Wookie the Pomeranian tries out dog leads and attends dog competitions

by Leanne Thompson on January 21, 2012

On the 11th February 2011, Wookie the Pomeranian dog will have his chance to steal the limelight, as he shows dog lovers the newly designed dog leads created by Promofix owner, Kathryn Holloway. Wookie is the pet dog of Kathryn who lives in Bridgnorth, Shropshire. Kathryn has recently been asked by show organisers if she would assist them with the promotion of an event in the near future.

With Promofix being a relatively successful company specialising in promotional merchandising, it is clear to see why Miss. Holloway has been chosen to help with the event. Despite the fact that her pet Pomeranian did not manage (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…)

Dog sensation to release book

by Leanne Thompson on June 14, 2011

One of the world’s most popular dogs is to get a book deal documenting life as he knows it, or as his owners know it, presumably.

Boo, the Pomeranian, is well known amongst friends and followers on social media sites such as Facebook and YouTube. The loveable Pomeranian has over 1.1 million followers on its Facebook Page and some of the YouTube videos have racked up almost 800,000 views each. The dog has become so popular that T-shirts and many more items of merchandise are widely available on the internet promoting his accomplishments.

However, the dog’s mission for international stardom is not stopping there. Now an (more…)

Top 5 singers who have dogs

by Mark James on August 19, 2010

Continuing our week long list of lists, today we turn the spotlight on singers.

It’s funny old life being a rock star or a member of a band. When you’re not holed up in a studio, recording your 152nd take on a backing vocal because you still can’t get it right, filming a reality TV series about your dysfunctional kerr-azy family or twitching in a gutter outside a nightclub after overdoing the Columbian marching powder, you’re more than likely you’re on tour, spending months away from your home and family.

This hardly seems like the behaviour of a conscientious dog owner. We all know that your pet needs love and attention, not to mention feeding, watering and exercise. Luckily for the average rock multi millionaire, he’ll have hired help on hand to assist with the day to day care of his pet, whether it’s an elderly English retainer or a young Filipino manservant. This leaves you free to pose with your pooch for photographs for Hello’s exclusive 8 page spread of your brand new Hampshire mansion.

Of course, this is a sweeping generalisation. In a profession where image is everything, sycophancy abounds, teen idols have a shelf life measurable in weeks and talented people never seem to get the success you think they deserve; the unquestioning loyalty and friendship that your dog will give you can be beyond compare. Let’s have a gander at some of the more famous warblers who have a pet dog.

Robbie and his dogsRobbie Williams

Not long back in the UK after his American UFO hunting jaunt, the one time Take That bad boy and now new Take That bad boy owns several dogs. Due to quarantine laws, he had to leave his pets in Los Angeles for six months when he moved back to Blighty, but this didn’t stop him from spending time with his Labrador/Pitbull cross, German Shepherd, Bull Mastiff, Rottweiler and a wolf called Sid. He shelled out £4,000 per month on first class, 11 hour flights to see his pets. The dogs were (more…)

Ozzy Osbourne loses pet dog to coyote

by Leanne Thompson on July 10, 2009

Ozzy Osbourne lost one of his pet Pomeranians to a coyote this week in the grounds of his mansion in Los Angeles.

The Pomeranian was called Little Bit, and was attacked on Tuesday.  Reportedly, Ozzy Osbourne and wife Sharon Osbourne were watching the Michael Jackson memorial on television so did not hear the attack taking place.

On Twitter, Kelly Osbourne said (more…)