dogs

Devon dog lovers needed to take part in ‘land-bark’ survey 

Dogs Trust Ilfracombe is calling on local dog lovers to take part in the biggest ever nationwide survey to help dogs and owners of the future.

The National Dog Survey, launched by Dogs Trust, will help the charity better-understand the UK’s 12.5 million-strong pooch population and the part dogs play in their owners’ lives, shaping the support the charity offers to canine companions...

New guide to enjoying countryside dog walks launched for Heath Week

A new online film has been launched for East Devon Pebblebed Heaths Conservation Trust’s Heath Week (this week), designed to help dog owners and walkers enjoy the great British countryside safely this summer.

The first film featuring dog behaviourist Natalie Light, is the first in a series of five bite-size films featuring top tips to be released over the summer. In each film Natalie...

Festival for dog lovers to return this summer!

Festival for dog lovers to return this summer!

Woofstock UK, a festival celebrating all things dog, is set to get tails wagging as it returns to Devon this August.

Founded in 2014, the award-winning event welcomes families and their dogs to join in a weekend of canine-themed fun.

Visitors can expect a host of exciting attractions at the festival: fun shows for dogs to get involved in, including agility and flyball; a...

Only 3 UK regions are searching for senior dog adoption

As well as edging one month closer to Christmas and welcoming colder and crisper weather, November is Adopt a Senior Pet Month, a month dedicated to helping older dogs find a forever home. It isn’t surprising to learn that older dogs experience great difficulty when trying to find a new and loving family—it is a sad reality we should all be aware. After all, every animal deserves to...

Bake a ‘pup cake’ and you could win a hamper of dog goodies!

To celebrate its third birthday, Devon Loves Dogs is asking people to submit their best cake photos for the chance to win a doggy hamper.

All you have to do is bake a dog-friendly cake, take a photo and send a digital copy to Devon Loves Dogs by 9am on Tuesday 25th August. It could be a ‘pup’ cake, a paw-shaped cake or any kind of cake, as long as it is safe for dogs.

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Devon dogs lead the way on social distancing

As The Cornish Bakery carefully reopens its properties across the UK with a full set of new measures and processes in place, these dogs in Sidmouth are leading the way with a fine example of social distancing measures whilst they patiently wait to enjoy award-winning pasties, coffees, pastries and cakes.

Goooood boys!

EDDC renews its Public Spaces Protection Orders for dogs, seagulls and certain anti-social behaviour

East Devon District Council’s three 2017 Public Spaces Protection Orders (PSPOs) have now been renewed for another three years and come into force on 1 May 2020. They were due to expire on 2 May 2020.

The first two refer mainly to the control of dogs and also include a ban on feeding seagulls on the beaches and seafronts in order to discourage them from becoming a nuisance to...

Warning to dog owners as Storm Dennis hits Britain

With up to four inches of snowfall due to hit Britain this weekend as a result of impending Storm Dennis, gritters are out in full force to make footpaths and roads safer.

Though rock salt may help keep pedestrians and motorists safe on slippery roads and pavements, 48 per cent of dog owners are unaware of the hidden dangers that grit poses to their beloved pet.

Dr. Karlien...

Have your say on East Devon’s Public Spaces Protection Orders for dogs, seagulls and anti-social behaviour

East Devon District Council is proposing to extend its three existing Public Spaces Protection Orders (PSPOs), which it made in May 2017. The PSPOs largely incorporated existing controls relating to dogs.

Each order has a life span of three years, which is due to expire shortly. So the council is proposing to extend the existing orders for a further three years and at the same time...

Plymouth charity’s plea to get greyhound rehoming back on track

They might be the world’s fastest dog but when it comes to finding a forever home, greyhounds are being left behind by other breeds at a Plymouth animal charity.

Woodside Animal Welfare Trust at Elfordleigh is inundated with requests from greyhound rescue organisations asking if it can take in more ex-racers.

But with each greyhound typically spending months at the charity,...

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