Dognappers hold axe to man’s throat after barging into home to steal puppy

Dognappers hold axe to man’s throat after barging into home to steal puppy

David Waters, 20, and Caitlyn Maley, 21, had not even taken Cairo for his first walk before he was stolen at knifepoint (Picture: SWNS)A terrified dog owner had an axe held up to his throat as three thugs raided his home for his American bulldog puppy.

'What appointments did these dogs have to keep?': long lunches and brief liaisons in a radical new dogumentary

'What appointments did these dogs have to keep?': long lunches and brief liaisons in a radical new dogumentary

From the moment Zeytin makes her first appearance in Elizabeth Lo’s feature Stray, there is no doubt you are in the presence of a unique spirit.

Top dogs in the Tory Party: Gavin Williamson joins exclusive pet-owning gang

Top dogs in the Tory Party: Gavin Williamson joins exclusive pet-owning gang

At TeamDogs, our brand new sister site, we don’t do politics – we love big and small breeds equally, and if you vote to let your pup sleep on your bed that’s entirely up to you – but we couldn’t help but notice that another Cabinet minister has recently become a dog owner.

Puppy put down after being torn to shreds by Staffordshire Bull Terrier

Puppy put down after being torn to shreds by Staffordshire Bull Terrier

’Polar meant everything to us all, he made this family complete,’ owner Kristie Skinner said (Pictures: Triangle News)A four-month-old puppy has been put down after being savagely attacked by a Staffordshire Bull Terrier in the street.

Downing Street dog Dilyn centre stage as he stars on PM’s Christmas card

Downing Street dog Dilyn centre stage as he stars on PM’s Christmas card

Jack Russell Dilyn was adopted by Boris Johnson and Carrie Symonds in September 2019 (Picture: Reuters/Downing Street)Boris Johnson ’s dog Dilyn is the star of the Prime Minister’s 2020 Christmas card.

Boris’s dog Dilyn believed to have caught Covid during No 10 outbreak

Boris’s dog Dilyn believed to have caught Covid during No 10 outbreak

The Jack Russell terrier was reportedly wheezy and too tired to go for walks (Picture: LNP / Getty Images)Boris Johnson ’s dog Dilyn is thought to have caught coronavirus at the time the Prime Minister was taken into intensive care.

Hundreds of dogs face death on streets after Eurotunnel travel ban

Hundreds of dogs face death on streets after Eurotunnel travel ban

Hundreds of dogs face death on the streets of Bulgaria like this puppy (Inset) while others are stuck in a shelter unable to go to confirmed homes (Picture: Street Hearts BG)Hundreds of dogs face a cruel death on Bulgaria’s streets after Eurotunnel imposed a ban on groups of animals being taken across the Channel from France.

The pet project helping to get rough sleepers in the UK off the streets

The pet project helping to get rough sleepers in the UK off the streets

Photograph: Christopher Thomond/The Guardian The charity has 1,060 active patients, which includes 397 staffordshire bull terriers like Poochie, 93 cats, two rabbits and one ferret – and these pets provide crucial companionship and a sense of responsibility to people experiencing homelessness in different ways, from people sleeping on a friend’s sofa or living in temporary accommodation to those having to bed down on the streets.

Cat lovers crash national vets' website after coronavirus fears

Cat lovers crash national vets' website after coronavirus fears

The association was forced to clarify that only cat owners who are self-isolating with symptoms of coronavirus should keep their pets indoors, after a study found cats can spread the virus.

Thousands more pets could be abandoned in China over coronavirus, charities warn

Thousands more pets could be abandoned in China over coronavirus, charities warn

The charity Humane Society International (HSI ), which is working with 35 Chinese animal shelters, said the government-sponsored culling of street dogs in Beijing, Tianjin, Shandong, Heilongjiang, Hebei, Wuhan, Shanxi, Shanghai has continued to stoke panic.

Pictures of dogs before and after being rescued shows the power of a little love

Pictures of dogs before and after being rescued shows the power of a little love

David Fernández, a 26-year-old from Santiago, Chile, has been adopting stray dogs living in harsh conditions and giving them a little TLC.

5 must-learn commands

5 must-learn commands

The easiest way to teach that is by offering a treat or praise (read good boy/girl), each time s/he looks at you, regardless of whether you call out your pet’s name or not.Train your dog at home first: It’s essential to find out whether your pet is comfortable in her environment.

Blind Paralympian 'might sue' M&S for telling him to leave guide dog outside five times

Blind Paralympian 'might sue' M&S for telling him to leave guide dog outside five times

After being challenged by M&S five times now, he says he might have to launch legal action against the chain (Picture: John Dickinson-Lilley)He was waiting in the queue when a member of staff spotted eight-year-old Brett, and said ‘You’re not allowed that in the store’.

Rescued ducklings saved from slaughter become best friends with dog

Rescued ducklings saved from slaughter become best friends with dog

Boris with his pet duck Shushi (Picture: Boris Bozhinov/SWNS/Cambridge)When he found the ducklings, Boris was on his way to work and so had to keep them in a box during his shift.The ducklings have fallen in love with their pooch sister, seven-year-old Daria (Picture: Boris Bozhinov/SWNS Cambridge).

Hunt to find owners who dumped ‘skin and bones’ dog in street

Hunt to find owners who dumped ‘skin and bones’ dog in street

The poor dog was close to death and was severely underweight (Picture: Northumberland County Council/SWNS)Tiggy is now being cared for in a foster home organised through Berwick Animal Rescue Kennels where she is on a special diet to help her regain some weight.

Man travels down the Thames with dog to collect presents for homeless

Man travels down the Thames with dog to collect presents for homeless

Phil Bradshaw and his dog , Lucky, are taking part in The Christmas Cruise for StreetVet, an animal welfare charity, with the aim to collect donations for homeless people during Christmas .

Hero woman holds umbrella over puppies dumped outside animal shelter

Hero woman holds umbrella over puppies dumped outside animal shelter

A humble hero saved the day when two malnourished puppies were abandoned in the rain outside an animal shelter in Sri Lanka.

Couple spared jail for risking return of rabies in puppy-smuggling scandal

Couple spared jail for risking return of rabies in puppy-smuggling scandal

Jodie Fairbrother was handed a suspended sentence and banned from keeping or trading in animals for five years (Picture: Grimsby Telegraph/MEN Media) RSPCA officers raid the 4Paws kennels in South Killinghome (Picture: Grimsby Telegraph/MEN Media) Officers removed 160 dogs and cats, many of which had untreated medical conditions (Picture: Grimsby Telegraph/MEN Media)They were charged with a string of cruelty offences after RSPCA officers removed 160 animals from their rescue centre and veterinary clinic in Lincolnshire.

What breed is Boris Johnson’s new dog and what is his name?

What breed is Boris Johnson’s new dog and what is his name?

Carrie Symonds with her new pup (Picture: Twitter/@carriesymonds)For all the different news stories coming out of Downing Street this week, Boris Johnson adopting a new puppy for the famous residences is certainly the most light-hearted one, even if it isn’t welcome news for Larry the cat .

Downing Street gets new resident – a dog named Dilyn

Downing Street gets new resident – a dog named Dilyn

A momentary distraction from what is likely to be a hugely turbulent week in politics has arrived at Downing Street, in the form of a 15-week-old puppy.The arrival of the dog may come as a shock to 12-year-old Larry, the No 10 cat which has served three prime ministers.