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Lucky Lulu survives eight days under blast rubble Lucky Lulu survives eight days under blast rubble

A Denver dog has survived eight days trapped under rubble after an explosion, it has been reported. Eight-month-old Lulu was rescued on Sunday after she was heard whimpering underneath the debris, according to the Summit Daily News. ...

World-class vision for guide dogs World-class vision for guide dogs

A "world-class" school for guide dogs was opened by Princess Alexandra in Scotland, it has been reported. One-year-old dogs will enrol at the Forfar centre for training before being sent out to teams nationwide for final ...

Dog teaches boy how to behave Dog teaches boy how to behave

A mother has spoken of how a pet dog helped the family deal with raising a severely disabled son, it has been reported. Nuala Gardner, 39, has paid tribute to Henry - the Golden Retriever that helped her autistic son Dale, now 21, ...

Buster brought back home Buster brought back home

A family pet has been re-united with his owners after going missing a year ago, it has been reported. Buster the Border Collie disappeared from his Tyne and Wear garden last May, but after his discovery he found himself stuck in ...

Lollipop man finds missing cat Lollipop man finds missing cat

A quick-thinking lollipop man has reunited a five-year-old girl with her pet cat after two months apart, it has been reported. Ella Dandridge, from Leyland, was left devastated when her pet cat Molly went missing in February, the ...

Green dog owners 'should' turn to BioBags Green dog owners 'should' turn to BioBags

BioBags enable their users to become "green dog owners", according to one commentator. The Dogs Trust suggests on its blog that the bags, which were created in response to the Scottish dog fouling act, offer dog owners ...

Cat caught in jar Cat caught in jar

A careless cat had a lucky escape after she got stuck in a jar, it has been reported. Escaping with eight lives intact, lucky Lindy was prised from the sticky situation by vets in Oregon before being taken to a shelter. She had ...

Dogs to raise cash for their brothers Dogs to raise cash for their brothers

Dog owners will have the chance to enter their animals in a benefit show in aid of their pet's four-legged brethren, it has been reported. The Standedge dog show, organised by the British Waterways, is in aid of UK pet charity, Blue ...

Pooch cuts her teeth as a detective Pooch cuts her teeth as a detective

A detective dog and its owner have recovered three sets of stolen false teeth, it has been reported. The three-year-old Labrador, sniffed out the stash of dentures after they had been hidden in a hedge at a school playing field, ...

Prickly pals 'to become' the pet to have Prickly pals 'to become' the pet to have

The new "must-have pet" for animal lovers this season is a hedgehog, according to one commentator. Claudia Winkleman, wrote in the Independent, that these prickly pals will not spoil sofas like the nation's other favourite ...

Reward offered for tunnelling terrier Reward offered for tunnelling terrier

The search continues for a missing dog that ran down a rabbit hole, according to reports. The Jack Russell ran down a riverside hole while chasing rabbits on the bank of the River Tees in Croft, North Yorkshire, according to the ...

Dog to vote in election? Dog to vote in election?

While dwindling voter numbers and political apathy are growing problems for those in government, one council appears to have taken drastic measures. Yorkshire terrier owner Gavin Huckvale said he was surprised to find that Swindon ...

Reward offered for tunnelling terrier Reward offered for tunnelling terrier

The search continues for a missing dog that ran down a rabbit hole, according to reports. The Jack Russell ran down a riverside hole while chasing rabbits on the bank of the River Tees in Croft, North Yorkshire, according to the ...

Dog set to take his board to the ramp Dog set to take his board to the ramp

A pet dog has been turning heads as he skateboards along Goring seafront, it has been reported. Oscar, a two-year-old terrier began skateboarding last month and is now preparing to attempt his first ramp at the Homefield Park skatepark ...

Dog returns home after 'hitting the road' Dog returns home after 'hitting the road'

A dog has found her way home after running off at a service stop during a road-trip with her owner, it has been reported. Moon, a two-year-old Siberian husky, returned home after an 80-mile journey across Nevada's high desert and ...

Pooch goes to rehab ? to help Pooch goes to rehab ? to help

A dog is helping patients in Devonshire rehabilitation centres get involved with gardening classes. Deacon, a two-year-old dog, has been working with people recovering from drug and drink dependencies at Plymouth's Closereach and ...

