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.

Blind man targeted by woman who claims using guide dogs is as cruel as cock-fighting

Blind man targeted by woman who claims using guide dogs is as cruel as cock-fighting

Amit says it would be obvious if service animals didn’t want to do their work (Picture: Dr Amit Patel)In November animal welfare campaigner Wendy Turner-Webster told Good Morning Britain she believes using guide dogs is ‘unethical’ as they cannot consent.

Britain’s Giant Pet Food Factory review – catty in all the wrong ways

Britain’s Giant Pet Food Factory review – catty in all the wrong ways

“All this science goes towards the business of selling pet food,” says the narrator, Robert Webb. When Joe tastes the product – all pet food gets a human taste test, which is certainly a spectacle, particularly when you’ve seen the meat smoothie rope part – we are told it is “irrelevant”.

Britain’s fattest dog put on diet after ballooning to 11 stone

Britain’s fattest dog put on diet after ballooning to 11 stone

George weighs as much as an average British woman after munching on pasties and pies (Picture: Farlap) George will be cared for at Gables Farm in Plymouth, Devon, where the country’s two previous fattest dogs were both looked after (Picture: Farlap)Ruth Pickards, deputy manager for the farm, said she and the team were proud of the work they did to help obese animals get a better life.

Romans in Britain and Welsh rabbits

Romans in Britain and Welsh rabbits

Dewi Evans says the Welsh word for rabbit is very similar to its Romance counterparts; Brian Ayers says rabbit bones found in East Anglia are also proof of Roman connections.

Ben-Fur: Romans brought rabbits to Britain, experts discover

Ben-Fur: Romans brought rabbits to Britain, experts discover

The 4cm fragment of tibia bone was unearthed at Fishbourne Roman palace in Chichester, West Sussex in 1964 but was stored in a box at the site until 2017, when Dr Fay Worley, a zooarchaeologist with Historic England, recognised it as belonging to a rabbit.

Britain’s oldest pets: from a fortysomething goldfish to a centenarian tortoise

Britain’s oldest pets: from a fortysomething goldfish to a centenarian tortoise

Photograph: Natalya Vilman/Getty Images/iStockphoto “He’s a lovely cat, although he has got a little grumpy in his old age,” said Michele Heritage, from Devon, of Rubble, who celebrated his 30th birthday at a party at the vet’s last year. In 2014, a female tortoise called Tommy was thought to be Britain’s oldest pet, aged 116.

On the trail of Britain’s wild big cats

On the trail of Britain’s wild big cats

A spokeswoman for the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (Defra) said: “Neither Natural England nor Defra have received any credible reports of wild living or breeding big cats in Britain in recent years.

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