Rescue dog who faced 'certain death' in search of home after 7 years of being 'overlooked'

Rescue dog who faced 'certain death' in search of home after 7 years of being 'overlooked'

A RESCUE dog who has been "constantly overlooked" for seven years is keeping his paws crossed for a forever home.Peter, a seven-year-old crossbreed, was rescued when he was a puppy in 2014 from a public shelter in Bosnia where he faced "certain death" by Saving Suffering Strays.

As wildfires tore through Greece, animals were left to perish

As wildfires tore through Greece, animals were left to perish

When the fire started, people were at work and they couldn’t go back to the house so it was impossible for them to reach their pets,’ explains Nena Ververoglou, one of the many animal rescue volunteers working tirelessly to try to save as many creatures as she can.

Meet the artist who will write a song for your dog

Meet the artist who will write a song for your dog

‘Last year, I played a piece for my piano teacher, no lyrics, just a nice little tune, and called it Ted, after my friend’s dog,’ she says.

Pets cuddling: Pooches help humans fight the blues with 'cuddles' during pandemic

Pets cuddling: Pooches help humans fight the blues with 'cuddles' during pandemic

The increasing demands for therapy dogs in the last year is prompting pet parents to train their pets as cuddlers."I called a pet trainer to train my dogs to help people in need.

Dylan was left heartbroken after owner died of Covid - but has now found happiness again

Dylan was left heartbroken after owner died of Covid - but has now found happiness again

Dylan was taken to a Dogs Trust centre in Shoreham, West Sussex, where he was cared for.Just 25 days after arriving at the Dogs Trust centre, Dylan was adopted by Alison and her husband Leslie.

Buying lockdown dogs on a whim can lead to trouble, says RSPCA

Buying lockdown dogs on a whim can lead to trouble, says RSPCA

Dr Samantha Gaines was speaking after a dog attack caused the death of Freddie Mercury the Thames seal this week.As we come out of lockdown, new owners must expose their dogs slowly to new things, the RSPCA said.Freddie the Thames seal put down by vets after dog attack.

Cats recognise their owners’ voices but never evolved to care, says study

Cats recognise their owners’ voices but never evolved to care, says study

The study, published by Springer in the Animal Cognition journal, suggests that the reason for cats’ unresponsive behaviour might be traced back to the early domestication of the species, contrasting this with the relationship of humans to dogs.

Silence about my race kept my family apart. Could a rescue dog bring us together?

Silence about my race kept my family apart. Could a rescue dog bring us together?

But in March 2020, just as the world began to change, I headed to Battersea Dogs & Cats Home in London to meet an anxious greyhound called Jasper.When Jasper and I eventually went home to Sutton, I found that my mother and I disagreed on whether my father had truly loved dogs.

Luxury dog hotel has twin beds, TVs, room service, chauffeur and spa

Luxury dog hotel has twin beds, TVs, room service, chauffeur and spa

Owners can pick TV channels for their dogs (Picture: Noble Dog Hotel / SWNS.COM) It puts standard kennels to shame (Picture: Noble Dog Hotel / SWNS.COM) These two look like they’re enjoying their stay (Picture: Noble Dog Hotel / SWNS.COM)The hotel, which also serves as a doggy day care, has a ‘chau-fur’ service available so the pets to be picked up and driven to the property.

Can you walk dogs in the snow? Does snow hurt dogs paws?

Can you walk dogs in the snow? Does snow hurt dogs paws?

It's important to look after a dog's paws during periods of cold weather (Image: GETTY).Washing and drying a dog's paws is a good idea after a walk in the snow (Image: GETTY)Dog owners should also be aware of other hazards during snow periods, such as grit.

Man turns old TV sets into cosy homes for stray dogs

Man turns old TV sets into cosy homes for stray dogs

Stray dogs can take shelter from harsh weather conditions inside their pods, which each have water bottles inside, too (Picture: Caters News Agency)‘These dogs get hit by speeding vehicles.

New Year's Eve fireworks: How to keep your dogs calm and happy this NYE

New Year's Eve fireworks: How to keep your dogs calm and happy this NYE

New Year's Eve fireworks: Due to their sensitive hearing, dogs can find the loud noises fireworks make very distressing (Image: GETTY).New Year's Eve fireworks: Walking dogs before fireworks start can help to reduce stress for pets (Image: GETTY).

Spotting the pups in the #HiddenDogChallenge is harder than it sounds

Spotting the pups in the #HiddenDogChallenge is harder than it sounds

In the Dogspotting Society Facebook group of 1.1 million dog lovers, members have shared pictures of their dogs in which they’re hidden to varying degrees, with some really tough to pick out.

Australian chef whips up Michelin-style meals for his dogs

Australian chef whips up Michelin-style meals for his dogs

You’ll need serious skills in the kitchen to replicate Daniel’s canine dishes — as well as a consultation with a holistic chef (Credits: @chefsanddogs/Jam Press)‘I prep dishes one day a week, which takes around one hour and then just a few minutes to plate up and serve with any other goodies I can find,’ says Daniel.

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.

Pets for the Elderly helps seniors adopt and keep pets amid pandemic

Pets for the Elderly helps seniors adopt and keep pets amid pandemic

The goal is to have at least one participating shelter in all 50 states by the time the expanded program officially launches on Jan. 1, 2021.She said Pets for the Elderly was founded by the late Avrum Katz to help seniors feel healthier and more connected through pets and to find shelter dogs and cats forever homes.

Dog found with face in ‘absolute mess’ and half of bottom jaw missing after ‘barbaric’ act

Dog found with face in ‘absolute mess’ and half of bottom jaw missing after ‘barbaric’ act

A dog has been found with her face in an “absolute mess” and half her bottom jaw missing (Image: RSPCA)The cruel blood sport was banned in the UK in 1835.Mr Bradshaw said: "We find small terrier-type dogs will be sent down into holes and setts to locate badgers, cornering them and alerting their handlers.“The dogs often have radio transmitters attached to their collars so phone apps and GPS locators can be used to find them underground easily.

Jennie Garth rescued a dog named Fauci during COVID-19. Now, she has this message

Jennie Garth rescued a dog named Fauci during COVID-19. Now, she has this message

Jennie Garth is this year's spokesperson for Remember Me Thursday, a global campaign by the nonprofit Helen Woodward Animal Center that shines a light on the need for pet adoption.

Annual dog festival returns and it’s everything we need right now

Annual dog festival returns and it’s everything we need right now

Scott Miller, resident vet on This Morning will be on hand to give tips on pet care (Picture: Dogstival) The event welcomes dogs of all ages and breeds (Picture: Dogstival)Dogstival has worked closely with New Forest District Council and Hampshire Police to ensure that the event follows government guidelines in lockdown, with hand sanitiser stations and cleaning teams on-site every day.

These therapy dogs ease anxiety, bring joy to kids and seniors in need

These therapy dogs ease anxiety, bring joy to kids and seniors in need

In 2016, she started the nonprofit Therapy Dogs of Long Island, which now brings certified dogs to people with physical or mental health challenges at private homes, schools and senior care facilities, in addition to hospitals.