Pets are back: Biden's 2 dogs settle in at White House

Pets are back: Biden's 2 dogs settle in at White House

The patter of paws is being heard in the White House again following the arrival of President Joe Biden s dogs Champ and Major.Major burst onto the national scene late last year after Biden, then president-elect, broke his right foot while playing with the dog at their home in Wilmington, Delaware.

Joe Biden's dogs arrive at the White House — see the photos

Joe Biden's dogs arrive at the White House — see the photos

Adam Schultz / Official White HouseThe Biden family is bringing dogs back to the White House.Adam Schultz / Official White HouseThe White House welcomed a pair of furry residents in Major and Champ.

Tim Dowling: the cat has plenty to say. But why should I listen?

Tim Dowling: the cat has plenty to say. But why should I listen?

The cat crosses the room, jumps on to the worktop, sits down at the edge of the sink and turns in my direction.“Ray,” it says.“I’m not Ray,” I say.

Jempet’s automatic pet feeder stopped my cat waking me up at 3am

Jempet’s automatic pet feeder stopped my cat waking me up at 3am

It was a cheap buy that meant Leo was able to gorge to his little heart's content on the good stuff with zero portion control.For more essentials, read our International Cat Day guide on everything you need to care for your feline friend or our guide to the best pet cameras.

UK pet bereavement helplines report big rise in calls during Covid

UK pet bereavement helplines report big rise in calls during Covid

Animal bereavement helplines have reported a big increase in calls during the coronavirus pandemic, charities have said, as it emerged that comedian and actor Miranda Hart was taking time off to grieve the loss of her beloved dog Peggy.

Blind cat Floyd Mayweather finds new life with BFF Sugar Ray Leonard

Blind cat Floyd Mayweather finds new life with BFF Sugar Ray Leonard

I SPY | Once the cat was inside the trap, Jade Vazquez realized he was blind.Since most adult community cats wouldn’t adjust well to life inside a home, TNR is the humane alternative to euthanasia .But Vazquez and her team felt releasing an old blind tomcat back onto the streets would be tantamount to a death sentence.

Grumpy-looking cat and happy dog are best pals, making for an adorable odd couple

Grumpy-looking cat and happy dog are best pals, making for an adorable odd couple

Romeo and Casper have become best mates, and Rinsa shares pictures on Instagram of the pets cuddling up like the adorable odd couple they are.

Zara Home launches its first range for pets

Zara Home launches its first range for pets

Pet accessories (Picture: Zara Home)There are various beds on offer, from the natural wicker basket to the patterned soft cushioned options in both striped and floral styles.

Fat felines: we all love a ‘chonky’ cat – but the online trend has to end

Fat felines: we all love a ‘chonky’ cat – but the online trend has to end

The internet is now full of pictures of fat cats that their owners think are adorable but are actually health disasters, barely able to fit through a cat flap, let alone jump on to a ledge.Fat cats on diets are probably OK.

Battersea reveals the most popular cat and dog names of 2020

Battersea reveals the most popular cat and dog names of 2020

‘Regardless of the names of our dogs and cats, whether they be traditional or a one-off, each and every rescue animal has their own unique personality, which we celebrate here at Battersea.’.

Changes, challenges: The not-so-secret life of pandemic pets

Changes, challenges: The not-so-secret life of pandemic pets

With this month’s U.S. rollout of vaccinations offering hope for normalcy in 2021, long-term impacts aren’t known.“If we think how much time most of our pets prior to the pandemic typically would spend without people around to 24 hours a day, seven days a week, it’s quite a lot,” says Candace Croney, a Purdue University professor who teaches about animal behavior.

These are the 'wackiest' pet names of 2020

These are the 'wackiest' pet names of 2020

The wackiest dog and cat names of 2020 are Scarlett No Haira and Edgar Allan Paw. Nationwide, which insures more than 800,000 pets in the United States, shared some of the most whimsical names of the year from its database and asked clients to vote for their favorites.

Hilarious photos of dogs catching Brussels sprouts will make you smile

Hilarious photos of dogs catching Brussels sprouts will make you smile

Catch (Picture Liz Gregg/Triangle News)If you have a strong dislike for Brussels sprouts, these adorable pooches might change your mind.Liz added: ‘Brussels sprouts may not be everyone’s favourite part of the Christmas meal, yet the dogs had so much fun on the photoshoot.

Plan for compulsory microchipping of cats in England amid boom in pet ownership

Plan for compulsory microchipping of cats in England amid boom in pet ownership

Compulsory microchipping for cats and kittens could be introduced in England as early as next year, in a move that would help reunite thousands of owners with their lost or stolen pets.

Australia's grumpy cat: shelter staff bent on finding 'demonic' Chester a home

Australia's grumpy cat: shelter staff bent on finding 'demonic' Chester a home

Returned to the RSPCA by four different families in the past seven years, “demonic” Chester may be the least-loved cat in Australia, but workers at the shelter are still determined to find him a home for Christmas.

Cat who's spent over 8 years in a shelter wins $10K donation

Cat who's spent over 8 years in a shelter wins $10K donation

Grace entered Colonial Capital Humane Society in New Bern, North Carolina, as a kitten.Grace is mama cat for scared newcomers at Colonial Capital Humane Society in New Bern, North Carolina.

The new rules pet owners must follow when travelling to EU after Brexit

The new rules pet owners must follow when travelling to EU after Brexit

They will need a new AHC for each trip to the EU or Northern Ireland.

'Rum Tum Tugger is the sexiest': one-man Cats show claws through film flop

'Rum Tum Tugger is the sexiest': one-man Cats show claws through film flop

As London’s theatres prepared for tier 3 closure last night, some of us spent our last evening out of the year in an auditorium watching a man in a cat costume give a PowerPoint presentation on the now infamous Hollywood CGI disaster Cats .Linus Karp’s one-man show How to Live a Jellicle Life, performed at the Lion and Unicorn theatre in north London, is a parody and homage to the phenomenal 2019 flop.

Siberian Husky’s unique markings makes her look like she’s wearing glasses

Siberian Husky’s unique markings makes her look like she’s wearing glasses

How cute (Picture: Jam Press)When Catarina Carvalho, 24, brought home her puppy Tsuki, she quickly fell in love.When Tsuki first came home (Picture: Catarina Carvalho/ Jam Press)‘She is starting to get more affectionate as she is growing up but still likes to have her space.

12 of the best Christmas gifts for pets

12 of the best Christmas gifts for pets

From non-alcoholic dog wine (made from herbs and perfectly safe) to a natural living playing tower for the smallest of house animals, there is no excuse not to treat them with some pet material goodness.