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First lady describes new pet as crazy First lady describes new pet as crazy

The US presidental family's new pet dog has been described as "crazy" by Michelle Obama at a recent press conference. Bo, a Portugese water dog who has lived with the first family for a week now, was described a "crazy ...

Woman rescued by small dog Woman rescued by small dog

A Welsh dog-owner has narrowly escaped death after losing her way on a Snowdonia mountainside at night-time after her Chihuahua kept her warm. Beverly Berkitt, who is three ft eight in tall and has dwarfism, set off on what was meant ...

Dog survives four months on desert island Dog survives four months on desert island

An Australian dog which was believed to have drowned when it went overboard during bad weather conditions has been returned to its owners after four months. Sophie Tucker, the cattle dog named after the 20th century vaudeville star, ...

Pets could be affected by climate change Pets could be affected by climate change

The effects of climate change could contribute to a rise in diseases among dogs and cats, according to new research by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. Combined with an increase in pet travel, changing ...

Bird and dog abuser receives justice Bird and dog abuser receives justice

A man who kept wild-caught goldfinches as pets in cages too small and who unnecessarily abused two dogs, has been jailed. Henry King, from Southwark, London, was sentenced to ten days in custody and banned from owning any animals ...

Dog owners warned to be careful when kissing pets Dog owners warned to be careful when kissing pets

Two-thirds of pet owners enjoy an occasional smooch with their canine companion, according to new research. A study by the People's Dispensary for Sick Animals (PDSA), conducted to coincide with National Kissing Day earlier this ...

Dogs 'therapeutic' for child readers Dogs 'therapeutic' for child readers

Children at a primary school in Wales have been reading books to dogs in an attempt to make them feel more comfortable with reading aloud. Sarah Ellis has taken her dogs Charlie and Saffron to Templeton primary school in Pembrokeshire ...

Cat can predict owner's emphysema attacks Cat can predict owner's emphysema attacks

Cat owner Charles Bennett believes his beloved moggy Blackie has a sixth sense, as the pet can always predict when he is about to have an emphysema attack. Mr Bennett told the Seattle Times that the cat wakes him up by licking his ...

Lassie named top dog as classic TV pets stand the test of time Lassie named top dog as classic TV pets stand the test of time

Nostalgic classics reign strong over modern rivals as TVís four-legged legend Lassie is voted the UKís favourite ever on-screen pet ...

Cats take 300-mile trip Cats take 300-mile trip

Two cats have finally been reunited with their owners after a 300-mile trip in the back of a removal van. Bolivar and Checko got more than they had bargained for when they snuck into the back of the van while their owners were getting ...

Parrots help man talk again Parrots help man talk again

An American fire-fighter who suffered severe brain injuries in a traffic accident in 1995 has been helped to speak again by his two pet parrots. Doctors told the man, who was also paralyzed in the accident, that he would not be able ...

Charity appeals to pet owners to get animals microchipped Charity appeals to pet owners to get animals microchipped

A charity has appealed to pet owners to have their furry friends equipped with a microchip. The Dublin Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (DSPCA) made the appeal yesterday (July 16th), reports the Irish Times. Doors ...

Abandoned pet lands new job Abandoned pet lands new job

An abandoned pet Labrador has found a new job as a sniffer dog with the British Transport Police (BTP) in Scotland, which is responsible for searching the countries rail network and trains. He was watched in a busy police station ...

Dog rescued from 100 ft hole Dog rescued from 100 ft hole

A dog owner could only look on in horror as her pet Springer Spaniel fell down a 100-foot deep crater on land owned by Prince Charles. The crater was formed in February when thousands of tonnes of earth crashed into an unused mineshaft, ...

Hamster survives being abandoned in freezing weather Hamster survives being abandoned in freezing weather

A hamster is lucky to be alive after it was dumped by the roadside in freezing temperatures, reports the Daily Record. Nicknamed Frosty, she was found by Gemma Bennett on her way to work on the road between Leven and Cupar, Fife. ...

Cat takes moral high road Cat takes moral high road

A cat in Norwich has snubbed traditional cat food containing meat and will only accept home-grown vegetarian options. Dante was found abandoned as a kitten and when rescuer Becky Page took him home she prepared an offering of chicken ...

Take Your Dog to Work Day sees poodles in offices Take Your Dog to Work Day sees poodles in offices

Poodles, labradors and Yorkshire terriers the world over will be doing a day's work at the office as part of an initiative to get people adopting pets. National Take Your Dog to Work Day takes place this week in Dallas and will happen ...

Sofa buyer finds cat inside Sofa buyer finds cat inside

A couple who bought a sofa from a thrift store for $27 (£20) literally got more than they bargained for when they found a cat stuck inside it. Vickie Meddenhall and her boyfriend Chris Lund bought the seat from Value Village ...

Final call for porky pets Final call for porky pets

Veterinary charity PDSA is making a final call to find the most overweight pets in the UK. The charity launched the competition for porky pets so they can help slim them down. With current dog obesity figures showing that one in ...

Cat enjoys a good Twitter Cat enjoys a good Twitter

More than 500,000 people have signed up to "follow" a cat on the popular microblogging site Twitter. The cat updates his site with short musings on his life at the house of Jason Scott, his owner - including sleeping habits, ...

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