The Poop Scoop

Is Your Dog An Optimist Or Pessimist?

Research from the University of Sydney has found some dogs are more pessimistic than others. Dr Melissa Starling, from the Faculty of Veterinary Science who completed her PhD on the topic, said finding out whether a particular dog is optimist...

"Heroes" Nominated For Award - Saving Dogs At Manchester Dogs' Home Fire

Two brave heroes who risked their lives to rescue dogs trapped in the deadly Manchester Dogs’ Home blaze have been nominated for a top animal award. Jason Dyer and his nephew Dean Rostock jumped over a fence at the Harpurhey sanctuary and kicked...

Woman Sticks Finger Up Dog's Bum?

Ann Bendouli managed to save her dog by thinking quickly and inserting her finger up an attacking dog's rear-end ... Ann Bendouli put her finger up a dog's bum - it doesn't sound like an incredible act of bravery... but, er, it was. Ann, a 54-yea...

Autism Companion Dog Feared Stolen?

The search for an autism companion dog continues in Castleconnell, Limerick after he went missing – feared stolen – on Sunday night. The Bernese Mountain Dog-Beagle cross belongs to 21-year-old Peter Meskell, and accompanies him during his day...

China Denounces Dogs As A Modern Day Menace

They slink through Chinese streets dropping poop like “land mines.” They are a blight on “social peace and harmony.”Pet dogs, in the eyes of China’s Communist Party, are a modern-day menace. And the Chinese urbanites who’ve grown infatuated with...

Britain's Least Wanted Dog?

It is said that every dog has its day – and after seven years, rescuers hope this lurcher’s time has come. Thought to be Britain’s least wanted dog, Jed has been overlooked by around 17,000 potential owners since he was taken in by the Dogs Trust ...

Latest Articles

Remember Your Pets On Firework Nights

Don’t forget to prepare your pets for the noise and disruption of Firework Nights. 80% of pet owners have had a pet who is scared of fireworks, and the season itself can be a stressful and frightening time for our four legged friends. A fear o...

10 Reasons To Adopt A Shelter Dog

1. Dogs are not in a shelter because they’re bad animals. They’re there because they were dealt a bad hand. Some people buy dogs on an impulse without considering the long-term commitment. They decide they don’t want the dog anymore, and ofte...

5 Natural Treats Your Dog Will Love

This is a guest post by Dean Barrow, an avid raw feeding fan who runs Raw Dog Food, a raw feeding blog helping dog owners take the leap into the world of raw dog food. You can also find him on Twitter. Dogs love treats, they’re great for their tee...

Tips for Selecting a Dog Groomer

// Taking your pet to a professional dog groomer is an important part of raising a healthy, well adjusted companion. Many people believe that a simple wash and dry in the backyard is enough to keep their pet clean, but only a professional has...

Dog Grooming - How To Do Dog Grooming At Home

// If you have decided that you would like to groom your own dog you will need to choose the correct dog grooming tools to enable you to carry out this necessary task satisfactorily. By doing this task yourself you will undoubtedly save yours...

The Many Benefits of Dog Grooming

// Who would have thought that the simple act of dog grooming could affect your dog's physical and emotional health and well-being on so many levels? The look and feel of your dog's coat will tell you about what is going on for his whole stat...

What New Dog Owners Need to Know About Dog Grooming Services

// One of the most important things to understand when determining the successful outcome of a dog grooming session is how your pet is behaving when you pick them up from a groomer. Specialized and professional groomers must know how to handl...