Pets in prison: the rescue dogs teaching Californian inmates trust and responsibility

Pets in prison: the rescue dogs teaching Californian inmates trust and responsibility

Best of buddies: working with the dogs helps many of the prisoners deal with their own past traumas I join in the second week of the 14-week course at North Kern, together with two dozen inmate students, head trainer Robert Villaneda and Skow.

Meet Nellie the space dog – she’s even been vetted by NASA

Meet Nellie the space dog – she’s even been vetted by NASA

One small step for dog, one giant leap for animals everywhere (Picture: @nelliebritishbulldog/Caters News)Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Sally Ride have just been joined in the astronaut hall of fame by a highly unusual character – mostly because she isn’t even human.

Unexpected joys of self-isolation

Unexpected joys of self-isolation

Don’t worry, bread-lovers, I have a solution , 1 April).• Join the debate – email [email protected]• Read more Guardian letters – click here to visit • Do you have a photo you’d like to share with Guardian readers?

Two-year-old boy loves his dog so much he thinks they’re brothers

Two-year-old boy loves his dog so much he thinks they’re brothers

Born nine days apart, the pair have grown up together and think of each other as brothers (Picture: LAURA WEBSTER / CATERS NEWS AGENCY )‘From eating food from the plate, just like Fenn would, he also joins him in learning tricks like sit, heel round.

Dog weighs twice what she should thanks to love of cheesy crisps

Dog weighs twice what she should thanks to love of cheesy crisps

(Picture: CATERS NEWS AGENCY)‘Skylar eats absolutely everything, and it’s very difficult to say no when she gives you those puppy-dog eyes.Skylar has joined the PDSA Pet Fit Club (Picture: CATERS NEWS AGENCY)Mandy said: ‘Skylar just loves to snack.

Woman spends £800 a month on her Instagram-famous sausage dog squad

Woman spends £800 a month on her Instagram-famous sausage dog squad

Ivy, Missy, Button, Duke, Ivy and Apple (Picture: Caters News) ‘They have birthday parties where all their friends come and join them for celebrations, cake and party bags.’.

Cat and dog love to go on walks together

Cat and dog love to go on walks together

Niqo loves to cuddle up with Archer and now even joins the dog for walks.Ben has started capturing photos of the pair’s unaided walks to share on Instagram, so everyone can join the pals on their everyday adventures.

400 dogs turn out to support dying pooch Marley on one of his final walks

400 dogs turn out to support dying pooch Marley on one of his final walks

Ashleigh and Marley on the walk (Picture: Ashleigh Murray)But the big event she wanted was a huge walk, inviting dog owners and their pups from across Northern Ireland to join them, making one of his final walkies one to remember.

Nervous bride asks dog to join first look photos and its delightful

Nervous bride asks dog to join first look photos and its delightful

The best kind of photos (Picture: Perri Farlow/Farlow Photography)Photographer Perri told : ‘We had been shooting bridesmaid and bridal portraits for a while and Kristen needed a few minutes to calm her nerves before walking down the aisle.

Boris Johnson’s rescue dog arrives at new home in Downing Street

Boris Johnson’s rescue dog arrives at new home in Downing Street

The puppy has arrived at its new home (Picture: PA)A rescue puppy has moved out of a dog shelter and into Downing Street to join Boris Johnson and girlfriend Carrie Symonds.

Beautiful moment Labrador joins newlyweds for their first dance

Beautiful moment Labrador joins newlyweds for their first dance

The Labrador didn’t want to miss out on the fun (Picture:Nicole Funden/Storyful)To keep her steady, the bride and groom each hold one of her paws.‘They both spend so much time with Eva,’ Selena Gomes, one of the wedding guests, told the Dodo.

'Mustache puppy' Salvador Dolly looks exactly like a certain artist

'Mustache puppy' Salvador Dolly looks exactly like a certain artist

The mustachioed puppy went viral after Hearts & Bones Rescue, which is jointly based in Salvador Dolly’s city of birth, Dallas, and New York City, posted a picture of her on Facebook on July 26 after rescuing her and her family via Dallas Animal Services.

New York becomes first state to ban cat declawing

New York becomes first state to ban cat declawing

— New York became the first U.S. state to ban the declawing of cats Monday, joining most of Europe, several Canadian provinces and a growing list of American cities that already prohibit a procedure animal advocates call cruel and unnecessary.

The mother of all annoyances

The mother of all annoyances

How many more times will the Guardian tell us that Ursula von der Leyen is the mother of seven (Report , 19 July)? • Join the debate – email [email protected] • Read more Guardian letters – click here to visit

#DogsofInsta: Pet profiles with engaging posts are all the rage

#DogsofInsta: Pet profiles with engaging posts are all the rage

He wanted to share pictures of his pet with all his friends and after the account was created, I joined in posting photos and videos of these two babies.”.

Prepare yourself for cuddles, there’s a chihuahua café coming to London

Prepare yourself for cuddles, there’s a chihuahua café coming to London

The diva of dogs (Picture: Pug Cafe)Organisers Pug Cafe have joined up with dog grooming brand Pet Teezer for the occasion and the first 200 chihuahua owners will receive a free brush worth £10.

Home to roost: my life as a pigeon fancier

Home to roost: my life as a pigeon fancier

A few months before I joined the club, Natalya and I found out we were going to have another baby, and our son was born, at home, the night before my first pigeon race. We’d watch them fly around the house each morning, and wait in the garden for them to come home from races.

Xylitol is not such a sweet treat for dogs

Xylitol is not such a sweet treat for dogs

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You can now get Game of Thrones inspired cloaks for your pets

You can now get Game of Thrones inspired cloaks for your pets

(Picture: Facebook/Le Magical Menagerie)If your pet isn’t joining you to watch Game of Thrones, what are you playing at? (Picture: Facebook/Le Magical Menagerie)LeMagicalMenagerie is selling cloaks in Night’s Watch black, grey, and even a Daenerys inspired white.

Assange has been collared. His cat knows the feeling

Assange has been collared. His cat knows the feeling

• It is not easy to feel sympathy for a man who dresses his cat in a collar and tie (Assange faces five years in US jail as standoff ends , 12 April). Let’s have at least one happy, uplifting story on the front page every day. • Join the debate – email [email protected]

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