In 18 months, we've had 30 cats – and it's been wonderful | Tom Hawking

In 18 months, we've had 30 cats – and it's been wonderful | Tom Hawking

Photograph: Tom Hawking One and a half years on, we have fostered some 30 cats: a cavalcade of kittens, two nursing mothers with their babies, two separate cats named Pebbles, a couple of senior catizens, and a strange beast by the name of Cami who liked to lick my head every night, without fail, at 3am.

Hope Solo 'heartbroken' after her dog is shot in 'heinous act'

Hope Solo 'heartbroken' after her dog is shot in 'heinous act'

Hope Solo and her husband, Jerramy Stevens, are in shock after one of their dogs was shot earlier this week.We‘ve heard that there are developments in canine prosthetics and would love any information about getting Conan a new front leg!— Hope Solo (@hopesolo).

You can now get paid to look after two dogs and live in a luxury home

You can now get paid to look after two dogs and live in a luxury home

The family are usually away two weeks every month, but when they are home they want you to work five days per week with duties ranging from cooking meals to housekeeping, shopping and caring for their two dogs.

Couple travel the world on the cheap by looking after people's pets

Couple travel the world on the cheap by looking after people's pets

Laura and Barry have been on an 18-month adventure thanks to picking up dogsitting jobs (Picture: Laura Fisher / SWNS)Laura Fisher, 36, and Barry McNeice, 35, have spent the last 18 months travelling the world on the cheap – all thanks to jobs looking after people’s pets and staying in their homes free of charge.

Woman transforms cupboard under the stairs into luxury bedroom for her dog

Woman transforms cupboard under the stairs into luxury bedroom for her dog

Paige used leftover paint and Winston’s bed was made from an old pallet (Picture: Mediadrumimages / @paigeinthebro)She spent just £35.95 on the project, purchasing some adhesive floor tiles for £27, a new cushion that cost £4.95, and spending £4 in delivery costs.

Couple paid £40,000 to clone dog that saved pregnant woman from rattlesnake

Couple paid £40,000 to clone dog that saved pregnant woman from rattlesnake

The couple said new puppy Ziggy is indistinguishable from the original (Picture: SWNS) Marley moved across the country with the couple as they graduated from university and embarked on careers (Picture: SWNS) The family decided to clone Marley when their daughters were five and three (Picture: SWNS)David and Alicia, 37, quickly fell in love with eight-week-old Marley when the dad-of-two got him when he was a student in 2002.

Couple buy bigger house to make space for their 14 dogs

Couple buy bigger house to make space for their 14 dogs

The couple say dogs are easier to take care of than children (Picture: Mandy Whitnall/Mercury Press & Media)The couple wanted to move years ago to accommodate their dogs but couldn’t afford it.

Bindi Irwin and fiancé Chandler Powell introduce their 'gorgeous' new puppy

Bindi Irwin and fiancé Chandler Powell introduce their 'gorgeous' new puppy

Bindi Irwin and her fiancé, Chandler Powell , are the proud parents of a new puppy.Last week, the happy couple celebrated the holidays together and Irwin shared pics of them cozying up to each other in their Christmas sweaters.

Study says raising a dog together makes couples ‘happier and stronger’

Study says raising a dog together makes couples ‘happier and stronger’

The survey, carried out by , found that 60% of couple owners said that bringing up a dog together made their relationship stronger.Those in relationships were not the only ones who said that dogs are important for an individual’s love life.

Dog’s tongue nearly cut in half after getting stuck in a rubber ball

Dog’s tongue nearly cut in half after getting stuck in a rubber ball

The vets who saved Poppy’s tongue warn of the dangers of leaving pets unattended (Kennedy News/Foxhall Veterinary Clinic)The flesh on her tongue eventually turned necrotic and died, leaving Poppy with two giant slits on either side where the ball had been.

Attacker stabbed dog 50 times then poured acid in his eyes

Attacker stabbed dog 50 times then poured acid in his eyes

The mini Whippet-Jack Russell cross now suffers from extreme anxiety (Picture: Stuart Neve) He has been taken in by Kim Wise, 53, who says he’s ‘beautiful’ (Picture: Kim Wise)Kim said: ‘On the first night he stayed in the house, we couldn’t get near him.

Bride walks down the aisle with eight disabled rescue dogs by her side

Bride walks down the aisle with eight disabled rescue dogs by her side

The couple plan to turn their home into a dog-friendly wedding venue for other animal lovers (Picture: Mercury Press).

Wolfgang, the obese beagle, is on his way to losing 65 pounds

Wolfgang, the obese beagle, is on his way to losing 65 pounds

But, Wolfgang uses it more for self-care.“He seems to like floating in the pool more than exercising,” McManis said."We had a real special connection with Wolfgang and really wanted to see him reach his weight loss," McManis said.

Beautiful moment Labrador joins newlyweds for their first dance

Beautiful moment Labrador joins newlyweds for their first dance

The Labrador didn’t want to miss out on the fun (Picture:Nicole Funden/Storyful)To keep her steady, the bride and groom each hold one of her paws.‘They both spend so much time with Eva,’ Selena Gomes, one of the wedding guests, told the Dodo.

Couple buy five sofas in three years because dogs kept destroying them

Couple buy five sofas in three years because dogs kept destroying them

The couple have been buying new sofas for the last three years, including a duck feather sofa in 2018 that left their living room ‘looking like a bomb had exploded’, and now they’ll only buy them secondhand.

Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner pay tribute to late dog with matching tattoos

Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner pay tribute to late dog with matching tattoos

Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner found a special way to honor their late dog Waldo Picasso. Prior to Waldo's passing, Jonas had said living in New York with dogs was a unique, enjoyable experience.

It's a boy! Meghan Markle and Prince Harry welcome royal baby

It's a boy! Meghan Markle and Prince Harry welcome royal baby

After weeks of rumors that Meghan could have a home birth , it appears that may have been the case as the palace's statement says the duchess's mother, Doria Ragland, is with the royal couple and new baby at their home, Frogmore Cottage.

Couple prank their friends with adorable gender reveal for their new puppy

Couple prank their friends with adorable gender reveal for their new puppy

(Picture: Claire McPhilomy/Fortitude Press)In the series of photographs, by Claire McPhilomy, the couple first share the news that their family is ‘expanding’. (Picture: Claire McPhilomy/Fortitude Press)‘I am so grateful that a few people ending up thinking it was as funny as we did.

I’m keeping the dog! The rise in ‘pet-nups’

I’m keeping the dog! The rise in ‘pet-nups’

Custody over pets is increasingly figuring in divorce proceedings – and one in 20 pet-owning couples now reportedly have a pet-nup detailing everything from contact time to grooming parlours. Maguire provides a template to give people an idea of what a pet-nup looks like.

Couple eat dog food to make sure its quality is good enough

Couple eat dog food to make sure its quality is good enough

Highlights of the menu include lamb hotpot, braised beef, chicken casserole and turkey fricassee (Picture: Caters) All food gets tested to make sure there are all the necessary nutrients (Picture: Caters)Charlie previously worked at Pets at Home where he said he saw dog food being sprayed ‘to make it tasty so the dog will want to eat it’.