Britain's 'worst guide dog' who kept wandering off to get food finds a new home

Britain's 'worst guide dog' who kept wandering off to get food finds a new home

Frankie Tipton with Victoria and his previous guide dog Bentley (Picture: Thames Water / SWNS)But the news that’s definitely good is that the dog has now found a loving home where she doesn’t need to stress about doing a job that wasn’t right for her.

Brexit: pets will need papers for travel to EU and Northern Ireland

Brexit: pets will need papers for travel to EU and Northern Ireland

From 1 January, people travelling from Britain with pets and assistance dogs will need to ensure they have an animal health certificate (AHC) instead of a pet passport no earlier than 10 days before travel, the UK government said on its website.

‘Britain’s naughtiest dog's' chewing habit costs owners nearly £9k

‘Britain’s naughtiest dog's' chewing habit costs owners nearly £9k

His owners claim to have ‘Britain’s naughtiest dog’ after he chewed his way through eight sofas, two dining room tables and 10 remote controls – costing Jill Kirkham and her partner Steve nearly £9k in total.

Dog suffers same coronavirus symptoms as owner after chewing her used tissues

Dog suffers same coronavirus symptoms as owner after chewing her used tissues

Mushka the Alaskan malamute developed the same symptoms as his owner (Picture: Mandy Hayes / SWNS)A dog could be the first in Britain to have contracted coronavirus after it chewed its owner’s discarded tissues then developed symptoms.

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.

Channel 5 joins forces with The Dogfather on hunt for Britain’s naughtiest pups

Channel 5 joins forces with The Dogfather on hunt for Britain’s naughtiest pups

Then they could become the star of the next Channel 5 series of Dogs Behaving (Very) Badly.The Channel 5 series will start filming soon (Picture: Channel 5)‘Often it’s because we don’t reward the good bits, because we get stuck in telling them off for what they do,’ he said.

McDonald's-loving Titch set to become Britain's oldest living dog

McDonald's-loving Titch set to become Britain's oldest living dog

20-year-old Titch is on track to be the oldest dog in the UK (Picture: Luke and Candice Kay / SWNS)Meet the dog on course to become Britain’s oldest – reaching a ripe old age of 20 thanks to a diet of McDonald’s.

Britain's loneliest dog who searched for a home for 10 years gets adopted

Britain's loneliest dog who searched for a home for 10 years gets adopted

Bess had been at the shelter for ten years (Picture: Last Chance Animal Rescue / SWNS)A border collie given the title of Britain’s loneliest dog – after spending ten years in a rescue centre – has finally found a loving home.

Britain's loneliest dog ooking for a home for 437 days after owner died

Britain's loneliest dog ooking for a home for 437 days after owner died

Diefer needs a home with experienced owners and no other pets or children (Picture: RSPCA/PA)Hayley says: ‘He would suit experienced owners who have an active lifestyle with lots of time to spend helping Diefer develop his education and training further.

Dog gives birth to 10 new puppies of Britain’s rarest breed

Dog gives birth to 10 new puppies of Britain’s rarest breed

Red and white setters have been on the decline since Victorian times (Picture: BNPS) The red and white setter has fallen to the bottom of the Kennel Club’s vulnerable breeds list after only 39 were born last year (Picture: BNPS)Jim Cuddy, chairman of the Red and White Setter Club of Great Britain, said: ‘Having 10 new puppies does help the breed, given as there were only 39 last year.

Britain's loneliest dog is holding auditions for owners after 10 years in shelter

Britain's loneliest dog is holding auditions for owners after 10 years in shelter

After an online appeal, the dog has received hundreds of adoption requests (Picture: Triangle News )‘It takes her quite a while to build up a bond with someone but it’s always handy to have some treats to win her over.

Jack Russells surge in popularity ‘thanks to Boris and Brexit patriotism’

Jack Russells surge in popularity ‘thanks to Boris and Brexit patriotism’

The Queen is a famous fan of corgis (Picture: Rex) The Queen is devoted to her pets and travels with them (Picture: PA)The Kennel Club said the Irish red and white setter had become the most vulnerable of all Britain’s native breeds, with 39 puppy registrations in 2019 – the breed’s lowest figures in 30 years.

Dog thought to be the fattest in Britain loses half her body weight

Dog thought to be the fattest in Britain loses half her body weight

Lulu before her weight loss (Picture: SWNS)Lulu the nine-year-old Rottweiler could hardly move and experienced pain in her back legs when she tipped the scales at 9st 10lbs.Owner Gill Jones, a 66-year-old grandmother of six, said: ‘She was a rescue dog and was born with a problem with her genes.

Claws out! Why cats are causing chaos and controversy across Britain

Claws out! Why cats are causing chaos and controversy across Britain

“He’s so naughty!” says Gina Burnside, a 33-year-old payroll processor from Darlington, of her shorthair rescue cat, Hector.Mike offered the neighbours ownership of Bob, but changed his mind when they refused to put in a cat flap and went on holiday for a week, leaving Bob in their garden.

Dog owners warned of flesh-eating Alabama Rot as five new UK cases confirmed

Dog owners warned of flesh-eating Alabama Rot as five new UK cases confirmed

Symptoms include lethargy and vomiting, with dogs also likely to have lesions or ulcers on their tongues or lower limbs (Picture: Wessex News) It affects dogs of all types and ages (Picture: Wessex News)Since the disease reached Britain from America in 2012, the highest number of deaths have been in Greater Manchester, Dorset and the New Forest in Hampshire.

Mince pies for pets take the biscuit

Mince pies for pets take the biscuit

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Cats are lucky charms!

Cats are lucky charms!

- Good luck: No one understands why, in Britain, black cats are still considered to be lucky; and if one walked in front of a bride and groom it was seen as a happy omen for the marriage.And a white cat was thought to bring good fortune and luck to their pet parents.

From the archive: Britain’s most exclusive doghouse, 1991

From the archive: Britain’s most exclusive doghouse, 1991

reporter, Martin Plimmer, went along to Alicia and Bill Eykyn’s Featherbed Country Club for Dogs in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire – where pets can stay for £125 a week, or £265 in today’s money (or to put it another way, four times as much as my student room cost at the time) – to find out about this piece of ‘canine heaven’.

Dog who was found chained with front legs chopped off now in loving foster home

Dog who was found chained with front legs chopped off now in loving foster home

Tally has no front legs (Picture: SWNS)A Shar Pei puppy who had her front paws chopped off by cruel thugs in Romania is now enjoying a new life in Britain.She’s incredible happy now (Picture: SWNS)Karen had previously fostered another Shar Pei for her friend Gina McCallum, who runs the rescue charity.

Black Labrador gives birth to one of Britain’s largest ever litters

Black Labrador gives birth to one of Britain’s largest ever litters

Black Labrador Beau gave birth to 13 puppies – one of Britain’s largest ever litters.Beau gave birth to 13 pups (Picture: SWNS) Beau’s owners helped with the delivery (Picture: KMG/SWNS) Kisses (Picture: SWNS)All of the other puppies have been named to match their own unique personalities.

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