Dogs of woe: the pull of a pooch in Covid times

Dogs of woe: the pull of a pooch in Covid times

And what many first-time dog owners didn’t realise was that under Lucy’s Law , which was introduced in April this year, it is illegal to sell puppies through a third-party – all animals must come directly from a breeder, or rescue centre.

Kristen Bell makes plea to adopt senior dogs after death of beloved pet

Kristen Bell makes plea to adopt senior dogs after death of beloved pet

After saying goodbye to her dog Barbara, Kristen Bell is encouraging potential pet parents to consider adopting senior dogs.Bell and her family took care of Barbara for two years after adopting her from The Dog Cafe in Los Angeles.

Mayim Bialik shares why she loves raising her sons with cats

Mayim Bialik shares why she loves raising her sons with cats

Mayim Bialik has three rescue cats (Addie, Frances and Nermal) who have seen her through enormous life changes — both happy and sad."While dogs are lovely, I love my sons being raised with cats because you have to learn a lot of boundaries with cats.

I adopted a dog on TODAY a year ago. Here's why it was the best decision

I adopted a dog on TODAY a year ago. Here's why it was the best decision

Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to AnimalsA colleague at TODAY, where I work as a newswriter, sent out a staff email asking whether anyone was interested in adopting a dog for a segment about the event.

When dogs and cats socialised on the web with fun games and more

When dogs and cats socialised on the web with fun games and more

“With the current state of lockdown, we wanted to create a positive and fun experience for all pet owners to come together and interact with their pets through ‘Pet Social’.

Dog with a wonky face becomes a social media sensation

Dog with a wonky face becomes a social media sensation

Brodie is blind and can’t eat like other dogs (Picture: Davey Lieske/Barcroft Media via Getty Images) He also has cranial deformities (Picture: Davey Lieske/Barcroft Media via Getty Images).

Pooch: Dogs too can get moody at puberty!

Pooch: Dogs too can get moody at puberty!

Lavesh Mishra, a Delhi-based dog trainer, shares, “Generally, parents bring their pets to us at the age of six months for basic obedience training, and we keep hearing that most of them do not respond to the commands when they are back home.

Oprah reveals dog Sadie is in quarantine over coronavirus fears

Oprah reveals dog Sadie is in quarantine over coronavirus fears

While King explained that she did not think pets can infect their owners, Winfrey interrupted and said: “I heard about a pug in New York!

Quarantine dogs: People share pictures of their new canine colleagues

Quarantine dogs: People share pictures of their new canine colleagues

Social producer Elle Rudd’s dog Brodie thinks it should be all play and no work.Social Producer Elle Rudd’s dog Percy (Picture: Elle Rudd).Social producer Elle Rudd’s dog Brodie (Picture: Elle Rudd).

Britain's loneliest dog ooking for a home for 437 days after owner died

Britain's loneliest dog ooking for a home for 437 days after owner died

Diefer needs a home with experienced owners and no other pets or children (Picture: RSPCA/PA)Hayley says: ‘He would suit experienced owners who have an active lifestyle with lots of time to spend helping Diefer develop his education and training further.

Meet the veterinarian who gives free medical care to pets of the homeless

Meet the veterinarian who gives free medical care to pets of the homeless

When Dr. Kwane Stewart, a veterinarian, spots a homeless person with a dog while he’s driving to work, he doesn’t look away uncomfortably and step on the gas.For nearly a decade, Stewart, 49, has volunteered on his own dime to help pets of the homeless in California.

Dog thought to be the fattest in Britain loses half her body weight

Dog thought to be the fattest in Britain loses half her body weight

Lulu before her weight loss (Picture: SWNS)Lulu the nine-year-old Rottweiler could hardly move and experienced pain in her back legs when she tipped the scales at 9st 10lbs.Owner Gill Jones, a 66-year-old grandmother of six, said: ‘She was a rescue dog and was born with a problem with her genes.

Dog with a wonky face trains as a therapy dog to help others

Dog with a wonky face trains as a therapy dog to help others

Brodie was bitten by his mother when he was just 13 days old, leaving him with a permanently wonky face (Picture: Amanda Richter /SWNS.COM)A dog with a wonky face has finally found a loving home after a shelter received hundreds of adoption requests.

Crufts – the musical! Cat fan writes tribute to top dog show

Crufts – the musical! Cat fan writes tribute to top dog show

The character list for the play includes humans and dogs, and Hollman suggests that the actors could carry “those stiff ‘invisible dog’ leads, which were used in music hall”.

Garrod Kirkwood's best photograph: one man and his whippet in a seaside arcade

Garrod Kirkwood's best photograph: one man and his whippet in a seaside arcade

‘I used to follow Chris and his whippet Edie round Sunderland.When the project was finished, I told Chris that I thought we had got enough He said: “Don’t say that.

Just why were all these Golden Retrievers queuing up for a train?

Just why were all these Golden Retrievers queuing up for a train?

But Ann Stephenson from the club said the dogs were nothing to do with them, and described the organisers as ‘reckless’.One of the calendar organisers responded to the picture after it went viral across social media.

Mac the dog wears boots and goggles for his important job in the fire service

Mac the dog wears boots and goggles for his important job in the fire service

English springer spaniel, Mac, 3, with handler crew manager Gary Carroll (Picture: SWNS)Crew manager Gary Carroll, 48, said Mac’s agility allows him to enter unstable buildings without the risk of causing further damage – known as ‘secondary collapse’.

Mum demands pet owner changes dog's name as she wants it for her child

Mum demands pet owner changes dog's name as she wants it for her child

A mum was so determined that only her child could be called Tillie that she asked a pet owner to rid her dog of the same name (Picture: Ivanko)If you’ve picked out your future children’s names before they’re born, you’re definitely not alone.

Would You Like a Cat with That Coffee? Yes Please!

Would You Like a Cat with That Coffee? Yes Please!

Located in Oakland, California, The Cat Town Café & Adoption Center has become the first cat café in the United States which opened in late October, reports Carol Pogash of the New York Times.

Why dogs eat grass

Why dogs eat grass

Roughage need: Experts believe that the grass eating habit can also be related to the fact that canines need a little roughage in their daily diet. Dr Shivaprakash mentions that there is nothing to worry about if your pet is munching a little grass every now and then.