Out of the dog house: pressure grows to open up rentals to pets

Out of the dog house: pressure grows to open up rentals to pets

The proposed legislation, which is backed by the RSPCA and Battersea Dogs & Cats Home, would place limits on landlords’ ability to put clauses in tenancy agreements that bar people who can prove that they are responsible owners.“It gives tenants and their pets the justice they deserve: an end to cruel and unnecessary separation, while protecting landlords from irresponsible owners,” says Rosindell.

A good boy again: Biden's dog will return to the White House

A good boy again: Biden's dog will return to the White House

02:56Biden added that “85% of the people there love him.” Major, a 3-year-old rescue dog, and Champ, who is 12, were moved to the Bidens' Delaware home after the incident , but the president said they would return to the White House.

Joe Biden’s dogs sent away from White House after ‘biting incident’

Joe Biden’s dogs sent away from White House after ‘biting incident’

Joe Biden after adopting Major, in Wilmington, Delaware (Picture: AP) The First Dogs on the South Lawn of the White House (Picture: Getty)She added that the dogs were not allowed on the furniture but Major had been caught on a sofa, adding: ‘They run all over’.

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.

President Biden’s dogs Major and Champ have moved into the White House

President Biden’s dogs Major and Champ have moved into the White House

The move also marks the first time that a shelter dog has lived in the White House, as the president and his family adopted Major in 2018 from the Delaware Humane Society.

Dog found 300 miles away reunited with family after eight years

Dog found 300 miles away reunited with family after eight years

Stevie Rodger is reunited with Kavik after eight years apart (Picture: Alexander Lawrie)‘But when I got there I knew instantly it was him and I just burst into tears.

'It’s been very ugly': dog owner wins court battle to keep pet in Sydney apartment tower

'It’s been very ugly': dog owner wins court battle to keep pet in Sydney apartment tower

The NSW court of appeal found in favour of the soul singer Jo Cooper, who had argued a bylaw that banned pets – including her dog Angus – from the block of flats was unfair.

Influencer distraught as malnourished puppy bought from Instagram dies

Influencer distraught as malnourished puppy bought from Instagram dies

The nail technician shared a series of exchanges between the seller and herself on Instagram where she also urged followers to do their research before buying puppies online.How Sushi looked when she arrived (Picture: @bysarah____ )Sarah shared the whole ordeal on her Instagram.

Abandoned and mistreated puppy with skin burns finds her forever home

Abandoned and mistreated puppy with skin burns finds her forever home

The burns were likely caused by boiling water being poured on her coat (Picture: My Family Vets) A gorgeous face (Picture: My Family Vets)She was treated at Vets Now in Derby – but it took 12 weeks for her wounds to start to heal and for the pooch to regain the trust she had lost in people.

New law could order Germans to walk their dogs twice a day

New law could order Germans to walk their dogs twice a day

The law is based on evidence that many of the nation’s 9.4 million dogs are not getting enough exercise or stimulation, the country’s agriculture minister, Julia Klöckner, said.Under the new regulations, owners would be required to take their dogs on two walks that last at least an hour in total.

Germans must walk their dogs twice a day, new law will say

Germans must walk their dogs twice a day, new law will say

Germany’s dog owners will soon to be ordered by law to walk their pets twice a day.Bärbel Kleid, the owner of a five-year-old Yorkshire terrier called Sam, who lives in Berlin, said: “I find it patronising to be told how long I should take my dog out for.

Schoolgirls thwart dognapping gang by figuring out their secret code

Schoolgirls thwart dognapping gang by figuring out their secret code

Friends Sophie and Danielle, both 10, noticed that dognappers were tying zip ties around the bins of properties with animals so went around cutting them off near where they live in Sutton, north Dublin, Ireland.

'Stay four koalas apart': an animal hospital's response to coronavirus – in pictures

'Stay four koalas apart': an animal hospital's response to coronavirus – in pictures

“It was a place where the students in my day used to celebrate the end of their faculty dinners with a keg into the wee hours, so it’s got a lot sentimental value,” says the hospital’s CEO, Dr Mark Lawrie.

People in lockdown told not to make impulsive pet decision

People in lockdown told not to make impulsive pet decision

Holly Conway, the head of public affairs at the Kennel Club, said: “While we would underline that now isn’t the right time to bring home a puppy, or make an impulsive decision to get a pet, these [search] figures could be a sign of more people looking to find a breeder directly in the future, which is extremely positive and what Lucy’s law aims to impose.

New laws making it easier for Victorian renters to have pets come into force

New laws making it easier for Victorian renters to have pets come into force

“The changes have the potential to make a real difference to the number of dogs and cats surrendered to Victoria shelters, and keep more pets with their owners for life,” she said.

Dog walker accused of losing pets who ‘were found dead’ to face court

Dog walker accused of losing pets who ‘were found dead’ to face court

April Lock was also devastated after hearing her dogs had gone missing (Picture: SWNS) Ralph (L) and Charlie were in Louise’s care while April went to Spain (Picture: SWNS)April, of Streetly, West Midlands, said: ‘We want justice for the dogs.

Animal cruelty horror: Heartbreaking end for helpless dogs at puppy farms exposed

Animal cruelty horror: Heartbreaking end for helpless dogs at puppy farms exposed

Their welfare was completely compromised as the puppies were left “damaged” and “at risk”.Mr Abraham said: “When I went undercover in puppy farms, it’s basically dogs kept as agricultural animals which obviously they’re not designed to be.

Veteran kicked out of Zara for taking support dog into shop with him

Veteran kicked out of Zara for taking support dog into shop with him

Richard Mearns was told he could wait outside while his friend carried on shopping (Picture: Richard Mearns)An ex-British Army medic was left feeling embarrassed and humiliated after a Zara security guard booted him out because of his PTSD support dog.

Couple ‘treated like criminals’ by restaurant for having epilepsy assistance dog

Couple ‘treated like criminals’ by restaurant for having epilepsy assistance dog

The youth worker says she was ‘treated like a criminal’ by the restaurant owners (Picture: Liverpool Echo)‘I tried to explain to him that Waldsley was an assistance dog so by law he has full public access rights.

Sick reality INSIDE a puppy farm exposed as defenceless dogs suffer in 'brutal' industry

Sick reality INSIDE a puppy farm exposed as defenceless dogs suffer in 'brutal' industry

Mr Abraham said their welfare was completely compromised (Image: BBC) Mr Abraham’s campaign, Lucy’s Law, has since been successful in banning so-called puppy farms in England.