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‘Fire-breathing demon’: shelter opts for honesty in adoption ad for ‘full jerk’ dog
A no-kill shelter in Niagara Falls, New York, takes unconventional approach to finding new owners for French bulldog

Samira Asma-Sadeque

29, Jan, 2023 @4:23 PM

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The one change that didn’t work: every dog is an emotional support animal – except mine
Dogs can do so much for you – but try one that isn’t a bald, psychopathic wrecking ball with a raw, tenacious savagery

Zoe Williams

26, Jan, 2023 @11:00 AM

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‘To sit with him, to feel the softness of his fur’: what makes me happy now
In a series of short essays, writers consider what happiness means to them now, after the reckoning of the past few years

Ashley Hay

21, Jan, 2023 @7:00 PM

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Tail-blazers: fashion houses turn to pet clothing as ‘humanisation’ trend grows
The four-legged clothing market is soaring as designers create outfits for their faithful friends and the high street follows suit

Alice Fisher

21, Jan, 2023 @5:00 PM

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Meet Hugo and Huxley, the ‘pet influencers’ making £100k a year
Boom in advertising trend for creatures to promote everything from cars to collars and ferries to wellies

Rupert Neate Wealth correspondent

20, Jan, 2023 @12:00 PM

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Altruism towards other species may have helped humans thrive, study finds
How toddlers interact with dogs helps explain how humans came to domesticate animals, scientists say

Ian Sample Science editor

16, Jan, 2023 @6:00 AM

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Four dogs, three cats, two snakes, a tortoise: what 30 years of pets have taught me about life
Here’s what you need to know: snakes will escape and a tortoise offers only lessons in estate planning …

Tim Dowling

14, Jan, 2023 @9:00 AM

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Van Gogh the one-eared rescue dog paints his way to a new home
A seven-year-old boxer mix saved from a dog-fighting ring became an in-demand celebrity after online auction of his ‘masterpieces’

Richard Luscombe

14, Jan, 2023 @8:00 AM

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Animal ambulances answer growing demand for pet emergency care
Firms such as Animals at Home offer range of care services and can step in when pets are in trouble

Nicola Davis

08, Jan, 2023 @10:17 AM

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I took my dog to obedience school – but it was me who got trained | Alana Schetzer
I quickly learned I’d been too soft, but cycles are hard to break when battling for control with a mini T rex

Alana Schetzer

07, Jan, 2023 @7:00 PM

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Why is TikTok obsessed with dogs that look like pizza slices, and why is that making me sad?
Borzois were already popular on the social media app for their long snouts and air of ennui, but now the Muppets are involved – what’s going on?

Calla Wahlquist explains it to Josephine Tovey

06, Jan, 2023 @12:00 AM

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Tail does not wag the dog when it comes to agility, scientists find
Dogs’ tails play little or no role in acrobatic manoeuvres, and are more likely a communication tool, researchers say

Ian Sample Science editor

02, Jan, 2023 @5:05 PM

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