Daily beach trips 'helped' Golden Retriever outlive life expectancy

Daily beach trips 'helped' Golden Retriever outlive life expectancy

Bailey, who turns 15 in December, ‘definitely thinks he’s human sometimes’ (Credits: Mercury Press)Golden Retrievers live, on average, for around 10 to 12 years.Laura says that Bailey, who turns 15 in December, ‘definitely thinks he’s human sometimes’.

Dog wanted to play fetch with eight inch dildo he found in bushes

Dog wanted to play fetch with eight inch dildo he found in bushes

Laura said her dog then ran back to her and left the sex toy by her feet – expecting her to throw it so they could start playing.

Thieves dragged dog over fence and stole her from family’s garden

Thieves dragged dog over fence and stole her from family’s garden

Lola the English Pointer was pulled over the gate by thieves (Picture: GloucestershireLive/ BPM) She was found three weeks after being stolen on August 15 (Picture: BPM)Laura told Gloucestershire Live: ‘It’s amazing.

Dog becomes foster dad to kittens waiting to find forever homes

Dog becomes foster dad to kittens waiting to find forever homes

Raylan has helped care for more than 60 cats and kittens (Picture: @raylan_the_dog/Caters News Agency)‘I have no idea why Raylan loves kittens,’ says Laura, from Toronto, Canada.

Couple travel the world on the cheap by looking after people's pets

Couple travel the world on the cheap by looking after people's pets

Laura and Barry have been on an 18-month adventure thanks to picking up dogsitting jobs (Picture: Laura Fisher / SWNS)Laura Fisher, 36, and Barry McNeice, 35, have spent the last 18 months travelling the world on the cheap – all thanks to jobs looking after people’s pets and staying in their homes free of charge.

Rescue workers say animals are ‘forgotten victims’ of coronavirus

Rescue workers say animals are ‘forgotten victims’ of coronavirus

Laura Slade has volunteered with the Celia Cross Greyhound Trust for 10 years (Picture: Laura Slade) It is now the busiest time of the year for shelters who take in cats (Picture: Ashbourne Animal Welfare).

Hot cross buns are toxic for dogs so don’t give in to their puppy eyes

Hot cross buns are toxic for dogs so don’t give in to their puppy eyes

Dr Laura Playforth, professional standards director for out-of-hours pet care firm Vets Now, said: ‘It’s unclear exactly what causes the toxic effects of raisins but just one can kill a susceptible dog so real caution should be taken with foods, like hot cross buns, that contain them.

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.

Obese chihuahua who loved eating food from the bin was so heavy he couldn't walk

Obese chihuahua who loved eating food from the bin was so heavy he couldn't walk

At his heaviest, Cleatus couldn’t walk and had to be dragged around in a cart Picture: Caters News)Laura said: ‘He maintained a healthy weight of 1st 7lbs [25lbs] for most of his adult life but once he reached 12 years of age – he began to pile on the pounds and slow down.

Woman who visited and fed chained up dog for a YEAR shares joy after finally being able to adopt it

Woman who visited and fed chained up dog for a YEAR shares joy after finally being able to adopt it

Knowing the owner wasn't caring for her properly, Laura spent a year visiting the pooch, which she named Takia, and regularly took videos of the happy hound greeting her with licks and a wagging tail.

Puppy who was abandoned in a bin bag gets his forever home for Christmas

Puppy who was abandoned in a bin bag gets his forever home for Christmas

Percy is adorable (Picture: Laura Walters)Christmas has come early for one little puppy.Laura tells : ‘As soon as I heard what happened I felt like he deserved the best, and I knew he would love walking all day and sleeping on the sofa all night!

Have a drink, meet a dog: How this 'dog bar' is giving shelter pups a 2nd chance

Have a drink, meet a dog: How this 'dog bar' is giving shelter pups a 2nd chance

Patrons who stop by to enjoy food and drinks have the opportunity to interact with the bar's adoptable dogs in hopes of taking one home.Laura SpotteckThough he's owned and operated many businesses as an entrepreneur, opening a bar with adoptable dogs is definitely a first for Porter.

Meet the detection dogs that are fighting against nuclear terrorism

Meet the detection dogs that are fighting against nuclear terrorism

‘We use general purpose dogs, which are the larger breeds so the German/Belgian/Dutch shepherds and we use those for day-to-day work like you would see in a home office police force,’ Laura says.

Man who cloned girlfriend’s dog now wants to make a copy of his own

Man who cloned girlfriend’s dog now wants to make a copy of his own

Richard Remde and Laura Jacques are cloning a second dog (Picture: SWNS)Cloned puppies are made through a process called somatic cell nuclear transfer, using surrogates mums rescued from centres across South Korea.

I might be blind but don’t treat me like I am invisible

I might be blind but don’t treat me like I am invisible

A security guard confronted us and said the centre had a no dog policy and asked that we leave immediately (Photo: Laura Radford)Working guide dogs have been around for decades in Britain, but misunderstanding of the support they give to blind and partially-sighted people still lurks.

Scottie dog facing EXTINCTION: Fears for Scottish Terrier as pets hit by shock decline

Scottie dog facing EXTINCTION: Fears for Scottish Terrier as pets hit by shock decline

It would be very sad to no longer see this historic and much-loved breed in our streets and parks in a few generations’ time.” President George W Bush carries his dog Barney as First Lady Laura Bush holds Miss Beazley (Image: GETTY) Scottie dog is a popular Monopoly playing piece (Image: GETTY) As breeds such as Scotties cause concerns over their continuing decline in popularity, the rise of the French bulldog has created its own worries.

Americans Will Spend $815 Million on Pets for Valentine's Day

Americans Will Spend $815 Million on Pets for Valentine's Day

According to an article by Laura Petrecca and Sabrina Treitz, of USA Today , one out of five pet owners will spend money on their pets this Valentine’s Day. A total of $815 million will be spent this year on Valentine’s Day gifts for furry friends; this from a survey conducted by the National Retail Federation .

Dog with cancer needs to find a home to live out her final days

Dog with cancer needs to find a home to live out her final days

Little Charley the Staffordshire bull terrier was brought into the Blue Cross rehoming centre in Burford, Oxfordshire in June – and has remained there ever since (Picture: Blue Cross)Laura Crofts, rehoming manager, said it could be ‘a few weeks, a few months or a few years’.