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…)

Rottweiler saved from mud as high tide floods creek

by Vivien Richardson on January 15, 2014

Last Saturday, January 12, an eight-year-old Rottweiler named Buddy was faced with a scary sea situation at Langstone Harbour in Hampshire.

Buddy was frolicking on the beach throughout the afternoon, but soon found himself in a spot of difficulty when the tide began to rise. As the water inched closer, mud on the beach became soggier, resulting in the dog getting trapped. When a passer-by noticed that the mud was covering the dog’s chest, a 999 call was made to the Solent Coastguard. Despite the owner’s attempts to rescue the dog, assistance from a coastguard rescue team was necessary.

The team arrived in the nick of time, as the creek began swelling with the rising tide. A group of rescuers pulled the uninjured dog from the water, placed him on a stretcher and brought him onto dry land. Although exhausted and cold, the animal was unharmed and reunited with his owner immediately.

Speaking about the frightening incident, Portsmouth coastguard sector manager Steve Duff said:

“The owner was obviously very upset to see her dog’s predicament. We managed to get Buddy extracted just as the water was starting to lap at our boots.”

Langstone Harbour is snuggled into the heart of a dynamic urban area, and is a popular tourist destination. This seaside area is part of Hayling Island, features a number of walking routes and appeals to dog walkers from the local area. Fierce tidal rips entice boating and jet ski enthusiasts but, as this scare shows, it is always strongly recommended to check the tides before taking to the water.

Dog returned to owners almost a decade after going missing

by Darren Jamieson on December 18, 2013

In May 2004, Milissa Mae walked into her garden in Worcester to discover that Niamh, her Staffordshire bull terrier, had squeezed through (more…)

Chihuahua returned thanks to DNA tests

by Leanne Thompson on October 30, 2013

A lost pooch has been found and reunited with his owner after a DNA test revealed his identity.

In June, Ruth Parker attended a Peak District horse fair with her blue Chihuahuas, Alfie and Roxy. The long-haired dogs (more…)

London family celebrate pet’s return

by Darren Jamieson on September 4, 2013

A family from Clapham, South London, are celebrating after being reunited with their pet cocker spaniel more than three weeks after he went missing.

Four-year-old Fergus was snatched at Haxted Kennels, along with Sophie (more…)

Spaniel saved after 10 days on Snowdonia

by Leanne Thompson on June 12, 2013

A dog has been rescued from Snowdonia after his owner had to be airlifted to hospital following a fall.

When the Sutty the spaniel’s 60-year-old owner stumbled down a 450ft drop (more…)

GSPCA fights for compulsory dog micro-chipping

by Leanne Thompson on February 13, 2013

The Guernsey Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (GSPCA) is encouraging dog owners to get microchips fitted.

This news comes after the (more…)

Devoted dog stands by owner for 24-hours in muddy bog

by Vivien Richardson on October 24, 2012

A Hampshire pensioner had her pet canine to thank for providing warmth and companionship after she slipped into a bog during a routine afternoon walk.

The 82-year-old woman, who (more…)

Dog named after meerkat seeks out a loving home

by Leanne Thompson on September 26, 2012

If you have seen the TV adverts for comparethemarket.com, you will know that Sergei the meerkat plays a leading role in (more…)

Dog and owner reunited through Twitter

by Mark James on July 10, 2012

Aside from it being a useful tool for following worldwide trends and staying up-to-date with friends and celebrities, Twitter is proving to be great for campaigns as well. A campaign was recently set up (more…)

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