Celebrities reveal the canine causes close to their hearts. Joanne Bednall speaks to author Jilly Cooper.
Immortalised in ‘The Wizard of Oz’, find out how one dog became Toto — both on film and in real life.
Cairn Terrier Terry went from being an abandoned puppy to a star of the big screen, appearing in one of the most popular family films ever made.
So you’ve made the decision to get a rescue dog — but where do you start? Andrea McHugh has 10 top tips to help ease the process.
1. Decisions, decisions — Make a wish list of the type of dog you’d like. This may include a pedigree, mongrel, large or small, young or old, long-haired or short-haired, good with children, active, or a companion lap dog. Whatever you do, don’t look online and fall in love with a dog who is advertised as free to a good home, as you will have little or no idea of whether the dog is likely to be suitable.
A Labrador who has sniffed out more than 550 cases of cancer has been awarded the prestigious Blue Cross Medal.
Ten-year-old Daisy has also detected more than 6,500 cancer samples by using her acute sense of smell to pick out chemicals given off in cancer cells in samples of people's breath, skin, and urine.
Medical Detection Dog Daisy even saved her owner's life by detecting breast cancer in her in 2009.