Incarcerated men get ‘second chance at life’ by training dogs for adoption

Incarcerated men get ‘second chance at life’ by training dogs for adoption

Ray Keith used positive training techniques to help a shelter dog named Rio get adopted.Since 2013, the nonprofit has invited inmates at Fulton County Jail to learn to train shelter dogs for adoption in a 10-week program.

Incredible moment two boys save three dogs from house fire in US

Incredible moment two boys save three dogs from house fire in US

Anthony Lombardi, 12, and Mario Comella, 13, were cycling past a neighbour’s house in Coventry, Rhode Island, in the US on New Year’s Day when they heard smoke alarms going off.

We are way past peak puppy – it’s time to end the great British dog obsession

We are way past peak puppy – it’s time to end the great British dog obsession

When people ask me if I’m a dog lover I always say, “I’m a dog owner – it’s not the same thing.” It’s not that I don’t like my dog; I just don’t wish to be mistaken for some kind of enthusiast.

Bonfire night: How to keep pet dogs and cats calm during fireworks

Bonfire night: How to keep pet dogs and cats calm during fireworks

This is because dogs can hear four times the distance that a human can hear, and can hear higher pitched sounds, at a frequency range of 67-45,000 Hz. Engineers say they have found way to create fuel ‘out of thin air’Coffee drinkers ‘at higher risk of developing kidney disease’Barbour’s heartwarming Paddington Bear Christmas advert is all about sustainabilityHere are top tips for keeping your dogs and cats safe this firework season:.

Tim Dowling: I fear we may be getting a kitten. Or worse, a corgi

Tim Dowling: I fear we may be getting a kitten. Or worse, a corgi

I look down.“Not now,” I say.‘No, of course I don’t like corgis.’ Illustration: Peter Gamlen/The GuardianA few days later my wife rings me.“Do you like corgis?” she says.“What does that mean?” I say.“We’re going to look at a kitten,” my wife says.

Vet demands ban on dog breed after woman ‘mauled to the bone’

Vet demands ban on dog breed after woman ‘mauled to the bone’

Emergency services at the scene of the attack in Macarthur (Picture: Seven)Dr Kovac does not want existing American Staffordshire bull terriers to be put down.Dr Kovac believes American Staffordshire bull terriers should not be bred in Australia (Picture: Supplied)‘Most of the time they won’t be killers.

One puppy found dead and three put down after being dumped in crate beside road

One puppy found dead and three put down after being dumped in crate beside road

The dirty, plastic crate the animals were found in (Pictures: SWNS) The RSPCA is now concerned about a potential increase in abandoned puppies over the coming months (Pictures: SWNS) It is believed the animals were from a ‘puppy’ farm (Pictures: SWNSThere was a huge surge in demand for dogs during lockdown as families made the most of spending more time at home.

Michaela Strachan's dogs poisoned by crystal meth in Cape Town

Michaela Strachan's dogs poisoned by crystal meth in Cape Town

In an Instagram post shared on Sunday, Springwatch presenter Michaela revealed that her dogs Rio and Timmy began to suffer seizures after apparently eating human faeces laced with the drug methamphetamine, more commonly known as crystal meth.

Double-crossing cats will not choose owners over their enemies, study finds

Double-crossing cats will not choose owners over their enemies, study finds

Whereas dogs have been shown to avoid a person who behaves negatively towards their owner, the same cannot be said for domesticated cats.The experiment involved 36 domestic cats and their owners, who would be accompanied by two strangers: an actor and a neutral person.

Puppy found shut in a garden crate with its ears cut off

Puppy found shut in a garden crate with its ears cut off

Michael Dawson, aged 49, was fined £1,000 and ordered to pay a £100 victim surcharge at Plymouth Magistrates’ Court.Police and the RSPCA raided his home in Plymouth and found the American Pocket Bully dog – named Riot – in a crate in the garden with its ears cropped.

Little girl has the cutest nap with pet dog and cat

Little girl has the cutest nap with pet dog and cat

This is a set-up we would greatly enjoy (Picture: Douyin/727R17)As parents, you can only hope that your little ones get on well together and become friends as well as siblings.Other videos show the friends playing dress-up (Picture: Douyin/727R17).

Stray dogs: Indians are bringing Indian doggos home as their lockdown companions

Stray dogs: Indians are bringing Indian doggos home as their lockdown companions

Pune-based Kapil Patwardhan, who helps people adopting stray dogs, helped around 55 dogs get a home during the lockdown period.Sheila R, Rajasthan-based, animal activists, says that the youngsters are more woke and they know that a lot of illegal breeding goes behind bring pedigree dogs in the market.

Puppy and cat who became best friends say goodbye when one is adopted

Puppy and cat who became best friends say goodbye when one is adopted

Cheerio and Elvis formed a fast bond (Picture: Corrinne Minnard / SWNS.COM)Now, after ten weeks together, Elvis has finally found a forever home, and this week was taken away by his new owners.The pair said goodbye with one last cuddle (Picture: Corrinne Minnard / SWNS.COM)‘Cheerio would even be quite flirtatious at times, like any cat.

Deaf and blind dog loves comforting owner's foster pets

Deaf and blind dog loves comforting owner's foster pets

Tina loves Sherio too (Picture: Sherio’s Shenanigans)Sheryl explains to : ‘He is almost three, I adopted him when he was a year old.It took a while for Sherio to be adopted (Picture: Sherio’s Shenanigans)The latest pet to come into the Smith home was a little kitten who they named Tina Tolley.

How the Victorians turned mere beasts into man’s best friends

How the Victorians turned mere beasts into man’s best friends

“Many people kept cats during the Victorian period and felt affectionate towards them, but they were still very much seen as utility animals, which kept mice and vermin down,” Hamlett said.

Three women used spy cameras and meatballs to find a missing dog

Three women used spy cameras and meatballs to find a missing dog

Success (Picture: Shelly Spiller / SWNS) A cage filled with meaty treats tempted Zena in (Picture: Shelly Spiller / SWNS) The trio eventually found the cheeky pooch (Picture: Shelly Spiller / SWNS)The adventurous mutt is now staying at an animal rescue centre, where she will remain until she is ready to be fostered again.

Hero pit bull dies saving young boys from poisonous snake

Hero pit bull dies saving young boys from poisonous snake

The Richardson family said goodbye to their beloved dog Zeus last week after he was bitten multiple times by a coral snake while protecting their sons outside their home in rural Webster.Gary Richardson and his children said goodbye to their beloved pit bull, Zeus.

Tell us about the moment you realised your cat loved you

Tell us about the moment you realised your cat loved you

If you have lived with a cat we’d like to hear your stories about when you discovered they returned your affection.If so we’d like to hear your stories about the moment you realised your cat really loved you.

An ‘ugly’ abandoned dog has finally found a new owner

An ‘ugly’ abandoned dog has finally found a new owner

Determined to give her new friend a new lease of life, Rio renamed her adopted dog to Morticia and brought her home to live with her 14-year-old chihuahua called Pea. Morticia with its new owner Rio Maye from Wilstead in Bedfordshire and her chihuahua called Pea (Photo: PA)‘Morticia settled in straight away.

Bring Your Dog To Work Day sees good boys and girls take over the office

Bring Your Dog To Work Day sees good boys and girls take over the office

Today those feelings of happiness never have to end, with employees all over the UK taking their pets to the office for Bring Your Dog to Work Day. Animal lovers have begun tweeting snaps of their furry friends enjoying their new surroundings, with some dogs settling in quite well.