Hot dogs: what soaring puppy thefts tell us about Britain today

Hot dogs: what soaring puppy thefts tell us about Britain today

Photograph: Suffolk Police Annie and Betsy – and the other dogs stolen that day, 13 of which were puppies – had become the latest victims of surging demand for canine pets.

I applied to foster a dog, but a month into lockdown the entire nation had the same idea

I applied to foster a dog, but a month into lockdown the entire nation had the same idea

I had long wanted to be a dog foster parent but, as I was only ever home for a few days at a time (sleep off jet lag, wash clothes, go again), it was not the right environment for a pet – even for a borrowed one.

Dog breeders see huge surge in demand for puppies during lockdown

Dog breeders see huge surge in demand for puppies during lockdown

She said: ‘I think most responsible breeders have been quite cautious about that explosion in demand and just made sure that they find the puppy owners that have thought about the breed that they’re buying and that this is a lifetime decision, not just a Covid decision.’.

Roomba iRobot rolls into dog poo and vacuums it all over the house

Roomba iRobot rolls into dog poo and vacuums it all over the house

The Roomba had not only slid through the poo kindly left out by Ryan’s dog Apollo, it had spread it through the house. His name’s Apollo,’ wrote Ryan.

Homemade treats for your pooch

Homemade treats for your pooch

Chicken cinnamon treats Ingredients: 1 cup flour, 1 cup chicken broth, ¾ cup oatmeal, ¼ cup corn starch, ¼ cup oil, 1 tbsp baking powder and 2 tbsp cinnamon powder Method: Preheat your oven to 180-200 degree celsius. Let it cool and serve it to your dog.

Brexit: Pets will need rabies checks costing up to £60 when travelling to Europe after no-deal, government warns

Brexit: Pets will need rabies checks costing up to £60 when travelling to Europe after no-deal, government warns

“We are also concerned that pet travel changes under a no-deal Brexit could spark a surge in demand for small animal vets and laboratory capacity to fulfil increased requirements for rabies testing and vaccination at a time when the workforce is already experiencing shortfalls.

Commonwealth Bank: Pet luxury spending doubles in two years

Commonwealth Bank: Pet luxury spending doubles in two years

Getting a dog nails polished is apparently a thing.Source:SuppliedDeputy General Manager for Small Business Nicole McCormack says pet shops have been getting creative.They’ve been offering new services, conveniences and products — all aimed at pampering pets.“Australian pet spending continues to rise and as a result we’re seeing more entrepreneurs launch niche small businesses to cater for the growing demand.