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Government urged to use Brexit to step up animal testing policies

Cruelty free International has welcomed the government pledge to maintain it's cosmetic animal testing ban, but is urging the UK government to use Brexit as an opportunity to strengthen its policies. Brexit could be a real...

How to keep your dog from eating too fast

Some dogs are slow eaters, setting aside their opportunity to appreciate each bite. On the other hand, others appear to gulp down their food without thinking about what it is they're eating. However, eating...

Councils need funds or animals could suffer, warns RSPCA

As cash-strapped councils are under pressure to deliver more welfare work with no extra funding, RSPCA warns that animals could be the ones to take the fall. Councils are under increasing pressure from budget cuts,...

British pet owners do not speak dog

New research by Direct Line Pet Insurance reveals pet owners may not be as in tune with their dogs as they think. A confident 47 per cent of owners boasted they could tell a...

Save dogs this Christmas – Foster First

So, you want to buy a puppy for Christmas... Maybe pester power has finally gotten to you. Or maybe you’re just feeling lonely and fancy having a cute, fluffy little canine friend to keep you...

Can Your Dog Get Too Cold?

We are aware of the dangers hot weather poses to dogs, but did you know cold weather can also be a serious threat to your pet? While a dog's natural coat provides some protection...

Teacher’s pet: dog acts as therapist for pupils

A headteacher's dog has become a honorary member of the teaching staff at Bickley Park School, as she helps those who suffer from cynophobia (the fear of dogs), as well as acting as a therapy provider...

Santa Paws is coming to town

Battersea's Santa Paws returns for another year, as a very special guest makes his way to the Berkshire-based rehoming centre this December for a festive photoshoot. On 8 December, Santa Claus will be making an...

Indian Street Dog turned World Traveller

Kala, an Indian Street Dog, has now travelled to 25 countries and features in a book to raise money for pet rescue. Rochelle and her partner John met Kala while working in India... She lived outside...

Man who sold sick Christmas puppies sentenced

Glen Hayes, 53, of Gillingham, made money breeding and selling sick animals over Christmas. Convicted of ten counts of animal offences,he appeared yesterday (Monday 26 November) at Bexley Magistrates’ Court for sentencing. His dealings were brought...

UK’s stray dog numbers decrease but more needs doing

There are currently 56,043 stray dogs across the UK, according to Dogs Trust's Stray Dogs Survey report 2018. The number of strays collected by local authorities in the UK is at its lowest level...

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Britain’s unluckiest rescue looking for a home – again

An unusual-looking rescue dog called Buddy, who found a loving new home after capturing the heart of the nation, is homeless again after his...

Save dogs this Christmas – Foster First

So, you want to buy a puppy for Christmas... Maybe pester power has finally gotten to you. Or maybe you’re just feeling lonely and fancy...

Scooter’s Christmas wish

Scooter is a rescue dog from Romania with one wish this Christmas - finding his forever home! Handsome Scooter was rescued by Sadie's Stray Dog...