Smithy the rescue dog has finally found his forever home

Smithy the rescue dog has finally found his forever home

Smithy now lives with Ali Kite and her other dog (Picture: National Animal Welfare Trust)‘Finally, their hard work and dedication has paid off,’ the team said.

Dogs Trust is looking for a home for their smallest ever duo

Dogs Trust is looking for a home for their smallest ever duo

They can be a little nervous around other dogs (Picture: Dogs Trust)These two vocal pups love a bark like most chihuahuas, so get used to them telling you exactly what they want whenever they want it.

What is dogfishing?

What is dogfishing?

People in the UK are being cruelly dogfished (Picture: Ken Jack/Getty Images) New statistics released by Dogs Trust have revealed that thousands of dog lovers may have been ‘dogfished ’ into buying illegally imported puppies .

Victim of ‘dogfishing’ had to put puppy down three days after buying it

Victim of ‘dogfishing’ had to put puppy down three days after buying it

Evie’s owners bought her on Christmas Eve and she was rushed to hospital the next day (Picture: Dog’s Trust) She contracted the fatal parvo virus as a result of the conditions she was kept in (Picture: Dogs Trust)They gave the example of Sarah, who thought she would be getting well-bred dog from a happy home when she saw the advert for Evie.

French Bulldog puppies left to die in freezing temperatures in heartbreaking case

French Bulldog puppies left to die in freezing temperatures in heartbreaking case

Three adorable puppies were cruelly dumped in an alleyway in freezing temperatures just before Christmas (Image: DOGS TRUST) The French Bulldog puppies were left in a crate without food, water or a blanket (Image: DOGS TRUST)“Unfortunately, they are being treated for a very uncomfortable skin condition which will have been developing for some time before they were abandoned, but we are hopeful they will make a full recovery.

Dogs Trust suspends all adoptions until after Christmas

Dogs Trust suspends all adoptions until after Christmas

“Not everyone celebrates the festive season, and for some families having additional time off from work and other commitments could make it a good time to settle in a new dog,” Adam Clowes, operations director at Dogs Trust, explained to Metro.

Dogs Trust stops adoptions during Christmas so people don't rush into it

Dogs Trust stops adoptions during Christmas so people don't rush into it

You’ll have to wait if you’re planning to adopt a dog (Picture: Getty)Yes, getting a dog as a Christmas present is a wonderful gift but are you really prepared for a pet?

Attacker stabbed dog 50 times then poured acid in his eyes

Attacker stabbed dog 50 times then poured acid in his eyes

The mini Whippet-Jack Russell cross now suffers from extreme anxiety (Picture: Stuart Neve) He has been taken in by Kim Wise, 53, who says he’s ‘beautiful’ (Picture: Kim Wise)Kim said: ‘On the first night he stayed in the house, we couldn’t get near him.

Groom chooses dog to be his best man after pet helped him find love

Groom chooses dog to be his best man after pet helped him find love

The bride and groom met at the Dogs Trust home where Jack had lived for nine months (Picture: SWNS)‘We had a lovely sentimental day, and Jack played a big part,’ gushed Christopher.

Science Confirms That Dogs And Cats Can Recognize a Bad Person And Help People To Know

Science Confirms That Dogs And Cats Can Recognize a Bad Person And Help People To Know

A recent study shows that dogs can analyze how reliable a person is and we want to share this information with our readers! The scientist and his colleagues wanted to know if a dog would trust a person who lied to it.

Adorable 5-week-old puppy with twisted legs 'thrown away like rubbish' – 'It's shocking!'

Adorable 5-week-old puppy with twisted legs 'thrown away like rubbish' – 'It's shocking!'

Hockney the puppy was dumped in box without food, water or a blanket to keep warm (Image: Dogs Trust)"We were so shocked when we first saw him as he was in a terrible state.

Game of Thrones fans WARNING as Stark direwolf pets spark spike in dumped dogs

Game of Thrones fans WARNING as Stark direwolf pets spark spike in dumped dogs

Games of Thrones' Jon Snow with a direwolf cub (Image: HBO)The stark reality of the highly-acclaimed fantasy series is a phalanx of unwanted dogs bought by fans enchanted by the idea of having their own direwolves.

Pretty as a picture - Miracle survival of rescue puppy named after world famous artist

Pretty as a picture - Miracle survival of rescue puppy named after world famous artist

Hockney looks as pretty as picture after being rescued (Image: Dogs Trust) The tiny terrier was only five weeks old and weighed less than a bag of sugar when he was cruelly abandoned with no food, water or blanket to keep warm.

Britain’s unluckiest greyhound DESPERATE for a home after seven years without an owner

Britain’s unluckiest greyhound DESPERATE for a home after seven years without an owner

Stevie loves walking in the countryside as well as snoozing (Image: Dogs Trust )Ms Campbell continued: “We will continue to love and look after him until the day comes when he heads off to his forever home.

Why it’s so important to adopt not shop when it comes to dogs

Why it’s so important to adopt not shop when it comes to dogs

‘There are many reasons dogs come into the care of our rehoming centres but often it’s because they are purchased without owners doing the proper research to make sure their pet can feasibly fit into their life.

How could someone dump this tiny, vulnerable, just weeks old puppy in a FREEZING field?

How could someone dump this tiny, vulnerable, just weeks old puppy in a FREEZING field?

Adorable Hockney weighed less than a bag of sugar when he was found in a field (Image: Dogs Trust) Hockney needed urgent veterinary care when he was found (Image: Dogs Trust) Emma Cooper, assistant manager at Dogs Trust Leeds who is helping to care for Hockney, said: “Puppies of this age shouldn’t be away from their mother, let alone left to fend for themselves in a field.

'APPALLING!' Fury at dog-smuggling gangs as UK campaigners issue plea

'APPALLING!' Fury at dog-smuggling gangs as UK campaigners issue plea

Daisy the dachshund's puppy born days after being smuggles into UK (Image: Beth Walsh) The mother dog was seized at a border checkpoint as part of a consignment of pedigree breeds heavily pregnant with lucrative puppies.

Animal shelter is seeking a ‘guide human’ to help dog that went blind overnight

Animal shelter is seeking a ‘guide human’ to help dog that went blind overnight

‘These little considerations have made him a happy dog and really helped him to adjust quickly.’ Alex, the four-year-old terrier with carer Jackie (Picture: Dogs Trust / SWNS.com) The team are looking for the right home with owners who will continue to help him adapt, and hope that his lack of eye sight won’t put off any potential adopters.

Dog SUDDENLY BLINDED overnight in need of 'guide person' to provide a home - urgent appeal

Dog SUDDENLY BLINDED overnight in need of 'guide person' to provide a home - urgent appeal

If you can give Alex a loving new home, call Dogs Trust Evesham on 0300 303 0292.

Britain's most love-starved dog DESPERATE for a permanent home after 5 years in a shelter

Britain's most love-starved dog DESPERATE for a permanent home after 5 years in a shelter

Muffin has been in a dogs home for almost all of her five years (Image: Dogs Trust) Ms Cochrane continued: “After all the hard work she has put in, we really hope Muffin finally finds her special someone.