Pooches compete in US surfing competition

by Leanne Thompson on September 18, 2014

The annual Surf Dog Surf-A-Thon took place in Southern California recently, with 80 canine entrants taking part.

Despite warnings of a hurricane, the (more…)

Breast cancer detection by dogs trialled

by Vivien Richardson on August 21, 2014

A UK charity is funding a scheme to work out whether it is practical to use canines to detect a serious form of cancer.

The Buckinghamshire-based charity, Medical Detection Dogs, was set up to (more…)

BVA reminds owners to keep pets cool

by Mark James on July 30, 2014

As temperatures continue to rise, the British Veterinary Association (BVA) has once again reminded dog owners of the dangers of heatstroke.

Every time that the weather gets hot, vets witness (more…)

Dolly to adopt Glastonbury Lurcher

by Susan Partridge on July 16, 2014

dog-rescued-from-lakeA seven-year-old white Lurcher found in a tent when organisers were clearing up after the recent Glastonbury festival looks set to find a new home with Dolly Parton.

When the organisers found the (more…)

New app to help people find their ideal dog

by Mark James on June 6, 2014

The New York based dog gift firm BarkBox has come up with an innovative new app.

The mobile application is designed to match (more…)

Big Scoop as the Dogs Trust launches poster campaign

by Darren Jamieson on May 16, 2014

Keep Britain Tidy and the Dogs Trust have launched their nationwide competition to design a dog waste awareness poster.

Children aged 7-11 can enter the Big Scoop 2014 competition, which (more…)

Bucharest rescue dogs to ‘Romania’ in Britain

by Vivien Richardson on April 24, 2014

Good Friday lived up to its name for a group of 28 pooches shipped over from Romania, all of which went to homes in Surrey and South London on that day.

A lorry-full of excited canines arrived (more…)

One-eyed mongrel re-homed in Sussex after devastating attack

by Mark James on March 27, 2014

A dog that had suffered crippling abuse on the streets of Romania has now found a new home in England.

The mongrel, called Lillie, has recently been (more…)

Rescued pooch to have prosthetic limbs fitted

by Vivien Richardson on March 19, 2014

A dog that was found by a Norfolk animal charity in Romania is to have new false legs fitted after having recovered from being poisoned.

The charity, Safe Rescue for Dogs, is an organization that (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.

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