Business idea: Aware of the 'doggies and gathijos' with end-of-the-year dinners for pets!

Business idea: Aware of the 'doggies and gathijos' with end-of-the-year dinners for pets!

For example: a New Year's Eve dinner service for pets.Mexico ranks as the nation with the highest number of dogs and cats in Latin America / Image: .And so it's not just a seasonal business, extend your service to pet birthdays, parties, and other special celebrations.

Woman rescues tiny kitten during flood and works to save more

Woman rescues tiny kitten during flood and works to save more

Lord Sugarplum Puddington, pictured the day after his rescue, was just 5 weeks old when Lori Dover found him stuck in a thorny bush during a flash flood in Lake Charles, Louisiana.

Puppy taken hostage by a wild monkey for three days

Puppy taken hostage by a wild monkey for three days

It is thought the puppy was snatched from a litter of a stray dog in the neighbourhood, so Saru has now been adopted and is settling well into her new home.

The Electrical Life of Louis Wain review – Cumberbatch’s cat artist drowns in quirk

The Electrical Life of Louis Wain review – Cumberbatch’s cat artist drowns in quirk

He plays eccentric Edwardian artist and illustrator Louis Wain, a lively and arguably brilliant man who might today be considered neurodiverse, and who certainly suffered from depression.

Unwanted pets: Giant goldfish turn up in Minnesota waterways

Unwanted pets: Giant goldfish turn up in Minnesota waterways

Officials in the Twin Cities suburb of Burnsville found 10 fish in Keller Lake earlier this month while doing a water quality survey.They grow bigger than you think and contribute to poor water quality by mucking up the bottom sediments and uprooting plants.

How would you react if you saw this long snake spotted in a Pittsburgh park?

How would you react if you saw this long snake spotted in a Pittsburgh park?

We thank the reptile specialists at the Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium for identifying the Frick Park snake as a Black Rat Snake.It has since been identified as a black rat snake by reptile specialists at the Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium.

7 cats rescued following eight-alarm fire at New York City apartment complex

7 cats rescued following eight-alarm fire at New York City apartment complex

The seven cats arrived at the Upper East Side clinic of the Veterinary Emergency Group wet and smelling like smoke.Courtesy of Veterinary Emergency GroupThe hospital will board the “great group of cats” for as long as needed while their families figure out their living arrangements.

Electric shock dog collar videos on YouTube draw fierce criticism

Electric shock dog collar videos on YouTube draw fierce criticism

‘It takes two minutes for someone to watch a short video on YouTube and purchase a shock collar with no knowledge of how to use them,’ said Ryan Neile, head of behaviour at Blue Cross.

Meet Skipper, the 'miracle' puppy born with 6 legs and 2 tails

Meet Skipper, the 'miracle' puppy born with 6 legs and 2 tails

“I don’t think I’m probably gonna see another puppy in my lifetime like this," Dr. Alison Everett told Oklahoma City’s local NBC affiliate KFOR.

From the archive: are we a nation of cat people?

From the archive: are we a nation of cat people?

For the Observer Magazine of 20 June 1982, Eva Kendall found out why cats in particular were on the verge of becoming Britain’s most popular pets (‘The Cult of the Cat’).‘Their stillness has a spiritual quality,’ one cat breeder told Kendall.

My unexpected working-from-home problem? The noise from my husband's oversexed tortoises

My unexpected working-from-home problem? The noise from my husband's oversexed tortoises

I have been pleading with my husband for weeks to put his scaly Casanovas in the fridge (they hibernate in the vegetable drawer; Blue Peter didn’t warn us about that, either) with no joy: more dandelions needed.

Rescue dog saved from agonising death helps pensioner beat lockdown loneliness

Rescue dog saved from agonising death helps pensioner beat lockdown loneliness

Reuben (left) has recovered from being in an awful condition in Romania (Picture: Caters News Agency)A pensioner who rescued a dying street dog from Romania credits her new pet with saving her from lockdown loneliness.

Ailing swan rode New York subway — and ‘nobody really cared’

Ailing swan rode New York subway — and ‘nobody really cared’

If you rode New York City's subway last week, you might've spotted an unusual passenger: A sick adult swan took the A train on her way to receive treatment at an animal clinic.

Autumn Safety Tips

Autumn Safety Tips

Fall is back-to-school time, and those of you with young children know that means stocking up on items like glue sticks, pencils and magic markers.

Denver overturns pit bull ban after more than 30 years

Denver overturns pit bull ban after more than 30 years

Voters in Denver this week overturned the city's ban on pit bulls.Denver’s ordinance was first enacted after 20 people were attacked by pit bulls in Colorado between 1984 and May 1989, according to a history of the law published in 2005.

These dogs are waiting for a home in lockdown

These dogs are waiting for a home in lockdown

These angels need a home (Picture: Birmingham Dogs Home)Last week, we told you about Alfie, the adorable pup who hadn’t received a single adoption enquiry.Look at this beauty (Picture: Birmingham Dogs Home)This 10-year-old Staffie might be old, but she still likes to play and be active.

Andy Cohen happily reunites with the rescue dog he re-homed after 7 years

Andy Cohen happily reunites with the rescue dog he re-homed after 7 years

On Saturday, Andy Cohen host shared a video on his Instagram stories of himself going for a walk with his rescue dog, Wacha, whom he re-homed last spring .

Utah hiker is chased by cougar, video shows: 'I don't feel like dying today'

Utah hiker is chased by cougar, video shows: 'I don't feel like dying today'

Then, the apparent mother of the cubs started chasing him.“No, no go away, please go away,” Burgess, a trail runner who was hiking alone, said as he backed away from the cougar pursuing him on the trail.

30 adoptable pets get ‘courtside’ seats at NBA playoff game

30 adoptable pets get ‘courtside’ seats at NBA playoff game

During Game 3 of the Western Conference Finals between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Denver Nuggets, the broadcast cut to 28 dogs and two kittens and their fosters filling virtual courtside seats, with an announcement that they were all “100% adoptable and 100% adorable” and a link to learn more about adopting them.

Stories from the dog park: 'In this new world of tangled worries, my puppy keeps me sane'

Stories from the dog park: 'In this new world of tangled worries, my puppy keeps me sane'

In the three months since a tiny chocolate-brown labradoodle upended my life, this has become my pandemic pattern: arguing with my capricious wild child at the end of her lead on the way to inner-Sydney dog parks where the conversations reflect life in this extraordinary new world of tangled worries, mass unemployment, financial stress, home offices and home schooling, geographical relocation, plus anxiety, loneliness, boredom and uncertainty.