) Mr Abraham’s campaign, Lucy’s Law, has since been successful in banning so-called puppy farms in England.

Passports, pets and GB stickers: the Brexit advice issued to Britons

Passports, pets and GB stickers: the Brexit advice issued to Britons

Renew your passport earlier than planned, buy a GB sticker for your car, and prepare to wait four months before you can take your ferret on holiday: these are all among the snippets of advice offered by the government’s new Brexit website for British citizens planning to travel to the EU after 31 October.

Is this the UK’s most unwelcoming town for dogs?

Is this the UK’s most unwelcoming town for dogs?

A beach-goer sits with his dogs as he enjoys the sunshine by the sea in Camber Sands in Sussex (Picture AFP/Getty)The laws banning dogs were introduced on the beaches Porthgwidden, Porthminster, Porthmeor and Carbis Bay seven years ago by the town council.

Have a checklist before adopting a pet

Have a checklist before adopting a pet

But there are certain things that we need to ensure before we bring a pet home. When you're planning to adopt a pet, calculate the expenses involved in taking care of it and add that to your monthly budget.

Best in show: artists' portraits of their pooches – in pictures

Best in show: artists' portraits of their pooches – in pictures

Lucian Freud’s whippet, Pluto, Joan Jonas’s dog, Zina, and William Wegman’s elegant weimaraners are just some of the artists’ pooches that will appear in a new exhibition called Dog Show that marks the 35th anniversary of Southwark Park Galleries (formerly CGP), based in the south London park. Dog Show, Southwark Park Galleries, London SE16, 18 July-8 September.

Puppy and kitten farming to be banned under 'Lucy's law'

Puppy and kitten farming to be banned under 'Lucy's law'

A law banning puppy and kitten farming, which campaigners hope will end the practice by some unscrupulous breeders of keeping animals constantly pregnant and often in dirty and cramped conditions, is to be laid by the government.

'Fly sweet angel': See Jenna Dewan and Channing Tatum's tributes to late dog

'Fly sweet angel': See Jenna Dewan and Channing Tatum's tributes to late dog

Dewan, 38, shared a sweet gallery of photos of herself and her and Tatum's 5-year-old daughter, Everly, snuggling up to Lulu. While Meeka loves accompanying Dewan to the spa, Lulu's more adventurous personality made it easy for her to bond with Tatum.

Forget Jack Skellington, we’re all about dog-o-lanterns this year

Forget Jack Skellington, we’re all about dog-o-lanterns this year

(Picture: Instagram)Halloween is fast approaching, which means it’s time to start planning out the designs you’re going to carve into your pumpkin. Dog-o-lanterns are pumpkins with your dog’s face carved into it. Enz-o-lantern 😂#enzo #pumpkincarving #dogsofinstagram #jackolantern #dogolantern

Police pups at Chile’s annual military parade have stolen our hearts

Police pups at Chile’s annual military parade have stolen our hearts

(Picture: Rodrigo Garrido/Reuters)Adorable golden retriever puppies are what every military parade needs. On Thursday, more than 9,500 Chilean troupes marched for the Great Military Parade as part of the 208th Independence Day anniversary, and the Canine Unit completely stole the show.

Dog Trick-or-Treating Essentials That Glow-in-the-Dark

Dog Trick-or-Treating Essentials That Glow-in-the-Dark

With the spooky, pumpkin-themed holiday just around the corner, many pet parents might be planning to bring their dog trick-or-treating for some Halloween fun. Glow-in-the-dark dog collars and other luminous accessories make Halloween safe and fun for your canine trick-or-treater.

Hundreds of golden retrievers met in Scotland for 150th anniversary of breed

Hundreds of golden retrievers met in Scotland for 150th anniversary of breed

More than 360 golden retrievers turned out to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the breed at the Guisachan Estate in Scotland. "Not one bark in these dogs," recalled Doreen McGugan, chair of the Golden Retriever Club of Scotland.

This adorable Chihuahua didn't just have a birthday party — she had a quinceañera!

This adorable Chihuahua didn't just have a birthday party — she had a quinceañera!

Lupita Conchita, a 2-year-old Chihuahua from Texas, recently celebrated her birthday with an unforgettable quinceañera bash. According to owner Miranda Sanchez, planning the celebration typically reserved for 15-year-old girls makes perfect sense.

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