'Mutts' is 25! How the comic strip helped pet adoption go mainstream

'Mutts' is 25! How the comic strip helped pet adoption go mainstream

McDonnell realized that while “Mutts” characters Earl and Mooch enjoyed loving homes, many animals in real life were living in shelters while waiting for that opportunity.So in 1996, McDonnell started devoting two weeks of “Mutts” each year to sharing the stories of pets he meets in animal shelters.

Your dog can now make money travelling around the UK as a ‘furrfluencer’

Your dog can now make money travelling around the UK as a ‘furrfluencer’

Good boys and girls will be in with a chance to become ‘furrfluencers’ (Picture: Getty)If you are the lucky owner of a particularly good boy or girl (who are we kidding, dogs /”>all dogs are amazing), why not put your pooch forward for the job of a lifetime?

Meet the Travelling Menagerie: two people and 14 pets touring Europe

Meet the Travelling Menagerie: two people and 14 pets touring Europe

Wasi and cats in the caravan (Picture: Nicole Strauss)Although they’ve seen many countries together, travelling with animals does affect what they can do when they stop.

Missing dog reunited with owner after escaping to busy motorway

Missing dog reunited with owner after escaping to busy motorway

Maisie is now safe (Picture: SWNS)A missing dog was reunited with her owner after escaping on to a busy motorway where she was rescued by a delivery driver and taken on a 110 mile road trip.

10 essentials for the canine traveller

10 essentials for the canine traveller

1) Dogs get travel anxiety; go for short trips first... Make sure your pet gets extra exercise the day before travelling, so that s/he’s tired and sleeps for most of the journey.

Take a Pet-Friendly Vacation to Las Vegas for Spring Break

Take a Pet-Friendly Vacation to Las Vegas for Spring Break

The entire area is teeming with hotels, attractions and restaurants that increasingly welcome pups and their parents, making it a great pet-friendly vacation destination.

Otters photobombed this couple's engagement photo and it's adorable

Otters photobombed this couple's engagement photo and it's adorable

Jordan Doyle and Mary Lister love otters, so when the British couple found themselves surrounded by the furry creatures during Doyle's marriage proposal in Singapore earlier this week, they freaked out.

Thug who threw friend’s dog against wall when he tripped over it jailed

Thug who threw friend’s dog against wall when he tripped over it jailed

Robert Fitzgerald, 38, killed the tiny Yorkshire terrier called Titch after he flew into a rage when he tripped over it (Picture: SWNS.com)A neighbour, Jade Leech, who had been asked to keep an eye on the dog by its owners, found the dead pet wrapped in bedding the day after the attack.

Traveling With Your Pet This Holiday? Bone Voyage!

Traveling With Your Pet This Holiday? Bone Voyage!

Explain your travel plans in detail to your veterinarian and ask if your fur child will be able to handle the stress that comes with unfamiliar noises, movements, and smells. The app allows you to find pet-friendly hotels, emergency vets, off-leash dog parks and more when you hit the road.

Top pet-friendly US vacation destinations for dogs

Top pet-friendly US vacation destinations for dogs

“I didn’t want people to stay in their hotels eating Chinese food and have their big adventure be a trip to the dog park,” Amy Burkert told TODAY. "The Ultimate Pet Friendly Road Trip" by Amy Burkert, $30, Barnes and Noble

Travel Safety Tips

Travel Safety Tips

Prior to your trip, tape a small pouch of dried food outside the crate so airline personnel will be able to feed your pet in case he or she gets hungry during a layover.

Dog Saves Owner from Charging Moose

Dog Saves Owner from Charging Moose

According to Will Wadley of NBC Montana, McNeill explains she was hiking with her dogs when she saw a moose appear from the woods and was running full speed towards her.

Tips to enjoy a pet friendly vacation

Tips to enjoy a pet friendly vacation

It is important to prepare your pet for the trip in advance and give them easy to digest food, say experts. Prepare your pet for the trip Feed your dog with easy to digest food and bottled water

Goondiwindi hitchhiking dog Rusty returns home

Goondiwindi hitchhiking dog Rusty returns home

Credit - Various via Storyful1:29A dog running at normal speed is a wonderful sight as is, but watching pups gallop in super slow motion is nothing short of mesmerising.