Andrex ads make Labradors the UK's most popular breed Andrex ads make Labradors the UK's most popular breed

New research released today by National Pet Month (5th April -5th May) found that Labradors are the UK’s most popular dog with 1 in 10 of the UK's 7.3 million dogs being the breed. ...

Moggy set to run off with top pet award Moggy set to run off with top pet award

A runaway can is in the running for a top national award at the Feline Oscars in London. Spats, who went AWOL after running away from his home in West Linton, has been shortlisted in the 'most incredible story' category at the 2008 ...

Pet owners take moves to prevent theft Pet owners take moves to prevent theft

Pet owners have been advised that micro-chipping is a "responsible" way to protect against theft or loss, an industry expert has said. Healthy Pets Insurance revealed yesterday that in the event of an animal that has been ...

Scottish dog is crowned PDSA Pet Survivor of the Year! Scottish dog is crowned PDSA Pet Survivor of the Year!

The amazing ‘tail’ of survival of courageous canine, Fern, from Nairn, who fought back from the brink of death after being impaled on 10-inch stick, has led her to be named PDSA Pet Survivor of the Year! ...

Pet owners go wild for their prickly pets Pet owners go wild for their prickly pets

Mini-hedgehogs are creating a stir amongst pet fans, reports the Metro. Pet fans in the UK are reportedly waiting up to a year for the pint-size pygamy hedgehogs that are being sold for as much as £150, according to the publication. ...

Pet theft 'should be taken seriously' Pet theft 'should be taken seriously'

Over one million pets have been stolen over the past five years, according to new industry research. The statistics from the Missing Pets Bureau report that more than one-third of dogs reported to them as missing are actually stolen. ...

Lucky labrador escapes mine shaft fall Lucky labrador escapes mine shaft fall

A dog has survived a 120-foot fall down a mine shaft, the Flintshire Chronicle reports. Sam, a black Labrador, fell down the mine shaft in Brynford, near Holywell, while out walking with his owner on Saturday evening. A North Wales ...

Police dog 'saves cocker spaniel' Police dog 'saves cocker spaniel'

A police dog in Scotland is thought to have saved the life of a cocker spaniel. Zak, a working dog with Central Scotland Police, donated blood to his fellow canine. The sick cocker spaniel needed a transfusion and might have died ...

Canine calculator 'can read owner's mind' Canine calculator 'can read owner's mind'

A woman from Los Angeles in the US claims her pet dog can read her mind. Cookie, a rescue cockapoo, appears to be able to do some basic maths, but owner Penny Miller says it is all down to telepathy. The party piece involves Ms ...

Stray dog becomes life guard Stray dog becomes life guard

A stray dog in India has joined the local police force. Julie could once be found wondering Marina Beach in Chennai, but now she is a life-saver. Local police say the hard-working hound helps them patrol the beach, barking at swimmers ...

Average pet bill tops £300 Average pet bill tops £300

The average pet bill in Britain is now £309.28, according to new figures. Research from insurance provider Saga not only revealed that prices are rising, but also that there are significant regional disparities in the cost of ...

Cat saved by CPR Cat saved by CPR

A cat has been resuscitated by firefighter using CPR. The daring rescue happened in McComb, Mississippi following a house fire. Claws the cat had stopped breathing when he was carried from the building. Firefighters Jared Briste ...

Cat keeps nine lives after telegraph poll drama Cat keeps nine lives after telegraph poll drama

A cat who found herself perched on top of a telegraph poll has been rescued by the fire brigade. The grey Persian climbed to the summit of the poll in Cheshire and was then unable to get back down. Local RSPCA officers were called ...

Hero dog saves owners Hero dog saves owners

A heroic dog has saved the lives of his owners after a house fire in Los Angeles. One man died in the blaze, but the victim's brother and sister-in-law were awoken by their faithful hound's barking and managed to escape. Firefighters ...

Dog rescues kangaroo Dog rescues kangaroo

A dog has come to the rescue of a baby kangaroo. The joey's mother had been hit by a car and killed in Victoria, Australia while it was in her pouch. The furry little fellow would surely have died too had it not been for Rex. Th ...

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