Out of the dog house: pressure grows to open up rentals to pets

Out of the dog house: pressure grows to open up rentals to pets

The proposed legislation, which is backed by the RSPCA and Battersea Dogs & Cats Home, would place limits on landlords’ ability to put clauses in tenancy agreements that bar people who can prove that they are responsible owners.“It gives tenants and their pets the justice they deserve: an end to cruel and unnecessary separation, while protecting landlords from irresponsible owners,” says Rosindell.

Silence about my race kept my family apart. Could a rescue dog bring us together?

Silence about my race kept my family apart. Could a rescue dog bring us together?

But in March 2020, just as the world began to change, I headed to Battersea Dogs & Cats Home in London to meet an anxious greyhound called Jasper.When Jasper and I eventually went home to Sutton, I found that my mother and I disagreed on whether my father had truly loved dogs.

Meet the dogs helping children learn to read

Meet the dogs helping children learn to read

Everybody at the school loves Coco (Picture: Battersea Rehoming Centre) Mary says, ‘Coco is very popular with all the students.Somebody likes a chick lit summer read (Picture: Battersea Rehoming Centre)Charming Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Harley, was rehomed in 2014 by Lorraine Pickering, a Pets As Therapy volunteer from Berkshire.

Battersea reveals the most popular cat and dog names of 2020

Battersea reveals the most popular cat and dog names of 2020

‘Regardless of the names of our dogs and cats, whether they be traditional or a one-off, each and every rescue animal has their own unique personality, which we celebrate here at Battersea.’.

Ice lolly recipes for cats and dogs to keep pets cool in hot weather

Ice lolly recipes for cats and dogs to keep pets cool in hot weather

Yes, these are also safe for humans to eat, but you might not be that keen (Picture: Battersea) Ingredients: 1 Apple 1 Carrot 300ml Water Meaty treat stick (stick-shaped edible dog treat) Paper cups for a mould Method: Slice your apple, making sure that the core and seeds are removed, and chop into small pieces.

Duke the beagle rears kitten Boris after he was rejected by mum

Duke the beagle rears kitten Boris after he was rejected by mum

Boris when he was born (Picture: Battersea)Thankfully, Boris thrived under their love and care and has now found a new home of his own through animal rescues, Feline Friends.

Battersea dog and cat foster carers – photo essay

Battersea dog and cat foster carers – photo essay

The home has had lots of generous offers from people willing to open their homes to its animals during the past couple of months, but had to suspend new fostering applications in order to prioritise working with existing staff and volunteers to provide ongoing care for the dogs and cats during the coronavirus pandemic.

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.

Battersea is launching online cooking classes with recipes for pet treats

Battersea is launching online cooking classes with recipes for pet treats

The dog cake with mashed potato icing (Picture: Battersea) Ingredients: For the cake:.Put your banana into a bowl and mash with a fork, then add your whisked egg, grated carrot, melted coconut oil and oat milk.

Coronavirus pandemic sees huge increase in dog and cat adoptions

Coronavirus pandemic sees huge increase in dog and cat adoptions

The greater amount of time people have been spending at home for the past few weeks has inspired many to provide new homes for pets, Battersea Dogs and Cats Home revealed.

Coronavirus crisis sees loads more cats and dogs find loving homes

Coronavirus crisis sees loads more cats and dogs find loving homes

Smudge is one of more than 150 animals adopted from Battersea in the space of a week (Picture: Battersea Dogs & Cats Home) A glimmer of positive news amid the coronavirus crisis: the number of pets being adopted has soared in these strange and scary times.

Hand-reared puppies rejected by mum bringing cheer to shelter staff

Hand-reared puppies rejected by mum bringing cheer to shelter staff

The puppies are being hand-reared after being rejected by their mother (Picture: Battersea Dogs and Cats Home)Over at Battersea Dogs & Cats Home, shelter staff are being cheered up amid the coronavirus crisis by a litter of young puppies.

Cat looking for a home after no one turned up to her birthday party

Cat looking for a home after no one turned up to her birthday party

She’s a sweet girl who loves a snuggle (Picture: Battersea Dogs & Cats Home)Battersea’s Cattery Team Leader, Chrissie Grindrod, said: ‘It’s always a shame to see one of our cats be repeatedly overlooked, especially one so young and with so much to offer as a pet.

Dapper dog Henry has been waiting for someone to love him for 150 days

Dapper dog Henry has been waiting for someone to love him for 150 days

Seeing so many other dogs get adopted has knocked his confidence, so staff gave Henry a pamper session (Picture: Battersea Dogs & Cats Home)Henry arrived at Battersea back in September 2019 after his owner became too ill to look after him.

Neglected sheepdog with 1.8kg of matted fur gets a much-needed haircut

Neglected sheepdog with 1.8kg of matted fur gets a much-needed haircut

Looking good, Arlo (Picture: Battersea Dogs & Cats Home /SWNS)He is now having positive training to help show him that grooming and handling can be an enjoyable experience, as he’s so used to discomfort when being touched.

National Puppy Day: Here are nine beautiful dogs who need a home

National Puppy Day: Here are nine beautiful dogs who need a home

(Picture: Battersea Dogs and Cats Home)It’s National Puppy Day – and while we love the furry, friendly young pooches, that doesn’t mean the older ones don’t deserve the same level of attention.

'Truly heart-breaking!' Dumped dog only named 'Puppy Number Five' by cruel breeders

'Truly heart-breaking!' Dumped dog only named 'Puppy Number Five' by cruel breeders

Puppy Number Five has now been given the name of Maggie and is living with loving owners after being rescued by Battersea Dogs and Cats Home.

CAT CRISIS: UK overpopulation nightmare sees RSPCA make 60 rescues A DAY

CAT CRISIS: UK overpopulation nightmare sees RSPCA make 60 rescues A DAY

The Cat Population Control Group (CPCG) – made up of a number of animal welfare groups, including the RSPCA, Cats Protection, Battersea Cats and Dogs Home, Blue Cross, PDSA and Vets 4 Pets, believes having kittens spayed when they reach four months of age rather than at the traditional six months stage will help reduce these figures.

You can go speed dating with Battersea’s loneliest residents for Valentine’s Day

You can go speed dating with Battersea’s loneliest residents for Valentine’s Day

(Picture: Heal’s) It’s almost Valentine’s Day and this speed dating event means you can get the perfect match.

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.

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