Experiments show that your dog really understands you

by Leanne Thompson on February 26, 2014

For many years, scientists and animal lovers have wondered just how intelligent man’s best friend actually is. Following recent research conducted in Hungary, it has been proven that dogs can actually understand their owners.

An MRI scanning study saw a group of canines put through their paces (more…)

Dogs can take a break in London’s first canine café

by Vivien Richardson on February 19, 2014

With so many people living with four-legged friends in the capital, it seems fitting that London’s very first canine cafe will soon open its doors there.

Later this year, the House of Hounds will (more…)

Belgian shepherd follows his noses to loving new home

by Darren Jamieson on February 12, 2014

The team at the Dogs Trust re-homing centre in Uddingston, Glasgow will soon bid farewell to a dog named Snuffles, who will be re-homed in East Lothian with a new family next week. What makes this story all the more amazing is that the pup was born with two noses.

When the Belgian shepherd was brought to the home, boss Pamela Jackson and the rest of the team immediately fell in love with the unusual looking canine. Initially, Snuffles’ rare defect affected his ability to find a new home, with potential owners unsure about the problems it could cause as he matured.

However, following rejection by four owners, adoption offers poured in from around the world after a team of staff issued an appeal to find him a home. This plea caught the attention of people as far afield as the USA and South Africa, but it was a local dog-lover who eventually took Snuffles for a walk and took to him enough to adopt him.

Jackson was thrilled to receive in excess of 40 messages and 20 calls from interested adopters. Speaking about the rare congenital defect, she said:

“I’ve never seen the condition in my 20-year career. We wanted to pick the best home for him.”

Having got to know his new owner, the young pooch is ready to start his new life and will no doubt make the most of the reported acre of land he now has for his frolics.

Dog walkers participate in Paws on Patrol scheme

by Leanne Thompson on February 5, 2014

In a bid to tackle issues in the area, the people of Newmarket in Suffolk are joining forces with their four-legged friends to sniff out crime.

More than 16,000 people live in (more…)

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