If you bought a dog during lockdown, they'll need help coming out of it

If you bought a dog during lockdown, they'll need help coming out of it

Having a dog around has helped many people cope with lockdown.A big worry for dog owners is the long-term impact of lockdown on their ability to cope with being left at home on their own.

Dog warning issued as 1,500 illegally smuggled puppies rescued after lockdown demand surge

Dog warning issued as 1,500 illegally smuggled puppies rescued after lockdown demand surge

STOCK IMAGE Dogs Trust have rescued 1,500 illegally imported puppies (Image: Getty Images ) STOCK IMAGE Dogs Trust is urging the Government to do more to end puppy smuggling (Image: Getty Images)The youngest puppies seized were just four weeks old.

Dylan was left heartbroken after owner died of Covid - but has now found happiness again

Dylan was left heartbroken after owner died of Covid - but has now found happiness again

Dylan was taken to a Dogs Trust centre in Shoreham, West Sussex, where he was cared for.Just 25 days after arriving at the Dogs Trust centre, Dylan was adopted by Alison and her husband Leslie.

How to avoid accidentally buying a stolen dog

How to avoid accidentally buying a stolen dog

The RSPCA and Dogs Trust shared their tips for prospective pet owners (Picture: )For those looking to buy from a breeder, The Puppy Contract gives prospective dog owners all the relevant information they need to make an informed decision.

Rescued dog saves new owner's life during stroke

Rescued dog saves new owner's life during stroke

A 6-year-old rescued German Shepherd is being hailed as a hero after helping save her new owner's life when he suffered a stroke.Sadie was the only reason that Brian was able to call for help.

Hero dog saved owner’s life by ‘dragging him to cell phone’ when he had a stroke

Hero dog saved owner’s life by ‘dragging him to cell phone’ when he had a stroke

Six-year-old German Shepherd, Sadie, helped to save her owner, Brian (Picture: Ramapo-Bergen Animal Refuge)A German Shepherd saved her owner’s life by ‘dragging him to his cell phone’ when he had a stroke.‘Brian gave Sadie a second chance at life, adopting Sadie and welcoming her home.

Family rescues dog's sister from shelter by spotting her in old photos

Family rescues dog's sister from shelter by spotting her in old photos

Mark and Sarah say it is the best Christmas present to have the siblings back together (Picture: Caters News)‘We spoke to the breeder who originally sold us Luther and they said they thought one of his littermates had been handed in to Dogs Trust Leeds.

Unwanted dogs write letters to Santa Claus with the hope of finding new homes

Unwanted dogs write letters to Santa Claus with the hope of finding new homes

Juno the border collie with his letter (Picture: Dogs Trust)Beautiful three-year-old Border Collie Juno is a sweet shy boy who’d love a family that will take him on quiet walks and give him the love and attention he deserves.

Dog desperate for family to take her home after 11 years in kennels

Dog desperate for family to take her home after 11 years in kennels

Molly was found as a stray at just eight months, she has been in kennels ever since (Picture: Dogs Trust)An adorable dog who has spent most of her life in kennels is desperate to find a forever family as she enters old age.

No more shaggy dog stories: visit puppies before buying, say charities

No more shaggy dog stories: visit puppies before buying, say charities

The RSPCA and the Dogs Trust have issued new advice to puppy buyers in England, warning them not to buy unless they have visited the dog with its mother in its home.

Abandoned and mistreated puppy with skin burns finds her forever home

Abandoned and mistreated puppy with skin burns finds her forever home

The burns were likely caused by boiling water being poured on her coat (Picture: My Family Vets) A gorgeous face (Picture: My Family Vets)She was treated at Vets Now in Derby – but it took 12 weeks for her wounds to start to heal and for the pooch to regain the trust she had lost in people.

Cry your eyes out at the nation’s most overlooked dogs finally finding homes

Cry your eyes out at the nation’s most overlooked dogs finally finding homes

Shadow’s new owner, Rebecca, said: ‘When we enquired about Shadow and heard how long he’d been waiting for a home, it made it all the more special to be given the chance to adopt him.

Dogs were ‘stressed’ in lockdown with owners reporting more barking and biting

Dogs were ‘stressed’ in lockdown with owners reporting more barking and biting

Charity the Dogs Trust has warned the pandemic may have caused behavioural problems to develop (Picture: Getty Images / iStockphoto)Dogs have struggled during lockdown with owners reporting an increase in barking and biting.

Horror as number of abandoned dogs soars by 25 percent after coronavirus lockdown

Horror as number of abandoned dogs soars by 25 percent after coronavirus lockdown

The number of dogs being abandoned has soared in Spain since the coronavirus lockdown was lifted (Image: GETTY) There has been a 25 percent spike in pooches being dumped in Spain after restrictions were eased, according to research by the Royal Canine Society of Spain (Image: GETTY)Demand for puppies soared during the lockdown but the charity fears many pets could be given up due to the economic fallout from the pandemic.

Puppies die after being abandoned in cardboard box in 30°C heat

Puppies die after being abandoned in cardboard box in 30°C heat

Samantha Garvey, the RSPCA’s chief inspector for Essex, said the animals were killed by suspected parvovirus – a highly contagious disease that causes severe vomiting, diarrhoea and dehydration.

Coronavirus crisis could result in 40,000 homeless dogs

Coronavirus crisis could result in 40,000 homeless dogs

In the 2008 economic crash euthanasia and abandonment rates for dogs rose 25% (Picture: Getty Images)The coronavirus crisis could result in up to 40,000 stray or homeless dogs , a charity has warned.

Puppies found covered in oil after being illegally smuggled into UK

Puppies found covered in oil after being illegally smuggled into UK

The puppies were seized at Dover port during lockdown, having been illegally imported from Romania despite coronavirus restrictions in the UK preventing non-essential travel (Picture: Dogs Trust / PA Wire)Six puppies drenched in oil were rescued from the back of a van after they were illegally smuggled into the UK from Romania.

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.

Deaf and blind dog loves comforting owner's foster pets

Deaf and blind dog loves comforting owner's foster pets

Tina loves Sherio too (Picture: Sherio’s Shenanigans)Sheryl explains to : ‘He is almost three, I adopted him when he was a year old.It took a while for Sherio to be adopted (Picture: Sherio’s Shenanigans)The latest pet to come into the Smith home was a little kitten who they named Tina Tolley.

Dog left with scars due to a too-tight muzzle finds a forever home

Dog left with scars due to a too-tight muzzle finds a forever home

‘I felt really sorry for her when I saw her scarring and heard her story,’ said Ben. Mercedes – now called Sadie – has found a forever home (Picture: RSPCA)‘I was really sympathetic to what she’d been through and I think that’s really made me persist and spend lots of time helping her to settle and learn to trust people again.