‘Don’t adopt them!’ Expert sparks fury with five ‘worst’ dog breeds to take home

‘Don’t adopt them!’ Expert sparks fury with five ‘worst’ dog breeds to take home

A former pet industry worker sparked debate by warning people not to adopt five unexpected dog breeds in a video which amassed seven million views.Many took to the comments to defend their dog breed while others agreed with her controversial opinions.

Do you need a petnup? How to navigate breakups when you share a pet

Do you need a petnup? How to navigate breakups when you share a pet

Vic still has Frankie with her now (Picture: Vic Paterson)According to researchfrom Direct Let Pet Insurance, more than a quarter of the some 101,500 divorce cases in the UK last year involved the custody or care of a dog or cat, a number that is likely to rise given that 3.2million pets were bought during the pandemic.

Man left disabled after falling from horse spooked by Westie sues for £5,000,000

Man left disabled after falling from horse spooked by Westie sues for £5,000,000

Lourens Koetsier now has to use a wheelchair outside after his horse buckled him (Picture: Champion News)A financial adviser left needing a wheelchair after a Westie terrier ran at his horse on a Welsh beach is suing the dog’s owner for up to £5million.

Ukrainian refugees: UK set to waive red tape for pets

Ukrainian refugees: UK set to waive red tape for pets

With more than 2.5 million Ukrainians having been forced to leave the country, sources say ministers will waive the strict rule that requires owners to have a pet passport or health certificate to bring in their pets.

Is your dog depressed? Horror pet warning as study pinpoints major signs to look out for

Is your dog depressed? Horror pet warning as study pinpoints major signs to look out for

Study finds nearly three quarters of UK dogs show signs of poor mental health (Image: Getty) Around 8.8 million dogs exhibit behaviour indicating anxiety or depression (Image: Getty)The most common signs include a loss of appetite, destructiveness and low activity levels.

Rescuers who saved dog using sausages dangled from a drone receive award

Rescuers who saved dog using sausages dangled from a drone receive award

Millie became lost over mud flats and fears were growing that she would soon drown if she wasn’t found (Picture: Solent News) Animal charity Peta presented the Denmead Drone Search and Rescue team with a Hero to Animals Award (Picture: Solent News).

HORRORS OF ANIMAL CRUELTY: Defenceless dogs are shot to make and electricity

HORRORS OF ANIMAL CRUELTY: Defenceless dogs are shot to make and electricity

Dale, 60, who is backing the Daily Express Green Britain Needs You campaign, said: "Millions of Brits will be shocked and disgusted to discover how hunts are treating their dogs, and will be horrified to find out their lights might be puppy-powered.".

Pets at Home set for profit boost but supply chain costs increase

Pets at Home set for profit boost but supply chain costs increase

Bosses said sales hit £319.4 million in the 12 weeks to December 30, a jump of 5.8% on the same period a year ago.Pets at Home said: “We, like many others, are witnessing a number of inflationary pressures across the supply chain.

Dog walker covered in blood as she’s battered by thieves trying to steal pet

Dog walker covered in blood as she’s battered by thieves trying to steal pet

Gayle Smillie, 34, was attacked in broad daylight while walking in Greenhead Moss Nature Reserve (Picture: Google/Facebook/Paws and Claws Pet Services)A dog walker was left with blood streaming down her face after thieves attacked her in a park and tried to steal her miniature dachshund.

Rescuers save lost dog after tempting her with sausages dangled from drones

Rescuers save lost dog after tempting her with sausages dangled from drones

Millie was rescued from Romania two years ago (Picture: Solent News)‘We came up with the idea to hang sausages on the drone to lure her towards the team, as it was high tide and we didn’t want to risk her drowning.

Millionaire breeders who sold bulldog puppies for £20,000 must pay it all back

Millionaire breeders who sold bulldog puppies for £20,000 must pay it all back

Karl and Victoria Shellard illegally bred bulldogs and forced them to have back-to-back pregnancies (Picture: Wales News Service)A millionaire couple who illegally bred dogs to exploit the pet boom must repay their earnings — nearly £400,000.

Pope Francis warns that choosing pets over children ‘diminishes us’

Pope Francis warns that choosing pets over children ‘diminishes us’

Pope Francis has some pretty strong opinions about couples who choose to have pets instead of children.In fact, the child-free lifestyle has been enticing more and more millennials in recent years as many couples have begun to embrace the freedom that comes along with not having children.

What’s new, pussycat? How feline film stars are trained to perform

What’s new, pussycat? How feline film stars are trained to perform

Canadian animal trainer Melissa Millett has a novel way of desensitising the cats she works with: she stages mock film shoots at home.

Millie the dog wows shoppers by putting litter in the bin

Millie the dog wows shoppers by putting litter in the bin

Millie has been impressing shoppers in Hereford with her litter-picking party trick (Picture: SWNS)A clever little dog has been amazing shoppers on a high street by picking up litter and putting it in the bin.

Dog with $500 million trust sells villa once owned by Madonna

Dog with $500 million trust sells villa once owned by Madonna

German Shepherd Gunther VI enjoys a luxurious life in his mansion when he's not at his "main home" in Tuscany.

Truth behind viral '1 tree for every pet picture' trend on Instagram

Truth behind viral '1 tree for every pet picture' trend on Instagram

The trend was started by Plant A Tree Co. who posted a story to their one million followers with Instagram’s new Add Yours sticker.‘We posted the new “Add Yours” story as a fun tree planting campaign where we can show off our awesome pets!,’ said the company in the .

Woman has spent £144,000 on her beloved pets and her cat is on Prozac

Woman has spent £144,000 on her beloved pets and her cat is on Prozac

Camila playing with beloved dog Zed on the beach (Picture: Jam Press/@camilaelle2)The model, who pulls in seven figures a year thanks to her OnlyFans page, estimates she spends around $1,000 (£733) a month on grooming, food and medication for Miso, Yuumi, Tigger, and Zed. Camilla spends more than the average pet owner – in the UK, most cat and dog owners spend between £16,000 and £33,000 over the course of their beloved animal’s life.

The Guardian view on habits: a pandemic of lost routines

The Guardian view on habits: a pandemic of lost routines

Pre-Covid about 15 million people a month went to the cinema, while London theatres attracted the same number every year.More than 10 million people went to the cinema in August.

Is getting a cat or dog bad for the planet?

Is getting a cat or dog bad for the planet?

Dry pet food production emits 106 million tonnes of carbon dioxide each year, more than countries such as Mozambique and the Philippines, according to a 2020 study by researchers at the University of Edinburgh.

UK has almost 250,000 urban stray cats, claims first detailed study

UK has almost 250,000 urban stray cats, claims first detailed study

In the first study of its kind, researchers have calculated there are nearly a quarter of a million stray cats living in urban areas of the UK – or an average of 9.3 a square kilometre.

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