Grandad Zach, the Staffie with Alzheimer's, ticks off bucket list

Grandad Zach, the Staffie with Alzheimer's, ticks off bucket list

Being famous is exhausting (Picture: Joel Goodman) The end of a long day (Picture: Joel Goodman)Although he’s now completed lots of the items, there’s still one big thing the staff want to do before he passes away – raise £5,000 as a legacy fund for him.

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.

What is dogfishing?

What is dogfishing?

People in the UK are being cruelly dogfished (Picture: Ken Jack/Getty Images) New statistics released by Dogs Trust have revealed that thousands of dog lovers may have been ‘dogfished ’ into buying illegally imported puppies .

Alcohol inspired, Love Island and political dog names are on trend this year

Alcohol inspired, Love Island and political dog names are on trend this year

They revealed the top 10 dog names from the last year as well as highlighting some of the rising trends for pooches.Naming your pet after celebrities or tv characters has always been popular, and this year, it was Game of Thrones and Love Island that influenced dog naming trends.

Advisers advise, but do ministers decide?

Advisers advise, but do ministers decide?

• If Boris Johnson wants to deselect any Tory rebel MPs (Report , 2 September), surely progressive political parties should respond by allowing them to stand unopposed.• Read more Guardian letters – click here to visit

Rose McGowan to make directorial debut with dog animation

Rose McGowan to make directorial debut with dog animation

Actor and #MeToo activist says her cartoon Pomerania will focus on race, breed and classism.McGowan, who is about to perform in a one-woman show at the Edinburgh festival, revealed more details about Pomerania to the Hollywood Reporter.

The mother of all annoyances

The mother of all annoyances

How many more times will the Guardian tell us that Ursula von der Leyen is the mother of seven (Report , 19 July)? • Join the debate – email [email protected] • Read more Guardian letters – click here to visit

Pet Goldfish Undergoes High Risk Brain Surgery

Pet Goldfish Undergoes High Risk Brain Surgery

The Washington Post said that Pip Joyce and Lyn Orton, George’s guardians, were given two options: either they put their beloved George down or pay for a life-saving, yet high risk, operation to remove the tumor.

Cats' ears cut off as others killed and swung around by their tails in string of 'horrific' attacks across Norwich

Cats' ears cut off as others killed and swung around by their tails in string of 'horrific' attacks across Norwich

The next day a woman called police to report seeing a man swinging a cat by its tail against a garage in the Philadelphia Lane area, before running off with the animal towards Pengrove Road. Lottie Sparkes, head nurse at Taverham Vets which treated two of the cats mutilated in the attacks, described their injuries as "horrific".

Dog walkers at Howard University infringe on 'black Mecca', students say

Dog walkers at Howard University infringe on 'black Mecca', students say

In Washington DC, students and alumni of Howard University are objecting to residents who walk their dogs on the campus, feeling these actions infringe on the campus and its history.

The Top 5 States for Pet Obesity

The Top 5 States for Pet Obesity

According to recent statistics, compiled in the 2013 Banfield State of Pet Health Report , pet obesity is increasing at an alarming rate.

Let sleeping dogs lie (in the kitchen) | Brief letters

Let sleeping dogs lie (in the kitchen) | Brief letters

• So chief whip Julian Smith thinks MPs can be persuaded to back Theresa May by the thought that otherwise they might lose some of their Christmas break (Report, 1 December). • Read more Guardian letters – click here to visit gu.com/letters

Pets across the UK are ‘lonely, overweight and stressed’, says new report

Pets across the UK are ‘lonely, overweight and stressed’, says new report

A report from the veterinary charity PDSA revealed that 24 per cent of British pet owners carried out no preparatory work ahead of bringing an animal into their home, a figure equating to 5.2 million people.

36 dead animals found in South Dakota pet shop

36 dead animals found in South Dakota pet shop

Thirty-six dead animals were found in her shop, the Pitter Patter Pet Store, according to reports. The shop owner received death threats following the raid, according to KNBN, the local NBC affiliate station.

Lemurs Climb All Over BBC News Reporter in Hilarious Clip

Lemurs Climb All Over BBC News Reporter in Hilarious Clip

Lemurs Climb All Over BBC News Reporter in Hilarious Clip The BBC correspondent assured viewers via his Twitter page that “no lemurs were hurt in the making of this movie” and wrote a blog post on the surreality of going viral and what it was like filming the now-infamous moment.

Political correctness gone mad in jerk row | Brief letters

Political correctness gone mad in jerk row | Brief letters

Christine Benson (Letters, 17 August) need not be concerned. • Join the debate – email [email protected] • Read more Guardian letters – click here to visit gu.com/letters