Scientists Researching For Dogs To Live Longer

  Scientists at the University of Washington launched the Dog Aging Project to see whether there was a method to lengthen the lives of dogs by two to four years; their study is still ongoing.   Seeing your dog age is heartbreaking because you know the day will come when you must say your final […]

WATCH: Man Films Giving Puppucinos To Dogs

  A man filmed himself giving puppucinos to cute dogs in the Drive Thru all day! Check out the video below:     View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Graham (@grahamcrackers888)

Study Finds That 7 In 10 People Consider Their Dog To Be Their Best Friend

  A survey conducted across 2,000 dog owners revealed that 7 in 10 people considered their dog their best friend!           OnePoll carried out the survey, and also concluded: Three-quarters considered their dog as a family member Two-thirds admitted they would spare no expense for their pet 80% believed in regularly […]

Dog Dumped At Local Shelter By Owners For Being “Gay”

  Former owners of a dog in North Carolina have received some backlash on social media after abandoning him because they thought he was gay…     Fezco the dog is four to five years old and is known to get along with both people and other animals, making him a wonderful pet for any […]

Study Says Affection From Dogs Is Medicinal

A new study confirmed that affection from dogs can actually be medicinal. The study states that dogs can help reduce pain from patients in the emergency room within just around 10 minutes. Apart from that, canine affection can also provide optimism for patients and health care providers dealing with health problems. According the author of […]

‘Untrainable’ Labrador Becomes Fire & Rescue Service Search Dog

  Bailey, a stray Labrador who was described as ‘unruly, untrainable, unsociable, rude and stubborn’ has proven her haters wrong and found a new life as a service dog!     Essex Fire Service dog handler Graham Currie came to the rescue after Dogs Trust in Loughborough called for someone to take Bailey home. In […]

All Of Malta’s Dog Shelters Reach Full Capacity As More Dogs Are Being Abandoned

  The animal welfare commissioner has said that all of Malta’s dog shelters have reached maximum capacity as more dogs are being abandoned.     Within the last month, animal sanctuaries across the Islands have called out on the public to ‘adopt, don’t shop’ as the number of stray dogs increased. Both Animal Welfare Gozo […]

Woman Creates Chair Allowing Pets To Spend More Time With Owners While They Work

  The COVID-19 pandemic has allowed many people to work from home, meaning more time to spend with their pets.! Although it’s comforting to know that you can go for a snuggle with your furry friend at any time you want, concentrating and actually getting work done can become a struggle…     That’s where Simone […]

Gozo Opens Its First-Ever Dog Park In Qala

  The first Qala Dog Park has been inaugurated in Gozo earlier today, with a value of roughly €25,000, as funded by the Ministry for Gozo.     Through the Eco-Gozo Directorate under which the Animal Protection section falls, the Ministry has developed part of the Family Garden into a dog park. The park is […]

Streaming Service Designed For Dogs Set To Launch

  Dogs give us endless comfort, love and entertainment – so it’s high time for us to do the same!     Say hello to DOGTV, a streaming service designed especially for our furry friends as a means of keeping them company and reducing separation anxiety while their owners are gone.     DOGTV will […]

Here’s Why Your Dog Tilts Their Head When You Talk To Them

  Don’t you just love science? We get to learn more and more about our fur babies and how they communicate – and this study is bringing something new…     Turns out, if your dog tilts their head when you talk, it might be more than just a cute gesture – they might be […]

Dog Owners Warned After Stray Was Attacked To Death In Birkirkara

  On Monday, a Birkirkara resident took to Facebook to report that a stray dog was horrifically attacked to death near the HSBC ATM at Triq it-Torri.     The local resident, James Galea, told 89.7 Bay that at around 11pm last night, he stopped by the HSBC ATM on his way home. As he […]

Maltese terrier named Valletta becomes an opera star

Could a Maltese terrier named Valletta be the next Paw-varotti? The three-year-old pooch could give the Italian tenor a run for his money when she stars in La Bohème this week. Valletta will play singer Musetta’s trusty dog in the production in the English seaside resort of Brighton. Her owner Orla O’Hagan told the Brighton […]

Maltese warned against buying pets as Christmas presents

People in Malta and Gozo have been warned against buying pets as presents this Christmas. The public have been urged to consider the commitment of caring for an animal long-term. A spokesman for Animal Welfare Gozo said: ‘Each year we see unwanted animals that were given as gifts. ‘People should consider the commitment they are making […]

Scamp the Tramp is crowned the world’s ugliest dog

Scamp the Tramp’s looks have made him a winner – but it wasn’t a beauty contest. The scruffy-haired, bug-eyed pooch took the top prize at the 31st annual World’s Ugliest Dog contest in California. His owner Yvonne Morones won $1,500 in cash, another $1,500 to donate to an animal charity of her choice, and lots […]

Dogs evolved ‘sad puppy eyes’ to appeal to humans

Dogs have evolved their ‘sad eyes’ expression in order to help endear them to humans, a study has found. Scientists compared the anatomy and behaviour of dogs and wolves. Their findings suggest the facial structure of dogs changed over thousands of years specifically to enable them to communicate with humans. A University of Portsmouth spokesman […]