After Being Adopted by a Loving Family 5 Years Apart, Two Malformed Dogs Become Best Friends

After Being Adopted by a Loving Family 5 Years Apart, Two Malformed Dogs Become Best Friends

Liesl Wilhardt, 53, the founder and director of the Luvable Dog Rescue, has revealed insight into Picasso and Newt’s unbreakable connection.Liesl Wilhardt (left), the founder and director of Luvable Dog Rescue, gave a glimpse inside Picasso and Newt’s unshakable connection.

Blind man hit on head with baseball bat and robbed of £6,500 puppy

Blind man hit on head with baseball bat and robbed of £6,500 puppy

Precious the American Bully was just 14-weeks-old when she was stolen (Picture: SWNS) She was stolen after the group of men brandished a knife and baseball bat (Picture: SWNS)He said: ‘They knew I was blind.

After Being Dumped at The Shelter, a Dog Curls up in a Corner and Stares at a Blank Wall

After Being Dumped at The Shelter, a Dog Curls up in a Corner and Stares at a Blank Wall

June Cash, a puppy, was abandoned at a North Carolina animal shelter.She was so terrified of other dogs that she would hide in the kennel’s corner, facing the wall.Graves agreed to assist June Cash and enticed her out with food before transporting her to a vet.

Calls to ban pugs and French bulldogs to crack down on ‘irresponsible’ breeding

Calls to ban pugs and French bulldogs to crack down on ‘irresponsible’ breeding

Flat-faced dogs such as pugs often suffer from a host of health complications (Picture: Getty Images/iStockphoto)French bulldogs and pugs could be banned in the UK after a pet charity vowed to fight a ‘vicious cycle of over-breeding’.

Heartbreak as rescue dog receives no applications as adopters 'put off by facial scars'

Heartbreak as rescue dog receives no applications as adopters 'put off by facial scars'

Bronco has not received a single application (Image: RSPCA)Due to his past he also has to wear a muzzle when out and about, which the centre also believes is putting potential adopters off him.

Couple reunited with stolen dog after it was swiped and sold to another family

Couple reunited with stolen dog after it was swiped and sold to another family

Björn is a Russian Balonka, a rare toy breed (Picture: Johanna Kerwien / SWNS)The couple, who said Björn was like a child to them, travelled to Sweden to pick him up as a puppy and enjoyed two years with him before he was stolen.

Catch them if you can? Meet the exotic pet detectives

Catch them if you can? Meet the exotic pet detectives

Mullins, 70, who lives in Leicestershire, had founded a Facebook group, Beastwatch UK, in 2001 as a place to document exotic animal sightings in the British countryside, so it was natural for news of this sort to trickle his way.

Doggie spa days and advent calendars fuel festive sales boom for Pets at Home

Doggie spa days and advent calendars fuel festive sales boom for Pets at Home

Pets at Home is expecting its biggest ever Christmas, with a surge in sales of dog spa days and advent calendars, as it launches a Deliveroo-style quick delivery service to meet rising demand from new owners.

Pets at Home set to reveal strong sales but slower growth

Pets at Home set to reveal strong sales but slower growth

Pets at Home is set to reveal another jump in sales next week as a buoyant UK pet market continues to drive demand across both its retail and vet divisions.

Dog with $500 million trust sells villa once owned by Madonna

Dog with $500 million trust sells villa once owned by Madonna

German Shepherd Gunther VI enjoys a luxurious life in his mansion when he's not at his "main home" in Tuscany.

Chris Packham backs eco drive to halt 'cruel' dolphin slaughter in Faroe Islands

Chris Packham backs eco drive to halt 'cruel' dolphin slaughter in Faroe Islands

Chris Packham backs eco drive to halt 'cruel' dolphin slaughter in Faroe Islands.CHRIS Packham and Dale Vince have backed a green group calling for a ban on the "cruel and unnecessary" slaughter of Faroe Island whales and dolphins.

Guardian angel: a dog lover creates a close-knit community in a London park

Guardian angel: a dog lover creates a close-knit community in a London park

Mark Davis carries around photographs of his now- deceased dogs Bonnie, Smokey, Zola and Bobby, and shows them to people who attend the free dog socialisation sessions he has run every morning in Norwood Park, south-east London, for 18 years.

Prime Peke! Wasabi the Pekingese wins Westminster dog show

Prime Peke! Wasabi the Pekingese wins Westminster dog show

Wasabi with the trophy after winning best in show at the 145th Annual Westminster Kennel Club dog show on Sunday.Jade the German shorthaired pointer wins the sporting group at the 145th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show on Sunday.

What job was your dog born to do and which breed suits your lifestyle

What job was your dog born to do and which breed suits your lifestyle

(Image: Getty)If your dog is a Bloodhound, Dachshund or Greyhound, these breeds were bred to assist in hunting.(Image: Getty)Several breeds within the toy dog group were originally bred in ancient China in order to fit inside the sleeves of a man’s robe.

$3,000 ‘doggie door’ connects to your phone to let your pet in or out the house

$3,000 ‘doggie door’ connects to your phone to let your pet in or out the house

Called the MyQ Pet Portal, it can replace the standard analogue catflap on your door with a smart, sliding-door that connects to a collar sensor to know when to let your pooch out automatically.

Dog lovers rescue 20 golden retrievers from slaughter in China meat trade

Dog lovers rescue 20 golden retrievers from slaughter in China meat trade

All 20 dogs were flown to Miami, Florida from Beijing, China (Picture: Golden Rescue South Florida/) The dogs were welcomed home by their new owners on Sunday (Picture: Golden Rescue South Florida/)She said: ‘It’s estimated alone that about 10 million dogs are slaughtered for the dog meat trade each year.

Denver overturns pit bull ban after more than 30 years

Denver overturns pit bull ban after more than 30 years

Voters in Denver this week overturned the city's ban on pit bulls.Denver’s ordinance was first enacted after 20 people were attacked by pit bulls in Colorado between 1984 and May 1989, according to a history of the law published in 2005.

More than 160 starving and diseased dogs rescued from animal hoarding house

More than 160 starving and diseased dogs rescued from animal hoarding house

Animal hoarding is becoming a big problem in Japan (Picture: Reuters) Animal rights activists say it was one of the worst cases they’ve seen (Picture: Reuters)Public health officials first visited the house seven years ago after getting complaints from neighbours about the noise and bad smell but the owner refused to let officials investigate at that time.

Five distinct types of dog existed by end of last ice age, study finds

Five distinct types of dog existed by end of last ice age, study finds

The team found that while DNA from modern European dogs has contributed to breeds around the world, traces of the other ice age groups remain – including in chihuahuas, a breed with roots in Mexico .

Interactive: see how your favourite dog breeds are related to each other

Interactive: see how your favourite dog breeds are related to each other

Photograph: Phil Crowder/Alamy This created a messy, intertwined relationship between different dog types, with the details of a breed’s origin sometimes recorded only in oral history.The German shepherd shares DNA with Italian dog breeds, including the cane paratore, according to researchers.