Entries by Companion Life

Staffie saved by charity vets after swallowing carpet

A four-year old Staffordshire Bull Terrier left PDSA vet floored after they discovered a piece of carpet lodged in his stomach. Curious canine Buster needed life-saving surgery after biting off more than he could chew and swallowing a prime piece of rug in the process. Buster’s owner, Jamie-Leigh Richardson from Preston suspected something was wrong […]

ScS reveal the UK’s most festive pets

Christmas is just around the corner and kids across the country are beside themselves with excitement, but it’s not just children that can’t wait for the big day. Sofa and carpet specialist, ScS ran a competition to find the UK’s most festive pets, and now after more than 250 entries, the 15 pets that would […]

Report reveals top dog names for 2019

Pet sitters and dog walkers’ network, Rover.com has announced the most popular and top trending dog names for this year. The report is based on data from over two million pet owners worldwide and reveals the most popular and top trending dog names, both in the UK and globally for 2019. Rover.com’s annual Dog Name […]

Kind hearted gran turns hobby into lifeline for poorly pets

A Runcorn gran and her knitting needles have come to the aid of poorly pets by making dozens of woolly socks to keep them warm. When veterinary nurse Maria Clark wanted to keep cats and dogs warm while undergoing operations at Laurels Veterinary Surgery in Runcorn, she knew exactly who to call upon for help […]

Happy chap Harvey needs a new home

Dogs Trust Newbury is looking for a new home for eight-month old Whippet cross Harvey, who is a bundle of fun. Harvey loves to investigate, chase, play, eat, sleep and bounce. He has a great enthusiasm for life that is rather infectious. Antony Dominy, Rehoming Centre Manager at Dogs Trust Newbury, said: “This bouncy boy’s […]

Charity vets save poorly ‘puppy farm’ puppies bought online

Animal lovers looking to buy a puppy in the run-up to Christmas are being encouraged to do their research and steer clear of suspect breeders. Two puppies brought from a disreputable online seller could have died without emergency treatment from vet charity PDSA. Now the charity’s vets are warning against buying puppies unless you have […]

How to pet proof your Christmas Tree

A Christmas tree is the ultimate festive decoration, but they can actually pose a hazard to curious kittens and probing pooches. Cats will often be drawn to the flashing lights, glittery tinsel and sparkly baubles, whilst rambunctious dogs are prone to bumping them over – or even using them as toilets. A spokesperson for Pure […]

Unusual breed rescue dogs have been overlooked for six months

Rescue staff are hoping for new homes for two rescue dogs who have been in kennels for more than six months. With the festive season just around the corner, two Shropshire dogs, who have spent more than half a year in kennels, are hoping to land themselves loving new homes in time for Christmas. Striking […]

Rescue rabbits dream of carrots – and finding a new forever home

A pair of beautiful bunnies will be bedding down this Christmas Eve and hoping Santa will bring them what they’ve asked for: a new home. Ten-week old bunnies Coco and Chanel have been tidying up their bedroom at RSPCA Danaher Animal Centre, in Essex in between taking naps with their favourite cuddly toy in the […]