Daily beach trips 'helped' Golden Retriever outlive life expectancy

Daily beach trips 'helped' Golden Retriever outlive life expectancy

Bailey, who turns 15 in December, ‘definitely thinks he’s human sometimes’ (Credits: Mercury Press)Golden Retrievers live, on average, for around 10 to 12 years.Laura says that Bailey, who turns 15 in December, ‘definitely thinks he’s human sometimes’.

Almost extinct Scottish wildcat sent to rewilding centre in bid to save species

Almost extinct Scottish wildcat sent to rewilding centre in bid to save species

The rewilding centre provides breeding space, veterinary care, remote monitoring and training to prepare cats for life in the wild.Saving Wildcats hails the cats as “one of Scotland’s most iconic species, embodying wild nature for the Scottish Highlands.

Adorable dogs have time of their lives playing in the snow

Adorable dogs have time of their lives playing in the snow

The heartwarming photos come after the Met Office issued an amber snow warning for parts of Scotland and northern England overnight.Lakeland Terriers play in the snow in South Yorkshire (Picture: Ryan Browne/REX) A happy dog in purple jumper enjoys the snow in Dunblane, Scotland.

‘Filthy and emaciated’ Labradoodles found abandoned by side of road

‘Filthy and emaciated’ Labradoodles found abandoned by side of road

The animals have now been taken to a rescue centre (Picture: Scottish SPCA / SWNS.COM)Jenny Scott, an SSPCA inspector, said: ‘The dogs were found in an appalling condition.

Glenn Druery’s toughest race: how the preference whisperer set the cat among the dogs

Glenn Druery’s toughest race: how the preference whisperer set the cat among the dogs

Sam Collins, owner of a groodle named Murphy – twice-winner of the award for the fastest dog living on the island – is not keen on Gus entering the race.

Dog beaten for looking like a ‘monster’ transforms into ‘big friendly giant’

Dog beaten for looking like a ‘monster’ transforms into ‘big friendly giant’

Dramatic transformation of skeletal dog locals thought was a ‘monster’ to ‘fluffy giant’ Louise was severely malnourished when he was finally rescued Louie’s saviours didn’t think he would even survive when he was rescuedShe went over to Macedonia and immediately offered to help find him a new family in the UK.

Dog who was found chained with front legs chopped off now in loving foster home

Dog who was found chained with front legs chopped off now in loving foster home

Tally has no front legs (Picture: SWNS)A Shar Pei puppy who had her front paws chopped off by cruel thugs in Romania is now enjoying a new life in Britain.She’s incredible happy now (Picture: SWNS)Karen had previously fostered another Shar Pei for her friend Gina McCallum, who runs the rescue charity.

Dogs at polling stations are here to warm the hearts of Brexit-tired Brits

Dogs at polling stations are here to warm the hearts of Brexit-tired Brits

Just look at them (Picture: Alamy Live News/ PA)Let’s be honest, everyone’s favourite part of elections is seeing dogs at polling stations. Brits are taking their four-legged friends to vote in the European Parliament elections at polling stations across the UK today.

Puppy’s ears chopped off by cruel owner who wanted more money for her

Puppy’s ears chopped off by cruel owner who wanted more money for her

An SPCA special investigations unit inspector said: ‘We received information that the offenders were keeping American bully dogs with cropped ears and that there was a puppy, who we now know as Russia, who had freshly cropped ears.

Will you adopt this dog to save her from a kill shelter?

Will you adopt this dog to save her from a kill shelter?

Gina Mccallum, who runs Shar Pei Rescue of Scotland, said: ‘We were devastated when Noelle died so we decided to put the remaining funds raised for her towards helping the mum and her litter of puppies in Romania.

Hundreds of golden retrievers met in Scotland for 150th anniversary of breed

Hundreds of golden retrievers met in Scotland for 150th anniversary of breed

More than 360 golden retrievers turned out to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the breed at the Guisachan Estate in Scotland. "Not one bark in these dogs," recalled Doreen McGugan, chair of the Golden Retriever Club of Scotland.

Dog suicide bridge: Dogs jump to death off Overtoun Bridge

Dog suicide bridge: Dogs jump to death off Overtoun Bridge

Footage of the rescue was posted to Facebook by Darrell Perkins, who told Storyful that the dog, named Ginger, had been missing for a number of days before he was heard her howling from a nearby river.