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...

Charity celebrates as lockdown homing proves ‘more successful than imagined’ 

Cats Protection is celebrating the first anniversary of a pioneering online adoption process which has rehomed over 20,000 cats around the UK.

The milestone figure coincides with National Pet Month (April) and the one-year anniversary of the launch of Hands Free Homing, a new way of homing cats and kittens which was created in response to the coronavirus restrictions. It has been...

Animal welfare crisis looms as Plymouth lockdown eases

A Plymouth animal charity is bracing itself for an unwanted pet crisis as lockdown restrictions ease this month.

Woodside Animal Welfare Trust has seen the number of animals in its care climb from 145 to 190 since the Covid-19 outbreak.

Now the Sanctuary, at Elfordleigh, on the edge of Plympton, fears it will struggle to cope in the coming weeks and months, as lockdown eases...

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,...

Avoid fast fashion and help good causes

The RSPCA’s Charity Shop Challenge aims to encourage people to show off stylish second hand finds and save the planet whilst raising money for charity.

Fast fashion is clothing that moves quickly from catwalk to stores in order to meet new trends. The items are often cheap and disposable and ultimately end up in landfills.

The Charity Shop Challenge (January 20-26)...

Adopt don’t shop this Black Friday

Staff at Dogs Trust Ilfracombe are hoping Black Friday will inspire local dog lovers to swap shopping for adopting and give one of their three black dogs a new home.

The rehoming centre currently has three black ex-racing Greyhounds looking for their forever homes and they have all got their paws crossed in the hope that this Black Friday will prove lucky for them.

All of the...

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...

Can you offer Beau a home?

When homeless hound Beau arrived at Dogs Trust Ilfracombe in February 2014, the team never thought he would still be with them three years later.

But sadly that’s the case for the six-year-old Lurcher, Beau who is one of the rehoming centres’ longest-serving residents after being there for 1,100 days and overlooked by more than 16,000 dog-loving visitors.

Now, as he faces...

Football loving pup looks to win her perfect match!

With the Euro 2016 competition in full swing, staff at Dogs Trust Ilfracombe are appealing to dog-loving football fans to help a very special four-legged furry footie fan find her perfect match.

Three-year-old Staffordshire Bull Terrier Lily loves displaying her football skills in the park and is desperate to find a new best friend to play endless games of chase with. The playful pooch...

May the Paws be with you!

As Star Wars returns to the big screen, staff at Dogs Trust Ilfracombe are searching the galaxies to help some astronomically amazing dogs find loving homes of their own.

Leading the line-up of ‘Star Paws’ characters hoping to find a home that is out of this world are Lurcher ‘Kobi Wan Kenobi’ who is ready to use his Jedi forces of good to help himself and pal Phoebe find their...