What you need to know before bringing home your new pet

What you need to know before bringing home your new pet

Kelly DiCicco, manager of adoptions promotions at the ASPCA Adoption Centre, says “there’s no doubt that the response from people across the country willing to open their homes to animals in need during this challenging time has been enormous and unprecedented.”.

Tube workers at 7/7 bombings forced to relive trauma in second terror attack

Tube workers at 7/7 bombings forced to relive trauma in second terror attack

Former London Underground engineers Sam and Mark Green said saving dogs has ‘healed’ them (Picture: Mark Green/Rex/)A couple who helped police comb through evidence while surrounded by bodies in the wake of the 7/7 bombings, were forced to relive the trauma when they were impacted by a second terror attack 14 years later.

Every dog year not equivalent to seven human years, scientists find

Every dog year not equivalent to seven human years, scientists find

Instead, dogs show far more rapid accumulation of methyl groups in their genome than humans within their first year or so, suggesting they age at a much faster rate.The team adds that the study suggests humans and dogs accumulate methyl groups on some of the same genes as they age.

Abandoned by families, many large dogs struggle in shelter homes in Bengaluru

Abandoned by families, many large dogs struggle in shelter homes in Bengaluru

Sam, as it turns out, was abandoned by his former pet parents, as they realised the difficulties of keeping a big dog in a family with children a tad too late.People tend to buy a breed that is trending and fashionable, and those end up in the abandonment circle,” Chinthana signs off.

Tina malkani gholap: Planning to adopt a second pet baby? Here’s how to avoid furry sibling rivalry

Tina malkani gholap: Planning to adopt a second pet baby? Here’s how to avoid furry sibling rivalry

Sreetama Ghosh Nandi has five furry babies — Luke, Juno, Squash, Haichi and Mia. Adopting a second pet, when you already have one can actually be quite similar to having another child and prepping your first one for the arrival of a new sibling.

Deaf dog's pack provides 'protection ears' on outdoor adventures

Deaf dog's pack provides 'protection ears' on outdoor adventures

When Livesey learned the deaf cattle dog needed a new home, he drove with Bella and Bolt to meet her in New Mexico on leap day earlier this year.

This adorable litter of six pure bred French bulldog puppies is worth £16,000

This adorable litter of six pure bred French bulldog puppies is worth £16,000

Caroline says her priority is always the health of the puppies – she wants to make sure they will be going to a safe and happy home with loving owners.

Worried about your pet's safety and happiness during lockdown? Here's what you need to do

Worried about your pet's safety and happiness during lockdown? Here's what you need to do

In case you are taking your dog out for a walk or a run, make sure to avoid contact with another animal or person.For cat parents: How to keep your pet happy and entertained.Also, stores running out of pet food is not surprising.

Naughty dog destroys owner’s new £2,800 sofa

Naughty dog destroys owner’s new £2,800 sofa

Jaccob McKay with his pet dog Cypress, who is a naughty boy (Picture: Jaccob Mckay / SWNS)‘As we walked down the hall it became evident why he was looking so shameful, with pieces of fluff from the brand-new cushions creating a destructive trail to the ruined leather sofa.

Marine veteran adopts dog who saved his life in Afghanistan

Marine veteran adopts dog who saved his life in Afghanistan

“Sometimes we went on three patrols per day and by the time we’d get back we’re all exhausted because we’ve been walking miles and miles in over a hundred degrees of heat in Afghanistan.

Unwanted abandoned dog finds home with autistic woman feeling lonely

Unwanted abandoned dog finds home with autistic woman feeling lonely

Beauty has found a home with her new human Cheryl who is on the autism spectrum (Picture: RSPCA / SWNS)She said: ‘I will never forget the day this amazing dog came into my life.

6 Lockdown summer pet care tips to follow

6 Lockdown summer pet care tips to follow

With limited or no access to pet salon services, most pet owners are resorting to taking care of their pet's grooming, diet and exercise needs at home.And as summer hits its peak, there are few things pet parents need to keep in mind to ensure the well-being of their pooches and cats.

Labrador gives birth to one of the biggest litters in history for the breed

Labrador gives birth to one of the biggest litters in history for the breed

‘We know, we’re adorable’ (Picture: SWNS) The litter was made up of four black boys, four black girls, three yellow boys and three yellow girls (Picture: SWNS) ‘Did somebody say food?’ (Picture: SWNS) Proud mum Bella endured a seven-hour labour (Picture: SWNS) The owners have a lot on their plate feeding 14 hungry labs (Picture: SWNS)Hazel said: ‘Bella was scanned when she became pregnant but the numbers are never right and we certainly were not expecting 14!

Dogs visit seal sanctuary to keep them company because they’re missing humans

Dogs visit seal sanctuary to keep them company because they’re missing humans

Hugo meeting Aayla, one of the grey seals, who loves people to watch her from the underwater viewing area (Picture: PA)Staff at an seal sanctuary have come up with a novel way to cheer up their residents after they became lonely without visitors.

Battersea dog and cat foster carers – photo essay

Battersea dog and cat foster carers – photo essay

The home has had lots of generous offers from people willing to open their homes to its animals during the past couple of months, but had to suspend new fostering applications in order to prioritise working with existing staff and volunteers to provide ongoing care for the dogs and cats during the coronavirus pandemic.

Ways to help pets in lockdown: Keep your pet’s mental health in check this lockdown

Ways to help pets in lockdown: Keep your pet’s mental health in check this lockdown

Since the time Bhopal based marketing manager Shankar Sharma had got his now 7 months old Rottweiler Tiger he loved hiding in the shoe rack.“It's his favourite spot to hide and sleep whenever he doesn’t feel happy.

Best friends: why is the love we have for our dogs so special?

Best friends: why is the love we have for our dogs so special?

A sense somehow that – real as it is – it is wrong to be feeling grief for a dog at a time when so many others are losing friends and family.

Meet, 'rent' or adopt a dog through Zoom meetings

Meet, 'rent' or adopt a dog through Zoom meetings

Pedigree's Dogs on Zoom campaign helps shelters like Nashville Humane Association host virtual meet-and-greets with adoptable dogs, and sponsors adoption fees for pets adopted through the program.Michigan Animal Rescue League launched a videoconferencing fundraiser in which people can "rent" an adoptable dog, cat or kitten to appear in Zoom meetings.

People should think twice before getting pets during lockdown, animal charities warn

People should think twice before getting pets during lockdown, animal charities warn

People should think twice before deciding to get a pet during the lockdown over coronavirus , animal charities have said.The animal charity has advised people who can only take a pet on while they are staying at home to consider fostering instead.

Amid lockdown, pet parents get innovative to keep their fur babies fit and well groomed

Amid lockdown, pet parents get innovative to keep their fur babies fit and well groomed

Several pet parents, however, have found innovative ways to take care of grooming and exercise for pets while staying at home.Other pet parents are making sure that they keep their pets perfectly groomed during this time.