Dog rehomed by man who rescued her after crash

by Darren Jamieson on August 15, 2012

Wendy, a Bichon Frise-Jack Russell cross, is lucky to be alive following a collision with a vehicle in July of this year. After Wendy was struck by the moving car on Winterstoke Road in Weston-Super-Mare, local (more…)

Bichon Frise & Shih Tzu returned to happy owners

by Darren Jamieson on January 18, 2012

An unfortunate incident regarding the dognapping of a Bichon Frise and a Shih Tzu in Brighton has come to a happy ending, as the dogs were returned to their owners. Emma, a mother of four, has said now how she will be extra careful to not let the dogs out of her sight.

The Shih Tzu, named Rollo, and Lula the Bichon Frise, were both taken from their own home on Monday, January 9th. With the dogs normally roaming (more…)

Charity sees abandoned ‘handbag’ pets triple

by Mark James on October 10, 2011

An animal rescue organisation has been overwhelmed by the number of small dogs it has taken in over the past 12 months.

The Blue Cross animal welfare charity has said that the levels of abandoned shih tzus, chihuahuas and bichon frises have tripled, and thinks that the trend for the dogs popularised by the likes of Paris Hilton may be to blame.

Many dog owners look to emulate the heiress and her chihuahua Tinkerbelle, or Coleen Rooney and bichon frise Daisy, by carrying the pint sized pet around in a designer handbag.

However, many underestimate the care and attention needed to be given to their pets to ensure that they are healthy and well adjusted, and find that they are hopelessly ill equipped to look after them. As such, the charity (more…)

Top 5 Premiership dog owners

by Mark James on August 16, 2010

Ah, Premiership footballers. It’s hard to think of another group of people who can divide public opinion so much. Frequently pilloried for the stupendous wage packets they pick up, it’s amazing how they can be denounced one day and lauded the next. Take David Beckham, for example.

A boyish Beckham bore the weight of a nation’s expectation on his shoulders during the build up to the 1998 Word Cup in France. During a much anticipated match with Argentina in the second round of the competition, he was sent off, resulting in his effigy being burned outside pubs in London.

Fast forward to 2001, and Beckham’s goal against Greece, which qualified England for the 2002 World Cup, completed his conversion to a hero once again.

Doubtless a lot of them live in luxury and are fine fodder for paparazzi, but what of their pets? Do their cats have solid gold litter trays? Do their budgerigars dine only on the same Trill as the Queen’s? What about their pet dogs? The first in our series of Top 5 articles this week, let’s have a look at the top 5 Premiership footballer dog owners:

Ashley Cole

Fully paid up love rat Cole, 29, has recently split up from wife Cheryl Cole. The former Girls Aloud singer filed for divorce due to Ashley’s much publicised philandering. Rather than arguing over who owned which DVD or which of them gets to keep the crockery, the ex couple are headed for a bust up over their pet dogs.

X-Factor judge Cheryl has said time and time again that their pair of pet Chihuahuas, Coco and Buster, are the most important thing in the world to her. The problem is that Ashley also claims the two dogs are critical to his happiness as a (more…)

Buster dies leaving Paul O’Grady devastated

by Darren Jamieson on November 20, 2009

OGradyBusterYesterday, Paul O’Grady’s beloved dog Buster died of cancer.

The 14 year old shih tzu-bishon frise cross was a regular on Paul O’Grady’s chat show on Channel 4 and popular with viewers.  Lately, Buster hasn’t been appearing on the current TV series because of his age.

After being diagnosed with cancer, Buster (more…)