The queens of agility: America’s most famous canine athletes race for glory

The queens of agility: America’s most famous canine athletes race for glory

The introduction of an agility competition to Westminster marked a step forward for this emerging sport and few trainers have since made a bigger impact on the US scene than Perry DeWitt and Jessica Ajoux, who live together in the Philadelphia suburb of Wyncote alongside two of America’s most famous canine athletes: the border collies Verb and Fame.

Jack Russell survives falling 40ft off a cliff with no major injuries

Jack Russell survives falling 40ft off a cliff with no major injuries

George was rescued by volunteers (Picture: North News & Pictures)A Jack Russell terrier is lucky to be alive after tumbling 40ft onto rocks from the top of a cliff.Phil, who was with his three-year-old daughter Evie, called for help from the coastguard after realising he could not rescue George himself.

Man travels down the Thames with dog to collect presents for homeless

Man travels down the Thames with dog to collect presents for homeless

Phil Bradshaw and his dog , Lucky, are taking part in The Christmas Cruise for StreetVet, an animal welfare charity, with the aim to collect donations for homeless people during Christmas .

Caught On Camera: Police Save Terrier Dog from Busy Highway

Caught On Camera: Police Save Terrier Dog from Busy Highway

Officers Allen Speed and Paul Garcia temporarily stopped traffic during their rescue, reports Phillip Townsend (WFAA).It wasn’t an easy task considering the dog seemed to be nervous and avoiding the officers, luckily enough, reports Townsend, Garcia happened to have dog treats with him and he used those to lure her to safety.

3D printing and spine surgery helps paralyzed dog walk again

3D printing and spine surgery helps paralyzed dog walk again

St. Francis Veterinary Center of South JerseyWhen Loraine knew something wasn't right with her husband's "best buddy" she took him to Saint Francis Veterinary Center outside Philadelphia where doctors told her he needed emergency spine surgery .The procedure was necessary but also very risky, as Andy’s bones and blood vessels all fit into a space as small as a human finger.

Woman rescues nearly 100 dogs as Hurricane Dorian slams the Bahamas

Woman rescues nearly 100 dogs as Hurricane Dorian slams the Bahamas

Phillips, who told NBC News she takes care of dogs along with her brother without any help from outside organizations, has made a career out of finding homes for pooches for the last 15 years.

'Your cat is watching you!' The fearless felines hidden by their author

'Your cat is watching you!' The fearless felines hidden by their author

William Baldwin concealed his 16th-century book Beware the Cat because of its satirical swipes at the Catholic church. Philosophically, Baldwin was asking the kind of questions with which 20th-century philosophers have since grappled, says Bob McKay, a senior lecturer in English Literature at Sheffield whose research has focused on animals living beside humans in literature.

Clumsy dog rescued by firefighters after getting his head stuck in a cat flap

Clumsy dog rescued by firefighters after getting his head stuck in a cat flap

Poor Luis got his head stuck (Picture: Phil Michell / SWNS)A dog has been rescued by firefighters after he got his head stuck in a cat flap. (Picture: Phil Michell / SWNS)‘Next thing we knew, we looked down and saw Luis poking his head through the flap.

Pick of the Litter review – heartwarming dogumentary

Pick of the Litter review – heartwarming dogumentary

Cuteness levels regularly exceed safe norms during this heartwarming “dogumentary” as five labrador puppies – Potomac, Patriot, Poppy, Phil and Primrose – are put into training to become guide dogs for the blind.

Cats' ears cut off as others killed and swung around by their tails in string of 'horrific' attacks across Norwich

Cats' ears cut off as others killed and swung around by their tails in string of 'horrific' attacks across Norwich

The next day a woman called police to report seeing a man swinging a cat by its tail against a garage in the Philadelphia Lane area, before running off with the animal towards Pengrove Road. Lottie Sparkes, head nurse at Taverham Vets which treated two of the cats mutilated in the attacks, described their injuries as "horrific".

Couple prank their friends with adorable gender reveal for their new puppy

Couple prank their friends with adorable gender reveal for their new puppy

(Picture: Claire McPhilomy/Fortitude Press)In the series of photographs, by Claire McPhilomy, the couple first share the news that their family is ‘expanding’. (Picture: Claire McPhilomy/Fortitude Press)‘I am so grateful that a few people ending up thinking it was as funny as we did.

Guide dog celebrates Leeds United’s winning goal with its owner in the stands

Guide dog celebrates Leeds United’s winning goal with its owner in the stands

Nikki Allen began attending Leeds’ games at Elland Road after losing her sight and is aided by her guide dog Rita. This woman’s guide dog going mental for Jack Harrison’s winner @TheSquareBall @NothingButLUFC @LeedsUnitedHQ @PhilHayYEP #lufc — Sean Clare (@Sean__Clare).

Cats like music just tailored to them...

Cats like music just tailored to them...

Bibliophiles may be acquainted with Roald Dahl’s short story Edward the Conqueror, in which a pet cat with a silver coat, listens to Hungarian composer Franz Liszt’s Petrarch Sonnets with rapt attention. This is because every dog breed likes a different kind of music.

Warning after dog’s paws were burned off when he walked on icy grass

Warning after dog’s paws were burned off when he walked on icy grass

Britain's youngest female paedophile, 17, was groomed from the age of 13 Chase was then rushed to the vet where his feet were cleaned, dressed and he was administered with pain relief before receiving laser treatment to help with the healing – resulting in him being left unable to walk for the next two weeks.

Heartbreaking moment dog tries to stop traffic to get help for her dying puppy

Heartbreaking moment dog tries to stop traffic to get help for her dying puppy

Heartbreaking footage shows how a frantic mother dog was barking at passing cars to try and help her puppy after he was knocked over (Picture: ViralPress) The family of stray dogs had been living by the side of the road in La Paz town, Iloilo City, the Philippines, where locals treated them as ”community pets’ (Picture: ViralPress) ‘Village council officers came after a few hours, but the mother had already disappeared with her two other puppies.

Clean Eating Goes to the Dogs with Nutro’s ‘Feed Clean’ Diets

Clean Eating Goes to the Dogs with Nutro’s ‘Feed Clean’ Diets

“Increasingly, consumers have started extending their own food philosophies onto their pets, choosing options that reflect the same growing trends in human food, such as no added preservatives and non-GMO ingredients,” Beach says.

A Crappy Trip: Service Dog Answers Call of Nature, Forces Emergency Landing

A Crappy Trip: Service Dog Answers Call of Nature, Forces Emergency Landing

Consider the case of Philadelphia-bound US Airways Flight 598, which made an unexpected stop in Kansas City a few hours after its departure from Los Angeles. “About an hour into the flight, I started smelling this terrible smell,” passenger Steven McCall told Inside Edition’s Diane McInerney.

'Pick of the Litter' documentary follows puppies' guide dog training

'Pick of the Litter' documentary follows puppies' guide dog training

The documentary filmmaker and co-director Dana Nachman, 46, followed five Labrador retriever puppies — Patriot, Potomac, Primrose, Poppet and Phil — through 20 months of intensive training to see which, if any, would become guide dogs in their new documentary, "Pick of the Litter," due out Aug. 31.

New Hope for People and Pets Affected by Domestic Violence

New Hope for People and Pets Affected by Domestic Violence

Marie Philip, deputy commissioner of the Office for Domestic Violence, New York City Human Resources Administration said, “We are in need of innovative programs to give people whatever helps to encourage them to leave an abusive situation, and URIPALS does just that.”