dogs

Only 3 UK regions are searching for senior dog adoption

Authored by Mary

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!

Authored by Mary

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

Authored by Mary

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

Authored by News Desk

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

Authored by Mary

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

Authored by News Desk

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

Authored by Mary

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,...

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

Authored by Sarah Parker

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...

Two emergency calls an hour about dogs in hot cars during recent heatwave

Authored by News Desk

The RSPCA received more than 300 calls - that’s two calls an hour - last week, during a mini heatwave which swept across England & Wales.

The animal welfare charity received 317 reports of animals in hot environments, the majority of which were dogs that had been left in hot cars, from Monday 28 May to Sunday 3 June - when temperatures hit the mid 20s. Advice is that people should...

Plymouth animal charity warns against growing social media pet trade

Authored by News Desk

A growing trade in animals on social media is fuelling a worrying rise in the number of dogs being passed from home to home before being rescued by a Plymouth charity.

Woodside Animal Welfare Sanctuary is taking in an increasing number of animals, particularly dogs, who have been sold on social media and online selling sites to buyers who have no clear idea what they are taking....

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