Britain's loneliest dog who searched for a home for 10 years gets adopted

Britain's loneliest dog who searched for a home for 10 years gets adopted

Bess had been at the shelter for ten years (Picture: Last Chance Animal Rescue / SWNS)A border collie given the title of Britain’s loneliest dog – after spending ten years in a rescue centre – has finally found a loving home.

Smithy the rescue dog has finally found his forever home

Smithy the rescue dog has finally found his forever home

Smithy now lives with Ali Kite and her other dog (Picture: National Animal Welfare Trust)‘Finally, their hard work and dedication has paid off,’ the team said.

Dog rescued from a house fire changes colour after a much-needed bath

Dog rescued from a house fire changes colour after a much-needed bath

She was given a pet oxygen mask and helped to recover, but staff at Bristol Animal Rescue Centre were stunned to realise the dog isn’t actually grey – her fur is in fact a nice shade of light brown.

Dogs Trust is looking for a home for their smallest ever duo

Dogs Trust is looking for a home for their smallest ever duo

They can be a little nervous around other dogs (Picture: Dogs Trust)These two vocal pups love a bark like most chihuahuas, so get used to them telling you exactly what they want whenever they want it.

Crufts 2020: Is there an equivalent Crufts show for cats?

Crufts 2020: Is there an equivalent Crufts show for cats?

Crufts 2020: Winner of Best In Show 2019 Melkelter Galiya Gertruda, a Russian Blue (Image: GETTY) Crufts 2020: Awards are up for grabs at The Supreme Cat Show (Image: GETTY)When is Crufts 2020?Crufts 2020 will run from Thursday, March 5 until Sunday, March 8 this year.

Wobbly dog Winston is looking for a steady home

Wobbly dog Winston is looking for a steady home

After numerous tests at the vet, it was found that Winston has an unusual double mutation of L2hga (or L-2-hydroxyglutaric aciduria) a debilitating genetic disease found in Staffies and some other breeds which can cause wobbly walking, fits or collapses, muscle cramps.

UK’s ‘loneliest’ rescue dog finally finds a loving home

UK’s ‘loneliest’ rescue dog finally finds a loving home

Doris the lurcher with Dawn Hurst (L) and Helen Stanbury (R) from Freshfields Rescue Centre in Liverpool (Picture: Mercury Press & Media)After rescue staff first discovered abandoned Doris on their grounds six years ago, it took them a month to find a family willing to take her home.

12 animals longing for forever homes this Christmas after years in shelters

12 animals longing for forever homes this Christmas after years in shelters

(Picture: RSPCA)Seven-year-old Kitty Kat was extremely poorly when he arrived at the RSPCA’s Birmingham Animal Centre in February – 320 days ago.

‘Unicorn puppy’ with tail growing out of his head is rescued from the street

‘Unicorn puppy’ with tail growing out of his head is rescued from the street

He has been nicknamed a ‘unicorn puppy’ (Picture: MEGA) Vets say he is perfectly healthy (Picture: MEGA)Vets said the puppy has a clean bill of health, but Ms Steffen doesn’t want to adopt him out until they know whether his ‘unicorn horn’ will become an issue.

Inseparable lovedogs are looking for home after months in shelter

Inseparable lovedogs are looking for home after months in shelter

(Picture: Support Adoption For Pets)Two dogs so inseperable they have been dubbed ‘lovedogs’ are looking for their forever home.They absolutely love each other (Picture: Support Adoption For Pets)However, they are being picky about their new owner – as Samir and Sabina need lots of love and attention.

‘Wobbly’ disabled goldendoodle is living his best life travelling the USA

‘Wobbly’ disabled goldendoodle is living his best life travelling the USA

‘I had tonnes of fostering experience but none with special needs, so I knew Josh would be a new challenge,’ says Kim. The fluffiest boy (Picture: CATERS UK) ‘I didn’t even care that he had a disability though; I just felt it in my heart that this opportunity was meant for us,’ she continues.

Groom chooses dog to be his best man after pet helped him find love

Groom chooses dog to be his best man after pet helped him find love

The bride and groom met at the Dogs Trust home where Jack had lived for nine months (Picture: SWNS)‘We had a lovely sentimental day, and Jack played a big part,’ gushed Christopher.

Marmite the dog was saved by vets after swallowing two whole kebabs

Marmite the dog was saved by vets after swallowing two whole kebabs

Marmite is doing okay now (Picture: SWNS)A dog was saved by vets after he swallowed two chicken kebabs with the wooden skewers still intact. Marmite underwent an emergency three-hour operation to remove the skewers – with chicken and peppers still attached – at the Avonvale Veterinary Centre in Warwick.

New ‘Lucy’s law’ will protect dogs and cats in crackdown on puppy farms

New ‘Lucy’s law’ will protect dogs and cats in crackdown on puppy farms

Lucy, a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel who died in 2016 after being poorly treated on a Welsh puppy farm (Picture: PA)New laws are set to come into place next year to protect puppies and kittens from unscrupulous breeders.

People won't adopt this dog because she's too 'ugly' - can you give her a home?

People won't adopt this dog because she's too 'ugly' - can you give her a home?

(Picture: RSPCA / )Staff at a rescue centre are struggling to find a home for an abandoned dog – because people think she is ‘too ugly’. Craig added: ‘She’s such a sweet, friendly little dog and she really deserves to find a loving home to enjoy her senior years.

Puppies abandoned in plastic box given names after Marvel superheroes

Puppies abandoned in plastic box given names after Marvel superheroes

RSPCA said some of them appear underweight (Picture: Wales News Service)Ten puppies have been given names after Marvel characters after they were found abandoned in a plastic box in Newport.

I might be blind but don’t treat me like I am invisible

I might be blind but don’t treat me like I am invisible

A security guard confronted us and said the centre had a no dog policy and asked that we leave immediately (Photo: Laura Radford)Working guide dogs have been around for decades in Britain, but misunderstanding of the support they give to blind and partially-sighted people still lurks.

Why it’s so important to adopt not shop when it comes to dogs

Why it’s so important to adopt not shop when it comes to dogs

‘There are many reasons dogs come into the care of our rehoming centres but often it’s because they are purchased without owners doing the proper research to make sure their pet can feasibly fit into their life.

Fury as orangutan BLINDED after being shot 74 times in cruel attack - 'Hit in BOTH eyes'

Fury as orangutan BLINDED after being shot 74 times in cruel attack - 'Hit in BOTH eyes'

Hope the orangutan blinded after being shot 74 times (Image: GETTY) Hope undergoes surgery to her smashed collar bone (Image: YEL-SOCP/Suryadi) X-ray shows surgical repair and pellets still embedded in Hope (Image: YEL-SOCP/Suryadi) Dr Citrakasih Nente, SOCP’s supervisor of rehabilitation and reintroduction, explained why Hope cannot go back to the wild forests of her ancestors.

Dog news: Elderly pet needs 'quiet retirement home' – RSPCA launch appeal

Dog news: Elderly pet needs 'quiet retirement home' – RSPCA launch appeal

Tragic Eric looking for somewhere to sleep (Image: RSPCA) Elderly Eric the pooch needs nine hours’ kip every evening along with naps whenever the fancy takes him.