Connor – the luckless hound from Devon who has been homeless for more than a year

Connor – the luckless hound from Devon who has been homeless for more than a year

The huge increase in demand for pets during the pandemic hasn’t helped one lonely dog in Devon.

Connor, a three-year-old greyhound currently in the care of dog rescue charity Forever Hounds Trust, has been waiting for the right forever home for more than a year. While there have been lots of home offers for other dogs at the charity’s Centre for Homing and Welfare, which is based...

Explosive search dog who helped protect Royal Family now retired in the Devon countryside

A military police dog who helped to protect the Royal Family during public events is enjoying a quiet retirement in Devon.

RPD Atos worked with his partner, PC Claire Addems, to keep members of the Royal Family and the public safe at large events. But the springer spaniel was forced to retire early after being diagnosed with a fear of travelling in the car and chronic arthritis....

Meet Boken, a lovable new children’s character with a difference: he’s fun, cheeky and educational

In Spring 2020 a friendly new canine face has been launched into the children’s leisure and entertainment market Worldwide. Boken is a fun-loving real-life miniature Schnauzer who lives in Spain with his mum Sara Mastriforte and dad Neil Egerton.

Starting with a few videos and a couple of short books they’d written about Boken, Sara and Neil have now created a whole world of fun,...

A guide to enjoying The Festival of Winter Walks with your pooch

While walking is a hugely popular pastime for many Brits, Christmas and the festivities surrounding it can sometimes leave us all feeling a little exhausted and stressed out. This can be the best reason to get outside on a walk and enjoy the fresh, winter air.

From the 20th December to 5th January, The Ramblers are bringing back The Festival of Winter Walks to encourage people to...

Guy is ready to light up a new home this Bonfire Night

This Bonfire Night, staff at Dogs Trust Ilfracombe are hoping a new owner will see ‘fireworks’ when they set eyes on a sparky boy, Guy.

The six-year-old Beagle cross will certainly light up the life of a loving family and enjoys nothing more than a cuddle up in front of the fire.

Guy adores human company and spends his days as honorary office dog, sharing the office with the...

Appeal after dog's body dumped in Plympton

THE RSPCA is appealing for information after the body of a dead dog was found in a bag in Plympton.

The RSPCA was called by a member of the public who had made the upsetting discovery in the Ridgeway on Thursday (8 June) at 7.40pm.

It is unknown what happened to the dog or how she came to be dumped in the carrier bag so the animal welfare charity is asking the public to help...

Homeless hound hoping to exchange bench for sofa

Staff at Dogs Trust Ilfracombe are searching for a dog lover who has space on their sofa for one of their longer term residents whose favourite pastime is to watch the world go by on his favourite bench.

Previously a stray, eight-year-old crossbreed, Zane, arrived at the West Down-based rehoming centre in November last year, and loves nothing more than sniffing out his favourite spot...

Homeless hound longs for new home after a year in kennels

Dogs Trust Ilfracombe is appealing to local dog lovers to give a homeless hound a home after exactly a year in kennels.

Four-year-old Collie Cross, Goldie, arrived at the West Down rehoming centre on March 30th 2016, and staff did not expect for her to still be with them a year later.

But sadly, Goldie has now been overlooked by more than 5,000 potential adopters and has seen...

Dogs Trust Ilfracombe seeks home for left behind sister

Dogs Trust Ilfracombe is appealing for a home for Ellie, a Spaniel cross who has been overlooked by hundreds of potential new owners despite her sister finding a loving home of her own.

The 18-month-old pooch has been at the rehoming centre for six months. But despite her near identical sister Mollie finding her forever home back in October, Ellie is yet to find her special someone...

Devon's 'loneliest' dog is looking for love

Staff at Dogs Trust Ilfracombe are hoping an overlooked rescue dog finds love this Valentine’s Day, after waiting almost four years for that special someone at the rehoming centre.

Lacey, the seven-year-old Collie is described by staff as a “wonderful dog” with tonnes of love to give, yet sadly continues to be ignored by potential adopters. Despite being showered with affection by her...