UK woman has baby in hospital with ‘birth dog’ by her side

UK woman has baby in hospital with ‘birth dog’ by her side

Beard said she was not sure whether she was the first woman in the UK to have an assistance pet present during birth, but the hospital where Alfie was born had certainly never allowed it before.

What does it take to become a life-saving Medical Detection Dog?

What does it take to become a life-saving Medical Detection Dog?

The charity also trains Medical Alert Assistance Dogs, who go on to live with people who have life-threatening conditions such as Type 1 diabetes and severe allergies, so they’re always around to let them know if their health is at risk, or if their condition has changed.

Senior rescues and short-term care: how to bring a pet into your life amid soaring demand

Senior rescues and short-term care: how to bring a pet into your life amid soaring demand

People have a misconception that a senior cat is going to be a lot of work, or be with their family for a short time, but with proper care there’s no reason you can’t adopt a senior cat who will spend years with you.

Medical Detection Dogs: The charity behind our Lifeline 2021 campaign

Medical Detection Dogs: The charity behind our Lifeline 2021 campaign

This year, through two sponsored walks, we will raise vital funds for Medical Detection Dogs (MDD), a charity organisation that helps trains dogs to sniff out serious diseases such as cancer , Type 1 diabetes , Parkinson’s and coronavirus.

Autistic boy learns to communicate with the help of his puppy

Autistic boy learns to communicate with the help of his puppy

They love to wear matching outfits (Picture: Together_anything_is_pawsible /Caters)Hayley, who runs a falconry business in Andover, Hants., added: ‘The help Fern gives us every day can’t be underestimated.

Law firm advertises job for £30,000-a-year dog walker

Law firm advertises job for £30,000-a-year dog walker

Law firm Joseph Hage Aaronson LLP, which is based in London , has placed an advert for a personal assistant/dog-walker role which is a ‘predominantly non-desk based’ position.The job description reads: ‘An excellent opportunity has arisen for a Private Assistant Dog Walker role to support one of our senior leadership team.

Wetherspoons apologises to blind man ‘kicked out’ of pub for bringing guide dog

Wetherspoons apologises to blind man ‘kicked out’ of pub for bringing guide dog

Keith Valentine, pictured with Dottie the assistance dog, says he was ‘extremely shaken’ by the ordeal (Picture: Triangle News) A blind customer said he was ‘kicked out’ of a Wetherspoons pub for bringing his guide dog with him.

Dalmatian with heart-shaped nose trains to become autism assistance dog

Dalmatian with heart-shaped nose trains to become autism assistance dog

The dalmatian was originally adopted as just a family pet, but is now training to become an assistance dog for the family’s youngest son (Picture: @rorschachthedalmatian/Mercury Press)‘When he was five weeks old, I planned a surprise visit for Rick to meet him.

Dog has emergency surgery after eating three feet of Christmas tinsel

Dog has emergency surgery after eating three feet of Christmas tinsel

Benji’s owner Olivia Mullen says she was ‘an absolute mess’ when he was in surgery (Picture: PA) This X-ray shows three feet of tinsel inside Benji (Picture: PA).

Veteran kicked out of Zara for taking support dog into shop with him

Veteran kicked out of Zara for taking support dog into shop with him

Richard Mearns was told he could wait outside while his friend carried on shopping (Picture: Richard Mearns)An ex-British Army medic was left feeling embarrassed and humiliated after a Zara security guard booted him out because of his PTSD support dog.

Couple ‘treated like criminals’ by restaurant for having epilepsy assistance dog

Couple ‘treated like criminals’ by restaurant for having epilepsy assistance dog

The youth worker says she was ‘treated like a criminal’ by the restaurant owners (Picture: Liverpool Echo)‘I tried to explain to him that Waldsley was an assistance dog so by law he has full public access rights.

Assistance dog Nala loves having a day out at Disney World Florida

Assistance dog Nala loves having a day out at Disney World Florida

As they live in Florida, Megan and Nala have been going to Disney World since she was little so she has been trained to deal with crowds, rides and things like fireworks.

Golden Retriever Saves Man From Seizure

Golden Retriever Saves Man From Seizure

Mullens, who suffers from epileptic seizures, wears an electronic bracelet equipped with a panic button. Garth is trained to press the button when he picks up on a scent that accompanies Mullens’ seizures. The cost assistance dogs like Garth is upwards of $22,000 and isn’t always covered by insurance.

Pets on planes: What are your rights before and after Brexit?

Pets on planes: What are your rights before and after Brexit?

Certificates costing £55 a pop will have to be purchased by owners whose animals have had a blood test showing they have been successfully vaccinated against rabies; these tests must be carried out three months before the date of travel.

Dog died after ‘lead got trapped in train door dragging it into tunnel’

Dog died after ‘lead got trapped in train door dragging it into tunnel’

Rose Barry’s dog Jonty got caught between the train doors as she struggled to board a train (Picture: Caters News Agency) Rose is calling for more assistance for disabled passengers (Picture: Caters News)She said: ‘We loved going for walks – everybody loved him, he was such a friendly and loving pet.

Wetherspoons to ban dogs from its 1,000 pubs

Wetherspoons to ban dogs from its 1,000 pubs

The company said ‘after much consultation’ it would now be enforcing a policy already in place for not allowing dogs in pubs (Picture: Getty Images)The popular chain has announced it would be ‘strictly enforcing’ the nationwide ban on canines from 10 September.

Little girl dresses as her aunt’s assistance dog for Book Week

Little girl dresses as her aunt’s assistance dog for Book Week

She attended her Sydney daycare’s Book Week dressed as Thadeus the assistance dog, to raise awareness about mental health and the importance of service animals.

Pets on planes: What are your rights and is it safe?

Pets on planes: What are your rights and is it safe?

For those flying with airlines that do carry pets up to a certain size in the cabin, they should be secured in a carrier and put under the seat – the earlier-mentioned story of a passenger forced to put their dog in the overhead bin is not standard practice by any stretch.

Assistance dog Boofhead wins big in NSW court case

Assistance dog Boofhead wins big in NSW court case

Picture: Supplied.Source:SuppliedThe first time Mr Reurich was barred from the club because of Boofhead he claims to have been so distraught he walked into a sliding-glass door — breaking his glasses and hurting his nose.Justice Markovic found the RSL had unlawfully discriminated against Mr Reurich on eight occasions.“The old saying goes that a dog is a man’s best friend but, as this case demonstrates, sometimes a dog can be more than that,” she said in Friday’s Federal Court judgment.