Shelter’s oldest rescue dog finally finds a loving home to live out his last days

Shelter’s oldest rescue dog finally finds a loving home to live out his last days

Poor old Duke was abandoned in an empty house and left to starve (Picture: SWNS)When Duke the Akita was found scared and abandoned in an empty house, he was underweight, had severe muscle loss, and his legs were covered in sores.

Wobbly dog Winston is looking for a steady home

Wobbly dog Winston is looking for a steady home

After numerous tests at the vet, it was found that Winston has an unusual double mutation of L2hga (or L-2-hydroxyglutaric aciduria) a debilitating genetic disease found in Staffies and some other breeds which can cause wobbly walking, fits or collapses, muscle cramps.

Dog's 'bloody' paw injury is a warning to pet owners this summer

Dog's 'bloody' paw injury is a warning to pet owners this summer

Despite the severity of the injury, Dutton said that the "wonderful" owner had done nothing wrong, and that the dog had not shown any signs of distress during the mile-long walk.

Dogs ‘sad eyes’ have evolved to appeal to humans more

Dogs ‘sad eyes’ have evolved to appeal to humans more

‘Dogs have a small muscle, which allows them to intensely raise their inner eyebrow, which wolves do not’ (Picture: PA)Dogs have evolved their ‘sad eyes’ facial expression in order to help them get on better with humans, according to new research.

How canines capture your heart: scientists explain puppy dog eyes

How canines capture your heart: scientists explain puppy dog eyes

The sad, imploring expression held such power over humans during 33,000 years of canine domestication that the preference for dogs that could pull off the look steered the evolution of their facial muscles, researchers have said.