Pet time and power naps: working from home during the Covid crisis

Pet time and power naps: working from home during the Covid crisis

For Lauren Hutchcraft, 30, working from home has allowed her to spend more time with her pets, two dogs and a recently adopted cat – even if it does make for a rather chaotic office set-up.

Brutally honest adoption ad for 'demonic Chihuahua' goes viral

Brutally honest adoption ad for 'demonic Chihuahua' goes viral

"I am convinced at this point he is not a real dog, but more like a vessel for a traumatized Victorian child that now haunts our home.”Second Chance Pet Adoption LeagueTyfanee Fortuna, Prancer’s current foster owner, with some photos and videos of the two-year-old pup, trying to find a way to make the dog sound appealing to future adoptive owners.

'What appointments did these dogs have to keep?': long lunches and brief liaisons in a radical new dogumentary

'What appointments did these dogs have to keep?': long lunches and brief liaisons in a radical new dogumentary

From the moment Zeytin makes her first appearance in Elizabeth Lo’s feature Stray, there is no doubt you are in the presence of a unique spirit.

Meet Sidney the seal! NYC aquarium introduces rescued harbor seal from California

Meet Sidney the seal! NYC aquarium introduces rescued harbor seal from California

The mammal center and National Marine Fisheries Service requested that the New York Aquarium take Sidney in and the aquarium agreed.Sidney was taken to the Pacific Marine Mammal Center, where staff had to provide around-the-clock care and feed her every two hours.

'Looking for a flamingo?': bird trafficking in Iraq – photo essay

'Looking for a flamingo?': bird trafficking in Iraq – photo essay

Flamingos belonging to Mustafa Ahmed Ali. He sells up to 10 birds a month.Ali, the bird seller, buys his flamingos from poachers in Sheeb, a large swamp area close to the Iranian border.

Siddharth Chandekar: Pets make for ultra glam baraatis at desi weddings

Siddharth Chandekar: Pets make for ultra glam baraatis at desi weddings

While Sai’s pet baby Mocha wore a mini sherwani at her nuptials, Sid and Mitali’s baby Dora flaunted a pearl necklace on their D-Day. Pet wedding fashion is a big hit this shaadi season, with not only the brides and grooms, but even their pooches decking up to the nines in embellished Indian wear and smart tuxes.

Senior dog discovered lying on late owner's chest in the snow finds new home

Senior dog discovered lying on late owner's chest in the snow finds new home

Baby Dog stayed at Placer County Animal Services in Auburn, California, after a search party found him in the snow lying on his late owner's chest.

Dog terrifies owner after eating lipstick and playing dead

Dog terrifies owner after eating lipstick and playing dead

Alice after eating the lipstick (Picture: Caters News Agency)Jordan Gilletti thought she’d walked into a horrific scene when she spotted her dog Alice not moving and covered in something red.

Dognappers ran off in fear after picking out dog that taught them a lesson

Dognappers ran off in fear after picking out dog that taught them a lesson

Nellie was unimpressed by two men attempting to steal her (Picture: Toby Currier)A pair of ‘dognappers’ ran away in fright after a botched attempt to steal a Belgian Malinois – a breed often used by police and the military.

Over a third of dogs bought during the pandemic have never even been to the park

Over a third of dogs bought during the pandemic have never even been to the park

Relaxing is good, but dogs need to be around other dogs and people (Picture: Getty Images)A third admit to now realising that their lockdown dog was bought from a puppy farm and that same amount are considering putting their lockdown pups up for adoption once life returns to normal.

People are buying mini face masks for their dogs

People are buying mini face masks for their dogs

He does look quite stylish… (Picture: Pet Masks / SWNS)The World Health Organisation initially suggested that canines could not contract COVID-19, but on March 19 the Hong Kong government released a statement saying that two dogs had tested positive.

Welsh dog owner spends more than £7,000 on presents for her pooch

Welsh dog owner spends more than £7,000 on presents for her pooch

We like his style (Picture: Alisa Thorne / SWNS)Coronavirus restrictions may have changed Christmas as we traditionally know it, but that hasn’t stopped some people splashing out on presents for loved ones… or dogs for that matter.

Katie Price 'devastated' as petition calls for her to be banned from owning pets

Katie Price 'devastated' as petition calls for her to be banned from owning pets

Katie’s French bulldog Rolo sadly died in July (Picture: Instagram)‘In the last 5 years more animals have died from lack of care.A spokesperson for Katie has since told The Sun that she is ‘aware’ of the petition circulating online, but it is ‘incorrect’ for it to state that she does not love animals.

Post-it ‘Picasso,’ a stroke survivor, draws pet portraits to help shelters

Post-it ‘Picasso,’ a stroke survivor, draws pet portraits to help shelters

Ed Attanasio tries to capture the whimsical personalities of the pets he draws, like Leo. Courtesy of Ed AttanasioAttanasio never trained as an artist, though his father was a painter.In his new life as an artist, Attanasio frequently donates artwork to charity auctions to raise money for pet rescue groups.

Gift your furry friends a pawsome Deepavali this year

Gift your furry friends a pawsome Deepavali this year

Now, a lot of people are not just buying cakes and other desserts for their own pets, but also giving them out as gifts to friends who are pet parents.

‘Mermaid’ puppy makes incredible recovery after being thrown from a moving van

‘Mermaid’ puppy makes incredible recovery after being thrown from a moving van

Meet Bambi, the ‘mermaid puppy’ who’s made an incredible recovery and found her forever home (Picture: Caters News)Bambi, a Cocker Spaniel cross, was born with severely dislocated kneecaps that left her with deformed hind legs.

Woman spends thousands on pampered dachshund

Woman spends thousands on pampered dachshund

Daisy with some of her clothes (Picture: @littledaisydachshund/Caters)‘She works with a lot of brands on Instagram, they send her lots of free outfits and accessories such as leads, harnesses, hats and boots, and in return, she has to take pictures in them and post them on her Instagram.

Chicago restaurateur uses pandemic downtime to fly dogs and cats to safety

Chicago restaurateur uses pandemic downtime to fly dogs and cats to safety

In 1997, one of the bartenders asked if he wanted to help open a restaurant, and he became a partner in One Off Hospitality Group, which opened the Michelin-starred restaurant Blackbird and eventually 10 other Chicago hot spots, including Avec, The Publican and Big Star.

Dog's poop-sniffing skills help save endangered whales

Dog's poop-sniffing skills help save endangered whales

It almost seems like a fluke that a rescued dog named Eba is helping save killer whales off the coast of Washington state.When the mixed-breed dog was just a few weeks old, someone dumped her outside of the Sacramento animal shelter in California.

Dog so overweight his spine collapsed has life-changing surgery

Dog so overweight his spine collapsed has life-changing surgery

Poor Button Moon (Picture: Jam Press)An adorable dog who was left paralysed after putting on too much weight has finally made a full recovery thanks to an animal rescue charity.