Staffie with a stiffy: Dog owner can’t get sex toy out of her pet’s mouth

Staffie with a stiffy: Dog owner can’t get sex toy out of her pet’s mouth

It took Lissa an hour to wrangle the sex toy out of Hunis mouth (Picture: Caters News).

Downing Street gets new resident – a dog named Dilyn

Downing Street gets new resident – a dog named Dilyn

A momentary distraction from what is likely to be a hugely turbulent week in politics has arrived at Downing Street, in the form of a 15-week-old puppy.The arrival of the dog may come as a shock to 12-year-old Larry, the No 10 cat which has served three prime ministers.

How to keep your pets safe in hot weather – especially if you have a balcony

How to keep your pets safe in hot weather – especially if you have a balcony

The summer months are riddled with dangers for household pets (Picture: Getty/Blue Cross)Pet owners are being warned not to open their windows or balconies to cool down their homes on hot days.

Dog shot 36 times and had legs chopped off

Dog shot 36 times and had legs chopped off

Flo has no hind legs (Picture: Pudz Animal Sanctuary)Mrs Fairless, 50, said: ‘When they first met they’d just used to play all the time.

My children have blind parents, but we're still a normal family

My children have blind parents, but we're still a normal family

My world consists of my husband, William, our little boy, Jordan, six, and girl, Nikyta, two and a half, and our two guide dogs (Picture: Hetal Bapodra)As a blind mum I am always being asked ‘how do you manage?’.

Dog abandoned and tied to tree 50 metres from animal shelter

Dog abandoned and tied to tree 50 metres from animal shelter

Officers from the RSPCA Ashley Heath Animal Centre in Ringwood, Hampshire, said Bruce was ‘very scared and shaking’ when they found him. Bruce was ‘very scared and shaking’ when they found him (Picture: Solent) Now they have launched an investigation to try and find Bruce’s owner.

'It is a shame!' Britain’s tiger-striped dogs WAIT LONGER for new homes than other rescues

'It is a shame!' Britain’s tiger-striped dogs WAIT LONGER for new homes than other rescues

"It would be lovely if 2019 could change the fortunes of some of the longer stay dogs in our care and they could finally find their forever home.” Stella still waiting a year on at RSPCA Millbrook Animal Centre in Surrey (Image: RSPCA) STELLA.

These are the most popular names for rescue dogs

These are the most popular names for rescue dogs

(Picture Dogs Trust / SWNS)Bella and Max are the most common names for rescue dogs taken in over the past year. Another crossbreed, four-year-old Max, is looking for a new home at the Loughborough centre in Leicestershire.

GRAPHIC CONTENT WARNING: Hunt for cruel thugs who hanged badger opposite school

GRAPHIC CONTENT WARNING: Hunt for cruel thugs who hanged badger opposite school

Horror as badger hanged from crossbar (Image: RSPCA) This sickening scene greeted a school caretaker who hurriedly took down the dead animal before it was seen by children.

Canicross is the new fitness craze that lets you work out with your dog

Canicross is the new fitness craze that lets you work out with your dog

If you run with your dog anyway, it’s worth investing in the equipment and trying canicross instead. If you need a bit of moral support you can join group canicross sessions, who meet regularly for rural runs.

Running with your dog can keep you fit, but needs to be done responsibly

Running with your dog can keep you fit, but needs to be done responsibly

As a fellow “dog runner” and longtime reader of the Guardian, I was intrigued, and subsequently disappointed, to read Zoe Williams’ article (The dog and I can run together – what could possibly go wrong?, Weekend, 15 December).

Truffles, ghosts and now malaria: things dogs can sniff out

Truffles, ghosts and now malaria: things dogs can sniff out

Man’s best friends have long been put to work, and a recent medical study has shown hounds can be trained to smell malaria in children. It means that we can tick off malaria from the list of things that dogs can identify with the 220m olfactory receptors in their noses.

Here’s why conkers are dangerous for your dog

Here’s why conkers are dangerous for your dog

‘When out walking this autumn, it’s crucial to be aware of any dangerous plants and trees that might cause harm to your pet,’ PDSA veterinarian, Olivia Anderson-Nathan, tells Metro.co.uk.

Franken-Dogs: 9 Wickedly Cute Mixed Breed Dogs

Franken-Dogs: 9 Wickedly Cute Mixed Breed Dogs

One reason this adorable cross breed dog skyrocketed into pupularity is because it requires less grooming compared to a regular Golden Retriever, thanks to its Poodle side, but has the wonderful laid-back personality for which goldies are known.

Dog with cancer needs to find a home to live out her final days

Dog with cancer needs to find a home to live out her final days

Little Charley the Staffordshire bull terrier was brought into the Blue Cross rehoming centre in Burford, Oxfordshire in June – and has remained there ever since (Picture: Blue Cross)Laura Crofts, rehoming manager, said it could be ‘a few weeks, a few months or a few years’.

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry welcome adorable dog to royal family

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry welcome adorable dog to royal family

(Picture: Meghan Markle/Instagram)The Duchess of Sussex famously loves dogs and was devastated to leave her labrador-shepherd cross in Canada when she moved to Kensington Palace.