Sausage dog puppies named after Santa's reindeer need your help this Christmas

Sausage dog puppies named after Santa's reindeer need your help this Christmas

The RSPCA is asking for help to look after nine miniature Dachshund puppies, named Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner, Blitzen, and Rudolf, as well as their mum, Olive.

Dog greets her owner with weird and wonderful gifts she finds each day

Dog greets her owner with weird and wonderful gifts she finds each day

Each time Kelly arrives home, the seven-year-old pup, Xena, greets her at the door with something she’s found that day, whether it’s sellotape, a green bean, or a single strand of spaghetti (yes, these are all things given to Kelly by Xena).

Nervous bride asks dog to join first look photos and its delightful

Nervous bride asks dog to join first look photos and its delightful

The best kind of photos (Picture: Perri Farlow/Farlow Photography)Photographer Perri told : ‘We had been shooting bridesmaid and bridal portraits for a while and Kristen needed a few minutes to calm her nerves before walking down the aisle.

Woman tracks down stray dog she found on holiday and brings him home to Devon

Woman tracks down stray dog she found on holiday and brings him home to Devon

From the moment Levi met stray dog Punter, she couldn’t stop thinking about him (Picture: Levi Danyeil /SWNS.COM)Surely we’ve all had the experience of falling in love with a stray animal while we’re on holiday and desperately wanting to take them home.

Alcohol inspired, Love Island and political dog names are on trend this year

Alcohol inspired, Love Island and political dog names are on trend this year

They revealed the top 10 dog names from the last year as well as highlighting some of the rising trends for pooches.Naming your pet after celebrities or tv characters has always been popular, and this year, it was Game of Thrones and Love Island that influenced dog naming trends.

Westfield will look after your dog while you do your Christmas shopping

Westfield will look after your dog while you do your Christmas shopping

The Merry Mutts Motel at Westfield (Picture Luke Walker/Getty Images for Westfield London)Westfield is offering a new service to look after your dog while you do all your Christmas shopping.

Internet-famous cat Lil Bub dies at age 8

Internet-famous cat Lil Bub dies at age 8

However, Bridavsky said he did not expect Lil Bub to pass away so soon."To say that our family is devastated would be an understatement But most importantly, BUB has made a huge difference in the world of animal welfare, and in the lives of millions of people worldwide" Bridavsky wrote.

Cats are lucky charms!

Cats are lucky charms!

- Good luck: No one understands why, in Britain, black cats are still considered to be lucky; and if one walked in front of a bride and groom it was seen as a happy omen for the marriage.And a white cat was thought to bring good fortune and luck to their pet parents.

Chickens rule: why the backyard chook is the pet of the decade

Chickens rule: why the backyard chook is the pet of the decade

Photograph: Ilana Rose/This Chicken Life I was seduced, basically, by the aesthetics and potential wow factor of heritage breeds.Photograph: Ilana Rose/This Chicken Life We now have eight girls and are on our third flock.

Doggone it! How an 18,000-year-old puppy could change everything we know about dogs

Doggone it! How an 18,000-year-old puppy could change everything we know about dogs

But is he an early modern wolf – or one of the world’s very oldest domesticated dogs?.How an 18,000-year-old puppy could change everything we know about dogs.That’s 64.9m years before Dogor existed.

Adorable 30-day-old kitten left to die by horrific owner after being doused in glue

Adorable 30-day-old kitten left to die by horrific owner after being doused in glue

The kitten was treated with talcum powder (Image: CEN/Instagram/dranane)By day three through a series of baths and being doused in talcum powder, most of the glue had been removed from the kitten’s fur and it has began to build up its strength by eating once more.

Police dog is still at the pound after two years because no one wants her

Police dog is still at the pound after two years because no one wants her

Since sharing Flash’s story, Tom has been inundated with requests to adopt Flash (Picture: Tom Mitchell)‘It’s my mission to find this amazing dog a home other than the pound,’ says Tom who believes Flash is too dominant to work as a service dog.

Dog beaten for looking like a ‘monster’ transforms into ‘big friendly giant’

Dog beaten for looking like a ‘monster’ transforms into ‘big friendly giant’

Dramatic transformation of skeletal dog locals thought was a ‘monster’ to ‘fluffy giant’ Louise was severely malnourished when he was finally rescued Louie’s saviours didn’t think he would even survive when he was rescuedShe went over to Macedonia and immediately offered to help find him a new family in the UK.

Bride has 'first look' photo shoot with her beloved dog

Bride has 'first look' photo shoot with her beloved dog

When newlywed Kristen Dupree imagined her dream wedding to her love of five years, Duncan Dupree, she didn't know that their dog, Zeke, would be part of their big day in such a memorable way.

Sainsbury’s has just announced a pop-up Christmas restaurant for dogs

Sainsbury’s has just announced a pop-up Christmas restaurant for dogs

After all, the pop-up’s opening date is Christmas Jumper Day. Tickets cost £5 for one owner and one dog, while two owners and one dog is slightly more expensive at £7.50.The doggy pop-up will be open for three days (Picture: Sainsbury’s)Are you a dog lover without a dog?

Owner breaks down as missing dog is found in fox hole

Owner breaks down as missing dog is found in fox hole

Alan Whitton, 49, was filmed pulling Mitzi out of the fox hole (Picture: Alan Whitton/Facebook)Alan, a life therapy coach, said he ‘dropped everything and went to investigate’, taking one of Mitzi’s toys to squeak outside the hole.

Meet the man who fills his home with senior and special needs pets

Meet the man who fills his home with senior and special needs pets

Greig, 55, started adopting senior and special needs animals in 2013 when he was grieving the death of his beloved dog, Wolfgang, who was hit by a car.

Woman turns the space under her stairs into a luxury dog house

Woman turns the space under her stairs into a luxury dog house

Kimberly and her husband did all the work themselves (Picture: jersey.thegoldengirl/Instagram) They began by adding a door then installing electric (Picture: jersey.thegoldengirl/Instagram) Jersey even has her own mailbox (Picture: jersey.thegoldengirl/Instagram)The couple even had a custom artwork made to look just like Jersey.

Gypsy the dog is a hero after waking her owner up from a diabetic coma

Gypsy the dog is a hero after waking her owner up from a diabetic coma

Pam almost fell into a diabetic coma (Picture: Spalding Today / SWNS)She said: ‘I woke up with the dog standing over, trying to lick my face and crying and pushing up me and pushing me trying to get me to wake up.

You can now get paid £30,000 to look after two dogs in a mansion

You can now get paid £30,000 to look after two dogs in a mansion

The job is part dog nanny, part cleaner with daily housekeeping, laundry as required, food shopping and errands also included in the job description.Cooking experience isn’t required, but could give you an edge, and the working days are Monday to Friday, with occasional weekends.