Tim Dowling: the tortoise will not only outlive me, it’ll outwit me, too

Tim Dowling: the tortoise will not only outlive me, it’ll outwit me, too

It is just after 11pm and I am in the garden in a downpour that began precisely as I stepped outside, searching for the tortoise by the light of my phone.“I suppose it would be terrible if he were to sadly pass,” my wife says.

Silly sausage dog rescued after getting stuck down rabbit hole

Silly sausage dog rescued after getting stuck down rabbit hole

The little dog’s face says a thousand words (Picture: Royal Parks Police)This very silly sausage dog needed several helping hands after getting trapped down a rabbit hole.

Giant bear seen wandering aisles of California grocery store

Giant bear seen wandering aisles of California grocery store

For the second time in two weeks, a customer at the Kings Beach Safeway near Lake Tahoe has filmed a bear inside the store doing some light grocery shopping.

Dog owners warned after sausages laced with fish hooks left on road

Dog owners warned after sausages laced with fish hooks left on road

Warning to dog owners after sausages laced with fish hooks (Picture: Twitter / @dido15)Dog owners in Glasgow have been warned to be vigilant of their pets eating food found on the road after a man was spotted leaving sausages wrapped with fish hooks on the ground.

Animals lost in Beirut explosion begin to be reunited with their owners

Animals lost in Beirut explosion begin to be reunited with their owners

Mr Mier said: ‘The goal really now is to reunite people with their lost pets, and that’s been working well, we’ve found owners of at least 20 dogs and cats so far.’.

Dog owner's warning as pet nearly dies after swimming in algae

Dog owner's warning as pet nearly dies after swimming in algae

Explaining what happened when he took the dogs for a walk on farmland near their rural home in Dunham-on-Trent, Nottinghamshire, Russell, 56, said: ‘There’s a beck and a pond and they were playing happily in and around the water for about an hour.

In 18 months, we've had 30 cats – and it's been wonderful | Tom Hawking

In 18 months, we've had 30 cats – and it's been wonderful | Tom Hawking

Photograph: Tom Hawking One and a half years on, we have fostered some 30 cats: a cavalcade of kittens, two nursing mothers with their babies, two separate cats named Pebbles, a couple of senior catizens, and a strange beast by the name of Cami who liked to lick my head every night, without fail, at 3am.

Man rescues ‘puppy’ from the side of a road but it’s actually a baby fox

Man rescues ‘puppy’ from the side of a road but it’s actually a baby fox

So cute (Picture: @marcy_com/Twitter)If you saw an abandoned puppy on the side of a road, you might try to go and help it (unless you’re a monster).It’s illegal to keep foxes as pets in Japan (Picture: @marcy_com/Twitter)‘We have completed handing over the fox to Kita Kitsune Farm,’ he updated his followers.

Hope Solo 'heartbroken' after her dog is shot in 'heinous act'

Hope Solo 'heartbroken' after her dog is shot in 'heinous act'

Hope Solo and her husband, Jerramy Stevens, are in shock after one of their dogs was shot earlier this week.We‘ve heard that there are developments in canine prosthetics and would love any information about getting Conan a new front leg!— Hope Solo (@hopesolo).

Tiny puppy left wandering the streets during lockdown gets a new home

Tiny puppy left wandering the streets during lockdown gets a new home

Marvin, now in foster care (Picture: Blue Cross)Animal Welfare Assistant Bradley Tovell noticed that although he was in good health, he was very nervous so he set up a camp bed and stayed with him on his first night.

This company wants to recruit your photogenic pet to model for them

This company wants to recruit your photogenic pet to model for them

UK bed and mattress manufacturer Silentnight has launched a competition to find the nation’s most camera-friendly animals to model its brand new range of pet beds.Owners of the winning animals will be notified on Friday 29th May 2020 and more information on the competition can be found through the Silentnight website.

Crufts 2020: What dog won Crufts tonight? Recap of top Crufts moments

Crufts 2020: What dog won Crufts tonight? Recap of top Crufts moments

Crufts 2020: Elsa the border collie performing to Light Fantastic from Mary Poppins (Image: CRUFTS) Crufts 2020: This pooch did not want to unfurl the banner at the end of the routine (Image: CHANNEL 4).

Dog saved from tar pit after other strays bark to get help from humans

Dog saved from tar pit after other strays bark to get help from humans

The dog was named Aloe (Picture: Proyecto4Patas) Aloe’s rescuers used 50 litres of oil to clean them (Picture: Proyecto4Patas)She was then loaded into a van and taken to the group’s headquarters.Aloe’s rescuers will look for his forever home once he gets his strength back (Picture: Proyecto4Patas).

Service dog goes on his first trip to Build-A-Bear and it’s adorable

Service dog goes on his first trip to Build-A-Bear and it’s adorable

He’s currently in training to be an assistance dog and is picking things up fast.Kathryn is trying to train him for a whole range of scenarios and although he loved getting to pick up his own toy, it also means he’s ready to help his future owner pick things out when they go shopping.

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.

No loud noise, please

No loud noise, please

Dogs have a sensitive hearing; they can hear sounds four times farther away than we can.At high frequencies, dogs can hear much softer sounds.Dogs can get stressed by sounds they hear.

Animal magic: how my pet saved me

Animal magic: how my pet saved me

After that, if I heard a noise in the night, I had to sit up to check everything was OK; if I didn’t, I’d feel like there would be another fire.

Cats are lucky charms!

Cats are lucky charms!

- Good luck: No one understands why, in Britain, black cats are still considered to be lucky; and if one walked in front of a bride and groom it was seen as a happy omen for the marriage.And a white cat was thought to bring good fortune and luck to their pet parents.

Oregon man reunites with missing cat after he was found in New Mexico 5 years later

Oregon man reunites with missing cat after he was found in New Mexico 5 years later

An Oregon man was reunited this week with his cat who went missing five years ago before it showed up at an animal shelter more than 1,300 miles away in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Tim Tebow posts heartbreaking video saying goodbye to his dog, Bronco

Tim Tebow posts heartbreaking video saying goodbye to his dog, Bronco

Former NFL quarterback Tim Tebow posted a heartbreaking video of himself saying goodbye to his beloved dog, Bronco, before putting him down Wednesday night."For so many people, (dogs) are our best friends and they provide so much joy and love," Tebow told last year.