Meet Stan, the adventure-loving schnauzer who loves paragliding with his owner

Meet Stan, the adventure-loving schnauzer who loves paragliding with his owner

‘He goes wherever I go’ (Picture: @acro__al / Caters News)This is Stan, the miniature schnauzer who loves going on adventures with his owner, Alex Colbeck.Alex said: ‘I have a paraglider wing and harness for myself and one for Stan which is a custom-made doggy harness.

This Morning thrown into chaos as dog licks himself on sofa

This Morning thrown into chaos as dog licks himself on sofa

Before they could get into a ‘saving money on your pet’ segment with Alice Beer, Rochelle couldn’t properly focus as she laughed and revealed the reason.Stop it,’ he shouted, while Rochelle exclaimed: ‘He’s got the leg up as well, he’s just poised to go again!’.

Warning not to approach overly friendly badger who’s out chasing dogs and people

Warning not to approach overly friendly badger who’s out chasing dogs and people

He persistently trotted up the path, unconcerned by barking dogs (Picture: Deadline News) Various dogs were approached in Cannock Chase, West Midlands (Picture: Deadline News) It even followed a human over a river, before losing interest (Picture: Deadline News)In a statement, the organisation said: ‘This is not normal behaviour for a badger, who are nocturnal and wouldn’t usually be seen in open daylight walking amongst people.

Rescue dog who ‘dreams of finding home’ to mark one-year anniversary in kennels

Rescue dog who ‘dreams of finding home’ to mark one-year anniversary in kennels

A RESCUE dog who "dreams of finding a home" is set to mark the heartbreaking milestone of one year in kennels.Ms Cosby said: “I just don’t understand why Bandit has received such little interest, it’s heartbreaking.“Bandit dreams of the days he will find his new cosy home.

Unwanted dog who was 'forgotten about' in shelter for years desperate for loving home

Unwanted dog who was 'forgotten about' in shelter for years desperate for loving home

Marija Stojanovski, who works at the shelter, asked non-profit organisation Viktor's PawPrints, which rehomes unwanted dogs from North Macedonia to the UK, to step in to try to find adopters for Slvinik and her best friend Angel, a five-year-old retriever cross who was also rescued as a stray.

Dog 'terrified of everything' after being rescued struggling to find home

Dog 'terrified of everything' after being rescued struggling to find home

Hades has been patiently waiting but has not found the right adopters (Image: RSPCA)“One of his biggest challenges is his struggle meeting new people.Hades is looking for experienced owners to take him on (Image: RSPCA).

Animal lovers? Actually, Britain is a nation of sentimental hypocrites

Animal lovers? Actually, Britain is a nation of sentimental hypocrites

We British, who like to think we’re a nation of animal lovers, have been given an opportunity to bask in the warm glow of this reassuring self-image now that more than 150,000 people have signed a petition calling for the West Ham footballer Kurt Zouma to be prosecuted after a video emerged of him kicking his cat.

How do you train a dog to disc dog sport?

How do you train a dog to disc dog sport?

In 2011, the Hyperflite Skyhoundz series is going to be expanded to incorporate the brilliant week-long World Championship which will include the World Canine Disc Championship in five sections (Open, Sports, Free Pairs, MicroDog, and Youth) moreover because the Xtreme Distance World.

As a blind guide dog user, I want social distancing to stay forever

As a blind guide dog user, I want social distancing to stay forever

Disabled people are once again being forgotten about (Picture: Grace Elizabeth Photography) It’s 10am and I’m walking down the street to catch my next train for work with my guide dog, Ida. Despite it still being early, I’ve already been shoulder-barged twice, and a member of the public has stepped into my personal space to stroke Ida, irrespective of her wearing a harness that clearly displays the words: ‘Please do not distract me, I’m a working guide dog’.

UK woman has baby in hospital with ‘birth dog’ by her side

UK woman has baby in hospital with ‘birth dog’ by her side

Beard said she was not sure whether she was the first woman in the UK to have an assistance pet present during birth, but the hospital where Alfie was born had certainly never allowed it before.

The inner lives of cats: what our feline friends really think about hugs, happiness and humans

The inner lives of cats: what our feline friends really think about hugs, happiness and humans

“They have been stigmatised as evil because they are thought to be amoral,” says the philosopher and writer John Gray, author of Feline Philosophy: Cats and the Meaning of Life .“Cats are a window outside the human world,” says Gray, “They are themselves, and they stay themselves.

You can now get paid to play with guide dog puppies

You can now get paid to play with guide dog puppies

Guide Dogs are looking to take on a new recruit, working as a Canine Science Assistant – with part of the responsibilities including cuddling puppies.

What does it take to become a life-saving Medical Detection Dog?

What does it take to become a life-saving Medical Detection Dog?

The charity also trains Medical Alert Assistance Dogs, who go on to live with people who have life-threatening conditions such as Type 1 diabetes and severe allergies, so they’re always around to let them know if their health is at risk, or if their condition has changed.

A dog’s breakfast: John Stanmeyer’s best phone picture

A dog’s breakfast: John Stanmeyer’s best phone picture

Because he takes photographs all the time, with his phone as much as any other camera (the former being, to his mind, simply “a camera that makes calls”), and because great danes were bred to childlike levels of dependency, he shoots Frida constantly.

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.

Pen Farthing’s ‘tears of relief’ as Afghan animal shelter workers resettle in UK

Pen Farthing’s ‘tears of relief’ as Afghan animal shelter workers resettle in UK

Mr Farthing said he was ‘so bloody happy’ when his staff managed to get to Pakistan last month (Picture: PA)He added: ‘Definitely the American government and the British government could have planned this withdrawal a lot better and in a different way, without a shadow of a doubt.

Reuniting the pack: it took 16 months and a journey through six cities to bring our dog Luna home

Reuniting the pack: it took 16 months and a journey through six cities to bring our dog Luna home

The first few months adjusting to a new country were tough; my middle child missed her friends and bawled her eyes out almost every night, convinced that she would never be able to feel at home in the US without a dog.

Senior rescues and short-term care: how to bring a pet into your life amid soaring demand

Senior rescues and short-term care: how to bring a pet into your life amid soaring demand

People have a misconception that a senior cat is going to be a lot of work, or be with their family for a short time, but with proper care there’s no reason you can’t adopt a senior cat who will spend years with you.

Animal rescue charities race against time to get staff, pets out of Afghanistan

Animal rescue charities race against time to get staff, pets out of Afghanistan

Charlotte Maxwell-Jones has been working for months to evacuate the many animals her charity, Kabul Small Animal Rescue, have saved in Afghanistan, but it’s the safety of her 40 workers that she’s most concerned about at the moment.

Ex-marine vows not to flee Kabul without his animal rescue staff

Ex-marine vows not to flee Kabul without his animal rescue staff

Animal welfare activist Dominic Dyer started the campaign, and said he has been in touch with Mr Farthing after his wife tried to leave Kabul.