Meet Stan, the adventure-loving schnauzer who loves paragliding with his owner

Meet Stan, the adventure-loving schnauzer who loves paragliding with his owner

‘He goes wherever I go’ (Picture: @acro__al / Caters News)This is Stan, the miniature schnauzer who loves going on adventures with his owner, Alex Colbeck.Alex said: ‘I have a paraglider wing and harness for myself and one for Stan which is a custom-made doggy harness.

Can a pet psychic help me read my dog's mind?

Can a pet psychic help me read my dog's mind?

Hannah and Ted (Image: HANDOUT)Having helped owners connect with their animals for many years, Beth claims to be able to talk to our pets - from cats to chameleons - healing tensions, strengthening bonds, and encouraging humans to understand what's really going on in our companions' minds.

Rescue dog looks after disabled lamb like she is one of her own puppies

Rescue dog looks after disabled lamb like she is one of her own puppies

Eira is undergoing physiotherapy to help her mobility issues and the charity says motherly Holly, who was rescued from a puppy farm in 2018, is helping her feel "loved and safe".Robbie Bartington, who founded the sanctuary with her husband David Wallis, said: "Holly washes Eira from head to toe every day.

Getting a dog helped me heal after a suicide attempt

Getting a dog helped me heal after a suicide attempt

Even if I did want to talk, I felt like there was no one there to help me or turn to – even though my partner of 12 years, Annette, 56, is the most loving person I know.

Crufts shouldn't be celebrating squishy-faced dogs

Crufts shouldn't be celebrating squishy-faced dogs

We’ve created generations of dogs who struggle to breathe (Picture: RSPCA)The French bulldog, who remains a hugely popular pet, faces a high rate of issues that can seriously affect their health.

Cocker spaniel helps toddler best friend take her first steps

Cocker spaniel helps toddler best friend take her first steps

Helping out (Picture: Mercury Press )The family also love going out on walks together – where Lily enjoys holding Billy’s lead and the canine ensures everyone keeps pace with his best friend.

Abandoned dog found emaciated and traumatised is ready to find her forever home

Abandoned dog found emaciated and traumatised is ready to find her forever home

Poor Lacie needed months to recover (Picture: RSPCA)RSPCA animal rescue officer Ali Sparkes was off duty when a neighbour reported seeing Lacie abandoned back in March 2021.RSPCA West Hatch Animal Centre deputy manager Anita Clark said Lacie’s true colours are finally showing after all the trauma she’s endured.

Thanks to the writers who got us through 2021

Thanks to the writers who got us through 2021

But it is those writers themselves who have provided clarity of thought, insightfulness and humour to the paper’s readers.Mary Pickard is correct about animals leading a more orderly existence than humans (Letters, 28 December ).

Dog days: Dimpy Bhalotia’s best phone pictures

Dog days: Dimpy Bhalotia’s best phone pictures

Street photographer Dimpy Bhalotia works out where she will spend the next month shooting by walking in the direction of the sun.I spent two and a half months returning every day to one beach, and I never once asked anybody to do anything.”.

Talented dog able to balance any food on his head - from pizza to eggs

Talented dog able to balance any food on his head - from pizza to eggs

What a good boy (Picture: @dexterwatts / Caters News)Meet Dexter, ‘the happiest dog around’ who can balance pretty much any food you can think of on his clever little head.

Needy golden retrievers muscle in on owner's bath time

Needy golden retrievers muscle in on owner's bath time

She joked she ‘felt like a tea bag’ in a mug (Picture: Kennedy News & Media)A woman has shared a video of her two adorable dogs gate-crashing her bath time, staring at her, and drinking her bathwater.

Sausage dog who was so obese she couldn't walk loses half her body weight

Sausage dog who was so obese she couldn't walk loses half her body weight

The sausage dog had piled on weight after her previous owner became ill and could no longer take her on walks (Picture: Mercury Press & Media Ltd)Being rescued and rehomed by Jean may have saved her life.

Couple find pet chihuahua in suitcase after dog sneaks in for a free holiday

Couple find pet chihuahua in suitcase after dog sneaks in for a free holiday

Jared posted on Facebook when they had Icky safe and sound, writing: ‘You know it’s going to be an epic trip to Vegas when you get to the airport to check your bags.6lbs over weight, and out pops a chihuahua from your boot!!

PTSD left me living in a forest – a support dog saved me

PTSD left me living in a forest – a support dog saved me

It wasn’t until seven to eight months later, in October 2013, that a guy from SSAFA, a charity for veterans and people still serving in the Forces, came to see me and told me they’d help me with a cottage in Guildtown, a village in Perth.

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.

From the archive: the mouse breeders of Shipley, 1983

From the archive: the mouse breeders of Shipley, 1983

According to the National Mouse Club, ‘the mouse should be long in body, with long clean head, not too fine or pointed at the nose; the eyes should be large, bold and prominent; the ears large and tulip-shaped, free from creases, carried erect with plenty of width between them …’ There were fashions in mouse colours, too.

Covid sniffer dogs can detect coronavirus with 94% accuracy

Covid sniffer dogs can detect coronavirus with 94% accuracy

Last year, scientists at the London School of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene began a trial to see if dogs trained to sniff coronavirus could help ease travel restrictions.

Thugs threaten to behead autistic boy’s therapy dog if they’re not given £10,000

Thugs threaten to behead autistic boy’s therapy dog if they’re not given £10,000

Luke Sims, 12, offered all his money to bring his therapy dog home (Picture: Sheila Sims/Caters)Sickening thugs have threatened to decapitate an autistic boy’s therapy dog if his family do not pay £10,000.

Search for man after starving dog dumped in park ‘like piece of rubbish to die’

Search for man after starving dog dumped in park ‘like piece of rubbish to die’

A man who took the dog to the vet reported finding her in the park but left no details, so now the RSPCA and the practice is keen to speak to him.

My dog smelled sepsis after I suffered third degree burns from hair dye

My dog smelled sepsis after I suffered third degree burns from hair dye

Levi and Chico, and right, the damage to her scalp (Picture: James Linsell-Clark/ SWNS)A woman believes her dog saved her life by ‘sniffing out’ sepsis after she reacted badly to hair dye and suffered third-degree burns.