Never mind Buzz Aldrin: it’s the 62nd anniversary of the first dog in space!

This year is the 50th anniversary of humanity’s first step on the moon. But here at Wamiz we prefer to honour the planet’s first true ambassador to outer space: Laïka the dog, who went up in a shuttle 12 years before Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin. It was November 3, 1957 when the little dog … More Never mind Buzz Aldrin: it’s the 62nd anniversary of the first dog in space!

No tongues: dog bug snuggle risk for French-kissers and plate-sharers

If you kiss your dog on the mouth or share a bowl with him, you’re doing it wrong and may be putting yourself at risk of antibiotic-resistant infection, according to researchers. Bug boffins at Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) have warned that pets and people are developing ever more drug-resistant bacteria as medics prescribe them unnecessary antibiotics for … More No tongues: dog bug snuggle risk for French-kissers and plate-sharers

Rescue dog heals bereaved toddler’s heart Rescue dog heals toddler’s heart

The chemistry between a girl and her dog – in this case a rescue dog – is a strange and beautiful thing. For June Taphouse, who was just two when her father was struck and killed by a hit-and-run motorist, that chemistry has resulted in a special kind of medicine. The medicine of love. Taphouse, … More Rescue dog heals bereaved toddler’s heart Rescue dog heals toddler’s heart

Canine start-up launches co-working space for dogs

A New York company famous for its dog treat subscription package is to open a members-only dog park in Nashville, Tennessee. For $19/day, a dog and up to two human guests can attend the space, run freely off the lead, and use amenities such as toys and exercise equipment. BarkPark is the latest innovation from … More Canine start-up launches co-working space for dogs

Bradley Cooper’s labradoodle tipped to break the Oscar’s ‘fur ceiling’

Charlie Cooper, the labradoodle who lives with actor Bradley Cooper, has been tipped for a 2019 Best Supporting Actor Oscar amidst wide-spread public acclaim. He would be the first dog to win an Academy Award. The dog has received great write-ups for his role in roommate Bradley’s new film, A Star Is Born. The human … More Bradley Cooper’s labradoodle tipped to break the Oscar’s ‘fur ceiling’