Event Review: Dogs Trust Honours Awards 2013


Earlier this week we were fortunate enough to attend the Dogs Trust Honours Awards – an annual event, now in its sixth year, honouring the UK’s most courageous and heroic canines. Basil and I joined over 20 dogs and 100 humans including celebrities such as Donna Air, Arlene Phillips and Brix Smith-Start at swanky private members club Home House to celebrate the unique relationship between man and dog.

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News: Animal Lover to Spend 35 Days Housed in a Kennel for Charity


A volunteer for Manchester Dogs’ Home will be putting himself into the dog house literally – in an inspiring (and slightly barking) act, which will see him spend 35 consecutive days and nights housed inside a kennel at the home.

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Wellbeing: Protect Your Dog Against Pet Theft


Today sees the start of Pet Theft Awareness Week. With increasing reports of dogs being stolen, snatched at knifepoint or kidnapped filtering through on our social media feeds and in the papers, there’s never been a better time to sit up, pay attention and get behind a campaign, which is pushing for stronger sentences for anyone involved in pet theft, and to encourage owners to take preventative measures to protect their pet.

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Nine to Fido: Canine Welfare Trainer for Battersea Dogs & Cats Home


Many of you will have watched the debut of ITV’s latest series Paul O’Grady: For the Love of Dogs earlier this week, which delves into the world of Britain’s most famous animal rescue centres - Battersea Dogs and Cats Home. In our latest Nine to Fido interview, we catch up with Helen Stone, one of their Canine Welfare Trainers, to find out more about what it's like to work for Battersea.

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Nine to Fido: Being The World's Ugliest Dog


This month we check in with Mugly the World’s Ugliest Dog and star of the forthcoming Channel 5 documentary ‘Mutt Ugly’. Mugly has kindly taken time of his busy pawbiz schedule to tell us about his Nine to Fido as a Therapy Dog, which he’s been doing for the Pets as Therapy charity for the past two years.

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Event: Support the Fight Against Puppy Farming at Pup Aid 2012


September is already shaping up to be a good month in our doggie calendar – first with Diva Dogs Day at the end of the month and now Pup Aid 2012, an all day festival for dog lovers designed to fight back against the cruel trade of puppy farms.

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Nine to Fido: Dogs Trust’s Wag! Magazine Editor


Ever wanted to know what it’s like to work for a dog magazine? This month we chat to Deana Selby, Publications Manager for the Dogs Trust about her Nine to Fido producing the charity’s supporters’ magazine – Wag! Deana is pictured above with her dog Daniel the Spaniel or just ‘Daniel’ to his anipals. 

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Puparazzi: Stars & Very Important Pooches Turn Out for Dogs Trust Honours Awards 2012


Hounds, famous dog owners and celebs of the pup-loving kind hit the town on Monday night to show their sup-pawt for the annual Dogs Trust Honours Awards, which recognises dogs that have performed outstanding acts of bravery, dedication or devotion – and just like Dawn Porter and her dog Potato above, we were there to join them!

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