Many years ago, I applied for a work experience in a council dog pound/private boarding kennels in Folkestone, Kent. I have some very fond memories of my time there. I arrived in March 1988; I remember it had been...
The Setter, particularly the English Setter, appears to be the hunting dog of choice throughout Europe. Despite being hard-working with a loyal and affectionate nature, many lead a wretched existence and are not treated well by their owners. Each...
Georgie Bell, the heartbroken owner of Ruby and Beetle, two Border Terriers who were stolen from the Lothian Estate on the Scottish Borders just after Christmas last year has vowed not to give up her search - and the...
As we step towards the festive season, our pets are set to be pampered from head to paw as we prepare for Christmas get-togethers with friends and family – with over a third (37 per cent) of us inviting...
The law of theft is concerned with the taking of another person’s “property” and treating it, outright, as their own. There is not, however, a specific offence of theft of pets. At present, pets are considered merely as (what we...
Over two thirds of Brits believe our pets are living healthier, younger and longer lives, with as many as nine in ten UK owners claiming their pet is 'full of vitality' - healthy and full of life. A poll of...
Georgie Bell, the heartbroken owner of Ruby and Beetle, two Border Terriers who were stolen from the Lothian Estate on the Scottish Borders back in December 2018 has vowed never to give up her search for the missing dogs....
Jasper and the Face of God Turning to first light in the day’s bold glare Each dawn two eyes cast a furtive stare. The first sight each morning I see o’er my face Is furry and long-eared, demanding embrace. Canine eyes, limpid and brown Filled...
On the night between 26 and 27 September, a devastating floor occurred at our shelter in Sinoe, Romania, which is home to 70 dogs. In addition to the flood, which has basically decimated our shelter, we have lost food supplies,...
In June Go Get it, The Pet Insurance Comparison Site launched a nationwide competition looking for ‘The Greatest Pet’. Running through to November, Go Get it is encouraging owners to ‘Go Take it with Go Get it’ to be...

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