23 Walks review – dog-lovers follow the path to romance

23 Walks review – dog-lovers follow the path to romance

Pensioner Dave (played by Dave Johns, from I, Daniel Blake ) is a retired psychiatric nurse, living alone near Hampstead Heath, London, where he regularly walks his gentle, elderly German shepherd Tillie.There are also some well-observed touches, especially concerning the fleeting friendships dog-walkers make with each other and the diversity of London’s population.

Dog left to die in plastic bag is delighted to find some kind humans

Dog left to die in plastic bag is delighted to find some kind humans

Spillo was delighted to find some kind humans at last (Picture: Caters) Spillo stretches out with his new friends at the animal charity in Rome (Picture: Caters)The little dog is now on the mend and up for adoption.

Good dog fetches bag of Cheetos from shop for his quarantined owner

Good dog fetches bag of Cheetos from shop for his quarantined owner

The goodest boy (Picture: Anthony Munoz)You might not be able to teach an old dog new tricks but in the coronavirus pandemic even our furry friends are stepping up to the task.

This hiking ferret has summited 11 of Colorado's highest peaks

This hiking ferret has summited 11 of Colorado's highest peaks

While Oliver sometimes hangs out in his ferret-sized tent, at night he cuddles with Lauren Smith in a sleeping bag.Lauren SmithIn winter, they spend a lot of time hiking in Utah since it’s not blisteringly hot as it is during summer months, and has less snow than Colorado.

Woman turns 200 dog food bags into stunning dresses and swimwear

Woman turns 200 dog food bags into stunning dresses and swimwear

Would wear (Picture: Rochelle Haisley Photography/Caters)She said: ‘The dresses I have created for this calendar are to help raise awareness and hopefully make someone think twice before purchasing an animal from a shop.

A bag for life that’s keeping its promise

A bag for life that’s keeping its promise

• Re purchases outlasting purchasers (Letters , 8 January), when the charge for shopping bags was introduced, a young lady at the checkout in a well known store asked me if I wanted a 5p bag or a “bag for life”.

Pug takes revenge on his owner by pooing on her favourite things

Pug takes revenge on his owner by pooing on her favourite things

He’s held a dirty protest 15 times in the last year (Picture: Holly Munoz/MERCURY PRESS & MEDIA)He knows it makes quite the statement, after all.

Brandy the dog looks proud as owner discovers inky pawprints all over house

Brandy the dog looks proud as owner discovers inky pawprints all over house

A very naughty dog left ink pawprints all around his owner’s house after chewing up a biro pen.Brandy, a six-month-old cockapoo, was left with blue ink all over his paws after chewing the pen, which he had stolen from his owner’s handbag.

Woman flies American Airlines with service miniature horse

Woman flies American Airlines with service miniature horse

Passengers and crew members on the American Airlines flight to Omaha, Nebraska, were just as intrigued by the 135-pound service animal named Flirty.“Even the pilots had to come out and say ‘hi,’” Flirty’s owner, Abrea Hensley, on Instagram.

International dog day: Loli helps clean up plastic at the beach

International dog day: Loli helps clean up plastic at the beach

Her owners, Trish Brewster 54, and Yan Balewicz, 60, from started picking up bits of rubbish from the beach near her home in Glenelg, Scotland, when they walked her and soon she started copying them.

New Yorker's trick to beat rule that dogs can only travel if they fit in a bag

New Yorker's trick to beat rule that dogs can only travel if they fit in a bag

Yes, that’s a dog in a blue Ikea bag (Picture: Twitter/ Christopher Sebela)The subway in New York has a very strange rule that only permits dogs to travel on trains if they are small enough to fit in a bag.

Nine-week-old puppy buried alive in ‘hideous act of cruelty’

Nine-week-old puppy buried alive in ‘hideous act of cruelty’

Investigating RSPCA Inspector Alison Fletcher, said: ‘When the dogs didn’t return their owner went to find them and realised they’d sniffed out a mound of disturbed earth in the middle of the field.

Snake found on bus rattles passengers in Paisley

Snake found on bus rattles passengers in Paisley

A “fare-dodging” snake had to be removed from a bus after alarming passengers. McGill’s said on Facebook: “Our inspector Mick [McArthur] removing a fare-dodging ‘passenger’ from a bus in Paisley yesterday. McArthur was pictured with the creature safely in a bag.

Chipper the recycling dog inspires on Earth Day

Chipper the recycling dog inspires on Earth Day

Chipper and his owner, Katie Pollak, are on a mission to help the environment, picking up garbage wherever they spot it near their home in Mesa, Arizona. Chipper and his owner, Katie Pollak, in their home state of Arizona.

Rubbish bin HORROR: Cute cat that looks like much-loved Bagpuss found ABANDONED

Rubbish bin HORROR: Cute cat that looks like much-loved Bagpuss found ABANDONED

Matilda the dumped cat looks like famous Bagpuss character (Image: RSPCA)The Persian tabby that bears a striking resemblance to the saggy-clothed television character who delighted generations of children was only saved by sharp-eyed dustmen. Jo Elmes, from RSPCA Putney, said: “As soon as we saw poor Matilda she reminded us of the much-loved childhood character Bagpuss.

'That's not a bag': man with dog bends New York subway rule and gets denied

'That's not a bag': man with dog bends New York subway rule and gets denied

But New Yorkers love a loophole, and so while the MTA probably meant dogs carried in purpose-built crates, subway riders quickly got inventive with tote bags and rucksacks – pushing the law to its high-fashion limits.

Newborn kittens saved by the incredible animal lover who took on the role of mother cat

Newborn kittens saved by the incredible animal lover who took on the role of mother cat

Kittens were only two days old when thrown in rubbish bin (Image: RSPCA)Serena Grimes devoted months of her life to hand-rear the four kittens so they could grow up as loving pets.

Cats and dogs cruelly ABANDONED on streets in freezing cold in winter pet dumping epidemic

Cats and dogs cruelly ABANDONED on streets in freezing cold in winter pet dumping epidemic

Elderly terrier dumped on the streets with its blanket (Image: RSPCA) This pitiful scene of the black and white Jack Russell abandoned on the streets with his worldly possessions in a plastic bag has shocked animal welfare investigators.

You can now buy your pup their own dryer for rainy days and muddy walks

You can now buy your pup their own dryer for rainy days and muddy walks

The Puff-N-Fluff is a huge coat that fastens with Velcro and features an attachment for your hair dryer. The warm air gets trapped within the coat, drying more than one area of your dog at a time.

'Dumped like rubbish' Heartbreaking ways kittens are being abandoned before Christmas

'Dumped like rubbish' Heartbreaking ways kittens are being abandoned before Christmas

Newborn kittens left to freeze inside wheelie bin (Image: RSPCA)"It is just lucky that the lady heard them crying and cared enough to investigate and so found them still alive."They were very cold when she took them from the bin and they were covered in flea dirt.