Trixie; The Boomerang Dog

When my mother’s dog passed, his absence was felt deeply by the household for a long time. Mum eventually decided that she needed to find a new friend, that she needed to rescue yet another dog from a shelter...
With Bonfire Night upon us, it’s a key time for you as a pet owner to ensure you’re aware of the steps you can take to minimise the impact of the unexpected and deafening bangs that your dog will...
One of the great joys of having a dog is the way that you can enjoy getting out and being active with them in so many different ways. Walking or hiking with your four-legged friend is great fun and...
My canine daughter, Jessie, is turning 11 this November. According to the American Kennel Club this makes her about 70 years old in human years. It also makes me an impossibly young mom – even though I am a...
Border Collie Holly completes The Big Walk

The Big Walk completed

When Holly came into my life 15 years ago, I didn’t spend much time considering what life would be like with a senior dog. It never occurred to me that it would be different to having an adult dog....
Bear the Parson Jack Russell

The best £70 I ever spent

In October 2001 I took my 12-year-old son to Battersea Dogs and Cats Home. After 25 years of living in London, we were relocating back to Yorkshire, so it was our final chance. It was strange that as someone...
This essay is the final part of a three-part series by Amy, contemplating the inevitable end of her elderly dog, Sally. Read part 1 here, and part 2 here. Twelve years ago: My family and I rescue a two- or...
Our dog was a rescue dog and we had him for four amazing years. He was lucky enough to make it out of the council pound and find a home. He went on to battle cancer. He was our best friend....
I recently read an editorial in the paper that said that Pit Bull types are inherently dangerous. That even if they weren’t aggressive towards people, they are always a danger to other animals. My response to that claim is pretty...
On a bitter February night, my husband and I stopped at the light at the corner of our street, en route to an acclaimed Iranian film called The Past. Glancing to the right, we saw a frightened little dog...

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