Farmer shot family’s tiny cockapoo in face ‘then smiled at owner’

Farmer shot family’s tiny cockapoo in face ‘then smiled at owner’

The pet dog was shot dead by a farmer who said it attacked one of his sheep (Picture: Kerri Malley / SWNS)A dog owner has claimed a sheep farmer ‘smiled at her’ after shooting her pet in the face.

Lola the dog finally gets a forever home after 400 days in a shelter

Lola the dog finally gets a forever home after 400 days in a shelter

Lola’s new family (Picture: Arizona Humane Society)According the AHS website, their partner assistant program, Project Reachout – which helped Lola – is a lifesaving program that transfers at-risk pets from other animal welfare organisations.

Australia's Indigenous culture has always had a place for dogs. They are part of our dreaming

Australia's Indigenous culture has always had a place for dogs. They are part of our dreaming

It started on a cold January day six years ago, when I was working in New York City and walked into a pet shop where animal adoptions were taking place.

Dog named nation's most destructive pet after destroying carpet

Dog named nation's most destructive pet after destroying carpet

Bella went on a rampage and left owner Kelly’s pillow in tatters and her walls needing repairs (Picture: Jam Press/ScS/Jam Press)Third place in the competition went to two and three-year-old Pug-crosses Riley and Teddy after owner Lisa Williams arrived home one day to catch them ripping apart her best cushions.

Stray dog rescued from certain death over famed Mississippi river

Stray dog rescued from certain death over famed Mississippi river

(Photo: Stantec and Getty)A dog stranded 120 feet above the Mississippi River was rescued by Stantec bridge inspectors, after facing certain death in the treacherous waters of America’s largest river.

Beach-loving dog too sick to walk driven to seaside by kind cab driver

Beach-loving dog too sick to walk driven to seaside by kind cab driver

Since then Suzanne, Reema, and Paul have been making weekly trips to the beach at Bridlington, East Yorkshire, which is the pooch’s favourite place for a stroll.

Blind teen swimmer and guide dog make 'perfect pair' in Paralympics quest

Blind teen swimmer and guide dog make 'perfect pair' in Paralympics quest

But when she was 14 years old — around the time a little Labrador retriever named Radar became the first “Puppy with a Purpose” for the Isles — Pagonis rapidly lost her vision over the course of two months.

Stray dogs: Youngsters help find shelter for stray pups during monsoon

Stray dogs: Youngsters help find shelter for stray pups during monsoon

Animal rights activist, Dola Sengupta says, “Last year, around 100 stray dogs and cats died during the monsoon due to lack of shelter and food in Pune and Mumbai.

These dogs have been voted the cutest in the UK

These dogs have been voted the cutest in the UK

The company asked people in the UK to submit photos of their dogs and vote for the pooch they thought was the cutest.Cuddly Dudley was voted the cutest (Picture: )An adorable two-year-old pug named Cuddly Dudley scooped top place in the competition.

Tim Dowling: Is the puppy homesick? The worry is all-consuming

Tim Dowling: Is the puppy homesick? The worry is all-consuming

The puppy we’re looking after for friends appears at the garden door with a shoe in its mouth.The dog sits on the garden table, lip curled in a sneer, while my wife runs the trimmer over its back.“It’s for dogs,” my wife says.

Do cats eat less in hot weather?

Do cats eat less in hot weather?

While the weather is hot, make sure to look out for symptoms of heatstroke in your pets (Image: GETTY) If your cat has symptoms of heatstroke, it's important you contact your vet immediately.

Police lift lockdown to let dad walk on the beach for his 78th birthday

Police lift lockdown to let dad walk on the beach for his 78th birthday

His daughter arranged for police to let Arthur on to the beach for his 78th birthday (Picture: WALES NEWS SERVICE)Michelle has now thanked officers from North Wales Police for helping to make the special day happen.

Our pets will miss us when we return to work. Here's how to prep them for it

Our pets will miss us when we return to work. Here's how to prep them for it

With many families sheltering in place , signs in windows proclaim, “At least our dogs are happy!”.“If the dog is used to that constant attention and suddenly it goes away, that huge, abrupt change could definitely cause them some big initial panic,” she told TODAY.

My partner wants to get a cat but I’m worried it will cause chaos

My partner wants to get a cat but I’m worried it will cause chaos

Please consider especially how your words or the tone of your message could be perceived by someone in this situation, and be aware that comments that appear to be disruptive or disrespectful to the individual concerned will be removed.

Border collie cleans up dropped rubbish on daily walks

Border collie cleans up dropped rubbish on daily walks

Stan sniffs out dropped litter on his country strolls (Picture: Wales News Service) Kate and Stan have received an ‘amazing’ response from the community (Picture: Wales News Service) Kate says she hopes Stan’s hard work inspires others (Picture: Wales News Service)‘It really is a beautiful place and its such a shame to see people treating it like this.

Dogs worshipped and garnished with flowers at festival in Nepal

Dogs worshipped and garnished with flowers at festival in Nepal

A very good boy/girl is adored with a tika marking (Picture: AFP) Dogs occupy a special place in Hindu mythology (Picture: AFP)Kukur Tihar was also celebrated at Friendicoes, a dog shelter in New Delhi, India where most of the staff hail from Nepal.

There's a festival coming to London and it's all about dogs

There's a festival coming to London and it's all about dogs

To celebrate all things canine, the Doggo Style Market is taking place on Sunday 29 September.According to Doggo Style, they were able to raise £2,090 for the charity during their Christmas market last year.

Travel website is searching for dog critic to rate the best pet-friendly hotels

Travel website is searching for dog critic to rate the best pet-friendly hotels

The winner will get to review 10 hotels across the world (Picture: )The site now has a new category in its annual Loved by Guests awards: Best for Pets to help pet-owners find the best place to stay for them and their furry friend.

How to keep your pets safe in a dangerous heat wave

How to keep your pets safe in a dangerous heat wave

The American Society for the Prevention of Animal Cruelty has put out a list of tips people can use to make sure their pets stay safe in escalating temperatures this weekend, when TODAY's Al Roker says more than 100 heat records could be smashed.

Winners of the Dog Photographer of the Year competition

Winners of the Dog Photographer of the Year competition

Each year the Kennel Club receives thousands of entries from all around the world, carefully selecting he best dog photographs in ten categories: portrait, man’s best friend, dogs at play, dogs at work, puppy, oldies, young pup photographer (for entrants under 11), I love dogs because (for entrants between the ages of 12 and 17), assistance dogs, and rescue dogs.