Compulsory microchipping – what it means for you?

Currently over 8,000 dogs in Britain are euthanised each year because they cannot be reunited with their owners. By having their dogs microchipped and keeping contact details up to date with their microchip database, owners greatly increase their chances of being reunited with a missing pet. The microchipping of dogs will become compulsory in England from 6 April 2016 and will aim to stop thousands of dogs needlessly being destroyed. Petlog has launched a new video to showcase the responsibilities of dog owners in England once microchipping becomes compulsory in England in… Read More

Dog with ‘broken heart’ saved after village joins together to raise £2,000 to buy pacemaker

A dog with a ‘broken heart’ has been saved after an entire village joins together to pay for a pacemaker. Siouxie and Richard Nelson, of Woodhouse Eaves, Leicestershire, were devastated when they were told Springer Spaniel Alice had just days to live after vets discovered only a third of her heart was working. The couple were told her only option was to have surgery to install a pacemaker but it would set them back £3,500, more than they could afford. Desperate to do something, Mrs Nelson, 26, set up an online appeal to… Read More

Stolen Dog Reunited Despite Travelling 150 Miles In 24 Hours

A three year old dog, stolen from her garden, has been reunited with her loving owner thanks to her microchip and the help of Petlog, the UK’s largest lost and found database for microchipped pets. Tula, a Saluki, was stolen from her back garden, along with another Saluki called Amos, leaving her owner, Julie Johnson from Bishop Auckland, County Durham, distraught. Fortunately Amos was returned shortly afterwards after being found abandoned.   Initially, Tula was not quite so lucky. However, after being found wandering around a delivery depot car park in Warrington… Read More

Rescue Dog Saved From Destruction In The Nick Of Time Becomes An Obedience Star

A former stray dog who narrowly escaped being destroyed after he was found wandering the streets of London as a stray, has gone on to win a top competition at Crufts last month. Jazz, a three year old Malinois Belgian Shepherd Dog, owned by Babs Sharp from Cheltenham, beat over 1,300 other dogs en route to the final of the Good Citizen Dog Scheme Special Pre-Beginner Obedience Stakes competition, before claiming a victory over nine other canine finalists at Crufts. However, life has not always been so kind to Jazz. She was… Read More

How to keep your dog safe from poisons

Dogs are pretty hardy animals, but even man’s best friend needs to be careful what they eat.  If you own or look after a dog, you’ll know that they are very curious, especially around food (or what they think might be food!), but they can’t tell what is good for them or what might potentially be harmful. The Kennel Club and Veterinary Poisons Information Service recently released statistics showing that almost 60,000 dogs have been accidentally poisoned in the past five years by eating everyday products, foodstuffs or substances that are poisonous… Read More

Bark and Bake for the Kennel Club Charitable Trust

Bark and Bake Logo

The Kennel Club Charitable Trust invites dog lovers nationwide to take part in its new Bark and Bake campaign during National Pet Month (1st April- 4th May), by holding a Bark and Bake Sale to raise money for the Kennel Club Charitable Trust and help make a difference for dogs.

‘Charlie Appeal’ launched to help young rescue dog

Calling all dog lovers!  An appeal has been launched to raise money for a one year-old rescue dog that needs an expensive life-changing operation to help him lead a normal life. Poor Charlie, an Old English Sheepdog, was emaciated, riddled with fleas, had worms and kennel cough and was due to be put down, when he was rescued from the pound by a Kennel Club Breed Rescue organisation, the Old English Sheepdog (OES) Rescue & Welfare charity. When OES Rescue & Welfare first took in Charlie, they noticed that, along with his… Read More

Dog Photographer of the Year 2014 Winners Announced

After a record breaking year with almost 13,000 submissions from over 60 countries, we’ve announced the winners for our Dog Photographer of the Year competition last week. The annual photography competition includes seven categories: Portrait, Man’s Best Friend, Dogs At Play, Dogs At Work, Puppy, I Love Dogs Because – a category specifically for those aged 18 and under – and the new Assistance Dogs and Dog Charities category. The competition, sponsored by Samsung, is free to enter and is open to both professional photographers and amateurs, who have a keen eye… Read More

Crufts 2015 – The World’s Biggest Celebration Of Dogs

Around 22,000 dogs and hundreds of thousands of dog lovers will return to the NEC in Birmingham on 5-8 March 2015, for the world’s biggest celebration of dogs, Crufts. The four-day event will see the nation’s most heroic dogs rewarded in the prestigious Friends for Life competition; the nation’s favourite crossbreeds compete in the Scruffts grand final; the world’s most athletic canines battling it out in dog sports such as Agility and Flyball and the world-famous Best in Show competition. Famous faces attending the show include Paul O’Grady, Tess Daly and Alesha… Read More

Help us help dogs

Did you know that whenever you buy anything online – from your weekly shop to your annual holiday – you could be raising a FREE donation for the Kennel Club Charitable Trust? There are nearly 3,000 retailers including Amazon, John Lewis, thetrainline and Sainsbury’s, who will donate a percentage of the amount you spend to the Kennel Club Charitable Trust to say thank you for shopping with them. It’s really simple, and more importantly it’s free. All you have to do is: 1. Go to http://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/kennelclub 2. Sign up for free  3. Get shopping – your donations will… Read More