Why Buying a Puppy Is Not the Same as Rescuing One

Janetta Harvey | Posted 29.06.2015 | UK
Janetta Harvey

It's never been easier to buy a puppy. The puppy farming industry is huge. In the past, many people bought from pet shops, or local ads, and that still happens, but nowadays, there are thousands of online sites listing millions of puppies for sale around the world, offering a smorgasbord of misery. The scale is mind boggling and hideous if, like me, you loathe the way our relationship with dogs has been infected by a consumerist, disposable way of life.

How The Internet Helped Reunite A Little Girl With Her Stolen Puppy

The Huffington Post UK | Sophie Brown | Posted 16.06.2015 | UK Parents

A puppy has been reunited with its owners after being stolen from their home in Essex almost two weeks ago, thanks to a viral Facebook campaign. C...

Next Time Your Puppy Tries To Follow You Into The Shower, Do This

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 11.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A peaceful shower was all that Lysette Melendez had in mind, but her pooch had other plans... and followed her into the bathroom crying. Unable to ...

Unwanted Pets: Saying the Unpopular Truth

Janetta Harvey | Posted 27.05.2015 | UK
Janetta Harvey

My compassion runs deep when it comes to animals, but it refuses to extend to making people - who are the only ones with choices here - feel better about their actions. I've got too many other things to think about, like the 250,000 unwanted pets people will dump this year.

Puppy Farming: We Have It Bad but We're Not Alone

Janetta Harvey | Posted 21.05.2015 | UK
Janetta Harvey

Whether you call them puppy mills in the US, puppy farms in the UK or puppy factories in Australia, it all boils down to one common factor: money. We need one government to stand up and say enough is enough and to encourage their neighbours to join suit.

University Opens Puppy Room For Stressed Students

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 01.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Puppies are fluffy, podgy bundles of fun, so why wouldn't you open a puppy room for your stressed students? We presume this was the thinking behind...

15 Adorable Puppy GIFs To Get You Through The Final Days Of The General Election

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.04.2015 | UK Comedy

Recently, we brought you 15 Cat Gifs To Distract You From The General Election. But now? Now it's time to big out the big guns... and big ears and ...

This Is Why Puppy Eyes Make You Go Weak At The Knees

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 17.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle

If you're convinced your dog has a powerful hold over you, then this will certainly explain why. Staring into a dog's eyes can increase oxytocin l...

Open Letter to Pet Industry Federation (PIF), 25 March 2015

Marc Lee Abraham | Posted 25.05.2015 | UK
Marc Lee Abraham

You claim this Quality Assurance measure will ensure the "highest standards" are reached by pet shops but you do not appear to recognise that these ought to apply to the entire supply chain rather than just the sale premises - which rarely provide for the young puppy's emotional and developmental needs.

Open Letter to Pets At Home, 20th March 2015

Marc Lee Abraham | Posted 20.05.2015 | UK
Marc Lee Abraham

You support a ban on the sale of puppies anywhere unless their mothers are present and of course this includes pet shops, garden centres, online, and through puppy dealers. Brilliant. Now we are finally getting somewhere.

The Cutest Thing You'll See Today: Farmer Tweets Birth Of Sheepdog Puppies

The Huffington Post UK | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 20.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Brace yourself for a cuteness overload... a farmer has live tweeted the birth of ten sheepdog puppies and the photos are too adorable for words. W...

Animal Lover Travels 745 Miles To Rescue Puppy With No Legs

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 04.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle

In the ultimate act of compassion, a man has travelled 745 miles to adopt a disabled puppy. Animal lover, Gustavo De Rosa, made the long journey f...

Exeter Hit By Scandal As Puppy Room Contains No Puppies

Huffington Post UK | Keumars Afifi-Sabet | Posted 12.01.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Exeter students have branded their students' union's puppy room a flop after it was revealed that neither of the two dogs involved were young enough t...

Get Ready to Swoon Over These 10 Pooches and Their Rugby Players

BarkPost | Posted 16.02.2015 | UK

Sure, rugby players are among some of the toughest athletes in the world, but we're pretty sure we found these guys' softer side. Let your heart melt.

The Internet Images That Put Children at Risk...

Dr Samantha Gaines | Posted 15.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Samantha Gaines

With the Christmas holidays just around the corner, is it likely that dogs and children will be spending more time together, and as parents, it is important that we understand how dogs and children can interact safely and be able to understand what our dog is trying to tell us using body language and other signals.

Puppies Enjoying Bathtime Is Probably The Cutest Thing You'll See Today

Barcroft | Posted 09.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle

This adorable puppy may be the most chilled canine on the planet as he blissfully settles into bath time. The two-week-old was close to death when ...

Need A Smile? Watch This Video Of A Dog Playing With Her Puppies In The Snow

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.12.2014 | UK Comedy

The only thing better than a video of a Golden Retriever? A video of a Golden Retriever playing with her nine (count 'em!) seven-week-old puppies. ...

Warning: This Incredible Dog-Shrinking Machine Will Blow Your Mind

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.11.2014 | UK Comedy

Consider our minds... BLOWN. SEE ALSO: Husky And Baby Have Super-Cute Stand-Off This Puppy Is Very Confused By His Own Reflection (Via Daily...

This Puppy Is Very Confused By His Own Reflection

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.11.2014 | UK Comedy

Ladies and gentlemen, meet Simon the puppy. Simon the puppy, meet your reflection. No, really. It's your reflection, Simon. It's not another pup...

Puppy Power! 7 Pups Stolen From Their Mother Are Safely Returned

Huffington Post UK/ PA | Posted 30.10.2014 | UK

Seven puppies who were cruelly stolen from their mother back in May have been safely returned. The pups, all a cross between the poodle and Bichon...

This Pug Puppy Attack Is The Only Way To Start The Week

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.10.2014 | UK Comedy

The only thing cuter than a pug puppy is, of course, lots of pug puppies. Which means that this video is pretty gosh darn cute - and this Russian c...

This Close-Up Video Of Dachshund Puppies Will Instantly Make Your Day 100% Better

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.09.2014 | UK Comedy

That's right. Whether you're having a bad day that can only get better, or a good day that could possibly be enhanced, this clip of adorable dachshund...

A Simple Way To Keep A Puppy Amused For Hours

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.09.2014 | UK Comedy

Take one puppy. One lead. One chair. And sit back... (not in the chair). SEE ALSO: How To Keep A Cat Amused For Hours (Via SayOMG) ...

Epic Battle Of The Day: Bulldog Puppy Vs Ice Cube

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.09.2014 | UK Comedy

Want to keep a puppy amused for hours? Why, simply place an ice cube on the floor! (Because the two are natural enemies, you know.) Of course, y...

4 Sept: Time for MPs to Speak Up for Animal Welfare

Marc Lee Abraham | Posted 25.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Marc Lee Abraham

This forthcoming debate is an exciting step in combating the cruel practice of irresponsible, unethical breeding of puppies and kittens in the UK, as well as the perfect opportunity to raise awareness, and educate the public about choosing a dog responsibly ie from ethical breeders e.g. Kennel Club Assured Breeders, or by adoption from legitimate rescue organisations.