Coronavirus stars: BBC sports commentator Andrew Cotter's dogs Olive and Mabel go viral

Coronavirus stars: BBC sports commentator Andrew Cotter's dogs Olive and Mabel go viral

Bereft of actual sports to preside over, Cotter turns to his two competitive pets.Exhibit A: the BBC sports commentator Andrew Cotter who, bereft of actual sports to commentate, has turned his attention to his two labradors: the older Olive and the younger Mabel.

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.

Coronavirus pandemic sees huge increase in dog and cat adoptions

Coronavirus pandemic sees huge increase in dog and cat adoptions

The greater amount of time people have been spending at home for the past few weeks has inspired many to provide new homes for pets, Battersea Dogs and Cats Home revealed.

What about the other key workers?

What about the other key workers?

As frontline workers, cleaners deserve better pay and conditions, writes Mike Cash , RMT general secretary, and Audrey Butler believes we are all key to society.Meanwhile, Lucy Matthews is emphatic that the Pets at Home stores do provide an essential service.

Is Crufts 2020 still on or is it cancelled because of coronavirus?

Is Crufts 2020 still on or is it cancelled because of coronavirus?

Our hearts… (Picture: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)In a statement on their website, organisers The Kennel Club wrote: ‘Further to the government COBRA meeting held on Monday 2 March, and following further discussion, the Kennel Club can confirm Crufts 2020 is currently going ahead as planned.

Crufts 2020 cancelled: Will Crufts be cancelled over coronavirus fears?

Crufts 2020 cancelled: Will Crufts be cancelled over coronavirus fears?

But now people are asking if Crufts has been cancelled, or should be cancelled, amid continued fears about the spread of coronavirus across the UK.

Service Dog Risks his Life to Save a Blind Man and Inspires Donations

Service Dog Risks his Life to Save a Blind Man and Inspires Donations

A service dog named Orlando placed himself in mortal danger while trying to save the life of a blind man, reports Colleen Long of the Associated Press and Brian Williams of NBC News.

From the archive: PG Wodehouse and the love of dogs

From the archive: PG Wodehouse and the love of dogs

The Observer Magazine of 9 March 1975 featured PG Wodehouse writing about his dogs (‘Pekes, hounds and mutts I have known’). But when Sammy died, confesses Wodehouse, ‘I made what I think was a mistake by appointing as his successor an Aberdeen terrier who was supposed (though he seldom did) to answer to the name of Angus.

Crufts 2019 schedule and can you still buy tickets?

Crufts 2019 schedule and can you still buy tickets?

You buy tickets for each day, which will give you access to the arena and trade shows going on. On this day, you can buy a normal general admission ticket, but will need to have a separate one to view the best in show category.

Alabama Rot WARNING: Three more British dogs die from deadly scourge

Alabama Rot WARNING: Three more British dogs die from deadly scourge

In a statement, Anderson Moores, who are based in Winchester, Hampshire, close to one of the major hotspots for cases, said: “We are in the time of year when historically we have identified more cases of CRGV and although this disease remains rare, we continue to advise owners to be vigilant and to seek advice from their local vet if their dog develops unexplained skin lesions and sores.

Dad-of-three who sold ‘conveyor belt’ dogs from puppy farm jailed

Dad-of-three who sold ‘conveyor belt’ dogs from puppy farm jailed

He was in fact breeding puppies commercially in a hidden building behind his home in Gloucestershire (Picture: Gloucestershire News)Ms Rutter told the judge members of the public who were looking for family pets were assured that was what they were buying.

April the Giraffe has a due date!

April the Giraffe has a due date!

Jordan Patch, Animal Adventure Park owner, joins TODAY to give an update on April the Giraffe, who is currently expecting another calf. Patch says that April is due in March, and also shares that her young one, Tajiri, who she welcomed in 2017, will go off on his own soon.

Neglected pug with severe skin disease transformed after rescue

Neglected pug with severe skin disease transformed after rescue

Staff at Pug Rescue in Austin, Texas, nursed Dex back to health, placing medicated drops into his eyes every two hours to save his sight. Signe Corbin, medical director of Pug Rescue Austin, said Dex’s case was one of the most severe she had come across during her nine years involved with the organisation.