Kafkaesque hell for innocent pug sold on eBay to settle family debts

Bailiffs acting on behalf of a German town council have seized a family’s pedigree pug and sold her on eBay for €750 (£650) to reclaim debts owed by the owner, known to the press as ‘Stefanie K.’ Edda K. must have believed someone made a false accusation against her, for she was arrested one morning without having … More Kafkaesque hell for innocent pug sold on eBay to settle family debts

Disabled rescue dog finds life after Dead Dog Beach

A Weimaraner left for dead in a notorious Puerto Rico dog-dumping district has found happiness with a new family in Massachusetts, USA. And despite his unique looks – the result of a medical condition – young Murray has become an internet sensation. Along the way, Murray lost two of his siblings to distemper. The virus’s … More Disabled rescue dog finds life after Dead Dog Beach

Hairless dog breeds

Hairless dog breeds can be a gift for dog lovers with allergies. And that includes an allergy to Hoovering the house! A hairless dog requires no brushing, and sheds little to no hair. But beware, these lookers still require skin care and bathing. It’s also worth noting that some people are allergic to dog ‘dander’ (skin flakes) … More Hairless dog breeds

Florida’s greyhound population reach end of their toughest race

Greyhound-racing is to be banned in Florida after a “historic” amendment was passed. Amendment 13 won a cross-party vote with 69% in favour of ending the cruel practice. Over 8,000 professional dogs have been given a second chance by this change of affairs. Around 460 dogs have died on the state’s 11 racetracks over the … More Florida’s greyhound population reach end of their toughest race

From death row to Instagram stardom: Bacon, a very expressive dog

A dog named Bacon has become an Instagram star thanks to his Oscar-worthy facial expressions. The Pekingese-dachshund-Chihuahua-Shih-tzu mix, also known as Old Man Bacon or ‘The Baconator,’ has been compared to leading Hollywood character actors including William H. Macy as his fame has spread. An Instagram star is born Bacon, 4, has amassed over 22,000 … More From death row to Instagram stardom: Bacon, a very expressive dog