Britain's loneliest dog is holding auditions for owners after 10 years in shelter

Britain's loneliest dog is holding auditions for owners after 10 years in shelter

After an online appeal, the dog has received hundreds of adoption requests (Picture: Triangle News )‘It takes her quite a while to build up a bond with someone but it’s always handy to have some treats to win her over.

Stray Staffie with a glorious smile finds her forever home

Stray Staffie with a glorious smile finds her forever home

She was adopted by a family just a few days after arriving at the shelter (Picture: All Dogs Matter)‘We saw her lovely little smile and couldn’t resist,’ said Frankie, 18.

The queens of agility: America’s most famous canine athletes race for glory

The queens of agility: America’s most famous canine athletes race for glory

The introduction of an agility competition to Westminster marked a step forward for this emerging sport and few trainers have since made a bigger impact on the US scene than Perry DeWitt and Jessica Ajoux, who live together in the Philadelphia suburb of Wyncote alongside two of America’s most famous canine athletes: the border collies Verb and Fame.

Popularity of pug-like dogs 'could be fuelling rise in canine fertility clinics'

Popularity of pug-like dogs 'could be fuelling rise in canine fertility clinics'

The boom in popularity of flat-faced dogs such as pugs and French bulldogs may be fuelling a rise in canine fertility clinics, some of which advertise banned procedures, an investigation has found.

Simples! The Russian Meerkat that is feline fine with her cat best friend

Simples! The Russian Meerkat that is feline fine with her cat best friend

The unusual pairing look adorable whilst 'posing' for a picture (Image: CATERS)Owner Ekaterina Kuraeva, 45, from Saint Petersburg, Russia, filmed the pair scratching and embracing each other in videos that went viral online.

Cremating your pet may mean you get back more than just their ashes

Cremating your pet may mean you get back more than just their ashes

A petition (“Stop Pet Crematoria Passing Off Mixed Ash as One Pet Cremations”) started by Lars B Andersen is, quite simply, calling on the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs to ensure that pets’ ashes are not mixed with the remains of other animals and labelled ‘one-pet’ cremations.

More than 1 billion animals killed by Australian wildfires

More than 1 billion animals killed by Australian wildfires

Chris Dickman, a professor of ecology at the University of Sydney, revised his estimate of 480 million animals affected by the fires, saying on Wednesday that more than 800 million animals have likely been killed in the Australian state of New South Wales alone.

Reagandoodle and his little buddy share update on their growing family

Reagandoodle and his little buddy share update on their growing family

Three years ago, the heartwarming friendship between a little boy and his foster grandmother’s dog captured the hearts of people everywhere.“As soon as they met, there was an instant bond and just you could see the love between the two of them,” Sandi Swiridoff told NBC News.

CCTV captures dramatic moment man saves dog after leash caught in elevator

CCTV captures dramatic moment man saves dog after leash caught in elevator

The video showed Johnny Mathis exiting the elevator at his apartment complex in Houston , Texas as his neighbour entered, but the dog, which was on a long leash, failed to follow before the doors closed.

Harrowing video shows man saving dog after its leash is caught in an elevator

Harrowing video shows man saving dog after its leash is caught in an elevator

Security video showed the dramatic moment a 27-year-old Texas man saved a small dog whose leash was caught in an elevator door.Video Mathis recorded from his building's security camera showed the elevator doors close on the dog's leash, with its owner inside.

Mince pies for pets take the biscuit

Mince pies for pets take the biscuit

I read your editorial with a wry smile (Towns and cities across Britain need theatres just as much as the West End , 7 December).• Read more Guardian letters – click here to visit

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.

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.

Barkbox accidentally releases X-rated dog toy

Barkbox accidentally releases X-rated dog toy

The popular American dog toy subscription company recently released the toy in its Thanksgiving box.‘In the last 24 hours, I think we’ve all learned something about how to make ads fun, be careful with flesh-coloured toys of any design, and that CONFLABBIT NO MATTER WHAT YOU DO dog toys just ALWAYS LOOK LIKE DURN SEX TOYS.’.

Why you should 'date' rescue dogs before you take them home

Why you should 'date' rescue dogs before you take them home

As part of Furst Dates, humans asked dogs (their owners or handlers) questions about their needs, making sure that they were a match before deciding to be together.

Royal Rajapalayam

Royal Rajapalayam

Indian dog breeds like Rampur Hound, Gaddi, Bhutia, Banjara/Sanehta and Rajapalayam have high energy levels, and are more resistant to diseases that afflict most known breeds.The breed is also known as Shikaries or Rajapalayam Hound.

The Dog House: feelgood TV at its fluffiest

The Dog House: feelgood TV at its fluffiest

When a person or family comes in looking for an animal to rescue, the staff assess their needs and requirements, and are shown mentally flicking through the directory of pets in their care, working out which dog would be the best match.

You can track the sea turtle named after TODAY — here's how

You can track the sea turtle named after TODAY — here's how

Loggerhead Marinelife Center is on the front lines of the conservation effort to protect and save the dwindling sea turtle population.

Pomeranian puppies stolen by burglars

Pomeranian puppies stolen by burglars

The two Pomeranians were stolen along with a Cocker Spaniel (Picture: PA)Two Pomeranian puppies and a Cocker Spaniel were stolen by burglars yesterday during a raid on a house in Winchcombe, near Cheltenham in Gloucestershire.Anyone with information about the dogs is asked to contact Gloucestershire Police or Crimestoppers.

Another Birmingham TV series that’s worth a look

Another Birmingham TV series that’s worth a look

• It is good news that Peaky Blinders fans have flocked to explore the world associated with the BBC series (Report , 2 September).The BBC’s Bergerac series (1981-91) was, for example, credited with a huge increase in tourism to Jersey.