How Puppy Buyers Could Be Helped to Spot Good From Bad Breeders

Janetta Harvey | Posted 05.11.2015 | UK
Janetta Harvey

Puppies are making headlines and for reasons most decent people would rather not think about, especially those wanting a puppy and trying to pick thei...

Why Does the Pet Industry Federation (PIF) Continue to Withhold Public Information?

Marc Lee Abraham | Posted 16.10.2015 | UK
Marc Lee Abraham

We've repeatedly asked PIF to explain how pet shops might obtain puppies from responsible breeders but of course PIF has not even attempted a response, as by definition this is impossible; pet shops do not obtain their puppies from responsible breeders.

Puppy Is Afraid Of Stairs, Finds A Better Way

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 09.10.2015 | UK Comedy

Let's face it - sometimes, stairs are a little too big for puppies. The baby dogs' little legs just can't manage. But this crafty canine had an ing...

Cute and Fluffy? How About Dead and Dirty

Janetta Harvey | Posted 23.09.2015 | UK
Janetta Harvey

It would be a peculiar person that tried to argue that puppies are not adorably cute and fluffy. Thousands of pets for sale adverts flooding the internet show that pictures of puppies rarely fail to look sweet, they succeed in pulling on our heart strings and opening our purses. Cute sells.

Shona Sibary, I Have Someone You Should Meet...

Gabrielle Leimon | Posted 01.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Gabrielle Leimon

My point is that dogs are living things and not some hot commodity. They form an attachment to you and I have seen first hand the heartbreak they endure at being left behind. They cannot comprehend why you left them and it stays with them for life.

The Sad Story Behind the Soaring Cost of Sickly Pups

Caroline Kisko | Posted 31.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Caroline Kisko

Our research for Puppy Awareness Week, taking place from 1-7 September, shows that a shocking one in 10 people buy their pup online, without seeing the puppy before they buy and 15% continue to buy from pet shops.

Are You Ready for a Dog?

Rachael Millar | Posted 30.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Rachael Millar

Many love the idea of getting a pup, but the reality isn't as rosy for all. If you're house-proud and don't think you're likely to change, think long and hard about whether a dog is the right pet for you.

Planning on Getting a Family Puppy? Read This First

Bernadette Ballantyne | Posted 30.07.2015 | UK Parents
Bernadette Ballantyne

Having a family dog is a wonderful thing, but we learned the hard way that raising a puppy is not easy. From eating my son's birthday cake to getting a horse to charge at me, here are the most important things we have learned in the past two years of raising our Labrador puppy Mikey.

Could This 'Friends' Opening Remade With Rescue Pups BE More Perfect?!

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 24.07.2015 | UK Comedy

So no one told you life was gonna be this cuuuuute.  BuzzFeed BFF recently recreated the "Friends" intro -- shot by shot -- with some furbulous ac...

If a Puppy Comes With Free Insurance Is That Any Reassurance?

Janetta Harvey | Posted 23.07.2015 | UK
Janetta Harvey

A roll call of puppy farmers delights fill the puppy sites: doodles of all sorts, cavachons, pugaliers, jugaliers, jugs, chugs, pomapoos, the names are as numerous as they are ridiculous. And behind them all, suffering parents endure years of breeding misery, not that puppy buyers will ever see or know that.

There's No Need for Overpopulation - All Dogs Are Worth Waiting For

Marc Lee Abraham | Posted 23.07.2015 | UK
Marc Lee Abraham

Our developed world is becoming an increasingly impatient culture. With every slight advance in technology the expectation of instant gratification be...

Shih Tzu Puppies Use Stairs For The First Time And It'll Melt Your Heart

JukinMedia | Posted 16.07.2015 | UK Comedy

These Shih Tzu puppies have encountered the first obstacle in their life: the stairs. However, with the help of their Shih Tzu elders, these puppies g...

When Puppies Attack...

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 15.07.2015 | UK Comedy

Puppies. They're everywhere. Waiting in packs. Waiting for you to drop your guard... Then they attack. This is a public service message, remindi...

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 20.08.2015 | 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...