Kristen Bell makes plea to adopt senior dogs after death of beloved pet

Kristen Bell makes plea to adopt senior dogs after death of beloved pet

After saying goodbye to her dog Barbara, Kristen Bell is encouraging potential pet parents to consider adopting senior dogs.Bell and her family took care of Barbara for two years after adopting her from The Dog Cafe in Los Angeles.

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 not neutered due to lockdown gives birth to ‘largest ever litter’

Dog not neutered due to lockdown gives birth to ‘largest ever litter’

Owner Mary Killing did everything she could to stop the dogs mating (Picture: SWNS)A dog, that would have been neutered if it wasn’t for the pandemic, has given birth to one of Ireland’s largest ever litters.

Dog has one of largest litters ever - after neutering appointment cancelled

Dog has one of largest litters ever - after neutering appointment cancelled

(Picture: SWNS)Mary Killing had planned to get her dogs Bella and Archie neutered back in March but the appointment had to be cancelled because of coronavirus.Mary Killing with her dogs Bella and Archie (Picture: Brendan Gleeson / SWNS).

Lonely dog given up for adoption as key worker owner had to work 12-hour shifts

Lonely dog given up for adoption as key worker owner had to work 12-hour shifts

Eight-year-old Shar Pei Bella Boo is up for adoption after her owner’s working patterns in lockdown left her anxious and lonely (Picture: Parrot & Pineapple | Pooch & Pineapple | Rophotographs)Lots of pets have enjoyed extra quality time with their owners in lockdown thanks to a move towards home-working.

Deaf dog's pack provides 'protection ears' on outdoor adventures

Deaf dog's pack provides 'protection ears' on outdoor adventures

When Livesey learned the deaf cattle dog needed a new home, he drove with Bella and Bolt to meet her in New Mexico on leap day earlier this year.

Labrador gives birth to one of the biggest litters in history for the breed

Labrador gives birth to one of the biggest litters in history for the breed

‘We know, we’re adorable’ (Picture: SWNS) The litter was made up of four black boys, four black girls, three yellow boys and three yellow girls (Picture: SWNS) ‘Did somebody say food?’ (Picture: SWNS) Proud mum Bella endured a seven-hour labour (Picture: SWNS) The owners have a lot on their plate feeding 14 hungry labs (Picture: SWNS)Hazel said: ‘Bella was scanned when she became pregnant but the numbers are never right and we certainly were not expecting 14!

Battersea dog and cat foster carers – photo essay

Battersea dog and cat foster carers – photo essay

The home has had lots of generous offers from people willing to open their homes to its animals during the past couple of months, but had to suspend new fostering applications in order to prioritise working with existing staff and volunteers to provide ongoing care for the dogs and cats during the coronavirus pandemic.

Boyfriend hides engagement ring in dog poo bag and proposes while on a walk

Boyfriend hides engagement ring in dog poo bag and proposes while on a walk

That’s one place to hide an engagement ring (Picture: Caters News)While many women dream of their partner popping the question in elaborate and romantic ways, Annabelle Brett said she could not have been happier with her ‘sh*tty proposal’.

Dog finds fake teeth and wears them around the house

Dog finds fake teeth and wears them around the house

Ben wrote on his Facebook that he’d bought the fake teeth for some ‘quarantine comic relief’ but it seems Thomas decided to provide all the laughs.

'My precious angels': 2 of Paula Abdul's dogs die in the same week

'My precious angels': 2 of Paula Abdul's dogs die in the same week

She also has another dog that fans know and love named Bessie Moo. Not long after adopting Nemo, the "Straight Up" singer of herself lounging around with her pooches.

Orphaned calf thinks he’s a dog after being rescued by German Shepherd family

Orphaned calf thinks he’s a dog after being rescued by German Shepherd family

Buddy and one of the puppies (Picture: Mercury Press & Media)When Coral Algie, 52, and husband Wayne, 61, found a little Santa Gertrudis calf all alone, they took him in.Bella with Buddy and the puppies (Picture: Mercury Press & Media).

Dog’s underbite makes him look permanently grumpy

Dog’s underbite makes him look permanently grumpy

Chico may look grouchy, but he’s really a happy and loving dog (Picture: Kennedy News and Media)Meet Chico, the dog whose crooked underbite makes him look like he’s constantly ‘fed up with life’.

Woman jumped in river to save drowning dog weighted down with rock

Woman jumped in river to save drowning dog weighted down with rock

Hero Jane Harper says she was sure Belgian Shepherd Bella was dead until she saw her eyes move (Pictures: Raymonds/Facebook/BPM Media)A woman who threw herself into a river to save a drowning dog that had been weighted down has described the ‘horrific’ rescue mission.

Clever dog rings doorbell at 2am after getting locked out

Clever dog rings doorbell at 2am after getting locked out

Robert accidentally left Chika outside when he was locking up for the evening but thankfully, he heard the doorbell and woke up to find his pet sat on the porch.

Cow cuddling lets people relax with help of friendly bovines

Cow cuddling lets people relax with help of friendly bovines

It’s received so much attention in recent months that people have been driving for hours for the chance to embrace, brush and talk to the sociable bovines, said owner Suzanne Vullers.Every "cow cuddling" session is different: Some people like to sit quietly with the animals; others talk to them.

This Year’s Hero Dog Award Goes to… a Cat?

This Year’s Hero Dog Award Goes to… a Cat?

The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals in Los Angeles gives out the “Hero Dog” award every year; however, this year the winner was not a dog at all, reported Barbara Campbell of NPR.Some of us might remember Tara, a Tabby from Bakersfield, CA.

Britain’s unluckiest greyhound DESPERATE for a home after seven years without an owner

Britain’s unluckiest greyhound DESPERATE for a home after seven years without an owner

Stevie loves walking in the countryside as well as snoozing (Image: Dogs Trust )Ms Campbell continued: “We will continue to love and look after him until the day comes when he heads off to his forever home.

National Puppy Day: Here are nine beautiful dogs who need a home

National Puppy Day: Here are nine beautiful dogs who need a home

(Picture: Battersea Dogs and Cats Home)It’s National Puppy Day – and while we love the furry, friendly young pooches, that doesn’t mean the older ones don’t deserve the same level of attention.

Peta being sued by owners of Dog’s Way Home star Bella over ‘smear campaign’

Peta being sued by owners of Dog’s Way Home star Bella over ‘smear campaign’

Shelby stars as young pup Bella in Dog’s Way Home (Picture: Sony) The owners of an adorable mixed-breed pup named Shelby who starred in A Dog Way’s Home are allegedly suing Peta for defamation after what they have called a ‘smear campaign’.