Entries by Companion Life

Let rescue dog Raffa help you beat the Blue Monday blues

Dogs Trust Merseyside hope to banish the Monday Blues with a little help from rescue dog Raffa. Today (Monday 21 January) has been dubbed the most depressing day of the year, as Christmas memories fade, the dark nights continue, miserable weather and poor bank balances. However, Dogs Trust Merseyside is hoping to banish the blues […]

RSPCA issue advice to keep animals safe this winter

As some parts of the UK experience the first snowfall of 2019, the RSPCA issue advice to help keep animals safe. Following a mild December and start of the year, weather forecasters have predicted inclement weather is on its way. As the Met Office forecast the coldest spell in winter so far, the RSPCA is […]

Dogs Trust golden oldies are looking for their retirement homes

Four golden oldies with a combined age of 52 years are being cared for at Dogs Trust Bridgend after their owners passed away. Despite not looking for a home together, the four female pooches, Izzy, Queenie, Scooby and Trixie have been dubbed the Golden Girls because of their mature ages – the combined equivalent of […]

HRH The Duchess of Sussex visits Mayhew after announcing Patronage

London based animal welfare charity Mayhew has welcomed The Duchess of Sussex on Her Royal Highness’s first visit as their Patron. The Duchess was welcomed by CEO Caroline Yates along with Mayhew staff and volunteers, as well as members of the community and animals under the charity’s care. Representative Deputy Lieutenant for Hammersmith and Fulham […]

Former podgy pooch crowned UK’s biggest weight loser

A formerly obese Bichon Frise has shed the pounds to be crowned the biggest weight loser at a national pet slimming competition. Archie was entered into the Royal Canin Healthy Weight Competition by Anna Wright, head veterinary nurse at Mimram Veterinary Centre in Welwyn, Hertfordshire.  The 11-year old pooch had been a familiar face at […]

Poppy leads the way as the most popular name for cats and dogs

Argos Pet Insurance has revealed the top 10 cat and dog names of the year, courtesy of their database of customers in November 2018. The top 10 list shows that dog and cat lovers might not be so different after all, with names such as Milo, Oscar, Molly, Lola and Daisy appearing in both lists. […]

Abandoned dog getting lots of love in RSCPA care

A dog who was abandoned in Stoke-on-Trent is continuing his recovery in RSPCA care. Millions of people around the world saw CCTV footage of Staffordshire Bull Terrier Snoop being dumped on a street in Stoke-on-Trent before Christmas. Whilst the investigation into his abandonment continues, Snoop is being cared for at an RSPCA centre in Shropshire, […]

Fish4Dogs helps ‘Do The Right Thing’

Fish4Dogs has helped a rescue charity that was fleeced of its finances by a bogus ‘volunteer’. K9 Crusaders, based near Truro, Cornwall, had between £88,000 and £200,000 stolen from its funds by a career criminal. The charity’s founder Sue Smith appeared on Channel 5’ ‘Do the Right Thing’ to tell her story and warn other […]

Animal groups join forces to launch guidelines for professional dog walkers

Leading animal welfare organisations have joined forces to release a set of guidelines for the unregulated profession of dog walking. Dogs Trust, Pet Industry Federation (PIF) and RSPCA all worked together to produce the Professional Dog Walkers’ Guidelines in a bid to ensure the best welfare for dogs who are being walked by professional dog […]