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Dog proves to be a woman's best friend Dog proves to be a woman's best friend

A 51-year-old woman has revealed how a dog saved her life, canine lovers may be interested to know. The incident took place in Juneau, Alaska, when a stray cigarette apparently caused a fire that consumed an entire apartment complex, ...

Dog found two years later Dog found two years later

A pet Bull Mastiff who went missing from her owners has finally been reunited with her family after two years, following an investigation carried out by the Petlog pet reunification service. Tia went missing in 2004 after leaving ...

Two-day ordeal for cat Two-day ordeal for cat

A cat suffered a two-day ordeal after climbing up a tree and getting stuck. The animal was finally rescued when firefighters were called to the scene. RSPCA officers had been unable to coax it out of the branches. A spokeswoman ...

Blind bullmastiff wins top dog award Blind bullmastiff wins top dog award

A blind bullmastiff abandoned as a puppy has been voted top dog in a nationwide vote. Oliver won the RSPCA dog of the year award after having survived being left for dead when he was just five months old. A heartless breeder dumped ...

Unwanted pet reaches new lengths Unwanted pet reaches new lengths

A cautionary tale for anybody even thinking about dumping an unwanted snapping turtle. Not only is it cruel but the animals can grow to amazing lengths. An alligator snapping turtle, called Snappy, believed to have been bought during ...

Cat charity launches poster campaign Cat charity launches poster campaign

Feline charity Cats Protection has launched a new poster campaign to highlight the plight of cats which need rehoming. With the aim of finding homes for more moggies, the charity is putting up posters at some of the UK's major train ...

DJ grateful for her pet insurance DJ grateful for her pet insurance

British DJ Sara Cox has spoken of her relief at having pet insurance when her pooch became ill. The 33-year-old mother-of-one, who has her own show on Radio 1, told her listeners that her pet dog Snoop became ill with a limp and ...

Lonely pets can find a companion online Lonely pets can find a companion online

Lonely pets may soon be able to find a mate online, thanks to a new internet matchmaking service. Website Petpalio.com has been set up to provide a way of pet owners introducing their animals to other owner via the web, in order ...

Dogs Behaving Beautifully Dogs Behaving Beautifully

As Crufts showcases the UK’s best behaved dogs, Butcher’s Pet Care has put together some top tips on how to ensure your dog does you proud in public ...

House full of animals House full of animals

A Scottish couple have taken their love of animals a step further than most, cramming their Aberdeenshire home with as many as 80 pets. Louise Yule and Mike Kinghorn, both 40, have made some traditional pet choices, adopting rabbits ...

$12m dog gets death threats $12m dog gets death threats

A dog who was left $12 million (£5.8 million) in her owner's will is now the subject of death and kidnapping threats, according to reports in the US. The American real estate millionaire Leona Helmsley named her beloved Maltese ...

Author makes pet pledge Author makes pet pledge

World-famous children's author JK Rowling has rescued a dog from a Scottish animal shelter. The writer, famous for her Harry Potter series, left employees at the home spell-bound as she snapped up one of the abandoned greyhounds. ...

Dog and antelope make friends Dog and antelope make friends

An outgoing Colorado dog has struck up an unlikely friendship with an antelope from Wyoming. Skeeter, a happy-go-lucky young canine, stumbled upon the young buck on a river trail - where they were then found playing together by a ...

Sheffield offers dog adoption services Sheffield offers dog adoption services

Those living in Sheffield who want to adopt a friendly pooch can now do so via the city council's website. Organised by Sheffield City Council's animal control service, the online facility allows members of the public to see pictures ...

Dog owner grateful for pet insurance Dog owner grateful for pet insurance

One dog owner from Layton, near Blackpool has spoken of his relief at having pet insurance after his puppy became ill. Driving instructor Steve Conway, aged 34, told the Gazette that his Rottweiler Diesel may have eaten something ...

Talented cat 'says own name' Talented cat 'says own name'

A Chinese man might want to consider taking out pet insurance for his gifted feline Agui, who can apparently say his own name. Beijing-born Mr Sun told the Daily Star that his pet cat will say his own name when he is frightened. ...

Unhappy Twiglet balloons to a trunk Unhappy Twiglet balloons to a trunk

A dejected feline has proved just how close man and beast are by exhibiting many of the same symptoms humans display when they're a bit down in the dumps – grumpiness and weight gain! Grey tabby Twiglet ballooned to 15lb during her ...

Fresh Prince get attached to dog Fresh Prince get attached to dog

Fresh Prince of Bel-Air star Will Smith has become so attached to his doggie co-star that he wants to take the canine home with him. Actor and singer Smith, 39, pleaded with the Alsatian's owner to let him adopt the furry friend ...

Queen's canines honoured at film festival Queen's canines honoured at film festival

Five corgis named Poppy, Anna, Alice, Oliver and Megan - the doggy stars of Oscar wining film The Queen - have been honoured at a British Film Industry (BFI) awards ceremony. The star-studded Fido Awards held in London decided to ...

Pet charity commended for sterling efforts Pet charity commended for sterling efforts

Animal Care, a Lancaster based charity, has been praised for its excellent work in finding homes for abandoned pets. Lancashire County Council was delighted with the work of the group who worked tirelessly to ensure that hundreds ...

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