How to choose a pawfect name

How to choose a pawfect name

I am a regular reader of your Pets and Us section and wanted to send a story about my puppy named Johnny, a Pomeranian Spitz.

‘Wobbly’ disabled goldendoodle is living his best life travelling the USA

‘Wobbly’ disabled goldendoodle is living his best life travelling the USA

‘I had tonnes of fostering experience but none with special needs, so I knew Josh would be a new challenge,’ says Kim. The fluffiest boy (Picture: CATERS UK) ‘I didn’t even care that he had a disability though; I just felt it in my heart that this opportunity was meant for us,’ she continues.

The Art of Racing in the Rain review – Kevin Costner as a lovable pup

The Art of Racing in the Rain review – Kevin Costner as a lovable pup

You have to bow down to the pure demonic inspiration of creating a sentimental live-action family film about a lovable golden retriever, whose grouchy inner monologue is voiced by none other than Kevin Costner.

Meet the search dog who can find people trapped in disaster zones

Meet the search dog who can find people trapped in disaster zones

Cara is a six year old Belgian Malinois who works with her handler as an urban search and rescue dog. Cara experiences different textures and terrain during her training (Picture: Aaron Crowley/)Mick Atwood is Cara’s handler and partner.

Tiny dog can finally enjoy her dinner after having her wonky jaw fixed

Tiny dog can finally enjoy her dinner after having her wonky jaw fixed

Poppet had her little jaw fixed (Picture: Dr Ryk Botes /SWNS.COM)A tiny dog can finally enjoy her dinner for the first time in her life after a vet fixed her wonky jaw using a 3D printer.

Why would a woman marry her dog?

Why would a woman marry her dog?

Elizabeth Hoad and her dog, Logan, tied the knot live on This Morning earlier this week – and they’re not the first to do so. This Morning (@thismorning) The moment we officially pronounced Elizabeth and Logan as Dog and Wife!

Mum demands pet owner changes dog's name as she wants it for her child

Mum demands pet owner changes dog's name as she wants it for her child

A mum was so determined that only her child could be called Tillie that she asked a pet owner to rid her dog of the same name (Picture: Ivanko)If you’ve picked out your future children’s names before they’re born, you’re definitely not alone.

Socialising builds confidence

Socialising builds confidence

As much as it is important for your dog to socialise, it is equally important for us as pet parents to be socially responsible. Socially responsible pet parents along with well socialised dogs can open up many avenues and opportunities for our furry favourites.

French bulldog puppy has nose job to save her life

French bulldog puppy has nose job to save her life

The puppy was often gasping for air and needed urgent help when it arrived at the RSPCA’s Bath Cats & Dogs Home (Picture: PA) Despite the life-saving surgery, the poor puppy will ‘probably always struggle’ (Picture: PA)The RSPCA said French bulldogs are brachycephalis, or flat-faced, breeds that have been bred to have exaggerated features to make them ‘cuter’ to buyers.

Wildleaks: New Whistleblowing Website Aims to Cut Wildlife Crime

Wildleaks: New Whistleblowing Website Aims to Cut Wildlife Crime

While some of the most egregious crimes against wildlife are committed abroad against elephants, rhinos, and tigers, the fact that animal products can fetch lucrative prices, often right here in the United States, contributes to the problem.

Dog who had his front legs chopped off becomes therapy dog for amputees

Dog who had his front legs chopped off becomes therapy dog for amputees

True is now training to become a therapy dog to help amputees (Picture: MDWfeatures / @true.cause4paws)Learning about True’s story has inspired Erin to fight against animal abuse.

Dogs With Jobs: Meet the dogs giving chronically ill people back their lives

Dogs With Jobs: Meet the dogs giving chronically ill people back their lives

Stowe still gets plenty of time to play (Picture: Aaron Crowley/) How did Medical Detection Dogs get started? Stowe and Zoe were matched through the Medical Detection Dog charity (Picture: Aaron Crowley/)There are lots of way to get involved.

A drop of love

A drop of love

As months passed by Nicco started becoming a cause of worry and seemed like a burden. I chose that day because I would not be home to face the pain of separation. Nicco was there right in front of me, loving me unconditionally.

One of the last dogs rescued from Michael Vick's dogfighting ring dies

One of the last dogs rescued from Michael Vick's dogfighting ring dies

Erin Menard / Best Friends Animal SocietyTess Rushton happened to be interning at Best Friends at the time and decided to adopt Layla.“She turned out to be absolutely lovely,” Rushton told TODAY.The “clumsy goof” adapted well to being spoiled by her new mom, who cooked organic food to mix into high-quality kibble, and made toys with hidden treats to help stimulate the clever dog’s mind.

Your old bra can help an injured turtle — here's how

Your old bra can help an injured turtle — here's how

A couple of animal and wildlife rescue groups that help treat injured turtles have a special donation request: They're asking for bra clasps, which can be used to repair damaged shells.

Katherine Schwarzenegger gave Chris Pratt 2 pigs for his birthday — see the pic

Katherine Schwarzenegger gave Chris Pratt 2 pigs for his birthday — see the pic

Sure, Katherine Schwarzenegger and Chris Pratt may now be married , but they continue to swine and dine each other. If you’re Schwarzenegger, you get him two pigs. Chris Pratt reveals sunburn from honeymoon with Katherine Schwarzenegger.

Desperate dog owner needs £16,000 to save pet’s life

Desperate dog owner needs £16,000 to save pet’s life

Little Barney has just weeks to live if he doesn’t have treatment (Picture: Claire Blake)A pet owner has launched a desperate campaign to save her little dog who needs urgent cancer treatment costing thousands.

Old Friends Senior Dog Sanctuary rescues dogs, pays vet bills

Old Friends Senior Dog Sanctuary rescues dogs, pays vet bills

“When they come to us from the shelter, we say, ‘Today is the day that they start their new life,’” Zina Goodin, co-founder of Old Friends Senior Dog Sanctuary, told TODAY .

Should pets ever be kept in classrooms?

Should pets ever be kept in classrooms?

Animal charities say it’s teaching the wrong lessons – but schools argue it inspires children to learn about the natural world. Watching duck eggs hatch in a classroom was a “wow” experience that brought the topic to life, says Sarah Holmes, teacher in Derby High School’s primary department.

Dallas Nurse Reunites with Beloved Dog after Successful Ebola Treatment

Dallas Nurse Reunites with Beloved Dog after Successful Ebola Treatment

I would not know what would happen to one of my best friends.” After Pham was reunited with Bentley she thanked Dallas veterinary officials and others for showing compassion and caring for Bentley when she could not.

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